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TIPS for Experienced Career Choices Series Instructors: Taking Your Course to the Next Level
Teaching Insights, Practices, and Solutions (TIPS)

November 8–9, 2023

Designed for experienced Career Choices series instructors hoping to take their programs to a new level, you’ll be exposed to teacher-tested tips and instructional ideas that will help you energize your course and avoid common pitfalls when integrating technology, and you'll explore strategies that will strengthen not only your course but also your school-wide Get Focused…Stay Focused!® implementation.

You’ll also be learn about a variety of resources that will make your course more engaging and productive, including:

  • - New functions and reports in®
  • - New Online Class Agendas and technology integration class sessions
  • - The unique Skills-Based Education Plan
  • -® mobile app
  • - Academic coaching strategies using the 10-year Plan Summary Page

You'll come away with a better understanding of the myriad opportunities for helping your students become career and college ready—not just as freshmen, but throughout high school and into college.

  • Harnessing an array of cutting-edge tools to enhance and elevate your courses.
  • Adapting invaluable tips and best practices shared by our master teachers.
  • Navigating the realm of independent study formats with your students.
  • Leveraging the online 10-Year Plan to inspire academic coaching, advising, and counseling, thereby motivating students toward higher achievements.
  • Crafting strategies to secure buy-in from all stakeholders on campus, as well as parents and the community, in support of the school-wide program.
  • Effectively integrating the Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Follow-Up Modules into academic courses and offering students additional opportunities to earn dual credit.
Throughout these two days, we will also be sharing guidance and resources for developing a grant proposal for the upcoming Golden State Pathways Program grants ($500 million). Armed with this knowledge, you can return to your district and spearhead the creation of a program with a strong chance of receiving funding.

Wednesday, November 8th
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Check-in
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM - Day one sessions
5:00 PM - Hosted Dinner

Thursday, November 9th
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM - Continental breakfast
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM - Day two sessions

  • High school instructors who have taught the Career Choices series course for at least one year
  • Instructional leaders responsible for the Career Choices series course
  • District personnel responsible for the Get Focused…Stay Focused!® program

$295 per person

With your registration, you’ll receive curriculum materials valued at $199.55!

  • Instructor’s and Administrator’s Guide for Career Choices and® 9th Edition (2021)
  • Career Choices and Changes (softcover text)
  • NEW Workbook and Portfolio for Career Choices and Changes
  • Possibilities—A Supplemental Anthology to Career Choices
  • Lifestyle Math—Your Financial Planning Portfolio
  • Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Program and Instructional Manual
  • Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Follow-Up Module 1 Workbook: Developing Attitudes and Aptitudes to Promote College and Career Readiness
  • Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Follow-Up Module 2 Workbook: Determining Your Informed Major and Post-Secondary Education Path
  • Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Follow-Up Module 3 Workbook: Preparing to Act on Your 10-year Education and Career Plan

Address: 4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Meeting Room: Riviera Room

Parking tips:
- When you arrive, drive to the uppermost part of the parking lot.
- The workshop will be held in the one-story clubhouse (on the ocean side of the pool).

La Cumbre Country Club is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains in the historic Hope Ranch hideaway. This oasis of serenity provides an excellent atmosphere for learning and collaboration.

What to know before you go to La Cumbre Country Club

Best Western Pepper Tree Inn
3850 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Link to discounted rate

November 8–9, 2023

TIPS for Experienced Career Choices Series Instructors: Taking Your Course to the Next Level

Teaching Insights, Practices, and Solutions (TIPS)

La Cumbre Country Club

4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA 93110