Counseling 21st Century Students for Optimal College and Career Readiness

A 9th-12th Grade Curriculum

Author: Corine Fitzpatrick,Kathleen Costantini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134999771

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

View: 1033

In order for students to compete in today’s global economy, our schools need to help them develop better cognitive and technological skills. School counselors have an enormous impact on students’ achievement and their success in their post-secondary education, yet initiatives to improve student outcomes often overlook them. Fitzpatrick and Costantini present their own action-based curriculum for high school counselors that will meet the needs of 21st century students, helping to foster their growth and ambition and actively engage them in learning what they need to succeed beyond high school. Important steps covered in this curriculum include Making the transition to ninth grade successful Using technology in the advising process, such as online resources for college and career research, assessing interests, and structuring advising sessions Preparing for standardized testing and using it to motivate students about the college application process Assisting students in researching careers and colleges, making the most of college visits, applying for college, and writing the application essay Equally important, the book focuses on the counselor and his or her role as an advocate and leader for students and details running a guidance office, working with parents, and writing Secondary School Reports. While applicable for all school counselors and students, the authors’ curriculum has a special focus on students in urban public schools to enable them to have the same experiences as their counterparts in suburban and private schools. An accompanying CD contains the tables, exercises, and charts from the book so they can be easily accessed and reproduced.

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times

Author: Stuart F. Chen-Hayes,Melissa S. Ockerman,E.C.M. Mason

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452274479

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 6622

School counseling strategies that promote student success! So much is expected to prepare today’s students for success—academic achievement, career and college readiness, emotional and social competency, just to name a few. School counselors can make an enormous positive difference in children’s lives. In a succinct Q&A format, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with: 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity Stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions Numerous print and digital resources for further exploration

Polling Students for School Improvement and Reform

Author: Paris S. Strom,Robert D. Strom

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 168123355X

Category: Education

Page: 277

View: 1325

People generally acknowledge the superiority of adolescents in using technology tools needed for learning in the future. The purpose of this book is to describe an online polling strategy that allows adolescents to make known how they view conditions of learning at their school. A school improvement model illustrates how to combine results of student polling with stakeholders' perceptions in the scheme of school reform. Student polling differs from other strategies because the target for gathering data is a single school. This deliberately narrow base for sampling student opinion ensures poll results have local relevance that can motivate stakeholder involvement and guide their response. Over 14,000 secondary students have completed polls examined in the text. These ten polls include: career exploration, time management, selective attention and distraction, motivation for Internet learning, tutoring, peer support, cheating, frustration, cyberbullying, and school stress. Students are the stakeholders with the most to gain or lose in efforts to keep American education competitive. Accordingly, their views should be sought as part of decision making about reform. When student opinion and adult observation are considered, an intergenerational perspective can emerge that more accurately portrays institutional strengths and limitations. School principals, superintendents, and state department of education leaders are invited to consider a collaborative project with the authors. Software offers administrators rapid feedback on whole school results. Finding out how special education, gifted and talented, and second language acquisition students view their conditions of learning gives additional insight about school improvement.

Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core

What Every Educator Needs to Know

Author: David T. Conley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118585003

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 3747

Create programs that prepare students for college, careers, and the new and challenging assessments of the Common Core State Standards Written for all educators but with an emphasis on those at the secondary level, this important resource shows how to develop programs that truly prepare students for both the Common Core assessments and for college and career readiness. Based on multiple research studies conducted by Conley as well as experience he has gained from working with dozens of high schools that succeed with a wide range of students, the book provides specific strategies for teaching the CCSS in ways that improve readiness for college and careers for the full range of students. Draws from research-based models for creating programs for high school students that will ensure readiness for tests and for college and beyond Includes strategies and practices for teachers to help students develop postsecondary preparedness Is the third in a series of books on readiness written by David Conley, including College Knowledge and College and Career Ready Teachers can use this valuable resource to understand the "big picture" behind the Common Core State Standards, how to teach to them in ways that prepare students for new, challenging assessments being implemented over the next few years and, more importantly, how to help all students be ready for learning beyond high school.

Ready, Willing, and Able

A Developmental Approach to College Access and Success

Author: Mandy Savitz-Romer,Suzanne M. Bouffard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612501338

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 8668

"Ready, Willing, and Able" shares strategies teachers can use to develop college-ready identities in high school students. This is an essential primer for high school educators and those involved with students transitioning into college.

Animate to Harmony

The Independent Animator's Guide to Toon Boom

Author: Adam Phillips

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113451039X

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 5933

Want to create studio-quality work and get noticed? Just coming off Flash and looking for a Toon Boom intro? Are you a traditional pencil-and-paper animator? From scene setup to the final render, learn how to navigate the Toon Boom interface to create animation that can be published on a variety of platforms and formats. Animate to Harmony guides you through Toon Boom’s Animate, Animate Pro and Harmony programs, teaching you how to create high-quality 2D animation of all complexities. The main text focuses onfeatures that are common across all three programs while "Advanced Techniques" boxes throughout the book elaborate on Pro and Harmony features, appealing to all levels of experience with any of the three main Toon Boom products.

Backstage Handbook

An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information

Author: Paul Carter,Sally Friedman Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780911747294

Category: Stage machinery

Page: 309

View: 1869


Authoritative Parenting

Synthesizing Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development

Author: Robert E. Larzelere,Amanda Sheffield Morris,Amanda W. Harrist

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433812408

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

View: 4829

Psychologist Diana Baumrind's revolutionary prototype of parenting, called authoritative parenting, combines the best of various parenting styles. In contrast to previously advocated styles involving high responsiveness and low demandingness or low responsiveness and high demandingness, authoritative parenting involves high levels of both responsiveness and demandingness. The result is an appropriate mix of warm nurturance and firm discipline. This book updates our thinking about authoritative parenting and address three unresolved issues: mechanisms of the style's effectiveness, variations of effectiveness across cultures, and untangling how parents influence children from how children influence them. By integrating perspectives from developmental and clinical psychology, this book will inform prevention and intervention efforts to help parents maximize their children's potential.

College and Career Ready

Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School

Author: David T. Conley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470592877

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 7188


Good to Great to Innovate

Recalculating the Route to Career Readiness, K-12+

Author: Lyn Sharratt,Gale Harild

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483331873

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 9749

Guide your students to a successful future in the new economy Learn how outstanding schools on five continents address career readiness, and how your program can best prepare students for a successful future. Written for education leaders at all levels, this resource shows how to: Design a continuum of learning that empowers your students to become independent decision-makers Consistently support student voice and choice through all grade levels Integrate multiple Pathways to opportunity in your curriculum by developing local community partnerships Develop an approach to career readiness that recognizes the value of college, the workplace, university and the new “gold collar” jobs, including technology and the skilled trades

Psychology: Themes and Variations, Briefer Version

Author: Wayne Weiten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285499980

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

View: 4787

PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, BRIEFER EDITION, 9TH EDITION helps you experience the excitement of this fascinating field, while helping you study and retain what you learn! Filled with practical ways that you can apply psychology to your everyday life, this best-selling psychology textbook is an experience in learning that you'll remember long after you complete your introductory psychology course. Critical Thinking Applications in every chapter give you specific critical thinking strategies you can apply to what you read. Every chapter of this book offers tools to help you focus on what's important and shows you how to study in ways that help you retain information and do your very best on exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America

Author: J. Reese Voshell

Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780939923878

Category: Nature

Page: 442

View: 6054

Provides identification and other information about creatures that are commonly found in the shallows of freshwater areas and are large enough to be seen with the naked eye.

School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap

A Social Justice Framework for Success

Author: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412941830

Category: Education

Page: 159

View: 635

Offers school counselors a road map for increasing achievement and promoting equity and advocacy for all students by examining the social factors that contribute to academic failure.

Education for Life and Work

Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

Author: Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills,Center for Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030925650X

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 6619

Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.

Meeting Standards Through Integrated Curriculum

Author: Susan M. Drake,Rebecca Crawford Burns

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871208407

Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 6354

A guide to integrating standards across the curriculum through the Know/Do/Be framework.

Quick Word Handbook for Beginning Writers/Purple

Author: Rebecca Sitton,Robert Forest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781559153447

Category: English language

Page: 30

View: 5875

Contains 330 high-frequency words plus a special section on days, months, weather, animals, foods, colors, school words, and numbers.

African Americans and College Choice

The Influence of Family and School

Author: Kassie Freeman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791461920

Category: Education

Page: 132

View: 2704

Assesses the influence of family and school on African American students' college decision-making processes.

Empowering Community Colleges to Build the Nation's Future

An Implementation Guide

Author: American Association of Community Colleges

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475812862

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 2346

The Twenty-first Century Implementation Guide is the companion piece to the Twenty-first Century Commission Report sold by AACC in 2012.

Girls in Real Life Situations

Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development

Author: Shannon Trice-Black,Julia V. Taylor

Publisher: Research Press

ISBN: 9780878225439

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 7967

"In this unique group counseling curriculum for working with girls in grades K-5, authors Shannon Trice-Black and Julia V. Taylor provide 80 activities divided into ten session themes: Who am I?, My sassy self: positive body image, This or that? Making ch