Making A Plan
In this section of the toolkit districts, schools, educators, and stakeholder partners will collaborate and analyze current career advising policies, outcomes of the Equity Gap Analysis Tool and if available, local student success and graduation plan elements and apply knowledge and resources to design intentional strategies of career advising that are actionable, data driven, equity-focused, and student-centered using the Career Advising Plan Template.
To provide a singular hub for accessing career advising resources and career-focused content and activities, the Ohio Department of Education has partnered with INFOhio’s OpenSpace platform. Participants can access resources in the OpenSpace Career Exploration Collection to explore and integrate best practices addressing the factors identified across the career connections framework.
The following prompts are designed to leverage the discoveries from reviewing local career advising processes and equity analysis to identify opportunity for development or expansion of current practices and policy. In response, participants shall consider how each factor below is integrated across the career connections framework: Awareness (K-5), Exploration (6-8), Planning (9-12).
Self – Awareness:
What quality self – exploration activities are outlined in local career advising policy/plans? How do they help students become aware of their aptitude, interest, skills, and values that guide subsequent career exploration efforts?
How does local career advising policy/plans support students in building a rigorous academic foundation and develop academic behaviors essential to preparing for post-secondary pathways?
How does local career advising policy/plans provide students with the information they need to graduate high school, enroll in post-secondary education, and explore career opportunities?
College and Career Exposure:
What options/experiences are outlined in local career advising policy/plans that helps students build awareness and aspirations about post-secondary options including college and careers?
College Application and Enrollment:
What options/experiences are outlined in local career advising policy/plans that provides
students with the knowledge necessary to successfully transition into post-secondary education?
Family Knowledge and Engagement:
How are students and families engaged in the development of a comprehensive support system that contributes to the students’ academic success and future career planning?
How does local career advising policy/plans provide students with the information and resources necessary to successfully transition into the military?
What activities/experiences are defined in local career advising policy/plans that help students develop the non-cognitive skills that are critical to their academic, career, and personal success?
Are students actively engaging in the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal, and what has been successful or been a hurdle in supporting students in achieving the Seal designation?
Identify 2-3 strategies/lesson plans currently being used or from the resources identified within the Career Connections Collection to explore further or implement that addresses each factor across the Career Connections Framework explored in activity one.
Equity Lens - Using the outcomes of the Equity Gap Analysis Tool identify at least four areas from activity one to implement thoughtful equitable action.
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