School Career Counselors and Specialists
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Celeste J. Hall
School Career Counselors and Specialists, Trustee
-- Brief Biography --
Virginia Community College System
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Here are three resources that I have come across recently. Also, don't forget about the NCDA COVID-19 Resource page.
1. Dreamwakers – www.dreamwakers.org - Connects students to career role models
2. When I Grow Up – https://archiecares.com/when-i-grow-up - focuses on the path that those interviewed took to reach their current career role as well as what they do.
3. School Counselors for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support – http://www.schoolcounselors4mtss.com - provides a webinar series about how to provide comprehensive supports in a virtual learning environment.
And I always like to share this site from Virginia with those in K-12 because you can find a wealth of resources for career lessons across grades and offer it to students and parents. All activities are free to download and use.
This US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Youth Employment series document offers a framework for defining, measuring, adopting, and advancing career readiness.
In Our Schools – Outstanding Career Guidance in Middle School, Video: Part 1 (27 minutes)
In our South Carolina schools, educators integrate career awareness and exploration into the curriculum, helping to guide our students into fields where they can be productive, valued members of this 21st century workforce. Forestbrook Middle School in Horry County Schools has created a world-class career exploration program that prepares students for high skill, high wage and big demand careers. In addition, we met the National and State Career Specialist of the Year 2011 to learn about best practices and the role of career and technology education in workforce development. Program coordinated by Dr. Ray Davis and produced by eMedia and SCETV.
Three articles from the Peabody Journal of Education
A past issue of the Peabody Journal of Education examines the important role of career and technical education in helping young people transition from high school to lives as productive citizens in a rapidly changing labor market. These three articles address a range of topics that are critical to CTE, including curriculum, career readiness, work-based learning, teachers and career pathways.
Stone, J. R., III. (2017). Introduction to Pathways to a Productive Adulthood: The Role of CTE in the American High School.
Castellano, M., Sundell, K. E., & Richardson, G. B. (2017). Achievement Outcomes Among High School Graduates in College and Career Readiness Programs of Study.
Stringfield, S., & Stone, J. R. III. (2017). The Labor Market Imperative for CTE: Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century.
While the principles and action steps in this PDF, at first glance, may not appear to be groundbreaking innovations, it is the shared commitment to implementing this learner-centric, learner-driven vision that has the potential to be transformational. Making this vision a reality requires an unwavering, steadfast commitment from all sectors and stakeholders.
Using Career Development to Transform a School’s Culture
Webinar Presented by: Dr. Cal Crow
January 18, 2017
Viewers of the webinar are invited to leave Comments in the Discussion Forum (click here) to continue the dialog. (Members of the SCCS Constituency group will be monitoring and responding to all Comments.)