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2011 National Career Pathways Network Annual Conference Transforming Lives for a Strong America. Session Presenter: Cynthia Brennan-Jones. Welcome!. Session Objectives You will feel this session has been a worthwhile expenditure of your time. You will leave with something you can use.

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2011 national career pathways network annual conference transforming lives for a strong america

2011 National Career Pathways Network Annual ConferenceTransforming Livesfor a Strong America

Session Presenter:

CynthiaBrennan-Jones


Welcome

Welcome!

Session Objectives

You will feel this session has been a worthwhile expenditure of your time.

You will leave with something you can use.


Who am i

Who am I?

  • High School English instructor and curriculum developer

  • B.A.: English

  • M.S.:Elementary Education

  • “ABD:” Anticipated completion of doctoral program in Instructional Leadership, Curriculum Development: 2012


Fl doe certifications

FL DOE Certifications

  • Educational Media Specialist (prekindergarten to grade 12)

  • Elementary Education (grades 1 – 6)

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), (grades K – 12)

  • English (grades 6 – 12)


2011 national career pathways network annual conference transforming lives for a strong america

NCPN

Career Pathways Leadership Certification

Adult Career Pathways Emphasis


September 12 2011

September 12, 2011

U. S. Customs and Immigration Services Building, West Palm Beach, FL


Transforming lives for a strong america

Transforming Livesfor a Strong America


Session premise

Session Premise

We know research provides evidence that "education with a purpose" will result in more student engagement. Happily, implementing Career Pathways (CP) activities into existing curriculum provides students “education with a purpose.”

The problem: How do we find the time to design and plan new activities and lesson plans?

We are all busy, busy people!


Session agenda

Session Agenda

  • Share ideas on incorporating CP into existing language arts activities

  • Share CP-related activities and lesson plans

  • Brainstorm with session participants


Let s dive in

Let’s dive in!


One easy way

OneEasyWay

  • If it is a writing prompt, put a CP spin on it. If you can relate a writing assignment to real life, and CP is real life, then writing will become more engaging to students!

  • Bonus: No more, “Why do we have to do this? This is stupid!”

  • Why? If it’s about them, their future, our frequently ego-centric students will be more engaged.

  • Does that mean we are giving up core academics? Absolutely not! We are incorporating CP components into our already existing language arts curriculum.


Situation i

Situation I

Creative Writing

Old curriculum

Question:

How can I quickly incorporate Career Pathways activities?


Cp activities for creative writing

CP Activities for Creative Writing

  • Narrative Essay: 5 Years Down the Road

    Handout

  • One Act Play: 10 Years Down the Road

    Handout

    Note: I used modified grading rubrics that I had created for an English II course.


Cp activities for english iv

CP Activities for English IV

  • Diagnostic Essay: CP Prompts

    Handout

  • Research Paper Topic: CP Choices

    Handout


Cp activities for business english

CP Activities for Business English

  • “So You Want to be an Entrepreneur”

    http://www.lcc.edu/ed/wiredinitiative/about/

  • “Careers in Transportation”

    http://transportationcareers.org/

  • “Resumes and Cover Letters”

    Templates Available in Microsoft Word


Basics

“Basics”

Oftentimes, both instructors and students need to learn “the basics.” Our tech-savvy students may know all about downloading music; however, they may have no idea how to double space or paginate a document.

  • Word 2007 Mastery

    Handout

  • PowerPoint Mastery

    Handout


Strategy group activity

Strategy / Group Activity

Activity Steps

  • Choose a session participant’s suggested course.

  • Find the course description / standards online.

  • Use Word 2007 comment function.

    4. Brainstorm and insert CP ideas via comments.

    5. Send to participant(s).


Discussion

Discussion

Questions? Answers?

Contact info:

Cynthia Brennan-Jones

[email protected] or

[email protected]

772-462-7895


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