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Welcome to Digital Transitions Double Play !. Steve Schmidt Appalachian State University schmidtsj@appstate.edu 828.262.2262. Introduce Yourselves!. Create 3 facts about yourself – 2 true and 1 false . Find someone you don ’ t know and try to guess which is the false fact!

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welcome to digital transitions double play
Welcometo Digital Transitions Double Play!

Steve Schmidt

Appalachian State University

schmidtsj@appstate.edu

828.262.2262

introduce yourselves
Introduce Yourselves!

Create 3 facts about yourself – 2 true

and 1 false. Find someone you don’t know

and try to guess which is the false fact!

Example:

I went back to school at age 45

I do not eat any meat products

I love to watch rainstorms

what percent of ged test takers want to attend postsecondary education
What Percent of GED Test Takers Want to Attend Postsecondary Education?

60%

43% Enroll

28% Enroll Year 2

12%Earn a Credential

Source: Crossing the Bridge, GED Testing Service

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“Proper education and training is imperative to future employment. The time to prepare is now.”

US News and World Report

9-10-12

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How Is Helping Adult Basic Education Students Transition to College Like Waiting in a Buffet Line?

What Students Don’t Know Can Hurt Them!

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Compass Myths Readers’ Theater!

I Need 7 Volunteers Who Want to Win Chocolate!

(All You Have to Do Is Read Something!)

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Myths About the Compass Test

“It Just Places You In the Right Courses”

“It’s No Big Deal”

“You Don’t Need to Study For It”

“GED Graduates Do Just as Well on the Compass as High School Graduates”

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Answers:

1 A 6 B

2 C 7 C

3 B 8 D

4 D 9 E

5 D 10 C

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Most of These Developmental Educators, Several with Doctorates, Placed Into Developmental Math!

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Advice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAshqzrOEnw

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Compass Advice

Let Students Know The Test’s Importance

Prepare Students for the Content (Math!) and Format (Adaptive)

Take the Compass Diagnostic Test

Re – Test

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Compass Advice

The Best Advice:

Stay In Adult Basic Skills Until Placement in Highest Developmental Level or College Level Classes!

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Who’s on the Team?

Adult Basic Skills Director

Interested Adult Basic Skills Faculty/Staff

Developmental Ed Staff

College and Continuing Education

Department Chairs

College Admissions Counselors

College Senior Administrator

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Changing Your Program’s Culture

College Bound Culture!

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Use Be Prepared!

Use Be Prepared!

http://beprepared.appstate.edu

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Feeling Good!

Feeling Not So Good

Line Up Along the Wall At the Point You Feel Your Program is With Transitions

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With Someone Near By Talk About:

Where Is Your Program with College

Transitions?

What Challenges Are You Facing?

What Are Your Future Plans?

transitions trivia too
Transitions Trivia Too!
  • What percent of students are primarily visual learners?
  • A. 25%
  • B. 40%
  • C. 65%
  • D. 98.6%

Answer: C 65%

transitions trivia
Transitions Trivia!
  • The Average Student Can Name How Many Jobs?
  • A. 12
  • B. 38
  • C. 52
  • D. 93

Answer: A 12

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Do Career Exploration with All Students!

http://www.careeronestop.org

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Inspiration to Tackle Transitions and Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ZuKF3dxCY&feature=related