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This PowerPoint will teach you about the first training in PEPNet’s iTransition, Career Interests and Education Choices: It’s My Plan!. Background Information Overview of “It’s My Plan!” Lessons Resource and Help Menu Support Materials. Background Information.

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    1. This PowerPoint will teach you about the first training in PEPNet’s iTransition, Career Interests and Education Choices: It’s My Plan! • Background Information • Overview of “It’s My Plan!” • Lessons • Resource and Help Menu • Support Materials

    2. Background Information

    3. iTransition is a freeonline training available at www.pepnet.org.

    4. The iTransition curriculum has four trainings that can be completed in any order.

    5. iTransition Trainings: Career Interests and Education Choices: It’s My Plan! First Year College Success: Be the One! Essential Skills for College Living: It’s My Life! eFolio: My Online Portfolio!

    6. An Overview of “It’s My Plan!”

    7. Target Audience • Students ages 14 and older, including current college students • Especially useful for students just beginning to explore career options Description Lessons were developed to help students: • Know themselves better (skills, interests, abilities, personality traits) • Determine a career direction • Explore options for postsecondary education • Develop a plan for applying to a postsecondary program

    8. Signed video clips are an extra feature in this training.

    9. Buttons to help navigate through the training, including a link to Resources and Help menus

    10. The “bookmarking” feature allows students to enter the training where they left off.

    11. At the end of each lesson, students will receive a summary report. Report

    12. Lesson Overviews

    13. There are four lessons in this training:

    14. Lesson 1: Getting to Know Yourself • Activities guide students to discover more about their . . . • Hearing Level • Communication • Interests • Abilities • Academic Skills • Learning Style • Personality

    15. Students answer a series of questions to determine their preferred learning style.

    16. Students assess their personality traits and later learn how they may relate to a career interest.

    17. Lesson 2: Determining a Career Direction • Explore how interest assessments can help you find a career direction. • Identify your top three interest profiles. • Identify career clusters based on your profile. • Select a Plan of Study to help with postsecondary options based on your career interest.

    18. Activity: Creating your Interest Profile

    19. Activity answers will lead to these results:

    20. Plans of Study based on a Student’s Interest Profile . . . • Each HS Plan of Study contains: • recommended high school coursework • training programs and majors at postsecondary schools • work-based and short-term training options.

    21. Lesson 3: Choosing a Postsecondary Program • Students will learn about: • Five types of postsecondary education choices • Selecting the right school based on a student’s preferences and needs

    22. Five Types of Postsecondary Education Choices On-the-Job Training Private Career School Vocational/ Technical School Community College 4-Year College/ University

    23. Students use these factors to help them select the right postsecondary school for their needs.

    24. Lesson 4: Planning & Applying to Your Postsecondary Option . In this lesson, students will: Define the steps required to apply to a postsecondary program. Learn about the different kinds of tests used for admittance and placement. Identify different sources of financial aid.

    25. High School Plan Students discover what they need to do at each grade level to be ready to go on to postsecondary training after high school.

    26. Out of High School Plan • It’s never too late to decide to go back to school! • Topics covered in these activities include: • Increasing basic skills and obtaining a GED • Career counseling • Building self-advocacy skills • Exploring financial aid options • Applying to a postsecondary school out of high school.

    27. Resources and Help Menu

    28. The Resources button provides students and teachers access to all the files available in the training.

    29. The Help button will give detailed instructions on the program features.

    30. Support Materials

    31. PowerPoint presentations of each of the four trainings to be used for personnel preparation activities • Teacher Guides for each training with lesson extensions and additional teaching information • Knowledge Base : FAQ and online technical support These materials and resourcesare available online at www.pepnet.org