Focus on Freshmen - Los Angeles
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Hands-on Exploration of a Comprehensive Planning Tool

Session Descriptions

Session 1
Overview of® Interactive: What It Is and How it Works
We’ll kick off our exploration of® Interactive, a digital decision-making tool that supports the Freshman Transition and School-wide Initiative model, with a scavenger hunt for the “products”® helps students create.

Session 2
Getting Started: Strategies and Tips for Success
This session highlights the unique relationship between the Career Choices print materials and the online enhancements provided through®. Learn more about this symbiotic relationship, the myriad ways students benefit from it, and then experience the process first-hand.

Session 3
Meet the C.A.S.T. (Creative, Analytical, Strategic Thinkers)
Let’s get to know the CAST of®, electronic prompts (a.k.a. Review Stops) that support in-depth learning by coaching students to employ their creative, analytical, and strategic thinking skills.

Session 4
How to Use the Career Interest Survey and My Skills Inventory to Help Students Create Skills-based Education Plans
Learn everything you ever wanted to know—and maybe some stuff you didn’t—about two cornerstone features of® that make development of informed and researched skills-based education plans a powerful and empowering process.

Session 5
Tools for Authentic Assessment
Learn how® can facilitate the authentic assessment of the growth of your students and the impact of your program using tools to evaluate students’ pre- and post-surveys. We’ll also explore how to use the 10-year Plan & Portfolio report as a course midterm and final “exam.”

Session 6
Tips for Monitoring Student Progress, Online Discussions, and Grades
We’ll take a look at the resources available to the instructor through the® system that can help you manage your Career Choices class.

Session 7
From an Instructor’s Perspective: Advice for Career Choices Teachers from Career Choices Teachers
Attendees from several Institutes will be treated to a very special panel discussion exploring freshman transition classrooms that work. This panel of Career Choices instructors will share some of the insights they've gained, techniques they've honed, and strategies they've implemented successfully in their own classrooms.