An Engaging and Effective Elementary Career Education Program

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An Engaging
and Effective
Elementary
Career
Education
Program
Carla Ruge, CTE Director
Jeanie Bragg, Lead Career
Counselor
Denton Independent School District
Denton ISD Schools
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Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
Comprehensive High Schools
Advanced Technology Complex
Special Program Centers
Early Childhood Center
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District Level Support
District Level Support:
• Counseling Director and Team
• Career and Technology Team – CTE Director
/Career Counselors
Support Campus:
• Counseling Team: School Counselors, Career
Counselor, Student Assistance Counselor
• Testing Coordinator
• Strong Administrative Assistant Support
Career Development
Reactive Approach
VS
Proactive Approach
PREPARING OUR STUDENTS TO BE COLLEGE
AND CAREER READY
Framework for Implementation
1. Implement AchieveTexas
2. Span All Grades
3. Texas Achievement Plan
4. Enhance Guidance
5. Build Seamless Connections
6. Establish Extended Learning
7. Build Strong Partnerships
8. Professional Development
Buy-In - Federal Clusters
Pre-K-12+
Student Plan 6-10 years
Counselors Counsel-Ratios
Post Secondary Options
Internships/Student CTSO
Business Partnerships
Expand Teachers Skills
Elementary
At the desk where I sit, I have learned one
great truth. The answer for all our national
problems - - The answer for all the problems
of the world - - comes to a single word. That
word is “EDUCATION”
- - Lyndon B. Johnson - -
AchieveTexas Career Development
Adult
Lifelong
Learning
Postsecondary Education
or Training / Preparation
High School /
Concentration
Middle School / Exploration
Elementary/ Awareness
College and Career Readiness
Achieve Texas Career Development Model
Adult
Lifelong
Learning
Postsecondary Education
or Training / Preparation
High School /
Concentration
Middle School / Exploration
Elementary/ Awareness
Career Awareness
Pre-Kindergarten – Fifth Grades
To assist students with:
• Learning more about themselves
• Understanding the world of work
• Developing respect for all types of work
• Providing foundational knowledge about the
federal career clusters
The 16 Career Clusters
Elementary Career Month
• Video-Counselor &
Teacher
• Counselor Guide
• Teacher Curriculum
• Career Month Forms
• Parent Activities
• Pre-Test Post-Test Activity
Counselor Guide
• Introduction
• Campus Activities
• Classroom Ideas
• Career Month Contest
• Support Materials
• Pre-Test Post-Test Activity
Workforce of the future
• Workforce – Educated and Skilled
• Globalization – Electronically Connected
• High Demand Occupations – High TechHigh Touch
• Multiple Careers – 9-15 Careers
• Continued Education - Lifelong Learning
• Profit Controls – Downsizing /Off-Shoring
Teacher Activity Packet
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Teacher Training Video
Our Challenge
Achieve Texas Information
16 Federal Career Clusters
Business and Industry Information
• Important Skills
• Industry Trends
• Career Reference Web Sites
• Social Development Competencies
• Career Development Activities
• Classroom Activities
• Classroom Discussion/Journal Topics
Career Month Materials
Career Month Sample Letters
Career Month – Sample Certificates
Career Month - Family Activity
Calendar
• Career Activity for
Each Day
• Parenting Tips for
Career Awareness
• Contact Information
Additional Resources
http://cte.unt.edu/
http://www.achievetexas.org/
http://www.cityofdenton.com/
Career Awareness Activities:
Pre-Kindergarten – Fifth Grades
Career Presentations or Field Trips
Career Fairs
Career On Wheels
Door Decorating Contest
Career Games / Puzzles
Career Announcements
Role Playing Activities
College Day / Educator Panels
Tour of the Advanced Technology
Complex
• Post-Secondary Education /
Training Options
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Pre-Test/Post Test
• At the beginning of the Activity
– Have students list as many careers as you
can
• At the End of the Activity
– Have students list as many careers as you
can
Support Materials
“The future belongs to those who believe
in the beauty of their dreams.”
- - Eleanor Roosevelt - -
Career Development Materials
• Career Resource Guide (Counselor)
• Teacher Career Curriculum Activities (All
Grade Levels and Special Programs)
• Elementary Career Calendar (Parents)
https://sites.google.com/site/dentonisdcte/
Carla Ruge
Director of Career and Technical
Education
(940)369-4850
[email protected]
Jeanie Bragg
Lead Career Counselor
(940)369-1033
[email protected]
Denton Independent School District

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