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Workshops - More Info - Santa Barbara - Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Implementation - A chapter by chapter implementation of the 'Get Focused' freshmen course


Santa Barbara - August 15 - 16, 2019
La Cumbre Country Club
4015 Via Laguna
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Business Casual Dress is required in order to comply with the rules of the country club

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Santa Barbara - Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Implementation - A chapter by chapter implementation of the 'Get Focused' freshmen course 

Two-Day Workshop for the Career Choices series

Explore new frontiers in education, exchange ideas, evaluate approaches, and learn how to develop plans and create the kind of models that work best in your school, for your students.

While the training revolves around the Career Choices series, you'll also have an opportunity to focus on project-based learning techniques, team teaching tactics, curriculum integration models, and dropout prevention strategies.

You'll learn how to:

  • Successfully teach Career Choices and adapt it to meet your classroom goals
  • Integrate career and life planning thematically into the academic classroom
  • Motivate students with relevant exercises and activities
  • Help 8th/9th grade students make a successful transition into high school and plan for post-secondary education or training
  • Practical strategies for using each student's plan to improve advisory and academic coaching functions
  • Use the Internet to enhance your student achievement
  • Tap into special funding opportunities and community resources

You'll leave this workshop with:

  • Proven dropout prevention and college completion strategies
  • A curriculum that helps students recognize the value of education and understand the importance of completing the post-secondary certifications and/or degrees needed to support the lifestyle they want
  • The Standards for a Freshman Transition Course from The George Washington University
  • An introduction to the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Initiative developed through Santa Barbara City College

Workshop Times Day 1

Check in: 9:00 AM
Start time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM

Workshop Times Day 2

Continental Breakfast: 8:00 AM
Start time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM


$295 per person
Register at least 3 weeks prior to the workshop and receive the “Early Bird” rate of $245 per person!


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