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Best Practice Highlight: Instructor Resources

Career Choices Medal Schools are committed to increasing engagement and improving college/career readiness. That commitment is reflected in the careful planning and intentional implementation of the Career Choices series program. Join us to learn more about what it takes for a program to rise to the level of excellence demonstrated by the Career Choices Medal Schools that are successfully changing attitudes and changing lives!

The topic for November is: Instructor Resources

November 10, 2020 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

TIPS Tuesday: Chapters 8 and 9

This session will be facilitated by our Curriculum Support team. Bring your ideas to share or just come listen! All Career Choices teachers are welcome.
November 17, 2020 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

TIPS Tuesday: Chapter 11

This session will be facilitated by our Curriculum Support team. Bring your ideas to share or just come listen! All Career Choices teachers are welcome.
December 15, 2020 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Best Practice Highlight: My10yearPlan.com

Career Choices Medal Schools are committed to increasing engagement and improving college/career readiness. That commitment is reflected in the careful planning and intentional implementation of the Career Choices series program. Join us to learn more about what it takes for a program to rise to the level of excellence demonstrated by the Career Choices Medal Schools that are successfully changing attitudes and changing lives!

The topic for January is: My10yearPlan.com®

January 12, 2021 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

TIPS Tuesday: Chapters 1 and 2

This session will be facilitated by our Curriculum Support team. Bring your ideas to share or just come listen! All Career Choices teachers are welcome.
January 19, 2021 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Best Practice Highlight: Scope and Sequence/Program Assessment

Career Choices Medal Schools are committed to increasing engagement and improving college/career readiness. That commitment is reflected in the careful planning and intentional implementation of the Career Choices series program. Join us to learn more about what it takes for a program to rise to the level of excellence demonstrated by the Career Choices Medal Schools that are successfully changing attitudes and changing lives!

The topics for February are:

  • Scope and Sequence
  • Program Assessment

February 09, 2021 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

TIPS Tuesday: Chapter 3

This session will be facilitated by our Curriculum Support team. Bring your ideas to share or just come listen! All Career Choices teachers are welcome.
February 16, 2021 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Best Practice Highlight: Professional Development

Career Choices Medal Schools are committed to increasing engagement and improving college/career readiness. That commitment is reflected in the careful planning and intentional implementation of the Career Choices series program. Join us to learn more about what it takes for a program to rise to the level of excellence demonstrated by the Career Choices Medal Schools that are successfully changing attitudes and changing lives!

The topic for March is: Professional Development

March 09, 2021 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

TIPS Tuesday: Chapter 5

This session will be facilitated by our Curriculum Support team. Bring your ideas to share or just come listen! All Career Choices teachers are welcome.
March 16, 2021 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Best Practice Highlight: Site Leadership

Career Choices Medal Schools are committed to increasing engagement and improving college/career readiness. That commitment is reflected in the careful planning and intentional implementation of the Career Choices series program. Join us to learn more about what it takes for a program to rise to the level of excellence demonstrated by the Career Choices Medal Schools that are successfully changing attitudes and changing lives!

The topic for April is: Site Leadership

April 13, 2021 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Best Practice Highlight: Team of Champions

Career Choices Medal Schools are committed to increasing engagement and improving college/career readiness. That commitment is reflected in the careful planning and intentional implementation of the Career Choices series program. Join us to learn more about what it takes for a program to rise to the level of excellence demonstrated by the Career Choices Medal Schools that are successfully changing attitudes and changing lives!

The topic for May is: Your Team of Champions

May 11, 2021 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

TIPS Tuesday: The Final Chapter

This session will be facilitated by our Curriculum Support team. Bring your ideas to share or just come listen! All Career Choices teachers are welcome.
May 18, 2021 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Best Practice Highlight: School-Wide Effort/Community

Career Choices Medal Schools are committed to increasing engagement and improving college/career readiness. That commitment is reflected in the careful planning and intentional implementation of the Career Choices series program. Join us to learn more about what it takes for a program to rise to the level of excellence demonstrated by the Career Choices Medal Schools that are successfully changing attitudes and changing lives!

The topics for June are:

  • A School-Wide Effort
  • Involving the Community

June 08, 2021 - 3:30 PM Pacific     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

GFSF Virtual Conference Sessions

Featured Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jane Conoley, President California State University, Long Beach

Dr. Jane Conoley, President California State University, Long Beach In her keynote, President Conoley will address the importance of providing college, career, and life planning across all four years of college. She will highlight how California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), is meeting the goals of “The Long Beach College Promise,” a collaborative effort among the Long Beach Unified School District, CSULB, Long Beach City College, the Long Beach Mayor’s office, and the Port of Long Beach to help inspire students to focus on their future goals. Dr. Conoley will discuss a variety of high impact educational practices that allow students to clarify their values and professional dreams. She will share data indicating that Promise Students are arriving to CSULB more prepared academically and are persisting and graduating at historic levels. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86141723853?pwd=eUV3WEtyNVUyeWpmY2tyL1QxYVNYdz09 Meeting ID: 861 4172 3853 Passcode: gfsf
October 26, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Get Focused Stay Focused Overview with Dr. Lauren Wintermeyer Ramirez

Dr. Lauren Wintermeyer Ramirez Co-Founder, Get Focused Stay Focused Dr. Lauren Wintermeyer Ramirez will present an overview of the Get Focused Stay Focused programs for both high school and college. She will discuss this comprehensive guidance course designed to increase high school and college completion AND propel successful entry into the workforce. It can be a challenge for the Community College to develop a seamless transition model to effectively onboard students knowing that some have had four years of GFSF in high school, while others enter the college having no prior career development experience. Attend this session to strategize how you can develop an FYE model that is flexible in meeting students where they are and ensuring that they are supported throughout their transition into post-secondary education. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86141723853?pwd=eUV3WEtyNVUyeWpmY2tyL1QxYVNYdz09 Meeting ID: 861 4172 3853 Passcode: gfsf
October 26, 2020 - 3:45pm - 4:20pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session One: Dual Enrollment/Articulation - Bridging the K14 gap with dual enrollment and GFSF

This session focuses on the development of early college credit courses using the Get Focused Stay Focused Program. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89646559226?pwd=cXhCUjVRZ0NxZ0pZYzFFMmtEMFgydz09 Meeting ID: 896 4655 9226 Passcode: gfsf
October 26, 2020 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Two: Best Practices for Regional Get Focused Stay Focused Implementation & Sustainability

This session will highlight customized Get Focused Stay Focused professional development models from the Northern and Central Valley regions of CA to meet the specialized needs of their regional educators. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84929089301?pwd=aVZGc3g1eGFVWXpoTkpKKysvdGhkdz09 Meeting ID: 849 2908 9301 Passcode: gfsf
October 26, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Three: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Career and College Readiness

"Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Career and College Readiness Lisa M. Wilson, M.Ed., Program Director for LACCEP, Founder and Facilitator for C.A.R.E., Activist & Educator Skyler Barton, M.S., Counselor/Instructor, Berkeley City College Jasdeep Malhi, M.A. P.P.S., Lead Intervention Counselor/Coordinator, Berkeley High School, & Berkeley City College Instructor Rachelle Fast, GFSF Teacher, Cesar Chavez High School Geno Malkiewicz, Transition Specialist, Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium" Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89755891993?pwd=VUxRNlRzTnlXQlZ0UThtcDh1bDVidz09 Meeting ID: 897 5589 1993 Passcode: gfsf
October 26, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

High Tech and High Touch: To Facilitate Lifelong Change Today, You Can’t Have One Without the Other with Mindy Bingham

Featured Presentation: Mindy Bingham Best-selling author of the Career Choices series Featured Presenter Mindy Bingham, Best-selling author of the Career Choices series Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88904113520?pwd=V1o1NFEwMmRhUjQwOGRNMXZqbS9lUT09 Meeting ID: 889 0411 3520 Passcode: gfsf High Tech and High Touch: To Facilitate Lifelong Change Today, You Can’t Have One Without the Other Join us for this unique opportunity to hear Career Choices series best-selling author Mindy Bingham explain how the high touch of this classroom-based, comprehensive guidance course—used by over 2 million students—is supported by a variety of high tech enhancements that meld the best of these two necessary components together. Also, learn why this combination is the formula for student success—for this class or any other class today.
October 27, 2020 - 3:00pm – 3:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Six: How to Use Zoom Enhancements to Promote Engagement in the Career Choices Series Classroom: Energizing Activities for Remote Learning

How to Use Zoom Enhancements to Promote Engagement in the Career Choices Series Classroom: Energizing Activities for Remote Learning Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88317063480?pwd=QUdGWmRDbXg4T0VFODlYQ2dvczlCUT09 Meeting ID: 883 1706 3480 Passcode: gfsf
October 27, 2020 - 3:35pm – 4:25pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Five: A Tour of the New Career Choices and Changes Online Student Edition

A Tour of the New Career Choices and Changes Online Student Edition Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81901039178?pwd=cUtyNGFVanhCNFpOS3dMSWhubFdSdz09 Meeting ID: 819 0103 9178 Passcode: gfsf
October 27, 2020 - 3:35pm – 4:25pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Four: How to Integrate Technology Skill-Building into Your Career Choices and Changes Course Using a Variety of Google and Microsoft Platforms

How to Integrate Technology Skill-Building into Your Career Choices and Changes Course Using a Variety of Google and Microsoft Platforms Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152876002?pwd=b2h1c0hUT3VJcld6WjVkVWVaSklPdz09 Passcode: gfsf
October 27, 2020 - 3:35pm – 4:25pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Eight: Professional Development at Your Fingertips: An Overview of the Online Self-Directed Study Options for Your Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Program

Professional Development at Your Fingertips: An Overview of the Online Self-Directed Study Options for Your Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Program Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85452012581?pwd=aklqS2MySEpWZGlteEQrL0U2WTVxZz09 Meeting ID: 854 5201 2581 Passcode: gfsf
October 27, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Nine: Tips for Using Google Classroom in Your Career Choices Series Course

Tips for Using Google Classroom in Your Career Choices Series Course Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87152876002?pwd=b2h1c0hUT3VJcld6WjVkVWVaSklPdz09 Meeting ID: 871 5287 6002 Passcode: gfsf
October 27, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Seven: Tips for Using Canvas in Your Career Choices Series Course

Tips for Using Canvas in Your Career Choices Series Course Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81901039178?pwd=cUtyNGFVanhCNFpOS3dMSWhubFdSdz099 Meeting ID: 819 0103 9178 Passcode: gfsf Meeting ID: 819010339178 Password: gfsf
October 27, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

The Employability Mindset: Helping ALL students Make Choices that Support Lifelong Self-Sufficiency—Both Financial and Emotional with Dr. Karen Miles Get Focused Stay Focused Coach, Author and Career Development Consultant

Dr. Karen Miles Get Focused Stay Focused Coach, Author and Career Development Consultant Featured Presenter Dr. Karen Miles, Author and Career Development Consultant The Employability Mindset: Helping ALL students Make Choices that Support Lifelong Self-Sufficiency—Both Financial and Emotional Starting as early as middle school, it is important to help students envision a productive and healthy future and develop a plan to make it a reality. Learn from author and career guidance expert, Dr. Karen Miles, about a variety of strategies including the high demand/higher wage function on My10yearPlan.com® which supports the goals of Career Pathways. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83021429707?pwd=Q3Vxa1lJN3lCaW0wbXhmN0lzbUcvdz09 Meeting ID: 830 2142 9707 Passcode: gfsf
October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm – 3:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Eleven: Tips from the Trenches: Strategies for Implementing Your GFSF Follow-Up Modules

Tips from the Trenches: Strategies for Implementing Your GFSF Follow-Up Modules Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85675060281?pwd=YUttRk45Q2Fub3EyZTRTeWpwUlk4QT09 Meeting ID: 856 7506 0281 Passcode: gfsf
October 28, 2020 - 3:35pm – 4:25pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Ten: The Online Skills-Based Education Plan: Ensuring Students Graduate with the Skills Necessary to Compete in Today’s Workforce

The Online Skills-Based Education Plan: Ensuring Students Graduate with the Skills Necessary to Compete in Today’s Workforce Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85017320272?pwd=elUvSHR2Zi9vOGZlOVBpR21FWS9yQT09 Meeting ID: 850 1732 0272 Passcode: gfsf
October 28, 2020 - 3:35pm – 4:25pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Fourteen: The 10-Year Planning Process for Adult Education Programs: A Lifelong Skill

The 10-Year Planning Process for Adult Education Programs: A Lifelong Skill Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89998066351?pwd=RkN3ejd5YjZVVTFGd2JpZ1JoYnJuQT09 Meeting ID: 899 9806 6351 Passcode: gfsf
October 28, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Thirteen: Start Up Strategies for the GFSF Follow-Up Modules: An Overview of the Online Self-Directed Study Options

Start-Up Strategies for the GFSF Follow-Up Modules: An Overview of the Online Self-Directed Study Options Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713881381?pwd=WnE3ZnJOWGRiY3VkYVE1U29wb0Z1UT09 Meeting ID: 897 1388 1381 Passcode: gfsf
October 28, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Fifteen: Blending Career Exploration and Social and Emotional Development: An Overview of the Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Middle School Bridge Program

Blending Career Exploration and Social and Emotional Development: An Overview of the Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Middle School Bridge Program Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81585607476?pwd=SHFsWFA4OVdpZC9meDFLUUxKemF0QT09 Meeting ID: 815 8560 7476 Passcode: gfsf
October 28, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Academic Coaching Strategies Using the High Tech of My10yearPlan.com® with the High Touch of CAREing Conversations with Dr. Rebecca Dedmond Founder of the Freshman Transition Initiative of The George Washington University

Featured Presentation (3:00pm – 3:30pm) Dr. Rebecca Dedmond Founder of the Freshman Transition Initiative of The George Washington University Featured Presenter Dr. Rebecca Dedmond, Founder of the Freshman Transition Initiative Academic Coaching Strategies Using the High Tech of My10yearPlan.com® with the High Touch of CAREing Conversations Dr. Rebecca Dedmond, founder of the Freshman Transition Initiative at The George Washington University and creator of the CAREing Conversations model, shares strategies for helping every educator on your campus develop the skills necessary to advise or coach students to the realization of their plans and goals. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85652123380?pwd=ejFINTNacXN2d3FtWTNOamNtYXI4QT09 Meeting ID: 856 5212 3380 Passcode: gfsf
October 29, 2020 - 3:00pm – 3:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Eighteen: Strategies for Creating a School-Wide Online Professional Development Plan for Your Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Program

Strategies for Creating a School-Wide Online Professional Development Plan for Your Get Focused…Stay Focused!® Program Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87917995328?pwd=TkpidDZRdXg4czl5NE5TZUJrT1QvUT09 Meeting ID: 879 1799 5328 Passcode: gfsf
October 29, 2020 - 3:35pm – 4:25pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Sixteen: The Counselor’s Dilemma—Making Every Minute Count: Strategies for Using Student Data from My10yearPlan.com® for Counseling, Academic Coaching and Advisory Sessions

The Counselor’s Dilemma—Making Every Minute Count: Strategies for Using Student Data from My10yearPlan.com® for Counseling, Academic Coaching and Advisory Sessions Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86324398363?pwd=c2p5b0szcHp2Z2RQZWZocXJGQmxmUT09 Meeting ID: 863 2439 8363 Passcode: gfsf
October 29, 2020 - 3:35pm – 4:25pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Seventeen: My10yearPlan.com® Reports: How to Use the Reporting Systems to Support Student Assessment, Grading, and Student Success

My10yearPlan.com® Reports: How to Use the Reporting Systems to Support Student Assessment, Grading, and Student Success Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81394867587?pwd=UWlDMXc1dXBDdTVNSklqb3EyUjluQT09 Meeting ID: 813 9486 7587 Passcode: gfsf
October 29, 2020 - 3:35pm – 4:25pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague
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Session Twenty: A comprehensive skills–based approach to aligning GFSF high school students with their career path into college and the workforce

How to Integrate Online College- and Career-Ready Tools with Your GFSF Course Curriculums Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85914678357?pwd=WW81RHRYcVQrY2RWNjZNL2tJNGk1dz09 Meeting ID: 859 1467 8357 Passcode: gfsf
October 29, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague
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Session Nineteen: Every Instructor an Advisor: Academic Coaching – What is It and How Does It Work?

Every Instructor an Advisor: Academic Coaching – What is It and How Does It Work? Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87917995328?pwd=TkpidDZRdXg4czl5NE5TZUJrT1QvUT09 Meeting ID: 879 1799 5328 Passcode: gfsf
October 29, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

Session Twenty One: An Edupreneurial Opportunity for Educators as a Certified Career Choices and Changes Coach: How to Start Your Own Part-Time Consultancy Supporting Individuals Working Through the Online Career Choices and Changes Process

An Edupreneurial Opportunity for Educators as a Certified Career Choices and Changes Coach: How to Start Your Own Part-Time Consultancy Supporting Individuals Working Through the Online Career Choices and Changes Process Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85918766298?pwd=OGtrYVA2Wmoyb0lyU0grM1ZwWXhBUT09 Meeting ID: 859 1876 6298 Passcode: gfsf
October 29, 2020 - 4:30pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time     Register Now!   •    Invite a Colleague

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