Academic Innovations Professional Development
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How to Implement the Freshman Course
Strategies and Resources to Ensure Success for Your Classroom-Based Comprehensive Guidance Course

Course Description:

Get Focused Stay Focused!The award-winning Career Choices series is a unique semester or yearlong, classroom-based comprehensive guidance course. When taught with fidelity in the designed scope and sequence, your students will develop the motivation to succeed in high school, post-secondary, and into the workforce. This eCourse will provide the information and strategies for you to efficiently and effectively launch a new course or enhance the course you already have. Upon completion of this eCourse, participants will develop their classroom pacing guide for their Career Choices course in order for every student to complete their 10-year plan.

The Career Choices course is the “Get Focused” portion of the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program developed at Santa Barbara City College. It meets the Freshman Transition Standards developed at The George Washington University. This course is a scalable, cost-efficient program that ensures students will graduate with a carefully-considered career path through the development of their online 10-year plan.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this eCourse, participants will:

  • Be able to develop a standards-based, freshman course that gets impacts completion rates
  • Have the experience to implement a freshman transition course with fidelity
  • Have the tools to develop a comprehensive lesson plan and pacing guide for a freshman course
  • Learn the management systems of®
  • Be able to answer students’ most common questions about®
  • Experience the online 10-year planning process using® in order to be able to orient all school personnel on its use
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Who would benefit from this eCourse?
  • Instructors getting ready to implement the Career Choices series in their schools
  • Chairs for Counseling Department who will be implementing the school-wide GFSF program
  • Administrators responsible for completion rates
  • District personnel responsible for the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program

With your registration you’ll receive:
Books includedTexts or Materials:
  • Instructor's and Administrator's Guide for Career Choices and® 8th Edition 2020
  • Career Choices and Changes
  • Adapted Workbook for Career Choices
  • Possibilities—A Supplemental Anthology to Career Choices
  • Lifestyle Math—Your Financial Planning Portfolio
Online Course Materials and Platforms:
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Cost:  $249 which includes the books and special online license noted above.
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