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Career Readiness Is Focus for 2021-22

Friday, October 22, 2021

ClassroomCTE professional development is diving into career readiness this year. Whether you’re a veteran educator or a beginning teacher, whether you have questions about work-based learning or engaging students and families, we have something for you! Want to cut to the chase? Check out our professional development calendar for an overview, but stick around if you want to dig into the details of this year’s exciting line-up!

Career Readiness Community of Practice - Meeting monthly now through April, this virtual community of practice is designed to help all practitioners create a culture of career readiness. Join a community that understands the issues you face every day. Come for one webinar or all of them. Choose your own adventure!

  • September: Creating Your Career Readiness Team and Action Plan
  • October: Building Better Business Partnerships
  • November: Career Readiness in the Classroom
  • December: Engaging Community and Higher Ed Partners in Career Readiness
  • January: Engaging Administrators and School Board Members (Data and Accountability)
  • February: Engaging Students in Career Readiness
  • March: Engaging Families in Career Readiness
  • April: Social-Emotional Learning and Employability Skills

Professional Learning Community (PLC) for NEW ACP, CTE, and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinators – Being new in career readiness is not easy so we’ve developed an informal community where new coordinators can ask the questions you’ve been wanting to ask, find resources, and get extra support. Grab your coffee and get comfy!

Wisconsin Career Readiness Intermediaries PLC – A big part of career readiness involves people and organizations that work with local K-12 school districts and employers to implement a variety of career readiness efforts. “Intermediaries” may include CESAs, regional economic development organizations, Youth Apprenticeship consortium leaders, career prep coordinators, and transition improvement grant coordinators, to name a few in the community who come together to prepare students. This virtual PLC is an informal gathering space for intermediaries around the state to share updates, resources, success stories, or challenges.

Career Pathways Showcase – High-quality work-based learning experiences (WBLs) allow students to experience work environments, learn new skills, build a career identity, and better chart a path that aligns with their career goals. Each webinar will focus on a type of WBL and will showcase an example from a local school district that demonstrates best practices.

  • October: Reporting WBL and Perkins allowable expenses related to WBL
  • December: Project-based learning and Simulated worksites
  • January: School-based enterprise (SBE) and Student entrepreneurial experience (SEE)
  • March: State Certified Co-op and Internship or local co-op
  • April: Youth Apprenticeship
  • June: Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)

And there’s more. Take a look at our PD calendar, and then follow the links to register for the sessions that you need to stay on the cutting edge of career readiness.