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New Resources Rejuvenate Academic and Career Planning

Friday, September 16, 2022
Karin Smith

Many school districts in Wisconsin are taking the disruption of the pandemic as an opportunity to reinvent the Academic and Career Planning (ACP) process for their students. Whether your district is reinventing, rebuilding, or simply looking to take career readiness to the next level, here is a quick guide to some new career readiness resources you’ll want to take a look at.

Life After High School: Taking Control of Your Future
Choosing your educational path after graduation is important. In this video series, see how four friends make their decisions about postsecondary education as they share their stories of life after high school. In addition, viewers can access:

  • Information on each educational pathway
  • Conversation starters for families and caregivers
  • Tips and questions for students as they plan next steps
  • Classroom activities for educators

This resource is available at the WISELearn Career Readiness Hub and on DPI's ACP Educator Tools page.

Career Pathways video series
Learn what a career pathway is and get a clear explanation of each pathway component. Share this resource with other teachers, administrators, and even parents and employers to garner support for your career pathway programs!

This resource is available at the WISELearn Career Readiness Hub

Wisconsin's Guide to Publishing your ACP/E4E Plan
This guide will take you through each requirement of Academic and Career Planning (ACP) and Education for Employment (E4E). Discover potential resources and activities, and get the help you need to create a plan that can be shared on your district website as a powerful communication tool!

This resource is available at the WISELearn Career Readiness Hub and on DPI's ACP Educator Tools page.

Equity in Academic & Career Planning
This resource provides short activities to help Academic and Career planning teams and leaders encourage their stakeholders to learn more about what equity means, how to explore who they are, what beliefs and assumptions they hold, identify their values, and consider how all of this can impact the learners and families they serve. The goal of each activity is to help educators learn a little more about their students and themselves and to leave with one simple action step to improve equity within your district.

This resource is available at the WISELearn Career Readiness Hub and on DPI's ACP Educator Tools page.

WISELearn Career Readiness Hub
A collaborative space where educators can find the tools necessary to help students make more Informed choices about life after high school. Find all of the great resources created by educators, districts, CESA coordinators, and the DPI relative to Academic and Career Planning and Career Readiness in one spot.

Expect to see some major updates and additions over the next few months to the WISELearn Career Readiness Hub.

Questions on these resources can be directed to Karin Smith, ACP and Dual Enrollment Education Consultant.

–submitted by Karin Smith, ACP and Dual Enrollment Education Consultant, CTE Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction