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Student Success Overview

Student SuccessCareer & Life PathwaysGreater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Tecumseh Vista Academy

Risk and Resiliency

Individual Pathways Planning (IPP)

New Career/Life EducationProgram

Applied Level Strategy OSSLT EQAOFocus this year

36% gap28% gapVisionall students leave secondary school with a clear plan for their initial postsecondary destination. (p. 8)Core Beliefsall students can be successful;success comes in many forms;there are many pathways to success. (p. 9)Education & Career/Life Planning

Four step inquiry-based framework to guide schools in the delivery of K-12 education & career/life planning programIndividual Pathways Plan (IPP) Grades 7 12supporting students in identifying their personal interests, strengths, needs, and aspirations and in using this knowledge of themselves to inform their learning opportunities

The IPP can provide additional insight into the students particular learning strengths, needs, interests, and aspirations. This understanding can inform the teachers work in developing the student profile Creating Pathways to SuccessKnowing the Learner

Student EngagementThis document supersedes Choices Into Action: Guidance and Career Education Program Policy for Ontario Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1999.

Ontario schools will begin to implement the policy outlined in this document in September 2013. Full implementation will begin in September 2014.

2.3.1 Beliefs about Student SuccessWhat students believe about themselves and their opportunities, and what their peers and the adults in their lives believe about them, significantly influences the choicesstudents make and the degree to which they achieve their goals. The education and career/life planning program policy for Ontario schools is based on three corebeliefs, namely, that; all students can be successful; success comes in many forms; there are many pathways to success.4SSI Session(1)_1002 & 1003Knowing Yourself

To help answer the question Who am I?, students will:

identify the characteristics that describe who they are (e.g., interests, strengths, intelligences, accomplishments, values, and skills, which include the learning skills and work habits evaluated on the provincial report cards ) Knowing the Learner

Student EngagementPage 17 of the document asks the student to address four questions:Who am I?What are my opportunities?Who do I want to become?What is my plan for achieving my goals?5SSI Session(1)_1002 & 1003Transition process is starts in grade 7 and continues to grade 9.Grade 7 classes meet with Student Success Teacher from their feeder schools and begin the discussion about expectations for high schoolGrade 8 classes take part in transition activities that vary from school to school. Activities include: fun days, bottle rockets, visits grade 11 leadership students, Pathways Games and visits from Guidance Counsellors Transition to High SchoolTransitioning continues once Grade 9 students get to high school to help smooth the transitionActivities vary depending on the school and include: Grade 9 Orientation, Grade 9 Day, Grade 9 & 12 Retreat, Breakfast Buddy Program to pair grade 9s with a grade 12 mentor, welcome assembly and also Grade 9 Meet the Teacher to help parents with the transition.Transition to High SchoolPresentations by organizations such as: St. Clair Society of Architects, Skills Canada, Chartered Professional AccountantsIn school University & College VisitsSkilled Trades Womens DinnerCollege Information Program and University Information ProgramTake Our Kids to Work DayManufacturing DayIndividual Academic and Career Counselling Classroom Guest speakers

Our students are provided opportunities to prepare for the transition to their initial post-secondary destinationHow are we supporting our kids for Post Secondary Education. We are providing multiple opportunities for students to look at what is out there and prepare for post secondary destinations. 8Requirement for all students in grades 7-12Must be reviewed at least twice a yearDocumentation of career/life exploration will be web-based using Career CruisingIntegrate the web-based IPP with the Student Information System (SIS)Career/Life Planning & the IPP becomes a shared responsibility between teachers, Student Success Teachers and Guidance Counsellors

Individual Pathways Plan

An exciting part of this document is the requirement for student to complete an Individual Pathways Plan, or IPP. This is a web based program that will be visited at least twice a year by students to assist them in exploring careers, identifying skills and abilities and documenting this. Students will be working with subject teachers, guidance counsellors and student success teachers to see how their skills and abilities fit into possible career opportunities and post secondary destinations. 9Individual Pathways Plan (IPP)

Introduced to all grade 10 students within the system(GLC 20)Piloted in three (3) Family of Schools within the systemThe IPP is based on 4 inquiry questions. These are essential to students evaluation and self reflection of their skills and abilities and how they apply to possible post secondary destinations. These questions are reviewed continually every year and are captured in the IPP for students to reflect on year after year.10Acts as the electronic portfolio of the IPP.This data collection warehouse stores the evidence of our students career/life exploration based on the four guiding inquiry questions.Students complete assessments to determine a career or career sector match based on interest and skill.Students are able to explore careers and sectors that interest them and research post-secondary education or training program requirements.Research colleges, apprenticeship or universities and their specific programs.Develop a resume for job searches.

Career Cruising11

The IPP could be used to generate other communication products or tools.

Under Construction/Development12The Specialist High Skills Majoropportunity to customize the high school experience focus on skills relevant to the world of work targets all 4 pathwaysstudent success initiative 1,604 programs provincially 661 secondary schools with at least one SHSM10.5% of the students in the province in a SHSM

SHSM Components1. Bundled Credits 4 major credits, 2-4 other credits, co-op2. Certification and Training 3. Experiential Learning and Career Exploration Activities4. Reach Ahead Experiences5. Essential Skills and Work Habits

GECDSB SectorsAgricultureArts & CultureBusinessConstructionEnergyEnvironmentHealth & WellnessHospitality and TourismICTManufacturingTransportation

SHSM SectorsNon-GECDSB SectorsAviation & AerospaceForestryHorticulture & LandscapingJustice, Community Safety, and Emergency ServicesMiningNon-profitSports

Benefits of the Programpromotes multiple pathways for successSHSM students are more successful in all pathways in terms of marks and credits than those not in the SHSM programstudents are more marketable in a very competitive workplaceallows students to gain work experience Youth Unemployment Rate in Ontario in July 20.1% (HRSDC, 2013)


OYAP STUDENT- a student that is completing their co-op placement in an apprenticeable trade. This is available for any Grade 11 or 12 student at any secondary school in the system.

OYAP PROGRAMS- these 2 year programs are available at specific secondary schools and follow the schedule shown below (except Leamington Cook)

KEY POINTS:Students must have 14 credits (including Math and English) before entering an OYAP Program.All OYAP students must be 16 years old and have 16 credits before their co-op placement begins.Transportation to OYAP schools is available in most cases. Students must provide their own transportation to the work placement.Some placements are paid (Herman, General Amherst, Sandwich). Previous OYAP students have earned as much as $35,000Students can become REGISTERED apprentices with the MTCU (Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities)OYAPONTARIO YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

17- Development of a new OYAP Policy and Procedure manual for teachers.- Creation of a Trevlac Data Management system for OYAP students.- Marketing/Promotion:Development of new OYAP flyers for all programsBus shelter advertisementsWindsor Magazine advertisement18 OYAP, Co-op, Guidance teachers to OYAP conference Oct 17,18Manufacturing Day, October 4

- Girls/Women in Trades MTCU Grant ($17,000) (new this year)1) Reach Ahead field trip for Grade 8 students to local secondary school Technical Departments2)Reach Ahead field trip for secondary school girls enrolled in technical classes to local manufacturing, automotive and construction facilities and St. Clair College FCEM, CCIP 3) Skills Canada Networking Dinner for Women, Nov.26, St. Clair College for the Arts4) Development of a OYAP Task Force to advance girls/women in technical classes/trades.


WFWE Workforce Windsor EssexWEST Womens Enterprise Skills TrainingMTCU Ministry of Training, Colleges and UniversitiesSWOIEC South Western Industry Education CouncilWEEDC Windsor Essex Economic Development Corp.Skills OntarioSt. Clair CollegeLocal Industry