Effective Educators
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Effective teaching involves a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills students will require to be successful in the workplace someday. In this fast-changing world of work, educators need to be equipped with the resources to navigate this constant change in order to successfully meet the needs of their students.

Professional development courses are designed to support decision-making at a policy level and enhance student outcomes by understanding the connection between skill attainment and workplace success.

  • Connecting to High-Value Careers
  • Career Ready and Equitable Approach to Success
  • Best Practices for Teaching & Learning

Learn how to navigate labor market information as a guiding factor in education policy, career-focused learning, and community partnerships

Informed insights from labor market data can inform education policy and encourage the practice of career-focused learning that is aligned with workforce needs. When labor market information is part of career exploration, planning, and policy, students benefit from a more comprehensive and complete career preparation experience that acknowledges job trends and helps students position themselves for high-value careers.

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Introduction to Labor Market Exploration for Educators

This introductory course looks at how labor market information can be used to connect with the future of work and reveal critical directions for policy and practice that supports employment success for students. Each module concludes with a brief learning assessment.

Duration: (4) 1-hour modules

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Exploring High-Value Careers with Students

In this course, methods for identifying and connecting students with local high-value careers are discussed. Career exploration tools are introduced that can be used alongside labor market information to assist in informing and preparing students for career opportunities in their communities. Each module concludes with a brief learning assessment.

Duration: (3) 1-hour modules

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Using LMI to Build Education-Industry Partnerships

This course explores the use of LMI to identify high-value careers and establish connections with local employers offering these career opportunities. Strategies for assessing and responding to local workforce needs are introduced as well as methods for building work-based learning opportunities for students.

Duration: (4) 1-hour modules

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Advanced Topics in Labor Market Exploration

COMING SOON! This course delves deeper into terms, definitions, and strategies that support effective and efficient use of labor market information. Completion of this course supports accurate use of LMI and the ability to compile LMI into well well-organized reports.

Learn how to understand existing barriers to equity within your current programs and map career programs to achieve equity at your school

Equity that begins with career education becomes an equalizing educational experience. These professional development courses are focused on the efforts required to meet the needs of underserved students. Learn how to create inclusive programs and create an equitable approach to career pathways for all students.

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The Career Ready and Equitable Approach to Creating Pathways for All Students

Learn how to identify and address barriers to equity within your career programs.
 
Module 1: Understanding barriers to equity with career programs
 
Module 2: Addressing barriers to equity with your career programs
 
Module 3: Removing barriers in career programs
 
Module 4: Mapping career pathways within your schools to achieve equity
 
Module 5:  Resources and toolkit for equity within your career programs
 
Duration: (5) 1-hour modules
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HOPE

The HOPE course takes you through 4 1-hour modules: Honor, Opportunity, Perspective, and Empathy. This professional development course is prepared by Hasan Davis.

Honor: Recognizing that relationships are key to success, this session will provide a framework and tools to honor the voice, experience and history of the clients. Creative engagement tools like the Bio Poem and Value Mining will be used to explore personality, choices, and history. The session will draw on tools already available like Real Colors. 

Opportunity: Recognizing that clients may not imagine a future and may not be aware of the supports available to them, this session will provide a framework and tools to open the clients to the future, to opportunities and to supports. Creative engagement tools like Visioning and Asset Mapping will be introduced. The session will draw on techniques already available like motivational interviewing. 

Perspective: Recognizing that clients may be trapped in the narrative of a single story, this session will provide a framework and tools for introducing multiple perspectives. Attention will be paid to recognizing a fixed mindset and moving clients to a growth mindset. Tools like Forecasting and Backcasting will be introduced. The session will draw on participants’ understanding of adolescent brain development.

Empathy: Reecognizing the importance of moving clients to action, this session will provide tools and techniques to support clients in committing to action. The session will explore the barriers to action and how barriers to action can be connected to the clients’ lived experiences. Tools like the accountability pathway and action commitments will be introduced. The session will draw on participants’ understanding of trauma informed care. 

Duration: (4) 1-hour modules

Learn how teachers can adopt best practices that deliver personalized-learning instruction to accelerate learning.
Digital teaching platforms, new technology, and continuous change can create chaos for educators instead of serving the needs of the teacher and students. This new program is designed to deliver best practices that can be easily implemented in the classrooms. Teachers will learn how to leverage resources to build a robust career-focused program to drive student success.

Learn how to navigate labor market information as a guiding factor in education policy, career-focused learning, and community partnerships

Informed insights from labor market data can inform education policy and encourage the practice of career-focused learning that is aligned with workforce needs. When labor market information is part of career exploration, planning, and policy, students benefit from a more comprehensive and complete career preparation experience that acknowledges job trends and helps students position themselves for high-value careers.

Introduction to Labor Market Exploration icon

Introduction to Labor Market Exploration for Educators

This introductory course looks at how labor market information can be used to connect with the future of work and reveal critical directions for policy and practice that supports employment success for students. Each module concludes with a brief learning assessment.

Duration: (4) 1-hour modules

Exploring High-Value Careers icon

Exploring High-Value Careers with Students

In this course, methods for identifying and connecting students with local high-value careers are discussed. Career exploration tools are introduced that can be used alongside labor market information to assist in informing and preparing students for career opportunities in their communities. Each module concludes with a brief learning assessment.

Duration: (3) 1-hour modules

Using LMI to Build Education-Industry Partnerships icon

Using LMI to Build Education-Industry Partnerships

This course explores the use of LMI to identify high-value careers and establish connections with local employers offering these career opportunities. Strategies for assessing and responding to local workforce needs are introduced as well as methods for building work-based learning opportunities for students.

Duration: (4) 1-hour modules

Labor Market Exploration icon

Advanced Topics in Labor Market Exploration

COMING SOON! This course delves deeper into terms, definitions, and strategies that support effective and efficient use of labor market information. Completion of this course supports accurate use of LMI and the ability to compile LMI into well well-organized reports.

Learn how to understand existing barriers to equity within your current programs and map career programs to achieve equity at your school

Equity that begins with career education becomes an equalizing educational experience. These professional development courses are focused on the efforts required to meet the needs of underserved students. Learn how to create inclusive programs and create an equitable approach to career pathways for all students.

Creating Pathways for All Students icon

The Career Ready and Equitable Approach to Creating Pathways for All Students

Learn how to identify and address barriers to equity within your career programs.
 
Module 1: Understanding barriers to equity with career programs
 
Module 2: Addressing barriers to equity with your career programs
 
Module 3: Removing barriers in career programs
 
Module 4: Mapping career pathways within your schools to achieve equity
 
Module 5:  Resources and toolkit for equity within your career programs
 
Duration: (5) 1-hour modules
HOPE course icon

HOPE

The HOPE course takes you through 4 1-hour modules: Honor, Opportunity, Perspective, and Empathy. This professional development course is prepared by Hasan Davis.

Honor: Recognizing that relationships are key to success, this session will provide a framework and tools to honor the voice, experience and history of the clients. Creative engagement tools like the Bio Poem and Value Mining will be used to explore personality, choices, and history. The session will draw on tools already available like Real Colors. 

Opportunity: Recognizing that clients may not imagine a future and may not be aware of the supports available to them, this session will provide a framework and tools to open the clients to the future, to opportunities and to supports. Creative engagement tools like Visioning and Asset Mapping will be introduced. The session will draw on techniques already available like motivational interviewing. 

Perspective: Recognizing that clients may be trapped in the narrative of a single story, this session will provide a framework and tools for introducing multiple perspectives. Attention will be paid to recognizing a fixed mindset and moving clients to a growth mindset. Tools like Forecasting and Backcasting will be introduced. The session will draw on participants’ understanding of adolescent brain development.

Empathy: Reecognizing the importance of moving clients to action, this session will provide tools and techniques to support clients in committing to action. The session will explore the barriers to action and how barriers to action can be connected to the clients’ lived experiences. Tools like the accountability pathway and action commitments will be introduced. The session will draw on participants’ understanding of trauma informed care. 

Duration: (4) 1-hour modules

Learn how teachers can adopt best practices that deliver personalized-learning instruction to accelerate learning.
Digital teaching platforms, new technology, and continuous change can create chaos for educators instead of serving the needs of the teacher and students. This new program is designed to deliver best practices that can be easily implemented in the classrooms. Teachers will learn how to leverage resources to build a robust career-focused program to drive student success.

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