Leland & Gray • Community-based Learning and Transition Planning based on Vermont’s Framework of Standards – Vital Results

Goal:

All students graduate achieving standards essential for postsecondary success in their career and community, based on Vermont’s Framework and Act 77 Flexible Pathways’ definition of transferable skills: “Transferable skills” refers to a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are believed to be critically important to success in today’s world, particularly in collegiate programs and modern careers.

 

Power Standards

Title and Number

Brief Description (see full description on page 3)

3.1 Goal Setting

 

Students assess their own learning by developing rigorous criteria for themselves, and use these to set goals and produce consistently high-quality work.

3.8 Personal Economics

Students demonstrate an understanding of personal economic decisions, and account for their decisions.

3.13 Roles and Responsibilities

Students analyze their roles and responsibilities in their family, their school, and their community.

3.14 Dependability and Productivity

Students demonstrate dependability, productivity, and initiative.

3.15 Career Choices

Students know about various careers.

3.16 Transition Planning

Students develop a plan for current and continued education and training to meet personal and career goals.

4.1 Service

Students take an active role in their community.

 

Some Opportunities for Students to Make Progress on the Power Standards

Cooperative and Career Education course at L&G

 

 

 

 

HEY workshops in career and community training or skills

Career Finance and Consumer Math courses at L&G

High-quality community service or service-learning project

Journey East

Paid employment

Independent studies

Program requiring high levels of student participation in the real world,

such as Habitat for Humanity or School for International Training

College or online courses addressing the standards

 

Student Demonstration of Achievement

Power Standard

Assessment Tool(s)

Adult Support of Student Learning

3.1 Goal Setting

Personalized Learning Plan

Advisor

3.8 Personal Economics

Written reflection or presentation

Coop teacher and/or case manager

3.13 Roles and Responsibilities

Creative reflection: poem, artwork, vignette, presentation, etc.

Coop teacher and/or case manager

3.14 Dependability and Productivity

Mentor evaluation or letter of recommendation

Coop teacher and/or case manager

3.15 Career Choices

Personalized Learning Plan

Advisor

3.16 Transition Planning

Personalized Learning Plan

Advisor

4.1 Service

40 hours of community-based learning completion form, signed and verified* (part of 21st century program)

After-school program coordinator

All components, plus best work in gr. 7-12

Electronic portfolio as part of the Personalized Learning Plan

Advisor and/or case manager

*10 hours per year highly recommended, unless a student’s Personalized Learning Plan includes Coop or other lengthy community-based learning.

 

Timeframe for Approvals and Program Implementation

Task

Person(s) Responsible

Timeframe

Assemble committee (especially of 2015-16 advisors and Act 77 students) and draft proposal that includes all the specifics, including timeline of implementation, multiyear impact on budget impact, and multiyear impact on identified faculty/staff

Phoebe, Nika, Melanie, Dorinne, Helen Beattie (consultant)

March 2015

Draft proposal and send to faculty council, and student council for feedback to make revisions

Committee

March 2015

Finalize proposal and present to the superintendent

Committee

April 2015

Finalize proposal and present to the School Board

Committee

May 12, 2015

Communicate finalized proposal to staff, parents and students

Committee

May-June 2015

Revise school documents to reflect new graduation requirements

Dorinne

May-Aug 2015

Create CBL and PLP forms for library, wall display on A-level, and webpages

Create process for mentor sign-ups and background checks

Write press release for area papers

Complete database of community-based learning opportunities

Faculty/staff-member(s) provided a stipend

June-Aug 2015

Begin program implementation and communication

Gr. 7-9 students, advisors, director of student services, case managers

August 2015