You Can Go!!!!!!!!!!
Brian Barnes
Educational Consultant, The College Board Florida Partnership
[email protected]
Unpacking…
•
Who is this Guy?
•
Just the Facts…
•
Why Challenge Yourself?
•
College and Career Readiness: What is it?
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Terms You Should Know
•
Great FREE Resources to Help You Get
Ready…
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Taking Action
The Florida Partnership
Hockey and
Horoscopes
College Admission Glossary
Handout #1 – Learn the Lingo!
Why Engage in
Rigorous Coursework???
“Without preparation, opportunity is an
empty promise.”
-Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice
How the World has Changed?
College might not be for everyone,
but knowledge is.
1900 Workplace Demands
Highly skilled
Low skilled
•Avg. age to enter work force
•Avg. age to leave work force
•Life expectancy
14
47
47
2010 Workplace Demands
Highly skilled
Low skilled
•Avg. age to enter the workplace 21
•Number of times to change jobs 5-8
>80
•Est. Life expectancy in 2100
Out of 100 9th Graders
70 Will Graduate From
High School
44 Will Enter College
30 Will Return to College For
Their Sophomore Year!
WHY???
It’s the Small Habits of Mind!
1. Stamina
• to read complex text and work to understand meaning
• to commit to rigor even though you know it’s challenging
“Eustress” vs. “Distress” (top athletes feel “EUSTRESS” before
competition because they are prepared!)
2. Study Skill Behavior
• homework as a habit – that will translate into “studying as a habit”
3. Stress-Management
• time-management is key
4. Self-Management
• relationships with Teachers, Administrators, Peers, etc. – recognize
those roles as “resources”
• resisting distractions
-from David Conley’s “Rethinking College Readiness” (Handout #2)
21 Will Earn a Bachelor's
Degree within Six Years
REPEAT!!!
Stamina
Study Skills
Stress Management
Self-Management
HOW????
Source: The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems Progress & Completion data
Thoughts to Consider…
• College matters — for life
• A college education is a gateway to success in today’s
knowledge-based, global economy.
• College is more than a classroom. It’s an important
opportunity to learn and grow as a person, gaining
independence, confidence and life skills.
• College graduates earn an average of $22,000 more per
year than high school graduates.
Average Earnings and Tax Payments of FullTime Year-Round Workers at Age 25 or
Older, by Education Level, 2011
$29,200
Why Challenge yourself now???
Students who take AP
courses and exams are
more likely than their
peers to complete a
bachelors degree in four
years or less.
(Source: Camara, Wayne. (2003).
College Persistence, Graduation,
and Remediation. College Board
Research Notes (RN-19). New
York, NY: College Board.)
AP Participation and Likelihood of
College Graduation
College Graduation Rate differences between “matched” AP and non-AP students*
Student Demographic
AP Exam Grade of
3 or higher
African-American
28% higher
Hispanic
28% higher
White
33% higher
Low-Income
26% higher
Not Low-Income
34% higher
*Matched students are those who have similar family backgrounds and standardized test scores
Source: Dougherty, Mellor & Jian, 2006
College-Eligible
vs.
College-Ready
19
Four Keys To College And Career Readiness
Key
Content
Knowledge
+ Key terms and
terminology
+ Factual information
+ Linking ideas
+ Organizing concepts
+ Common Core State
Standards (in
English/ literacy and
mathematics only)
+ Standards for
Success in Science,
Social Sciences,
Second Languages,
the Arts
Key
Cognitive
Strategies
Key
Learning
Skills &
Techniques
+ Time management
Key
Transition
Knowledge
& Skills
+ Admissions
requirements
+ Study skills
+ College types and
+ Goal setting
+ Self-awareness
+ Persistence
+ Collaborative learning
+ Student ownership of
learning
+ Technology proficiency
+ Retention of factual
information
20
missions
+ Career pathways
+ Affording college
+ College culture
+ Relations with
professors
+ Social/identity issues
in transitioning
Isn’t just being smart good
enough???
Willpower pays off!
=.
=.
First Generation College
Students: Visualize Success!!
Why Engage in Rigorous
Coursework?
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he
stands in moments of comfort and
convenience, but where he stands at times of
challenge and controversy.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Great College Research Resources
MyCollegeQuickstart – personal and based
on PSAT (AP Potential)
BigFuture – a tool for students to start
researching for themselves – let’s see how it
works!
http://media.collegeboard.com/CollegePlanning/media/pdf/BigFuture-College-Plan-Handout.pdf
http://media.collegeboard.com/CollegePlanning/media/pdf/BigFuture-College-Plan-LessonPlan.pdf
Handout #3 – Big Future Website
Let’s pretend you want to go to FSU…
Click “Applying” to see
specifics about what FSU
wants!
Here’s where you see what FSU
looks for in its applicants…
The school ranks what it
desires from applicants in
order from “Very
Important” to
“Considered”.
Throughout the site, you’ll find other kind
of “college-ready” information – like
financial aid…
So, what can we do at home?
To bridge the gap from school to the “worldly topics”, find
ways to integrate SPRITE from the past and present:
If you are planning to be
S“college-ready”,
ocial and Scientific you need to be
P“ready
olitical, Philosophical,
and Psychological
for the world.”
So,
Rpractice
elevant Issues in the News
reading, writing,
Intellectual (art, history, drama, literature, etc.)
speaking, and listening about
Technological
“wordly”
topics.
Environmental and Economic
Think SPRITE!!!
What does Crestview High School Offer?
– Handout #4
Look at the AP course offerings
each year. Know your strengths
and weaknesses and talk to
your counselor.
Contact Info:
Brian Barnes
Educational Manager, The College Board, Florida Partnership
Phone: 678-353-4219
[email protected]
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