This section contains links to:
Act for Youth This is a great site for tools and policy, school connectedness, and positive youth development. Includes tools to use with students, PowerPoint presentations for training teachers, and activities http://www.actforyouth.net/default.asp?ID=schoolConnectedness3
Mentoring Guidebook http://www.pyd.org/storage/guidebook.pdf and Mentor Matching http://www.pyd.org/mm : Developed by Partners™ for Youth with Disabilities Mentoring programs that assist young people to reach their full potential.
Search Institute http://www.search-institute.org/educators
Solutions for America http://www.solutionsforamerica.org/healthyfam/mentoring-programs.html
The Advisory Guide Excellent resource, but costs $32 THE ADVISORY GUIDE
The Advisory Guide helps secondary educators design and implement an advisory program tailored to their school’s needs and goals whether in large or small, independent, or charter schools. In this comprehensive guide, the design chapters present snapshots of various advisory models, and help planning teams think through nine major issues that should be addressed in order for the program and faculty advisors to get off to a good start. The implementation chapters offer facilitation tips, suggestions for using 15 different formats, and over 130 sample activities organized around ten advisory themes, including student orientation, community building, tools for school and learning, goal-setting and assessment, life skills, and career exploration. Perfect for large and small schools, independent and public.
Roads to Success (www.roadstosuccess.org is a 7th through 12th grade guidance program that addresses college, career and life skills readiness for all students. The program is designed to install easily into school schedules (in 45-minute weekly workshops), can be delivered by guidance counselors and educators with a range of experience and minimal preparation. The Roads to Success curriculum is designed to have long term impact on student outcomes in terms of post-secondary education and career attainment. Some of the LINKS lessons are supplied by Roads to Success. RTS was an active partner as we developed the LINKS lesson showing great willingness to share resources they had developed.
Leadership This website (Greenbrier Leadership Institute) contains leadership style assessments and other tools and resources to assist in building leadership capacity of school leaders and students.
MentoringTips and Tricks http://newteachersupport.suite101.com/article.cfm/building_relationships_with_students
Building Parent/Teacher Relationships http://www.teachermagazine.org/tm/articles/2008/05/12/08hendersonmappcarvermentor.h19.html
School-wide Positive Behavior Programs
RESPECT AND PROTECT Respect and ProtectNew
[MS POWERPOINT] Respect and Protect
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Capturing Kids Hearts CKH is a skill-driven, participatory experience where teachers, staff, and administrators learn and practice postive, caring and respectful behavior and skills they will use and model in their schools.
Let’s Move! WV
The West Virginia Department of Education has made physical wellness a priority as the state strives to educate the whole child. “Let’s Move! WV –Active Schools Campaign” recommends schools accumulate 15 minutes of daily physical activity in addition to physical education and recess during the school day to help meet the national recommendation for children and adolescents to participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily. Resources are available on the Office of Healthy Schools website http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/LetsMove.php.
WV Programs of Study
This website provides the most updated information to assist student in completing their ISTP Plans. It includes:
Pathways to Success
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/search/ooh.asp?ct=OOH Students can search careers by job title and job demand.
WORKFORCE WV http://www.wvbep.org/bep/LMI/default.htm
Contains occupational employment
and wages for State, MSA, Workforce Investment Areas and other states. Includes
WV Clearinghouse http://wvclear.wvstateu.edu/
The WV Clearinghouse provides a statewide centralized database and resource center for students seeking educational opportunities and employers seeking to hire West Virginians, as well as links to financial aid resources and trainers.
WV EDUCATION PLANNER http://wv.educationplanner.org/education_planner/wv/default.asp?sponsor=2869
West Virginia Education Planner is your one-stop education website. This website contains information to help students find a career, choose a college, university or career school, apply and pay for postsecondary education, then move into the working world. The site contains tools including career interest inventories, resume and essay builders, study skills, college search tools, information and applications for scholarship and financial aid, and registration and study tools for the ACT and SAT.
http://wvde.state.wv.us/osshp/section1/ResourceManual.htm WV Counselors Resource Manual
http://www.thejobjourney.org/education.shtml The Job Journey
The "Real Game" series at www.realgame.org
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/videos.asp?id=27&nodeid=27 Career One Stop Videos by Cluster
National Career Development Association NCDA Career Resources http://associationdatabase.com/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/resources
Variety Of Career Information From American Career Resource Network
Advisory Programs from Other States
Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Center
South Dakota http://doe.sd.gov/octe/TAA
SPRING HILL BRANCH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT - Texas http://cms.springbranchisd.com/ci/ADVISORYLESSONS/tabid/8161/Default.aspx Click on advisory lessons for Grade 6-12 lessons
Washington State Advisory Curriculum http://www.k12.wa.us/navigation101/curriculum.aspx
New PA Career Zone www.pacareerzone.org