Websites

This section contains links to:

  • reputable sites that provide relevant information on advisor/advisee or mentoring processes and programs.
  • the most trusted career websites that both advisors and students can search as they explore careers
  • other state advisory programs to allow advisors and steering committee members to explore additional lessons and tools that may fit your schools needs
  • other topic-specific websites with tools and lesson plans to compliment lessons
Advisement/Mentoring Resources

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
http://www.esrnational.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2&zenid=944c00df915f370bb5b301c964de91f0

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.

Mentoring Resources

http://www.solutionsforamerica.org/healthyfam/mentoring-programs.html

http://www.beamentor.org/coordfrms/Training%20for%20Mentors.PDFMargaret Wheatley

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

Positive Behavior Supports http://www.pbis.org/ and http://miblsi.cenmi.org/Home.aspx and SWPBIS www.sharedwork.org (Community of Practice-states that are working on this Nationally)

RESPECT AND PROTECT Respect and ProtectNew

http://wvde.state.wv.us/osshp/main/RespectandProtectNew.html   

[MS POWERPOINT] Respect and Protect

... NORMS. What are the norms in your school? Student norms; Staff; Administrative;
Parental. What Is Respect & Protect? ... Goals of Respect & Protect. ...
wvde.state.wv.us/osshp/main/documents/WVPositiveSchoolClimateModel-NOVIDEO.PPT - 2008-09-16 - Text Version

[MS POWERPOINT] Slide 1

West Virginia Office of Healthy Schools. Respect & Protect/SAT Workshop.
February 2 & 3. How to determine your MOVIE STAR NAME. Write ...
wvde.state.wv.us/osshp/main/documents/Feb207.ppt - 2007-02-13 - Text Version
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WV Model for Positive School Climate

... WV Model for Postive School Climate. February 2 & 3 SAT Meeting. Charleston Marriott.
Don's Respect and Protect. PowerPoint Presentation. Opportunities. Group Notes ...
wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/RespectandProtectNew.html - 19k - Cached

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.
Monthly Themes for Enhancing Student and Learning Supports at a School
http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/schoolsupport.htm

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.


Career Websites

WV Programs of Study
http://careertech.k12.wv.us/ProgramsofStudy.htm

This website provides the most updated information to assist student in completing their ISTP Plans. It includes:

  • career and technical clusters and concentrations available in West Virginia
  • specific courses related to each concentration
  • occupations and industry certifications available
  • post-secondary choices for skilled and professional pathways
  • alignment with Policy 2510 and the National Career Cluster Standards.

Pathways to Success

America's Job Bank Visit this site to see how to find the job that's right for you.  Employers searching for someone like you post thousands of new jobs daily.

DOL Seal - Link to DOL Home Page U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics


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 Skills-Based Projections.
Contains links to national sites, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other state LMI pages.

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.

Free career info at www.pheaa.org, and www.aessuccess.org

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
Games for every grade level (grade 3-adult) teaching career exploration/research, work skills and character building. Call 1-800-700-8940 to order games and facilitator's kit, and call 772-461-4164 (Ethel Keeley …ethelskeeley@earthlink.net) for on-line training.

CareerOneStop Logo

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
www.acrnetwork.org

Advisory Programs from Other States

Georgia Handbook of Advisory Activities

Indiana
http://www.doe.state.in.us/media/video/ss_advisory1.html

Louisiana
http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/uploads/4879.pdf

Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Center
(includes K-12 scope and sequence content standards and lesson plans)
http://missouricareereducation.org/curr/cmd/guidanceplacementG/elearning

North Carolina
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/guidance/scos/

Ohio
http://www.ohiocareerdev.org/ Ohio Career Development Program
http://www.ocis.org/ Ohio Career Information System

Oklahoma http://www.okcareertech.org/guidance

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

Pa Toolkit for CEW Standards www.pacareerstandards.com

PA School Counselor website www.psca-web.org

PA Career Guide and Teacher's Resource Booklet www.paworkstats.state.pa.us

This next section has additional resources for planning lessons.

http://4teachers.org/tools 4Teachers.org works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars. There are also tools for student use. Discover valuable professional development resources addressing issues such as equity, ELL, technology planning, and at-risk or special-needs students.

Character Education Click here for Character Education lesson plans.

40 Development Assets

Transitions

Middle School Transitions: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/middleschool/index.html This website is filled with information, ideas and activities for successfully transitioning middle school students.