1 Miami-Dade County Public Schools The school Board of Miami-Dade County , Florida Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman, Chair Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman, Vice Chair Dr. Dorohy Bendross-Mindingall Mr. Carlos L. Curbelo Mr. Renier Diaz de la Portilla Dr. Wilbert Tee Holloway Dr. Martin Karp Dr. Marta P rez Ms. Raquel A. Regalado Ms. Alexandra Garfinkle, Student Advisor Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho Superintendent of Schools Ms. Milagros R. Fornell Associate Superintendent Curriculum and Instruction Ms. Ava Goldman Administrative Director Office of Special Education and Educational Services Ms. Deborah A. Montilla District Director Division of Student Services ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. Ms. Deborah A. Montilla, Administrative Director, Division of Student Services Dr. Helen Blanch, Administrative Director, school Choice and Parental Options Dr. Michelle Ferguson, District Director, school Choice and Parental Options Ms. Lucia C. Herrera, Instructional Supervisor, Division of Student Services Ms.
2 Sandra Tilton, Curriculum Support Specialist, Division of Student Services LESSON PLAN DEVELOPMENT TASK GROUP. Mr. Anwar M. Ali, Career Specialist- William H. Turner Technical Arts High school Ms. Catherine Childress, Test Chairperson, William H. Turner Technical Arts High school Ms. Nancy Erdvig, CAP Advisor, William H. Turner Technical Arts High school Ms. Maria Espinosa, CAP Advisor, Division of Student Services Ms. Susan Giorgi, Director of Student Recruitment, miami dade College Ms. Josephine James, CAP Advisor, Division of Student Services Ms. Susan J. Kirk, Career Specialist, John A. Ferguson High school Mr. Daniel Leibow, Exceptional Student Education Teacher, Riverside Elementary school Ms. Robert E. Roddy, CAP Advisor, Dr. Michael M. Krop High school Ms. Rennina L. Turner, Assistant Principal, miami Central High school i Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Student Services Transition Programs This page has been intentionally left blank.
3 Ii Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Student Services Transition Programs SURVIVING MY FIRST YEAR AFTER HIGH school : Preparing Students for Post- secondary Education TABLE OF CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION. Statement of 1. Synopsis of Lesson Plans .. 3. Instructional Design .. 5. General Accommodations .. 7. Higher Order Thinking 11. GOAL I: Improving Your Personal Effectiveness (Suggested for 10th grade). Habits Determine Your Success in Life .. 13. Networking for Personal Success .. 21. Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone .. 29. Recognizing Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships .. 33. Communicating Effectively to Promote Healthy Relationships .. 51. Learning to Connect With People Who Are Not Like Me .. 59. GOAL II: Planning Your Life After High school (Suggested for 11th grade). Preparing to Leave High school .. 63. Readiness for Life After High school .. 71. Planning for Transition: A Case 79. Introduction to Options.
4 85. Post- secondary Options .. 91. Career/Technical school Overview .. 99. College Profiles .. 105. Learning College Terms .. 109. Financing Post- secondary Education .. 117. GOAL III: Succeeding Academically After High school (Suggested for 11th grade). Becoming a Super Student .. 127. College Web Site Scavenger Hunt .. 143. Business Card Exchange .. 147. GOAL IV: Surviving Away From Home (Suggested for 12th grade). Staying Safe .. 153. Time is on Your Side .. 159. Packing for Post- secondary Education .. 169. iii Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Student Services Transition Programs This page has been intentionally left blank. iv Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Student Services Transition Programs Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Student Services SURVIVING MY FIRST YEAR AFTER HIGH school : Preparing Students for Post- secondary Education STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has established the Articulation, Transition, and Orientation board rule as a proactive policy to improve social and professional skills of students.
5 This policy is also in place to increase the percentage of graduating students that pursue and are successful in post- secondary areas of enrichment. The Division of Student Services, cognizant of the fact that students require assistance and guidance, has identified specific goals to be addressed. school -site Student Services professionals, , Career Specialists, College Advisors, and Counselors will teach lessons addressing these goals which focus on improving personal effectiveness, planning life after high school , surviving after high school and succeeding in post- secondary academic institutions. Surviving My First Year After High school is a tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade curriculum consisting of lesson plans and activities that have been developed to address issues and competencies that impact student transition. The lesson plans developed in this document are designed to be informational, developmental, project-based, and include authentic assessment and real-world experiences.
6 An inquiry question is included in each lesson to stimulate thinking and to serve as a writing prompt in preparation for the lesson. The Sunshine State Standards, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Benchmarks, and the Student Development Framework Standards and Benchmarks are infused through four main goals: GOAL I: Improving Your Personal Effectiveness provides students with insights into their personal skills and the impact these skills will have on their future lives. They will be able to appreciate differences in people and develop an awareness of the importance of interpersonal skills. GOAL II: Planning Your Life After High school provides students with a clear understanding of options and opportunities they will have in the next phase of their life, after high school graduation. Students will be able to recognize and develop skills that are necessary for post- secondary planning and success, as they explore and determine a course of study for careers that are viable for them as individuals.
7 GOAL III: Succeeding Academically After High school provides students with an understanding of the skills needed to prepare for study at the post- secondary level. GOAL IV: Surviving Away from Home provides students with opportunities to develop realistic insights into their lives when they leave home. They will learn what to bring, and how to access support in all aspects of independent living. This curriculum was developed by M-DCPS, Division of Student Services teachers, counselors, and administrators to address transition strategies for all students. Changes and revisions to the curricula are not representative of the original version created by M-DCPS, Division of Student Services. 1 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Student Services Transition Programs This page has been intentionally left blank 2 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Student Services Transition Programs SYNOPSIS OF LESSON PLANS.
8 GOAL I Improving Your Personal Effectiveness (This goal is suggested to be delivered by the Trust Counselor beginning in the 10th grade.). Habits Determine Your Success in Life: The purpose of this lesson is to teach students how to acknowledge their personal habits and the impact habits can have on their lives. Networking for Personal Success: This lesson teaches students strategies and techniques to create and maintain networking relationships. Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone: This lesson is intended to teach students how to develop the skill of initiating conversations with people they do not know. Recognizing Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships: This lesson is designed to teach students how to recognize healthy vs. unhealthy relationships and learn what to do if they or someone they know is involved in an unhealthy relationship. Communicating Effectively to Promote Healthy Relationships: This lesson provides students with information that teaches them how to communicate effectively with mentors.
9 Learning to Connect With People Who Are Not Like Me: This lesson is designed to help students learn to appreciate the differences in people. GOAL II Planning Your Life After High school (This goal is suggested to be delivered by the College Advisor in collaboration with the Career Specialist in the 11th grade.). Preparing to Leave High school : Students will be familiar with factors that will help them achieve success and the options available to them after high school graduation. Readiness for Life After High school : The purpose of this lesson is to have students think about the next phase of their life and the changes that will be coming after they graduate. Planning for Transition: A Case Study: This lesson will assist students develop skills to make decisions and plan for transition to life after high school . Introduction to Options: Students will begin to develop decision-making skills that are necessary for career planning.
10 Post- secondary Options: This lesson is designed to teach students the difference between the post- secondary options they may have chosen. It reviews the differences between universities and colleges, private Schools , military, and apprenticeship options. Career/Technical school Overview: The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with information about vocational/technical Schools . College Profiles: The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with information on how to select and evaluate colleges based upon information gathered from available resources. Learning College Terms: The purpose of this lesson is to teach students the process involved in deciding to go to college, the terminology associated with required testing, college admission, and financial aid. Financing Post- secondary Education: This lesson is intended to teach students the basic expenses that are part of post- secondary education. Students will learn the benefits of effective money management during their first post- secondary year and develop a personal budget.