This event took place on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
When students discover their career interests, they often get more excited about school and can see the relevance of what they are learning. Middle and high schools are increasingly requiring that counselors and teachers work with students to map out their college and career paths. To engage today’s tech-savvy student, many districts offer individual learning plan programs online. Students are given online accounts with passwords to track classes; create an electronic portfolio of grades, test scores, and work; research careers; and organize their college search. Those exercises take an investment in technology, training, and personnel. Join Education Week for this webinar that examines the challenges and benefits of mapping student learning plans.
Chad d’Entremont, executive director, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, Cambridge, Mass.
Shelly Landry, Webster Complex lead counselor, Minneapolis School District
Caralee Adams, contributing writer, Education Week