Increase access to and success in College & Career

A comprehensive K-12 resource of ready-to-teach lessons to close the soft-skills gap and prepare students for life beyond high school.

The pathway to College & Career success

Over 300 lessons, assessments, & PBLs

The College & Career Exploration program is a five-part series that offers K-12 curriculum that is standards-aligned, using research-based instructional models to support a district-wide implementation.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
HABITS OF MIND
LIFELONG LEARNING STRATEGIES
CAREER EXPLORATION
COLLEGE EXPLORATION & PREPARATION

Create opportunities for students to apply and practice social and emotional skills in CASEL's core competencies:

  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-Making
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social Awareness

Teach students how to develop and strengthen ASCD’s Habits of Mind, such as:

  • Metacognition
  • Persisting
  • Questioning & Posing Problems
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking Independently
  • Growth Mindset

Ensure students develop the skills they need for success such as:

  • Accountability
  • Long-term Thinking
  • Organization
  • Resourcefulness
  • Self-advocacy
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Time Management

Provide a framework for students to make informed decisions about their career path, via:

  • Career-fit Analysis
  • Skills Assessments
  • Virtual Career Exploration (STEM, trades, media, and more)

Equip students with the information necessary to make decisions about post-graduation life, via:

  • College Application Guidance
  • Financial Aid Analysis
  • Goal-setting
  • Virtual Campus Tours

Over 300 lessons, assessments, & PBLs

The College & Career Exploration program is a five-part series that offers K-12 curriculum that is standards-aligned, using research-based instructional models to support a district-wide implementation.

Leverage Nearpod VR to guide students as they create their own path

Lessons provide access to rich VR experiences so students can evaluate their college and career fit. Students explore topics like class size, campus life, job sites and more to authentically prepare for life after high school.

Explore various college campuses to better understand their differences

Explore various job sites to learn more about career options in STEM, trade, media and more

Explore various college campuses to better understand their differences

Explore various job sites to learn more about career options in STEM, trade, media and more

Explore various college campuses to better understand their differences

Explore various job sites to learn more about career options in STEM, trade, media and more

Explore various college campuses to better understand their differences

Explore various job sites to learn more about career options in STEM, trade, media and more

Benefits of College & Career Exploration

Suzanne M. Laisney

Quote Nearpod increases students’ social emotional learning by enhancing student self-confidence, and by giving students voice and choice using a wide range of response options. The use of such an incredible and user-friendly tool empowers students and helps increase learner self-efficacy. Quote Dr. Theresa Kyle, Special Education Teacher, Purple Heart Elementary School, Socorro Independant School District.

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