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College, Career and Technical Education

Spring 2021 Signal Success Training for Work Readiness for High School Students

Again this spring DESE is offering high school educators the opportunity to be trained in Signal Success, a proven comprehensive work-readiness curriculum that helps teens develop essential skills for future success. Signal Success is intended to be offered to students throughout the high school years who will be participating in career development experiences, including freshman and sophomore year exploration courses and other work-based learning experiences.

In this interactive training opportunity, facilitated by experts from Commonwealth Corporation, participants will discuss the overall structure of the curriculum and how it is being used with different populations; explore key components of Signal Success and understand how best to implement a variety of core activities and instructional techniques; and begin to discuss how to best support learning objectives and address challenges specific to different implementation models and student needs. The training is intended for high school educators who are creating broad career exploration courses and/or have received a designation for an Innovation Pathway, or who are considering applying for that designation in school year 2021-2022. Schools are encouraged to bring 2 staff members to be trained.

The training takes place from 9:30–11:30 and will be conducted online on four dates, as follows: May 4th; May 6th; June 4th; and June 8th, 2021. Kindly choose the date that works best for your team. Meeting information, including login details, will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours of the chosen session(s). Contact Kerry Akashian or Jennifer Gwatkin with any questions.

Last Updated: April 1, 2021

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