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Career Choices Newsletter -- Sept. 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015 ~ In this edition:

Happy New Year! Welcome Back to School!

As the anticipation and excitement of the new school year settles into familiar daily routines, we want to pause and thank you for the hard work and effort you devote to your students. In all of the hustle and bustle of the back-to-school season, it’s important to reflect on the hoped-for result -- to provide students with the tools they need to become happy, self-sufficient adults who strengthen their families, communities, and country. It’s hard work, sure, but in pursuit of a noble goal. Thank you!

Things to Keep in Mind as You Begin the Year

"To provide an optimal learning environment for students, teachers must create an intellectually safe space, where risk-taking is celebrated as much as getting the right answer."Maria Boeke Mongillo writes for SmartBlog on Education.

This idea is especially important for theCareer Choicesseries classroom, and Mongillo offers five suggestions to help educators create this type of environment.

"Celebrate process and progress over product…Remember students need challenge to change…Teach who you are…Model and mediate student interactions…Include and engage."

Read the full blog post!

New Professional Development Opportunities

Graduate Certificate Opportunity with Eastern Oregon University

This fall, Eastern Oregon University is offering two new classes:Get Focused…Stay Focused!™ Overview andGet Focused…Stay Focused!™ Implementation. You can earn a 15-creditGet Focused...Stay Focused!™ Program and Curriculum Specialist graduate certificate while working on to earn your Master of Science in Education through the online curriculum at Eastern Oregon University.

Classes start September 28, 2015, so apply today! If you have questions, please contact Dr. Danny Mielke.

Site Visit & Workshop at Derby High School (Derby, Kansas)

Derby High School invites your leadership team for an onsite visit and professional development retreat. You'll learn more about the ground-breaking Success 101 class andGet Focused...Stay Focused!™ model that Principal Hamblin's team has implemented with great success. Fall 2015-2016 started the third year of full implementation of Success 101 at Derby High School and the first year of using theGet Focused...Stay Focused!™ Module 1. Your team will benefit from the experience of the Derby Team as they highlight potential pitfalls, discuss helpful strategies, and share results!Get full details and registration information!

Free Webinars to Support Your Use of theCareer ChoicesSeries

Academic Innovations is offering free webinars. Presented by our curriculum support staff,Career Choicessenior trainers,Career ChoicesMentor Teachers, and other special guests, these sessions cover a wide variety of topics related to the implementation of theCareer Choicesseries curriculum and online enhancements, including,, and ®.

Our next webinar is tomorrow, so sign up today!

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