Education ALIVE is a non-profit formed to meet to curriculum needs of schools and individuals as they pursue the requirements for the Individual Career Academic Pathway. Moving students from what they know to who they will become is a process we take seriously.
In this curriculum, students are able to have authentic job shadow experiences−without the logistics of leaving the classroom. This process begins to change the narrative for a student as they are able to understand how they can prepare for potential careers, bringing learning to life.
Curriculum is built around recorded interviews with career mentors and job shadowing experiences. It is these videos and resources that produce a greater capacity for learning in students. The curriculum is a conduit for student interaction with each other, as well as with their parents, teachers, community partners and stakeholders.
We have specifically designed this curriculum to bring about "Cornerstone Moments", as the students build bridges to bring about stronger communities and concern for the well-being of others. This is beneficial to emotional health, both for the one serving and the one receiving, as connection is a critical component of anyone's well-being and growth as a person. The Cornerstone Moment occurs when the student finds particular needs or problems in which they want to be part of the change or solution. This is typically when a student begins to have the driving direction and fuel to learn and move from what they know to who they will become.
Education ALIVE is an ongoing movement of learning and growth. We are committed to bringing life to learning.
Oklahoma wins $2 million as a statewide grant for early college and career initiatives.
Governor signs bill that develops ICAP: Individual Career Academic plan
Individual Career Academic Plan Oklahoma Legislation Requirements
In order to be successful later in life, students need to make a plan for their future now.
This tool kit is for the educator. This is not a to-do list, but suggestions that may be helpful.
Stages for success: Awareness, Exploration, Preparedness, and Action.
A Job Shadow Experience Empowers Learning to be Student Driven.
Create your own college start account. This resource is a navigational tool both for educators and students.
Oklahoma Career Tech: an easy online tool available for all Oklahomans. your student knows what they want to do this will be very beneficial.
An ICAP is a multi-year process that guides students as they explore career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. Family, student and educators collaborate to develop the ICAP, which equips students with the awareness, knowledge and skills to create their own meaningful exploration of college and career opportunities. The ICAP is an evolving document that reflects students’ changing passions, aptitudes, interests and growth.
Life beyond high school requires different competencies than in the past, and are ever-changing. By 2025, three of four Oklahoma jobs will require education or training beyond high school. When students complete an ICAP, they discover which pathways fit their unique talents and what kind of academic preparation and experiences will prepare them for in-demand careers, some of which may not even exist when they graduate from high school.
When students complete a meaningful ICAP process, they:
1. Connect the relevance of education to their future goals.
2. Create secondary and postsecondary course plans to pursue their career and life goals.
3. Strategically select a postsecondary pathway to align with self-defined career, college and life goals.
4. Establish better communication and engagement between school and home.
5. Understand and demonstrate career exploration and career planning.
An ICAP has a strong, intentional connection with readiness for career and college. An ICAP identifies student interests, skills, postsecondary and workforce goals and experiences that lead to a meaningful plan that charts the progress needed to prepare students for college, career and life.
It should include:
• Career and college interest surveys
• Written postsecondary and workforce goals and progress toward those goals
• Scores on assessments (required state and federal assessments and a college and career ready assessment)
• Experiences in service learning and/or work environments including apprenticeships, internships, mentorships, job shadowing and others
• Intentional sequence of courses that reflects progress toward the postsecondary goal (this may include identified career pathways or career endorsements)
• Academic progress.
ICAP is not just another graduation checklist – it is student-driven and student-owned. This plan will empower them to:
In a meaningful ICAP process, a student creates secondary and postsecondary course plans in pursuit of their career and life goals. They strategically select a postsecondary pathway to align with self-defined career, college and life goals. They establish better communication and engagement between school and home. They understand and demonstrate career exploration and career planning. (The Oklahoma State Department of Education)
Education ALIVE fulfills the goals of ICAP and more. This curriculum content can be used in a variety of ways with different-aged students. It can be self-paced or taught in a structured or semi-structured classroom. It is very flexible, yet allows for an individualized approach, great depth of understanding, and personal application.
What students are saying about Education ALIVE:
71% of students say Education ALIVE has helped to determine their future goals.
58% of students say their classes now seem more relevant.
50% felt encouraged to have conversations with their parents about career goals.
83% would like to visit a place of training to learn more about a career that interests them.
Education ALIVE offers extensive career exploration to give students choice in where they would like to fit in, without the difficulty of logistics.
Education ALIVE even provides students with resources to explore field trips in the career that intrigues them.
What does Education ALIVE offer?
1. Extensive Career Exploration
2. Leadership Curriculum
3. Teacher Training
5. Student Leader Retreats
Leadership is the cornerstone component to a meaningful ICAP process.
Education ALIVE is creating the next generation of leaders!
Our curriculum creates vision by opening doors to real experiences for students. This process creates transformation--bringing clarity and focus to a newfound career plan.