Berkeley’s College & Career Awareness Week – March 6-10, 2017

2020 Vision for Berkeley’s Children & Youth
Presents:
2017 College & Career Awareness Week, March 6 – 10
Dream Forward: Discover – Learn – Live

The 2017 College & Career Awareness Summit is part of a week-long series of events to engage Berkeley’s students in college and career related activities beginning on March 6, 2017. Our goal is to create several opportunities for students to “dream forward” about future college and career possibilities.

Throughout the week, students of all ages, preschool through high school and beyond, will participate in college and career awareness activities that includes guest speakers talking about their professions, hands-on activities, fairs, presentations, student panels, school library programs and more. Below is an outline of many events planned for Berkeley’s public school students.

There will be a “Summit Kick Off” Tuesday morning, March 7th at 10:30am at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre that is open to the public. As the emcee for the event, Skyler Barton from Berkeley City College will welcome students from Berkeley Technology Academy, and Berkeley High School (BHS) students who participate in the AVID, RISE, Bridge and Y-Scholars programs. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, BUSD School Board President Ty Alper, Berkeley City College President Rowena Tomaneng, Berkeley City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley, and several students will be featured guest speakers.

The Summit is part of Berkeley’s remarkable community collaboration, the 2020 Vision for Berkeley’s Children & Youth, a cradle-to-career initiative launched in 2008 with the goal of providing equal opportunities for all children regardless of race, ethnicity or income and eliminating the achievement gap in Berkeley schools. The Summit is organized by the Mayor’s Office with other City staff, Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), Berkeley City College (BCC), UC Berkeley and other community partners.

For more information contact: Barret Donahue, College & Career Summit Event Coordinator, barretdonahue@berkeley.net

 

 

Day Activity Group
Mon – Fri Elementary Libraries – College & Career Focused Reading
Elementary
During library time, students will read, or have read to them by their Library Technicians, age appropriate books focused on College & Careers.
Tues, Wed, Thurs AVID Students “College Report” Presentations
Middle School
Longfellow Avid Students will display their “College Reports” which are outlined on poster board, in the halls. They will present what they’ve learned about the college they reported about to 8th grade classes during Advisory period, or teach-in during regular class time. There will be college infused curriculum in all classes. Include college & career awareness points in daily announcements.
Tuesday
March 7th
John Muir Elementary – Berkeley Park & Recreation
Classroom Visits
Elementary
Tuesday
March 7th
Cragmont Elementary – Berkeley Fire Dep’t. & Fire Truck Tour Elementary
Tuesday
March 7th
Willard – CTE Fire Science/EMT & Robotics STEM presentations at Middle Schools during 8th Grade Lunch
Middle & High School
Event to promote awareness of the exciting Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways that will be available to Middle School students as they matriculate to BHS. Lunchtime presentation will highlight CTE Pathways for Fire Science/EMT and Robotics (STEM). We will project exiting projects created by Berkeley High, Digital Media Students.
Tuesday
March 7th
Kick Off Event
Keynote Speaker President Rowena Tomaneng, Berkeley City College
Skyler Barton, BCC – “M.C.”
High School
Guest Speakers:
Mayor Jesse Arreguin, City of Berkeley
President Ty Alper, BUSD School Board (Tentative, Invited ?)
President Rowena Tomaneng, Berkeley City College
Tuesday
March 7th
BHS – College Culture
High School
BHS students will engage in a “speed dating” format as they sit with UC Berkeley students at the following stations:  Extra-curricular  Living away from home  Advocacy / college resources  Greek system
Tuesday
March 7th
BHS – College Culture
High School
BHS students will engage in a “speed dating” format as they sit with UC Berkeley students at the following stations:  Extra-curricular  Living away from home  Advocacy / college resources  Greek system
Tuesday
March 7th
BHS – UC Berkeley Students of Color Panel
A panel of current and former UCB students will discuss their experiences as a person of color on campus.
High School
Students will learn what the experience is like for students of color at an institution like UCB, comparing the pros/cons at more diverse campuses or Historically Black Colleges (HBCs)
Tuesday
March 7th
BHS – UC Berkeley Students of Color Panel
A panel of current and former UCB students will discuss their experiences as a person of color on campus.
High School
Students will learn what the experience is like for students of color at an institution like UCB, comparing the pros/cons at more diverse campuses or HBCs
Tuesday
March 7th
College Parent / High School Forum
High School
Bringing parents of college students together with parents of high school students to share their experiences.
Wednesday
March 8th
LeConte Elementary – Berkeley Park & Recreation
Assembly or Classroom Visits
Elementary
Wednesday
March 8th
CTE Fire Science/EMT & Robotics STEM presentations at Middle Schools during 8th Grade Lunch
Middle & High School
Event to promote awareness of the exciting Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways that will be available to Middle School students as they matriculate to BHS. Lunchtime presentation will highlight CTE Pathways for Fire Science/EMT and Robotics (STEM). We will project exiting projects created by Berkeley High, Digital Media Students.
Wednesday
March 8th
Berkeley City College Assessment Testing
Morning Orientation & Afternoon Assessments
High School + College
Wednesday
March 8th
Trades Panel – Dan McDunn
Plumber, Electrician, Carpenter/Woodworker & Building Inspector
High School
Wednesday
March 8th
Trades Panel – Dan McDunn
Plumber, Electrician, Carpenter/Woodworker & Building Inspector
High School
Wednesday
March 8th
BAYWORK Career Fair – Laney Community College
High School
Career Exploration Fair for high school students only
Engage high school students with hands-on/visual displays, materials, tools, or other exhibits (e.g. display boards, mechanical parts, pumps, etc.).

The morning session will feature local colleges, universities, and other post-secondary education providers who are looking to recruit high school students into their training programs/classes upon HS graduation.

Career Fair open to the general public
The afternoon Career Fair from 3:00-6:00 PM will be open to the general public and provides an opportunity for agencies to recruit for open positions and internship opportunities and to showcase local colleges and universities with education programs for engineering and the skilled trades. Career Fair tabling will include water and wastewater utilities as well as colleges, universities, veterans groups, trades schools, unions, and job preparation organizations.
Wednesday
March 8th
BHS – Berkeley High Alumni Panel
Students will have the opportunity to have a Q & A with Berkeley High graduates from 5 – 10 years ago, those who’ve transitioned “successfully” as well as those who have struggled
High School
Students will gain perspective on the process of graduationg from high school, attempting / completing college and entering the workforce
Wednesday
March 8th
BHS – Berkeley High Alumni Panel
Students will have the opportunity to have a Q & A with Berkeley High graduates from 5 – 10 years ago, those who’ve transitioned “successfully” as well as those who have struggled
High School
Students will gain perspective on the process of graduationg from high school, attempting / completing college and entering the workforce
Wednesday
March 8th
City of Berkeley – IT Panel High School
Thursday
March 9th
Oxford School Career Day
Special Guest Speaker &
Berkeley Park & Recreation Dept.
Elementary
Thursday
March 9th
BFD: Fire Engine Visit Elementary

Pre-K

Thursday
March 9th
CTE Fire Science/EMT & Robotics STEM presentations at Middle Schools during 8th Grade Lunch
High School
Event to promote awareness of the exciting Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways that will be available to middle school students as they matriculate to BHS. Lunchtime presentation will highlight CTE Pathways for Fire Science/EMT and Robotics (STEM). We will project exciting projects created by Berkeley High, Digital Media Students.
Thursday
March 9th
Door Sign on Every Classroom
All
Pre-K thru 12 + & BCC staff are encouraged to display “color signs” identifying where they went to college, and share information about the colleges they’ve attended and their own career path.
Thursday
March 9th
College T-Shirt Day
(Reminder Flyer)
All
All BUSD & BCC Employees are encouraged to wear their college t-shirt. Educators are encouraged to spend part of their class time talking about the college, or colleges they’ve attended.
Thursday
March 9th
BHS – Managing Money
How to pay for not only tuition but for college life!
High School
Students will learn about how important it is to manage their money while in college, beyond the ways to pay for tuition.
Thursday
March 9th
Community College Fair
Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College & Contra Costa College High School
Community College Application Information Sessions
For SENIORS Only
High School
Students receive support with filling out their applications online and in-person TA.
BHS Guest Speakers
High School
30 Guest Speakers visiting classrooms to speak about their careers.
Friday BFD: Fire Engine Visit Elementary

Pre-K

 

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