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Thursday, May 5, 2011, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, Noon Central, 1 pm EST, 6 pm Zurich, 7 pm Istanbul
Offering Statewide Career Guidance in Career and Technical Education
Delivering career development to over 2000 school counselors and 550 career specialists can be a great challenge. Carolina Careers was developed by the South Carolina Department of Education in 2000 to provide educators with a cost-efficient, timely, and consistent source of career guidance resources and professional development. The program features a host, Dr. Ray Davis of the Office of Career and Technology Education and invited guests, speakers, and presenters addressing such topics as career assessments, college and career readiness, professional readings relevant to K-12 educators, state and national job outlook, career guidance lesson plans and best practices, counseling techniques, labor market information, ethical issues, and career and technology education. The content is designed to support South Carolina Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program Model which is correlated with the ASCA Standards and the NCDA Career Development Guidelines.
Ray has been the Education Associate for Career Guidance in the Office of Career and Technology Education in the South Carolina Department of Education since 2000. He was named “2010 Outstanding Guidance Professional” by ACTE (Association for Career and Technology Education). In 2008, he accepted a one-year assignment at the US Department of Education in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, in Washington, DC, where he worked with career guidance, military career pathways, and programs of study. Previously, Ray worked from 1985-2000 at the University Career Center at the University of South Carolina-Columbia as assistant director. He has been the professor of record for over 450 GCDF-certified completers in his state that ranks #1 in the nation in GCDF certification. He directed the writing of the standards-based South Carolina Career Guidance Model. Ray served on the NCDA National Career Development Facilitator Advisory Board and served on the National Career Development Guidelines Rewriting Committee with the US Department of Education. He also served on the States’ Career Cluster Initiative contributing to the establishment of the national Business, Management, and Administration career cluster. Ray chairs the South Carolina Education/Military Collaboration Committee.
Dr. Ray Davis, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Education Associate, Career Guidance
Office of Career and Technology Education
South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
About Carolina Careers Program
Carolina Careers programs are designed to provide both live and streamed professional development for K-12 educators around three themes: career awareness (grades K-5), career exploration (grades 6-8), and career preparation (grades 9-12). In addition, these workshops are used in classroom guidance to assist students in their personal career development. Educators also use the streamed version of Carolina Careers to provide parents of students an updated understanding of today’s global workforce. Each episode of Carolina Careers is streamed on the website Career Aisle to provide stakeholders access to these resources on a “just-in-time” and “24/7” basis.
Something To Think About
- Have you ever learned from videos?
- If so, what did you like? What were the drawbacks?
- What do you think videos add to the learning process?
- How can learning be assessed through videos?
- What do you think makes a video effective as a teaching tool?
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Seven years ago, as Professional Development Chair of the National Career Development Association, I conducted, with members of the PD Committee, a survey of members' perceived needs. NCDA members wanted distance delivery of professional development.
Ray Davis, today's speaker, became NCDA Professional Development Chair the next year. He not only brought to NCDA's attention the importance of distance delivery as a form of professional education and training, but also filled this need in the South Carolina Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program Model, which is correlated with the ASCA Standards and the NCDA Career Development Guidelines.
As Education Associate in South Carolina's Office of Career and Technology Education, Ray has invited guests, speakers, and presenters addressing such topics as career assessments, college and career readiness, professional readings relevant to K-12 educators, state and national job outlook, career guidance lesson plans and best practices, counseling techniques, labor market information, ethical issues, and career and technology education. His accomplishments in this Office are amazing, as you will learn from this interview.
Now, for the first time, I am pleased to share this state's wealth of career educational information with career professionals around the world. Welcome Ray!
I'd also like to welcome the British Columbia Career Development Association, Careerwell's newest organizational subscriber. Listeners, if you haven't already done so, please download Ray's presentation in PDF format, so you can follow along with the interview.
- How did you get into using videos as teaching tools (Slide 4)
- Who is your audience? (Slide 6-9 with Slide 9 as video)
- What have you found effective? What are the benefits? (Slide 2 and Slide 3)
- What are the challenges?
- How has the quality of videos as teaching tools changed over the years? (Video in Slide 5)
- Palmetto Leaders, Modeling Career Guidance, Book Talk, CTE Sound Bites, and Carolina Transition. (Slide 12-26, with Slide 18 as a video)
- How can videos be used as teaching tools? (Slide 27-34)
- What are examples of specific uses of videos?
- Could you show us some examples of teaching videos you have produced? (Slide 35-37, with video on slide 37)
- How are are the videos used for professional developmet? (Slides 14-15).
- Could you give u an example of how a video lesson for practitioners can be applied with their clients/students? (Slide 18 video)
- How do the videos enhance learning? (Slide 16)
- How is educational video production doing in the current economy? (Slide 1, 9, and 10)
- Where do you think educational video production is heading in the future? (Slides 9-11)
- What are your future plans? Professionally, we are concluding our fifth year of the EEDA. (Slide 38)
Thank you Ray, for sharing such an innovative, technology-saavy state department of education career-focused website.
Upcoming May Interviews
- 5/12/11 Deneen Pennington and Melanie Reinersman. Deneen is Executive Director and Melanie is Website Magazine Editor of Online Publications for the National Career Development Association. They will take us on a tour of NCDA's website and discuss "Providing Professional Career Development, Resources, Standards, Scientific Research, and Advocacy."
- 5/19/11 Mario Velo. Mario is Director of Member Services for HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement), an organization of 40,000 members. He will talk about " Building a Pipeline of Latino Professionals from Highschool on Up."
- 5/26/11 Marci Alboher. Marci is VP of Civic Ventures, Encore Careers, a think tank of boomers, work and social purpose, the group that Marc Freedman is president of. She is also a former NY Times columnist and blogger. She will discuss, " Are You Ready for Your Encore?"