Nearly 40 states currently use some sort of individualized planning tool to assist middle and high school students to prepare for college and careers.
In 2013, IEL and the American Youth Policy Forum held a congressional briefing to share the results of a policy guide for designing and implementing individualized learning plans (ILPs). As a college and career readiness strategy, most states use ILPs to help youth understand the relevance of high academic performance and develop the social emotional learning skills that will enable them to enter and complete postsecondary programs and degrees. ILPs achieve this by helping youth develop self-exploration, career exploration, and career planning and management skills.
IEL and Boston University are hosting a congressional briefing to share how states, districts and schools are using ILPs to assist students in their transition from school to college and careers. Many strategies to be discussed are highlighted in the recently released State Career Development Guide.
State and district leaders, as well as school counselors from Colorado and Wisconsin will discuss their respective ILP strategies and activities and the challenges they experience in implementing ILPs. School counselors will highlight the impact ILPs have on their youth and families and the experiences and challenges of engaging in whole-school ILP implementation. State leaders will share resources they have developed and innovations they are implementing to support district efforts.
When: February 23rd, 10:30 – Noon
Where: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216
Boston University is part of the IEL-led National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth, a national technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.
Please RSVP to Jason Farr at firstname.lastname@example.org, including if you require any reasonable accommodations to participate in this briefing.