The Individual Learning Plan, or ILP, is a web-enabled tool that allows students in grades 6-12 to explore careers related to their interests and ...
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College and career readiness is the driving force behind Kentucky 2009 Senate Bill 1 which mandated major changes in Kentucky curriculum standards, testing, teacher preparation, and professional development. A key strategy in preparing students for future success is a comprehensive advising program, and includes the full implementation of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
The ILP is an internet-based tool to help students prepare for their futures using a systemic and guided format. Students have access to the ILP tool from 6th through 12th grade and beyond. Schools and districts are creating plans and processes to incorporate the ILP into the structure of the school in order to help students complete and fully maximize their ILPs. The ILP is housed on the Kentucky Department of Education web server and is always available to transferring or migratory students.
This power point presentation provides information about the ILP as it relates to minimum high school graduation requirements mandated by Kentucky law. For example, beginning with the class of 2013, 6th grade students are required to begin using ILPs focusing on career exploration and related secondary education. By the 8th grade, students begin setting personal and academic goals for high school and beyond to help them identify courses and make other education goals.
Additionally, the resource explores how the ILP can positively impact school culture. Students make connections between their class work and the careers they want to pursue which motivates them to achieve at higher levels, for example. Teachers and administrators have access to individual student data through the ILP resulting in student-centered advising rather than using a “canned” program.
Visit the Kentucky Department of Education web site for more information about the Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning. [link to url:http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Highly+Effective+Teaching+and+Learning/HETL+Common+Characteristics.htm]
- How can your school use the ILP to motivate students to apply themselves now in order to impact their futures?