Professional Development on Life After High School: Navigating Education, Career, and Debt (George Mason University)

Description:

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching ExcellenceThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website and State Farm.

The workshops and a list of resources (Attachment A) will assist teachers to help their students make informed decisions around:

  • decision-making skills: setting goals and making choices.  Using decision-making models to weigh the costs and benefits and tradeoffs around choices;
  • investing in yourself;
  • choosing a path post graduation: college, another education avenue, or career;
  • choosing a college and a major;
  • paying for higher education–loans, grants, and scholarships–what to consider and how to apply;
  • managing money; and controlling debt.
Date(s):
12/7/2016 4:00 PM - 12/7/2016 8:00 PM
Location(s):
George Mason High School – Room F-O004
 7124 Leesburg Pike
 Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Contact(s):
Rachel Powell Program Coordinator
703-314-0226
rpowell2@gmu.edu
Tag(s): Employment High School Independent Living Learning Disability Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Postsecondary Education Professional Development Professional Resources Transition