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District and School ICAP Teams gathered for the first ICAP Summit, December 3, 2014
Educators urged to strengthen their Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) Practice with Stakeholder Buy-In and Student Ownership of ICAP
More than 550 school leaders, counselors, teachers, and students came together on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 to hear from experts, school counselors, teachers, and students about how ICAP has impacted their lives, and in what ways they can strengthen the ICAP process across the state.
Dr Scott Solberg, Associate Dean for Research at Boston University’s School of Education and Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development, provided a research-based context for ICAP, and talked about the importance of the process:
“ICAPs create a personalized learning environment in which youth develop higher career aspirations and build better relational connections. They select a more rigorous set of courses, and they begin seeking work-based learning opportunities that allow them to further explore their career interests and postsecondary pathways. The ICAP helps us all – students, educators, and parents - understand how the world works. It’s the meta-cognitive map of how education leverages quality of life outcomes.”