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 CCR Symposium *NEW*

Showcasing the “I” in ICAP

October 31, 2016 and March 10, 2017

On October 31, 2016,160 ICAP practitioners gathered at D11 in Colorado Springs to attend a series of TedTalk style showcases (brochure) that reflected and “I” practices done well, participated in a “Share Fair,” and reflected on next steps. Join us on March 10th in Rifle for a regional recap of the CCR Symposium. Contact Robin Russel for information. 

Welcome from the Mayor of Colorado SpringsDistrict 11 ICAP webpage and Ted Talk, C.R.A.F.T. . Much like a ship built for a specific purpose, we were built to help students, our schools, and districts foster a climate/culture where there really is….Individuality and Intentionality in the ICAP!  

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Random Acts of Kindness:  How does SEL curricula, including the Random Acts of Kindness K-12 curriculum, support the "I" in ICAP through SEL competency building: self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, etc. And, why that matters.  

Climate & Cultural Connection:  Leadership experts Chris Natzke and KellyAnne Zielinski share Self Leadership strategies with education professionals to support students in expanding self-awareness, discovering their gifts, talents, passions,  as well as, taking ownership of developing meaningful career and postsecondary options.  

Who you are matters 3 Problems, 3 Clues to Solutions! Three barriers stand between us and our ability to fully actualize the “I” in ICAP: 1. Limited Time; 2. Disengaged Learners; 3. Paradigm Shift. 3,2,1- There are three clues to solutions that help bridge the gap and support our ability to fully engage learners in self-discovery and career exploration: 1. Narrative Assessment Model; 2. Tap Into Everyday- Games and Stories; 3. Scale-up Blended Delivery. This game is an interactive narrative assessment approach to helping learners clarify who they are, tell unique stories about their experiences, explore new possibilities, and take action through intentional exploration. Find out more: Rich Feller & Associates and Leadership Training in Denver 

YouScience and Indigo:  From the practitioner perspective, how can ICAP be implemented in order to gain buy-in from students and staff?  Make it meaningful!  This section will stress how to have career conversations with students, by making the conversations more relevant and connected.

Supporting International Students: There are approximately 130 languages represented throughout Aurora Public Schools. Regardless of where the students come from, they have hopes and dreams that they strive to achieve every day. It is essential to work intentionally to find ways to support each of our learners with an opportunity to map out their postsecondary futures in a way that is relevant and meaningful to each student regardless of language, background, ethnicity, etc. Read about Aurora’s strategic plan,  APS 2020

Supporting Students with Disabilities:Genius Here’s to the crazy ones… The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in square holes. The ones who see things differently--they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see them as genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.   – Steve Jobs 

ICAP is the foundational tool for Graduation Guidelines: District and school leaders have leveraged Colorado's Graduation Guidelines and ICAP to help students explore, envision experience, engage in, and excel in their path through high school and into the world beyond. Find out why and how.

District 49, Colorado Springs:  Starting the Conversation – Learn about a district level reflection for ICAP and graduation guidelines strategic planning and implementation, communication, best practices, and lessons learned.  Read about 49 Pathways.

Evidence-Based Research for ICAPs

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability  (NCWD)
NCWD/Youth assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. The NCWD/Youth, created in 2001, is composed of partners with expertise in education, youth development, disability, employment, workforce development and family issues.

    • “How to Guide” for Youth Individualized Learning Plans
    • Individualized Learning Plan Resource Guide 
      This ILP Resource Guide is divided into the following sections: (a) Communication resources for introducing the nature and value of ILPs to a range of stakeholders; (b) resources to support districts and school level ILP implementation; (c) resources to support state leaders in designing large-scale ILP implementation; (d) other resources to support career development communication and implementation efforts.


ICAP and Career Guidance Resource from Colorado Community College System

Find information about:  Career Guidance, Career Pathways, Internships, Plans of Study, CTE

Adult/Postsecondary ICAP​


ICAP Activities and Resource Guides

Career Readiness

Department of Labor Apprenticeship Toolkit

Colorado Career Cluster Model (Edit this model)

Introduction to and Help with Resume Writing

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills

Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success

O*NET OnLine

Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development, and students, researchers, and more.

Career One Stop

Sectors Summit: Growing the Talent Pipeline 

College Readiness

College Admissions Tool for Colorado

This tool will help you find out how the classes you take, your GPA and test scores compare to Colorado college‘s and university’s admission standards. And, if you choose to attend a technical or community college, you can explore that pathway as well.

College Navigator

A free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about over 7000 science/science related careers.

Colorado Community College System 


A free tool designed to help students in SAT/ACT practice tests and flashcards, Test Preparation w/E-learning curriculum, Understanding College Admission and Financing.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

CTE Website

Middle School CTE

How To Create Your Plan Of Study


Federal Financial Aid

Mapping Your Future

Mapping Your Future helps students to plan for higher education by offering money management advice and counseling

Independent Learning Plan (ILP) Resources From Other States

Literacy and Curricula

Digital Literacy Lessons

Basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in six main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, and Word Processing (Word)

Digital Literacy Assessment

Junior Achievement

Through age-appropriate curricula, starting in kindergarten, Junior Achievement programs teach children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. Junior Achievement programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for their future and teaching them how to succeed in the global economy

School Counselor

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

ASCA supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. 

National Office for School Counselors Advocacy 




A free tool designed to help students in SAT/ACT practice tests and flashcards, Test Preparation w/E-learning curriculum, Understanding College Admission and Financing.


American College Testing


College Board


Training Resources

Developed and gathered by ICAP Facilitators.


Robin Russel 
Graduation Guidelines Manager