WIN Learning has announced the updated WIN Career Readiness System. The new digital teaching and learning solution for college and career readiness preparation includes a single sign-on portal for instant access to all four of the program’s components, as well as scientifically-validated embedded assessments powered by Kuder, a WIN partner in career guidance.
The first of the four WIN Learning system components is myStrategic Compass, a career exploration, planning and guidance tool that has been updated with new education planning features, including a class planning tool that maps required high school classes based on career interests; college and degree program profiles to support post-secondary education planning; and a searchable national scholarship and grant database. Additionally, new robust job search features include a resume builder, a cover letter builder and an e-portfolio that can be emailed directly to employers, as well as a reference bank plus sample and practice job applications. Users can also access job search and interviewing tips, and links to nationally recognized job search engines.
myStrategic Compass also includes three research-based, scientifically validated assessments powered by Kuder. Designed to prompt learners to explore career pathways aligned with their interests, skills and work values, the program’s objective is to drive students to develop an education plan to support their future goals.
Next is the WIN College Readiness Courseware (CRC+), a new digital test prep curriculum that helps learners achieve foundational college readiness in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Reading and Writing/English. CRC+ includes five learning modules that provide students with practice and enable them to apply concepts commonly addressed in college placement exams.
Designed to link education directly to the needs of the economy, the WIN Career Readiness Courseware has updated instructional content that reinforces the relevance between foundational skills – in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information – and emerging high-demand, high-wage jobs. Additionally, learners will have access to updated embedded placement test and post-test assessment items that are aligned with state and national career readiness standards.
The fourth component is WIN Soft Skills, which teaches employability and social skills including conveying professionalism, communicating effectively, promoting teamwork and collaboration, thinking critically, and problem solving.
With one-click access to any combination of the WIN instructional resources via a single URL, the WIN Career Readiness System also features new at-a-glance career readiness dashboard displays for all stakeholders — administrators, facilitators and learners. Each offers new performance reports, new digital ebadges tracking content progress, new downloadable digital certificates rewarding content completion/mastery, centralized user management and WIN University, a comprehensive online library of implementation and professional development resources.
The WIN system is available for August 2014, and supports most conventional browsers and tablets, including the iPad, Kindle Fire and Samsung Tablet.
Source: WIN Learning, winlearning.com