Program Support PD Center: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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College and Career Readiness: A Guide for Navigators
This document outlines the stages, steps, and standards that “navigators” (coaches, advisors) may follow in helping individuals strengthen their preparation for college and, subsequently, a career. Numerous short rubrics are included.
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MassMATCH
This website provides a vast array of resources -- websites, fact sheets, guides -- for disabled persons, including resources for their families, teachers, and health care providers. Topics covered include communication, housing, mobility, web accessibility, and beyond. Options for borrowing and...
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Re-Entry Resources for Ex-Offenders
This set comprises two websites and two PDF documents. CareerOneStop – Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders (website): The website provides basic outlines and checklists for exploring careers, finding job training, and identifying job opportunities. CareerOneStop – ReEntry (website): Similar to the...
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The Prosperity Agenda
This YouTube channel features a half-dozen webinars focused on coaching skills. The series is directed at people who work with primarily low-income individuals seeking to improve their job prospects, education opportunities, and financial stability.
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Blending College Preparation and Career Development for Adult Students in New England
Drawing from a two-year demonstration project, this report outlines the factors and variables which lead to learner persistence and success in college, including implications for programs and further research.
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College and Career Readiness Standards: Career Awareness Context
This resource is a checklist of the steps and stages a program may follow to help learners identify career interests and strengthen related skills. Sample lesson plans, activities, and handouts are included.
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Nepris Video Library
This resource is a collection of hundreds of videos covering all manner of career fields -- business, medicine, engineering, natural sciences, and beyond -- with some videos connecting academic subject areas to careers. Note: An online account must be created for video access.
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The Career Readiness Project: Career & Life Coaching Report
This resource is a description of the coaching/mentoring mindset and approaches that help strengthen parents’ (and learners’) goal-setting and decision-making, especially with regard to employment.
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Using Behavioral Insights to Increase Participation in Social Services Programs: A Case Study
This resource is a guide to the challenges and supports -- including informational structure and presentation -- that might affect social services clients (and literacy learners) in the quest for services from federal, state, and local entities.
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Resources About Immigrant Safety, Rights, and Dialogue
This resource is a “meta-file” of links to online documents, guidelines, best practices, and videos, all of which will aid literacy program staff in supporting the educational, civic, and legal concerns of immigrant learners.