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Overview of College and Career Readiness
What is Student Readiness? 1:13
Future Workforce Needs
Opportunities in the Arts 6:30
The Role of Art Education in the Future Workforce 7:56
Art and Creativity Appreciation 3:06
Variety of Media 2:33
Writing and Self Reflection 4:51
Steps for Students Going into the Arts
Special Classroom Considerations 4:25
Researching Schools and Programs 13:47
Preparing a Portfolio 7:46
Strategies and Interviews
Gallery Show 2:49
Guest Speakers 6:43
Student Interview 2:52
Student Interview 2:54
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Understand your role in helping students plan for college and careers.
2 Learn which skills the workforce of the future will value.
3 Explore specific strategies to help your students be successful after they leave high school.
Preparing students for their lives outside our classrooms is part of why we are art teachers. We strive for our students to take what they learn and flourish. However, it can be a daunting task to get students on the right path as they think about their future careers or college choices. In this PRO Learning Pack, Lena Rodriguez provides the perspective, tools, and strategies to use with your students as they get ready for the next step.
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
5.1 Celebrates student successes
5.13 Works to build rapport and positive relationships with students
6.8 Effectively communicates the importance of the arts
6.9 Promotes art education to students, families, and communities at large
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Lena Rodriguez is the High School Painting and Drawing Director at the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her teaching focuses on creating a positive culture within her studio, conducive to exploration and conceptualism.