Individual Pathways Planning, 7-12

What Does it Look Like in the Schools?

Students in Grades 7 to 12 will document evidence of their learning in an Individual Pathway Plan (IPP).

The Individual Pathways Plan

  • For students Grades 7 – 12
  • Contains evidence of a student’s learning in education and career/life planning
  • Compiled by the student with support from the teacher and parents/guardians
  • Is the primary planning tool that students use as they proceed through school towards their initial post-secondary destination
  • Students will develop their IPP using Xello, an online program.
  • Reviewed and revised at least twice yearly

What are my interests, strengths, intelligences, accomplishments, values and skills?

What factors have shaped who I am? What factors are likely to shape who I will become over time?

How do these characteristics shape my thoughts and actions? How do those thoughts and actions shape my development as a learner, my relationships, and my education and career / life choices?

What pathways are opened by the choices I make?

What school- and community- based opportunities are out there (e.g. recreational, social, leadership, volunteering, part-time employment)?

How can these opportunities help develop skills and relationships?

How can I explore a variety of fields of work, occupations, and careers?

What local and global trends affect the opportunities available to me?

What experience, education / training, and skills do I need to make the most of my opportunities? How do I get it?

What are the demands and rewards of the opportunities I have explored?

How well do those demands and rewards fit with my personal characteristics?

What are my personal, educational, and career / life goals?

How might those goals change as I grow and learn from new opportunities, and how can I be ready?


What are the steps required to achieve the goals I have set?

What resources do I need to carry out my plan?

What obstacles and challenges might there be, and what are some solutions to them?

Resources:

Policy Document 2013

Resources for Career Studies, Coop, Experiential Learning

Xello Login for RRDSB Students