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- PAIRIN Curriculum overview
- The relationship between the curriculum and Career Launch target
- Classroom curriculum training information
- Determining what curriculum to administer
- Digital badging for curriculum
- Pairing curriculum with coaching
PAIRIN Curriculum overview
PAIRIN offers 54 curriculum courses that are all broken down into 300 micro lessons. Our curriculum is designed to be delivered in person.
Each of the 54 courses roll up to 20 parent attributes in 4 categories. The white columns in the chart below are the individual courses while the light blue columns are the “parent skill”.
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The relationship between the curriculum and Career Launch target
The PAIRIN curriculum is intended to provide learners with the necessary skills, knowledge, mindsets, and dispositions to thrive when faced with the unique challenges presented by today’s world. Each of the 54 modules included in the PAIRIN curriculum addresses a different essential skill or soft skill, breaking it apart into a concrete series of steps or strategies necessary to master the skill. Each step or strategy is presented with a brief overview as well as an opportunity for learners to practice that one discrete piece. At the end of each module, all the smaller pieces are put together for the learner to practice the larger skill as a whole.
The Career Launch target is focused on 14 skills to help individuals develop the skills needed to launch into a job or career they love. The target is designed to help individuals prepare for a broad range of careers, as opposed to very specific job specializations, like an accountant or doctor.
All attributes within the Career Launch target align directly to the PAIRIN curriculum. This allows you to easily map an individual's gaps to the exact courses they can take to develop those skills.
Classroom curriculum training information
PAIRIN’s face-to-face curriculum resources are organized into 54 modules, each one addressing a different foundational non-cognitive skill measured by The PAIRIN Survey. Each module includes a teacher’s guide, the lesson, notes, handouts, additional exercises, and a rubric.
There are four instructional cornerstones of the PAIRIN Skills Curriculum:
PAIRIN offers two training pathways:
Skill lessons are taught in isolation, not in the context of a subject area, such as during an advisory period. Includes four training sessions which can be separate or bundled together:
- What are Essential Skills?
- Curriculum Overview
- Skill-Specific Curriculum Demo
- Performance Assessment
- Setting the Stage for SEL
- Implementation Recommendations
TOTAL: 8 hour / 1 full day
Skill lessons are taught in subject area classrooms, integrated into the subject area using PAIRIN’s integration framework. Includes all the sessions from the Standalone Implementation, PLUS:
- Methodology Overview
- Methodology In-Depth
TOTAL: 1 full day + 5.5 hours
Determining what curriculum to administer
When determining what curriculum to administer, first you will need to establish the groupings of individuals you are going to be administering curriculum to and which target you are developing them towards. Additionally, you will need to determine if you will be administering curriculum based on the aggregate data of the group or individual scores.
Once you have determined those two factors, you will want to check the chosen group (if administering curriculum based on the aggregate data) or individual (if administering curriculum based on individual scores) against the chosen target in PAIRIN Pro. Locate any gaps to the target - this is where you will want to administer curriculum. You can sort by gap on the Measure tab to expedite this process. If multiple gaps appear, you will want to begin with the largest gap to target. In the below example, though there are gaps to target in three attributes, you will begin by looking at Curiosity & Inquisitiveness, as it is the largest gap. The only exception to this rule is for the Imperatives; these courses should be administered in a specific progression.
Next, proceed to the Measure tab to dig in deeper to the chosen attribute. Click the attribute name to see more information on the attribute including the subscales of skills within it. Note that not all attributes have subscales within them. Again, you will want to begin with the subscale that has the largest gap to the target. If we look at the example of Curiosity & Inquisitiveness again, the curriculum would be administered in the order of Love of learning, Change and Engagement. The score for the last subscale, Perceptivity, falls within target range so it does not need curriculum.
Below is the list of all curriculum courses (white column) that PAIRIN has. The light blue column is the parent attribute which they roll up to. Some attributes, including Self-Blame do not have curriculum. If curriculum is not available, we recommend coaching to focus on those attributes.
Digital badging for curriculum
PAIRIN digital badges are an easy way to acknowledge and display skills you have gained through other types of learning rather than within the traditional classroom.
What is a digital badge?
Your digital badge is an online, shareable record of your achievement that not only shows your skill/competency but also the work you completed.
What is the value of a digital badge?
Badges are a great way to acknowledge and display skills you have gained through other types of learning rather than within the traditional classroom. By combining your badges with other accreditations you present a more complete picture of your skills and competencies to others. Your digital badge is an online, shareable record of your achievement that not only shows your skill/competency but also the work you completed.
How do I earn a badge from PAIRIN?
- Learn: Complete your participating curriculum or coaching course
- Claim: Once you’ve earned your badge, follow the emailed instructions to set up your Acclaim account.
- Share: Show your new credential to potential employers by sharing in your email signature or directly on your LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.
- More: See what jobs you may be qualified for with your newly verified skills. From your Acclaim account, you can access labor market insights, search job listings, and apply!
How do I accept my course badge?
The first thing to do is accept your badge through the email you receive. This will require you to create an account within the Acclaim platform if you do not have one already. Once within the Acclaim platform, click “Accept”. From here, you can share your badge in a variety of ways, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or by email.
By accepting your digital badge you can:
- Validate and verify your skills and competencies
- Connect to job boards
- Share your badge on social media
Why should I share my badge?
Regardless of your current career stage, PAIRIN digital badges help to set you apart from others. The skills PAIRIN badges represent are valued by employers and can assist you whether you are just entering the job market, advancing in your existing profession or changing careers.
Where can digital badges be shared?
Digital badges can be shared on your website, in your email signature, and on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Pairing curriculum with coaching
Teaching, training, managing, counseling, mentoring, coaching…. Each of these ways or modes of helping is important and useful. The key is knowing when each tool is best for the situation. In broad terms, here are the differing aims of the roles of various “helping professionals”:
- Instructors teach people concepts that they don’t know.
- Trainers teach people to do what they don’t know how to do.
- Managers ensure people do what they know how to do.
- Counselors uncover past issues people don’t know they have.
- Consultants provide people with expert advice in the fields they know
- Mentors impart wisdom novice people want to know
- Coaches empower people to uncover (expand on) what they know
PAIRIN’s curriculum enables instructors and trainers to provide learners with systematic, objective knowledge: What is the skill? What are its benefits? What strategies can be used for the development of that skill? It also provides learners opportunities to practice and receive feedback on their progress.
Coaching is driven by the learner. It helps the learner take ownership of refining and developing what they have learned. Coachees identify their own goals, areas for development and solutions for moving forward. This is achieved by the coach providing a safe, creative and non-judgmental space, asking thought-provoking questions and listening to help the coachee explore, reflect and make decisions.
To put this into context, a teacher would deliver a series of lessons on Assertiveness using PAIRIN’s curriculum. The teacher would use PAIRIN’s lessons, guided practice and independent practice activities to impart the knowledge and strategies to their learners, allowing learners multiple opportunities for practice and targeted feedback.
Following this, the coach might work with a learner who wishes to activate Assertiveness in their own current setting. So what the coach would do is help the learner to analyze how they're using Assertiveness at the moment, determine what their aims are, and gradually, through a process of insightful questioning, extract (from the learner) the best way forward with effective Assertiveness.
Additional pairing recommendations are listed below.
Classroom curriculum + Coaching
- Curriculum instructors communicate with all relevant staff (including coaches) when they are about to begin a new curriculum course.
- Coaches inquire as to what a coachee is learning in the curriculum and ask if coachee would like to develop further in those particular curriculum topics.
- This curriculum follow-up does NOT have to be initiated by the coach. At any time, coachees are encouraged to request that their coach also coaches them on particular skills being learned in the curriculum.