What is an Education Development Plan (EDP)?
An Educational Development Plan (EDP) is a document showing a student’s education and career goals and a way to achieve those goals. It is more comprehensive than a schedule of classes because it includes information a student can use to make wise choices about career options. In creating an EDP, students move through 4 career planning steps: Self-Awareness, Option Awareness, Decision Making, and Action/Planning. Students cycle through these steps each year as they learn new information about themselves and the world of work.
Fenton provides an Internet-based planning tool called “Career Cruising” for students in grades 8-12. Students create an electronic portfolio that offers a template so that students can create a comprehensive EDP.
Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool that students use to explore career and college options and develop an Educational Development Plan (EDP). Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever the student has access to the Internet. Features of the program include:
- Interest and Skills Assessment
- Career Profiles
- Multimedia Interviews
- College, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Information
- Electronic EDP Tool
- Resume Builder
Visit Career Cruising for a preview. Contact your school for log on information.