WeAdvance is a dynamic online curriculum focused on achieving post secondary, career development, and lifelong satisfaction and success. The program engages students, helps them to see the significance of their education, and connects success in school to their future goals. Students using WeAdvance will gain confidence, build the skills needed to thrive in post secondary education, acquire healthy habits, define personal success, plan for the future, and increase their motivation to achieve academically.
Solid Academic Foundation
WeAdvance is the first career development program founded in social sciences and career development theory that incorporates personality type, learning styles and multiple intelligences theory. Personality Type, Learnign Styles and Multiple Intelligences assessment results are fully integrated with the WeAdvance curriculum. Students love that the user-friendly interactive electronic textbook is available in their secure portfolio anywhere, any time through the Internet and that the content moves quick from theory to practical application. The career development program includes activities, self-scoring quizzes, and journal entries in every chapter to develop critical thinking skills by reflecting on the material and applying it to their own lives.
Educators, counsellors and advisors each have personal accounts where they can access their students’ portfolios. The ability to track progress and manage classes also allows for early identification of at-risk students with low motivation so appropriate action can be taken.
All professional users receive full technical and curriculum training so you can get the most out of WeAdvance. Additional resources are available, including classroom extension exercises. If a question arises regarding our career development products, our friendly customer service staff will be happy to help you over the phone or by email.
Easy to Implement and Use
WeAdvance costs nothing for institutions to use. Instead, the program is sold directly to students, just like a traditional textbook. The price of the program per student is considerably less expensive than most textbooks. Students can purchase their individual portfolios through your bookstore or by credit card or debit card from Keys to Succeed.
WeAdvance can be delivered via traditional face-to-face, distance learning, or a hybrid of both methods. WeAdvance may be used by a number of departments with a variety of initiatives aimed at student success and persistence, including:
First-Year Experience Programs
Student Success classes
High school-to-post secondary school transition courses, dual credit courses, and college readiness programs
Outreach classes for at-risk populations
Academic probation initiatives
Career Development classes
I found it very helpful that I can read and finish the class anywhere by simply logging online from a computer or my phone.
Students will appreciate the:
Privacy of a personal portfolio with their own user name and password
Relevant and easily digestible subject matter
Career suggestions based on stable personality traits
Hundreds of career profiles
Online format and the ability to work on the program anywhere, any time
Personalized content based on personality type and learning style
Examination of their personality type, learning styles, multiple intelligences, interests and values
Option to stop and return to chapters or assessments at a later time
Instant feedback on assessments and quizzes
Opportunity to reflect on learning through journal entries
Many tips to improve their studies and relationships
Professors and counsellors can use their staff account to:
Monitor student progress
See class preferences with aggregate reporting
Search by student ID, last name, chapter or assessment completion
View students’ reports instantly after assessment completion
Create and maintain groups
Flag individual students
Easily email students with one click
Receive email notifications based on students’ actions
Archive student portfolios from previous semesters
Reset student passwords
Access extensive faculty resources: classroom exercises, video and internet links, student assignments and more
Schools can customize WeAdvance with:
Their own logo
Use of a unique and memorable URL
The opportunity to sell students access codes in the bookstore or online through us
The ability to reorder chapters (except chapter 1) to match existing curriculum
The option to remove chapters (except chapter 1) to meet curriculum needs
Over 30 fields throughout chapters that can be personalized with your organization’s information
The choice to restrict student’s to chapters as they are covered or to allow access to all chapters
Every student’s portfolio includes:
Student ID number for easier tracking
Email address (if included by the student)
Major (if declared)
All chapters, activities, exercises, quizzes and checklists with the completion date, answers and results
Personality Type report
Learning Styles report
Multiple Intelligences report
Content surveys (taken at the start and end of the program)
Saved and rated careers of interest
Complete career database with job descriptions, interests, related occupations and majors, videos, skills, abilities, knowledge areas, typical tasks, and most common work activities
Messages sent to them within the program
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is personality type such a good predictor of career satisfaction and success?
Personality type is the innate way people naturally see the world and make decisions - a set of basic drives and motivations that remain constant throughout a person’s life. Values, skills, and interests are quite fluid in young people and often change significantly as they grow older. Learning about their Personality Types provides students with accurate and invaluable insights about themselves and their career-related needs. This enables them to make the most informed, satisfying, college and career decisions.
What are multiple intelligences?
In 1983 Dr. Howard Gardner proposed the theory of multiple intelligences that states there is more than one type of intelligence. The list of intelligences is based upon specific criteria and continues to evolve over time...
Intelligence is the capacity to process information and produce ideas and products that are useful to the current culture. The theory of multiple intelligences is a complete way of viewing intelligence. Information, ideas and products come in many forms, and so a measure of multiple intelligences can help find more areas for students to be successful in school and their personal life.
Multiple Intelligences identifies nine distinct intelligences
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence involves the ability to move and manipulate your body and objects within your environment in a fine-tuned, coordinated manner. It includes the ability to control both gross and fine motor muscles and coordinating the mind and body to control muscle groups so as to perform and remember body movements.
Existential Intelligence involves the ability to view the big picture of how the world works and to ask questions that go beyond our normal sensory experiences. People with a high level of this intelligence tend to seek answers to difficult questions and seem more aware of their place in the world, and how everything fits together.
Interpersonal Intelligence includes understanding and working with people, establishing and maintaining person-to-person relationships, seeing the world from another’s perspective, communicating well verbally and nonverbally, cooperating in a group, having influence, and responding to the mood, temperament and intentions of others.
Intrapersonal Intelligence includes the ability to understand oneself. This intelligence enables you to objectively reflect upon your own thinking and behavior, learn from that reflection, seek future self-improvement, and establish inner self-confidence.
Linguistic Intelligence includes the ability to understand and use language effectively in reading, writing, speaking, and other symbolic forms, such as sign language and Braille. It also affects vocabulary and the ability to recognize and use humor, create verbal images, understand language patterns, and recognize relationships between words.
Logical-Mathematical Intelligence includes a good ability to reason inductively (make conclusions based on observations) and deductively (make conclusions based on hypotheses). This intelligence also involves finding relationships between abstract ideas, recognizing logical sequences and patterns, recognizing problems and solving them.
Musical Intelligence is the ability to play an instrument or sing, and encompasses a number of other capacities such as: recognizing and distinguishing tones, tonal patterns, rhythm and beat, discerning and differentiating sounds, enjoying and analyzing music, understanding musical structures, and creating melodies and rhythms.
Naturalist Intelligence involves being able to recognize, appreciate and classify various features in the environment:. It also allows one to see the connections between different parts of the environment, to easily recognize when environmental changes occur, and to understand what impacts those changes might have.
Spatial Intelligence includes the ability to perceive objects accurately, transform and recreate images, and recognize how shapes and objects relate to each other. Spatial intelligence can be employed through touch and even hearing.
What criteria is used to define an intelligence?
Dr. Howard Gardner defined the criteria for an intelligence as...
The potential for brain isolation by brain damage
Its place in evolutionary history
The presence of core operations
Susceptibility to encoding (symbolic expression)
A distinct developmental progression
The existence of savants, prodigies and other exceptional people
Support from experimental psychology and psychometric findings