Workbased learning for teachers and staff

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Workbased learning for teachers and staff

  1. 1. Presented by Michele Martin
  2. 2. Career decisions based on. . .  Self-Assessment  Career Exploration Exposure/Awareness of options Knowledge of skills, requirements, preparation, etc. Experiences  Peer, parent, teacher influences
  3. 3. Career Awareness •Occupations/Industries •Skills •Requirements/Expectations •Work environments •How to prepare
  4. 4. Career Preparation •Work-based learning experiences • Internships • Mentoring • Apprenticeship
  5. 5. Career Acquisition •Job search skills •Work experience
  6. 6. Purpose  Educate teachers and staff who work with people with disabilities  Share information about demand occupations/industries & expectations  Help teachers connect lessons to “real- world.”
  7. 7. Staff in the Workplace •Job shadow with private sector for 1 day to 1 week •Develop and share lesson plans (for educators) •Offer professional development/grad credit •Partner with industry, Chambers, etc.
  8. 8. Educator/Staf f/Employer Forums •Panel(s) of employers speak to educators about expectations, requirements •Can be industry/occupation- focused •Full or half-day •Can include workplace tour
  9. 9. Employer Mentors •Serve as sounding board for lesson plans, activities. •Keep staff connected to workplace. •Can connect to other employers for support/other activities.
  10. 10. Online Events •Webinars •Twitter Chats •Facebook Group
  11. 11. What Are You Doing? How Could You Integrate at Your Organization?

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