Resources, tools and lessons that support exploration, investigation, planning by students K-12 as they develop career awareness, soft skills needed in careers and make plans for post high-school that could include enrollment in a post-secondary institution, enlistment in the service, employment in a position that provides income and support for a successful future.
This College and Career Awareness for Elementary and Middle School Students augments the Pre-College and Career Readiness Curriculum for Students and Their Families (2017, 2018) which was designed for primarily for high school students. Feedback from school counselors led to this development of materials for earlier grades. The current version includes activities and lessons for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary and middle school students. The new materials were developed and shared by the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) and GEAR UP Washington State. Additionally, instructions for introducing students to the highly engaging online platform Whyville© were provided by Jen Sun, President of Numedeon. Whyville© is a virtual world designed for children as young as 8 years old which encourages self-directed exploration of ideas, careers, and community challenges.
Find tools and strategies to help students be successful on tests like ACT, WorkKeys, and AP, that students take on the pathway to graduation.
lWelcome to INFOhio's Back to School Lesson Plans. These lessons use INFOhio's digital resources to help students learn, practice, and master key learning standards. In this lesson, students will learn more about animal habitats as they describe characters based on illustrations or details and identify the relationships between text and illustration in a variety of media formats. In addition, students will learn more about jobs in agriculture and the environment.
Career development lesson plans.
Welcome to INFOhio's Career Exploration Units. Middle school students learn about careers in the financial services industry and managing money. These units contain multiple lessons that use INFOhio's digital resources to help students learn, practice, and master key learning standards while learning more about career options. In this lesson, students in Grades 6,7, and 8 will learn more about jobs in the world of finance.
"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.
The Student Success Resource Library provides tools and resources to help schools keep all students engaged and on a clear path to successfully graduate. There are resources that can help districts meet state policies around identification and intervention for students at risk of dropping out. And when each of the 1.8 million Ohio students in grades K–12 graduate, we also want them to be working in or preparing for the jobs of their dreams. The Resource Library includes materials that support the implementation of a strategic and sustainable career advising policy, from middle school through graduation.