ERIC Number: ED345174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Innovations in Colorado: Life Skills Activities K-12.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This handbook was created by 138 Colorado educators statewide to provide their colleagues with exciting ideas for infusing life skills into the school curriculum. This handbook offers a wide variety of practical learning experiences for elementary through high school level students in three broad categories: career development; independent living; and personal management. Each main section is further divided into subsections. Subsections of career development include career awareness, career exploration, school businesses, relating careers to school subjects, computer skills, and obtaining and maintaining employment. Subsections of independent living include community awareness, domestic skills, health and hygiene, leisure, life simulations, real life academics, media, personal economics, and augmentative communication and mobility. Subsections of personal management include enhancing self-image, positive relationships, goal setting and problem solving, managing behavior, study skills, and outdoor learning. Submissions that can be used at all levels (K-12) appear first in each subsection, followed by entries that are designed for the primary level through high school. Some submissions are comprehensive units extending throughout the school year and others are short activities requiring no more than 5 to 10 minutes. All authors are cited in the Author Index along with the page(s) on which their submission(s) can be found. Authors include principals, counselors, and regular and special educators. Four prize-winning submissions are identified (with ribbon symbols) in each of the three broad categories. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.