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ERIC Number: ED399986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 316
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Community Connections Workplace Applications Handbook, 1995-96. A Business & Education Partnership Project.
Cowan, Linda
This handbook describes the Community Connections '95 project, undertaken by members of Washington state's Whatcom County Tech Prep Consortium to help teachers bring workplace relevance to their classrooms, and provides lesson activities developed by the participants. The first part reviews the project, indicating that 53 educators were placed with 50 businesses, spending 1 day at the worksites to discuss and develop lesson activities. This part also provides a list of participants; strategies for using the handbook; sample brochures, handouts, agenda, and evaluation instruments; and comments from business and educator evaluations of the project. The second part presents 43 workplace applications lesson plans developed in the project organized into the following five career pathways: arts and communication, business and marketing, health and human services, technology and industry, and science and natural resources. For each lesson plan, the handbook provides a profile of the business involved; the title, preparing instructor, and suggested grade level of the lesson; a description of the skills applied; the state learning goals covered; the specific goals for student learning; the amount of time needed to complete the lesson; a list of materials needed; an overview of activities and directions for completing them; and suggested assessment methods. (AJL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Whatcom County Tech Prep Consortium, Bellingham, WA.