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ERIC Number: ED415364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Educator's Guide to Workplace Simulations. School to Work.
Saturnelli, Annette Miele
This guide is intended to help educators understand, develop, and implement workplace simulations for students in grades K-12. The introduction examines the role of simulation in integrated school-to-work programs. Discussed first are the following aspects of the workplace simulations model on which the simulations are based: educational premises (learning standards and Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, contextualized instruction, constructivist theory); principal characteristics (active student participation, essential business involvement, array of work experiences); and types of simulations (multi-district simulations and simulations confined to a district, school, or classroom). The next three sections explain the following: advantages of workplace simulations for schools, students, and teachers; considerations in designing workplace simulations (key components, action steps, appropriate schedules); and strategies for involving others in workplace simulations. Concluding the guide are plans for 23 sample simulations (14 for elementary schools, 4 for middle schools, and 5 for high schools). Each plan contains the following: grade level, learning standards addressed, related career major, description of the simulation, instructional goals, and names of the simulation's developer and a contact person. Appended are the following: simulation planning guide; standards checklists; and simulation layouts. The bibliography contains 33 references. (MN)
Two-Year College Development Center, State University of New York, Husted 208, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 ($11).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Workplace Preparation and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York