ERIC Number: ED444015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Making Connections: K-8 Worksite Learning Activity Packet.
This learning activity packet provides parent-guided experiences for the child in kindergarten through eighth grade as he or she explores his or her abilities and the skills necessary for any career. Section 1, "Self Assessment of Interests," consists of eight exercises that will help the child explore himself or herself. Titles include "My Favorite Things,""Autobiography Timeline,""About Me Book,""The Me I Want to Be,""Personality Crest," and "Portfolios." Section 2, "Multiple Intelligences and Career Choices," has three parts. "Discovering Multiple Intelligences" explores the intelligence types. "Reflecting on Multiple Intelligences" is an activity that summarizes the child's findings in part 1. "Multiple Intelligences Portfolio" provides an outline to make a portfolio that includes a sample of each intelligence. Section 3, "Exploring the Future," offers activities to help the child explore possible future endeavors. Entrepreneurial activities provide opportunities to plan and run simple small businesses. Interviewing activities give the child a chance to learn more about possible career choices. The final activities guide the child in locating and applying for a job. Section 4, "Life Skills," introduces goal setting and financial and time management. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Education, Employment Interviews, Entrepreneurship, Goal Orientation, Instructional Materials, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Money Management, Multiple Intelligences, Parent School Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Portfolios (Background Materials), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Time Management
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090, Tel: 800-848-4815, ext. 24277, Fax: 614-292-1260, Web site: http://www.cete.org/products (TWEX K-8, $4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Note: This publication is based on work sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education under Public Law 101-392, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education and Applied Technology Act Amendments of 1990, section CFDA No. 84-248, Demonstration Projects for the Integration of Vocational and Academic Learning Programs. The project was administered through the Ohio Department of Education, Division of Vocational and Adult Education.