ERIC Number: ED449319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
How To Have a Successful Groundhog Job Shadow Day.
America's Promise: The Alliance for Youth, Alexandria, VA.; National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.; Junior Achievement, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO.; American Society of Association Executives, Washington, DC.
This guide, which is an updated version of the guide created for the Groundhog Job Shadow Day (GJSD) that was held on February 2, 1999, provides structured activities that classroom teachers and job sites can use to help students understand the importance and relevance of their education and see firsthand the range of knowledge, skills, and teamwork required by the workplace. The guide begins with guidelines for having a successful GJSD and frequently asked questions about GJSD. Presented next are activities and materials for employer participants in GJSD. The following are among the items included for employer use: a discussion of the role of employer participants; activities and materials for advance preparation for GJSD; a workplace coordinator checklist; workplace host guidelines; and suggestions for conducting GJSD lunch and wrap-up sessions. The remaining two-thirds of the guide consists of activities and materials for educators and student participants in GJSD. This final section includes: (1) a discussion of teacher, school coordinator, and student roles in GJSD; (2) activities and materials for advance preparation for GJSD; (3) teacher and study activities to be conducted before, during, and after the GJSD experience; and (4) miscellaneous consent and evaluation forms required for GJSD. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Job Search Methods, Job Shadowing, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Partnerships in Education, Records (Forms), School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Work Environment
For full text: http://www.jobshadow.org/get_started/howtoguide.pdf. Sample Shadow Day forms in Spanish: http://www.jobshadow.org/get_started/spanish_form.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: America's Promise: The Alliance for Youth, Alexandria, VA.; National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.; Junior Achievement, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO.; American Society of Association Executives, Washington, DC.
Note: For a 1998 edition of this guide, see ED 435 048. "Job shadow day is made possible through the anchor sponsorship of Monster.com and with the support of co-sponsor News Corporation."