ERIC Number: ED473423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Utah Work-Based Learning Manual.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
This document presents materials to assist Utah school personnel who are initiating, implementing, or improving work-based learning opportunities for students. The document presents detailed guidelines for creating and maintaining work-based learning systems in schools and resource materials for improving existing work-based opportunities. Formal definitions, practical examples, student profiles, step-by-step checklists, and sample forms are included. The following are among the specific topics covered: (1) school-to-careers and work-based learning (Utah's school-to-careers system; counseling and guidance; career fields and pathways; articulation; curriculum integration; collaboration; benefits of work-based learning); (2) public relations strategies (promotion; regional coordination; evaluating promotional activities; worksite development; marketing programs to the public, school districts, personnel, parents, students, and employers; strategies for working with employers; recruiting worksite staff; designing marketing tools;); (3) developing a work-based learning system (building on existing strengths; the role of planning in good work-based learning systems; setting goals and establishing time lines; identifying potential problems; involving participants in programs; assessing student learning; evaluating programs); (4) work-based learning activities (field studies; guest speakers; job shadowing; school-based enterprise; entrepreneurship; mentorship; clinical experiences, internships; career practicums; community service learning; registered youth apprenticeships; teacher/staff internships); and (5) legal issues (understanding legal issues affecting schools, employers, and students; minimizing potential liability). (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Career Counseling, Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Counseling Services, Curriculum Guides, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Cooperation, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Principles, Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, Federal Legislation, Field Studies, Guidelines, Instructional Development, Integrated Curriculum, Internship Programs, Job Shadowing, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Learning Activities, Linking Agents, Marketing, Marketing of Education, Mentors, Practicums, Professional Development, Program Guides, Public Relations, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Service Learning, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Teacher Improvement, Training, Training Methods, Work Experience Programs
For full text: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/stc/effective/wbl%20manual/wblman.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah