What Are Some Resources the Schools Are Using?
All elementary schools in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties use the Walkabout Video Series developed by Enter Here, Inc. as a resource to help show the relevancy of language arts, math, and science to the world of work.
All middle schools, high schools, and alternative schools in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties have the ENTER HERE Career Development Collection and Curriculum, also developed by Enter Here, Inc., a set of 100 videos highlighting 100 entry-level jobs and featuring actual employees in a wide range of challenging positions filmed at work sites across the country. The accompanying curriculum includes student guides, teacher guides, and a SCANS correlation chart.
All high schools have the opportunity to use one of two newspaper programs to teach students about careers and success in the world or work. Career Connections, developed by the South Carolina Newspaper in Education Association and the South Carolina Press Association, provides a classroom set of local newspapers with real-world tools and information for teachers and counselors to use to assist students in lifelong career planning. USA Today’s Career Education Program also provides a classroom set of newspapers, related lesson plans, and materials, and access to the USA Today’s career education website, which boasts an incredible amount of career information and interactive activities.
These are just some resources that are commonly used by schools in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. Many other resources are used, and they vary from school to school. Examples include Employability in the Mainstream, an elementary curriculum focusing on work place skills and character building; Ready-for-School, Ready-for-Work, a supplement for middle and high school teachers to use for integrating School-to-Work into the curriculum; Employability Skills Videos, a set of videos and accompanying workbooks to teach students about career planning, team building skills, and how to get and keep a job; and Skills for Action, a service learning curriculum that incorporates character building with serving the community.
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