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EDU 148 - Educator’s Role in Workforce Development


Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Description
This course provides an overview of the changing aspects of workforce development and the role of educators in preparing the emerging workforce. Strategies for integrating career development into the curriculum will be presented. Participants will discuss “promising practices” and participate in the development of activities to introduce students to the workforce. The course will have components of interest for all educators: teachers, counselors, librarians, administrators and others.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Discuss the components of the Workforce Investment Act as they impact K-12 education.
  2. Review the PA model for “Effective Practices for Career Preparation.”
  3. Analyze the significance of Business-Education partnerships in today’s educational process.
  4. Identify a variety of strategies to integrate career development into the curriculum.
  5. Construct a lesson and/or unit plan integrating career development into the school setting.
  6. Evaluate resources and strategies that link students with the current employment environment.
Listed Topics
  1. Effective practices for career preparation
  2. Workforce Investment Act
  3. Integrated lesson and unit planning of career development into a variety of curriculum
  4. “Promise practices”
  5. Career preparation activities
  6. Parent and community partnerships
Reference Materials
Current reference materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 03/21/2011


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