Presentation on theme: "Tool Kits. What is a tool kit? It is an experiential tool used to support a career exploration It is just one means of exploration It requires the use."— Presentation transcript:
What is a tool kit? It is an experiential tool used to support a career exploration It is just one means of exploration It requires the use of a computer and Internet access Students may carry out activities in the classroom or outside the classroom
What does a tool kit consist of? A tool kit consists of: An activity guide An activity guide and one box of material An activity guide and two boxes of material Let’s see
Student working on the Law tool kit This tool kit requires a computer with Internet access, an activity guide and a pen. Student in Action?
Students working on the Custom-Made Clothing and Alterations, Fashion Design tool kit. This tool kit requires a computer with Internet access, an activity guide and a box of materials. Student in Action!
Tool Kits Why?
Reasons for tool kits in a POP classroom Grounded in research Directly addresses Key Features of POP competencies Provides opportunity for experiential learning
Tool kits as a means of exploration Purpose Support students mastering career exploration competencies Allow students to try out work functions related to field of interest Guide students directly to valid and trusted Web sites, books and other resources (use documentary resources) Activities help students discover connections between career and their personal characteristics Help students consider the personal commitments required to reach his/her goals. Benefit Can lead to new career exploration activities Students discover if have aptitude or interest Provide “real life” work functions to reflect upon Practical means of exploration as access to certain jobs may be limited Learn by doing More engaging than reading about it What students have been asking for Supports the development of the competencies
Teacher’s role Introduce students to tool kits as one means of their individual career exploration Providing computers with Internet access and tables for workspace Direct students to the POP Index in order to choose tool kits Organize tool kits in classroom Establish rules and procedures for use Are not responsible for correcting student’s work Guide students as with any other tool Become familiar with kits by reading the Teacher’s Guides
Introduction To guide itself includes recommendations and a legend of icons Chapter Each tool kit has its own chapter and provides useful information that a teacher should know by activity. Chapter Complete index of purchases for experiential tools Chapter List of technological requirements for a POP classroom Chapter List of suggested suppliers for additional purchases Chapter List of materials for each experiential tool kit Teacher’s Guide Chapters
Tool kits A valuable means of exploration for the students but not the only one….
POP Index An other valuable means of exploration for the students….
What is the POP Index? It is a MELS website. It is one of the resources used by students. It contains some of the means of exploration. It is one of the favorites that should be saved on your classroom computers.
Features of the POP Index? Search by tool: Experiential Tools, Virtual Visits and Key People or Other Resources Search by field of interest Search by vocational training sector Search by program/level of study Search by key word But I cannot find job descriptions or academic requirements for a field or trade.
Career Cruising An other valuable means of exploration for the students….
What is Career Cruising? Career Cruising is an interactive career exploration and planning tool featuring multimedia interviews with real people in every career, in-depth occupational profiles, academic information, and …
LEARN Web site An other valuable means of exploration for the students….
What is the LEARN POP Web Site? er_dev/pop/3_students.html LEARN POP Web site has a student section with many resources such as a Virtual Career Library, self-assessment links, documents to assist them when choosing fields of interest to explore, and …
Tool kits, POP Index, Career Cruising, LEARN POP Web site Just some examples of means of exploration for the students….