This self-paced training by CCTS is designed to inform educators and families about best practices in developing worksite learning opportunities for students.
To earn clock hours for completing this course, register with eLearning for Educators. The cost is 10 clock hours for $40.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
After a brief introduction to the Center for Change in Transition Services, Module 1 begins with an overview of transition planning for students with disabilities. It identifies the four performance indicators for secondary transition and where job shading fits into the sequence of transition services. Then it explores the importance, purpose, and benefits of Work-Based Learning (WBL) and introduces a variety of types of WBL experiences. Module 1 ends with a link to OSPI’s Worksite Learning Manual, an essential resource for anyone exploring WBL experiences for their students.
Module 2 begins with reminders of the importance and benefits of collaboration with outside partners. It includes details for building partnerships between Special Education and Career Technical Education (CTE), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), parent groups, and businesses.
Module 3 beings by exploring the benefits, characteristics, and success factors of job shadowing. Then it identifies the steps to developing job shadow experiences, including the roles and responsibilities of students and school staff. It provides recommendations for contacting businesses for potential job shadows and lists a variety of online resources that can support or supplement job shadow experiences in a classroom.
Module 4 includes recommendations for activities leading up to and after the job shadow that anchor students’ learning from their experience. It includes a final list of considerations to keep in mind while facilitating the job shadow experience.
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February 23, 2023