By Denise Bodart, RealCare Product Manager
The mantra “college- and career-ready” has become a key priority for schools across the nation. The increasingly competitive global economy demands that our schools produce students who are able to fill the skills gap and enter careers that lead to higher wages and greater growth potential. Keep reading to download a free curriculum from Realityworks and ensure the college- and career-readiness of your RealCare Program students.
To ensure that all students are college- and career-ready, opportunities for career exploration must be provided. Exposure to a diverse range of postsecondary career pathways is essential. Students need to research, explore and learn about the career opportunities that exist and where their interests lie. This is the reason we developed a FREE career exploration curriculum for our RealCare Program customers.
Using the RealCare Program for Career Exploration is a series of five lessons that showteachers how to use our hands-on simulators to integrate career exploration into their programs. This ready-to-use curriculum uses each of our hands-on experiential learning tools – the RealCare® Pregnancy Profile Simulator, RealCare™ Drug-Affected Baby and RealCare™ Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Baby, RealCare® Baby and RealCare™ Shaken Baby – as a springboard to research and discuss related career opportunities.
The lessons include individual and group activities, a variety of research projects and presentations, as well as extension activities. Students will also learn to write an effective resume and cover letter.
The lessons included in this exciting new curriculum include:
- Exploration of Childbirth-Related Careers
- Careers in Substance Abuse Prevention During Pregnancy
- Exploration of Careers Related to Infants in Education and Human Services
- Career Exploration in Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention, Education and Treatment
- Writing an Effective Resume and Cover Letter
Click here to access these lessons.
How do you ensure that your RealCare Program leaves students college- and career-ready? Share your tips and best practices in the comments!