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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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2013-2014

In order to have career education at every grade level, we will using parent presentation in individual classrooms in grades K-2 and parent/community presenters for Career Cafe in grades 3-5.  Older students are encouraged to sign up and attend the presentations on careers they are most interested in learning more about.
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2012-2013 Pilot
 
Career Cafe
Fifth and third graders were invited once a month to listen to a parent or community member talk about their occupation over lunch. Students signed up for sessions that interested them.  All fifth graders attended at least one session and most third graders took advantage of this new way to learn about careers.
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November is National Career Development  Month

For students in kindergarten and first grade workers from the community come during the month to school to talk to the students in classes. Visitors include firefighters, police officers, health care workers, naturalists, and military personnel.

Students in grade 3 interview a worker about their occupation and share the report with their peers.
Students in grades 3-5 will participate in a career fair every other year.  Workers from the 6 major career paths will be invited to talk to students and share materials about their occupations.  Any parent or community member who would like to share their occupation, please contact one of the school counselors.


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6 CAREER PATHS

 

A career path if a group of related occupations with general characteristics in common but different skill requirements. All students are taught about jobs and careers to develop career awareness. Grouping occupations into career paths makes the world of work more understandable to younger students as they begin their journey of career awareness to career exploration to career preparation. The paths are:

Helping

Nature

Business

Creative

Health

Building & Fixing and Technology



2011 Career Fair: Picture the Possibilities!

Students in grades 3-5 participated in a career fair held in the Nottingham multipurpose room. The students were able to visit displays and ask questions of parents and community volunteers who represented six career paths. For example, in the Creative Path there was a book author and TV broadcaster. In the Nature Path was a park naturalist and representative from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. The other paths were Business, Helping, Health and Building and Fixing. The presenters helped students make the connection between schooling and real-world experiences.

2011 Career Fair: Picture the Possibilities!
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Last Modified on July 29, 2013