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|#1||Explore - Careers and Workforce|
INFOhio has developed a Career Awareness, Exploration, and Planning page on the INFOhio website. This page is a collection of career resources for teachers to use with students. A combination of INFOhio resources, resources from ODE partners (OMJ, Career Connections, Department of Higher Education), and the web are located here.
Investigate Career Exploration and Planning Resources
- Start with infohio.org and select the All Resources button.
- Select the blue Career Exploration and Planning. Explore the grade band that best matches your needs or just browse the resources on each grade level.
- Consider how you might use the resources with your students. Are there other topics that might be helpful? How can you integrate these resources and or topics into your current or new lessons?
|#2||Explore - Career Planning (Grades 9-12)|
Teachers face many challenges when incorporating meaningful career planning lessons into classroom learning, but the most daunting is time. Read this Teach with INFOhio blog post, Career Planning for Grades 9-12 with INFOhio, to learn how INFOhio resources can support teachers incorporate meaningful career planning instruction into their classroom.
Then, learn how to navigate EBSCOhost Career Collectio to locate resources to support career planning.
EBSCOhost is an interface that searches digital content collections. One of the collections developed by INFOhio is the Career Collection which contains articles from trade and professional publications to support a variety of vocational and technical research needs.
The Career Collection interface lets you search these EBSCO databases, all at the same time: Alt HealthWatch, Computer Source, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Newswires, Regional Business News, Small Business Reference Center, and Vocational and Career Collection.
Watch this introduction to basic searching in EBSCOhost.
Explore the Career Collection:
Add Career Collection to your class or library web page with this url https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/career-collection.
Additional help tools and resources are available at this url: https://help.ebsco.com/interfaces/EBSCO_Guides/EBSCO_Interfaces_User_Guide.
|#3||Explore - Career Exploration (Grades 6-8)|
Middle school is a prime opportunity to engage students in focused career exploration. Read this Teach with INFOhio blog post, Create Opportunities for Career Exploration in Grades 6–8 with INFOhio, to learn how INFOhio resources can support teachers incorporate career exploration experiences into their classroom that will spark curiosity and support inquiry skills.
Then, learn how to navigate INFOhio's IWonder to find career exploration resources that will engage young learners.
IWonder is INFOhio’s home for educational and engaging websites for students to explore! IWonder includes a section "Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?"
Watch this introduction to IWonder.
Use the IWonder Genius Hour to open the curiosity door for your students while they are learning about careers, they can also be learning the critical steps in the research process.
Explore additional career subcategories in IWonder.
Add IWonder to your class or library web page with this url https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/iwonder
|#4||Explore - Career Awareness (Grades K-5)|
What do you want to be when you grow up? Ask any child that question and you are bound to get a myriad of responses that range from teacher to astronaut. And why not? Childhood is a time of wonder, imagination, and discovery. Read this Teach with INFOhio blog post, Creative Career Awareness for K–5 Learners, to learn more about how INFOhio resources can support career awareness in the K–5 classroom.
|Gale in Context: Elementary includes text, images, charts and graphs, and educational videos from books, magazines, and news periodicals on interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events, including career exploration.|
Watch this introduction to Gale in Context: Elementary.
Explore Gale in Context: Elementary:
Add Gale in Context: Elementary to your class or library web page with this url https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/kids-infobits.
Additional help tools and resources are available at this url: https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/kids-infobits
|#5||Explore - The World of Work (PreK)|
World Book Early Learning is a PreK-3 early literacy resource that helps students with foundational skills. World Book Early Learning contains videos, images, articles, stories, and activities about people at work.
Learn about World Book Early Learning. Then explore. Think of ways to use this information in your classroom.
Watch this Introduction to World Book Early Learning. You can download a transcript for further reference.
Explore World Book Early Learning
Add World Book Early Learning to your class or library web page with this url https://www.infohio.org/resources/item/early-world-of-learning.
Additional help tools and resources are available at this url: https://www.infohio.org/document-library/item/early-world-of-learning-training-site.