Let’s get started! Click the down arrow by Activity #1 below and work through the activities sequentially in Get Ready, Dive In, and Achieve Success. Then take the quiz to earn contact hours and a digital badge.
|#1||Read - Hard Thinking about Soft Skills|
Preparing students for future success includes social emotional skills and the soft skills needed in the work place and in daily life.
- Read "A Hard Look at Soft Skills" from Administrative Professional Today.
- Read "Hard Thinking about Soft Skills" from ASCD.
Note: If you need your school username and password, visit the INFOhio website and click Get Password.
You can help your students build the soft skills needed for future success. INFOhio has tools and resources to help!
|#2||Explore - The Ohio Career Readiness Seal|
To assist students to focus on career readiness skills, educators to identify students with career readiness skills, and employers to determine that students are ready, Ohio created the Career Readiness Seal.
Educators can learn about the seal and its application on the Career Readiness Seal website.
Review Student OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal Validation Form. You will notice there are many soft skills (professional skills) incorporated in the validation form.
Review Earning the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal - A Guide for Educators, Students and Families and Validating a Student’s OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal - A Guide for Mentors. Note the role educators and schools play in helping students build the soft skills (professional skills) needed in the work place.
|#3||Watch - Ohio's Career Connections|
Ohio's Career Connections assists teachers with tools and resources to help students dream of their future and connect their dreams to today's learning. Watch this video to learn about Career Connections.