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Work & Life Skills Resources for Schools, Programs, & Providers Serving Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Now Iowa!

MNWINDSDIA

Work & Life Skills Resources for Schools, Programs, & Providers Serving Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Now Iowa!

Work & Life Skills Resources for Schools, Programs, & Providers Serving Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Now Iowa!

Project Discovery for Remote and Hybrid Learning

Best Practices in the “New Normal”

The team at Education Associates, the makers of Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills interviewed several teachers across the country. They learned so much from them all and are very grateful for their willingness to share. Look for a complete guide to using Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills remotely and with hybrid learning set to be released very soon and will be available on this site. In the meantime, please learn about how to use Project Discovery curriculum to help students develop those important job skills remotely by using Google Classroom. If you are on Microsoft One Drive, not to worry, because there is comparable functionality.

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Pre/Post Tests Options

  • If your students DON’T have online access, Education Associates provides the hard copy file and you can include it in your take home packets.
  • If students DO have online access you can drop our Pre-Post test directly into GOOGLE FORMS to create an online version. Super easy and convenient, and you will have the data automatically at your fingertips.

Take a look at the original and online test!

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Pre-Post tests also come in a Power Point version which is visual and interactive for delivering visual support. Recording the student responses on provided score report form or alternate method.

Project Discovery Career Exploration Kits  Many of the hands on career exploration kits can be completed at home with students following our instructions and using common items found around the house. See list of these at home activities on Education Associates Remote Learning Resources Page

In addition, there are many worksheets that come in the Career Exploration and Adapted kits that can be assigned out online. Further, there are portfolio activities, role plays, and situation cards  to engage your students during your online classroom time. All Project Discovery curriculum files come in a digital format (PPT, Word, PDF) loaded onto a thumb drive.

The on-going site license is offered on a building-wide basis. However, Education Associates has relaxed the site license agreement during this pandemic time to support educators at home:

  • Allowing educators to use our curriculum with students at home.
  • Helping minimize the digital divide, we are also offering the ability for educators to duplicate our curriculum for take-home packets for those students with limited internet access.
  • Store all files for students on your Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or even DropBox.
  • Create individual folders for students to make it easier to individualize assignments and retrieve completed work
  • Include our Parent Information Brochure to inform parents about the basic goals for the unit of study.
  • Provide parents with a short training session on what to expect and how to support their child.
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Blended Model
When working with a Blended model, you can use your SYNCHRONOUS time with students to introduce a new unit using our FIRST LOOK Power Points, or even begin to model a new activity. THEN you can leave those files in your shared folder so that students (and parents) can access independently for review and repetition.

 

Use SYNCHRONOUS class time to use the Power Points provided to:

  • Introduce a new unit using the FIRST LOOK
  • Model a new activity
  • Discuss next steps for independent work
  • Provide access to these same files for independent review during ASYNCHRONOUS instructional time

Use ASYNCHRONOUS instructional time to:

  • If your students DO NOT have access to devices or Internet, they do not have to miss out on the Power Points. You can still print them and distribute. 
  • Save Paper by printing PowerPoints in handout mode, to include multiple slides on one piece of paper
  • Provide access to these same files used during ASYNCHRONOUS instructional time for independent review 

Option to push out Project Discovery or Achieve Life Skills using Replicated Reality

If you are using Replicated Reality, or thinking about using Replicated Reality...here is an idea for you. Consider setting up Job Boards with Achieve Life Skills or Project Discovery activities in your Replicated Reality account. Students apply for the jobs or you can assign them to students.