Project Discovery by Education Associates

Explore. Experience. Learn.

Learners will explore, experience, learn and develop real life job skills with actual tasks and job tools while reinforcing core academic skills. Students who learn by doing will excel and enhance their opportunities in the workforce and will be Job Ready.

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota Email Heidi Johnson for Project Discovery pricing and information.

California Email CA@educationassociates.com for Project Discovery pricing and information.

Schedule Project Discovery Demo over Zoom

This is for schools and programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa.

California schools and programs email CA@educationassociates.com to schedule a zoom demonstration for Project Discovery. 

California Curriculum Reviews: Email CA@educationassociates.com to schedule a zoom product review for Project Discovery.

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Effective, hands-on career education using real tools to perform real jobs

Purchase kits individually, or in a grouping.

Pick and choose titles to create your ideal exploration.

Listing of Available Titles

Introduction to career pathways (formerly Let’s Discover)

Over 100 career choices to help students find their future

Opening career doors for students with autism and other significant challenges.

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Project Discovery Adapted Series has earned endorsement from the CASE

Building marketable skills for high-demand jobs

Congratulations! New Project Discovery Work and Life Ready Sites.

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Williston High School North Dakota

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Kenosha School District Wisconsin

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Detroit Lakes Area Schools Minnesota

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West Central Area Schools Minnesota

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Waseca Schools Minnesota

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Southwest Metro Ed District Shakopee MN

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Grenora North Dakota

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Ray High School North Dakota

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WilMac Multi District SpEd Unit Williston ND

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Fall Creek High School Wisconsin

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Fox River Industries Berlin Wisconsin

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Detroit Lakes High School Minnesota

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Anoka Hennepin Schools Bridges Minnesota

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Westonka Public Schools Minnesota

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District 196 Rosemont Minnesota

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SWWC Service Corp Marshall Minnestoa

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Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Schools Minnesota

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Lionsgate Academy Minnesota

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Grand Rapids High School Minnesota

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Osseo Education Center Minnesota

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Harrisburg High School South Dakota

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CESA Five Portage Wisconsin

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Winnebago Public Schools Nebraska

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Arcadia High School Wisconsin

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Syble Hopp School DePere Wisconsin

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Concord Education Center Inver Grove Heights Minnesota

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Alliance Eduction Center Rosemont Minnesota

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Grantsburg Middle and High School Grantsburg Wisconsin

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Rosendale-Brandon Schools Rosendale WI

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Riverbend Ed District New Ulm MN

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Ripon High School Ripon WI

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Eastern Carver Co Schools Star Transition Program Chaska Minnesota

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Goodwill Industies of Southeast Wisconsin Milwaukee WI

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Goodhue County Ed District Red Wing Minnesota

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Albert Lea High School Albert Lea Minnesota

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District 196 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Transition Plus Apple Valley Minnesota

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Mille Lacs Academy School Onamia Minnesota

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Wilmar Sr High School Willmar Minnesota

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Little Wolf Jr/Sr High School Manawa Wisconsin

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Osh Kosh West High School Oshkosh Wisconsin

To search for a Project Discovery sites in the midwest, search the locator map below by entering a zip code and search radius to see the results. Contact Email Heidi Johnson, for more information.

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      Funding Sources for Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills Programs

      The Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills programs developed by Education Associates help students learn about their career interests and gain entry-level job skills in key career areas. Using an applied, hands-on approach to career exploration, Project Discovery helps students with disabilities to become Job Ready and increases their chances for a successful transition to employment. With Achieve Life Skills programs, students gain the key employability and independent living skills to become Life Ready.

      There are many sources of funding available to help schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) purchase and implement academic and vocational resources like Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills. Identifying and pursuing these sources of funding can seem daunting. Education Associates is here to help by highlighting some of the key funding streams and suggesting how best to utilize them!

      Learn More about these Funding Sources

       

      Career Exploration Adapted Kits: Come with both the General Curriculum AND the Adapted Curriculum, plus a Set of Equipment and Supplies. Choose from these Titles: Cleaning Maintenance, Filing, Greenhouse Work, Grocery Clerking, Hair Care & Styling, Mail Handling, Table Service, Child Care, Animal Care, Autobody Repair, Caregiver, Carpentry, Food Service, Health & Nutrition, Retailing, Skin & Nail Care, Small Engine Repair

      Learn About Project Discovery Adapted

      Life Skills Titles: Banking: Credit & Loans, Banking: Checking & Savings, Getting Around, Living on Your Own, Skills for Buying a Car, Renting an Apartment, Life Skills for the Telephone, Consumer Shopping, Customer Service, Time Management, Perimeter & Area, Laundry ,Using Money ,Kitchen Safety, Kitchen Tools, Measurements, Baking Math, Sales Tax Discounts & Tips, Study Skills, General Housekeeping Tips, Cyber-bullying, Bullying, Internet Safety, Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution, Self-Esteem, Friendship Basics, Teamwork, Service Learning, Social Skills, Showing Respect, Diversity Awareness, Self-Determination, Workplace Bullying, Planning Healthy Meals, Weight Control & Physical Activity, Healthy Snacks, Healthy Meals on a Budget, Food Labels, Active Recreation, Passive Recreation, Dangers of Tobacco, Basic First Aid, Basic Hygiene, Dangers of Alcohol, Planning Career Goals, Looking for a Job, Developing a Resume, Completing a Job Application, Interviewing for a Job, Positive Attitudes in Getting a Job, Your Appearance in the Interview, Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Your Appearance on the Job, Positive Attitudes in Keeping a Job, Maintaining Regular Attendance, Following Directions, Workplace Literacy, Expectations on the Job, On the Job Phone Skills, Managing Your Money

      Learn About Achieve Life Skills

      Project Discovery Adapted Series has earned endorsement from the CASE
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      Please request a proposal from heidi@worklifeready.com for your district or program. Include your list of titles for the proposal.

      You can also email or call Heidi (651) 433-1358 with questions or to request a proposal.

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      Project Discovery Teacher Resources

      All dark green bold-faced words on this page are live links to current resources for Project Discovery teaching staff.

      Remote and Hybrid Learning with Project Discovery

       

      Teacher Videos: We are hard at work establishing a video library showing teachers using Project Discovery in their various classrooms.  

       

      Career Exploration Project Discovery Video

      By Deb Goodman, Special Education Teacher, North Branch Minnesota 

      Child Care Career Exploration

       

      Career Exploration Project Discovery Video

      By Stacy Johnstone, Special Education Teacher, North Branch Minnesota

      Skin & Nail Care Career Exploration 

       

      Career Exploration Benchmark Day Video

      Table Service Career Exploration

       

      Adapted Project Discovery Video 

      By Angila Schmidtke, Special Education Teacher, Burnsville Minnesota

      Grocery Clerking Adapted

       

      Adapted Role Play Video

      Cleaning Adapted

       

      Using System of Least Prompts Video

      Child Care Adapted - Video Clip from a Minnesota Workshop

      Dr. Amy Spriggs
      Associate Professor, Dept. of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Kentucky

      Note: The videography was poorly shot, a group of teachers advised and decided the content was good if you overlook the poor videography.

       

      Using Time Delay Video

      Child Care Adapted - Video Clip from a Minnesota Workshop
      Dr. Amy Spriggs
      Associate Professor, Dept. of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Kentucky

      Note: The videography was poorly shot, a group of teachers advised and decided the content was good if you overlook the poor videography.


      Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills

      Instructional Strategies Document

      Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills  curriculum is extremely dynamic, allowing for a broad range of strategies to match educators’ expertise and classroom needs. Instructors can implement this curriculum using a variety of methods tailored to staffing, student numbers, ability levels, and available technology. The instructional strategies scenarios are based on best practices shared by educators currently using our curriculum.

       

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      Sample IEP Goals and Objectives Document

      Written by Project Discovery certified trainer, Nicky Loch

       

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      Consumable Supplies Documents

       

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      Academic Correlations Documents

       

      Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills

      Curriculum Wish List

      Shows all available titles.  Purchase one title at a time, as a customized package, or by the series.

       

      Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills

      Placement Checklist

      What level is right for my learners?

      CTE Prep with Project: Discovery

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      Project: Discovery at Crosby-Ironton MN

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