Project Discovery

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.

Congratulations! New Project Discovery Work and Life Ready Sites.

Williston High School North Dakota

Kenosha School District Wisconsin

Detroit Lakes Area Schools Minnesota

West Central Area Schools Minnesota

Waseca Schools Minnesota

Southwest Metro Ed District Shakopee MN

Grenora North Dakota

Ray High School North Dakota

WilMac Multi District SpEd Unit Williston ND

Fall Creek High School Wisconsin

Fox River Industries Berlin Wisconsin

Detroit Lakes High School Minnesota

Anoka Hennepin Schools Bridges Minnesota

Westonka Public Schools Minnesota

District 196 Rosemont Minnesota

SWWC Service Corp Marshall Minnestoa

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Schools Minnesota

Lionsgate Academy Minnesota

Grand Rapids High School Minnesota

Osseo Education Center Minnesota

Harrisburg High School South Dakota

CESA Five Portage Wisconsin

Winnebago Public Schools Nebraska

Arcadia High School Wisconsin

Syble Hopp School DePere Wisconsin

Concord Education Center Inver Grove Heights Minnesota

Alliance Eduction Center Rosemont Minnesota

Grantsburg Middle and High School Grantsburg Wisconsin

Rosendale-Brandon Schools Rosendale WI

Transitions Assessments & Curriculum at WorkLifeReady.com

Riverbend Ed District New Ulm MN

Transitions Assessments & Curriculum at WorkLifeReady.com

Ripon High School Ripon WI

Eastern Carver Co Schools Star Transition Program Chaska Minnesota

Goodwill Industies of Southeast Wisconsin Milwaukee WI

Goodhue County Ed District Red Wing Minnesota

Albert Lea High School Albert Lea Minnesota

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

Mille Lacs Academy School Onamia Minnesota

Wilmar Sr High School Willmar Minnesota

Little Wolf Jr/Sr High School Manawa Wisconsin

Osh Kosh West High School Oshkosh Wisconsin

ATTN all educators: A message from Education Associates, the makers of Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills

We are here for you. The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and our response to it have occupied the world's attention for these past few weeks. We recognize the huge impact on schools and communities, and our thoughts are with all who have been affected.

Education Associates, proud creators of Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills, is dedicated to supporting education in these coming months. We've received a number of questions from educators regarding effects on their students and their programming, so we want to help as you transition to remote learning, whether you have access to online delivery or not.

Here is the link to sign up for Education Associates Achieve Life Skills
Passive Recreation and Basic Hygiene curriculum to use for the remainder of the school year.

Complimentary Public Health Curriculum

Project Discovery by Education Associates

Transitions Assessments & Curriculum at WorkLifeReady.com

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.

Project Discovery Adapted Series has earned endorsement from the CASE
Project Discovery Adapted Series has earned endorsement from the CASE

Building marketable skills for high-demand jobs

Law Enforcement

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.

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.

 

Project Discovery and Achieve Life Skills

Sample IEP Goals and Objectives Document

Written by Project Discovery certified trainer, Nicky Loch

 

Project Discovery

Consumable Supplies Documents

 

Project Discovery

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

Transitions Assessments & Curriculum at WorkLifeReady.com
Transitions Assessments & Curriculum at WorkLifeReady.com
Transitions Assessments & Curriculum at WorkLifeReady.com

Project: Discovery at Crosby-Ironton MN

Transitions Assessments & Curriculum at WorkLifeReady.com
Transitions Assessments & Curriculum at WorkLifeReady.com