K-12 Educators

With Career Connected Learning, there are pathways to support students every step of the way, even outside of school. You’ll have the support from industry and labor leaders and intermediary organizations to put your students on a strong footing towards new opportunities.

CCL Professional Development Series for Teachers & Administrators

This module series of 5 online professional development courses will introduce teachers and administrators to Career Connected Learning in Washington and provide guidance on the four stages of career connected learning. The content is specific to the Career Connect SW Network programs and services, but all educators in Washington will find resources and information applicable to their own district work.

These courses are intended for ALL K-12 teachers and administrators! STEM clock hours are available!

Overview of Career Connected Learning in Washington

This online course is for K-12 educators and others to explore Career Connected Learning across Washington state, including a rationale for the legislation and an exploration of the data that supports the shift. The purpose of this course is to introduce CCL to all K12 teachers and administrators. There are four subsequent courses exploring the career-connected learning framework and the Career Connect Southwest network.

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Career Awareness

This online course is for K-12 educators and others to explore Career Awareness, a stage in Washington’s Career Connected Learning Framework. The purpose of this course is to facilitate reflection on in class experiences that incorporates career related information into classroom curriculum. This inclusion is most often introduced in a PBL (project based learning) framework. Although Awareness is primarily focused on elementary education, it can be applied to any level K-12.

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Career Exploration

This online course is for K-12 educators and others to explore Career Exploration, a stage in Washington’s Career Connected Learning Framework. The purpose of this course is to build understanding of Career Exploration in which learning involves the engagement of professionals from industry and remains in a classroom setting. Examples of this type of activity ranges from single instance events such as Career Panels and Speed Networking to multiple day engagements such as Educational (Flipped) internships with industry partners.

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Career Preparation

This online course is for K-12 educators and others to explore Career Preparation, a stage in Washington’s Career Connected Learning Framework. The purpose of this course is to facilitate reflection on workplace learning experiences for high school students, and the role all educators play in preparing students for success in these on-the-job experiences.

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Career Launch

This online course is for K-12 educators and others to explore Career Launch, a stage in Washington’s Career Connected Learning Framework. The purpose of this course is to build understanding of Career Launch and the value of this pathway, which provides young adults an alternative to 4-year higher education. Participants will explore labor market data, and reflect on aspects of Career Launch.

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CCL Workgroups

Are you interested in working with other professionals to advance career connected learning for K-12 students in our region? If so, please consider joining one (or more!) of our CCL workgroups.

Career Awareness

We are looking for teachers to join our career awareness workgroup! This workgroup meets monthly (currently on Zoom) to develop a regional approach to facilitating career related learning in the classroom for Kindergarten through 12th grade. How do you promote career awareness in your classroom (or in your building)? What doors are we opening for our students and what pathways are we creating through our everyday teaching? If you’re interested in joining in on this conversation, please email Pranjali Upadhyay.

Career Exploration

This workgroup meets monthly (currently on Zoom) to develop a regional approach to facilitating Career Related Learning Events (CRLEs). This work includes any activity which includes professionals working with students in the classroom (or virtually for the remainder of this year). Our current focus is to build out Virtual Career Panels for the balance of the 2019/2020 school year inclusive of career focused discussion with professionals from Human Health, Animal Health, Technology, Construction, Business/Finance, Women in Science, and Natural Resources. This workgroup is made up of educators, administrators, workforce development experts, and representatives from industry. If you’re interested in joining in, please email Scott Culbertson.

Career Preparation

This workgroup meets monthly (currently on Zoom) to develop a regional approach to scaling internships. This workgroup is made up of educators, administrators, workforce development experts, representatives from industry, and more. At our last meeting, we discussed virtual internships, and how this unique time might provide an opportunity to move parts of an internship online, which could open the experience up to more remote students. If you’re interested in joining in, please email Chad Mullen.