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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flipped Internships

We will work with you to develop “Flipped Internships” – a type of learning that challenges students to solve industry related problems. Your role is to lead the project and engage your students by introducing the industry specific problem, guide students along in their discovery, and support an industry partner in evaluating their suggested solutions over a series of classroom engagements.

CCL Workgroups

If you have a passion for K12 career related learning and would like to have a voice in setting the objectives and priorities across the SW region, consider joining one of our industry focused work groups. These groups are open to K12 educators, administrators, and industry partners that have a particular knowledge and/or interest in the development of specific industry pathways. The current work groups focus on career paths in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Computer Science/IT
  • Semiconductors and Electronics
  • Construction
  • Math Course Access and Equity

If you have interest in participating in any of these work groups, let Vickei Hrdina know at vickei.hrdina@esd112.org.