Work Based Learning Teacher Training
- There is no previous knowledge needed in order to take this course.
- This course is great for beginners, but also covers best practices and provides resources that are useful for experienced WBL teachers.
In this course teachers will get an overview of Work-Based learning and best practices for WBL implementation, including Guest Speakers, Industry Tours, Job Shadows and Internships.
Begin with ideas of how you can integrate Work-Based learning into your classroom through career exploration and goal setting.
Students also need to find out what it takes to get a job, and start building their personal brand. By making a resume now and studying the resume that they will one day need, they can start to plan out their educational pathway as well as identify the skills they need to build in order to get a job.
Although you will have help setting up your WBL experiences, there are many logistics that need to be addressed in order to ensure success. This module includes check lists, best practices and tips for setting up WBL.
Preparing students for WBL includes more than just career exploration. Take time to talk about professional dress & behavior as well as some of the ways they can present themselves in order to show their interest and respect.
In order for WBL to be sustainable, it is important to thank your industry partners and find out if they have any feedback. For students to reap the most rewards from WBL you need to intentionally take time in class to reflect on the experience.
Although this training is targeted towards teachers in San Diego & Imperial Counties in California, the listed resources are all free on our website and the information is likely applicable to any other teacher looking to integrate more WBL into their classroom.
- This course is meant for teachers interested in integrating Work Based Learning into their classroom. Although this is created for San Diego & Imperial County teachers, the resources & ideas are great for any teacher or administrator looking to provide career preparation for their high school students.
- Designed for teachers of any discipline. English, Math, Science, Social Science, Language, Elective or, of course, Career Technical Education teachers!
- Applicable for teachers in traditional classrooms or part of career pathways such as Linked Learning or PLTW.
- Open to teachers in public, charter or private schools.
- Work Based Learning Introduction
- Why WBL?
- Work Based Learning Overview
- Ways to explore careers in class
- Connecting Careers and College - Exploring Educational Pathways after Graduation
- Personal Brand & Goal Setting
- Work Readiness - Dress Code
- Student Etiquette
- Cell Phones & Work Based Learning
- WBL First Steps
- Preparing for a Guest Speaker
- Preparing for Industry Visits or Job Shadows
- Preparing for Internships
- Keeping Industry Interested
- The Teacher Role during WBL
- Best Practices on the day of your WBL experience
- Industry Follow-up and Student Reflection
- Next Steps & Closing
Jewyl is a high school science teacher working to bring more career relevant curriculum to every classroom.
Based in the San Diego region, she puts on professional development events under SB1070, writes career focused curriculum and provides support for teachers who want to integrate more careers into their classroom.
Her passion is bringing as many free or grant funded resources as possible to teachers in order to help them create contextualized educational opportunities for students so they can see the relevance of their learning and begin to think about their own career goals.