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Learning Exercise

Material: School-to-Work Outreach Project
Submitted by: Tamarah Ashton on Dec 30, 2001
Date Last Modified: Dec 30, 2001
Title: Designing a School-to-Work Project
Description: Students will develop an outline of their own School-to-Work project modeled after the previously funded program profiles listed on this site.
Type of Task: Core activity, Student-centered, Team, Unsupervised
Time Required Approximately time: 3-hour block
Topics: Career Education/Special Education
Course: Upper level or graduate course in transition issues for students with disabilities
Prerequisites Skills: Knowledge of basic website navigation and transition issues
Learning Objectives: Culminating activity to show the in-depth working knowledge of what is required for a successful transition program
Text of Learning Exercise:
1. Go to the School-to-Work Outreach Project website at

2. Click on Exemplary Profiles.

3. Read through several of the 21 profiles listed.

4. Think about the setting where you work or would like to work.

5. In pairs, devise a school-to-work program outline for the students you serve.
Include the following items in your outline:
a. Mission and Goals
b. Organization and Program Context
c. Community Setting to be Served
d. Population to be Served
e. Model/Practice/Strategy Descriptions
f. Exemplary School-to-Work Components
g. Potential Staff

6. Present your outline to the class and lead a discussion of its potential
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