Dream Catchers: Developing Career and Educational Awareness in the Intermediate Grades

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Book
ISBN 10
1563700859 
ISBN 13
9781563700859 
Category
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Publication Year
1997 
Publisher
Pages
58 
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Description
"Dream Catchers" will help you consider what is important in your future career, education, and life. It has lots of activities to help you become more aware of important life issues and help you learn the skills needed to plan your future. Besides helping you take control of your life, there are some other things you should know about this book.

Designed for the Intermediate Grades: "Dream Catchers" was written to help young people plan their future life, school, and career directions through a series of interesting, involving, and meaningful activities.

Offers a Flexible and Complete Program: A separate book of 75 reproducible activity sheets and instructor's guide allow "Dream Catchers" to be used as the basis for an occasional activity in a variety of classes, or to structure an entire career and educational awareness program.

Meets Career and Life-Planning Guidelines: This book was written to meet the career awareness guidelines of NOICC (National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee). Below are the NOICC competencies "Dream Catchers" meets.

Develops an Awareness of the World of Work
-Skills to Understand and Use Career Information
-Explore Career Choices
-Identify Different Types of Work
-Examines Changing Work Roles for Men and Women

Relates Schoolwork to the World of Work
-Connects Academic Skills and Courses to Job Skills
-Encourages Doing Well in School
-Emphasizes Personal Responsibility and Good Work Habits
-Explores Future Training and Education Options

Helps Planning to Improve Academic Achievement
-Connects Success in School with Later Success at Work
-Identifies Strengths and Weaknesses
-Builds Skills to Improve Achievement
-Teaches How to Set and Reach for Goals

Follows a Flexible and Easy-to-Use-Format: "Dream Catchers" can easily be used with many academic subjects to enhance reading, logical thinking, written and verbal communication, problem solving, research and many other skills. The activities are clustered into logical groups, but can be used in any order to build specific skills. The high interest and flexible format allow the materials to be used with a variety of ages and student levels. 
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