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									        SHARE YOUR BEST PRACTICE IN
   CAREER EDUCATION AND WIN A FREE CAMERA


    Do you offer a course that                              Do you know a teacher that
  students are clamoring to take                                infuses dry academics and
   because the teacher is known                             exciting career information in a
     for the way they present                                    way that piques student
       academic concepts in                                  interest and helps them relate
         a career context?                                     it to the real world better?



   Do you know a counselor that has an innovative way of teaching students
         about careers and the education needed for different careers?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, then tell us all about it!

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, The State University of
New Jersey, and the Career Connections initiative, are looking for outstanding educational
innovations to highlight at a forum in April 2008. One best practice will be selected by the
Career Connections Steering Committee to present at the forum. Teachers and counselors
who participate in the forum will receive up to three professional development units for their
participation. The school submitting the best practice selected will win a camera, compliments
of Verizon New Jersey, valued at over $1,000!

The Heldrich Center is committed to helping teachers and school counselors fulfill their critical
role of helping students make informed decisions about life including postsecondary education
and work. The Heldrich Center is looking to find, document, and disseminate lesson plans,
initiatives, and teaching strategies that give teachers and counselors the information they need
to help students learn about and plan for their future education and career.

To submit a teacher or counselor best practice in career education and/or awareness, send us
the following information:

      Name of teacher or counselor being nominated (for teachers, provide the title of the
       course for which the best practice is used)
      Name of school and school district
      Title and description of the best practice (no more than two typed pages)
      Target grade for the best practice
      Identify how the best practice supports career awareness and career education
      Submit supporting materials, such as lesson plans or class handouts, if possible
      Identify the key elements needed for success
      Name and contact information of person submitting nomination

Nominations for best practices are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21,
2008. Nominations can be sent by mail to Laurie Harrington, Project Manager, John J. Heldrich
Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 30
Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, by fax to 732-932-3454, or by email (preferred)
to lms@rci.rutgers.edu.

The Career Connections Steering Committee will review all submissions. Only one best
practice can be highlighted at the spring forum. However, other practices may be selected to be
featured on the Career Connections website and/or be recorded to be shared with teachers
statewide through Verizon’s Access New Jersey Network. All nominations are valuable, so
please do not hesitate to submit today!

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Harrington at lms@rci.rutgers.edu or by phone
at 732.932.4100, ext. 6322.

Good luck!

								
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