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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 732.932.4100, ext. 6322. Good luck!
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