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Transition Services: Teacher Resources

NASET Question and Answer on Transition

Transition Resources Easy Reference Guide

New CCC Priority Registration Requirements

A Guide to Assessing College Readiness

Skills to Pay the Bills - Dept of Labor   According to the 2007 Every Promise, Every Child: Turning Failure into Action report, a large percentage of young people preparing to enter the workforce over the next two decades are significantly lacking in the "soft" or applied skills — such as teamwork, decision-making, and communication — that will help them become effective employees and managers. In addition, in a Job Outlook 2008 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), the top characteristics looked for in new hires by 276 employer respondents were all soft skills: communication ability, a strong work ethic, initiative, interpersonal skills, and teamwork. Lastly, the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) found that while credentials (degrees and certificates) are important, it is the development of soft skills (those that are more social than technical) that is critical to developing a strong, vibrant workforce. 

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities, as well as the responsibilities postsecondary schools have to you. This information is provided in this pamphlet by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the US Department of Education.

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities Spanish 

Guiding Questions for Postsecondary Goals

Postsecondary Transition Planning and IEP Goals: Factors to Consider

Study Guides and Strategies is a website with many resources on studying and learning to learn.

This is an amazing site developed and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Centers. The focus of the project is to provide direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior beginning at the elementary level and continuing through the student’s educational career. This site has links to lesson plans, assessments, checklists, videos, etc. There are student examples and templates of PowerPoints used at IEP meetings.

Student-led IEPs: A Guide for Student Involvement 
This guide is a CEC publication and is designed to help teachers plan for and implement student-led IEPs.

CEC Article: How to Help Student's Led Their IEP Meeting
CEC Article: Student Led IEPS: Take the First Step

Student-Led IEPs PPT for Teachers
Student-Led IEP PPT   (Sample 1)
Student-Led IEP Template (Sample 2)

Personal Learning Profile PPT_Template

Career Preparation Curriculum    The Teacher's Guide provides clear objectives, age-appropriate objectives, and measurable outcomes. Through a step-by-step process, students compile important personal, educational and career information, and incorporate this information into the Career Portfolio. The topics included in this curriculum Introduction to the Career Portfolio, Self-Assessment and Career Exploration, Job Seeking Skills, and Career Management and Personal Development.  

Teaching Networking Skills: Paving the Way to Jobs and Careers This manual from the Institute for Community Inclusion (U Mass Boston) provides a curriculum for students to practice and put into use networking skills such as: identifying their own network, approaching others, talking about their skills and interests, learning about what employers look for, exploring careers and job options, and exhibiting good business etiquette. Activities vary to accommodate diverse learning styles, and the trainer can select the lessons that best fit the needs of the group. 

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Transition Services at Harper
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Online Programs

E Learning Soft Skills Program

These 14 eLearning modules on Lifelong Soft Skills are to provide a universally accessible soft skills training resource for the Michigan workforce for basic and foundational skills for the workplace, to help ensure the workforce is ready to succeed in the 21st century.

California Career Center  Online Program for Middle and High School Students