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Career Education Responsive to Every Student (CERES) is a full line of career education materials for grades K-12. It is a flexible program designed to work with existing curriculum providing a means of infusing career education into basic skills instruction. The curriculum lessons focus on connecting academic abilities to the workplace, while helping students develop knowledge about career options and the U.S. economic system. CERES is a nationally validated K-12 school-to-career program that integrates nine career education competencies (the CERES Guidance Goals) throughout the curriculum.
Reality Land allows teachers to introduce practical knowledge and work skills into existing curriculum by providing practice in role-playing real life economic and work situations in the classroom. The Reality Land Teacher’s Guide is designed to be used from the early primary level through the eighth grade. You can adapt many of the ideas to fit the needs of your own students. Activities for the primary grades tend to be very concrete. For example, a kindergarten teacher can establish a rental system for toys and equipment used during recess. If you are teaching older students you may wish to create a sophisticated mini-city with its own businesses, government agency and currency system.
Survival Kits are four-page guides designed to assist teachers, guest speakers and field trip hosts in conducting successful presentations and field trips. Each Kit includes one of each: Guest Speaker’s Kit, Teacher’s Guest Speaker Kit, Host for School Field Trips Kit, Teacher’s Field Trip Kit, and Chaperones Field Trip Kit.
The Handbook for Parents is a brief three-page guide to assist parents in reinforcing career awareness at home and is available in two formats, one for grades K-6 and the other for grades 7-12.
Career Education Tests are criterion referenced tests with multiple-choice questions designed to assess a students understanding of the CERES Guidance Goals. These tests are available by grade level from grades 2-12. An Instructor Key is included with purchase.
Self-AwarenessAcquire knowledge of one's self — physical characteristics, interests, aptitudes, abilities and attitudes.
Attitude DevelopmentDevelop positive attitudes toward — self and others, learning, work, leisure, and individual and cultural differences.
Career Awareness and ExplorationDevelop an early and continuing awareness of career options and opportunities and explore them in relation to interests, aptitudes, and values.
Consumer CompetenciesAcquire knowledge and skills to make wise consumer decisions.
Education AwarenessRecognize that all educational experiences are integrated with total career development and preparation.
Economic AwarenessDevelop an awareness of economic systems.
Career Planning and Decision MakingAcquire decision-making skills and apply them to personal career development.
Career PreparationDevelop competencies needed for entry into the next educational or occupational level.