Transition Tips for Teachers
Make sure the assessment process is comprehensive and ongoing
Gather transition assessment data throughout the school year in a variety of environments to assist students in developing career interests, functional skills, and work-related behaviors.
Develop and provide work experiences to students while in school
A variety of work experiences emphasizing work-based learning, such as job shadowing, school-based internships, community-based experiences, volunteering, or paid employment, will assist students to build their skill sets, explore interests, and increase their understanding of work expectations.
Teach students about careers and career readiness
Teachers should make sure students have knowledge of the career and technology courses available within their schools.
Use transition assessment data to drive instruction
If a student has identified a particular postsecondary outcome, then instruction and transition services should support the attainment of that outcome.
Join us on the fourth Thursday of every month where we highlight a transition topic just for you!
August 28, 2014
Process of Discovery. The Process of Discovery surrounds a person-centered approach to gathering information about the prospective worker to guide the development of customized employment and work experience. Discovery answers the question "who is this student?", "what contributions can he/she make? and "where and when are they at their best?"
September 25, 2014
Self Determination, Discovery and the Customized Employment Process. This webcast will focus on self determination, Discovery and Customized Employment. Discovery is supported by the state of Virginia as an age appropriate transition assessment and the process was designed to assist teams working with students with complex lives to obtain meaningful customized employment. It is a person centered and person directed approach that answers the question “Who is this person?”