We are sorry to announce that the 2013 School To World event originally set for February 23, 2013 has been CANCELLED! The Albuquerque Convention Center is undergoing construction and will not be available in February. We could not find an alternative venue for 1800 students. Therefore, the event will not be held this year. Sandia National Laboratories has been a proud supporter of this event for 12 years and we regret we are not able offer New Mexico’s largest career exploration event in February. We thank you for your understanding and continued support of this event over the past 12 years. Questions: Amy Tapia, Sandia National Laboratories, 284-5207, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrating School to World Into Your Curriculum
Looking for ways to integrate attending School to World into your classroom curriculum? Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Offer extra credit to students attending the event.
- Assign students to write a research paper on their career choice (may include more than one career choice). Schools report that students like to write about themselves!
- Use Career Futures software to allow students to investigate various careers before the event and get a good idea of what careers may be of interest to them. (Career Futures software is currently available to all APS middle schools).
- Have students develop a personal school to careers web page that includes their post secondary plans and career goals (check out some examples at jms.aps.edu.studentSTC.htm).
- Integrate the Junior Achievement curriculum "Personal Economics" call 262-0853 for more information.
- Host a School to Careers Fair like a science fair have students present their chosen career using a display board and oral presentation.
- Have students write a children's book on their favorite career (individual or group project).
- Develop an interdisciplinary unit (language arts, social studies, math and science) on career exploration.
One approach was to decide on a set of 35 careers and invite 35 professionals to participate. The professionals presented four 25 minute sessions during the day and students chose which sessions they were most interested in attending.
Career Futures software is used in science class to help students match their interests with different careers.
Language Arts curriculum includes cover letters, resumes, job applications and interview skills.
Math curriculum includes budgeting for the chosen career based on a typical salary.
On a different day, students conducted interviews with 25 professionals (in small groups) using a prepared list of questions. Finally, students were asked to give a presentation (first person) as if they were employed in their chosen profession.