We are sorry to announce that School To World will no longer be available. It has been difficult to secure enough sponsors to continue to host the event.
We encourage middle and high schools to consider attending the NM Black History Month STEM Festival on Saturday, February 22 from 9-3pm at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
The NM Black History Month STEM Festival will consist of: 1) workshops on STEM Careers and College Prep; 2) information on Summer Science Programs; 3) a host of fun with science/engineering activities; and 4) games and robotic classes. Students, parents, and teachers will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from several companies regarding STEM career fields and participate in career workshops, interactive activities, and obtain college preparation information and scholarships. If you would like to join us, please contact: Theresa A. Carson, C.P.M. at (505) 844-3565 or email@example.com.
We encourage high schools to consider attending the CNM "Make Your Mark" Career Technical Education Open House on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 8:30-1 on the CNM Main Campus.
We thank you for your understanding and continued support of this event over the past 12 years.
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.