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HSHT Professional Development

TED Talks Education

Watch some of the world’s leading thought leaders who share a deep commitment to addressing the high school dropout crisis deliver short, high-impact talks on the theme of teaching and learning.


Rethinking Parent Involvement

Results from the Arizona At-Risk Pilot Project suggest the importance of “meeting parents where they are” and demonstrate that much can be done to increase parental involvement.


The Leadership Challenge – Achieve the Extraordinary

The Leadership Challenge is a global campaign to liberate the leader in everyone. Teams, businesses—and even the world—get better when ordinary people enable those around them to achieve extra-ordinary things. Find out more in this collection of articles and stories.


Florida Education Standards

Comprehensive information on the Florida Standards for parents and families including monthly updates, guides, and newsletters.

HSHT Workshops, Tours, & Trips

HSHT Lesson Plans [PDF]


STEM Awareness Weeks with Activities [DOC]

STEM Workshops


411 Disability Disclosure Workbook [PDF]

This guide is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives.


Skills to Pay the Bills [PDF]

This engaging curriculum focuses on teaching “soft” or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. The curriculum was created for professionals to use with youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills.


Skills to Pay the Bills Videos


Career Cruiser – Counselor Guide

A career exploration resource used to promote career development for students. It provides self-assessment activities to assist students in thinking about the relationship between personal interests and career goals. Charts display sample occupations in 17 career clusters. Occupational descriptions, average earnings, and minimum educational level required for the job are also listed.


Khan Academy

The Khan library contains videos that cover K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer. Counselors and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

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Practical Money Skills for Life

This dynamic financial literacy curriculum for 9 – 12 graders features engaging design, student-centered activities, research projects, discussion points, and tools and resources–all designed to engage students in learning the personal finance skills they need to succeed in life after high school.


Telling Your Money What to Do

Has it ever felt like your money, or the lack of it, is telling you what can or cannot do? If you take control of your money and spending, you can find ways to do more with what you have. This sheet provides tips on how this can be done.


Discovery Education for Teachers

Foster deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning with high quality, engaging, relevant tools designed for today’s busy teachers and parents. Explore our programs and contests, interactive games, puzzles, lesson plans, videos and more.


Florida Trend’s Next for Counselors & Teachers

Classroom activities that coordinate with articles with Florida Trend’s NEXT, a guide to life after high school in Florida. The magazine has been created to help teens “Get Ready, Set and Go” for their goals and a successful future.


TedEd Lessons

There are two types of TED-Ed lessons. The first, TED-Ed’s award-winning original lessons, represent collaborations between expert educators, screenwriters and animators. Each collaboration aims to capture and amplify great lesson ideas suggested by the TED community. The second type of TED-Ed lesson can be created by any website visitor, and involves adding questions, discussion topics and other supplementary materials to any educational video on YouTube. Both types of TED-Ed lessons are used regularly -- in classrooms and homes -- to introduce new topics to learners in an exciting, curiosity-inspiring ways.


Teaching Networking Skills: Paving a Way to Jobs and Careers

Networking, or connecting with people who may be able to help with career exploration or point to others who may help, is a learned skill that most students need to develop. Students are frequently reluctant or don't think to tap into their networks for assistance and guidance. This curriculum helps students to develop and refine their networking skills in order to approach these important sources of information for career exploration and job possibilities.


Individualized Career Development Plan

Developed by the Institute for Educational Leadership, the ICDP is both a document and a process to help students make decisions and plan for their future.  The ICDP takes students through three phases of planning: Self-Exploration, Career-Exploration, and Career Planning & Management.  This is a comprehensive tool to be used by both students and case managers as they guide the exploration & planning process.


My Next Move

O*NET’s career exploration site allows students to explore by key words, specific industries, or student interests.


My Future Career Workshops


Code.org

Code.org: Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.  This site includes resources for educators, students, and parents including lessons plans and opportunities to learn computer coding.


Strategies for Effective Workshops [DOC]


Tips for Preparing Guest Speakers and Tour Host [DOC]


Trips and Tours Policy [PDF]

Other Resources

National HSHT Manual, Publications, and Other Disability Resources

HSHT National Program Guide


NCWD/Youth Guideposts for Success


NCWD/Youth Publications

NCWD/Youth has an array of briefs, background papers, guides, manuals, and other materials to address issues for youth with and without disabilities, youth service professionals, workforce development professionals, policymakers, and many more.


Youth With Disabilities

A comprehensive list of online resources for youth with disabilities that spans K-12 and Higher Education. Compiled by the National Girls Collaborative Project – encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers.


VR Checklist for Students with Disabilities [PDF]


VR Checklist for Students with Disabilities (Spanish) [PDF]


VR School to Work [PDF]


VR School to Work (Spanish) [PDF]

Internships & Business Support

Service Learning

Volunteering and Service Learning

An inclusive service environment actively fosters the engagement of all youth, including youth with disabilities, those involved in foster care or juvenile justice, and other disconnected youth. This guide provides information useful to youth service professionals and others interested in facilitating youth engagement in volunteer activities.

Youth Service America

Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world’s population under age 25, our mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues.

Program Sustainability

FY 2014 Community Grant Planner [DOC]


Grants.gov

Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.


Grants Space

Grant Space, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grant seekers.


Association of Funding Professionals – Florida Caucus

The AFP Florida Caucus is an informal organization of the 18 AFP Florida Chapters and the Puerto Rico Chapter. The purpose of the AFP Florida Caucus is to provide education, collaboration and networking opportunities for Florida state members and chapters.


The Non Profit Times

The leading business publication for nonprofit management.


2014-15 Grant Planner [DOC]

Student Resources

Career Assessment and Exploration

Career Cruiser

A career exploration resource used to promote career development for students. It provides self-assessment activities to assist students in thinking about the relationship between personal interests and career goals.


 

FloridaShines.org

Florida’s comprehensive career assessment and planning tool for students and families.


Florida Trend’s Next

A guide to life after high school in Florida. This magazine has been created to help teens “Get Ready, Set and Go” for their goals and a successful future.


Occupational Outlook Handbook for Teens

Explore occupations, what the people in them do, how to become one, training, requirements, pay, outlook, and much more.

Universities, State Colleges, Vocational Schools, and Apprenticeship Programs

State of Florida Universities

List of all State of Florida universities with website links.


Florida State Colleges (Community Colleges)

List of the Florida State Colleges (formerly Community Colleges) with websites links.


Florida Technical Center List

List of all district technical centers in Florida with website links.


Mapping Your Future

Some people know from an early age exactly what they want to be when they are adults — and how they can get there. Others aren't sure of their plans, and that's okay too. Regardless of what you want to be, you most likely will be heading toward higher education of some kind, and Mapping Your Future can help you prepare.


The College Admissions Game

Getting into the right college is enough to send students – and their parents – into panic. But getting a great education means more than going to an Ivy League school. Read NPR's multipart series exploring the alternatives to the college admissions game – including not going at all.


Campus Explorer

Are you wondering where to start with your college planning and what college resources are available to you? Find out here as we cover the basics of college planning for high school students.


Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance

Florida’s site for comprehensive information on state and federal financial education assistance.


AmeriCorps – National Civilian Community Corps

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) strengthens communities and develops leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based—local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national and state parks, Indian tribes, and schools, members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned. Follow this link for AmeriCorps opportunities in Florida: http://www.volunteerflorida.org/national-service/americorps/


Help with Homework or Just for Expanding Your Mind

Information You Can Trust – For Teens

221 Resources for homework help, college information, disability information, vocational guidance, and much more!


Fact Monster

An online, almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary, and thesaurus. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, science, math, and money.


Khan Academy

The Khan Academy library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer. Students can make use of the extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.


Discovery Education – Students

Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. Included are interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!


 

Pluralsight

Learn the basics of programming in our first course for kids. This course was designed by Pluralsight authors to teach their own children. Now you can use Visual Studio learn to program in C#. Students can learn about objects, methods, variables, and for loops in a fun and creative way.


My Sports Pulse

My Sports Pulse is a sport-themed educational game that tests your sports knowledge and teaches you aspects of math, science, and technology in a totally fun way! You’ll wish that all of your classes were taught this way.


Code.org

Code.org: Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.  This site includes resources for educators, students, and parents including lessons plans and opportunities to learn computer coding.

Parent Resources

Florida CHOICES Parent Primer

Florida’s guide to helping your student with the career exploration and decision making process.


Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance

Florida’s site for comprehensive information on state and federal financial education assistance.


Florida Trend’s Next

A guide to life after high school in Florida. This magazine has been created to help teens “Get Ready, Set and Go” for their goals and a successful future.


Khan Academy

The Khan Academy library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer. Parents and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.


Code.org

Code.org: Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.  This site includes resources for educators, students, and parents including lessons plans and opportunities to learn computer coding.


Florida Education Standards

Comprehensive information on the Florida Standards for parents and families including monthly updates, guides, and newsletters.


National Center for Learning Disabilities

NCLD provides a collection of cutting-edge resources and recommendations available in one central location: Personalized Learning and Students with Disabilities. The resource hub contains information, case studies, and recommendations – all with an eye on the needs and success of students with disabilities – tailored for parents, educators, school.