The Digital Navigator Resource Hub is a repository of resources to promote digital skill development and help adult learners and workers navigate online information and access technology equipment.
Career Fluency is a trademarked curriculum designed to enhance college and career readiness skills, particularly focused on serving historically disenfranchised people.
The Common Employability Skills for the Energy Industry is a framework of the personal and workplace skills needed for successful employment in the energy industry.
The Competency Model Clearinghouse resource can be used to develop curriculum, assessments, and instruction aligned with skills, abilities, and knowledge required in different occupations.
Microburst Learning offers the EmployABILITY SoftSkills blended learning course, certificates, and additional customized soft skill and technical online training for education and business.
Reality Workplace Ethics uses vignettes to describe common workplace conflicts, with critical thinking questions and applied academic activities for each of the eight units.
A collection of instructional materials from the Career and Technical Education Consortium of States to prepare learners for the Workplace Readiness Skills assessment.
First Step Act: Best Practices for Academic and Vocational Education for Offenders, a report from the National Institute of Justice, examines the best practices and outcomes in correctional settings when skill-enhancing initiatives, such as remedial academics and vocational programming, are implemented. A key component of successful re-entry for ex-offenders is the acquisition of new personal, academic, and employability skills through participation in skill-enhancing programs while still incarcerated. Best practices include participation in an ESOL program until reaching a minimum English proficiency level of eighth grade, classes to build foundational literacy skills, high school equivalency programs for inmates lacking a high school diploma, and occupational education courses to prepare inmates for reentry after release. An innovative life skills and behavioral/cognitive change program called Breaking Barriers is specifically highlighted and could serve as a model for future correctional program design. Other findings show that when drug and alcohol intervention programs and therapeutic communities are implemented, there are positive outcomes in the effort to reduce recidivism.
This article considers what instructors and decision-makers should look for in creating or evaluating effective social-emotional learning (SEL) tools. The authors encourage instructors and school systems to look for research-based best practices in SEL tools that include these three areas: teacher professional development, SAFE (sequenced, active, focused, and explicit) content, and activities that employ a developmental approach. To reach this conclusion, EdSurge reviewed hundreds of articles, reports and whitepapers on promising practices to look for in creating or evaluating SEL tools. This article, published on July 8, 2020, draws from the EdSurge report “Education in the Face of Unprecedented Challenges,” written in partnership with New Schools Venture Fund.
Workforce Atlas is an online career pathways platform with workplace skills and interest assessments, occupational recommendations, career profiles, and job search and workplace success resources.
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