K-8 CAREER LITERACY STANDARDS
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What is K-8 Career Literacy?
Arizona Career Literacy is a K-8 educational process aimed at providing students with scaffolded, age-appropriate opportunities that will enable them to make informed decisions about their futures.
This process is iterative as students gain guided exposure to the world around them. Arizona's career literacy initiative starts foundationally in career awareness with Kindergarten to 4th grade students and develops into career exploration for 5th-8th graders.
Our program standards aim to develop essential professional skills, gain workplace exposures, explore passions and interests as related to career fields.
Goals of Arizona K-8 Career Literacy
ADE CTE Career literacy prepares students to be prepared to navigate their high school experience through a career focus lens.
- Develop and release K-8 standards based on the high school AZ Professional Skills with strategies for educators
- Equip 8th grade students with knowledge to advocate for the CTE skills training needed in high school that will help them build a career pathway plan
- Provide career awareness exposures and activities tied to standards for K-4th grade students
- Scaffolded career explorations lessons tied to standards for 5th-8th grade students
- Practice Professional (Soft) Skills in an educational setting
K-8 Career Literacy Standards
Committed to building systems of college and career pathways for Arizona students. CFA's Pathways team offers services to support the launch and scaling of career exploration programs in a variety of settings. Free, interactive lessons aligned to Arizona Career Literacy Standards.
Career exploration and discovery tool for Arizona middle school students. My Future AZ provides visibility of local high school CTE courses to enable students to make informed choices about high school career.
Our dynamic career development experiences provide middle school students access to local employers, post-secondary education opportunities, and interactive career activities.
Providing teachers with industry and STEM professional connections. An online resource from Maricopa County School Superintendents Office. Free to all teachers and professionals in Arizona.
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Hands-on career experiences through ready-made project-based learning.
Giving educators innovative ways to design and deliver engaging learning experiences every day.
Equips communities with workforce and career development solutions, inspiring people to explore, prepare and connect on their Career Journey. A login may be required.
Career Exploration Lessons for 6th – 7th grades. Aims to teach important life and career skills to young people from all backgrounds through immersive career experiences.
Digital literacy and career exploration lessons tied to the AZ Career Literacy Standards (Grades 5-8). For more information, contact [email protected]
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Career Literacy Teacher Professional Development
Free Career Literacy workshops and resources designed to support school counselors & career advising stakeholders.
Certification Partners offers flexible training options designed to equip teachers with the tools, preparation, and support necessary to effectively implement the ICT digital technology literacy courses in their own schools and classrooms. Contact Erik Barrantes at [email protected] for more information on the ICT Teacher Training Program.
Hands-on teacher PD for elementary educators to learn how to write STEM lessons and build a STEM community. Materials for success, such as STEM lessons aligned to AZ Standards are included. Contact Colleen Howard at [email protected] for more information.
K-8 Career Literacy Implementation Strategies
CTE Career Development Program Specialist
Arizona Department of Education
Career and Technical Education
Email: [email protected]
Desk: (602) 542-5540