Idaho Public Television’s collection “School to Careers” found in PBS LearningMedia, follows professionals for a day, allowing students to “walk in the shadow” of some funny and informative folks. A nurse anesthetist, happy to divulge some medicinal tricks of the trade, reveals that he has “put a lot of people to sleep.” Each professional in the collection explains education requirements and real world experience needed to break into their respective profession.
Typing “career” into the PBS LearningMedia search bar yields 100’s of classroom ready resources for grades K-12 and beyond. Resources are filtered by grade level, subject, media, and resource type. Kindergardeners learn about career paths with video clips from the PBS cartoon Maya and Miguel. Resources developed by Pennsylvania State University in collaboration with Penn State Public Broadcasting provide in depth lessons for high school and middle schoolers, challenging students to analyze how career options may be based on personal interests, abilities, aptitudes, achievements, and goals.
PBS LearningMedia has 100’s of resources including interactives, videos, lesson plans, and audio resources that will engage students in a meaningful exploration of career possibilities. From singing to science, technology to teaching, there are career paths for all students to embark on.