Journey to a Successful Work Experience

This series of ten lesson plans is designed to provide professionals with a structured approach for helping teenagers who are blind or low vision seek and prepare for a summer work experience. Feel free to print out and adapt the lesson plans for your needs or those of the individuals you work with.

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Lesson 1: Self Awareness

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: Assist the student in discussing and recording his […]

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Lesson 2: Career Awareness

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose: Brainstorm careers of interest, beginning with occupational categories. Materials needed: […]

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Lesson 3: Career Exploration

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: Research career qualifications and requirements Materials needed: Note […]

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Lesson 4: Action Plan

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: Develop an action plan that emphasizes work experience. […]

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Lesson 5: Mentors

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: Use mentors to gain firsthand insight from someone […]

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Lesson 6: Planning a Summer Work Experience

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: Discuss and research summer work experience possibilities regarding […]

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Lesson 7: Personal Data Sheet

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: Develop a personal data sheet to utilize when […]

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Lesson 8: Workplace Etiquette

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: Determine proper etiquette for possible work experiences. Materials […]

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Lesson 9: Appropriate Attire

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: Determine appropriate attire for possible work experiences. Materials […]

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Lesson 10: Job Seeking

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: Search and apply for available jobs. Materials needed: […]

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