WORKSHOP HELPS KIDS PREPARE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION & EXPLORE CAREERS
KIDS KNOW HOW® CAREER ADVENTURE WORKSHOP LAUNCHED TO HELP KIDS
PREPARE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND EXPLORE CAREERS
Available Nationally to Teachers and Librarians for Free Download
Downingtown, PA – September 28, 2011 – “What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you ask a child, the sky is the limit. Supporting that ideal is the goal of the newly created Kids Know How® Career Adventure Workshop, which is designed to stimulate children’s interest in discovering a variety of careers, considering the knowledge and life skills that lead to success in the work place, and inspiring them to follow their dreams. For the free download, click on “Classroom Corner” at www.kidsknowhow.com.
The workshop was created by youth career education advocate Ellen Langas, founder of Kids Know How and author of the Girls Know How® book series. Developed in collaboration with teachers, reading specialists and human resource executives, the workshop has been “kid-tested” by hundreds of children in libraries and group meetings around the country. Designed to run approximately 40 minutes, the workshop includes games, worksheets, and interactive activities that help participants build teamwork, goal-setting and communication skills while exploring careers and discovering the attributes necessary to succeed. Ideally suited for boys and girls in second to sixth grades, activities can be modified for older children.
“Teachers can utilize the workshop in their classrooms and add their personal touches,” says Langas. “It’s important to cultivate children’s curiosity about career options at an early age. Over time, the cumulative benefit can enhance self-confidence in their capabilities, help them maintain a healthy goal orientation and prepare them for selecting classes in high school that will pave the way for college and eventual careers.”
The Kids Know How Career Adventure Workshop is available for free download at www.kidsknowhow.com. Ellen is available for interviews via Skype, as well as in-person interviews for large assemblies. Teachers and librarians may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-458-1580 for guidance and tips.
The workshop was inspired by the Girls Know How® book series, encouraging young readers to explore the careers of their dreams. The books are available at local retailers and QVC.com. Libraries and schools can find a list of distributors at http://girlsknowhow.com/wholesale. Study guides for teachers also are available at www.kidsknowhow.com.
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Editor’s Note: Author interview, photos, logos and book cover images available.
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