I hope this post finds you well, and that you are gearing up for an exciting summer! Did you know that this upcoming summer is the perfect time for STEM career exploration?! It’s true! In the summer months students have more time to explore, discover, and get involved in career exploration initiatives over summer break. Thus I urge you to leverage this critical time to help your students build a future they love 😊 If you are looking for EFFORTLESS ways to do so, here’s how I can help!
Quick Start STEM Career Exploration Kit: If you don’t have this already, download free at careerinstem.com/free. This Kit has lots of free STEM career exploration resources to help you get started such as a ‘why STEM careers’ presentation, a career exploration graphic organizer, program assessment tool, and lots more. These are fast, easy, click and go resources that would be a great fit for intro type activities for any summer program.
Each monthly newsletter I send out (first Tuesday of each month) includes link to a free STEM career exploration poster for the month. June will go out on the 6th. This poster will feature ‘summer’ related careers. When you click on the title of each career within the poster it goes to the matching online career profile in my Explorer system with virtual job shadow YouTube video, career info sheet (in English & Spanish), and hands-on ‘try it’ activity. I also announce exclusive free offers in the monthly newsletter, such as our annual $500 Summer STEM Scholarship Contest. Be sure to open these emails – there’s tons of good stuff in there!
As an idea you could do the ‘why STEM careers’ presentation from the free Kit, then have students explore the careers from the June poster from the newsletter, then have them use the graphic organizer from the Kit to keep track of careers they are interested in. All of this would be free, and all would work whether in person or virtual!
STEM Career Exploration Games Bundle – $21.78 As a teacher I always found games to be the best way to get students excited about STEM and begin exploring related careers. This bundle includes a good variety and lots of fun – STEM career taboo, surrounded by STEM game, STEM career Jenga, and much more! See this & more at careerinstem.com/catalog, games tab
STEM Career Exploration Starter Kit – $24.99 This would be the perfect way to launch your summer program as it includes an intro to STEM career exploration lesson, as well as access to 60 STEM career profiles each with interactive online career exploration activities including virtual job shadow YouTube video, career information sheet in English and Spanish, and fun career focused activity to test-drive the career. Your students would have lifetime access to these 60 career profiles to KEEP exploring during your program and long after! See this & more at careerinstem.com/catalog, curricula & bundles tab
National Parks STEM Curriculum – $17 Take a virtual field trip and do hands-on STEM activities to explore America’s National Parks this summer! Each lesson focuses on a specific STEM theme that directly relates to the unique aspects of each National Park such as civil engineering, wildlife conservation, and ecology. Students will use GoogleEarth for mapping practice in each lesson, watch a video to see the STEM behind the park, try hands-on activities related to the theme of each National Park, and explore a STEM career that supports the theme as well. Get it here
CAREER IN STEM EXPLORER SYSTEM
The world’s easiest online STEM career exploration system! Over 200 STEM career profiles, hands on career exploration activities, $500 summer scholarship contest, digital resume building tool, and much more. Multiple subscription options to fit any budget, from homeschools to entire districts! See more and help your teens discover their future STEM career, today at careerinstem.com/explorer
NEW! CAREER COACH SYSTEM
Career Coach is a ten-week hybrid mentoring program where your staff is trained to provide one-on-one career coaching and mentoring to students in your program. The primary goal of Career Coach is to improve student employment potential and build critically needed STEM skills through caring, supportive relationships with a Career Coach. The first two sessions are workshop style, in-person at your school or local meeting center, where students will learn the essentials of STEM career exploration. Students then meet weekly via Zoom with a local early career STEM mentor for personalized career coaching (max group size of 2 students). The primary goal of these career coaching sessions is to help students take the first steps towards their future STEM career through the planning and implementation of a Personal Passion Project (PPPs). A game-based incentive system is woven throughout to help students stay motivated and develop employment potential. The final 10th meet is a celebration, sharing of PPPs, and awarding of the $500 scholarship! MORE INFO & DEETS ON $1,099.75 BOGO OFFER HERE