Choosing a Course of Study
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Awareness of the importance of preparing students to obtain the tools and knowledge they will need later in life has intensified the need for educators to shape and diversify instruction for all learners. The job market has put a demand on education systems to respond to the workforce needs. Labor industry has never stayed stagnant, but rather evolved and to what the population has demanded. In turn, making the curriculum provided to our students match the demands of the twenty-first-century careers is priority. Ohio has recognized many unique facets and career paths that graduates may take, after exiting high school. For that reason, Ohio has made multiple options or pathways for students to be college and career ready when they leave their formal education at high school level.
Educational curricula must highlight outcomes for career or college readiness, while also matching the learning style of each student. Transition teams often find it necessary to be creative when developing a course of study that addresses the Core Curriculum and addresses the student’s needs. During this process, team members should support students to advocate for themselves, but also may find it necessary at times to advocate for the student. Teams should recognize that course instruction can be meet in a variety of settings and curriculums, using a person centered approach.