65. Expanding Beyond the Classroom: Elementary ADST and Career Education (Part 2)

District No. 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) 

In resonance with the curriculum’s standards of community collaboration, personalized learning and inquiry, this project supports cross-curricular activities to explore different skill sets and careers not commonly found or funded in elementary education. In doing so it asks how exploring career opportunities earlier will help students later with respect to their life possibilities. As it grows, integrating curriculum around students’ engagement with tradespeople about “why they love their careers” is hoped to inspire students while supporting them to learn new hands-on skills toward new challenges in “analyzing, fixing, building and creating” in school, home and community.

Expanding beyond the classroom and looking into the future, this project’s 2021 Rural Schools Symposium presentation (.pdf opens in a new window) speaks volumes.