Career education is a multifaceted segment of the Expanded Core Curriculum and involves targeted hands-on instruction. One of the best ways for students to learn about work is through work experience—we learn about work by working. However, students with vision impairments also need to develop a concept of what work is and how work powers our society. For students with vision impairments, it can be especially difficult to develop career awareness, an understanding of what jobs exist in the community and what they involve. Individuals who are sighted typically develop this awareness through visual observation. It is important that parents and teachers of students with vision impairments dedicate time for conversations and activities that promote an understanding of jobs and careers. This activity uses a trip to a business in the student’s community to learn about jobs.
- Professional Development
- Blogs, Activities