• Work Based Activities Defined
    The activities below may be applied towards CDOS Option 1 WBL hours requirements       

    PLEASE NOTE: Although field trips, guest speakers, routine classwork, college visits, and non-school affiliated employment are great experiences and should continue as part of your curriculum, they do not count towards CDOS hours

    Work Based Activity

    Who Can Utilize?

    Definition

    Example(s)

    School-Based Enterprises

    CTE Differentiated & Program students

    A school-based business enterprise exists within a school to provide services for students, staff, and/or customers from the community. Proper accounting procedures must be followed for any funds collected.

    School Store
    Credit Union
    Copy/Print Shop
    Flower Shop 
    Restaurant
    IT Services
    Auto Repair Shop

    Job Shadowing

    Students currently enrolled in a CTE program or course (excluding CFM)

    Must directly connect to the knowledge and technical skills learned in the classroom.

    A career exploration activity where a student follows an employee at a workplace to learn about an occupation or career of interest.

    A student in accounting course follows an employee at a bank to see what their workday entails because they are interested in finance. Reflection activity is completed by student.

    Community Service*

    Any BPS student

    This is the only form of WBL hours accepted for students not currently enrolled in a CTE course or program.

    Students participate in volunteer experiences outside of the school day at an established non-for-profit organization that teaches them responsibility, community involvement, and an awareness of the needs of others.

    A student volunteers at a soup kitchen. 

    Volunteer sheet is completed, signed by site supervisor, and handed in to CTE teacher.

    Service Learning

    Students currently enrolled in a CTE program or course (excluding CFM)

     Must directly connect to the knowledge and technical skills learned in the classroom.

    Community Service that directly connects to the knowledge and skills learned in classrooms.  The interwoven service and learning outcomes derive from a singular, distinct pedagogy. This can be completed on school campuses.

    A student in differentiated horticulture program assists in maintaining school grounds.

    Industry-Based Projects

    Students currently enrolled in a CTE program or course


    These experiences must take place under the supervision of a certified CTE teacher for the program in which the student is enrolled.

    Industry-based projects take place in CTE classrooms when a business or industry partner provides students with a task or challenge that is for a real client.  These projects require that students produce a real product or service to a client’s specifications. 

    Staff members bring in their car to auto class for routine service and maintenance. 

    Students in carpentry produce a prefabricated house that is sold to a community member.

    Cosmetology students host a “salon day” where the community can come and get services completed.

    Career-Focused Interview

    Students currently
    enrolled in a CTE program or course
    (excluding CFM)

    Interview of professional must directly relate to careers in
        current course enrolled.

    The career-focused interview is designed for students to explore possible career interests.

    A student reflection is required.

    Must be designed and assessed by a certified CTE teacher. 

    An engineering student sends email to a civil engineer and receives answers to 10 career focused interview questions.  Student completes reflection of what he/she learned from responses.

    E-mail or video interview and reflection must be submitted to CTE teacher as evidence. 
    Entrepreneurship Students currently enrolled in a CTE program of study  Students plan and start-up an actual company providing the public with a product or service.  Students undertake the research and design of a business plan, financial planning, and marketing strategy under the mentorship of a business/industry partner or instructor.  BOSS students create a pyrography business and sells products online. 

    Paid or Unpaid Internships

    (GEWEP, WECEP, CEIP, or CO-OP)
    Students currently enrolled in a CTE program of study

    Must directly connect to the knowledge and technical skills learned in the classroom. 
    A student participates in a paid or unpaid internship that relates to the student’s CTE program of study.

     
    Must work directly with a certified Work-Based Learning Coordinator from the internship’s inception andinclude a completed required paperwork.

    A student is currently in a Horticulture program and interns at a greenhouse.

    All required paperwork is completed and submitted. 


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