Transition Tips for Teachers
Make sure the assessment process is comprehensive and ongoing
Gather transition assessment data throughout the school year in a variety of environments to assist students in developing career interests, functional skills, and work-related behaviors.
Develop and provide work experiences to students while in school
A variety of work experiences emphasizing work-based learning, such as job shadowing, school-based internships, community-based experiences, volunteering, or paid employment, will assist students to build their skill sets, explore interests, and increase their understanding of work expectations.
Teach students about careers and career readiness
Teachers should make sure students have knowledge of the career and technology courses available within their schools.
Use transition assessment data to drive instruction
If a student has identified a particular postsecondary outcome, then instruction and transition services should support the attainment of that outcome.
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Transition to Independent Living and Community Participation.
On February 26, view the third video in the "Transition to Independent Living and Community Participation Part 3" series. This video features Janet Lung, Director of the Office of Child and Family Services for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, who will cover her agency's work with Community Services Boards and hospital services for children and youth.