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WORK-BASED LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
Pages and Files
28-11 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, NY 11101
Supplemental Internship Fund
FY 15-16 Funding App for Eligible Schools
Payroll Nomination Forms
CTE Program Development
Planning a WBL Sequence
Lesson Plans and Planning
Research and Best Practices
Policy and Legal Guides
WBL Activity Partners
Employability Skills Profiles (to come)
External Internship Opportunities
Legal and Regulatory Guidance
Professional Development Archive
CTE at the Core
Employability Skills Profile
WBL June 5 2014 PD
AP Conference - 10th Grade, 1/15/2014
About this site
The Work-Based Learning Resource Center provides CTE schools, DOE programs and industry partners with:
Content and consultation in developing research-based instructional goals, objectives and best practices for delivering effective Work-Based Learning
Communications tools, technical guidance and administrative support for school / partner collaboration
Accurate data to support measurement of WBL effectiveness and equitable distribution of resources
Collaboration with OPSR Operations to develop policy and allocate resources for Work-Based Learning programs
Definition: Work-based learning (WBL) is a progressive, multi-year sequence of instructional activities, within a real-world, work-related context, that allows students to build a bridge from adolescence roles in the classroom to adult roles in professional settings.
WBL activities can occur in any grade - at any school; it is a core strategy in Career and Technical Education (CTE). Below are examples of different types of activities that prepare your students to fully participate in work settings:
Career Focused Field Trips (Workplace Tour)
Research Project (with industry interaction and support)
Interactive Project (with multiple interactions with professionals)
Student-Run Enterprise (with industry Involvement)
Service Learning (Community Service)
Non-Compensated Work Experience / Internship
Compensated Internship Connected to Curriculum (for credit or money)
WBL and Career and Technical Education (CTE): Work-Based Learning is one of five core elements required for a CTE program to be approved by the state. Each CTE Program is expected to have a sequence of activities offered in class or for credit as a required part of the CTE Program. The Sequence can also include non-credit experiences outside of class such as school projects, clinical experiences, or optional opportunities such as competitions or enrichment activities. All WBL activities must give students an opportunity to interact with non-school professionals from their CTE field of study.
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