9 - 12 Introduction for Teachers

Teacher: Introduction 9 – 12

The work completed in the grades 9 – 12 portion of the Transition Website is the most crucial. It is the culmination of all the practice skills gained in the grades K – 8 portion of the website. Although the embe Outreach Transition Website builds on skills and experience obtained in previous grades, students can begin using the materials at any stage. The 9th – 12th grade section focuses on the actual documents and experiences students will need and use to get a job and transition from school to work.

Here are a few suggestions for using this website. We’re sure you’ll come up with many adaptations of your own. This Transition Website can be used in a variety of educational settings. A few examples are listed below:

  • Supplement to a transition class
  • Independent work for students to do at home with their parents
  • Supplement to an English, reading or social studies class
  • Activities to meet IEP or ITP objectives
  • Resource for parents or students who want supplemental transition activities
  • Home schooling resources
  • After-school skill building class

Ways teachers can utilize the Transition Website:

  • Download and print PDF format and fill out hard (written) copy of forms
  • Download and print Microsoft Word format copies of forms and save forms in student folders on desktop or student disks
  • Students print rough draft of completed forms from Microsoft Word, they are edited (by teacher, peer or parent), revised in Microsoft Word and reprinted as a final copy.
  • Pick and choose appropriate materials to match student and class needs
  • Adapt forms to meet a variety of skill levels to fit student and class needs

Sample Modified Forms

  • Use inkjet printers to print transparencies for overheads
  • Use for small or large group instruction

Benefits of the Transition Website for students:

  • Not necessary to redo most forms repeatedly; forms can be saved and revised
  • Can save unfinished work and continue later
  • Can revise and update work from previous years
  • Can do many parts of the website independently and at their own pace
  • Can do anywhere they have web access
  • Can e-mail incomplete and completed work as attachments

The Transition Website has a consistent format to promote navigation and use. All sections begin with a grade level Table of Contents with navigation links to introductions, forms, examples or checklists. We have found that most students do not read the introductions. However, you may find them useful as a teaching resource. We have provided links to the student introductions with each teacher introduction page.