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Professional Development

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Impact

Developing impactful teams is about self-discovery and fostering team cohesion. To support you in coaching and training teams, “Impact” features a series of activities that promote team interaction, trust exercises and problem solving with varying degrees of difficulty. There is also helpful information on group facilitation and the use of debriefing questions to enhance the team-building process. Download the activity sheet for Impact.

Resolute: Ethics at Work

“Resolute” helps students strengthen SkillsUSA Framework skills with sharp focus on the Essential Element of Decision Making. Students will be faced with ethical dilemmas when they enter the workforce. Their decisions will influence productivity, work quality, workplace safety, opportunities for advancement and job retention. They will also interact with coworkers from diverse cultural backgrounds as they work together to solve problems that may have ethical implications. RESOLUTE is an acronym that will help students think critically when faced with ethical dilemmas. Download the activity sheet for Resolute.

Leveraging Your Leadership with POWERRful Presentations

As you prepare local, state and national leaders, SkillsUSA has educational resources to support you. “Leveraging Your Leadership” is a series designed to promote student development and equips educators with resources to support student engagement and chapter management. The focus of this resource is the development and delivery of various types of presentations using the acronym POWERR. Download the activity sheet for Leveraging Your Leadership with POWERRful Presentations.

Leveraging Your Leadership with Effective Chapter Meetings

As you prepare local, state and national leaders, SkillsUSA has educational resources to support you. “Leveraging Your Leadership” is a series designed to promote student development and equips educators with resources to support student engagement and chapter management. This resource focuses on the elements needed to host effective chapter meetings and will empower your student leaders to engage others successfully. Download the activity sheet for Leveraging Your Leadership with Effective Chapter Meetings.

Leveraging Your Leadership with Parliamentary Procedure

As you prepare local, state and national leaders, SkillsUSA has educational resources to support you. “Leveraging Your Leadership” is a series designed to promote student development and equips educators with resources to support student engagement and chapter management. This resource includes a deep study of parliamentary procedures which will enhance the effectiveness of your SkillsUSA chapter meetings. Download the activity sheet for Leveraging Your Leadership with Parliamentary Procedure.

Leveraging Your Leadership with Effective Communication

As you prepare local, state and national leaders, SkillsUSA has educational resources to support you. “Leveraging Your Leadership” is a series designed to promote student development and equips educators with resources to support student engagement and chapter management. Learn more about this resource which focuses specifically on developing the essential element of communication. Download the activity sheet for Leveraging Your Leadership with Effective Communication.

Jumpstart

If you are in need of mixers and icebreakers for your classroom and SkillsUSA chapter, check out “JumpStart.” In this resource, experienced educators have compiled 41 easy to integrate activities from more than 25 years of youth leadership development. Download the activity sheet for Jumpstart.

Ignite

“Ignite” equips you with 68 bell-ringers or startup tasks to engage students, with career-readiness topics that tie directly to the SkillsUSA Framework. This is a must-have resource for the teacher looking to strategically infuse the essential elements of the Framework into their technical course content. Download the activity sheet for Ignite.

Framework Fundamentals: Teaching Strategies for the Essential Elements

Take the guesswork out of teaching students the definitions and behaviors of the 17 Essential Elements of the SkillsUSA Framework. Explore this resource which delivers exactly what the name implies. It’s the ideal way to quickly introduce the Essential Elements to your students and will lead to all students being able to articulate the definition, outcomes and behaviors of each Essential Element. Download the activity sheet for Framework Fundamentals: Teaching Strategies for the Essential Elements.

Accelerate

Adding relevance and retention to student learning often requires strategy. “Accelerate” is designed to do just that with a philosophy centered on learning by doing. With more than 40 teaching strategies that enhance classroom instruction, “Accelerate” is a compilation of interactive and student-centered activities that apply content in a practical yet effective manner. Download the activity sheet for Accelerate.

Propel

“Propel” is collection of engaging and proven activities and an excellent tool for student leaders who want to turn the ordinary into extraordinary. With activities for use during meetings, workshops and conferences, the ideas within this book will add fun and positive energy to any SkillsUSA event. Download the activity sheet for Propel.

SkillsUSA Framework Thumball and Teacher’s Guide

Looking for a fun and engaging way to get your students physically involved in discovering the SkillsUSA Framework? Look no further, the SkillsUSA Framework thumball has arrived. Download the activity sheet for the SkillsUSA Framework Thumball and Teacher’s Guide.

Results to Honor 2 SkillsUSA Framework Cards

Searching for ways to promote and acknowledge SkillsUSA Framework development in your students? The Results to Honor 2: SkillsUSA Framework Cards are a turn-key teaching tool to reinforce the personal, workplace and technical skills that students need to develop to reach career readiness. The set consists of 17 different cards, based on the essential elements of the SkillsUSA Framework. Download the activity sheet for Results to Honor 2.