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Barriers to Employment Success (Title # 1)
This video takes viewers through the five categories of barriers that often stand between individuals and employment success. It also helps viewers develop the attitudes, resources, and know-how to meet their needs, analyze their options, and take action. As a result, viewers will be better equipped to overcome their barriers and achieve long-lasting success and security in the world of work. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Workplace Communication Skills (Title # 2)
This video teaches viewers about the importance of good communication in the workplace and how to improve upon these skills. Viewers get guidance for developing their verbal, listening, nonverbal, and written skills. The program depicts scenarios of good and poor communication skills in action and includes expert interviews on workplace communication. This DVD also addresses communication through email, voicemail, cell phones, video conferencing, and social media. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Helpful pause points allow instructors to stop the program and discuss the material.
Dress and Groom for the Workplace (Title # 3)
This enlightening DVD presents the fundamental principles of dressing for success on the job interview and in the workplace. Viewers are shown examples of these concepts to reinforce what works and what doesn't in formal offices, as well as in blue-collar work environments. The video also provides tips for creative shopping methods to help viewers find the appropriate clothes on any budget. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Good First Impressions (Title # 3A)
The power of a positive first impression cannot be overestimated. Most employers form an opinion about a job candidate in a matter of minutes—sometimes seconds—and those first impressions are usually confirmed over the course of the interview. A good impression can provide much-needed momentum that can carry one through a job interview. A bad impression is almost impossible to overcome. This video discusses the importance of making a positive first impression and offers specific strategies for doing so. It takes viewers through the ABCs of first impressions— Appearance, Behaviors, and Characteristics—and shows both positive and negative behaviors and attitudes in action. In addition, the video covers specific interview scenarios, such as group interviews and phone interviews, and how to make a good first impression in each. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Career Plans and Goals (Title # 3B)
Workers spend, on average, 45 hours a week on the job. Most people want to spend that time in a career that's enjoyable and rewarding. To find a job that meets these needs, people must be effective career planners - and this video puts them in the right direction. Throughout this video, carer experts discuss innovative tips and strategies a person can use to set goals and find career direction.
Viewers learn about the importance of carer planning, and are encouraged to reflect on their values, passions, and skills. Then learn how these factors can connect to opportunities in the world of work.
Digital Communication Skills - Dos and Don'ts (Title # 3C)
From texting to video calls, digital technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. But in formal situtations like at work or school, which forms of communications are appropriate, and when? Viewers of this video, especially digital natives, may be surprised to discover that communicating isn't just about sharing information - it's creating it - and he ways in which emails, texts, or voice messages are composed and conveyed may make teh difference in impressing or disappointing an employer or co-worker. Even for late adopters of digital technology, this video has important points on what you should do - and what you don't want to do - when it comes to email, texting, video conferencing, and using the phone for for business calls or voice mail.
RIASEC at Work (Title # 3D)
Not every person is right for every job, and not every job is right for every person. Personality - those characteristics, traits, and preferences that make people who they are - is a major factor in determining which occupations suit them best. In fact, individuals who follow career paths that match their personalities are more likely to be both satisfied and successful.
Based on the time tested tool for exploring and deciding on a career, RIASEC at Work introduces viewers to the RIASEC personality theory. They learn how the tasks and work environments of jobs match personality types and which jobs are a better fit for each type. Along the way, viewers will discover careers that best match their personality.
The RIASEC theory was developed by psychologist John Holland and features the six personality types: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Quick Job Search Series / Resume and Cover Letter (Title # 4) / Interview and Salary Negotiation (Title # 5)
Teach people which job search methods are the most effective in today's job market and how to land a good job in half the time. The second edition of this video series gives viewers quick, reliable advice in two concise DVDs.
With these videos viewers are inspired to get into the job search race and offered guidance from the initial stages of their search through the job offer, ensuring they have the advice they'll need to land a good job-fast.
Viewers learn how to:
•Write an effective resume quickly that communicates skills and abilities, while downplaying weaknesses.
•Write an outstanding cover letter in half an hour or less.
•Answer tough interview questions.
•Negotiate for a better salary and benefits appropriately and effectively.
Videos can be used separately to cover a particular topic or together to give viewers an overview of several topics.
Free Instructors Guide Available for Title #4 - CLICK HERE
Free Instructors Guide Available for Title #5 - CLICK HERE
Transition to Work and Self Sufficiency DVD Series
The World of Work (1 of 6) (Title # 6)
In this program, viewers learn about what they need from a job and what they have to offer an employer. The DVD features tips for budgeting time and money, identifying job skills, and seeing through the eyes of an employer. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
The Right Job for You (2 of 6) (Title # 7)
Building on concepts presented in The World of Work, this program teaches viewers how to set short and long term goals, methods for researching job objectives that fit their skills and interests, and develop a career plan for achieving these goals. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Job Seeker’s Toolkit (3 of 6) (Title # 8)
This program shows how to assemble a job seeker’s toolkit, beginning with the most important tool—a resume. Viewers learn about the type of resume that suits them best, the parts of a resume, and resume do’s and don’ts for their situation. Cover letters, job applications, and portfolios are also covered. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
The Job Search (4 of 6) (Title # 9)
This program explains many effective ways to find job openings, including contacting employers directly, posting resumes online, and using a network of contacts. Viewers learn which job search techniques have the best results and how to create a job search plan for their situation. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
The Job Interview (5 of 6) (Title # 10)
This DVD explains how to dress, get prepared, make a good impression, and deal with the most common interview questions. Viewers learn how to make the most of their strengths and minimize liabilities for job interview success. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
The Real Work Begins (6 of 6) (Title # 11)
This program teaches viewers how to keep the jobs they find and establish themselves as valuable employees in the workplace. Viewers learn do’s and don’ts for their on-the-job success, as well as how to exceed their employer’s expectations. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Soft Skills in the Workplace (Title # 12)
Soft Skills in the Workplace focuses on the role these skills play in the workplace and offers insight into which skills viewers will need to develop to effectively handle a variety of work situations.
This one-of-a-kind DVD is divided into several sections, or scenarios, of specific skills in action. These scenarios demonstrate how certain soft skills influence one's performance on the job. At the end of each scenario, viewers are given key points about what they've just seen. Instructors showing this DVD in a group setting are able to break at the end of each section to discuss with viewers what they may or may not have done differently throughout the scenario. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
You’re Fired! (Title # 13)
This video helps students and job seekers avoid getting fired by teaching them about common work ethics:
· Learning new skills
· Making valuable contacts
· Building positive recommendations
· Maintaining a good professional reputation
· Having an appropriate appearance
· Being a reliable employee
· Maintaining a good attitude
You're Fired! uses vignettes to help viewers better understand how not to behave on the job. It explains the top 10 reasons that people lose their jobs—and how people can easily avoid making those mistakes. The program also features break points for discussion and has comments from employers to give viewers an idea of what employers expect from their workers.
Having a good work ethic puts people in the best position to move up in their current jobs, or obtain new and better ones. This video teaches people how to transform themselves into a desirable commodity and lay the foundation for a successful career. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Introduction to Leadership: Key Skills to Being a Leader (Title # 14)
Some people are born leaders, but nearly everyone has leadership potential. How can you tap into your potential? By learning and practicing the key skills of leadership—communication, organization, self-awareness, vision, and trustworthiness. From the team quarterback to the company president, Intro to Leadership explores different kinds of leaders and the qualities that make them great. Now you can develop your leadership skills with these practical tips for everyday leadership.
Goal Setting: Define & Achieve Your Dream Life (Title # 15)
Shannon Miller, the most decorated American gymnast in history, hosts this important video on goal setting. Shannon guides viewers through a six-step process to clearly identify and set goals. She also helps viewers identify and eliminate the obstacles keeping them from achieving their dream lives. Throughout the video we follow two young people, Andy and Stephanie, as they take Shannon's advice and work through each step, achieving their own success in the end. This video makes goal setting an attainable, step-by-step process.
The Complete Career Cluster DVD Exploration Series
Experienced workers at work talk about their jobs in all four career cluster areas and the kinds of skills and training needed to successfully acquire them. This includes all four series for 16 total DVDs. Here is some additional information about the programs in this complete series.
Career Clusters 1 Series (Title # 16)
Men and women discuss background requirements and the rewards of their respective careers in this four-part series. Careers in education and training; health services; information technology services; and scientific, engineering, and technical services are covered.
Career Clusters 2 Series (Title # 17)
Men and women with valuable experience in their fields talk about their jobs and the kinds of skills and training they needed to successfully acquire them. Careers in agriculture, food, and natural resources; law, public safety, and security; manufacturing; and transportation, distribution, and logistics are covered.
Career Clusters 3 Series (Title # 18)
Experienced workers at work talk about their jobs and the kinds of skills and training needed to successfully acquire them. Careers in arts, audiovisual technology, and communications; hospitality and tourism; architecture and construction; and human services are covered.
Career Clusters 4 Series (Title # 19)
Experts share their firsthand knowledge of various career areas. Careers in marketing service and sales; government and public administration; business management and administration; and finance are covered.
Getting the Job You Really Want Video Series
This comprehensive set of DVDs takes you step-by-step through every phase of the job search, plus keeping the job! The series teaches how to identify what you want in a job, find the job in less time, interview effectively, negotiate pay and benefits, keep that job, and move up.
Featured career experts include JIST authors Laurence Shatkin, Susan Whitcomb, Katy Piotrowski, Wendy Enelow, John Liptak, Jean Baur, Vicki Salemi, Sandra Naiman, and Laverne Ludden. Throughout informative interviews, these experts reveal self-directed strategies for finding jobs, balancing work and life, tapping into little-known resources that can speed up your career transition, and more.
The following videos are part of this best-selling series:
Introduction: Getting the Life You Really Want, Sixth Edition (Title # 20)
Most of us will spend a quarter of our lives working, and for most of us, our jobs affect our lifestyles. To prepare for the future, you need to think about more than the job you want; you need to consider the life you want. The career path you choose will affect your life. That's why organizing your job search and knowing what you want in a job are so important. In this video you learn how your career decisions will affect your life. The program asks questions about your goals, choices, and lifestyles that you might not have considered, while introducing the other videos in the series. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Getting to Know What an Employer Wants, Sixth Edition (Title # 21)
Employers are always on the lookout for well-qualified, dependable, energetic employees. In fact, many employers complain that they can't find enough workers with the right skills, training, and attitude. In this video you discover the skills, attitudes, and personality traits that all employers expect of their workers, regardless of industry. You'll learn to understand the job search process from the employer's point of view. You must think like an employer, gain a better understanding of what they are looking for, and then make changes in yourself to fit their requirements. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Getting to Know Your Skills, Sixth Edition (Title # 22)
In planning your career and looking for a job, knowing what you can do well is important. Knowing your best skills can help you decide what kind of work is right for you. People who do work that they are good at tend to be more successful in their careers. But it's not enough to know your best skills. You need to be able to communicate those skills to an employer. To be most successful, you need to take an inventory of all your skills so that you know which ones to emphasize throughout the job search. This video helps you do just that. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Getting to Know Your Job Objective, Sixth Edition (Title # 23)
What kind of job do you want? Would you like to work directly with people? Are you looking for a job with a lot of responsibility? Where do you want to work? With a large company or a small one? Outdoors or behind a desk? Do you want work with regular hours or better job security? Would you give up some pay for good health insurance? This video discusses the most important points to consider when forming your job objective. This video helps you think about your career preferences and rank them in order of importance. Then you will have a more focused goal in mind and will be ready to start your job search. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Getting Organized to Find a Job, Sixth Edition (Title # 24)
If you are looking for work, getting a job is your job. Unfortunately, most job seekers spend only 15 to 20 hours a week looking for work when they should be spending twice that. In this video you learn the importance of getting organized before you begin your job search. In addition, you learn about the importance of job applications, a sometimes frustrating but often necessary first step in the job search process. Gathering everything you need for an application will help you to get organized, too. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Getting a Job with Traditional and Nontraditional Job Search Methods, Sixth Edition (Title # 25)
There is no one right way to go about a job search. But in today's job market, some methods work better than others. How you go about your job search depends on the kind of job you are looking for. However, just about any job seeker will be more successful by using a variety of methods and emphasizing the strategies that work best. This video introduces you to the most common ways that people find jobs, from responding to online ads to calling employers to simply asking people you know if they can help. There are many different ways to uncover job leads. And there are many people who can help you—provided you know what questions to ask. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Getting and Using Your Resume, Cover Letter, Portfolio and JIST Card, Sixth Edition (Title # 26)
Job search documents such as resumes, cover letters, and portfolios are more than just a way for you to introduce your skills and qualifications to an employer. They are a tool employers use to screen out candidates. They aren't a ticket to an interview, just the passport required to be considered. This video covers the purpose and value of resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and other job search materials. It gives you suggestions for making the most of those documents and suggests resources for even more help. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Getting a Positive Response in Each of the Seven Interview Phases, Sixth Edition (Title # 27)
You have a job interview. It sounds like you are in the home stretch. Although the interview itself will probably be less than an hour, you have a lot to prepare for. And when the interview is over, there's still more work to do to get the job you want. In this video you discover the seven phases of the job interview and how to succeed in each one. Remember that, intimidating as they can sometimes be, interviews are fairly predictable, which means that you can prepare for them. Most importantly, they give you your best chance to showcase your skills and sell yourself to the employer. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Getting Good Answers to Tough Interview Questions, Sixth Edition (Title # 28)
The job interview can take 10 minutes or a couple of hours. But no matter how long it takes, and no matter how many questions are asked, you can be sure of one thing. You will get a question without an easy answer. This video focuses on the trickiest part of the interview process: answering the questions. You learn a time-tested method for answering any interview question. Then you are walked through the process of answering the 10 questions that most frequently cause job candidates trouble. The more prepared you are to answer these questions, the better your chances of succeeding in your interview and landing the job you really want. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Winning Answers to Common Interview Questions (Title # 28A) (NEW 2019)
Interviewers have thousands of potential questions they might ask, but there are several key questions that seem to come up again and again. This video provides detailed, practical strategies for tackling many of the most common--and some of the more difficult--questions job seekers are likely to face, from "Tell me about a time when" scenarios to questions about soft skills, personal goals, and gaps in work history.
Each question is accompanied by example answers--both positive and negative--to give viewers a feel for how to best approach them. In addition, viewers are coached on how to formulate a step-by-step strategy that will allow them to answer any question that comes their way.
Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Step By Step Interview Success (Title # 28B) (NEW 2019)
Help job seekers tackle the interview process from start to finish with this comprehensive video, filled with expert advice and real-life scenarios.Viewers will learn valuable strategies for excelling at each step of the interview, including:
- advanced preparation and research
- making a positive first impression
- answering difficult interview questions
- following up effectively
- and considering a job offer
Life Skills for Success Video Series (NEW 2019)
This four-part video series helps individuals identify essential life skills for their professional and personal success and implement techniques to improve those skills. Each program features an engaging mix of narration, scripted vignettes, and candid insight from real-world hiring professionals. Educators and professionals showing the videos to students or clients have flexibility to show or assign the programs in whichever order they prefer. Each program also includes an instructor’s guide that provides critical-thinking questions, a quiz, and activities to reinforce video concepts.
Communication Skills (Title # 28C)
This video provides individuals with strategies they can use to be more effective communicators, both on and off the job. Viewers will learn how to improve their verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Stress and Anger Management Skills (Title # 28D)
This video provides individuals with strategies they can use to cope with the stress of a job and career and to effectively deal with conflicts that arise in both professional and personal situations. Viewers will learn how to manage negative emotions, such as anger, that often come with adversity. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Time and Money Management Skills (Title # 28E)
This video provides individuals with key concepts and practical advice they can use to better manage time and money. Viewers will learn how to identify their responsibilities, prioritize, create and implement plans, and monitor their progress. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Career Management Skills (Title # 28F)
This video addresses the most important strategies individuals can use to manage and build rewarding careers by planning for the future and excelling on‐the‐job, regardless of their profession. The program presents the skills that employers value most and suggests ways individuals can leverage those skills to get ahead in the job market and achieve long-term success. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Getting to Keep the Job You Find, Sixth Edition (Title # 29)
You followed the lead. You polished your resume. You aced the interview. You landed the job. Congratulations. Now it's time to go to work. For some people, getting the job is the hardest part. But keeping it can be just as difficult. In most cases, the person who has the most control over your job success is you. This video gives practical, time-tested advice for doing just that. You even learn the best way to leave a job when the job you want even more comes along. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Keys to Getting Hired, Three Part DVD (Title # 29A)
Job seekers who are proactive in the job search land better jobs in less time. With the help of this video series, your clients or students can too! Career coaches and former job seekers will teach your clients or students the most effective ways to uncover job leads, connect with employers, and demonstrate why they should be hired. Free Instructors Guide Available for this Title - CLICK HERE
Three programs in one!
Job Search Steps that Get Results
Viewers discover how to make the most of their time and efforts in the job search. In this program, they will learn how to expand their network, find open positions, stay motivated, and overcome employment obstacles.
Resumes and Cover Letters that Work
Your clients' or students' resumes and cover letters have an important job to do: to quickly convince employers to contact them. In this program, viewers will discover how to customize these documents to effectively introduce themselves to employers. Viewers will learn about different types of resumes and get career coaches’ top tips for creating, formatting, and submitting resumes and cover letters.
Ace the Interview and Get the Job
Research, practice, and preparation are essential for interview success. This program will help your clients or students master these important steps and know what to expect in different types of interviews. Viewers will learn how to make a great first impression and convince employers they are the right person to hire.
Teens at Work and Money Management (CC) (Title 29A1)
A two part video: Keeping the Job and Understanding Your Paycheck. How to keep a job is broken down into simple rules; be on time; know what's expected of you (and ask questions if you don't know); work hard; don't gossip; dress appropriately; and do your best. When someone first starts getting a paycheck, it can be confusing to understand what happens to the money that seems to disappear. What do teens do with their paycheck? Spend it on video games, food and movies while others save. This video helps young people understand their goals, which will help them budget and plan what to do with their money instead of spending it and always being broke.
Skills to Pay the Bills (Title # 29B)
The Skills to Pay the Bills video series is intended to help all young people, Including those with disabilities learn about important attributes necessary for career and personal success. It is based on the Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success curriculum, available for download here.
Money Smart (Title # 29B1)
How do you manage money and what do you need to know to get a financial advantage? Make cents of your money now so you build financial security for your future starting today. Money Smart features financial and business professionals sharing their knowledge and insight into all aspects of money to impart to viewers what they need to know about their finances through short segments including:
- Earning - Understanding your paycheck (3:14)
- Saving and Investing - Planning for rainy days and your future (5:02)
- Spending - Managing your expenses online (5:14)
- Owing - Borrowing and paying your debts (6:19)
- Tracking and Giving - Living within your means and sharing with others (5:31)
Curriculum Support DVD Media
It's Up to You - California Department of Rehabilitation (Title # 29B2)
Details information on the applicant's role, DOR's role and the vocational rehabilitation process. 13:17 minutes in length.
Teen Workers: Real Jobs, Real Risk (Title # 29C)
Teen Workers : Real Jobs, Real Risks - Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries 2005 - Video V1312 - Gives teens essential information about their rights and responsibilities on the job. One teen tells of her life changing serious injury form her first job. A must see for all working teens.
Caine's Arcade (Title # 29D)
9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and Caine had yet to have a single customer. Then, on the last day of summer, a filmmaker named Nirvan stopped to buy a door handle for his car. Nirvan became Caine's first customer, but the story didn't end there.
Rudy (Title # 30)
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Bill Porter – 20/20 Story (Title # 31)
When introducing the segment on Bill Porter’s life, ABC’s 20/20 host Hugh Downs said, “This is a simple story about a simply remarkable man.” Born with cerebral palsy, Bill was told by many that he was unemployable. With the continual support of a dedicated mother and the indomitable spirit that is his trademark, Bill Porter has supported himself for decades selling household products door to door for the Watkins Company. While the people on his route didn’t always need what Bill was selling, they grew to understand that we all need people like Bill Porter in the world.
My Left Foot (Title # 32)
The story of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
The Pursuit of Happyness (Title # 33)
A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.
A Beautiful Mind (Title # 34)
The story of Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash, Jr., a brilliant mathematician who struggled with paranoid schizophrenia.
I Am Sam (Title # 35)
An intellectually disabled man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
The Blind Side (Title # 36)
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Jason McElwain Video (Title # 37)
The 17-year-old senior, who is autistic and usually sits on the bench in a white shirt and black tie, proceeded to hit six 3-point shots, finished with 20 points and was carried off the court on his teammates' shoulders.
Fish! (Title # 38)
Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude with them every day. Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market does just that. This video reveals how that is accomplished and how any organization can do the same. With a proven track record and used for training in motivation, customer service, team building, etc., FiSH! catches your employees' energy and releases their potential.
- Explains how play leads to success
- Shows how to delight customers
- Inspires people to be positive
Biography Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King (Title 38A)
He built one of the great American fortunes from the ground up, and in an era of ruthless robber barons, his commitment to fairness led him to sweet success.
HAPPY (Title 38B)
Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around teh world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
JOY (Title 38C)
JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.
Temple Grandin (Title 38D)
Director Mick Jackson teams with screenwriters Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson to tell the story of autistic icon Temple Grandin, a woman who refused to let her disorder limit her true potential. Adapted from Grandin's own writings, the film allows the audience to experience the world much like she does while recounting her colorful life and remarkable achievements from childhood to adulthood. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
How to Dance in Ohio (Title 38E)
In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event - a spring formal dance. They spend 12 weeks confronting and practicing their social skills as they prepare for the big event, to be hosted at a local disco. Working with their trusted psychologist, they deconstruct fear and larger-than-life social anxiety one step at a time by picking dates, dresses, and, ultimately, a King and Queen of the Prom. How to Dance in Ohio is a story of the universal human need to grow, connect and belong as uniquely dramatized by individuals facing the deepest struggle toward social survival. In How to Dance in Ohio, we get to know three girls transitioning into adulthood.
Relevant Games for the Classroom
Ethics on the Job Board Game (Title # 39)
Players have fun while they learn standards for ethical behavior on the job-in their relationships with the company, supervisors, co-workers, customers, suppliers, and subordinates. Players learn proper conduct with respect to stealing time, dating, breaking rules, accepting gifts, taking items home, sexual harassment, confidential information, outside employment, and being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Key to Job Success Game (Title # 40)
Players learn practical skills for succeeding in four vital areas: job performance, following the rules (including unwritten rules), dealing with people (bosses, co-workers, and customers), and showing initiative. Players give a new employee advice on how to handle problems on a new job and take advantage of opportunities. Players also learn the importance of personal qualities, such as integrity, responsibility, reliability, and work ethic.
The Game of Life (Title # 41)
Win or lose, the Game of Life has thrills aplenty. End up a millionaire or just a poor country philosopher.
Career Bingo (Title # 42)
Career Bingo is a game that teaches students about the different careers and the career clusters. Each of the 15 clusters has between 10 and 15 careers.
- Green cards include: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Environmental Control, Health, Marine Science, and Public Services.
- Orange cards include: Business and Office, Communications & Media, Construction, Manufacturing, and Marketing and Distribution.
- Yellow cards include: Consumer & Homemaking, Fine Arts & Humanities, Hospitality and Recreation, Personal Services, and Transportation.
Shopping Bag (Title # 43)
Shopping Bag reinforces consumer math skills
- Can you buy what you need with the money you have?
- Players begin with $30 and move around the board making purchases
- Players learn consumer math skills as they purchase items listed on the game board or shopping list.
- May be played at 4 levels of difficulty with color coded problem cards.
- Pay is open ended. The player with the least amount of money is the winner.
Grocery Cart (Title # 44)
Grocery Cart reinforces money math skills
- Helps students practice comparative price shopping, read grocery ads, keep financial records, pay for purchases correctly, and reconcile cash on hand with the shopping record.
- Make the best possible purchases in the fewest possible moves.
- Two levels of play.
Bank Account (Title # 45)
Grades 5 and Up
Apply computation skills and learn to keep bank account records.
- Players learn to write checks, make deposits, and keep accurate checkbook records.
- Real life transactions include making purchases of products and services; paying medical bills, interest on loans, taxes, and other bills; collecting refunds, and much more.
- Includes debit card purchases and direct deposits.
- Unexpected events pop up to keep players alert and interest high.
- Winner is the first player with $5,000 in the bank and an accurate checkbook register.