I wanted to get students involved in learning about the many different careers in our community so I came up with Tracker. Tracker is our newest addition to our Guidance Department.
|Tracker is actually a small case with a zipper pocket to carry small things!|
Tracker loves to learn about different careers! Each week Tracker goes home with a different student on a field trip to their parents' work and learns about the different jobs. He is interested in the many things they do and what fields of study he will need to think about in order to do these jobs. When Tracker returns from his field trip, the student presents a report with a poster including pictures of all the things Tracker got to learn about. I videotape their presentation and then show it on our morning news show for the entire school to see.
To take Tracker home for a week, students have their parents sign a permission slip stating they will take him to work to do some on the job training and will take pictures of Tracker doing those things such as driving a forklift at Lowes or flying a Fighter Bomber for the Air Force.
Once the student returns the permission slip, Tracker is loaded up with directions and a report form to complete before returning a week later.
Finally, I made a huge display to share all of Tracker's Adventures. Usually there are 5 posters hanging at a time. Each of the flowers below the posters represent the 5 Schools of Study: 1) Arts and Humanities, 2) Business Management and Information Systems, 3) Engineering, Manufacturing, and Industrial Technologies, 4) Health Science and Human Services, and 5) Public Services. On the flower petals, I write the name of the job that Tracker has visited under each School of Study along with the name of the student who took him home for that field trip. So when I change the posters out, the student and the job are still being recognized all year long!
Tracker has been to many places such as Atlanta Bread Co, American Red Cross, McEntire Air Force Base, Gamestop, and South Carolina Law Enforcement!
Here is one of Tracker's video's:
UPDATE: I have had several people email me and request this program. So I took the time to put together a package that can be immediately implemented or customized for your school including a Power Point Introduction for students.
|Available for purchase|
|Available for purchase|
|Personalize with your school's mascot|
|Or use the pre-made ready to go form|
The Tracker program is available for $3.00 in my TPT store: Creative Counseling Resources