JobSpark PGP | Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana

JA JobSpark Professional Growth Point Course

We are excited to partner with The Public Education Foundation of Evansville, Inc., to bring you JA JobSpark.

JA JobSpark

  • October 1-2, 2019 
  • Session 1: 9:00 am-11:00 am CT
  • Session 2: 11:30 am-1:30 pm CT 
  • Old National Events Plaza

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About JA JobSpark

JA JobSpark is a two-day hands-on career expo for area 8th through 12th grade students.  The activities included in this curriculum are designed to help you and your students prepare for JA JobSpark. With a wide variety of industry representation at JA JobSpark, the students' preparation is key to the day's success. The work they do in the classroom will prepare them for the conversations they will experience at JA JobSpark. 
 
Throughout the curriculum, you should reinforce how English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and work-readiness skills are used every day at work. Emphasis should also be placed on the role of teamwork at school and on the job. Additionally, you should highlight the goal of lifelong learning and its importance to continued success in the workplace. This curriculum includes additional ways to continue the conversation and incorporate career planning and exploration throughout the year. The JA JobSpark program does not need to end after the last session in this curriculum. The conversation can continue and the final section of this curriculum contains additional ways for schools to engage and continue the conversation with students.
 

 

JA JobSpark Goals

Through classroom activities and participation in the experiential JA JobSpark career expo, the following topics will be discussed: career research and preparation; self-awareness and career assessment; professionalism in the workplace; and goal setting & academic career planning.
 

Professional Growth Points Information

You will earn 6 (six) Professional Growth Points for your completion of the JA JobSpark Educator Program.  This consists of completion of the pre-event worksheet, the post-event worksheet, and your attendance at the event.  You will be provided with a certificate following the JA JobSpark event.  
*Please note: You are responsible for obtaining a substitute if one is required.* 
 
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