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Substitute Teacher Toolbox

This publication is designed to help administrators who are left with an unexpected void in the classroom. It is designed to help substitutes who have been called in to help out in an unfamiliar area or in a situation where lesson plans are unavailable. This collection of activities may also help a teacher who is planning to be away from the classroom, and who knows a substitute will not be able to carry out the original lesson plans because of a lack of technical expertise or lack of familiarity. The activities included in Substitute Teacher Toolbox and on our website are not restricted to substitute teachers, however. Permanent classroom teachers may use any of these exercises in the regular classroom as a break from or as a supplement to regular lesson plans. Instructional managers and resource centers may also want copies of this toolbox. Because we include activities that focus on the development and reinforcement of soft skills such as communication, attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving, professionalism and more, they can be added to any curriculum to better prepare students for college and career opportunities.

Units include:

  • Introduction
  • Use of this Publication
  • Tips and Tools for Substitutes 
  • Classroom Activities
  • Communication Skills  
  • Attitude and Enthusiasm Skills
  • Teamwork and Interpersonal  Skills
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Creativity 
  • Leadership Skills
  • Self-Discovery and Goal Setting 
  • Time Management 
  • Respectability and Professionalism 

Substitute Teacher Toolbox sample

 

Private Security Training
Phase 5: Bail Enforcer

Private Security Training Phase 5 (Bail Enforcer) is available in a full-color student edition and a teacher wraparound edition. The teacher edition includes a CD of PowerPoint files and quizzes in Word format. Phase 5: Bail Enforcer includes the following units:

  • Interpret the Oklahoma Bail Enforcement and Licensing Act
  • Interpret the Legal Powers and Limitations of Bail Enforcers
  • Understand Responsibilities to Clients
  • Perform Bail Enforcement Duties

 Bail Enforcer sample

 

career-focus-aerospaceCareer Focus: Aerospace Careers

The latest addition to our Career Focus series, Career Focus: Aerospace Careers is a career exploration and preparation guide that focuses on the aerospace and aviation industry. This full-color, magazine-style publication combines essential career guidance with web activities and “skill builder” opportunities to help prepare students for college and career opportunities.

Articles include:

  • Learning to Fly
  • Careers in the Aerospace Industry
  • What Pays in the Aerospace Industry
  • Aerospace Careers You Might Not Have Thought About
  • Online Tools for Career Planning and Preparation
  • Planning for College and Career
  • CareerTech Champions in Aviation
  • and more

Career Focus: Aerospace Careers sample

 

Introduction to Plant and Soil Science

plant-soil-science-coverIntroduction to Plant and Soil Science (AG1008) is based on the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards. Students typically take this course after completing Introduction to Agriscience, also known as Agricultural Education I. The book is intended to build upon many of the concepts learned from Agriscience Explorations (AG1017) and Introduction to Agriscience (AG1001).

The student book and teacher books are both full-color. The teacher book is printed in a wrap-around format and includes suggested activities and websites. The teacher resource CD includes printable Assignment Sheets, Activity Sheets, and Lab Sheets, written tests in Word, PDF, and ExamView import formats, PowerPoints for each unit, project grading rubrics, and OSU Extension Fact Sheets.

Units include:

  • World Agronomy
  • Plant Structures and Functions
  • Soil Formation and Use
  • Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility
  • Tillage and Conservation
  • Crop Improvement
  • Seedling and Planting Practices
  • Pest Management
  • Harvesting and Marketing
  • Sustainable Agriculture

We are offering unit 1, "World Agronomy," as a free sample to download.

Introduction to Plant and Soil Science sample

 

 

Career Success Skills

Career Success Skills coverCareer Success Skills helps students develop the skills essential for planning for a career, applying for a job, and succeeding on the job. This full-color curriculum also covers best practices in communication and etiquette.

Units include:

  • Finding a Job
  • Communication Skills
  • Etiquette for Every Day
  • Succeeding on the Job

We are providing unit 2, "Communication Skills," as a free sample for you to download.

Communication Skills sample

Tween Life

Tween Life coverOur new Tween Life curriculum offers practical life skills for 6th and 7th graders. This full-color curriculum includes unit review questions, key terms and definitions, suggested websites, and ideas for teacher activities.

The written test is available in a variety of formats for printing or customization. A teacher resource CD with activities and resources (including writing prompts and other Common Core activities) and links to additional resources is also available.

Units include:

  • Ethics, Leadership, and Citizenship
  • Goals, Decisions, and Problem-Solving
  • Personality, Self-Esteem, and Emotions
  • Relationships
  • Physical Development and Reproductive Health
  • Wellness
  • Learning to Cook
  • Grooming and Clothing
  • Managing Money
  • Taking Care of Children
  • Keeping Yourself Safe
  • Living Green
  • Taking Charge of Your Personal Space
  • Careers

We are offering unit 14, "Careers," as a free sample for you to download.

Tween Life sample

 

career orientation cover

Career Orientation

This traditional careers curriculum has been updated with the latest career search tools and techniques, including an emphasis on safe and effective use of social media for job searches as well as on-the-job applications. Career Orientation emphasizes the importance of effective communication in job searches, interviews, and on the job. It also includes extensive safety information, with a safety unit that could be used as a stand-alone curriculum to supplement a variety of CareerTech areas, including everything from powder-tool safety to protection from terrorism or hypothermia. Numerous web links for supplemental activities, as well as sample job applications, resumes, and cover letters, are included.

Units include:

  • Understanding Yourself
  • Planning for a Career
  • Applying for a Job
  • Succeeding on the Job
  • Communicating for Career Success
  • Managing Your Time
  • Managing Your Money
  • Using Technology in the Workplace
  • Balancing Family and Career

We are offering unit 9, "Balancing Family and Career," as a free sample for you to download.

Career Orientation sample

     

     

    Who Needs It posters

    "Who Needs It?" Posters

    Who needs it? We do! This set of three full-color 18 x 24-inch posters answers the question "who needs it?" with lists of careers that require skills in mathematics, science, and language arts.



    Career Focus: Manufacturing Careers

    Career Focus - Manufacturing coverCareer Focus: Manufacturing Careers is the latest edition in our Career Focus series. This career exploration and preparation guide is presented in a full-color magazine format. It combines essential career guidance with web activities and “skill builder” opportunities to help prepare students for college and career opportunities. Articles include:

    • Identifying Possible Manufacturing Careers
    • Manufacturing Then and Now
    • What Pays in Manufacturing
    • Manufacturing Careers You Might Not Have Thought About
    • Individual Career Plans
    • Career Clusters and Pathways
    • Online Tools for Career Planning and Preparation
    • Planning for College and Career
    • Finding Job Opportunities
    • Managing Your Digital Dirt
    • Strategies for Networking
    • Career Myths and Realities
    • CareerTech Champions in Manufacturing
    • Career Readiness Certificates

    Career Focus: Manufacturing Careers sample

      Career Focus: STEM Careers

      Career Focus - STEMCareer Focus STEM Careers is a career exploration and preparation guide. This full-color, magazine-style publication combines essential career guidance with web activities and “skill builder” opportunities to help prepare students for college and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Articles include:

      • Identifying Possible STEM Careers
      • Highest Pay in STEM
      • STEM Careers You Might Not Have Thought About
      • Individual Career Plans
      • Career Clusters and Pathways
      • Online Tools for Career Planning and Preparation
      • Getting Ready for College
      • Finding Job Opportunities
      • Managing Your Digital Dirt
      • Strategies for Networking
      • Career Myths and Realities
      • CareerTech Champions in Science
      • Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

      Career Focus: STEM Careers sample

        Practical Nursing Series: Medical Surgical Nursing II

        Med-Surg II coverMedical Surgical Nursing II, used in conjunction with Medical Surgical Nursing I, replaces our Nursing Focus curriculum. Medical Surgical Nursing II adheres to the revised objectives approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

        This text builds on the concepts and skills for previous courses. It focuses on prevention of illness, health management, and care of the individual. Treatments, patient care, diet and pharmacological therapy are included in each module. Medical Surgical Nursing II is designed to teach the nursing student focused nursing skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN.

        Modules include:

        • Immune Nursing
        • Sensory Nursing
        • Neurology Nursing
        • Digestive Nursing
        • Endocrine Nursing
        • Urinary Nursing
        • Reproductive Nursing
        • Oncology Nursing

        We are offering “Sensory Nursing” as a free sample to download.

        Sensory Nursing, Teacher Edition

        Agricultural Safety

        Agricultural Safety is a handy reference guide for secondary and post-secondary students. The student manual consists of fact sheets that address OSHA's list of top causes of agricultural workplace accidents and injuries. The instructor's guide includes multiple-choice quizzes and puzzles, as well as an extensive list of resources to download. This revised edition features a color student workbook and a new unit on underground pipelines.

        Topics include confined spaces, machinery and vehicles, tools and equipment, livestock and other animals, weather and exposure, electricity, fire, and first aid.

        Agricultural Safety covers the following Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources pathways:

        • Food Products and Processing Systems
        • Plant Systems
        • Animal Science
        • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
        • Natural Resources Systems
        • Environmental Service Systems
        • Agribusiness Systems

        We are offering the section on Confined Spaces as a free sample to download.

        Confined Spaces, Student Edition

        Early Care and Education: Pathway to Your National Credential

        CDA coverPathway to Your National Credential replaces our Early Education: Pathway to CDA curriculum. This revised title addresses changes made to the national credentialing process for 2013, and includes reflective writing to increase the knowledge base. This curriculum provides 150 hours of high-quality training for students who want to purse the national credential of Child Development Associate, or CDA. Pathway to Your National Credential is endorsed by Oklahoma Child Care Services, meets the Early Learning Guidelines for Master Teachers, and is aligned to the following:

        Council for Professional Recognition

        National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) Commission

        Oklahoma Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners

        Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines

        Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD) licensing regulations

        Units include:

        • Providing for Children's Safety
        • Providing for Children's Health
        • Providing an Environment for Learning
        • Child Growth and Development
        • Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practice
        • Guiding Children
        • Involving Families and the Community
        • Program Planning and Record Keeping
        • Developing as an Early Education Professional
        • Putting it All Together

        We are offering a sample that includes the supplements for units 1 and 2, as well as a crosswalk to the CDA competency standards.

        Early Education sample

          Websites, Apps, and More

          Web Book Cover 2013CIMC has just completed the eighth edition of our web book, a free resource has been very popular with educators for many years. This edition incorporates many firsts. It is the first edition to include apps for both instructors and students, and the first to be offered on CD as well as in print.  As always, we provide a variety of websites to enhance the classroom experience, offer avenues for professional development, and assist instructors with student engagement and enhancement activities. With this version, we have included sections of websites for Common Core, Teacher Resources, eLearning, General Interest, and Careers in addition to the websites listed by cluster.

          We are offering the complete Websites, Apps, and More as a free download. Print and CD versions are also available at no cost at many state and national conferences (see our exhibit schedule). If you'd like to purchase multiple copies of either the print or CD versions of the web book, contact our Customer Service Department at 800.654.4502.

          Websites, Apps and More

           

          Language Arts Activities

          Language Arts Activities coverThis CD of printable activities provides practice and reinforcement for one or more of the State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (Common Core). Skills include punctuation, capitalization, parts of speech, correct word choice, sentence structure, and writing. The writing activities require using research techniques as well as writing creatively, and are appropriate for students from middle school age and older.

          Language Arts Activities sample

           

          Plant Science Pathway Posters
          Animal Science Pathway Posters

          These sets of 18" x 24" color posters can be used in any Agriculture Education classroom. Each set includes 10 different posters.

          Plant Science Pathway Posters (AG 9148) includes the following posters:

          • Plant anatomy
          • Flower anatomy
          • Plant life cycles
          • Photosynthesis
          • Monocot and dicot plants
          • Plant propagation - buds
          • Plant propagation - grafting/layering
          • Soil science
          • Tree anatomy
          • Floral design shapes

          Animal Science Pathway Posters (AG 9147) includes the following posters:

          • Beef anatomy
          • Swine anatomy
          • Sheep anatomy
          • Poultry anatomy
          • Goat anatomy
          • Horse anatomy
          • Dairy cow anatomy
          • Chick development
          • Digestive tracts
          • Reproductive tracts

          USDA Posters for Ag CareersAgriscience Careers Activities CD and
          USDA Living Science Posters

          USDA Science Living Posters (AG9145) is a set of 50 full-color posters depicting 50 science-related careers in agriculture. Each career description includes information on the types of jobs available to students who pursue the career, characteristics of people who are happy in the career, and the high school and college courses students need to take to pursue the career.

          Ag Careers CD labelThe Agriscience Careers Activities CD (AG9146) uses the USDA Living Science Careers Posters to increase awareness of careers in agriculture.The 50 career shown in the posters are divided into groups and a paper-and-pencil activity is provided for each group. There are a total of 20 activities including crossword puzzles, word searches, and one-word answer worksheets. It can be used as a supplement to any agriculture curriculum.

           

          Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources

          Environmental Science & Natural Resources is based on the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards. Students typically take this course after completing Introduction to Agriscience, also known as Agricultural Education I. The book is intended to build upon many of the concepts learned from Agriscience Explorations (AG1017) and Introduction to Agriscience (AG1001).

          The student book and teacher books are both full-color. The teacher book is printed in a wrap-around format and includes suggested activities and websites. The teacher resource CD includes printable Assignment Sheets, Activity Sheets, and Lab Sheets, written tests in Word, PDF, and ExamView import formats, PowerPoints for each unit, project grading rubrics, and OSU Extension Fact Sheets.

          Units include:

          • Environmental Safety and Regulations
          • Environmental Resource Management
          • Energy Conservation
          • Soil Conservation and Management
          • Wetland Management
          • Pasture and Rangeland Management
          • Forest Ecology
          • Wildlife Ecology
          • Hydrologic Principles
          • Aquatic Ecology
          • Air Pollution Management
          • Recreational Resources

          We are offering unit 3, "Energy Conservation," as a free sample to download.

          Energy Conservation, Student Edition

          Career Focus Magazine

          Career Focus coversCareer Focus is a new career exploration and preparation guide. This 32-page, full-color magazine combines essential guidance with web activities and "skill builder" opportunities to help prepare users for college and the workplace.There are three versions of Career Focus available.

          The original Career Focus explores careers in all areas. Topics include career clusters and pathways; plans of study; personal selling points; online tools; college planning checklists; interview strategies; and keys to career success. Career Focus also provides workplace re-entry strategies for those who have been absent from the workplace for a number of reasons.

          Career Focus: Health Careers provides career exploration and preparation for careers in the health care area, including careers in health care, unusual jobs in the field, and CareerTech Champions in this area. It is a concise guide to planned success for high school students and adults interested in the health care industry.

          Career Focus: After Military Service was developed for veterans who are leaving the military and transitioning to a civilian career. This guide walks veterans through five steps in making this transition: Self-assessment, exploring career interests and options, filling a skills gap, finding and applying for a job, and managing the career transition.

          We are offering the entire Career Focus: After Military Service publication as a free file for you to download.

          Career Focus: After Military Service

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