Monday, April 3, 2017

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services & Mobile Gardes

(These stories are in the Iowa School Leader Update April 2017)

Two schools are teaching students to dream. And those dreams served up at Forest City and Charles City high schools in northern Iowa are virtually at the students’ fingertips.

Thanks to an initiative through the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS), the schools enable students with special needs the ability to virtually learn about good-paying jobs they never knew existed. Through the use of software, the schools have created a virtual learning environment, offering students a front seat in interacting with simulated objects, from a car engine to the human heart.

The hands-on exploration supplements classroom instruction, and opens the doors for the students to a work world they never knew existed. It gives them, firsthand, a chance to try on different career options. Read more.

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