Transition Time Transition Curriculum Materials Added to T/TAC Library

by Dale Pennell, C.A.S.

The William and Mary T/TAC library has added to its collection an extensive number of new curriculum materials that may be checked out by practitioners to provide supplementary transition skills instruction to students with disabilities. This purchase was made in response to requests from educators for instructional materials that might be too expensive for an individual school division to purchase. New acquisitions include James Stanfield's Transitions Curriculum and his entire First Job Survival Skills Curriculum.

Transitions Curriculum
Get a Plan
Personal Management
Get a Job
Career Management
Get a Life
Life Management
Decision-making strategies How to conduct a job search Good health habits
Self-control strategies How to write a resume How to budget and save
Anger & conflict management How to complete applications How to be a savvy shopper
Communications skills How to interview for a job How to find a place to live
Realistic appraisal of assets How to meet job expectations Using public transportation
Career choices Getting along with others Using/enjoying leisure time
Identifying work strengths Avoiding common job errors Citizenship skills
Compensating for disabilities Employee rights/responsibilities Meeting friends/partners
Use of positive self-talk How to handle rejection Safety skills
Vocational aptitude   Basic baby skills
Continuing education   How to handle a crisis
Teacher's Guide (98 lessons)
192 Reproducible Handouts
Training Video

Teacher's Guide (109 lessons)
222 Reproducible Handouts
Training Video

Teacher's Guide (97 lessons)
178 Reproducible Handouts
Training Video
These materials may be checked out one module at a time.


First Job Survival Skills Curriculum
Surviving the First 90 Days
Character and Attitude
Delusions of Grandeur
Module 1
A Positive Work Ethic
Module 1
"Come on, who'll know?"
Module 1
The Boss Is My Mommy
Giving 100% Can be trusted Teaches how employer-employee relationships are unlike relationships with parents.
Personal habits mean a lot Chooses ethical actions
You're not in school any more Works with diversity; tolerant
Module 2
Manners and Boundaries
Module 2
"I look out for #1."
Module 2
The Workplace - My Hood
Crossing the line Works cooperatively - gets along Behaviors acceptable in the neighborhood are often not tolerated in the workplace.
Workplace conduct Works cooperatively - helps
Workplace disposition Exhibits self-control
Module 3
Learning & Doing the Job
Module 3
"Gotta be me!"
Module 3
Being Pretty Is Enough
Listening & overstating skills Socially appropriate - Appearance Students learn that in the workplace, good looks can't be traded for good performance.
Doing it the boss's way Socially appropriate - Language
Going the extra mile Socially appropriate - Customers
Module 4
No Whining, No Excuses
Module 4
"Customers are a real pain."
Module 4
I'm Going to Be a Superstar
I would have except.. Customer friendly - Welcoming Students learn that success is more related to hard work than good luck.
But.. Customer friendly - Understanding
Being a team player Customer friendly - Accommodating
Module 5
Integrity At Work
Module 5
"Yeah, yeah, yeah."
Module 5
The Workplace Is My Club
No second chance Listens well Students learn that in the workplace "choosing" how much effort to put into their work vs. the social scene is not an option.
An honest day's work Follows through
Employees from hell Test: How well do YOU listen?
Module 6
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Module 6
"The boss will understand."

The interview starts.. The job comes first  
Winning the interview Performance matters most  
Appearance really counts Solving the employee riddle  
Each module includes three videotapes (dramatizations) and a teacher's guide.
These materials may be checked out one program at a time.

These and other new transition curriculum materials are available through the T/TAC William and Mary website.

Date: November/December 2003