New Educational Resources for 2013-14

New ProductsRESOLUTE: Ethics at Work
As students enter the workforce, they will face a variety of ethical dilemmas that require well-developed decision-making and problem-solving skills. The decisions they make will influence the quality of their work environment as well as the quality of their productivity. They will interact with a diverse group of coworkers, from various cultural backgrounds, as they work together to solve problems that have ethical implications.

RESOLUTE: Ethics at Work cards are a collection of scenarios representing day-to-day dilemmas that workers of many occupations are likely to face on their jobs.

As students wrestle with these dilemmas, they gain new insights about conflicting values, and they discover the variety of possible options and consequences that often exist. These engaging activities challenge students to work together to resolve ethical dilemmas and expose them to a variety of values and cultures. This is an engaging way to provide valuable career development.

Results to Honor Cards
Most of us would agree that hearing the words “good job” or “nice work” is encouraging. But when we receive a compliment, praise or “thank you” that is targeted and specific, it can be even more meaningful to us. When we acknowledge the specific, positive actions and behaviors of our students, we help them to grow. The Results to Honor Cards are a user-friendly teaching tool designed to reinforce the character and leadership skills that lead to success in the classroom, workplace and other areas of their lives. The set consists of seven different cards, designed around SkillsUSA’s Champions at Work seven key words- connected, motivated, respected, educated, involved, skilled and prepared. This item complements and reinforces the SkillsUSA From Quotes to Results poster series released last year.

Leverage Your Leadership with Effective Chapter Meetings
Meetings are vital to organize activities, plan and fulfill a chapter’s program of work and learn essential lifetime skills. Hosting and facilitating effective chapter meetings is critical to overall chapter success. To be effective, officers must understand their roles at meetings and within the chapter. This booklet features six interactive lesson plans to help your students learn about their officer roles and how to apply them within the chapter, especially at chapter meetings. In 10-15 minutes, each lesson can be supported using enrichment activities. Enjoy equipping yourself and your students with knowledge and tools that will make meetings a highlight of the SkillsUSA chapter experience.

To order these products and more, go to: www.skillsusa.org/store/newproducts.html.