Oregon Department of Education

Diploma - Career-Related Learning Experiences

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Personalized LearningCareer-related learning experiences are structured educational experiences that connect learning to the world beyond the classroom. They are planned in the student’s education plan in relation to his/her career interests and post-high school goals. Experiences provide opportunities in which students apply academic, career-related, and technical knowledge and skills and may also help students to clarify career goals.

Communities small and large, rural and urban can support quality career-related learning experiences. Partnerships with local employers and community organizations provide a variety of opportunities, building upon the community’s strengths and resources. Beyond the local community, regional opportunities help increase the school’s capacity, and technology offers expanding possibilities worldwide. Career-related learning experiences can take place in a variety of ways and places- in school, the workplace, or in the community. Most importantly, these experiences are about learning, not about the type of experience or the place.

These experiences may include, but are not required to be included, nor are they limited to: field-based investigations; field trips; guest speakers; job shadows; service learning; school-based enterprises; workplace mentoring and workplace simulations.

ODE pages and links with helpful resources

  • Career Related Learning Experience Resources    
    Additional resources to support learning in the workplace and community.

  • CTE - Creating an Internship Program: Resources and Examples
  • Resources and forms to implement an internship program developed by Canby High School.
  • Community Asset Mapping PDF   05/29/2008 (51.97 KB)

  • Service Learning
  • Service-Learning is an instructional strategy by which students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences that meet actual community needs.
  • Personalized Learning Requirements    
    Resources on this page include:
    • Career-Related Learning Experiences: Oregon students are expected to participate in experiences that connect classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace, community, and/or school relevant to their education plan.
    • Extended Application: Students apply and extend their knowledge in new and complex situations related to the student’s personal and/or career interests and post-high school goals through critical thinking, problem solving, or inquiry in real world contexts.
  • Student Leadership Organizations (SLO)    

  • Andrea Morgan Email    (503) 947-5772
    Data, Operations and Grant Management - Ed. Specialist, Social Sciences Curriculum and Advanced Placement Incentive Prog
  • Marnie Jewell Email    (503) 378-5125
    Secondary/Post-Secondary Transitions - Education Program Specialist