CASE for Hands-On Learning
Project Discovery career education transition curriculum has job tools, hands-on lessons, activities, academic and performance benchmark data.
This flexible and adaptable curriculum will support your career education, workforce readiness, transition, dropout prevention, and special education programs and goals.
Choose from 150 career kits to improve graduation rates and job skills for students at risk and with exceptional needs. Learn about our adapted series to ensure that learners, of every ability level, are job and life ready. Students love the hands-on learning activities and job tools. Pre-post tests and workforce performance benchmarks comply with IDEA Indicators 13 and 14 to measure and report transition progress.
Research shows that hands-on experiences increase student performance and motivation.
A meta-analysis of 15 years of research on the advantages of hands-on learning, including 57 studies of 13,000 students in 1,000 classrooms, demonstrated that students in activity-based programs performed up to 20% higher than groups using traditional or textbook approaches. The greatest gains occurred in creativity, attitude, perception, and logic (Bredderman, 1982).
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) also known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” revealed that teachers who conduct hands-on learning activities on a weekly basis out-perform their peers by more than 70% of a grade level in math and 40% of a grade level in science (U.S. Department of Education, 1999). President Barack Obama declared July 9, 2009 as National Summer Learning Day in order to “provide students with hours of focused time for hands-on learning and creative projects.”
“Teachers who conduct hands-on learning activities on a weekly basis out-perform their peers by more than 70% of a grade level in math and 40% of a grade level in science.”