The Georgia Performance Standards provide clear expectations for instruction, assessment, and student work. They define the level of work that demonstrates achievement of the standards, enabling a teacher to know “how good is good enough.” The performance standards isolate and identify the skills needed to use the knowledge and skills to problem-solve, reason, communicate, and make connections with other information. Georgia’s Career Clusters/Pathways models represents more than 96 career pathways to help students navigate their way to greater success in college and career. This model allows students to discover their interests and passions, empowering them to choose the educational pathway that may lead to success in high school, college and career.
By utilizing the Georgia Performance Standards and CTAE Career Cluster Pathways, NEXT Steps integrates a series of interconnected programs that positively strengthen our schools, churches, communities, therapy programs, day camps, summer camps, senior citizens’ programs, colleges, and universities. This includes the connection to reducing or eliminating chronic diseases directly related to the diet, boosting economic development that affects businesses and growth, and providing direct introductions to careers and industries that rely on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Click on the links below to learn more about the GA Standards & CTAE initiatives NEXT Steps uses in our programs, services and upcoming events and activities then get involved.
|Become A Volunteer||Book A Field Trip||Become A Secret Agent||Join The Hunt!|
|Become A Vendor||Host An Event||Join Our Garden Club||Join A JEM Team|
|Request A CIGS Workshop|
NEXT Steps selected several Georgia Performance Standards and Career, Technical and Agricultural Education curricula to ensure we were introducing students to relevant and strong career pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Click on any of the links below to learn more about the career tracks NEXT Steps is introducing to your students.
& Health Education
|Literature & Composition||Environmental
|Physical Science||Social Studies|
Our new after school training program will officially launch in August 2014 but pilots will be conducted in two 9-12 week segments (Monday – Friday between 3:30-5:30pm): mid-Aug thru Nov and mid-Jan-Apr. Lastly, we are excited about hosting our TRENDS Science Forum & Career Fair and introducing S.T.E.M. Direct — our new career development job board.
|Atwood Community Cleanups||CSI Investigation Teams|
|Geocaching 101||Atwood Urban Farm Incubator|
|Atwood Gardens/Farm Park||SWOOM Farmer’s Market|
|T.R.E.N.D.S. Science Fair/Career Forum||CSI: The Science Behind Our Food|
|Reel Kidz Atlanta||FILMAtlanta (Apprenticeship)|
|Project Management Teams (8-12th Grade Only)
* Atwood Community Cleanups
* CSI PM Investigation Teams
* Atwood CITO Geocaching Scavenger Hunt
* Herb & Farm Summer Internship
Give the gift of S.T.E.M. Many times the kids that need our programs the most, their parents can’t afford them. Please consider gifting a scholarship to these kids so we may continue offering these outstanding programs and services to at-risk kids with amazingly high potential.
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