Teacher Toolkit

Table of Contents:

  1. DLR Steps to Online Registration Prezi
  2. Information Worksheet for Online Registration
  3. DLR Online Self Service Job Search Prezi
  4. Job Seeker Services for Youth Handout
  5. Workforce Training Assistance Referral Guide
  6. Youth Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) PowerPoint
  7. Skill to Pay the Bills
  8. 411 on Disability Disclosure
  9. FDIC Money Smart for Young Adults
  10. Cyber Disclosure for Youth with Disabilities
  11. A Word About Social Networking
  12. Additional Resources for Youth with Disabilities


1.   DLR Steps to Online Registration Prezi
Walk your students step by step through the registration process with the SD Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR).  Simply display the Prezi while they access each step on their own computers. 

  • TIP: Provide students with the Information Worksheet (see #2 below) in advance to to ensure they have all needed information before beginning the registration process.


2. Information Worksheet for Online Registration
Print and copy this worksheet and provide to students before completing online registration to ensure they have all needed information in advance.

  • TIP: This worksheet will follow the online registration screens exactly, making inputting information easy for students.


3.   DLR Online Self Service Job Search Prezi
Once your students are registered for DLR services, this Prezi will walk them through the process of searching the DLR database for jobs.  Simply display the Prezi while they access each step on their own computers.

  • TIP:  Once students are comfortable with the job search process, have them explore the site further.  They can explore job availability in different locations and different fields.  Give an assignment to find 1-3 jobs they would be interested in and locate the application process for each.


4. Job Seeker Services for Youth Handout
This handout explains the DLR services from which youth can benefit.

  • TIP:  For more information, schedule an office tour or DLR staff presentation for your students.  You can also print and share this handout at IEP meetings and conferences with both students and parents.


5.   Workforce Training Assistance Referral Guide

DLR’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) can offer your students valuable services to assist in the transition from school to the world of work.  This referral guide can assist you in determining who to refer and how you can facilitate the connection from school to outside agencies.

  • TIP: Don’t hesitate to contact a local DLR WIA representative with any questions about their services.


6.   Youth Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) PowerPoint
This PowerPoint presentation created for youth covers the following topics: employability skills, traits of good employees, credit score and employability, social media and the job hunt, cell phone use and the job search, and job retention.  It includes videos as well as summary questions at the end.

  • TIP: Use all or parts of this PowerPoint to supplement your curriculum and/or generate discussion with your class.


7.   Skill to Pay the Bills
Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success,” is a curriculum focused on teaching “soft” or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

  • TIP: Use the complete curriculum or pick and choose topics that suit the needs of your students.  Don’t miss the accompanying video series, great used with or without the curriculum.
  • MATERIALS:


8.  411 on Disability Disclosure
The “411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities” is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives. Based on the premise that disclosure is a very personal decision, the Workbook helps young people think about and practice disclosing their disability.


9.   FDIC Money Smart for Young Adults
The FDIC’s Money Smart for Young Adults curriculum helps youth ages 12-20 learn the basics of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions.  Money Smart for Young Adults consists of eight instructor-led modules. Each module includes a fully scripted instructor guide, participant guide, and overhead slides. The materials also include an optional computer-based scenario that allows students to complete realistic exercises based on each module. This curriculum is distributed via CD.

  • TIP: Modules range from 90-110 minutes if taught in their entirety. However, the content is layered so that it can be taught in two (or more parts).  Use the curriculum matrix to pick and choose material responsive to the needs of your students that suits your available time frame.
  • MATERIALS:


10.  Cyber Disclosure for Youth with Disabilities
This document is a supplement to “The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities” which helps youth learn about disability disclosure and what it means for them.  Search sites such as Google, social networking such as Facebook, and micro-blogging sites such as Twitter have added a new element to disclosure. This means a youth may be disclosing their disability on the internet without even being aware.  Examples may be as simple as a picture of a young adult using a wheelchair, a comment on their friend’s blog about disability, or their profile posted on a disability organization’s website. The goal of this document is to provide suggestions about how to make an informed decision about disability disclosure and to manage disclosure online.

  • TIP: Use this supplemental document to create discussion around cyber disclosure and social media.  Utilize the activities outlined to have your students begin a review of their online presence and thoughtfully consider their cyber disclosure preferences.
  • MATERIALS: Printable Workbook


11.  A Word About Social Networking
This short document provides talking points to discuss the advantages and disadvantages to social networking and an individual’s online image.  Following these talking points, you will find links to the CyberSmart! free curriculum surrounding the topics of: Your Online Image, Making Good Decisions, Acceptable Social Networking, and Connected 24/7. Another resource is “Digital Citizenship: Breaking the Culture of Mean”, a video that provides the skills and insights educators need to help students navigate their way out of a dark world of meanness where cruelty among our nation’s adolescents is accepted, sometimes encouraged.


12.  Additional Resources for Youth with Disabilities
This short document is a listing of website resources that provide additional disability specific information for young adults.

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