Career Education and Work Standards Symposium

An event for York County educators focused on the Career Education and Work Standards. This event encourages empowerment by providing each educator in attendance with four impactful, relevant lesson plans to adapt to the grade level in which they specialize, as well as valuable resources to utilize in their classrooms.  Event registration is open to all teachers K-12 affiliated with our K-12 Partner Schools.

The 8th Annual Career Education and Work Standards Symposium will be held on THURSDAY February 8, 2018 at the York County School of Technology.  The event is from 4pm - 7pm, with dinner being served at the beginning of the event. (Registration mustbe completed on or before Monday February 5, 2018).

(Registration for this event is now closed. Thank you!)

 CLICK HERE to view the Photo Gallery from the 2017 Symposium

Sponsored by:

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Post-Secondary Sponsors:

Consolidated School of Business
Pittsburgh Technical College
Shippensburg University
Universal Technical Institute

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, CLICK HERE for Sponsorship Information


CLICK HERE for the Program Agenda 

2018 Lesson Plans


Focus Area Presenter School Organization Lesson Title
(Click to Download)
K-2 Awareness and Preparation Jamie Panopoulos Fawn Area Elementary South Eastern School District Careers on Wheels
K-2 Career Acquisition Brooke Bensinger Locust Grove Elementary School Red Lion Area School District A JOB WELL DONE
K-2 Retention and Advancement Angela Jordan Fawn Area Elementary South Eastern School District Learning How to Code with SPRK Robots
K-2 Entrepreneurship Alice Klugh Davis K-8 School York City School District Pottery, Printmaking & Making $$$: Entrepreneurship & the Arts
3-5 Awareness and Preparation Anne Bozievich Friendship Elementary Southern York County School District Using Ozobots to Foster Career Awareness and Preparation
3-5 Career Acquisition Donna Albertson Trimmer Elementary West York Area School District My Collection of Career Ideas
3-5 Retention and Advancement Patty Brothman &
Heidi Tyson
Dallastown Area High School Dallastown Area School District Teamwork: From the Classroom to the Newsroom
3-5 Entrepreneurship Melissa Wilson Emory H Markle Intermediate South Western Area School District Summer Career Camp
6-8 Awareness and Preparation Michelle Boyd Dallastown Area High School Dallastown Area School District Using QR Codes to make a career scavenger hunt
6-8 Career Acquisition Cristie DeWitt N/A Pennsylvania CareerLink O*Net Career Interest Profiler My Next Move
6-8 Retention and Advancement Jim Collins York County School of Technology York County School of Technology I Got My Mind on My Money!
6-8 Entrepreneurship Matthew Szejk Crossroads Middle School West Shore School District Dream it, create it and pitch it
9-12 Awareness and Preparation Eric Updegrove Kennard-Dale High School South Eastern School District Your Profession has Financial Responsibilities
9-12 Career Acquisition Donna Cherry West York High School West York Area School District It's not what you know, it's WHO you know!
9-12 Retention and Advancement Mindy Miller York County School of Technology York County School of Technology Effective Communication
9-12 Entrepreneurship Michelle Masco William Penn High School York City School District Bearcat Bistro


2017 Lesson Plans


Level Area Lesson Name & Attachment(s) Presenter(s)
K-3 Awareness and Preparation

Learning the Design Process by Prototyping

Angela Jordan
K-3 Career Acquisition The Lemonade War
Becki McCullough & Jenell McKowen
K-3 Retention and Advancement BreakOut EDU
Melissa Appnel
K-3 Entrepreneurship The ABC's of Career Education
Sara Stauffer & Angela Markey
4-5 Awareness and Preparation My 5th Grade Career Portfolio
Kelly Stauffer, Kelly Kochik & Carol Kraft
4-5 Career Acquisition EATS Lesson
#1, #2, #3, #4
Sarah Markel
4-5 Retention and Advancement Teamwork (Career Standard Lesson)
Patty Brothman & Heidi Tyson
4-5 Entrepreneurship Keep Calm and Profit On
Donna Albertson
6-8 Awareness and Preparation Programming Images
Stephanie Coleman
6-8 Career Acquisition Having Students Explore Their Interests and Abilities Through PA Career Zone
#1, #2, #3
Michelle Boyd
6-8 Retention and Advancement Middle School Retention and Advancement Forum Forum Discussion
6-8 Entrepreneurship Integrated Learning Centers
Sara Brenneman
9-12 Awareness and Preparation Health Career Exploration via Operating Room Simulation
June Stratmeyer
9-12 Career Acquisition Genius
Kyle Hardenbrook
9-12 Retention and Advancement Interpersonal Conflict Management Skills
#1, #2, #3
Melissa Stonesifer
9-12 Entrepreneurship Introduction to Business
Entrepreneurship & Marketing 
Rachel Bontoyan


2016 Lesson Plans

K-3 Lesson Plans

4-5 Lesson Plans

6-8 Lesson Plans

9-12 Lesson Plans