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Dr. Survinski from Allison Park PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Build Careers: Career Research Library for High School

Help me give my students books to build our career research library and encourage their passions as they plan their lives beyond high school!

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My Students

Our students are creative, think outside the box, willing to try new things, and always thinking about their careers. As an enrichment facilitator, I really enjoy encouraging their ideas for projects and potential business ideas. We also enjoy having the ability to take the tools in our CollabLab, Maker Studio, and Robotics Studio into classrooms so that students can use them to extend their learning beyond the regular education curricula.

We have been working to encourage career exploration among our students, and they are now fully embracing the importance of understanding what they want out of life!

They are working to find ways to engage with tools that professionals in their fields of interest are using. Our students have a strong interest in STEAM fields, but many other students have interests in writing literature when they graduate. With such a wide variety of interests, we need to be able to provide them with a large library of career based materials.

My Project

When our students come to us for career research help, one of the most common things we try to encourage is to engage with materials used by professionals in the field. Many times, that includes books that professionals actually use in their daily life, but it can also refer to books that help students understand what it means to have a career in a certain field.

We've worked hard to build a library of resources for careers in most of the STEM fields, particularly the design and engineering fields, but we need a few more resources to be able to meet all student requests.

The MakerSpace Project Book and Make Design Matter books will help our students who are interested in engineering work through some projects we have planned for them. These projects will help them get the experience of producing a prototype for a client, in this case our elementary students! The 2 books about Zines are to help our students in interested in digital media and marketing explore another way to employ their writing interests in the virtual world. The business workbook (Mind Your Business) will be an invaluable resource for students who intend to go into business for themselves. The Tetris Effect and Your Move will engage our students who are interested in graphic design, as we challenge them to apply their art abilities to board and video game projects to investigate this aspect of a career in graphic design. The Broad Band book will serve as a book club choice to engage more female students in exploring fields long seen as male-dominated. Finally, the Third Teacher will serve as a guide for our teachers as we encourage this type of student research.

Dr. Survinski
Grades 9-12

This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Third Teacher • Amazon Business $32.50 1 $32.50
The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us About Life • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Mind Your Business: A Workbook to Grow Your Creative Passion Into a Full-time Gig • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Make a Zine: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Make Design Matter (A Little Red Book About How to) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08

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