The High School A-Team’s Career Reading Pilot is designed to increase students’ reading skills and confidence while fostering a richer understanding of the healthcare industry and strengthening connections between classroom and career. Students participating in Career Reading gain exposure to grade-appropriate industry-related texts and artifacts that help to align the lessons of the classroom to practices of the career field.
Career Reading Mentors participating in the Spring 2019 pilot will partner with a Biology II teacher in Glencliff High School’s Academy of Health and Hospitality to provide students with a rich classroom experience.
Becoming a Career Reading Mentor
Ideal Career Reading Mentors will be professionals with expertise in genetics and biological systems (e.g. genetics, heredity, respiratory system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, etc). The High School A-Team is seeking at least 6 volunteers who can commit to participating 3 times during the semester.
Mentors will commit to the following:
- Vanderbilt NICU Nurse was a Career Reading Volunteer in Fall 2018
Increase student interest in reading
Increase access to industry publications
Increase students self-efficacy
Increase College & Career Readiness
Improve Student Literacy