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By Youth Opportunity Academy
The What to Do When (WTDW)… 31 Engaging Activities for Self-Advocacy: Real Teens and Real Situations is a 65 page Social Emotional Learning (SEL) workbook. Although WTDW was written prior to the COVID-19 , this guide can be beneficial to the
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Workbooks
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1
$10.00
4
Digital Download PDF (27.92 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
COVID-19 TEEN EMPOWERMENTTo Help Youth Reduce Anxiety, See Emotion as Energy, Create their Mood/DayMany schools are closed and teaching nontraditional instruction. Teens and young adults (14 and over) are at home and some may be struggling to cope
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Health
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
$10.00
3
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Using the Youth Opportunity Academy products: A professional development e-course with three student digital resources, this bundle becomes the perfect model and toolkit for Career Readiness School Programs, Rehabilitation Counseling, Employer
Subjects:
Professional Development, Vocational Education, Special Education
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Professional Development, Google Apps, EBooks
$226.00
$158.20
Bundle
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Dear teachers, parents, and advocates,This digital educational resource: includes subjects of Critical Thinking, vocabulary, and writing to answer self-reflective questions as they relate to a student's HEALTH in Emotional Literacy. I believe
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Health, Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1
$12.00
1
Digital Download PDF (125.46 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Welcome to Careers, Careers, and More Careers©. This product is an independent work packet that includes a self-assessment beneficial to the student during distance learning or for developing career readiness. This product includes an engaging,
Subjects:
Vocational Education, Career and Technical Education, Specialty
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1
$9.00
1
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Welcome to Careers: Self-expression in Interests and Talents. This product is a google app and independent work packet beneficial for teachers and parents during distance learning. It is drawn from Emotional Literacy to student self-awareness in
Subjects:
Vocational Education, Career and Technical Education, Specialty
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Independent Work Packet, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1
$9.00
1
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Hello to All,I wrote and published, Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests and Personal Growth in 2007. In 2016 I updated parts of it and turned it into a digital product. Becoming Remarkably Able was relevant then and
Subjects:
Life Skills, Vocational Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Assessment, EBooks
$12.00
1
Digital Download PDF (21.79 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Welcome to How To Make Work Work For YouThe [purpose] of this educational resource is to guide youth to self-discovery, thus, understanding their personal preferences for work. The resource combines emotional literacy skills with critical thinking
Subjects:
Writing, Vocational Education, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1
$9.00
1
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Hello to All:I am now offering the Capability and Independence Scale© (CAIS), a qualitative diagnostic and planning tool that emphasizes support interventions related to Emotional Literacy for Emotional Health. With this informal tool educators
Subjects:
Life Skills, Special Education, Health
Grades:
Homeschool, Staff
Types:
For Parents, Assessment, Teacher Manuals
$20.00
1
Digital Download PDF (21.10 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Hello Everybody,African Elephants-We are family: FUN ACTIVITIES, WORKSHEETS, SCIENCE, AND ART is an engaging 46 page workbook to the book African Elephants: We are Family. This workbook is appropriate for elementary ages. The activities can be
Subjects:
Geography, Environment, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Workbooks
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RF.K.4, W.K.3, CCRA.SL.1
$10.00
Digital Download PDF (30.67 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Hello Everybody: I create resources to invite youth of all ages to discover knowledge and to use tools to develop emotional intelligences so they can make their way into adulthood with purpose and prosperity. I want to introduce you to my latest
Subjects:
Geography, Short Stories, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Science Centers, EBooks
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6
$5.50
Digital Download PDF (8.50 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
DescriptionUse this FREE digital resource contains a poster, 5 day lesson plan with poster, 3 student videos, worksheets/self-reflective questions and teacher guide.What’s Inside:-1 Student digital work packet (with link to free download) 15 pages.
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Specialty
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Posters
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1
FREE
1
Digital Download ZIP (8.34 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
This FREE POSTER and digital worksheet engage youth to emotionally cope and adapt one day at a time through COVID-19 uncertainty. The COVID-19 crises is effecting every family, every student. Students are struggling and have endured many losses, i.e
Subjects:
School Counseling, Classroom Community, Specialty
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1
FREE
1
Digital Download PDF (0.88 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Welcome to this FREE resource Go On a Treasure Hunt: Discover Your Strengths. Ask the student 14 or over to name one or more of h-her strengths? If h-she struggles or is curious to find more strengths, this is pretest can help. During the
Subjects:
Vocational Education, Career and Technical Education, Health
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
FREE
Digital Download PDF (20.79 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Get your Free Teen Bucket List. Teens are emotionally and socially struggling the most as they are confined at home and physically away from all the school interactions, activities, and friends. There are many hours to fill in a day. Help them shift
Subjects:
Specialty
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Posters, Activities, Printables
FREE
1
Digital Download PDF (0.26 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
The product contains the power point slides of my conference presentation at the ARC statewide conference in Louisville, KY. This product goes with the other FREE product-the audience handout- How to Engage Youth To Discover their Dream Careers and
Subjects:
Vocational Education, Special Education, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lectures, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
Digital Download PDF (26.43 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
Oftentimes the next step from high school settings to college or work can be scary. School is over and it may be unclear to what is ahead. As we guide student to next steps, we can help h-her evolve, change, learn, and become their best self. As we
Subjects:
Vocational Education, Career and Technical Education, Specialty
Grades:
Homeschool, Staff
Types:
For Parents, For Principals & Administrators, Handouts
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.91 MB)
By Youth Opportunity Academy
I want to invite you to read my published article about how to help vulnerable students and their families in their schooling during COVID-19.
Subjects:
Special Education
Grades:
Staff
Types:
For Parents, For Principals & Administrators, Research
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.20 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a special educator, qualitative researcher, and the founder of The Transition and Career Academy which is approved for CE's by CRCC, Council of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. I create assessments, tools, and curriculum targeted to help professionals and counselors who serve youth on the Autism Spectrum and those with social-emotional challenges. I have 30+ years of combined experiences: taught students with learning/developmental disabilities and ‘at risk’; spearheaded autism employment projects; coordinated and implemented a school district transition program; conducted one-to-one evaluations for consumers with Autism Spectrum seeking employment through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. I have 7+ years in conducting research for my Ph.D. Thesis (graduated in 2007) and 10+ years continued in conducting qualitative and Inter-rater reliability research. Participants included 800 youth with autism and their advocates, professionals, and family members. My most valuable and deeply emotional experience includes 40+ years in guiding and going through the ups and downs in finding and creating supports for my son with autism so he had success at working on a job and adapting to everyday life in the community. 13 years he worked at Meijers, 20 years he has lived independently (with supports) in his home, and 18 years has worked in his self-employment art business exhibiting and selling his abstract paintings in fine art shows.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My work has been with students and young adults on the Autism Spectrum and those who struggle socially and emotionally. I believe in viewing a student or young adult through the lens of their strengths and emotional social support needs. When youth are supported to take part in an inventory of their strengths and interests, this process can be powerful. Using my assessments/tools, it has amazed many students to see strengths they didn’t know they had. This process has lead students and their advocates to see specific job tasks or careers that are good matches. Next, learning becomes more powerful when youth have exposure and experience to job tryouts, volunteer, or hobby interests. I discovered it is empowering for youth to participate in activities and lessons that promote self-awareness development. Some student outcomes from self-awareness and self-advocacy practice includes to: a. know they are a valuable unique individual. b. not give up when learning something new is a bit difficult. c. practice ways to keep safe in different settings. e. practice self-regulation and use a process to choose next step options. f. seek advice from people who have their best interests in mind. g. find a direction for a job or career to enjoy and one that promotes their adaptation. h. connect to others on a team and practice collaboration and cooperation. i. practice using tools that enable them to emotionally and socially adapt. Current reports indicate youth as a whole group nationally are in a state of crisis. There are many possible variables. But too many students with autism spectrum and related disabilities are not getting employed and if employed, they struggle to keep their jobs. Our young adults are our country’s greatest resource. Our time and energy focused upon them is greatly needed and doing so, their success becomes an overall advantage to all of us. As we perceive youth capabilities through the lens of their strengths and support needs, we are their believing mirrors on what they are capable of becoming.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I consider it the best honor I can receive when teachers, students, and parents get enthused and see possibilities from using the tools I created.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ph.D. May, 2007. Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, University of Louisville with emphasis on autism and special education. Rank I Education, University of Louisville, 1996. Masters in Learning Behavior Disorders, Western Kentucky University, 1992. Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Kentucky, Wesleyan College, 1988.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Dr. Jackie Marquette is the founder of the Transition Career Academy teaching online courses and face-to-face workshops. Her trainings are approved for CE’s by CRCC. She has been endorsed by highly recognized colleagues in the disability field for skills in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Training, and Research. Her extensive experiences span teaching students with learning/developmental disabilities and ‘at risk’, spearheading autism community workplace projects, implementing school district transition programs, consulting and using her own tools, one-to-one with youth seeking employment through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. She researched and interviewed over 800 youth with autism and their advocates, professionals, family members. As the owner of S.A.F.E.T.Y. Works© DBA Marquette Index, LLC, her program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders, employers, and youth with their advocates to enhance their performance to make a meaningful difference in schools, companies, and the lives of persons with Autism Spectrum/disabilities. "An important offering to the neurodiversity, career and self empowerment literature...Dr. Marquette’s…[book offers] an important contribution to mental health concerns, rigidities, social struggles and anxieties... Her integration of these areas is seamless...Her Strength and Career Index with the Power Practices book should be introduced as part of school transition planning..." ~Shelia Mansell, PhD. R. Psych.

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