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Signal Success is a comprehensive curriculum designed and tested by education and workforce development partners to help young people develop essential skills for future success. Students receive systematic instruction in core soft skills while engaging in meaningful future planning.

The Signal Success Story

In 2012, the Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-state agency in Massachusetts, set out to design a program to help teens develop skills to be successful at work and in their future careers. The resulting curriculum has grown from a short course to a comprehensive offering with adaptations for different program and participant needs. To date, in partnership with more than 72 organizations and schools, over 34,000 young people have used Signal Success to:

  • Learn how to show initiative at work
  • Develop strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Build habits that support dependability
  • Navigate online applications and interviews
  • And MUCH more.

Learn about the program

To learn if Signal Success is right for your students please email us at SignalSuccess@commcorp.org or connect via the Contact Us page

New and Noteworthy

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Photo credit: Paul Hammersley, City of Malden

Malden High School demonstrated the Signal Success curriculum in action to guests Governor Charlie Baker, Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II and Undersecretary & Chief Operating Officer of Education Ann Reale. The three witnessed how Signal Success incorporates various learning styles and real-world scenarios to teach dependability, collaboration, initiative and communication. Malden High School served as one of the pilot sites for the Signal Success curriculum. They expanded the program from the original 25 students to 300 this year because school officials found the curriculum so beneficial to students’ success.

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Strategies for Effective Co-Teaching

December 09, 2015

By Janel Granum

associates01On the first day of my second year of teaching I met dozens of new students and one very important and unexpected adult- my new 3rd period co-teacher. And so it went- we were thrown together and told to “make the most of it.” Luckily, we did just that and through careful co-planning and practice we worked together effectively. I quickly assumed this was the way co-facilitation often worked. I have since learned otherwise. Co-teaching is full of challenges, but it is a very powerful strategy for meeting the needs of diverse student groups, which makes it especially useful for career readiness and exploration courses. When your goal is to help students become future-ready, you must address not only the differences in standard classroom variables like reading level, processing and learning style but also the differences in personal awareness and exposure to the world of work.

Here are three important ways to make co-teaching work! Continue reading »