The DreamQuest curriculum, available from CERRA, is designed to help students set realistic goals for the future that include the steps to prepare for successful completion of high school and college. The ProTeam Program can be considered the beginning course in the education and training career cluster model and is comprised of seven modules and 51 descriptors with an emphasis on character development, career readiness skills, and an exploration of teaching and education professions. Each module has required components as well as optional ones and family involvement activities are infused throughout the curriculum.
Module 1: I Can Self-Reflect
Provides the opportunity for students to begin reflecting on who they are and learn how to be reflective young adults
Module 2: I Can Communicate
Stresses the importance of effective communication and the role of social skills in various settings
Module 3: I Can Be Different
Explores the dynamics of living and working in diverse groups
Module 4: I Can Think Positively
Encourages students to develop a positive attitude in their personal relationships and toward education goals and their future
Module 5: I Can Teach Others
Explores the characteristics of effective teaching and provides experiences for students in teacher-like roles
Module 6: I Can Make Decisions
Teaches students how to make wise decisions in their personal and professional lives
Middle schools are encouraged to offer a ProTeam Club as a follow-up to the class as a means of keeping students involved in teacher-like activities and on the right path to success in high school and college. Club sponsors areencouraged to use the optional activities from the curriculum at the club meetings.