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To better understand what it takes to work in the field of training or educating, learners first explore the education career cluster. After they research the cluster, pupils write questions for a guest speaker. This speaker can be from any job in the education cluster.
Help your pupils find some direction with a career research project. Individuals research three careers, using the included graphic organizers to record their findings. They then create a visual aid on a computer and present their career. Specific requirements are listed on the assignment sheet and rubric included here.
Students research a career path in scientific and technical visualization. They prepare a Career Web Page about the career path they chose. The web pages be compiled into an electronic resource for future students.
Pupils examine health related careers. In this career lesson students create a presentation of health related careers and present it to the class.
Middle schoolers conduct Internet research to begin thinking about future career choices or to explore careers the students might think about pursuing in the future. Middle schoolers create a career database using Microsoft Access.
What do you want to do when you finish school? Most high schoolers have an idea of what they'd want to do, but little idea of how to achieve this goal. After researching a career of their choosing, learners identify qualifications, potential earnings, and working conditions. They transfer this knowledge into a well-written, five-paragraph essay.
Students conduct interviews of 3 people who have careers they are interested in and write up the interview in a presentation. In this careers lesson plan, students also have parent volunteers come in and talk about their jobs.
Now that your career explorers are thinking about the world after high school, it's time they learned how to research their options! Here's a great resource to get them gathering information from multiple sources. Learners brainstorm places they can gather the facts, then discuss what they will be looking for (aptitude tests, values, etc.). For homework, investigators interview a professional using the survey handout which is included (they can add questions). Finally, they begin research on a career that they are interested in. There is another worksheet here to help them organize findings.
Students investigate various careers in the field of aviation in this lesson. They watch and discuss a video, develop a list of careers in aviation mentioned in the video, and create a resume and cover letter for an entry level aviation job.
Students explore different careers in science. In this science career lesson, students examine how Western and non Western approaches complement each other in science. Students conduct interviews and have class discussions about their own interests in a science career.
Learners visit the Globe Projector exhibit in Xpedition Hall and explore the different types of map projections. They consider different careers requiring geographic knowledge and decide what projection would serve them best for each.
Students use the internet to research the types of careers in technology. Using construction paper, they draw themselves in one or two of the careers they found interesting. To end the lesson, they share their drawings with the class and discuss the training needed to complete the job.
Students incorporate the design process to create their own perfect job or career. In this career design lesson plan, students develop questions to research for a future career choice. Students brainstorm about their personal skills to use in their perfect career and use the Internet to complete a personality assessment as well as a career exploration. Students design a plan to reach for their perfect career.
Students research careers in real estate and customer service. In this measures of central tendency lesson, students use the results from their research to find the mean and median of the annual wages for each career. Students analyze the prerequisites for each career and make their recommendation as to which would be better than the other.
Help potential job seekers create a personal job options list that "fits" their personality type. They will discover specific occupational information about two chosen careers. Then they will identify the most important factors to keep in mind when choosing a career and create a personal business card that identifies them with their career titles.
Intended to provide teachers with ideas on how to incorporate career research and portfolio building, this lesson plan provides several learning options. The suggestions will aid learners in understanding job or career research, personal skills and abilities, and using an online format to create a career portfolio. Check it out!
Find everything you need for a successful job shadow in for career explorers. Once learners have determined what field they are interested in, it's time to see these professionals in action! You'll find letter templates learners can follow and send to hosts; one is a request and the other a thank you. They bring an interview form (also included) to fill out during their visit. There is even a planning sheet to help pupils stay on top of their own logistics. For scholars who aren't ready or interested in visiting an actual job site, consider the virtual job shadow link here.
If you interested in becoming a plumber, this video gives you information on the training process. The Pipes Training Director at a city college describes how he makes sure that the program runs smoothly and that students leave with the training they need.
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based lesson. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different environmental professions before contacting and interviewing local naturalists. If face-to-face interviews can not be arranged, have children write letters to professionals from around the state, the country, or even the world. This would be a great lesson to conclude an elementary earth or life science unit, exposing children to ways people are working to preserve the environment.
Ninth graders will explore manufacturing careers. In this career lesson, 9th graders will explore career options through an interactive video-conference with an engineering professor or professional.