College and Career Readiness Teacher Resources
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COA? EFC? FAFSA? These terms and more are part of a list of terminology essential for college survival used in a Bingo game. The Bingo template is provided, as is an extensive of terms and their definitions.
Students discuss and complete a variety of activities involving careers: occupations of people who work at the White House, U.S. census workers, and professional rock stars, movie stars, and athletes.
It's never too early to connect children with the real world meaning of their work. A series of four one-hour sessions, plus a field trip, make up this unit on college and career readiness for first and second graders. After viewing a video about careers and completing a career interest survey, children brainstorm interview questions and ask them of various guest speakers from the campus community. They then create a careers book and, together, compose thank you letters to each guest.
High schoolers need to be prepared to enter the job market during or after high school. Here are six preparational activities geared at getting those kids ready to enter the job market. They conduct research on various jobs, learn about choosing an employer, practice writing a resume and cover letter, and conduct mock interviews. A practical, applicable, and purposeful lesson.
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
Let the synthesizing begin as your learners trace and explore thematic ideas through informational and literary texts that concern Ramses II and the fall of Saddam Hussein. Learners begin by examining an encyclopedia article concerning Ramses and progress to “Ozymandias” by Shelly, and an article from National Geographic of the same topic but of a different tone. Readers compare the three texts and finalize the persona of Ramses. They also develop a theme from the three texts. Learners connect the themes through a photograph of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s statue in a Bagdad city square. From that, they analyze hubris of the leaders. Everyone in the class is challenged with argument and synthesis essays.
High schoolers research Internet sites to identify the latest employment and occupation trends. They discuss and define career terms that important to employment. They report the findings of their research on the occupation of their choice.
The intent of this series of activities is to introduce high schoolers to the field of chemical instrumentaiton. They perform a few basic chemistry lab techniques: pH titration, paper, gas, and liquid chromatography, ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy, and graphing as examples of the skills needed to be a chemical technician. These thoroughly-written lessons and lab sheets provide top--notch material for a career exploration or enrichment class.
Over ten weeks, 8th graders refine their visions of future careers, develop skills needed to write resumes and business letters, and learn to make a strong impression at interviews. Three specific activities are included, but mostly the resource provides thorough background and justification for the relevance of the unit to 8th grade, explanation of the sequence of the unit, and ideas for nurturing relevant reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
Learners explore money as it applies to salary, paychecks, and taxes. In this essential mathematics lesson, students explore how math is used in various careers, how income takes are calculated and other important life lessons in math.
Students decide what career they want to have as they enter college. In this algebra lesson, students investigate the trend in the drop of engineering majors. Some reasons to consider, are lack of interest and readiness for the education level.
Learners design Career Character Poster, research occupations of interest, write about their future career choices, and present a first-person narrative about their chosen occupation.
Students research the job they would like and create a poster. For this careers lesson, students research a job of their choosing and complete a worksheet. Students take the information from the worksheet and create a poster about that career.
What are your high school students interested in? This college and career readiness resource gives them a chance to consider their choices based on interest. The CHOICES Planner link takes kids to a home page where they must create an account. This is a free site and well worth your time. However, because this is from the Florida Department of Education, all the schools listed are in Florida. Pupils answer 50 questions on this interactive site to see which career clusters most suit them. Groups brainstorm careers within each cluster and later use the site to research more job options.
Eighth graders discuss the culminating activity to a unit in which they determine how they will present their "Design for My Future" and "My Personal Plan of Study." They pull together all of their work from the unit before writing a narrative entitled "My Design for My Life" which they present to their families in a presentation which includes both academic and career related goals.
Twelfth graders complete a research activity to learn about post-secondary education and possible career paths. In this college and career search lesson, 12th graders locate colleges of interest on a map and explore information in a college planning booklet. Students work through six steps to simplify college planning and make a written future plan.
Students practice basic workplace skills. In this school-to-job transition lesson plan, students participate in 4 activities that require them to take assessments in work readiness.
Learners listen to a book about careers and occupations before they research their own career choice using a variety of resources. They complete a KWL chart and Job Research worksheet and design a Career Character Poster that shows them in their chosen career.
Eleventh graders confront basic personal finance choices they will face throughout their lives. There is a natural progression to the lessons, beginning with career choices, leading into budgeting and planning, and ending with the impact of credit and long-term savings and investing.
Eighth graders develop an educational and career plan based on current interests, strengths, and limitations. They identify and explore a variety of resources to aid in career exploration and planning now and in the future. They compare personal interests with career and educational information.