Careers


Link to Summative Assignment for the Career Exploration

Link to Mrs. Van Winkle's Lib Guide: https://mwschool.libguides.com/college-career/course/ccr/career-presentation1

Unit 1: Personality & Interests, Personal Project Start-up, Career Exploration

August 9 - September 13

CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING

Students can gain perspective by using resources to better understand their interests and identity when considering future career options for a lifestyle choice.


KEY CONCEPT

PERSPECTIVE

Perspective is the position from which we observe situations, objects, facts, ideas, and opinions. Perspective may be associated with individuals, groups, cultures, or disciplines. Different perspectives often lead to multiple representations and interpretations.

Students will gain PERSPECTIVE of different options through researching two careers.


RELATED CONCEPTS

1) INTRAPERSONAL SKILLS: The ability to reflect on attitudes, talents, behaviors in order to manage emotions, set goals, cope with challenges, and learn new information. Intrapersonal skills are important in order to handle productivity, resilience, and resourcefulness as well as building confidence and self-esteem.

2) EVALUATION: Evaluation involves the gathering and processing of data to determine an action. Evaluation involves feedback, which can be used to control, revise, or modify.

Students will develop their INTRAPERSONAL SKILLS as they reflect on their talents and attitudes and as they consider their career options.


SUBJECT-SPECIFIC CONCEPTS

Personal project overview and topic approval

career exploration: traits, interests, perspective, career interests, career resources


GLOBAL CONTEXT

IDENTITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS: This Global Context explores identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human. It asks students to consider – who am I? Who are we?

Students will explore their IDENTITY and beliefs as it relates to a future career field and lifestyle choice.


EXPLORATION

Students can use personality traits to learn about their interests and identity, while also finding out how personality develops over time and experiences.Students will develop a project based on personal interests to identify and research future careers.


STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

Reflecting on our personality traits and strengths enhances our intrapersonal perspective when considering future career and lifestyle choices.

INQUIRY QUESTIONS

Factual

What types of careers would match my skills and interests?

Conceptual

How does your personality influence your choices?

Debatable

How do I make good choices about my future career/life?


SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW

G: Goal - Students will develop a project based on personal interests to identify and research future careers in order to enhance their intrapersonal reflection to gain perspective and evaluate future career choices leading to a better understanding of themselves.

R: Role -Students can use personality traits to learn about their interests and identity, while also finding out how personality develops over time and experiences.Students will develop a project based on personal interests to identify and research future careers.


A: Audience- Students are exploring their own intrapersonal interests to meet their interests and desires.


S Situation: Students will complete career and personality assessments and explore different career clusters in order to identify a couple of careers that really interest them. Students will investigate pathways for education and training programs as well as will learn advantages and disadvantages for said fields.


P Products or Performances: Students will develop a presentation using google slides. Students will be expected to work through a research plan, use relevant tools and resources in order to effectively gather information and synthesize their understanding into a knowledgeable product showing a detailed, perceptive justification of opinions and ideas with a range of examples, explanations, and terminology. Students will focus on the following areas: Description of Career, Educational Training and Preparation, Income, Workload (hours per week), and Environment, Future Job Opportunities (demand for job in the future), Advantages and Disadvantages of the Career (schedules, hours, etc.), Personal Reflection --Why did you select this career? Does this career suit your interests and lifestyle?


S Standards

Criterion A: Knowing, Understanding, and Interpreting

How much knowledge and understanding does the candidate demonstrate through inferences, terminology, and examples?


1-2

The student makes limited inferences and little evidence to support understanding. The student provides little analysis of the context to make conclusions, and the work rarely justifies opinions and ideas with examples or explanations, using little or no terminology in the product. The student rarely justifies opinions and ideas with examples or explanations, using little or no terminology.



3-4

The student makes adequate inferences and uses some evidence to support understanding. The student adequately analyzes the context but may not develop logical conclusions, justifying opinions and ideas with some examples, explanations, and terminology. The student will justify opinions and ideas with some examples and explanations, though this may not be consistent, using some terminology.


5-6

Overall, the student makes good inferences and uses sufficient evidence to support understanding. The student analyzes the context to draw logical conclusions, sufficiently justifying opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations, and terminology. The student sufficiently justifies opinions and ideas with examples and explanations; uses accurate terminology


7-8

The student makes perceptive inferences and uses evidence to support understanding. The student effectively analyzes the context to draw logical conclusions, justifying opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations, and terminology. The student will justify opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations and terminology


Students will complete career and personality assessments and explore different career clusters in order to identify a couple of careers that really interest them. Students will investigate pathways for education and training programs as well as will learn advantages and disadvantages for said fields.

(1) The student explores career assessments as related to college and career planning. The student is expected to:

(A) analyze and discuss the initial results of career assessments;

(B) explore career options and narrow down to two to research

(C) research trending fields related to the student's career interest areas;

(D) determine academic requirements in related career fields; and

(E) research educational options and requirements using available resources

(F) compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages of careers

Standards are based on Texas College and Career Readiness School Models (CCRSM) issued by Texas Education Agency.




Career Exploration Presentation Assignment

Link to google doc instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18H_nLqxsy9ZlhacNkC56DMVoKjoFwxFvgTIxyAphh78/edit?usp=sharing


Step 1: After reflecting on your personality and your interests, determine three careers that interest you and make a top 3 list.


Then, sign up for a career with Mrs. MacFarland. It would be nice to not have overlapping careers if possible, so the class gets a wide range of careers presented.


If you are still not sure what you want to choose, consider these resources:

Career Quizzes, Personality Interests

  • Truity 16 Personalities (Careers): https://www.truity.com/page/16-personality-types-myers-briggs

  • My Next Move: https://www.mynextmove.org/


Step 2: Determine what format you want to create for your 5-7 minute presentation.

Dramatic Presentation

Deliver a dramatic monologue that includes all the information in a creative way to the class including the content required. You pick the tone: humorous, lighthearted or serious and heartfelt.

Spoken Word Poem

Write and perform a spoken word poem related to a career of your choice including all of the content required

Testimonials

Pretend you are a recruiter for a specific field. Deliver a sales pitch/presentation at a job fair and include all the content required.

Slides

(Google Slides, Canva, Prezi, Animoto, Slidebean)

Find a presentation medium to explore a career including all the content required.

Interview

Pretend you are an expert in a specific career and you are being interviewed on a show. Have another classmate interview you with questions that you design in front of the class and include all of the content required.

Debate

Find a partner and debate who has the better career. Be sure to highlight all of the content required that you researched.

Compare and Contrast

Find a partner who has a similar career interest and do a compare and contrast presentation while also reflecting on your own personal interests and covering all the content required. Analyze similarities and differences.

Create Your Own Character

Tell the audience a story about a person who pursues a specific career and the challenges and adventures along the way. Be sure you explain all of the content required and why the character was interested in this career.


Structured Group Discussion

Using mostly visuals in your slides, ask the audience to inquire about the career and answer their questions from your research. Be sure that you cover all the areas required.


Be the Teacher

Teach the class about your career in a 10 minute lesson. You will need to be sure all the content is covered. Consider what ways you can engage your audience.


Your Choice

Come up with an idea and present it to Mrs. MacFarland

Step 3:

Begin your research in the research document handout (available in Managebac). Make your own copy.


Be sure to include ALL of the information for the required content:

  • Description of Career:: How would you describe the career? What does a typical day/week look like for this profession?

  • Educational Training and Preparation: What educational training is necessary e.g. associates, bachelors, masters, doctorate degree? Are there exams or certifications that are necessary to practice the profession?

  • Income, Workload (hours per week), and Environment: What is the average income for your career? Is there a range? Do you know how much you career would pay you in Texas roughly? What is the average amount of hours for this profession in a given week? What is the type of work environment this career can expect e.g. office, travel, field, etc.?

  • Future Job Opportunities (demand for job in the future): What is the job outlook for this profession? See OH for info.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Career (schedules, hours, etc.): What are some advantages and disadvantages of the career? Name at least three-five of each.

  • Personal Reflection : Why did you select this career? Does this career suit your interests and lifestyle?


HELPFUL RESEARCH LINKS

EXPLORE WEBSITES & DATABASES

https://www.chiltonlibrary.com/lh



Step 4: Write out your presentation and then practice, practice, practice!