Careers


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

August 10 - September 17

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.

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.

SUBJECT-SPECIFIC CONCEPTS: Personal project overview and topic approval, career project, personality development, 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?

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: Effective and purposeful intrapersonal reflection enhances our ability to gain perspective and evaluate our future career choices in order to better understand ourselves.

INQUIRY QUESTIONS: How does your personality influence your choices? How do I make good choices about my future career/life? What types of careers are right for my skills and interests?

Career Exploration will be assessed on Student Learning Objectives Rubric.

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 the 16 career clusters;

(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 Quizzes, Personality Interests

Researching Careers




Career Exploration Presentation Assignment

Objectives

Assignment: You will create a Google Slides presentation on two different careers. You will need a minimum of one slide per subheading for each career, totaling a minimum of 15 slides for your presentation.

SUBHEADINGS

  • Title page: Name and two careers explored

  • Slide 1: Career #1

    • Process: Outline your process

    • Objective

    • Steps in your research process

    • Sources you used to determine career and then to do research

  • Slide 2

    • Description of Career

  • Slide 3

    • Educational Training and Preparation

  • Slide 4

    • Income, Workload (hours per week), and Environment

  • Slide 5

    • Future Job Opportunities (demand for job in the future)

  • Slide 6

    • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Career (schedules, hours, etc.)

  • Slide 7

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

  • Slide 8: Career #2

    • Process: Outline your process

    • Objective

    • Steps in your research process

    • Sources you used to determine career and then to do research

  • Slide 9

    • Description of Career

  • Slide 10

    • Educational Training and Preparation

  • Slide 11

    • Income, Workload (hours per week), and Environment

  • Slide 12

    • Future Job Opportunities (demand for job in the future)

  • Slide 13

    • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Career (schedules, hours, etc.)

  • Slide 14

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

  • Slide 15

    • Works Cited page (all of your resources listed—use MLA guidelines, minimum of five sources)


Career Interest Inventory: Quiz/ Games

Because you may be uncertain about what you are interested in regarding a career, we will do some preliminary career assessment. Some sources you can use are:

Research

Research TWO careers in extensive detail. Each student should have different careers. These websites can help you.