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:

Conceptual - How does your personality influence your choices? What types of careers are right for my skills and interests?


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 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

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

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

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.