Students will become aware of how career planning is influenced by their present situation, which includes their self-concept, friends, family, community and available resources. Students will recognize that career planning is affected by what they know about the future concerning themselves, friends, family, community and available resources. Students will acknowledge that career planning reflects personal goals and lifestyle goals. Students will consider career plans that accommodate change and growth in their personal life and their family life, as well as in the world of work. Students will develop the lifelong skill of making career planning decisions that reflect personal goals, lifestyle goals and career goals. Students will develop and apply successful job search skills. Students will become familiar with employee interview skills which they can apply, now and in the future, to getting a job and perhaps to changing jobs. Students will consider those skills and attitudes needed to retain a job. Students will develop the lifelong skills of making decisions about job search, changing jobs, retaining jobs and job loss.
This lesson or assignment from ChatterHigh addresses:
Career Information, Labour Market Information, Exploring Educational and Career Pathways & Career Decisions.
The College and Career Competency Framework, developed by Drs. Gaumer Erickson and Noonan, supports educators in systematically embedding intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competencies into course content. In this way, educators support students to develop into career-equipped, lifelong learners who are socially and emotionally engaged. The College and Career Competency Wheel includes 26 specific competencies categorized in three domains. Each competency is integral to in-school and post-secondary success, as determined by current and emerging research.
This site includes free, research-based instructional resources for all 26 competencies, as well as professional development opportunities to systematically teach competencies and academic learning standards simultaneously, thereby improving academic achievement, engagement, and post-school outcomes.
This CurioCity Educators’ Guide to Innovation & Entrepreneurship is intended to offer a variety of teaching ideas and connections to useful resources to help build and practice entrepreneurial thinking skills with your students and create an awareness of the potential for entrepreneurship in their futures.
Key Ideas encompassed within this resource collection include:
- A foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) provides a strong base for developing entrepreneurial skills and a launching platform for aspiring entrepreneurs
- Becoming an entrepreneur is a career option for students with knowledge of STEM
- Many new products and business start-up ventures are based on products and process that are derived from and/or rely on STEM knowledge and the skill-sets learned through active involvement in STEM fields
- Canada has many successful entrepreneurs with STEM backgrounds
This article examines the impact of ChatterHigh on students. Data is provided to support the use of ChatterHigh in your classroom.
This site offers ways to use the learning strategy "Measuring SROI in Your Classroom".
What is SROI?
Social Return On Investment is a measurement of the social value generated by a project or organization. This activity introduces a SROI chart and encourages students to consider the multiple ways they can both receive & generate value through a project.
Why is it Valuable?
Measuring SROI is a highly effective way of setting and assessing goals because it is:
• Comprehensive: it investigates multiple ways that the project/organization can generate value.
• Measurable: it establishes clear, observable criteria on which to assess that value.
• Participatory: success criteria are developed in collaboration with the people who are running the project/organization.
• Improvement-oriented: it measures impact based on the change that the project/organization is able to effect over time.
These same benefits can be applied to the way students establish and measure their learning goals.
The purpose of this resource section is to provide educators – STEM teachers, subject teachers, and Career teachers – with the tools to help them take students from their initial thinking about careers (i.e., what subjects they like, the type of post-secondary education they are interested in, the general career sectors they may have an interest in, etc.) to a deeper understanding of the variety of careers available and how previous training, on-the-job education opportunities, and personal interests, and a lifelong-learning philosophy, both advance and expand one’s career prospects.
Sections to explore include:
Introduction to Career Development
Career Adaptability – Change & Growth
Community Contributions (Coming soon)
Personal Management & Planning
Lifestyle and Aspirations
Students are introduced to the concept of electricity by identifying it as an unseen, but pervasive and important presence in their lives. They are also introduced to the idea of engineers making, controlling and distributing electricity. The main concepts presented are the science of electricity and the careers that involve an understanding of electricity. Students first review the structure of atoms and then learn that electrons are the particles behind electrical current and the motivation for electron movement. They compare conductors and insulators based on their capabilities for electron flow. Then water and electrical systems are compared as an analogy to electrical current. They learn the differences between static and dynamic forms of electricity. A PowerPoint(TM) presentation is included, with review question/answer slides, as well as assessment handouts to practice using electricity-related terms through storytelling and to research electricity-related and electrical engineering careers.
myBlueprint follows a comprehensive education and career planning process that meets the learning needs, interests, and aspirations of all students.
Students actively learn about their interests, skills, passions, and feelings, and document what they discover about themselves in pictures, videos, and journals.
All About Me GRADE K-6
Engage students in the process of learning, reflection, and self-discovery with a kid-friendly digital portfolio.
Education Planner GRADES 7-12 + POST-SECONDARY
Support student exploration, planning, and decision making with a one-stop individual pathways planner.