This middle school Careers lesson leads students through an exploration of majors associated with a student-chosen career cluster and the typical coursework expected for that major.
Students are able to decide where in Texas they are going to live and then make financial choices that will correlate with the lifetyle they think they want to have. They will decide where they live, what they buy, and what they save. Once they make all of their financial decisions, they will be given a minimum salary that they will need to be able to maintain that lifestyle. They are then able to search jobs that they are interested in and see the starting salaries that they come with. This allows them to see the reality of what their lifetyle and career path is.
In this lesson, students will build towers out of notecards with a manufacturing twist to simulate real-life situations that can happen in industry.
The Web Portfolio encourages students to incorporate ACP information in the form of an online website. An attachment in the resource library includes the career presentation requirements as well as the career presentation rubric. Waunakee Community High School students take a course called Career Workshop at the sophomore level. They are required to choose two enhancement projects from a list of options. Students have access to shared Google Docs related to these projects. Web Portfolio is one of these options. Other options that may be found under WISELearn Resources include a Career Infographic, Career Presentation, Career Cruising Video Project, Job Shadow, and Professional Interview.
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.
- Career and Technical Education
- Technology and Engineering
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- Lesson Plan
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- TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
- Lauren Jabusch, Cristian Heredia, Andrew Palermo
- RESOURCE GK-12 Program, College of Engineering, University of California Davis,
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While at Verso Corporation, many discussions focused on what a hiring committee and manager/supervisor looks for in their employees. By investigating qualities that contribute to becoming a strong employee, students can understand what it takes to be a competitive employee in today’s workforce.
Non-traditional Occupations - In this video, we'll interview Amy Morales, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Liaison Forester.
Non-traditional Occupations - I sit down with Kristie Heckendorf-Paul, Mosinee High School Tech Ed instructor and one of her welding and Youth Apprenticeship students, Casey Gunseor.
In this video, we interview Shauna Walesh from the Green Bay Metro Fire Department
This resource is used with a career motivation and career research unit within my Marketing and Business Concepts class for primarily freshmen and sophomores. This activity is a way for them to take a self study on their own motivations as they relate to the world of work and careers. They will take an online self assessment related to work values, record their results and then reflect on their results.
In this 85-minute lesson, students will be able to:
-Differentiate between hard skills and soft skills
-Identify skills necessary for a range of jobs
-Analyze the skills you currently have and those you will need to gain for a specific career
-Demonstrate the use of soft skills in different roleplay scenarios