(activity 1 & 2) Overview: Pre-teaching about our unit on Employability and Career Development Objective: Students will be able to: Create questions for further learning of our unit Create questions for our guest speaker for the unit Step 1: Engaging students in the learning process. At the beginning of the school year I will have the students do a pre-read for each unit. During this time student are to think about how all of the material ties together and/or how it can be applied to them. I will create a Padlet wall for each unit and we will answer each question as we come to it. I will leave the walls up for the duration of the school year. This helps take the stress off of some students that are not comfortable with asking questions in class.
Students will be instructed to glance through the chapters in unit 12, Employability and Career Development.
As students glance through the chapters they will create a minimum of 5 questions from each chapter they would like to have answered as we go through the unit.
Then they will post 2 of those questions to our Padlet wall so all the class can see them and see the answers as we get to them.
We will check the wall daily to make sure we cover the questions. Students may add questions as we go along through the chapters.
Step 2: Engage in the creation of questions to actually be asked to a guest speaker. At the beginning of each unit I have a guest speaker that represents the unit we are currently working on. For this unit I will have a speaker from a Human Resource department. The speaker will be talking to us via Skype.
During the pre-reading phrase of our lesson students will create 2 questions they would like to ask the guest speaker.
They will post these questions to our Padlet wall for guest speakers.
Before the day of the speaker we will go over the questions as a class and narrow the questions to about 10 to actually be asked.
Video Resume Creation
(activity 3 & 4) Overview: For our Employability and Career Development Unit we will identify career opportunities and learning how to find and apply for a job. Objective for this activity: Students will be able to: Assess their goals, values, interests, skills and aptitudes Create a resume on paper and by video. Description: Step 1: Students will complete a self-assessment by using the six-step process:
Define your lifestyle goals.
Conduct a self-assessment. On paper decide:
Your skills and aptitudes
Your work environment preferences
Your relationship preferences
Identify possible career choices and gather information on each. Place to gather info are:
Do the work values in this field match your values?
Will this career support my lifestyle goals?
Do the responsibilities match my skills an aptitudes?
How suited is the job to my personality?
Does the work environment match my needs?
Does the Career offer the work relationships you are seeking?
Make your decision.
Plan how you will reach your goal.
What is my ultimate career goal?
What course can I take now that will help me to reach that career goal?
What education and training beyond high school is required to reach my career goal?
How much of this education and training must I complete before I enter this career?
Where can I get this education and training?
How much will this education and training cost, how will I get the money?
How much education and training can I get on the job?
Step 2: Students will create a resume in two different formats: paper and Video
After the students have made a tentative career decision we will move on to the creation of a resume. In today’s world technology is moving at a very fast past. In order to keep up with the times I want the students to be able to feel comfortable talking about themselves whether it is writing (electronic resumes) or in person (via Voicethread).
We will first create a Resume on paper. Using a template of MS Word I will demonstrate how to find the template and we will discuss the types of information they will need to input on their resume.
Once the paper resume is complete, students will be directed to mashable.com to learn the Top Five Tips for Creating Impressive Video Resumes.
Then as a class I will demonstrate how they can create a video resume by using Voicethreadand sharing it with the class page I created.
Students are to give feedback on two of their peers’ videos. They are not to critique the content; only the distractions such as verbal: "um," "well," and/or repeating a word(s) multiple times; and nonverbal: eye contact, distracting hand and/or body movements.