Careers 7

Objectives

By the end of the quarter, students will be able to:

  • Develop an Educational Plan that will contain information such as:
    • a planned course of study
    • career interests
    • work experiences
    • special skills and competencies
    • extra-curricular activities and offices held
    • career research
    • career goals
    • employability skills
  • Research an article (newspaper, magazine, Internet) about a specific career
  • Present information about a specific career to the rest of the class
  • Use 3 comprehension tools to improve comprehension
  • Create a portfolio that will contain an Educational Plan and samples of their best work

 

Thinking Strategies:

  • Activate Background Knowledge
  • Self-Questioning
  • Drawing Inferences
  • Determining Importance
  • Monitoring Comprehension
  • Fix-up Strategies
  • Using Sensory Images
  • Synthesize and Extend Thinking

Class Activities

  • Each student will find an article that is related to their chosen career. Copies of this article will be given to each student in the class so that they can use various reading strategies to increase their comprehension. Students will also use the wiscareers.wisc.edu web site to find information that they can use during their oral presentation to the class
  • Each student will create a portfolio that will contain the Educational Plan document and samples of their best work from various disciplines. Students will electronically scan these work samples to convert them to digital format.
  • Each student will present to the class the information that he/she gathered about a specific career
  • Use the following thinking tools to increase levels of understanding:
    • Annotations
      • Inner Voice sheets
      • My Answer sheets