Career Exploration Presentation


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This presentation discusses a variety of classroom activities and projects to assist students in developing a personal plan for earning, learning, and living.

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Career Exploration Presentation

  1. 1. Career Resources For The Classroom Bob Bednar, School Counselor Pleasanton Public Schools
  2. 2. Career Exploration...• Promotes A Goal Directed Life• Encourages A Stronger Work Ethic• Inspires A Rigorous Course Selection in High school
  3. 3. Career Ed. Is Needed• 65% of all new jobs require some post- secondary and/or technical education• 22% of all new jobs require a bachelor’s degree• 36% of jobs are currently technical.• 45% of jobs will be technical in 10 years
  4. 4. S.M.A.R.T. Goals• S = Specific (Who, What, Where, When, Why, Which, Who• M = Measurable• A = Attainable (steps to attain it)• R = Realistic (passion and belief)• T = Time Boundaries
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  6. 6. Developmental Intervention• Career Advice from Adults can be a Valuable Intervention• The developmental growth in pre-teens and teens can be challenging during an experimental stage in life• Career Education can be a valuable resource in countering negative cultural influences• Career Education links the curriculum to the future
  7. 7. Developmental Intervention• Career Education Can Develop Character and Values• Career Ed. Can Inspire Integrity Among Students
  8. 8. Developmental Outcomes Encourages students to apply core academic and technical skills to careers.Allows students to leave high school with college credit.Critical Thinking and Decision Making SkillsTeaches students critical employability and leadership skills through student clubs.Increases Post Secondary Enrollment
  9. 9. Goal Setting• Setting attainable goals for oneself is important when reflecting on successes. Many small goal successes lead to larger goal setting and belief that you can accomplish them.
  10. 10. Career Ed. Interventions• Career Ed. Assessments• Surveys• Projects• Discussions• Online Resources• Quizes
  11. 11. CareerCruising
  12. 12. What Is Your Learning Style• CareerCruising 1) What is your learning style according to Career Cruising?• What does suggest as your learning style?• What does suggest as your learning style?
  13. 13. NE.CareerConnections
  14. 14. Career Terms To Know
  15. 15. Career Pathways• Entry Level Jobs• Technical Skilled Jobs• Professional Level Jobs
  16. 16. Job Outlookcartoon maker project• Cartoon Project
  17. 17. Role Modelsa “Pages” project
  18. 18. Advice From Working Adults• Pages Poster
  19. 19. The Person I Am / The Person I Want To Be• Poster Assignment - Pages Software or Glogster• Project Alert Curriculum (http://
  20. 20. My Plan For Earning, Learning, Living • Prezi Presentation
  21. 21. Movie Clips
  22. 22. CareerView Games
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  24. 24. TED Talks
  25. 25. Career Ed. Measurement Tools• Project Based Learning (posters, presentations, online discussions, newsletters,
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  27. 27. Cartoon Maker
  28. 28. Be A Difference Maker
  29. 29. Occupations Presentation••l
  30. 30. Teacher Resources• (Richard Byrne)• (10 Ways to Create Comics Online)
  31. 31. Presentation Resources • How Can I Association for Career & Technical Education 1/8/2002<>The United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, “The Condition of Education 2001,” 1/9/2002<http://www/> • Improve My Self Esteem? Reviewed by: DʼArcy Lyness, PhD, March 2009, •