Career Resources For The Classroom Bob Bednar, School Counselor Pleasanton Public Schools
Career Exploration...• Promotes A Goal Directed Life• Encourages A Stronger Work Ethic• Inspires A Rigorous Course Selection in High school
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
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
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
Developmental Intervention• Career Education Can Develop Character and Values• Career Ed. Can Inspire Integrity Among Students
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
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.
Career Ed. Interventions• Career Ed. Assessments• Surveys• Projects• Discussions• Online Resources• Quizes
What Is Your Learning Style• CareerCruising 1) What is your learning style according to Career Cruising?• What does http://people.usd.edu/~bwjames/tut/learning-style/ suggest as your learning style?• What does http://www.personal.psu.edu/bxb11/LSI/LSI.htm suggest as your learning style?
Presentation Resources • How Can I Association for Career & Technical Education 1/8/2002<http://www.acteonline.org>The United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, “The Condition of Education 2001,” 1/9/2002<http://www/nces.ed.gov> • Improve My Self Esteem? Reviewed by: DʼArcy Lyness, PhD, March 2009, http://kidshealth.org/teen/ •