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  1. 1. PATHWAYS UNIT 2 ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What Do I Want?“The final goal of human effort is man’s self-transformation”. 1
  2. 2. -Lewis Mumford, American Historian Name: ____Alexandra Savoni___________________________________ Period: _______1______ R__B_x_ Introduction to Goal SettingDirections:  Form a partnership with one of your peers in class.  Interview each other using the questions listed below; the answers you write down will be the answers of your partner.  We will debrief as a class; please be ready to share your interview results. 1. What is the difference between a dream and a goal? Goals are written down, Dreams are in your head that you are thinking. 2. How do you decide what your goals are? By wanting what’s best for you, and deciding where I want to go in life 3. Why are goals important? So you can push yourself to achieve something you really want 4. Have you ever set unrealistic goal? Explain what happened. I have set unrealistic goals before and they didn’t work because I wasn’t pushing my mind to finish it 5. Describe a time you turned a failure into a success. In cheerleading we didn’t make it to nationals, we just had a great time even though we weren’t that good 2
  3. 3. 6. What is the difference between failing and being a failure? Failing is failing at one thing, or maybe a test. Being a failure is failing at everything you are doing 7. What are some healthy ways to deal with failure? Some healthy ways to deal with failure is, try harder next time, relief some stress 8. What is the difference between healthy and unhealthy risks when it comes to goal setting?Say if you want to lose weight, the unhealthy way would be trying to starve yourself. The healthy waywould be watching what you eat, and go to the gym.What are Goals?A specific, measurable ccurrence,object, oraccomplishment that you would like to achieveor obtain in the future.A key component in this definition is it points towhere you want to end up, not where you aretoday; always keep the end in mind.Goals can be broken into three basic timeframes: Goal Type Time to achieve Example from YOUR life 1-6 months Finish 11th grade with Short Term Goal good grades 1-2 years Get in a good college Medium Term Goal 5 or more Graduate From college Long Term Goal What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? 3
  4. 4. Make a few Predictions Imagine how your life would be when you are 30 years old.A. What will your career be?P.E teacherB. What education will you have?Graduated From High SchoolGraduated from College with a Bachelors and masters degreeC. What will your family be like?I will be married and have 2 kidsD. Where will you live?FloridaE. How will you know you are happy? When I don’t have that struggling feeling 4
  5. 5. Brainstorm a list of events and/or steps that will be need to occur in order for you to have the life you described on the previous page Graduate High School Get into A good college Focus on my grades Finish College with what I need for my career Have enough money for a home, and childrenWhat is another way you could refer to the events and/or steps you have listed above? __________________Finally, organize your goals into the following categories of goal setting: Short-Term Mid-Term Long-Term One to Six Months One or Two years Five or more years Look into college and See where I want to go Finish 11 grade th Focus on my school work in collegestart Senior Year right And finish with what I need for careers 5
  6. 6. Further Exploration of your GoalsDirections: Create 2 short term goals. 2 mid-term goals for of the categories listed below. Educational Goals (please consider non-traditional education goals) Short Term Goal(s) Mid-Term Goal(s) Long Term Goal(s) Start Senior Year and enjoy Finish CollegeFocus on my priorities itWork over the summer and Be more involved in school Move out and get my ownmake a lot of money apartment Career Goals Short Term Goal(s) Mid-Term Goal(s) Long Term Goal(s)Finish 11 th grade with honor Look into Colleges Graduate Collegeroll Focus in school Enjoy the career I chooseDo good on my sats Family Goals 6
  7. 7. Short Term Goal(s) Mid-Term Goal(s) Long Term Goal(s) Help them understand to let Start my own family when I me go away to school am marriedGet along with my sistersand parents You want to get your job shadowing report completed and Goal #1: turned in by May 1st. Indentify the first step: Figure out who im going to be shadowing Contact them and choose a date Indentify the second step: Identify a potential roadblock All three possible shadowers say no One stragetgy to overcome the roadblock: How will you know when you reached your goal? What type of goal is this? Practice Strategies for Accomplishing GoalsDirections: With a partner, develop strategies to accomplish the identified goals. 7
  8. 8. Goal #3: You want to save awant to break a bad of money to pay for You significant amount habit Goal #6: something important to youIndentify the first step:Indentify the first step: Take a little money out of each paycheckIndentify the second step:Indentify the second step:Identify a potential Don’t spend money on uneeded thingsIdentify a potentialroadblockOne stragetgy to overcomeroadblock You get a ticket, or bills are too highOne stragetgythe roadblock: to overcome Watch your amount of money you spendHow will you know whenthe roadblock:Howreached your goal?you will you know when When you have enough money to pay for that thing that is importantyou reached your goal? to youWhat type of goal is this?What type of goal is this? Short term You want to arrive to school or work at least ten minutes early Goal #4: every dayIndentify the first step: Wake up EarlierIndentify the second step: Get ready quickerIdentify a potentialroadblock Your alarm doesn’t go offOne stragetgy to overcome Set 2 alarmsthe roadblock:How will you know when You show up when you wanted to Goal #2:you reached your goal? You want to expand your circle of fiendsWhat type of goal is this? Midterm goalIndentify the first step: Be outgoing and not afriad to talk to othersIndentify the second step: You want to decrease the level of stress in your life Bring up conversations Goal #5:Identify a potential People might think about you differentlyroadblockIndentify the first overcomeOne stragetgy to step: Show them you really are a nice person Cut out all the dramathe roadblock:Indentify you second step:How will the know when When you feel minded and not worried Be more open satisfiedyou reached your goal?Identify a potential To much workWhat type of goal is this?roadblock Long term goalOne stragetgy to overcome Take your time and not prcrastinatethe roadblock:How will you know when When your not stressedyou reached your goal? 8What type of goal is this? Long term goal
  9. 9. Name:___________________ PD _____ R B Getting Personal with Roadblocks Directions:  Review your answers to your brainstorm on page 6 relating to your educational, career and family goals.  Brainstorm and problem solve three different ways to reach at least one goal from each category  You will turn this in for grading after its completion; think outside of the box and engage your higher order thinking skills. You want to obtain a part-time job this summer in the field that Goal #7: is related to a career you might want to pursue in the future. Indentify the first step: Look for something your interested in Indentify the second step: Search and email people that would hire you Identify a potential Noone could be hiring, or not enough pay roadblock One stragetgy to overcome Comprimise on amount of pay the roadblock: How will you know when Getting that job you reached your goal? What type of goal is this? Short term One of my educational goals is … Graduating High School with good grades Roadblock #1 Roadblock #2 9
  10. 10. Not focusing Getting caught up with stuff that I shouldn’t beMy potential roadblocks: Set my mind to doing good Don’t hang with the wrong crowdMy plan to overcomeeach road block senario:One of my career goals is …Getting a good job with a good pay Roadblock #1 Roadblock #2 Not finding what I want to do Being unhappy with the career I choseMy potential roadblocks: Look until I find something im Be reasonable with what im interested in doingMy plan to overcomeeach roadblock senario: 10
  11. 11. One of my family-oriented goals is …Equalizing work and family Roadblock #1 Roadblock #2 Focusing on one more then the Not paying attention to other either of themMy potential roadblocks: Don’t get caught up in work stuff Provide time for each part of your lifeMy plan to overcomeeach road block senario: Cluster/Pathways Pathway to Success Hatboro-Horsham School District K-12 Awareness 6-10 Career Exploration PATHWAYS CHOICE Arts and Communications Business, Finance, and Information Technology Engineering Industrial Technology Human Services Science and Health 11
  12. 12. HATBORO-HORSHAM HIGH SCHOOL (11-12 grade) Follow Pathway for Course Selection High School Graduation Gateways to Your Future Post Apprenticeship & Self-Employment & Military WorkforceSecondary Education Internship Entrepreneurship• Community College • Air Force • Full time • On-the-job • Start a business• Business/Technical • Army permanent jobs training in trades • Buy a business College • Coast Guard • Combination of and skilled • Take on a• 4 Year College or • Marines two or more occupations franchise University • Navy part-time jobs • Carefully • Consult or • Contract monitored work freelance services on experiences with short term basis intentional learning goals SUCCESSFUL CAREER AND LIFELONG LEARNING Pathways to Success 3, 2, 1 12
  13. 13. Reading StrategyDirections: So what does 3, 2, 1 stand for you ask?  On the following 2 pages you will find 2 short articles that relate to career choice awareness.  3-Things you learned from  As you read complete the 3,2,1 reading strategy the reading  2- Things you found interesting about the reading  1-Question you still have about the topic Now you try it! The Article Name: __ The Quiet Dilemma ___________________________________ Two thirds of all college students now withdraw at least once before finishing, and 91% of these never earn a degree. 3 On discovering they had made a mistake, many young adults become “reverse transfers,” enrolling in 1 and 2 year technical programs at community and technical colleges even though many already have 4-year degrees and even graduate degrees. Although teens say the main reason they are going to college is to get a good job very few seem to have thought much about the details. 2 The facts about school Details about after school Programs that they have 1 How do grades effect your gpa? 13
  14. 14. Your Future—Understanding the Problem: Getting Real: New Realities for Postsecondary Success • Postsecondary success requires two ingredients: academic skills and commitment that comes from career focus. • Going to college without the commitment that stems from a clearly laid-out plan will invariably lead to failure. • Success comes from effective postsecondary planning that is based on reality. The Quiet Dilemma 1. Two thirds of all college students now withdraw at least once before finishing, and 91% of these never earn a degree. 2. Although teens say the main reason they are going to college is to get a good job very few seem to have thought much about the details. 3. While increasing numbers of college graduates are ending up in low-wage service jobs, the nation’s economy is generating record numbers of unfilled positions for technicians in high-skill/high-wage technical jobs. The problem is not an undersupply of college graduates, but rather an undersupply of technically skilled graduates. 4. On discovering they had made a mistake, many young adults become “reverse transfers,” enrolling in 1 and 2 year technical programs at community and technical colleges even though many already have 4-year degrees and even graduate degrees.For this generation, the number one predictor of postsecondary success, particularly incollege, is not grades, but rather having a goal or the commitment that comes from careermaturity and career direction. -Dr. Kenneth Gray, Pennsylvania State University 14
  15. 15. Do you have Career Maturity? Defining Career MaturityCareer fantasy, unencumbered by reality, is natural and desirable in the elementary grades, but bythe junior year of high school, you should be able to: 1. Understand the importance of narrowing career interests as a basis for postsecondary planning 2. Have identified , by the 10th grade, one or more career interests after an objective evaluation of your likes and dislikes, understanding your aptitudes, and labor market projections 3. Have engaged, by the end of the 12th grade, in activities to verify these choices 4. Used these choices to make post-high-school decisionsDeciding what to do after high school should be based on a realistic personal assessment of yourlikes and dislikes, as well as identifying strengths and weaknesses as they relate to labor marketopportunities; making career decisions; and then exploring alternatives to prepare to pursue theseinterests.Note that, among teens, developing career maturity does not mean forcing you to make a decisionat age 18 (or before) on the “one best” career, or “locking you into a decision.” The hope is thatmuch of the narrowing down process will take place during the high school years and not whileincurring great expense in college or enduring disappointments in the labor market.You may change your mind later, but if you make good decisions in the first place, your newinterests should relate to the originals.Career maturity is as important as academic maturity. Both predict post-high-school success. -Dr. Kenneth Gray, Pennsylvania State University 15
  16. 16. THNKING ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION & TRAINING1. What is your primary career interest/objective?Post secondary Education then get a full time job and a part time job.2. What Gateway do you expect to use when you first leave high school? Put a Star at your first choice and put a + Post Apprenticeship & Self-Employment & Military WorkforceSecondary Education Internship Entrepreneurship• Community • Air • Full time permanent • On-the-job training • Start a business College Force jobs in trades and skilled • Buy a business• Business/Technic • Army • Combination of two or occupations • Take on a al College • Coast more part-time jobs • Carefully monitored franchise• 4 Year College or Guard • Contract services on work experiences • Consult or University • Marines short term basis with intentional freelance • Navy learning goals 3. List the “core” high school courses that you think will be most important to your future and explain your rationale for each choice. Picking classes that would help me decide if I would like something or not because if I don’t I wouldn’t waste my time in college doing it. 4. Which elective credits do you think will be most important to your future objectives? The required ones to start, then elective that would show schools that I know what I’m interested in 5. If you are a sophomore or junior, which elective courses do you think will be most helpful to take (given your future goals) in your senior year?A variety of classes if you don’t already know what you are going to college for, pick and choose something you wouldn’t likely do to change itup maybe you will end up liking it. 16
  17. 17. A Job vs. an Occupation vs. a Career? Many people use these words interchangeably; but in fact, they have very different meanings.  A job is work for which you receive pay. (Example: biologist)  An occupation is a wide category of jobs with similar characteristics. (Example: physician, engineer, educator, or scientist)  A career is a lifetime journey of building and making good use of your skills, knowledge and experiences. It is the total of all events and relationships in our lives: family, friends, education, work, and leisure activities. You are about to embark on a career exploration journey.To proceed on your journey, you will explore and experience the world of work. 1. Every decision that you make is a career decision. 2. Every decision has a cost. 3. All costs are not monetary. 17
  18. 18. The High Five Principles for Career Planning1. Change is Constant: • We change constantly, and so does the world around us— including the working world. Because a single occupation will no longer take workers from the beginning to the end of their working lives, adaptability is an important skill to carry into the future.2. Learning is Ongoing: • Graduating from high school or college doesn’t mean that your education is complete. Opportunities to learn are everywhere! Learn to recognize them, and make your learning a life-long experience.3. Focus On The Journey: • Traveling through life is like traveling down a road: having a destination gives direction, but most of the time is spent moving along. Pay attention to the journey, with all its pitfalls, sidetracks, opportunities and highways to new destinations.4. Follow Your Heart: • Dreaming about your future can help you understand what you really want in life. Knowing what you want and keeping it in your mind can give you the motivation you need to deal with life’s challenges. Never be afraid to dream.5. Access Your Allies: • The journey of life is not taken alone. Friends, family, teachers, neighbors—any of them can be willing and helpful allies when it comes to judging what steps to take on life’s path. Those who follow these high five principles are more likely to prosper and secure fulfilling work and life roles. 18