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Transition Plan Lesson Plans

  1. 1. Lesson #1 (by Danielle Kresta) Goal Setting and the Individual Pathways Plan Learning Objectives: To help students identify the importance of goal setting. Location: Computer lab Duration: 40 minutes Lesson Outline: •Have student identify goals for the current school year using the learning skills outlined in Growing Success: responsibility, independent work, initiative, organization, collaboration and self-regulation •Have students create a myblueprint account using the site: •Have students complete Reflection Journal #1 Resources: •PowerPoint presentation (included)
  2. 2. What is Goal Setting? Goal setting is used by top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation . It focuses your acquisition of knowledge, and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you'll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. You will also raise your self-confidence, as you recognize your own ability and competence in achieving the goals that you've set.
  3. 3. (This worksheet can be printed for students) Goal Setting: Term 1 Name:_______________________________________ What are some of your strengths as a student? What are some of your weaknesses as a student? When reflecting on your years of school, what are you most proud of? Why? Where do you see yourself in five years? What will it take in order for you to achieve this? What are your academic goals for this term? How will you achieve this? What are your social goals for this term? How will you achieve this?
  4. 4. (Continued from pervious page) What are some of your personal goals? How will you achieve these? Below are the Learning Skills and Work Habits which appear on the Report Card. For each section, identify a goal you would like to achieve during this term and the actions required to order to achieve the goal Responsibility Organization Goal: Action: Goal: Action: Independent Work Collaboration Goal: Action: Goal: Action: Initiative Self-Regulation Goal: Action: Goal: Action: Goals are better accomplished with the support of those who care about us most. Please share this with your parents/guardians and have them write a brief comment in the space below. Once finished, both you and your parent/guardian can sign your names. Parent/Guardian Comments: _____________________________________ Student Signature _______________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature
  5. 5. The Individual Pathways Plan (I.P.P.) The IPP is a Ministry of Education requirement for all students in grades 7 to 12. This document is designed to help you answer the following questions:
  6. 6. What can you include in your I.P.P.? Post-secondary plan and research (College, University, Career...) Personal interest and goals Resume and Cover Letter Financial planner for Post-Secondary Goal Setting High School Course Planner (**Course Selection) Remember, the I.P.P. is all about YOU!!!
  7. 7. The I.P.P. is developed and tracked through: Please go to this site and create a myBlueprint account.
  8. 8. Homepage of
  9. 9. Reflection Journal #1 1. Thinking back to the goal setting for term 1 worksheet, what area did you find difficult to answer? Which area was easy for you to answer? 2. Do you think you set S.M.A.R.T. goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound)? 3. What was your opinion of the myblueprint site? 4. Please identify the benefits of using myblueprint?
  10. 10. Lesson #2 (by Danielle Kresta) Personality Types Learning Objectives: To help students understand their own personality type and the connection between interests and careers. Location: Computer lab Duration: 40 minutes Lesson Outline: •Review the topic of personality types with students. Explain that John Holland, a psychologist, developed a set of personality types that looks at the relationship between interests and careers. •Have students complete personality type test •Have students complete Reflection Journal #2 Resources: •PowerPoint presentation (included)
  11. 11. Who is John Holland? John Holland’s theory explains work-related behavior – such as, which career choices are likely to lead to job success and satisfaction. It also explains other human actions, like success and satisfaction in school and training programs. It is the best known and most widely researched theory on this topic and is used by most career counselors. Understanding Holland’s theory will help you make good choices – decisions about which occupations, careers, majors, or training programs best fit you.
  12. 12. Holland's theory can be summarized in six statements: 1. In our culture, most people are one of six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Some refer to these as Holland Codes or RIASEC. 2. People of the same personality type working together in a job create a work environment that fits their type. For example, when Artistic persons are together on a job, they create a work environment that rewards creative thinking and behavior -- an Artistic environment. 3. There are six basic types of work environments: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional. 4. People search for environments where they can use their skills and abilities and express their values and attitudes. For example, Investigative types search for Investigative environments; Artistic types look for Artistic environments, and so forth. 5. People who choose to work in an environment similar to their personality type are more likely to be successful and satisfied. 6.How you act and feel at work depends to a large extent on your workplace (or school) environment. If you are working with people who have a personality type like yours, you will be able to do many of the things they can do, and you will feel most comfortable with them.
  13. 13. What is your personality style?
  14. 14. Now its your turn to determine your personality style. Go to the following site to take the personality style test:
  15. 15. Reflection Journal #2 Now that we have reviewed John Holland’s theory on personality styles and the relationship between interests and careers, it is your turn to apply this information. Please answer the following questions. 1. What was your personality styles? What are your interests? 2. What type of career do you think individuals with this personality style would enjoy? 3. What type of career do you picture yourself doing in 10 years? 4. What type of post-secondary education would you need to have in order to do this job?
  16. 16. Lesson #3 (by Danielle Kresta) High School Application and Ontario Secondary School Diploma Learning Objectives: To help students understand the high school application form and the O.S.S.D. graduation requirements. Location: Computer lab Duration: 40 minutes Lesson Outline: •Review a copy of the high school application (sample copy provided). •Review the O.S.S.D. requirements •Have students investigate the resource Chart Your Course (Peel District School Board) •Have students complete Reflection Journal #3 Resources: •PowerPoint presentation (included)
  17. 17. High School Application Process Applying to high school is a very exciting time in a students education journey. High school provides students with an opportunity for growth, leadership and independence. However, the application process can be a little overwhelming to many students and parents. We are first going to review a copy of the application process.
  18. 18. Sample Grade 9 course selection form: Castlebrook S.S. (Peel District School Board)
  19. 19. You will now have the opportunity to review the course catalogue to identify course descriptions and requirements. We will examine Chart Your Course (Peel District School Board):
  20. 20. Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements In order for a student to graduate with an O.S.S.D. they MUST meet all the Ontario Ministry of Education requirement.
  21. 21. Reflection Journal #3 1. How any compulsory credit do you need to complete? 2. Please explain the difference between academic courses and applied courses? 3. What is an optional course? How many optional courses must select for next year? 4. How many hours of community service must a student complete? What types of community service do you think you would like to do?