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Career and College Readiness

  1. 1. Career and College Readiness Lesson by Michael Walters Counselor, LPC
  2. 2. Question:1. What does career and college readiness mean to you?
  3. 3. Definition MDEWhat is Career & College Ready? Students that areCareer- and College- ready:1. Use technology and tools strategically in learning and communicating2. Use argument and reasoning to do research, construct arguments, and critique the reasoning of others3. Communicate and collaborate effectively with a variety of audiences4. Solve problems, construct explanations and design solutions
  4. 4. How Do You Decide Which Cell Phone to Buy?
  5. 5. What are the objectives of this lesson?1. You will learn how to access and analyze college options.2. You will learn a strategy for making career and colleges decisions.3. You learn about college resources which will help provide useful direction for your career and college readiness.
  6. 6. Learning Goal:Each student will be able to explain thethree steps of the career and collegereadiness process and identify thefifteen public colleges in Michigan byearning at least an 80% score on thepost-test.
  7. 7. The Three Steps of Career and CollegeReadiness:1. Awareness of Careers and Colleges2. Exploration of Careers and Colleges3. Decision-Making; Planning and Preparation
  8. 8. 12 minutes: Work Values• Challenge Learning new skills or information, self-development• Creativity Doing things in a new way, inventing things, or developing different approaches or methods• Income Making a high salary• Prestige Doing work that is seen as important and for which people admire and respect you• Variety Doing many different activities, not doing the same things all the time• Working in a Group Working with others, being cooperative, getting to know coworkers• Helping Others Doing things for others, building a better world• Security Having stable employment, steady income, not worrying about being laid off• Physical Activity Doing work that requires physical activity, such as walking, lifting, and carrying or moving heavy objects• Making or Fixing Things Using your hands and/or tools to make or fix objects that you can see and touch• Public Contact Providing information to the public, talking to people outside your organization• Independence Being able to determine the nature of work without significant direction or instructions from others, deciding how and when to do your work
  9. 9. Pre-Test for College AwarenessQuestion # 1 : What are the three steps of thecareer and college readiness process?On your answer document, write the three stepsof the career and college readiness process?
  10. 10. Pre-Test for College AwarenessQuestion # 2 : What are the names of thefifteen public colleges in Michigan?On your answer document, write the names ofthe fifteen public colleges in Michigan.
  11. 11. Pre-Test for College AwarenessQuestion # 3: What are the names of fiveprivate colleges in Michigan?On your answer document, write the names offive private colleges in Michigan.
  12. 12. Pre-Test for College AwarenessQuestion # 4: What are the names of fivecommunity colleges in Michigan?On your answer document, write the names offive community colleges in Michigan.
  13. 13. Pre-Test College AwarenessQuestion # 5: To access Career Cruising, what isthe username, and what is the password forTrenton High School students?On the answer document, write the usernameand password to access Career Cruising.
  14. 14. Career and College ReadinessWebsites for Career and College Readiness:http://counselingresourcesandstrategies.blogspot.com/www.careercruising.comHighlight Northern Michigan University for Career Pathways.
  15. 15. Two Questions:1. Is more education related to higher earnings?2. Is more education related to higher rates of employment?
  16. 16. More Education is associated with higher earnings and higher rates of employment in Michigan Mean Income Educational Level Unemployment $8,428 HS Dropout 22% $23,729 HS Graduate 16% $27,165 Some College 11% $59,264 Bachelors & Above 4% A little over 55% of students who enter public colleges in Michigan earn their degrees. 80% of Michigan’s jobs are high skills (i.e., require some postsecondary training. Yet only 36% of Michigan’s adults have some postsecondary degree (associate’s or higher).
  17. 17. Give College Handout
  18. 18. 24 Minutes
  19. 19. Think-Pair-Share1. With a partner, review the 15 public colleges.2. Devise a strategy to memorize the 15 public colleges.3. Be prepared to describe your strategy to the class.
  20. 20. Career Interest Inventoryhttp://counselingresourcesandstrategies.blogspot.com/1. Click on above website.2. Click on the “Career Exploration” tab.3. Click on the “Onet” tab.4. Take the Interest Inventory.
  21. 21. Interest Inventory Results1. Realistic………………2. Investigative……….3. Artistic………………..4. Social…………………..5. Enterprising………….6. Conventional…………
  22. 22. Using the Onet Survey1. Name your top three interests. Determine if those interests relate to your top career pathway from career cruising.2. Name your top three interest areas which you can do more career exploration.3. Name three emerging careers and bright out- look careers which relate to your interests.
  23. 23. 36 Minutes
  24. 24. Think-Pair-Share1. With a partner, share your survey results.2. With a partner, identify your top three interests basedon the percentage results.3. Identify three specific careers within your top threecareer interests which you can do more research.3. Be prepared to communicate your results with theclass.
  25. 25. Post-Test Review1. Review with your partner the three steps of the career and college readiness process.2. Review the 15 public colleges in Michigan.3. Review 5 private colleges in Michigan.4. Review 5 community colleges in Michigan.
  26. 26. Post-Test College AwarenessQuestion # 1 : What are the three steps of thecareer and college readiness process?On your answer document, write the three stepsof the career and college readiness process.
  27. 27. Post-Test for College AwarenessQuestion # 2 : What are the names of thefifteen public colleges in Michigan?On your answer document, write the names ofthe fifteen public colleges in Michigan?
  28. 28. Post-Test for College AwarenessQuestion # 3: What are the names of fiveprivate colleges in Michigan?On your answer document, write the names offive private colleges in Michigan.
  29. 29. Post-Test for College AwarenessQuestion # 4: What are the names of fivecommunity colleges in Michigan?On your answer document, write the names offive community colleges in Michigan.
  30. 30. Post-Test for College AwarenessQuestion # 5: To access Career Cruising, what isthe username, and what is the password forTrenton High School students?On the answer document, write the usernameand password to access Career Cruising.
  31. 31. 48 Minutes
  32. 32. MSWEducational1. Google: Msweducational Presentationshttp://www.slideshare.net/msweducational2. Click: College Decision MakingDo you agree with these steps?3. Review Career Cruising new features.
  33. 33. Handout1. College Costs and Requirements
  34. 34. Identify Your Top 4 Colleges• Review the requirements and costs for your top four colleges.
  35. 35. Summarization of Lesson1. You will learn how to access and analyze college options.2. You will learn a strategy for making career and colleges decisions.3. You learn about college resources which will help provide useful direction for your career and college readiness.
  36. 36. Final Questions:1. Do you have some questions about career college readiness which we did not discuss?2. What part of this lesson was unclear?3. What was the best skill of knowledge that you acquired during this lesson?
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  38. 38. SurveyMonkeyhttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FDNK3Q5
  39. 39. Career and College Readinesshttp://youtu.be/x7frGJf77AA
  40. 40. Thank You!• If you have questions regarding your career and college plans, please sign up to talk with your counselor. We would like to help you with your planning.•
  41. 41. Who Is Your Counselor?
  42. 42. Counselors• A – I………….Mrs. Mack• J – SB ……….Mr. Walters• SC – Z………..Mrs. Siggia• Mrs. Schultz can help you in the Career Center.

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