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Middle School Career Education NBEA 2009 Convention in Chicago

  1. 1. Middle School BE Courses: Career Education is Moving on Down! National Business Education Association 2009 Annual Convention Chicago, IL Melanie B. WiscountInstructor & University BE Student Teacher Supervisor Business Education & Business Information Systems Department College of Business Bloomsburg University of PA
  2. 2. What do you want to be when you grow up?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ciNtPp_Ttw&feature=related User: aaronfessler
  3. 3. Generation C • Creators • Content • Collaborators • Community • Culture • Concurrent • Connected • CommunicatorsDerek Wenmoth, Director, eLearning, CORE Education Ltd, NEW ZEALAND; Derek’s Blog-http://blog.core-ed.net/derek/“Sony 035” ~ photo on www.flickr.com by user bunnyronin
  4. 4. How We Learn10% of what we READ20% of what we HEAR30% of what we SEE50% of what we SEE and HEAR70% of what is DISCUSSED with OTHERS80% of what is EXPERIENCED PERSONALLY95% of what we TEACH TO SOMEONE ELSE William Glasser “Jacob” ~ photo from www.flickr.com ~ by user kakacakes
  5. 5. Our Students Need to Be: critical thinkers problem solvers innovators effective communicators effective collaborators information and media literate globally aware civically engaged financially and economically literatePreparing Students for Jobs That Do Not Exist, Chris Pearson, August 16, 2007http://squeakymouse.wordpress.com/2007/08/16/preparing-students-for-jobs-that-do-not-exist/“Peace” - Photo from flickr.com ~by truonggiangk3a
  6. 6. Session Objective Rich Career Relevant Interactive Planning Meaningful
  7. 7. Session Objective Active LearningLearning with Career Collaboration Technology Planning 21st Century Skills
  8. 8. 21st Century Learning• Digital Age Literacy• Inventive Thinking• Effective Communication• High Productivity
  9. 9. 21st Century Learning = Soft Skillshttp://www.ncrel.org/engauge/skills/agelit.htm
  10. 10. My Background• Twenty plus years in business workplace• Taught the following levels: • Middle School • High School • Community College • Higher Education
  11. 11. Something to Think About…“It has been said that in the 1950s, 2 people were competing for the same job. In the year 2005, 52 people were competing for the same job.”http://www.helium.com/items/458547-top-10-careers-in-the-21st-century
  12. 12. The Need for this Session:• Present choices & opportunities• Better workers• Success for our students’ futures• Happiness in our students’ futures• Expense• Time• Self-development – Life-long Learner• Develop leaders - Managers
  13. 13. This Session Will UnCover…• Career planning• Workplace expectations• Character education• Developing 21st century skillsAt the middle level (also can be used at high school level) Using: • Student Choice • Student Creativity & Design • Technology – Web 2.0 tools • Peer Collaboration
  14. 14. Careers in 1950’s• Bowling pin setter• File clerk• Typing pool typist• Service station attendant• Factory worker• Average Salary: $2,992• Labor Force male/female: 5/2 http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade50.html
  15. 15. Top Ten Careers in 1960’s• Average Salary $4,743• Teachers Salary $5,174• Minimum Wage $1.00• Population 177,830,000 • Unemployment 3,852,000 http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html
  16. 16. Top Ten Careers in 1970’s• National Debt: $382 billion• Average salary: $7,564• Population: 204,879,000 • Unemployed in 1970: 4,088,000 http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade70.html
  17. 17. Top Ten Careers in 1980’s• Average salary: $15,757 Minimum Wage: $3.10 http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade80.html
  18. 18. Top Ten Careers in 1990’s• Average Salary: $13.37/hr (1999)• Teachers Salary: $39,347 (1998)• Minimum Wage: $5.• Population: 281,421,906 (2000 Census) • Unemployment: 5.8 million, or 4.2% (Sept 99) http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade90.html
  19. 19. Top Careers for 2009http://www.usnews.com/sections/business/best-careers/
  20. 20. Green Jobs Aristes, Pennsylvania
  21. 21. Green Jobshttp://www.greencareersguide.com
  22. 22. Green Jobshttp://www.greencareercentral.com/
  23. 23. Top Ten Careers in the NewMillenniumhttp://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/dec/wk1/art02.htm
  24. 24. Careers that Don’t Yet Exist…but will • Robot detachment family counselorIn the fall of 2003, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, & Digg did notexist.
  25. 25. Employment & Wages of LargestOccupations, May 2007 http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/largest_occs.htm
  26. 26. Career Planning Education Timeline• 1910’s – First Vocational Act; VICA, FBLA• 1920’s – Monies for vocational training; federal funds for agricultural and home economics programs• 1930’s – Promoted national apprenticeship instruction• 1940’s – Future Homemakers of America founded; federal funds for the vocational training of workers supporting the war effort• 1950’s – FFA founded• 1960’s – Vocational Education Act of 1963; Civil Rights Act of 1964• 1970’s – Promoted the education-to-work transition training programs; Career Education Incentive Act of 1978- Provided for the establishment of career education programs in elementary and secondary schools• 1980’s –Federal funds in helping disabled youth in transitioning to work• 1990’s – School-to-Work Act Opportunities Act of 1994 – Emphasized partnerships between educators and employers• 2000 – today – Academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthen the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improve state and local accountabilityhttp://www.auburn.edu/~chambcd/Vocational%20Education%20Timeline.htm
  27. 27. Career Project
  28. 28. Step 1: Self-Discovery• Interests, strengths, personality traits, career goals, values and aptitude • Three online assessments• What tasks do you enjoy?• Analyze information
  29. 29. Interest Inventories• Drive of Your Life • https://www.driveofyourlife.org/educator/• U.S. Department of Educations Careers Cluster Internet Survey • http://www.careerclusters.org/ccinterestsurvey.php• Pathways High School Activities and Courses
  30. 30. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org https://www.driveofyourlife.org/educator
  31. 31. Drive of Your Life https://www.driveofyourlife.org https://www.driveofyourlife.org/educator
  32. 32. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  33. 33. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  34. 34. Drive Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  35. 35. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  36. 36. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  37. 37. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  38. 38. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  39. 39. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  40. 40. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  41. 41. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  42. 42. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  43. 43. Drive of Your Lifehttps://www.driveofyourlife.org
  44. 44. States’ Career Clusters http://www.careerclusters.org/ccinterestsurvey.php
  45. 45. States’ Career Clustershttp://www.careerclusters.org/ccinterestsurvey.php
  46. 46. States’ Career Clusters http://vcc.asu.edu/ccis/index.php
  47. 47. States’ Career Clusters http://vcc.asu.edu/ccis/index.php
  48. 48. Career Pathwayshttp://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~pathways/index.html
  49. 49. Career Pathways http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~pathways/index.html
  50. 50. Career Pathwayshttp://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~pathways/index.html
  51. 51. Career Pathways http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~pathways/index.html
  52. 52. Career Pathways http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~pathways/index.html
  53. 53. Step 2: Explore Careers• Match your interests, career goals, values and aptitude to careers• Peruse through five careers
  54. 54. Handout A
  55. 55. Step 2: Explore Careers• Actuaries• Cartographers• Curator• Ghostwriter• Embalmer• Estheticians• Sonographers• Underwriters• Yardmasters
  56. 56. Handout B
  57. 57. Step 3: Research Specific Career• Research the occupations that you are considering• Find out high school graduation requirements• Look at high school courses• Find out college requirements• Research colleges• Extra-curricula at all levels• Part-time employments at all levels
  58. 58. Step 3: Research Specific Career• Create Career Presentation• Create Career Plan Timeline• Present to class• Choose technology • Reports • Newsletters • Children’s Books • Presentations • Digital stories • Podcasts • Wikis
  59. 59. Think Ahead into the Future• Where do you see yourself in 9 years? (post college graduation)
  60. 60. Handout C
  61. 61. Career Project Rubric
  62. 62. PowerPoint Presentations Photographer Career in Army Floral Designer Physical Therapist
  63. 63. Digital Storytelling
  64. 64. VoiceThread http://www.voicethread.comVoiceThread – My Career Journey
  65. 65. VoiceThread http://www.voicethread.com
  66. 66. MixBook www.mixbook.com
  67. 67. Windows MovieMaker Pediatrician Movie Student Project
  68. 68. Create a Career Plan Timeline• www.xtimeline.com• Create a timeline with events in career plan• Start at freshman year in high school• End at getting a job in one’s career• Can be set to private
  69. 69. Create a Career Plan Timeline www.xtimeline.com
  70. 70. Create a Career Plan Timeline www.xtimeline.com
  71. 71. Create a Career Plan Timeline www.xtimeline.com
  72. 72. Education• Importance for • Downside of Drop future: Outs • Happiness • Job qualifications • Success • Stalemate • Financial strength • Earnings • Self-confidence disadvantage • Emotional health • Majority of inmates • Physical health at federal and state prisons
  73. 73. Experience• Part-time work• Volunteerism• Internships• Job shadowing• Work-study• Opportunities to develop soft skills
  74. 74. Networking & Relationships• Teachers• Principals• Coaches• Advisors• Counselors• Supervisors• Managers
  75. 75. Employment ExperienceTeens4Hire - http://www.teens4hire.org/
  76. 76. Employment Experiencehttp://www.snagajob.com/
  77. 77. Career Search &the Workplace
  78. 78. Go Ahead in Time…• Finding a job “is” a job • Monster.com • Careerbuilder.com • Yahoo hotjobs• Resume, Cover Letter, Thank You Letter• Create a Podcast • Prepare a 30-second advertisement, highlighting your skills and career goals, to introduce yourself to potential employers and people in your network
  79. 79. Go Ahead in Time…• Dress for Success • Rule of 14 • Sharon-Fisher Larson, NBEA President • New Twists for Teaching Professional Wardrobe – PBEA 2007 Conference• Role-play Interviews • Students • Community business leaders
  80. 80. What’s My Line?• Community• Odd vocations• Stereotypes
  81. 81. Word Cloudshttp://www.wordle.net/
  82. 82. Career Planninghttp://www.wordle.net/
  83. 83. Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs• Ten Top Traits• Milton S. Hershey • Three bankruptcies • Generosity • Philanthropy • Built a town on chocolate• Research Successful Entrepreneur
  84. 84. Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs Find successful community leaders Entrepreneur showcase • Steve Chen & • Howard Schultz• Fred Deluca Chad Hurley • Ralph Lauren• Sam Walton • Pierre Omidyar• Bill Gates • Martha Stewart • Jenny Craig • Sergey Brin &• Steve Jobs & Steve Elon Musk • Larry Page Wozniak David Filo and JerryMichael Dell • • Oprah Winfrey• Yang, Ph.D. • Tom • Sean Parker & Monanghan Sean Fanning• Pierre Omidyar • George Lucas • Donald Trump• Ray Kroc • Jeffrey Bezos• Anne Beiler
  85. 85. Learn from Successful Teen EntrepreneursSBA Teen Business link - http://www.sba.gov/teens/
  86. 86. Learn from Successful Teen EntrepreneursYoungBiz - http://www.youngbiz.com/
  87. 87. Learn from Successful TeenEntrepreneursTeen Business Forum - http://www.teenbusinessforum.com/
  88. 88. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.lemonadestandgame.com
  89. 89. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.lemonadestandgame.com
  90. 90. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.lemonadestandgame.com
  91. 91. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.lemonadestandgame.com
  92. 92. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.lemonadestandgame.com
  93. 93. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.nfib.com/page/YEFjohnnyMoney.html
  94. 94. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.nfib.com/page/YEFjohnnyMoney.html
  95. 95. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.nfib.com/page/YEFjohnnyMoney.html
  96. 96. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.nfib.com/page/YEFjohnnyMoney.html
  97. 97. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.nfib.com/page/YEFjohnnyMoney.html
  98. 98. Be Your Own Entrepreneurhttp://www.nfib.com/page/YEFjohnnyMoney.html
  99. 99. Top Ten Traits of Successful Entrepreneurshttp://www.wordle.net/
  100. 100. Teaching Ethics to Studentshttp://www.doug-johnson.com/ethics/
  101. 101. Teaching Ethics to Studentshttp://www.doug-johnson.com/ethics/
  102. 102. Seven Habits for Highly Effective Teenshttp://www.seancovey.com/teens.html
  103. 103. InstructionalStrategies
  104. 104. iPonder Self-ReflectionPredict orPriorKnowledge New Knowledge Filled in by Teacher
  105. 105. 4D Study• Sentence with word from text• Meaning of word• Word in my life• Drawing/symbol of word - center
  106. 106. 4D Study1. Sentencefrom text 3. From my life2. From the 4. Symbolicdictionary picture to represent word
  107. 107. 4D Study
  108. 108. 4D Study
  109. 109. Concept Map • A graphical way to empower users to: • Construct knowledge • Navigate knowledge • Compare knowledge • Pattern knowledge • Share knowledge“Student @ Computer” ~ photo on www.flickr.com ~ by user jdpotter
  110. 110. Career Background CMAP Style Tools Window Presentatio n Window
  111. 111. IHMC CMAP Style Tools Window Presentation Window Drawing Windowhttp://cmap.ihmc.us/download/
  112. 112. Group ActivitiesTEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More
  113. 113. Ring Around the Research Reader Ring Around the ResearchParaphraser Predictor
  114. 114. Problem-Solving Strategy Read RIDD Imagine Decide Dohttp://www.wsjclassroomedition.com/subscribe/index.html
  115. 115. Google Docs & Groups• Word Processor• Presentations• Spreadsheets• Use with Google Groupshttp://docs.google.com/ http://groups.google.com/
  116. 116. Workplace Scenarios• Example one• Example two
  117. 117. Field Trips• Brainstorm what you will learn• Categorize ideas• Assign category to each group• Group creates three questions• Ask on trip• Bring back answers
  118. 118. Career Exploration Bloghttp://hmsdiscovery.blogspot.com
  119. 119. Wikishttp://wiscountwiki.wikispaces.com
  120. 120. Online Resourceshttp://online.onetcenter.org/
  121. 121. Online Resourceshttp://www.bls.gov/oco/
  122. 122. Online Resourceshttp://www.doleta.gov/jobseek ers/
  123. 123. Online Resourceshttp://www.careersolutionsgroup.com/
  124. 124. Online Resources• Job Ready Career Skills • Job search • Finding the right job • Effective resumes • The application process • Interviewing skills http://www.careersolutionsgroup.com/
  125. 125. Online Resources• Job Ready Career Skills • Work habits • Workplace ethics • Personal characteristics • Employer expectations http://www.careersolutionsgroup.com/
  126. 126. Online Resources• Job Ready Career Skills • Business Etiquette • On the job etiquette • Person-to-person etiquette • Telephone and email etiquette • Meeting etiquette http://www.careersolutionsgroup.com/
  127. 127. Online Resources• Job Ready Career Skills • Workplace Effectiveness • Time management • Problem solving • Customer service • Teamwork http://www.careersolutionsgroup.com/
  128. 128. Online Resources• Job Ready Career Skills • Communication Skills • Communicating at work • Speaking • Listening • Presenting yourself • Non-verbal communication http://www.careersolutionsgroup.com/
  129. 129. Inside Classroom Events• High School Guidance Office • Curriculum • Programs • FBLA, Student Council, Drama Club, FFA• HR Presentation by community business • Hersheypark Employment• Sponsor Career Fair in your school• Have community business people conduct job interviews
  130. 130. Outside Classroom Events• Visit Vocational Technical School• Visit Careerbeam• Visit Job Fairs• Visit College Fairs• Visit large corporation in community – HR presentation
  131. 131. Short-term & Long-term Goals• Create a goal• Create a plan• Follow the plan or revise it• Life-long Learner •Success •Self-sufficiency •Progression & Self-improvement
  132. 132. The Future “In the 21st century, American competitiveness and worker prosperity will be tied tightly to the education and skill attainment of the workforce.”“21st Century Skills for 21st Century Jobs” - A Report of the U.S.Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Education, U.S.Department of Labor, National Institute of Literacy, and the SmallBusiness Administration,January 1999
  133. 133. Dreaming of SuccessVision + Energy = Success
  134. 134. References• National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee - http://www.academicinnovations.com/noicc.html• Pa http://www.state.pa.us/papower/cwp/view.asp?Q=4 57446&A=11• Tenyear plan http://www.academicinnovations.com/11002- web.pdf• National standards - www3.iptv.org/pub/STCpdfs/ncdgstan.pdf
  135. 135. Contact Information mwiscount@gmail.com wiscount@bloomu.edu For electronic files from today’s session:http://technologysynergy.wikispaces.com Check out my slideshow on SlideShare.net Technology…It’s All Around Us ~ username mwiscount

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