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[[#|Career Education]] Planning Seminar
for Eighth Grade [[#|Students]]



This five [[#|module]] seminar will provide you with many resources to explore your potential [[#|career]] interest so you will be better prepared to select your elective [[#|courses]] for [[#|next]] year at Harry S Truman High [[#|School]]. The five modules include the [[#|following]]:

1. Introduction to [[#|Career]] Planning [[#|Education]] Seminar and [[#|Overview]] of Guidance News That You Can Use

2. CareerZone Assess Yourself

3. CareerZone - Explore [[#|Job]] Families

4. Course Selection for 2013 - 2014

5. [[#|College]] Day 2013

Each module contains two headings: Assignments and Assessment. Under the Assignments heading you will find a numerical listing of the work that needs to be completed in each module by students, and in some cases parents/guardians. Under the Assessment heading you will find instructions to print out the Instructional Guide/Scavenger Hunt for each module. The Instructional Guide/Scavenger Hunt will correspond with the numerical listing of the Assignments. Please remember if you have any questions along the way to please email me at kjones1@btsd.us.

Before you begin your [[#|career]] exploration and planning, let's take a humorous look at a clip from the 1952 episode [[#|Job]] Switching from the I Love Lucy Show to see what happens when Lucy and Ethel enter the work world with few marketable skills and knowledge.


https://guidancenewsthatyoucanuse.wikispaces.com/Elective+Course+Selection+-+Preview+-+PLS+5-B-2+-+Under+Construction

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Arnaz, Desi, et. al. (1952). Job Switching. William Asher, (Director) I Love Lucy United States, CBS. -
Fun Stuff to Explore
Read a Synopsis or watch all of the episodes of the legendary I Love Lucy Show.



Although this [[#|video]] is from an earlier time, it does provide a humorous look at how Lucy and Ethel are faced with being fired from their [[#|jobs]] if they cannot wrap the candy fast enough. They respond by eating, hiding, and wrapping the candy that they can catch. Have you considered how Lucy and Ethel ended up in this predicament? What could have provided them with better [[#|opportunities]]? Perhaps they could have benefited from completing their own [[#|career]] exploration and planning.

Your high [[#|school education]] offers you the opportunity to [[#|enroll]] in elective [[#|courses]] and explore your interest. But how do you know which ones are best for you? One option is to select [[#|classes]] that your parents or friends have taken to see if you like that particular area is of interest. There is a better way and these five modules will, hopefully, help you determine areas of interest to explore and act as a springboard to your future.

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Student Welcome Letter



Parents/Guardians Welcome Letter











[[#|Module]] 1

Introduction to the Seminar and

Guidance News

That You Can Use webpage.

Assignments

Question 1. Links to connect to Career Education Planning Seminar


http://guidancenewsthatyoucanuse.wikispaces.com/Career+Education+Planning+Seminarlinks directly to **//Career Education Planning Seminar//**.


http://www.btsd.us/ – links to our District’s webpage. From here, click on Schools, Middle Schools and Neil A. Armstrong Middle School. Once on Armstrong’s webpage, click on the Guidance link located on the left-hand column, arrive at our webpage http://guidancenewsthatyoucanuse.wikispaces.com/home and then click on **//Career Education Planning Seminar//**.

http://www.btsd.us/subsite/namlinks to Armstrong’s webpage. From here, click on the Guidance link located on the left-hand column, arrive at our webpage http://guidancenewsthatyoucanuse.wikispaces.com/home and then click on **//Career Education Planning Seminar//**.
[[#|Assessment]]

6. Instructional Guide/
Scavenger Hunt/
- Introduction

- Module 1


Open print out, and complete

Question 2. Syllabus





Syllabus need to revise at the end.
Upload syllabus


Question 3. Please review by October 1, 2013, each of the
ten //Online Class Rules// Rules at:

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Please read, print, sign and turn into me via my
[[#|office]] or email by October 1, 2013, the [[#|following]] document. Collaborize Classroom


Question 4. Evaluating Internet Research Sources by Robert Harris.
Evaluating Internet Research Sources






Question 5. "Think Out Loud" video


Question 6. Guidance News That You Can Use
a. District Grading Policy - Guidance News That You Can Use - District Grading Policy
b. Athlete Eligibility Requirements - Guidance News That You Can Use - Athletic Eligibility Requirements
c. Mandating Reporting - Guidance New That You Can Use - Mandated Reporting


Question 7. The ABC’s of a Successful Student
ABC's of a Successful Student


Parents/Guardians Resources



Question 8. Cybersmart Parent Handout produced by NOVA



Long Term Benefits in Helping [[#|Students]] with [[#|Career Education]] and Planning.



Teacher/Parent "Coaching Skills" in Helping [[#|Students]] to Manage [[#|Career Information]].


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Back to School: Internet Safety Tips for Your Backpack


Stem Initiative


The Pennsylvania STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative is a program instituted by the National Governor’s Association and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation. Established in 2007, the program promotes excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. In Pennsylvania, this initiative partners state agencies, business, secondary education and [[#|higher education]] to develop and implement programs that provide students hands-on opportunities to work on real-life issues in their field. http://www.psea.org/general.aspx?id=5361

Listed below are additional webpages with information about the STEM initiative.that may be of interest to you.
http://www.aypf.org/documents/PASTEMInitiative.pdf

http://teampa.com/impact/education-workforce-development/pa-stem-initiative/

Check out the [[#|following]] link regarding activities our area.
http://teampa.com/?s=southeastern&x=36&y=3



Module 2
CareerZone Assess Yourself
Assignments

Question 1. How to Create a Secure Password - Video
How to Choose a Secure Password


Question 2. Guide to Holland Code

http://www.wiu.edu/advising/docs/Holland_Code.pdf
Assessment

7. Instructional Guide/
Scavenger Hunt/
- [[#|Module]] 2
Open, print out, and complete

Question 3. CareerZone Tour
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Take the CareerZone Tour


Question 4. Sign In or Create an Account

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Sign In or Create an Account


When creating your new Username and Password, please remember the suggestions from the video //How to Choose a Secure Password//athttp://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Secure-Password.
Important Reminder: When creating your Username and Password, remember to keep it in a safe place and write the information in an abbreviated format. For example, if your Username is essentialquestion313, you could write ess . . .13.

Question 5. Complete Assess Yourself
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Begin Assessment



Self-Assessments can help you know yourself better. And knowing yourself better can help you choose a satisfying job or occupational field to explore.

a. Quick Assessment Explore jobs that best match your personality. Are you realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, or conventional? Find out with this quick assessment.


b. Interest Profiler Discover what your interests are, and how they relate to the world of work. The Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of occupations and jobs you might want to explore based on your interests.


Question 6. Additional Resource that will be included once the eBooks have been received and are available through our Library's online catalog.
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Module 3
CareerZone

Explore Job Families

Assignments

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Assessment

Open, print out, and complete
Instructional Guide/
Scavenger Hunt/
- [[#|Module]] 3


Print out CareerZone Explore Job Families results.

Question 2. On Your Own, please explore the BudgetYouir Life
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Question 3. Job Poem



Outline for [[#|Module]] 4 for teaching purposes.


Module 4

Course Selection for 2013 - 2014

Assignments
Assessment

Open, print out, and complete
Instructional Guide/
Scavenger Hunt/
- [[#|Module]] 4


Question1. Word Wall

Perquisite – Something required beforehand, i.e., a previous course or signature.
Prioritize – Rank things according to importance.


Resource
Assignment/Page Title
Page Number
Purpose
Guidance
News That You Can Use
Question 2. Truman’s 9th Grade Elective Power Point Presentation

An introduction to the many facets of high school. A few examples include Graduation Requirements, Promotion Policy, and how a student’s G.P.A may affect which college or university offers admission.
Guidance
News That You Can Use
Question 3. College and University Foreign Language Requirements

Benefits of Foreign Language Education

http://www.publicschoolreview.com/articles/29

College and University Language Requirements - Wiki

Listing of foreign language requirements for various colleges and universities. The list includes both PA schools and out-of-state schools.
Guidance
News That You Can Use
Question 4. 9th Grade Course Planning Paper

This planning paper list all the electives available to you in the ninth grade. To assist you with chunking the elective course selection process, each student will receive an Elective Course Planning Paper listing all of the available electives for their respective grade.
Guidance
News That You Can Use
Question 5. Understanding How to Prioritize Your Electives

When you complete the 9th Grade Course Planning Paper, you will need to priroitizing your electives; this can be challenging especically when they are all are your favorite subjects. Your will transfer these electives in the order of thier prioritiy to the
Grade 9 Course Selection Worksheet during step 10 of this module.
Guidance
News That You Can Use
Question 6. Parents/Guardians Letter

Details their role in the scheduling process and the return due date of the signed yellow copy of the Course Selection Worksheet. On the opposite side of the letter will be the corresponding
9th Grade Course Planning Paper.
Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014
Question 7. Career Pathways with Recommended Electives (Pages 43 - 46).
You will receive the Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014 during our class lesson.
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These Course Catalog pages enable you to match your Career Pathway from Module 3 to the different careers for that Career Pathway. Career related information such as Educational Attainment, Average PA Annual Wage, and Projected Growth is also provided. Compare this information to the same information presented on the About the Job from the PA CareerZone Job Families.
Also on this Course Catalog page are Recommended Electives for this Career Pathway.
Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014
Question 8.
Course Catalog Pages (Pages 11 – 36)
You will receive the Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014 during our class lesson.
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These Course Catalog pages contains the following sections: Career & Technical Education Program, SAT Preparation, Fine and Performing Art, Theatre, Music, Business/Computer Application, English, English Electives, Dual Enrollment, Foreign Language, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Technology Education, Technology Dual Enrollment, Mathematic, Social Studies, and Science.
Within each course description the following components are presented: Course Number, Length of Course, Number of Credits, Grade(s) course may be taken by, Career Pathway and any Prerequisite(s). (Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014) (Harry S. Truman High School Course Codes 2013 -2014, 2013)
Harry S Truman High School Course Codes ­ 2013 – 2013
Question 9. Harry S Truman High School Course Codes ­ 2013 – 2013
You will have access to a copy of the
Harry S Truman High School Course Codes ­ 2013 – 2013
Chart is an abbreviated version of the Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014 without the course description and list each Course Name and corresponding Course Code Number, Credit, Grade, Prerequisite and additional information such as the course is Co-Taught, available to ELL (English Language Learners) and Meets 2 periods each day. (Harry S. Truman High School Course Codes 2013 -2014)
VoiceThread
Question 10. Its In Every One of Us
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https://voicethread.com/?#u3710998.b4479452.i23084473
Option 2 VoiceThread
As you prepare to begin your course selection for the upcoming school year, I would like you to take a few moments and read the lyrics to the song It’s In Every One of Us by David Pomeranz. He invites you to be wise, to find your heart, and to open up both of your eyes. This VoiceThread would only be used if I were teaching a regular class of 25.
Guidance
News That You Can Use
Question 11. Grade 9 Course Selection Worksheet

Students will transfer the six chosen electives courses from the Elective Course Planning Paper to the Course Planning Worksheet and then to the Course Selection Worksheet as presented above in Section I.Expected Outcome: Students will be able to interpret, analyze, and evaluate all of the information presented and complete the Course Planning Worksheet for future reference and the Course Selection Worksheet as presented above in Section I.
Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014
Question 12. Course Planning Worksheet - Page 48
Scan into
Using the inThe Course Planning Worksheet
Guidance
News That You Can Use
Question 13. Harry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014

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Power Point Presentation presenting the following pages form theHarry S Truman High School Course Selection Guide 2013 – 2014
1. Truman High School – Guide Cover 2013 - 2014
2. Credits Required for Graduation – Page 4
3. Promotion to Grade 10 Requirements – Page 6
4. Spanish Description – Page 21
5. Italian Description –Page 23
6. 9000 Introduction to Engineering Design - Page 27
7. Program of Study 2013 – 2014

Module 5
College Day 5
Assignments

Question 1. College Day 2013 Poster

Assessment

Open, print out, and complete
Instructional Guide/
Scavenger Hunt
- [[#|Module]] 5


Question 2. College Day 2013 Schedule


Please note: Students taking this course online will receive an email from me to invite them to attend the College Day 2013. The email will include classroom assignment to hear the representatives


Question 3.

Parents/Guardians Letter
Page 1

Page 2


Question 4. Following College Day 2013, use the screen shots below to check out Peterson's website.
You've got big dreams.
We'll help you reach them. All the info and tools you need to find, get in, and pay for school.
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Home Page

Find a college that's right for you!
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Question 3.

Parents/Guardians Letter
Page 1

Page 2


Final Thoughts

Assessment
Students
Parents/Guardians


Page 1



Page 2


Open, print out, and complete


Before you go, please watch Its in Every One of Us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op9sUiANKiE&edufilter=bristoltwpsd
ItsInEveryOneOfUsPIC.JPG
What's inside of you?


What's Inside of You?
The End





All right reserved. No part of this webpage may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other – except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of Karla M. Jones, M.Ed. Copyright 2013.