Syllabus

  • Course description 

    This program teaches students everything they need to know to begin setting career goals, identify how to meet those goals, and how to utilize the resources necessary to exceed their goals. In this course, students build a results-driven plan for career-readiness that includes how to build a network, explore competitive industries, and how to be ready for the world after high school – things like managing bank accounts, bill paying, etc.... 

     

    Course Objectives 

    Students will build interpersonal communication skills, strategize best uses of their network and resources, and build their personal brand to create long-term connections. These skills are supplemented with support from expert coaches, who will work with students to provide personalized support and strategy to build an effective long-term Career Map.  

    This course prepares students for real world career navigation and taking strategic action.   

    Students will; 

    • Create a detailed Career Map to guide their next months and years for a clear path to career development and future employment • Uncover career motivations, analyze their natural skills, and develop an effective career development strategy
    • Learn how to set SMART goals to create an effective method for networking andcareer readiness 
    • Learn how to gain real world experience through volunteering and internships
    • AND MORE! 

     

    Required Materials: 

    three-ring binder 

     

    loose-leaf paper 

     

    pencils, pens, highlighters 

     

    Grading: 

    Each assignment will be entered into a category – it will either be homework, classwork, or tests/projects/presentations.  Each category will make up an overall percentage of a student's grade.  

    Homework – 10% 

    Classwork – 40% 

    Tests/projects/presentations - 50% 

     

    Some of the assignments that will be collected for grading are; 

    Self-Reflection for Career Goal setting  

    Career Map: Personal Development, Career Exploration  

    Activity: High Priority Skill Building + Strategy 

    Preparation: Reading: Results-Driven Career Development  

     

    Course Outline (subject to change) 

    Unit 1: 

    Career Cluster Survey 

    • Interest survey 
    • Basic Skills Survey 

    Career Assessment 

    • What careers match your interests and skills 
    • What skills do you need to obtain for the career of your choice? 

    Career Planning/Cruising 

    • Income of career 
    • Additional education required (if any) 
    • Marketability 
    • Availability 

     

    Unit 2: 

    Bills, bills, and bills 

    • This unit is like a real-life version of the game “Life”. We will learn about balancing check books, mortgages, etc. 

     

    Unit 3: 

    Let’s make a deal – real world application 

    • This will combine everything learned in unit 1 and unit 2! 

     

    Unit 4: 

    Life after High School 

    • How you can apply what you have learned 

    Grading: 

    Each assignment will be entered into a category – it will either be homework, classwork, or tests/projects/presentations.  Each category will make up an overall percentage of a student's grade.  

    Homework – 10% 

    Classwork – 40% 

    Tests/projects/presentations - 50% 

     

    Absent/Late Work Policy: 

    Students have as many days as they are absent to complete missing work as long as their absence is excused. It is the responsibility of the student to pick up any missing work; I will not seek students out and tell them their missing work. 

     

     

Behavior/attendance expectations

  • Absent/Late Work Policy: 

    Students have as many days as they are absent to complete missing work as long as their absence is excused. It is the responsibility of the student to pick up any missing work; I will not seek students out and tell them their missing work. 

     

    Classroom rules: 

    • Arrive on time
      • If you have three unexcused tardies we will call home to discuss why/ how to help get you to class on time
      • The 4th tardy, and each one after, results in a tardy referal, which is dealt with by the dean's office.
    • Raise your hand before speaking.
      • THINK
        • Is it True?
        • Is it Helpful
        • Is it Inspiring?
        • Is it Necessary?
        • Is it Kind?
    • Listen to others and participate in class discussions
    • Use the pencil sharpener during noninstructional time
    • Stay on task
    • Do your assignments
    • Bring materials and have them ready
    • Listen to directions

Assignments

  • I will post our daily tasks/assignments/work here for students/family to view.

     

    Week 3 Sept. 7 -11

    NO SCHOOL MONDAY SEPT 7

    1. Review the goals set in week 1 - did you make it?  Why/why not?  What can you do to ensure you make it?

     

    2.  Set your weekly goal AND a plan for hitting it.

     

    3.  Independent study

     

    We are working on "Life", just like the board game. Students choose occupations, homes, and learn how to balance bills, wants, needs, and other things in life, through

    a variety of activities.    The worksheets for this activity are here

     

    Week 1 Aug. 24 - 28

    1. Review Syllabus

    Syllabus

     

    2. What is your learning style? Read for information

    Different Learning Styles

     

    3. Take VARK to discover your learning style

    VARK learning style Q and A

     

    4. Study skills - what they are and why we nee them! Read for your information

    Study skills

     

    5. Goal Setting - 

    Part of taking responsibilty for your learning is setting a goal. We are going to work to set a long term goal for the first quarter, and then each week we will create a short term goal to help you achieve your long term goal. 

     

    Please read this document - Goal Setting

     

    Create an academic goal for the quarter and write it down. An academic goal could be “I want to get Cs in all my classes” OR “I want to improve my reading comprehension”.

     

    Now create a weekly goal to help you achieve your quarter goal. An example may be something like "To complete all my assigned tasks from teacher and turn them in on time." We will reflect on this goal next week.

     

    Lastly - we learned about aphroisms/positive affirmations in the Goal Setting reading.  Write down 5 positive aphroisms/positive affirmations you can use this week. 

    Ex:  I CAN do hard things

    Ex: A Penny saved is a penny earned.