Career Planning

by Linda Lee


This course was developed for Juniors and Seniors in high school. It was written for students who perform at the skills level but can be adapted to accommodate students with special education needs and can also work as an introductory course for students in the general education track. The focus of the course is to develop work and work related skills and behaviors as well as to develop an understanding of the world of work and how to discover and match personality, skills, interests, and values to realistic career options. Students will participate in a number of experiential activities and will learn about and practice life skills such as decision making, problem solving, working cooperatively with others, communicating effectively, and managing their income. They will create an individualized portfolio that includes a resume, business letters, references, work samples and other relevant pieces of information. The portfolio will be formatted and instructional information will be provided so that the students can take it with them when they graduate and will only need to update as their skills and experiences increase. The curriculum incorporates a wide variety of teaching strategies and is designed to be flexible so that teachers can target the specific needs of the students in the class. The skills taught and practiced are intended to be life skills which the student can use immediately and for the “long term” in employment and other settings. They are intended to be a baseline to help students build a strong foundation from which they can grow and expand their skill repertoire and to be successful in a number of settings.

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Table of Contents:

Semester One

  1. Getting to Know You/Getting to Know Career Education
  2. Preparing for the World of Work
  3. Personality, Skills, Interests, Values
  4. Goals and Objectives
  5. Education and Training
  6. Movie Club "Tuesdays With Morrie"
  7. Planning Your Career Search
  8. Career Search/Portfolios
  9. Movie Club "It's a Wonderful Life"
  10. Final - Preparation and Performance

Semester Two

  1. Job Application
  2. Job Interviews
  3. Attitude and Responsibility
  4. Decision Making
  5. Movie Club "Pay It Forward
  6. Communication
  7. Getting Along With Others
  8. Job Shadowing
  9. Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities
  10. Managing Your Income
  11. Safety
  12. Conclusion/Preparation/Final

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $279 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-879-1
Teacher Edition Subscription - CD Only Version
CD only, screen view of teacher files, allows print of student material, includes 3 times email access
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Qty: $299 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-359-8
Teacher Edition Subscription Printed Version
Teacher Manual
Includes 3 times email access
to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $349 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-357-4
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
includes printed teacher manual, 25 printed student books and 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $999 US

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ISBN: 978-1-59657-880-7
Student eBook
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Qty: $24 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-483-0
Printed Student Book
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required.
Qty: $30 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-358-1
Mentoring Teacher Program Subscription
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for 370 days or end of next school year whichever is longer if purchased after Dec. 1
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Qty: $200 US

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