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Connecting Careers to the Classroom. Career Solutions Training Group. Reasons for the connection. 41% of High School Students ages 15-18 say they’re currently employed. Number of Hours Worked. Source: Michel Opinion Research for Mass Mutual, Adapted from USA TODAY. Teens Worry About Jobs.

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Connecting Careers to the Classroom

  • Career Solutions Training Group


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Reasons for the connection

41% of High School Students ages 15-18 say they’re currently employed.

Number of Hours Worked

Source: Michel Opinion Research for Mass Mutual,

Adapted from USA TODAY


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Teens Worry About Jobs

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Source: Survey completed by the Brainwaves Group,

published in Keeping Up, January 1997.


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Why should we connect?

  • Bring relevance to instruction

  • Motivate students

  • Develop knowledge and skills


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How do we connect careers to academics?

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Connect - Create - Discover - Apply


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  • CONNECT your subject area to something students care about.

  • CREATE an activity that is meaningful and interesting to the age group (big idea).

  • Identify what students will DISCOVER as they apply their knowledge in an activity.

  • Ask students to APPLY their knowledge.


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ConnectCombine concepts from your subject area to something students care about.


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Math & Landscape Design

Measure the school’s courtyard, convert to

percentages, decimals, basic functions, algebra, and

geometry.

Science & Medical Research

Visit a landfill and take samples. Evaluate germs throughout

the school premises. Examine items under the microscope.


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English & Chef

Write a menu description of the daily lunch specials.

Social Studies & EMS

Connect a poor economy with public services. Which services

should never be eliminated? Which services are optional?


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CreateAppealing activities that are meaningful and interesting to the age group (big idea).

  • A current event

  • An occurrence in your town

  • An athletic event (Olympics)

  • A music-related activity

  • Holiday-related Activities


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DiscoverProvide interesting discovery methods for learning.

Brainstorming Groups and Pairs

Role Playing Project Activities

Community Service Panel Discussions

Debates Surveys

Mock TV Shows Shadowing

Internet Research Internships

Student Desktop Published Reports

Conversations with Mentors and Parents

Student Videotaped Discussions


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ApplyAllow students to apply the new knowledge to real life.

Provide practice situations in the career field.

Create new activities based on students’ personal experiences.

Require feedback and presentation.


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Using CCDA

CONNECT careers to something that students care about (clothes, music, cars).

CREATE an activity that integrates the student’s preferred career with math, English, social studies, and science.

Identify what students will DISCOVER as they apply their knowledge in an activity.

Ask students to APPLY their knowledge.


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Employability Skills that Can Be Taught

Communication:

Read and understand written materials

Write and speak clearly in the language of business

Mathematics:

Understand charts and graphs

Understand basic computation

Use mathematics to solve problems

Science and Technology:

Use the scientific method to solve problems

Understand the basic scientific facts

Keep current with new technology


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Other Teachable Skills

Problem Solving:

Access information

Apply problem solving skills and knowledge to complex relationships

Responsibility:

Attend school/work daily

Arrive on time each day

Meet deadlines

Work without supervision

Organization:

Pay attention to details

Follow written and oral directions and instructions


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For more information contact

Career Solutions Training Group

(610) 993-8292

Toll free (888) 299-2784

http://www.careersolutionsgroup.com/

Copyright © 2003 by Career Solutions Training Group. Hands-On-AcademicsTM is a trademark used herein under license.


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