Title of Lesson: Career Interest Inventory
Course Name: Career Awareness
Grade Level: 7- 8
Author’s Name: Fred LaPointe
School District: Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg
|PA Academic Standards for English Language Arts|
|CC.1.2. Reading Informational Text|
CC1.2.8.J - Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
CC.1.2.8.K - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.
CC.1.2.8.L - Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.
|PA Academic Standards for Career Education and Work|
|13.1. Career Awareness and Preparation|
13.1.8.A - Relate careers to individual interests, abilities and aptitudes
13.1.8.B - Relate careers to personal interests, abilities and aptitudes
|Students will be able to:|
|Students will need use of a notepad or desktop computer to access the PACareerZone.org website. It’s recommended that teachers practice using this resource in advance, especially the Interest Profiler section so they are comfortable guiding students through the online survey process. I have provided a link to my slide tutorial on using this resource - Career Interest Profiler TutorialTeachers will need to explain to students how the Interest Profiler works. Its purpose is to help students identify careers that meet their interests. The survey will ask a number of questions (60) about what they would like to do and would not like to do. Then it matches the student’s answers to careers where people answered these questions much the same way. The top results that appear do not predict what careers the student would be most interested in but are a jumping off point for the student to do further research. The idea here is that if a student chooses a career that matches his or her main interests, the student is more likely to succeed and enjoy his or her job. In addition students are going to see job titles and descriptions with which they are unfamiliar. Some of the job titles may turn some students off. Tell students to keep keep an open mind and do the needed research to learn about the various occupations. They might be pleasantly surprised!|
|5 Minutes||Activator: |
|2- 5 Minutes||Distribute handout (see Career Interest Profiler handout) and review the vocabulary on the last page associated with this online survey.|
|10 - 15 Minutes||Direct students to open their web browser to www.PaCareerZone.org. Students take the online Career Interests survey, the 60-question version.|
|20 - 30 Minutes||Students record the results on the handout and complete the reflection part on the last page.of the handout.|
|Career Interest Profiler Tutorialwww.pacareerzone.org|
Career Interest Profiler handout
PA List of High Priority Occupations