Author:
Rachael Haverstick, Clinton Hibshman
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
High School
Tags:
Career Education and Work, Career Readiness, College and Career Readiness, Job and Career Readiness
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English

Education Standards (4)

"Job Now...Career Soon"

"Job Now...Career Soon"

Overview

Middle and High School educators across Lebanon County, Pennsylvania developed lesson plans to integrate the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards with the content they teach. This work was made possible through a partnership between the South Central PA Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) and Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) and was funded by a Teacher in the Workplace Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. This lesson plan was developed by one of the talented educators who participated in this project during the 2019-2020 school year.

Title of Lesson: “Job Now...Career Soon”

Course Name: Community Based Education

Grade Level: 11 and 12

Author’s Name: Clinton Hibshman

Author’s School District: Lebanon

 

PA Academic Standards for English Language Arts

CC.1.2 Reading Informational Text

CC.1.2.11–12.A. Determine and analyze the relationship between two or more central ideas of a text, including the development and interaction of the central ideas;provide an objective summary of the text

CC.1.2.11–12.B. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly,as well as inferences and conclusions based on and related to an author’s implicit and explicit assumptions and beliefs

CC.1.4 Writing

CC.1.4.11–12.D. Organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a whole; use appropriate and varied transitions and syntax to link the major sections of the text; provide a concluding statement or section that supports the information presented; include formatting when useful to aiding comprehension

CC.1.5 Speaking & Listening

CC.1.5.11–12.C. Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g.,visually, quantitative, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data

PA Academic Standards for Career Education and Work

13.1 Career Awareness and Preparation

13.1.11-A. Relate careers to individual interests, abilities, and aptitudes.

13.1.11-B. Analyze career options based on personal interests, abilities, aptitudes, achievements and goals.

13.1.11-F. Analyze the relationship between career choices and career preparation opportunities.

13.1.11-H. Review personal high school plan against current personal career goals and select postsecondary opportunities based upon personal career interests

Learning Objectives
Students will gain an understanding that:They need more than high school training to have a career that pays a family sustaining wageThere are opportunities, such as ABC Keystone in which the employer will pay for that training
Conceptual Background
Many kids are unprepared for the job market. They have no money saved for post-secondary education and they have no concept of what a livable wage is.
Instructional Procedure
PacingInstructional Procedure
10 minutesStudents are handed 2 note cards and a pencil. They already have iPads.On the first notecard they write down their name and grade and the answer to three questions:
  1. What is your ideal job (example- doctor)
  2. What is a possible, more realistic job you could see yourself doing in the future? (example - cook)
  3. What is a job that someone in your family has, that although you may not be interested in working in that field other students may be curious about. (example- Uncle Larry is a cop)

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The difference between a job and a career is discussed.  Students then must assess the three examples on their card and decide if they have written about jobs or careers.

Using the iPad, Students will then pick a career and research how much the schooling costs to prepare for this career and record this information on the second card.  Students who do not have a career will be given one to research.  The example would be a High School Tech Ed/Woodshop teacher and how much does four years of college cost?

Competition- Find the career that costs the most. Find the career that costs the least.

The obvious conclusion that students will find is that it costs money to make money. This is a catch phrase.

Then students will then be directed to this website:https://abckeystone.org/Ask, Why have I sent you here? Search the website for a reason.

ABC KEYSTONE WILL PARTNER WITH YOUR JOB AND TRAIN YOU FOR FREE (YOUR JOB PAYS FOR IT). THIS IS THE WAY AROUND COLLEGE DEBT.  THIS IS HOW YOU GET A JOB NOW AND A CAREER SOON  

Cue Promo video

Q and A

Formative Assessment
Students will write a reflective essay explaining the post secondary education costs and potential ways around it (Like ABC Keystone)
Materials Needed

Notecards

Pencils

iPads

Prizes

Projector and screen for promo video

References
References:https://abckeystone.org/