All resources in Oregon Career Awareness and Exploration

Healthcare Occupations - Scavenger Hunt

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There are hundreds of different jobs in medicine. This activity is designed to introduce you to different healthcare professions and some of the websites where you can find more information about health-related occupations.By the end of this lesson, you will:Learn how to navigate and extract health careers information from websitesBecome familiar with various healthcare professions

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: Art Witkowski

Riding the Waves to an Excellent STEM Career

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During this lesson, the students will investigate the properties of the various types of electromagnetic radiation and complete an organizer chart on the information that they gather. Then, they will choose a career that applies to one type of electromagnetic radiation and discuss how electromagnetic radiation is specifically used in this career in a short video. The video will examine the connection between how electromagnetic radiation is received and transmitted within their chosen career. Students completing the entire lesson in class will need approximately 5 class periods or 3 block periods to complete the lesson. If the video is completed outside of class, the students will need approximately 3 class periods to complete the lesson. This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Oregon Career Connected Learning Graphic

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The Oregon Career Connected Learning Framework graphic provides a visual representation of Oregon's definition of CCL and potential activities that learners can participate in during their career education and development. Under the umbrella of Career Connected Learning, there are 4 domains:  Awareness, Exploration, Preparation and Training.  Within the 2 domains of Preparation and Training, lies the opportunity for Work-based learning.Users may incorporate this graphic into their work when communicating and providing professional development with regards to the CCL Framework and its four domains.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration

Author: Jim Taylor

Career Research Project: A MS Integrated Science Lesson

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Secondary 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 2018-2019 school year.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Kelly Galbraith, Denyse Mohn

Career Planning and Personal Exploration

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This course introduces students to the career-decision making process and job search strategies that will increase their job readiness, employability, and success in their career. The following four major areas will be covered: (1) Self-Understanding; (2) Creating an attitude of success; (3) Researching jobs and careers; (4) and Job search skills.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Dawn Allison

Simulated Work-Based Learning

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Work-based learning (WBL) has long been used in career and technical education (CTE) to allow students to practice the knowledge and skills they acquire in the classroom within a “real-world” business or industry setting. High-quality work placements reinforce school-based instruction by providing students with a context for applying academic theory with technical skills, and an authentic backdrop for learning the career-readiness (also described as employability) skills valued by employers. Simulated WBL aims to replicate workplace experiences by allowing students to immerse themselves in a realistic worksite activity without leaving campus (Lateef 2010). Simulations may be adopted for various reasons, including but not limited to the difficulty educators face in placing students with employers; logistical issues, such as the geographical isolation of rural providers or scheduling challenges that limit students’ ability to travel; safety or insurance issues that restrict students’ access or engagement; and labor laws, which may prohibit underage students from working.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Art Witkowski

InterMountain CTE Consortium Handbook.pdf

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Educational consortiums pool their resources and work together to achieve common objectives. These consortiums have to carefully plan and communicate to ensure that all members benefit through the shared work. For example, smaller members may have access to additional resources but often volunteer to innovate and pilot projects that contribute to the shared knowledge base. It is this delicate balance of preserving member parity that prepares a well-functioning consortium to also keep equitable practices at the center of their work, for the students we ultimately serve as well as their represented districts and other partners. This handbook is the result of over four decades of leadership by CTE Directors representing districts in eastern Oregon and the facilitation of four Regional Coordinators housed by the InterMountain Education Service District. Although much of the operational information is specific to this region and career and technical education, we share it here as one example of how a group of people representing different communities of all sizes and demographics can come together through strategic planning to identify who is being underserved, in what ways, and how regional partners can work together to serve each and every student.

Material Type: Primary Source, Reading

Author: Jennifer Pambrun

YouScience: Best Tips & Tricks for Successful Implementation - Henley MS/HS

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Adam Randall and his team at both Henley Middle School and Henley High School launched with great success, the piloting of the YouScience platform https://www.youscience.com/ . This platform is a specialized assessment process that engages students in brain games for nearly an hour total and provides detailed results of the students natural abilities, innate skills and examples of how the student might most successfully utilize their aptitudes and interests in preparation for career selection. During the 2020-2021 school year, Henley was 1 of 7 schools in Southern Oregon to start the 18 month pilot. Join us to hear Adam share 3 important aspects of the YouScience implementation process:   What to do prior to delivering the brain games   How to best deliver the brain games   How to best engage with your students with the results of their brain games

Material Type: Case Study

Author: Jim Taylor