Career Day Generates Enthusiasm In Students' Future Jobs

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Apr 30, 2015 11:05:55 AM

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Schools and businesses can enrich's students educational experience by having a Career Day on the school campus. Parents and family members can visit class rooms and discuss their jobs with the children and teens. Businesses can open their doors and invite families in to see how they operate. These activities spark curiosity in jobs, careers and college.This high interest activities pays big dividends. Students welcome the opportunity for this novel experience, parents enjoy sharing their career success with others, and businesses love the opportunity to share their products and services with others.

Educators can prepare students for Career Day by reading online texts and utilizing the Work Place and Careers teacher resource guide. This guide introduces students to work related vocabulary and concepts. It also gives detailed information on hundreds of careers. Students can research their favorite career and develop a project. Posters, reports, and computer presentations are all projects that students can create and share with their class.

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Jennie Luna Alameida (author), Mike Eustis (illustrator)

Online Resources To Help With Planning

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Combining practical content with visual appeal, the 21st Century Lifeskills handbooks read more like a magazine than a book. Highly readable with full-color photographs, a smaller trim size and an eye-popping layout, these 120-page handbooks are great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The 10 handbooks in this series will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to the multi-dimensional competencies, concepts, and vocabulary they need to achieve independences--including community resources, job searching, money management, job etiquette, health, moving and more. Used along or in conjunction with the 21st Century Lifeskills worktexts, these handbooks offer students a unique and visual way to achieve real-world literacy.

Preparing Students To Be College and Career Ready

The Common Core State Standards prepare students to become career ready. Excerpt from

English Language Arts Standards » Anchor Standards » College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language

To build a foundation for college and career readiness in language, students must gain control over many conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics as well as learn other ways to use language to convey meaning effectively. They must also be able to determine or clarify the meaning of grade-appropriate words encountered through listening, reading, and media use; come to appreciate that words have nonliteral meanings, shadings of meaning, and relationships to other words; and expand their vocabulary in the course of studying content. The inclusion of Language standards in their own strand should not be taken as an indication that skills related to conventions, effective language use, and vocabulary are unimportant to reading, writing, speaking, and listening; indeed, they are inseparable from such contexts.
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