Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
What Interests You?
Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity
by Steve Habowski,
and Tom Harrison
What Interests You?
- 13.1 A Describe career
implications of individual interests and abilities.
- 1.1.5 A Establish the purpose
for reading a type of text.
- 1.6.3 E Participate in small
and large group discussions and presentations.
- 1.8.5 B Locate information
using appropriate sources and strategies.
||Student discusses and researches
a career field. They will present their career, and have a large group
discussion on all careers.
||Language Arts, Reading
|Other standards supported
- ASCA, PDE, NCDC, Health, Safety, PE 10.1A, 10.4
A,B, FCS 11.4 A
||90 minute sessions
- Students will complete an
interest inventory to discover possible career interests.
- Students will produce a
poster project related to their top career interest.
- Students will present the
information related to their career interest.
- Students will discuss pros
and cons related to all the career choices.
||Paws in Jobland software, Young Persons Occupational Outlook Handbook, poster board,
markers, “Discovery” worksheet
|Detailed Activity Steps
- “Discovery” worksheet will be
given to each student to help in facilitation of activity.
- Students will complete the Paws in Jobland inventory on the computer.
- Students will write their top
career area related to their inventory.
- Students will research
information about their career using the Young Persons Occupational
- Students will create a poster
related to their career.
- Students will briefly present
information from their poster to their classmates.
- Students will have a group
discussion on all jobs and career implications related to their
individual interests and abilities.
||Trait and Factor Theory
||Poster and Discussion Rubrics
- Have guest speakers related
to career topics come in the classroom and speak as a follow up
- The “Discovery” worksheet
will guide students through the Paws in Jobland inventory and
also give specific questions for students to use related to the Young
Persons Occupational Outlook Handbook.
||Students will use Ferguson’s
Career in Focus as an additional resource in classroom.
|Adaptation for at risk kids
||Have students identify at-risk
behaviors that could implicate their job choices.
- Ferguson’s Career in Focus
- Paws in Jobland software
- Young Persons Occupational