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Are you looking for a fun, engaging, and student-directed career exploration project for college and career readiness without having to spend the time and energy creating a resource yourself?
This project-based learning experience for self-directed learners is for you! Your students will dive into career exploration through student-directed project based learning. This project based learning lesson plan was designed to guide students through a college and career readiness PBL project while offering a variety of choices for self-directed learners.
Students choose one career of choice and explore that career with experiential learning activities. They will work within the community, complete an authentic final product of their choosing (ideas available), and give an authentic presentation (ideas available).
This career PBL project is Google Apps™ compatible. This resource includes a printable AND digital version. The digital version can be assigned to students via Google Classroom where students can add and share content with you. No printing necessary.
Note: The PDF is not editable. The digital version offers the option to overlay text and images and to remove or delete slides to fit your needs.
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This product includes:
- Guidelines for teachers and students
- Project introduction discussion questions
- Brainstorming activity ideas
- Project design options
- Project plan proposal
- Project learning reflection questions
- Project based learning rubric
Time-frame: Varies by group and schedule. Estimate: ~ 1 week
This resource measures college and career readiness based on the following targets:
- Goals and Expectations:
- Knowledge of college and career pathway options
- Knowledge of personal interests and skills and related pathways
- Academic success and employability skills
- Pathways and Supports:
- Cross-disciplinary connections
- Individualized learning
- Exploring career options
This resource also covers the Common Core research standards for grades 11-12.
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