Ultimate Career Readiness & Job Shadow System (career readiness curriculum)

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    The ONLY bundle you will ever need for all things career readiness and job shadow!

    Over the past decade I have noticed that there is no system to guide students and teachers through the career planning and job shadow experience - so I made one!

    The Ultimate Career Readiness & Job Shadow System by Career In STEM® is the only curriculum on the market to guide students and teachers through the creation and implementation of a comprehensive career development and job shadow program. This unique curriculum is a comprehensive program to scaffold students through the career development and job shadowing process. Includes dozens of worksheets, handouts, templates, PowerPoint lesson guides, projects and more - everything needed to successfully manage a career readiness program! Includes...

    Step 1 - UNIT 1: Discover

    Unit 1 is called Discover, where students use data to categorize overall career satisfaction, articulate personal areas of interest, visually represent career goals, and define actionable steps to accomplish them. Purchase includes:

    1. Lesson 1: Don't Be Miserable (45min to 1 hour; PDF)

    • Use data to categorize overall career satisfaction
    • Identify the percentage of Americans that are unhappy in their jobs
    • Articulate personal areas of interest, and begin applying them to career planning
    • Compare and contrast the work experiences of personal acquaintances

    2. Lesson 2: What Does Your Future Look Like? (1 hour; PDF)

    • Compare and contrast the work experiences of personal acquaintances
    • Visually represent future career-related goals, dreams, and ambitions (vision board project; more in-depth than our simple vision board project)
    • Includes super easy to use ready made Canva template to accompany this lesson (available individually here)

    3. Lesson 3: Goal Setting 101 (TWO 30 minute lessons; PDF lesson and 8 slide powerpoint guide)

    • Define and communicate future career-related goals, dreams, and ambitions
    • Identify common themes in the career goals of others
    • Set goals/action steps to accomplish their vision
    • Support others in the goal setting process

    4. Monthly Goal Setting Worksheet Pack (PDF; to be used throughout the school year to keep students on track in meeting their goals; available individually here)

    5. Super beautiful slide presentation for all three lessons (22 slides; Powepoint)

    Step 2 - How much does your vision cost? webquest

    How much does your dream lifestyle really cost? What salary do you need to support this lifestyle? What careers offer that salary? What education do you need? What expenses are associated with being an adult? In this 90 minute webquest, students will be guided through the process of getting real to figure out just how much the lifestyle they envision actually costs.

    Step 3 - UNIT 2: Why

    This second unit is called Why, designed to help your students identify underlying values, interests, and motivations using the 5 Why process. Purchase includes:

    1. Lesson 4: Intro to the 5 Whys (1 hour)

    • Summarize the 5 whys process
    • Apply the 5 whys process to daily life
    • Identify underlying beliefs and motivations

    2. Lesson 5: Applying the 5 Whys (1 hour)

    • Begin to apply underlying beliefs and motivations to the career exploration process
    • Identify important aspects of the career planning process
    • Explore careers using varied digital resources

    3. 5 Whys Flowchart Worksheet (1 page PDF; used in lesson 4)

    4. Likes/Dislikes Worksheet (2 pages PDF; used in lesson 4)

    5. Prezi (both link and PDF version included) presentation - applying the 5 whys (14 slides)

    6. Powerpoint/GoogleSlides (both included) presentation - Intro to the 5 Whys (8 slides)

    7. links to videos used within the lessons as well as for teacher reference

    Both lesson plans are written in 5E format and aligned with the Common Core, totaling approximately 2 hours of instruction. Resources are provided in PDF format.

    Step 4 - UNIT 3: You

    Unit 3 is called You, designed to help your students explore careers, hone in on fields of interest, and understand what different STEM careers actually entail. Purchase includes:

    1. Introduction to STEM Careers lesson

    2. STEM Career Exploration Virtual Tour Project

    3. Monthly career interest and self-directed learning reflection pack - use as a monthly check-in to help students chart a path to a successful future!

    Resources are provided in PDF format, and can be used as the third step within the Career Planning Bootcamp Curriculum or as a stand-alone mini unit. These components will take approximately three 90 minute class periods.

    Step 5 - UNIT 4: Work (comprehensive Job Shadow Bundle - full collection of our exclusive job shadow resources & templates for use ALL YEAR LONG!)

    The only comprehensive job shadow bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers - get it now and save yourself countless hours of prep! Includes editable job shadow templates, job shadow FAQs, job shadow scavenger hunt, job shadow presentation project, presentation to help students find job shadow locations, and more! Includes:

    1. How to write a professional email lesson, game, & templates

    2. Job shadow agreement form

    3. Job shadow employer FAQs

    4. Job shadow presentation project

    5. Job shadow scavenger hunt

    6. Student information form BTS questionnaire

    7. Job shadow challenge

    8. Teen's guide to Chamber of Commerce video

    9. Virtual Job Shadow Project

    I created this Career Readiness System because I was frustrated by the lack of available resources to guide students and teachers through the career planning process. I was always starting from scratch, always recreating the wheel. If that's you - STOP working on the weekends with this simple, easy to use Career Readiness System. A Must Have for any school that requires their students to do a job shadow experience. Includes bonus file with suggested scope and sequence for easy implementation.

    More Job Shadow & Career Readiness Resources!

    - Job Shadow Bundle (editable templates, presentation, scavenger hunt, and more!)

    - How to Write a Professional Email Lesson and Game

    - Job Shadow Scavenger Hunt

    - Job Shadow Employer FAQ Infographic & Email Letter Templates

    - Job Shadow Presentation Project

    - Student Information Form - back to school questionnaire & parent volunteer form

    - Job Shadow Career Exploration Challenge

    - Virtual Job Shadow STEM Project Canva Template

    Want valuable download & go resources to help you effortlessly integrate STEM career exploration? Then get a copy of my FREE Quick Start STEM Career Exploration Kit!

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    245 pages
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