§127.4 Career Portals: Middle School

Career Portals: Middle School Overview :

The goal of this course is to create a culture of high expectation and continuous improvement that provides middle school students with a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers. Students explore college and career planning within specific career cluster(s). The students research labor market information, learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Students use self-knowledge to explore and set realistic goals. Districts have the flexibility of offering career exploration knowledge and skills in a variety of instructional arrangements.

Career Portals Assessment Questions

Career Portals Sample Assessment QuestionsThe following provides 100 sample assessment questions for Career Portals that focus on the career clusters Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services. 100 Sample Assessment Questions for...

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Career Portals Suggested Course Outline

The following lessons have been developed for Career Portals courses with a focus on Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism and Human Services. Lessons have been linked to titles unless otherwise noted. A link...

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Career Portals: Middle School : Lesson Plans for Classrooms

Introduction to Career Portals

Today we will be talking about all the topics we will be covering in this semester/year long course. The purpose of this lesson...

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It Takes Teamwork!

In today's job market, we are expected to be able to work together. Today, you will be working on a team and competing...

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Creating a Personal Lifestyle

The future does not just happen to us. Every day, whether we realize it or not, we determine through our daily choices what tomorrow...

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Creating a Lifestyle Budget

No one ever says, “When I grow up I want to live pay check to pay check.” If given the choice no one would...

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It’s My Life

Do you know what you will be doing eight years from now? How many of you know what you will be doing eight hours...

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Where Do I Fit In?

Students will revisit the lifestyle timelines they created earlier in the semester, as well as the career they selected to support the type of...

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Suggested Career Cluster Activities: Organized by Career Pathways

This lesson consists of suggested career cluster activities organized by Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services Career Pathways. *Education and Training Career...

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Career Investigations

As children we all imagine our dream jobs, but no one dreams of the work to obtain them. Rarely do we think of...

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Sign Me Up!

How many of you belong to a school related curricular or extra-curricular club or organization? What types of activities do you participate in...

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The Adventure Starts Here! College and Career Readiness

Do you know what you want to do after high school? Do you know what preparation you will need to do in middle and...

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Let’s Look at Professional Associations

In this lesson you will learn the importance of joining a professional association. You will each create a brochure for a specific professional association...

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Can You Lend a Helping Hand?

This lesson will focus on service learning. Does anyone currently volunteer? What do you do? How does it help others? If you've...

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Success

The measure of success can be hard to determine because it is dependent on so many factors. Whether your definition is based on financial...

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Résumé Writing for Teens

In the previous lesson you learned how to accurately fill out an application. Do you know what a résumé is and how one is used?...

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Job Applications

Throughout this course we have looked extensively and potential careers that will allow you to achieve the lifestyle you desire, but does anyone know how...

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Dress for Success

If you had a job interview tomorrow, do you have clothes in your closet that would be considered appropriate? Which outfit would...

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The Job Interview

We have correctly filled out job applications, written personal résumé and explored how to dress appropriately for a job interview, but is that enough...

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Piggy Bank vs. Bank – Choosing and Maintaining Your Account

Do you have a pocket full of money and need a place to store your funds? You’re too old to carry a piggy...

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You Better Reconcile

In today’s economy it is imperative to know how to handle and manage your money. The process can be fun and exciting or frustrating...

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Give Me Some Credit

How many of you know someone that uses a credit card? While credit cards can be beneficial, they can also be dangerous if...

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Credit Scores and Your Financial Future

As we briefly discussed in the previous lesson, you must have a good credit history and good credit score in order to be approved...

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Identity Theft and Credit Safety

In previous lessons, we have discussed ways to manage a bank account, obtain credit and determine your credit score. While all of these...

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End of Course Project Options – Career Portals

Ladies and gentlemen, our Career Portals course is coming to an end. We have approximately ____ weeks until the end of the school year...

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