Professional and Industrial Organizations in the Human Services Career Cluster

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  • Lesson Identification and TEKS Addressed

    Cluster : Human Services

    Course : Practicum in Human Services

  • TEKS Student Expectations

    • (1) The student analyzes career paths within the human services industries. The student is expected to:
      • (E) analyze the effects of the human services industry on local, state, national and global economies
      • (F) analyze the role of professional organizations in human services professions
  • Basic Direct Teach Lesson

    Instructional Objectives

    Students will:

    • summarize the effects of the human services industry on global economies
    • identify professional organizations in the human services professions
  • Rationale

    Script:

    Professional and industrial organizations in Human Services Career Cluster offer many benefits as you build career experience. Many professional organizations have jobs posted and will also post your résumé. In addition, many offer scholarships, mentoring programs and opportunities that can propel your career. Professional organizations also offer opportunities for professional development and local, state and national meetings where you can meet other professionals. In preparation for careers in the field of Human Services, this lesson will provide an excellent opportunity to better understand the impact Human Services careers can have on the global economy.

  • Duration of Lesson

    Three 45 minute class periods

  • Word Wall

    Global: Involving the entire world

    Listserv: Used for software for managing e-mail transmissions to and from a list of subscribers

    Mentoring: The act of someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person

    Networking: The exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business

    Organization: A company, business or club, that is formed for a particular purpose

    Professional: Relating to a job that requires special education, training or skill

  • Materials/Specialized Equipment Needed

    Equipment:

    • computer with projector for PowerPoint™ presentation
    • computers with Internet access (Be sure to follow district guidelines for Internet access)

    Materials:

    Items individuals may use in the field of Human Services:

    • brochures or pamphlets from various professional organizations in human services
    • CTSO information/banners from:
      • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
      • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
      • Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
      • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
      • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
      • SkillsUSA
      • Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE)
      • Texas FHA Association (FHA)
    • publications from professional organizations
    • résumé

    Supplies:

    • construction paper
    • glue
    • magazines (to cut pictures out)
    • markers
    • scissors

    Other appropriate lessons

    Exploring Careers in Human Services
    Principles of Human Services
    http://cte.sfasu.edu/lesson-plans/exploring-careers-in-human-services-2

    Making a Difference: Personal Care Services
    Principles of Human Services
    http://cte.sfasu.edu/lesson-plans/making-a-difference-personal-care-services

    Researching Careers in the Human Services Industry
    Practicum in Human Services
    http://cte.sfasu.edu/lesson-plans/researching-careers-in-the-human-services-industry

    • copies of handouts (see All Lesson Attachments tab)
  • Anticipatory Set

    Prior to class:

    Display as many of the lesson-related supplies (see Materials or Specialized Equipment Needed) as you have available on a table in front of the room. Supplies can include:

    • brochures or pamphlets from various professional organizations in human services
    • CTSO information/banners from:
      • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
      • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
      • Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
      • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
      • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
      • SkillsUSA
      • Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE)
      • Texas FHA Association (FHA)
    • publications from professional organizations
    • résumé

    Look at the items on the table. How do the items relate to professional and industrial organizations in human services?

    Allow time for class discussion.

    Distribute the Anticipation Guide – Professional and Industrial Organizations in the Human Services Career Cluster (see All Lesson Attachments tab) handout prior to viewing the PowerPoint™. Prior to the start of this lesson, the students will read each statement and place a check mark by each statement they THINK is true. After they have answered each statement, students are to put the handout away for later use during Lesson Closure.

  • Direct Instruction with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Note to teacher: Prior to beginning this lesson, review, preview and select the appropriate multimedia for your classes.

    Introduce objectives, terms and definitions.

    Distribute the handout Note-taking Professional and Industrial Organizations in the Human Services Career Cluster (see All Lesson Attachments tab). Teacher will determine the notes to be recorded by students. Inform students that they will be expected to take notes and participate in discussions while viewing the slide presentation.

    Introduce and discuss the PowerPoint™ Professional and Industrial Organizations in the Human Services Career Cluster (see All Lesson Attachments tab). Allow time for questions, answers and classroom discussion.

    Use appropriate notes from Presentation Notes for Professional and Industrial Organizations in the Human Services Career Cluster (see All Lesson Attachments tab) for discussion.

    Using the Note-taking Professional and Industrial Organizations in the Human Services Career Cluster (see All Lesson Attachments tab) handout, students will have an opportunity to reflect upon, review and respond to the information pertaining to the PowerPoint™. They will write a summary of topics or statements which reflect the information from the lesson:

    • Discuss the topic
    • Write down your thoughts
    • Make a real-world connection to the lesson
    • How is this information help you in a career in Human Services?

    Allow for questions and answers to check for understanding.

    Videos included in slide presentation:

    • How to Make a Picture Door Organizer
      This organizer is a multi-purpose tool. The students can incorporate information, key terms, sequential events, graphics and concept ideas. It has a hidden element that will make a presentation pop!
      https://youtu.be/weY4PtrfM3o
    • Professional Networking: How To Add Value to Your Connections
      One-to-one networking only works when both parties benefit. Follow these tips to avoid common networking faux pas and give your contacts something they want from the relationship.
      https://youtu.be/6M7ahzk0dGU
    • Without Human Services
      The Human Services Council discusses the importance of human services in New York. Edited by Ambre Auzanneau of the Human Services Council.
      https://youtu.be/qmlWffSoIgg

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • checking for understanding
    • encouraging participation

  • Guided Practice with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Distribute handout Human Services Career Cluster: Impact on our Economy (see All Lesson Attachments tab). Individually, students are to research four careers the Human Services Career Cluster. They are to describe how the career impacts and benefits the local, state, national and/or global economies. Instruct the students to write a summary sentence on the back of the page.

    Allow time for the completion of the activity and for a class discussion.

    Completion of the handout can be assessed as a daily grade.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • pair up students with partners who can assist them with verbal and written responses to the lesson
    • shortened, simplified instructions
    • extra time for assignments

  • Independent Practice/Laboratory Experience with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Prior to class:

    Become familiar with how to construct the picture door organizer.

    How to Make a Picture Door Organizer
    This organizer is a multi-purpose tool. The students can incorporate information, key terms, sequential events, graphics and concept ideas. It has a hidden element that will make a presentation pop!
    http://youtu.be/weY4PtrfM3o

    Read the following scenario:

    You are employed in the Human Services industry and are interested in furthering your career by joining a professional association. Getting an insight into how the industry works and how to navigate it, as well as obtaining a professional endorsement would be added benefits to joining a professional association. What are some additional benefits to joining a professional organization?

    Distribute the Professional and Industrial Organizations in the Human Services Career Cluster Project (see All Lesson Attachments tab) handout. Individually, students will choose a Human Services Career Pathway that will be the focus of their project and find a professional organization associated with the career pathway. They will place their information on a picture door organizer. Each student will need:

    • glue stick
    • picture from a magazine which relates to the subject area
    • scissors
    • two pieces of construction paper (different colors)

    Each picture door organizer should include the following information:

    • Name of professional organization, address, website/additional social media tools
    • Organization’s mission statement
    • Membership benefits
    • Membership rates
    • National conferences
    • Services
    • Possible awards, scholarships and grants offered
    • Additional information

    Information is required to be retrieved from reliable sources.

    Project will be presented during Lesson Closure.

    Distribute and review Rubric for Professional and Industrial Organizations in the Human Services Career Cluster Project (see All Lesson Attachments tab) so that students may understand what is expected.

    Teacher note: Please provide the students with the following information to review how to construct the picture door organizer.
    Picture Door Organizer
    http://youtu.be/weY4PtrfM3o

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • checking for understanding
    • providing extra time for oral response
    • providing frequent feedback
    • providing peer tutoring
    • reducing length of assignment

  • Lesson Closure

    Review terms, definitions and lesson objectives.

    Students will present their projects. Allow time for questions and discussion.

    Re-distribute the graphic organizer Anticipation Guide – Professional and Industrial Organizations in the Human Services Career Cluster (see All Lesson Attachments tab) used in the Anticipatory Set and allow students to revisit each statement. At the conclusion of the lesson, students will reread each statement and place a check mark by each statement they KNOW is true. They will provide information that PROVES other statements are not true. (Key) Anticipation Guide – Professional and Industrial Organizations in the Human Services Career Cluster (see All Lesson Attachments tab) has been provided for your use. As class, compare the two sets of answers.

    Allow for questions and class discussion. Check for understanding.

  • Summative/End of Lesson Assessment with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Student projects will be presented to the class and assessed with Rubric for Professional and Industrial Organizations in Human Services Career Cluster Project.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • grading according to work done
    • shortened, simplified instructions

  • References/Resources

    Images:

    • Career Clusters®: The Career Clusters logo and its extensions are the property of the National Career Technical Education Foundation, as managed by NASDCTEc.
    • Photos obtained through a license with Shutterstock.com™.

    Websites:

    • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
      To provide leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.
      http://www.aafcs.org
    • Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
      ACTE is the largest national association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares students for careers. The association promotes career-focused education through publications, teacher resources, professional development activities, and public policy initiatives.
      http://www.acteonline.org

    YouTube™:

    • How to Make a Picture Door Organizer
      This organizer is a multi-purpose tool. The students can incorporate information, key terms, sequential events, graphics and concept ideas. It has a hidden element that will make a presentation pop!
      https://youtu.be/weY4PtrfM3o
    • Professional Networking: How To Add Value to Your Connections
      One-to-one networking only works when both parties benefit. Follow these tips to avoid common networking faux pas and give your contacts something they want from the relationship.
      https://youtu.be/6M7ahzk0dGU
    • Without Human Services
      The Human Services Council discusses the importance of human services in New York. Edited by Ambre Auzanneau of the Human Services Council.
      https://youtu.be/qmlWffSoIgg
  • Additional Required Components

    English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) Strategies

    • word wall
    • draw visual representation of terms on word wall
    • add terms and definitions to personal dictionary
    • check for understanding
    • have students repeat instructions
  • College and Career Readiness Connection

    AchieveTexas Career Cluster Crosswalks

    The Career Cluster Crosswalks housed on the AchieveTexas website http://www.achievetexas.org/index.html provide Texas teachers with a direct connection between their CTE course TEKS and the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Cross-Disciplinary integration are the focus of the CCRS. These college and career readiness standards are essential in the planning and delivery of CTE lessons. The extent to which the integration occurs is determined by the methods and strategies utilized by each teacher.

    Career Cluster Crosswalks for Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism and Human Services Career Clusters can be found at:
    http://www.achievetexas.org/Career%20Cluster%20Crosswalks.htm

  • Other Essential Lesson Components

    Enrichment activity

    • Research local career services, either on campus, through job sources, or local companies to establish a list of mentors for students to practice interviewing skills. Bring some of the professionals to class to discuss hiring practices, interview skills and top skills.
    • Conducting company research will help find a good match for employment. Students can research ten companies (or more) in their area of interest and gather data to put in a table including columns titled: Company name and contact information, structure of the organization, products or services available, job opportunities and job requirements. This list can be used to send résumés for job openings or internships.

    Human Services – Practicum in Human Services Writing Prompts

    • (1) The student analyzes career paths within the human services industries. The student is expected to:
      • (E) analyze the effects of the human services industry on local, state, national and global economies

    Think about the effects of the human services industry on local, state, national, and global economies. Write an essay in which you state your position on the effects the human services industry has on the various levels of economies. (10th and 11th grade persuasive)

    • (1) The student analyzes career paths within the human services industries. The student is expected to:
      • (F) analyze the role of professional organizations in human services professions

    Think about the role of professional organizations in human services professions. Write an essay explain this role. (9th and 10th grade expository writing)

    TED Talks:

    TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

    The video below is related to this lesson. Allow students to view the video, and lead a discussion concerning the TED Talk.

    Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust
    There’s been an explosion of collaborative consumption — web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Rachel Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls “reputation capital.”
    https://www.ted.com/talks/rachel_botsman_the_currency_of_the_new_economy_is_trust

  • Family/Community Connection

    • Invite professionals from the community to discuss the effect of human services industry on local, state, national and global economies.
    • Invite a director of human services to discuss the importance of joining a professional or industrial organization.
  • CTSO connection

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

    http://texasfccla.org

    STAR Events:

    • Chapter Service Project (Display and Manual): A team event – recognizes chapters that develop and implement an in-depth service project that makes a worthwhile contribution to families, schools and communities. Students must use Family and Consumer Sciences content and skills to address and take action on a community need.
    • Entrepreneurship: An individual or team event – recognizes participants who develop a plan for a small business using Family and Consumer Sciences skills and sound business practices. The business must relate to an area of Family and Consumer Sciences education or related occupations.
  • Service Learning Projects

    Successful service learning project ideas originate from student concerns and needs. Allow students to brainstorm about service projects pertaining to the lesson. For additional information on service learning see:
    http://www.nylc.org

    Share your finished picture door organizer on professional and industrial organizations at a local career/job fair.

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