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1 Career Prep: An Introduction Created by: The University of North Texas in partnership with the Texas Education Agency

2 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.2 In reviewing the content of this professional development module it may be helpful for you to use the following tools to take notes, summarize key points and identify ideas to implement in your classroom: Cornell Notes ExampleCornell Notes Example Sample Cornell Notes Sheet that demonstrates how to take notes, summarize key points, and identify specific ideas for implementation. Cornell Notes Example Cornell Notes FormCornell Notes Form Blank Cornell Notes Sheet for use in taking notes, summarizing key points, and identifying specific ideas for implementation. Cornell Notes Form Mind Map ExampleMind Map Example Example of how to use a mind map to take notes, summarize key points, and identify specific ideas for implementation. Mind Map Example Mind Map Blank FormMind Map Blank Form Blank Mind Map for use in taking notes, summarizing key points, and identifying specific ideas for implementation. Mind Map Blank Form Action PlanAction Plan Form to use in taking ideas for implementation from the professional development module (from Cornell Notes Sheet and/or Mind Map ) and planning to implement them in your classroom. Action Plan

3 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.3 Objectives Provide an overview of Career Prep Describe benefits of Career Prep Identify types of Career Prep

4 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.4 What is Career Prep? Student Work School Career Prep

5 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.5 Career Prep Local schools and the businesses in communities are the heart of Career Prep. Schools provide classroom instruction and program coordination, while businesses provide the job site and employees for the students to interact with.

6 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.6 Career Prep Extends the walls of the classroom to include the community Provides meaning for students by narrowing the gap between theory and practice Allows for career awareness and exploration activities that are coordinated with school-based learning activities

7 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.7 Successful Career Prep –Explicit learning outcomes –Formal assessment processes –Identification and delivery of standards –Application of appropriate quality assurance and enhancement processes –Recognition through the awarding of credit or certification

8 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.8 Benefits for Students Explore career options Make better decisions and plans Apply classroom learning Understand workplace expectations Exposure to adult role models Improve scholastic student motivation Improve post-secondary prospects Exposure to state-of-the-art practices and technology

9 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.9 Benefits for Schools Expands curriculum utilizing community resources Enhances ability to meet the needs of diverse student populations Provides opportunity for individualized and hands-on instruction Promotes faculty interaction with community Contributes to reducing dropout rate Makes education more relevant and valuable for students Enhances learning and validates teaching

10 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.10 Benefits for Employers Provides an avenue of training and recruitment into businesses that can help to meet workforce needs. Provides a means for businesses to become actively involved in the schools in their community. Demonstrates to students the employment opportunities available. Allows employers to identify students to recruit.

11 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.11 Challenges to Career Prep Time and Resources

12 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.12 Legal Issues and Career Prep Safety concerns Wage and hour/child labor law concerns Insurance/liability concerns Students should not be placed in sites that have not been approved by the school district and the Career Prep Coordinator.

13 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.13 Key Partners in Career Prep Studentthe high school student who is participating in the program Teacher/Coordinatorthe school staff member who is responsible for carrying out the program Employer – the business that will support the work based learning experience

14 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.14 Career Prep Coordinator Recruits providers Places students Monitors placements Coordinates all components of the program

15 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.15 Employer Employers work closely with Career Prep coordinators to identify and support training sponsors within their facility who will supervise the Career Prep experience for students placed there. Employers are also responsible for compliance with federal and state laws applicable to their business, including wage- and-hour, child labor, and safety requirements identified by OSHA.

16 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.16 Student Meets performance and attendance standards set by the school and workplace. Obtains and complete required forms. Dresses appropriately for the work site, including all appropriate safety clothing and equipment. Notifies the employer of absences in advance. Follows safety procedures. Shows honesty, punctuality, a cooperative attitude, proper grooming, and a willingness to learn.

17 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.17 Types of Career Prep Unpaid Work Experiences Paid Work Experiences Student Internships Service Learning Apprenticeship School Based Enterprises Field Studies Guest Speakers Job Shadows

18 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.18 Unpaid Work Experiences Unpaid work experiences are different from other structured experiences in that some require on- site supervision by a certified teacher or faculty member. Experiences usually take place in settings where students have opportunities to practice the skills they have learned in the classroom. A structured practical application of previously studied theory.

19 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.19 Paid Work Experiences Integrate classroom learning with productive structured work experience that should be directly related to the goals and objectives of the students Texas Achievement Plan (TAP). These experiences lead to the development of higher level skills. High school students have the opportunity to apply their formal classroom learning to actual career situations. Students receive training in technical and career skills while earning high school credit.

20 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.20 Student Internships Experiences where students work for an employer for a specified period of time to learn about a particular industry or occupation. Extend formal classroom learning into the community.

21 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.21 Service Learning Combines community service with classroom instruction. Focuses on critical thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility.

22 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.22 Apprenticeship Apprenticeship programs combine academic and technical classroom instruction with workplace learning. Long-term arrangements that typically span a school year and are offered primarily to juniors and seniors in high school and adult learners in postsecondary institutions. Follow an approved curriculum that facilitates the mastery of competencies identified by industry and education (Gray and Albrecht 1999).

23 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.23 School-based Enterprises School-based enterprises allow students to put into practice what they learn in the classroom by running an actual small businesses. The money generated from the business can be used to fund student organizations, materials, equipment, facilities, improvement, and other items necessary to maintain or improve the program or school. While participating in these activities, students learn overall business operations such as managing costs, ordering supplies, working under pressure, conserving supplies, and maintaining facilities.

24 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.24 Field Studies Planned small or large group activities that provide opportunities for students to observe skills and jobs in a variety of settings at an actual workplace. An awareness and exploratory strategy used with younger students, but can be effective at all ages.

25 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.25 Guest Speakers Guest speakers provide an opportunity for a classroom of students to hear about a particular occupation. Guest speakers should provide well-planned reinforcement activities that support the curriculum and help students apply learning to concepts currently being taught. Guest speakers can be used throughout the career development process from awareness to preparation.

26 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.26 Job Shadowing Provide a structured career activity in which students play an active role in learning. The student observes an employee at the work site to gain valuable career information. During the job shadow experience, students will: –Observe a range of activities performed on the job –Receive information about possible future career interests –Gain insight into the academic, technical, and personal skills needed for a particular occupation –Understand connections between education and careers

27 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.27 Career Prep and Health Science Introduction to Health Science Technology and Health Science Technology I are considered comprehensive courses because the student experiences a broad exposure to health careers and learns the basic skills of a multi-skilled health care worker. Career shadowing, field trips, and guest speakers should be important components of this classroom instructional arrangement. Students should master the essential knowledge and skills of these foundation courses before the student is enrolled in any career prep instructional class. Health Science Technology II and Health Science Technology III may be taught by several instructional arrangements, such as laboratory, unpaid work-based learning, paid work-based learning, or apprenticeship. Each instructional arrangement is composed of classroom instruction using the TEKS as the curriculum framework and a paid or unpaid work-based learning component.

28 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.28 Summary Through Career Prep students have the opportunity to obtain academic and occupational skills in a structured environment that supports standards taught in the classroom.

29 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.29 The place to start looking for the job you will love, though, is within yourself. Its in there; you just have to find it. McDonald and Hutcheson: Dont Waste Your Talent

30 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.30 Quick Check for Comprehension 1.This type of work based learning combines community service with classroom instruction a.InternshipInternship b.Service LearningService Learning c.Student InternshipStudent Internship d.Field StudyField Study

31 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.31 Sorry, the correct answer is: b. Service Learning You can access more information on Slide 21 of this presentation. Slide 21 View next question

32 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.32 CORRECT View next question

33 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.33 Quick Check for Comprehension 2.The follow are benefits of work based learning for students a.Allow students to explore career optionsAllow students to explore career options b.Exposes students to adult role modelsExposes students to adult role models c.Allows student to understand workplace expectationsAllows student to understand workplace expectations d.All of the aboveAll of the above e.None of the aboveNone of the above

34 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.34 Sorry, the correct answer is: d. All of the above You can access more information on Slide 8 of this presentation. Slide 8 View next question

35 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.35 CORRECT View next question

36 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.36 Quick Check for Comprehension 3. Career prep experiences connect knowledge and skills obtained in the classroom to those needed outside the classroom. a. TrueTrue b. FalseFalse

37 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.37 Sorry, the correct answer is: a. True You can access more information on Slide 3 of this presentation. Slide 3 End of module

38 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.38 CORRECT

39 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.39 References r.pdfhttp://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/ate/tlc/wbltoolkit/TLC%20Navigato r.pdf Useful Resources


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