Monday, October 28, 2013

Career Clusters Woot!!!!

What is a "Career Cluster"?
Career Clusters provide students with a context for studying traditional academics and learning the skills specific to a career, and provide U.S. schools with a structure for organizing or restructuring curriculum offerings and focusing class make-up by a common theme such as interest. (from wikipedia...oops :-)
In other words - if you know what Career Cluster you may pursue, you can constantly be thinking about how what you learn in school relates to real life. You can also choose to take classes that will help you succeed.

You will work on this assignment this Wednesday and Thursday, next Tuesday and Wednesday and then present next Thursday. 

With a partner, you are going to focus on one career cluster. See assignments below:

Part 1: Focus on the career cluster as a whole: 

    •    The types of careers that are included in the cluster
    •    What these different careers have in common
    •    Where people in these occupations work
    •    How much income people in this cluster can earn
    •    What the labor market is like for people in these clusters (e.g. are there any “hot” areas with lots of jobs available?)
    •    Where to get more information (e.g. helpful websites, books, newspapers)

Part 2: Focus on specific careers. Choose 2 people may know less about. Include the following:

    •    The kind of work or tasks people in the career perform
    •    The tools, instruments, technology, or equipment they use
    •    Where they work
    •    How much income they earn and factors that affect their income
    •    The education and/or training needed to get into the career
    •    Where to get more information on the career (e.g. helpful websites)
    •    What real people in the career have to say about it (what they like or dislike about the career, what advice they have for people who want to get into the career, etc.)

You may use prezi, popplet, glogster, wideos, lino boards, etc (not PowerPoint or Google Pres). Consider having an interactive part.

Post the link to your presentation/final product on the Padlet below. Please put your first names and advisors name in the name section.

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