Friday, January 15, 2016

What should I consider when I begin planning my college and career future? Week 22: 19-21 January

Happy Week 22 of Advisory!
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Homework: Talk about careers with your parents.
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Big Idea: Systems have related parts
Essential Question: What should I consider when I begin planning my college and career future?
Objectives: I can...
...describe options if I have multiple interests.
...justify the importance of committing to a goal.
...begin graduation planning.
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Tuesday, 19 January

1) Warm Up: In my life time, I think I will...
  • Read the quote here: 
“Most people can no longer expect to spend all of their working lives in the same setting and to have a predicted sequences of positions” (Excerpt from Flum and Kaplan. 2016. Exploratory Orientation as an Educational Goal, pg 101).
  • With this in mind, create a stick figure drawing with labels, showing some of the different positions and roles you may have throughout your life. See my example on the board.
2) What if I want to do ALL THE THINGS?
  1. Watch the TED Talk below. (You can follow along with the transcript here.)
  2. As you watch:
    1. Define multipotentialite.
    2. Describe or sketch a multipotentialite.
    3. Respond and justify: Do you think you are a multipotentialite? Why or why not?
3) Wrap Up and Debrief:
  1. Finish your video notes and compare with a neighbor.
  2. Raise your hand if you think you are a multipotentialite.
  3. Predict: Why do you think we make you have a career cluster/career plan with this in mind?

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Wednesday, 20 January

1) Warm Up Discussion: Based on yesterday's TED Talk, explain why and how we make graduation plans knowing that high schoolers are at an age when it is ideal to have "an eclectic mix of skills and interests" (Wapnick).

2) Explore-Commit-Explore

  1. Tell a neighbor about something that you have done really well at. How did you do so well?
  2. Read the quote here: “Young people, who carefully explore their future aspirations and commit themselves to their decisions, show long term interests in their chosen subject, even in the case of a gender atypical major (e.g., women in mathematics” (Hidi qtd in Flum and Kaplan 104).
  3. Summarize: What does the quote say is powerful and important?
  4. Share out: So...why do we make graduation plans?
  5. Determine what you will commit to. Fill out your half sheet naming your commitment and what specifically that commitment will require you to do.
    1. Example: I am committed to exploring careers. I will ask three family friends about the best and worst parts of their careers. I will do this before March.
    2. Example: I am committed to being a nurse. I will take my introductory science classes (at least biology and chemistry) here at CCCC. I will do this in my junior and senior year.
    3. Non-Example: I'm going to be a doctor. I'll make all A's and graduate. 
  6. Post this on the banner on the back wall.
  7. Add your signature to show you are committed to what you chose!


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Thursday, 21 January

1) Positive Moments: Sketch or write your favorite moment from the semester so far. Post this on the wall. 


2) Graduation Planning Practice
  1. Look at the graduation plan template here and the AA track sheet here and AS track sheet here.
  2. Discuss: Why do I need both a graduation plan and a track sheet?
  3. Practice Advising a Student:
    1. Read the courses this student has taken and the information about this student.
    2. Decide: Should this student use the AA or AS sheet? Why?
    3. Work with the people at your table to:
      1. Fill in the basic information about this student.
      2. List the classes this student already took in middle school.
      3. List the courses you took last semester, and the classes you are in now.
      4. Identify and share: What changes will we have make to the standard sequence of classes students take because of what this student has already taken?
      5. Use the bolded courses on your track sheet to fill in more of the graduation plan.
      6. Knowing what the student is interested in, choose 3-4 general education requirements and 3 electives your student could take.
      7. Add these to the graduation plan.
  4. Debrief: What was easy about this process? Hard? What will you remember when you start creating YOUR graduation plans?
Student E
Career Cluster: Information Technology
Career: Software developer
Courses completed in middle school: Math 1, Eng 1, Math 2
Courses completed so far: World Hist, Reading, AVID 1, Math 3
Other interests: Music, debating, math, explaining things to other people
First and second choice colleges: UNC-C or NCSU

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