During the course, we will watch some videos from the One Week Job Project. The above video is an overview of the project. We will watch this video which introduces Sean Aiken and describes his experience. The more you know about yourself, the better you are able to make wise career choices. We will use this page about getting to know yourself as a guide to our own self-discovery. The sections below will guide you through self-exploration.
As we talk about careers, be open to thinking about new opportunities or options.
What are values? Why are they important. We will check out this video about developing personal values or core values during class.
We'll use this image to talk about the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic values and some examples.
We'll check out some different types of values with this link.
What things do you value?
Before we dive into interests, we may watch this video (stop at 1:00) about why it's important to know yourself.
Your interests are the things you enjoy doing with your free time or your passions, like running for example. You will be happier with a career that is aligned with the things you enjoy doing.
We will complete the Interests Exercise from this link (Create an account to save results). You will need to create an account to save the assessment. After you have finished the exercise, share your results with the class using this collaborative page (Padlet help). First, add your top interests and a reflection (thoughts, feelings, agree, disagree, etc.) to the page. Next, find someone that has similar interests to you. Finally, work with the person (or people) to explore a career that would match those interests. Add what you found to the collaborative page. Be ready to share.
We will use the O*NET Interest Profiler to learn more about your interests and potential careers. Follow the directions on this document to complete the assessment.
The Challenge - Interest DIY Thinglink 14 pts
Use this document to create an interactive image about your interests.
Add your DIY Thinglink to this collaborative page as a shareable link and comment on at least one other person's project (constructive feedback). Send me your DIY Thinglink on Google Classroom.
Who Are You?
Hopefully, you have a better understanding of yourself after completing these self-assessments. Now it's time to combine everything together.
We'll look at this page on infographics and C.R.A.P. design together in class.
The Challenge - Who Are You Word Art & Poster/Infographic 40 pts
Values - Work Values Matcher
Part one (10 pts) is to create a word cloud using Word It Out or word art using WordArt. Include results from your values, interests, skills & abilities, and personality to create your word creation. Shoot to have at least five to six words per category. Send me your word creation on Google Classroom and print. Label your printed word cloud with a career option you researched that best matches the entire word creation. We will tape and combine all the word clouds together.
Complete part one first, then we'll look at part two.
Part two (30 pts) is to create a poster or infographic (using the tools from the link above or Google Drawing too) that gives a detailed description of yourself. It will include results from your values, interests, skills & abilities, and personality assessments. It should also include reflection on what you've learned and who you are and best career options. Add your finished poster/infographic to this collaborative page and send it to me on Google Classroom. Use this rubric to self-assess your project. Send your completed rubric with your project.