In-class: Tuesdays (T); Online: Thursdays (TH)
Week 1 In Class (T)
Work Essentials login information
Forces shaping the workplace
Trends and challenges
Career clusters and pathways
Building block model: putting all the pieces for
US Dept of Labor
Week 1 Online (TH)
Jobs and Machines
Assignment: Listen to the three following TedTalks. Take notes! Once you have viewed all three, write a two-paragraph (8 sentences per paragraph) response to the Ted Talks responding to this question: Based on what you have learned in these three TedTalks, how do you think will machines of the future affect jobs of the future? You must use two quotes from each TedTalk as evidence to support your opinion. Submit through Googledocs. Be sure to share with me!
Week 2: Labor Market Trends In Class (T)
With a partner,
Identify the following:
- What occupation had the highest hourly rate in CT? What was the rate? In what town or area of the state?
- What occupation had the largest number of people employed in 2000?
- What industries employ people in the occupation?
- What information surprised you and why.
On Your Own:
Identify a part of the state in which you'd like to work.
choose two occupations you would be interested in learning more about.
Use the Labor Market link to learn more about the occupation, pay in each part of the state.Record responses on Googledocs and share with me.
Week 2 Online (TH)
Watch the following short videos, then respond to the following on Googledocs. Remember to share!
1. What three things surprised you the most?
2. What did you already know?
3. How might what you learned through these videos alter your plans for your career? Explain.
Week 3 In class (T)
Evolving 21st Century Workplace and the American Workforce
After reading, respond to the following questions:
- What are three major trends influencing the future of work that are identified in the article?
- Why are low- and middle-skilled jobs shrinking?
- What policies need to change to respond to the needs of employers and employees?
Create a chart to identify the 16 nationally recognized career clusters and the 34 related career pathways. Use the following as resources:
Choose one of the areas that is of interest to you.
Go to the CT Department of Labor labor market information site and Career poster that corresponds with your area of interest: Labor Market
On Googledocs, write a reflection of your short and long term goals for advancing up the career ladder in your selected area. Include things such as: education, certificates, continuing education, necessity to move, any possible limitations, any thoughts about overcoming limitations, etc. BE SURE TO SHARE WITH ME WHEN YOU'RE DONE AT: email@example.com
Week 3 Online (TH)
Work Essentials Unit 1: Finding A Job
Finding Jobs Online
Communicating with Employers
Week 4 In Class (T) Identifying Skills
Skills Identification charts
Things I Am Good At
Week 4 Online (TH)
Watch this interview:
Write a 3-paragraph reflection about at least three points Anthony Carnevale makes.
Share your reflection with me on Googledocs.
Week 5 in Class (TH) Creating a Resume
Week 5 Online(TH) Job Interviews
Finish your resume and share with me through Googledocs.
Watch/read these short materials and take notes about the five points you thought were most important. Bring notes to class. Be prepared to discuss these in class.
Week 6 In Class (T): Job Interviews
Class discussion of homework
Job questions to prepare to answer
Questions to ask
Week 6 Online (TH)
Work Essentials Unit 2: Making A Good Impression
Enthusiasm and Attitude
How to Interview
A Positive Attitude
Be prepared to be interviewed during our next class.
Make sure you look at and prepare to answer these questions
most interviewers ask.
Make sure you ask questions
of the interviewer
Each of you will be interviewed in class for a grade.
Each of you will be expected to give helpful feedback.
You will be graded on the Interview Rubric.
Week 7 In class (T)
Job interviews and feedback
class discussion on effective interview techniques
Week 7 Online (TH)
Work Essentials Unit 3: Working With Others
Negotiates to Solve Conflicts
Creates Positive Customer Experience
Week 8 In Class (T)
The following are four groups of skills identified as being the most important in the 21st century workplace.
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Creativity and imagination
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Global and cultural awareness
- Information literacy
- Civic literacy and citizenship
- Oral and written communication skills
- Social responsibility and ethics
- Technology literacy
For each skill, do the following:
- Define it
- Give an example of it in practice in the workplace
- Explain why you think this skill is considered important for the 21st century workplace.
Submit your responses on Googledocs. Remember to share with me!
There is No "I" in Team Activity
Elements of Teamwork -- An Inventory of Skills
Week 8 Online (TH)
Work Essentials Unit 4: Communication
Introduction to Communication
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Responding to Criticism
Week 9: Problem Solving In Class (T)
Problem Solving and Communications
- How to Make Toast PI, PII, and PIII
Watch: Making Toast and write a response that compares what you learned in the video with what you discovered in the Making Toast exercise in class. Share with me on Googledocs.
Work Essentials Unit 5: Solving Problems At Work
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Finding the Root Cause of the Problem
Week 10 In Class: Solving Problems at Work (T)
Problem Solving Model
Problem Solving on a Team
Lost at Sea
Week 10 Online:
Soft Skill #1: Communication and Soft Skill #6: Professionalism
Work Essentials Unit 6: Professionalism
Introduction to Professionalism
Your Physical Appearance
A Positive Work Ethic
Week 11: Ethics (T)
Praise, Criticism, or Feedback
Write a 3- paragraph reflection about how you consider your own idea of work and a job. Be sure to mention points in these videos. Submit on Googledocs. Be prepared to discuss your thoughts in class
Week 12: Job Values In Class (T)
Jobs Value Inventory
Work Values Clarification
Prioritizing Job Values
Job Values Inventory Summary
Week 12 Online (TH)
Watch the following short videos:
Week 13: Applying for jobs online In Class (T)