Dow English

Take an interest in the future. You will spend the rest of your life there.

21st Century Workplace

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Week 1: 9/10/19


  • Introduction

  • Expectations

  • Sign up for Google Applied Digital Literacy [instructions above]

  • [Create a Google account if necessary]

Watch the following short videos in this order, then respond to the following prompt on Google Docs and share to mssmdow@gmail.com.


  • Discuss your impressions in class.

  • Watch the following short videos in this order, then respond to the following prompt on Google Docs and share to mssmdow@gmail.com.


  • Discuss your impressions in class.


Weeks 9/17/19 - 9/24/19

  • career vs. job discussion
  • Open a Google Docs file and name it "Your Last Name-Personal Skills."  Record  2-3 careers you currently might be interested in pursuing in the future. Based on what you saw in the videos last week, write down how the increase in technology might affect your pursuit in each of these fields.

  • THE SKILLS ALL EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR:
    • Problem Solving
    • Communications
    • Teamwork

  • Fill in Skills Worksheet
  • Skills identification
  • Identify: Things I'm Good At
  • Consider: Things I've Done
  • Prioritizing Job Values

Myers-Briggs Assessment

Researching careers:

Assignment: Research 3 careers of interest; make a plan


Open a Google Doc
Name it: Your Name-Careers Research


With your partner, research the job market. Go to Career One Stop's projection page and explore the following:
Fastest Growing Careers
Careers with the Most Openings
Careers with the Largest Employment
Careers with Declining Employment.

Individually, on your Google Doc, write a few sentences about how what you discovered might affect your t houghts on a career.

NEXT:

Create a table with 4 columns and 6 rows on your Google Doc
Label the first column "Info"
For each of the next rows in the first column label them in this order:

  1. description
  2. necessary requirements
  3. salary range
  4. job growth
  5. best state(s)

Use Career One Stop to fill in your chart. Go to Career One Stop. Click on "Explore Careers".  Using the Occupation Profile, look for three careers (can be closely related) you might be interested in pursuing and add them to the second, third, and fourth column heading.
  1. Description: a complete description of the specific career
  2. Necessary requirements: education, experience, certification
  3. Salary range: find a state you would like to live in. Record the low--high salary for that career.
  4. Job growth: what is the expected job growth for this career. Record like this: +17% or -22%
  5. Best state(s): Which are the best states in which you would best be able to pursue your career goals.

2. After you record the above information, write a response in which you discuss if you still want to pursue each of these careers.  If "yes," explain why; if "no," explain why not. Include information you have discovered as well as your responses on the worksheets you did in class and what you learned about jobs in the videos you have viewed.

Share your Careers Research doc with me: mssmdow@gmail.com


October 1, 8, 15


Google Applied Digital Literacy Sign Up

Go to Google Applied Digital Skills
Click "Sign in" in the top right
Sign in with your Google account**
Click "I am a student"
Click "Join a class" and enter class code gp8ps5

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Google Applied Digital Assignment #1: Use Google to Get a New Job



Alternative for Lesson 4 for College option

Lesson 1: Research and Organize Information about Colleges in Google Sheets
  1. Introduction to Organize College Information in Google Sheets
  2. Build Your Spreadsheet
  3. Research Your Colleges
  4. Organize College Information in Google Sheets Wrap-Up
  5. Activity Reflection
  6. Organize College Information in Google Sheets: Extensions


Example of Google Slides Job Presentation




10/22

Army Recruiter - Army SSG Michael Gutierrez to present


Class discussion


Go to: 11 Reasons to Consider the Army

Army Careers


Assignment:  written reflection: Explain which career in the Army best suits your interests. 












week 2 online (TH) Sept. 20

Go to Google Applied Digital

Go to Effective Communications

Go to LESSON 4 Communicate Ideas in a Proposal and complete

week 3 in class (T) Sept. 25

Go to Google Applied Digital

Go to Effective Communications

Go to Present Job Information in Slides and complete




Week 4 In Class: Solving Problems at Work (T) Sept. 25
Activities:
  • Stranded
  • Lost at Sea
  • 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 Google Docs.







Prioritizing Job Values



Week 5 Online (TH) Oct. 4

Open a Google Doc
Name it: Your Name-Careers Research


With your partner, research the job market. Go to Career One Stop's projection page and explore the following:
Fastest Growing Careers
Careers with the Most Openings
Careers with the Largest Employment
Careers with Declining Employment.

Individually, on your Google Doc, write a few sentences about how what you discovered might affect your thoughts on a career.

NEXT:

Create a table with 4 columns and 6 rows on your Google Doc
Label the first column "Info"
For each of the next rows in the first column label them in this order:

  1. description
  2. necessary requirements
  3. salary range
  4. job growth
  5. best state(s)

Use Career One Stop to fill in your chart. Go to Career One Stop. Click on "Explore Careers".  Using the Occupation Profile, look for three careers (can be closely related) you might be interested in pursuing and add them to the second, third, and fourth column heading.
  1. Description: a complete description of the specific career
  2. Necessary requirements: education, experience, certification
  3. Salary range: find a state you would like to live in. Record the low--high salary for that career.
  4. Job growth: what is the expected job growth for this career. Record like this: +17% or -22%
  5. Best state(s): Which are the best states in which you would best be able to pursue your career goals.

2. After you record the above information, write a response in which you discuss if you still want to pursue each of these careers.  If "yes," explain why; if "no," explain why not. Include information you have discovered as well as your responses on the worksheets you did in class and what you learned about jobs in the videos you have viewed.

Share your Careers Research doc with me: mssmdow@gmail.com








Online (TH) Oct. 11

Week 1 (T) Nov. 1

Managing a Project with Digital Tools 

Introduction


Sign in to Google Applied Digital


Lesson 2: Create a Project Charter

  • Create a new document in Google Docs
  • Add a page to a document
  • Change text attributes (alignment, font style, section headings, colors, numbered and bulleted lists)
  • Insert and edit a table in a document
  • View revision history
  • Collaborate, share, and ask for feedback in Google Docs
Lesson 3: Track a Project Using a Spreadsheet
  • Introduction
  • Create a new spreadsheet in Google Sheets
  • Add, delete, freeze, and adjust width of rows and columns
  • Format cells (text color, fill, borders, text wrapping)
  • Use data validation to create a dropdown menu in a cell
  • Format numbers in cells (date, currency, etc.)
  • Insert links in a spreadsheet
  • Use conditional formatting to change cell color
  • Collaborate and share in Google Sheets

OCT. 16-18 week:

Week 7 In class: Finding a Job Oct. 2

Go to Google Applied Digital

Go to Use Google to Get a New Job

Go to: Create a Job Guide and complete. [Includes the following videos:

Video 1: Create a Job GuideVideo 2: Create a Title Slide

Video 3: Create a New Slide: Searching for a Job in Your AreaVideo 4: Add More Slides: Job GoalsVideo 5: Share Your Guide with a PartnerVideo 6: Create a Job Guide - Wrap Up ]




T/TH): Oct. 23-25


Resumes


Work Essentials Unit 1: Finding A Job 

Networking 
Finding Jobs Online 
Job Applications 
Resumes 
Communicating with Employers 
Quiz 


How to Write a Resume

Mistakes to Avoid on your resume


Go to Google Applied Digital

Go to Use Google to Get a New Job

go to Search for Jobs and complete

Resume


Watch this interview:
Write a reflection about at least three points Anthony Carnevale makes. Also, which point that he makes would have the greatest effect on your career choice? What is the point? Why might it affect your career in the future?
           Share your reflection with me on Google Docs.








Go to Google Applied Digital

Go to Use Google to Get a New Job

Go to: Craft your Resume


Week 8 Online(TH): Writing a Resume Oct. 11
Finalize your resume and gear it toward your career objectives. 
Share your resume with me as an email attachment.



FOR THURSDAYS 11/1 AND 11/8

Work Essentials Unit 2: Making A Good Impression 

Enthusiasm and Attitude 
How to Interview 
A Positive Attitude 
Quiz 


Watch/read these short materials and take notes about the five points you thought were most important.  Be prepared to discuss these in class.

Go to Google Applied Digital
Go to Using Google to Get a New Job
Go to Practice Interview Techniques

Tuesday, 11/13
WIOA presentation

For Thursday 11/15
  • Research programs online presented in class and identified by your own research
  • Make a list of programs pertinent to your career goals

Tuesday, 11/20
National Guard Presentation

THURSDAY 11/22: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Be prepared to be interviewed during  our next class.
Look at this Checklist.
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 10 in class (T) Oct. 23
Interviews


EXTRA SKILLS THAT WILL IMPRESS EMPLOYERS:


  1. Planning an Event
  2. Planning and Budgeting
  3. Managing a Project with Digital Tools
  4. Research and Writing


Week 10/continued:


Go to Google Applied Digital

Go to Lesson Plan Guide: Plan an Event

Go to Select and Research an Event and complete

Go to Plan with a Spreadsheet and complete


Week 10 online (TH) Oct. 25

Go to Google Applied Digital

Go to Lesson Plan Guide: Plan an Event

Go to Communicate with Gmail and Calendar and complete

Go to Create a Logo and complete



NO SEATED CLASS ON TUESDAY, OCT. 30




Week 11 (T & TH) and Week 12 online (TH)

Go to Google Applied Digital

Go to Lesson Plan Guide: Plan an Event

Go to Create a Flyer to Advertise and complete


  • Creating a project charter
  • Track a project using a spreadsheet
  • Create a budget in a spreadsheet
  • Presenting a Progress Report


Work Essentials Unit 6: Professionalism 
Introduction to Professionalism 
Your Physical Appearance 
A Positive Work Ethic 
Quiz




Week 2 (TH) online Sept. 20
Sign into Google Applied Digital: Managing a Project with Digital Tools
Lesson 4: Create a Budget in a Spreadsheet
  • Format sheets and cells (bolding and italicizing, fill color, data validation, adding, deleting, copying, copy to, and renaming sheets)
  • Format numbers as currency and accounting
  • Use conditional formatting to make specific budget details stand out
  • Use and reuse formulas and functions to perform budget calculations (simple subtraction, =SUM, =SUMIF, =COUNTIF)
  • Understand absolute versus relative cell references
  • Use the help center in Google Sheets

Week 3: (T) Sept. 25
Lesson 5: Present a Progress Report

Week 3 (TH) Sept. 27
Research and Writing
log into Google Applied Digital: Research and Writing: Lesson 2: Plan Your Paper
  • Use several tools to brainstorm ideas for a paper (tables, diagrams, lists)
  • Create and name a document in Google Docs
  • Use tables, bullets, and other formatting to organize information
  • Work with text formatting (font, font size, highlight color)
  • Conduct an internet search and use Google Scholar to find print resources
  • Determine whether or not a source is trustworthy and appropriate for academic work
  • Insert clickable links in a document

Week 4 (T) Oct. 2

Lesson 3: Writing
  • Create and name a new document in Google Docs
  • Add headings and a table of contents to a document
  • Organize information in a document using bulleted lists
  • Highlight text in a document
  • Digitally share a document and manage share settings
  • Enter comments in a document
  • Use “suggesting” mode to make suggestions in a document
  • Cut, copy, and paste text in a document
  • Use the dictionary tool in Google Docs

Lesson 4: Publishing
  • Format a document (font style, font size, font color, margins)
  • Change spacing and alignment of text
  • Add a header and footer and page numbers to a document
  • Publish a document in various formats
  • Example Project: Publish Your Work
















Week 11: Ethics  (T)
Activities:
Praise, Criticism, or Feedback
Workplace Ethics

Week 11 Online (TH)


Week 12 (T) in class
Jobs Value Inventory
Work Values Clarification
Prioritizing Job Values
Job Values Inventory Summary

Week 12 (TH) online
Assignment:
Watch:
Jobs Video
Job Values

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 13 In-class (T): Applying for Jobs online


Week 13 Online (TH)
Watch the following short videos:
ASSIGNMENT: Be prepared to discuss in class; use this info for your portfolio

Week 14: in class
30-second introduction

Week 14: online: 30-second introduction


Week 15: in class (T) Your Presence online


Week 15 Online:
Assignment: Written Response: Did anything surprise you about these videos and the article? How might you alter your social media presence to protect your employment?

Week 16 in-class:
Seeking a career/purpose

Week 16 Online:
Assignment: Written Response:  Written response: Reflect on what an "authentic career" means to your.

Week 17: in-class

Week 17 online: You don't have to be perfect, only motivated
Watch These Ted Talks
Assignment: Written Response: How did viewing these help you consider how motivation can help you finding a career?





links for the project;

Interviewing 1:

You decide you’d like to get a part-time job to help save money for college. You’ve never had a job before. You look at the local job listings online and apply for an account manager position in sales. You receive a call from the human resources director, Sierra, for a personal interview. You know very little about this company and are really nervous about this interview. The HR director says that you will be interviewing with a panel including the sales manager, Benjamin, and the operations manager, Edward. What can you do to prepare for this interview?


Interviewing 2:

Describe 5 effective interview tips.


Interviewing 3:

Describe 5 things you should not do at an interview.


Interviewing 4:

List 5 questions you should be prepared to answer at all interviews.


Interviewing 5:

Interviewing 6: write down the correct response:
Interviewing 7:
write down one response
record one response
Problem Solving 1:

You’re working on a project with a tight deadline but you find that you’re unable to complete your section because your coworkers and your supervisor are unavailable to answer a few key questions. How do you deal with the situation?


Problem Solving 2:

You’ve been assigned a major project and are halfway through when you realize that you’ve made a mistake that requires you to go back to the beginning to fix it, which will cause you to miss the deadline. What would you say to your supervisor?


Problem Solving 3:

Enrique and Anna are both sales employees at the same company. However, Anna has gone on a vacation and Enrique has volunteered to take over her business calls while she is away. On the first day of her trip, one of Anna’s customers stops in the office and asks a secretary for a price on a new product. However, the secretary notes just the customer’s first name, “Bob.” With thousands of customers, what can Enrique do to find out who the customer was and get him what he needs?


Problem Solving 4:

You do not feel that project work is being distributed in a fair way by your supervisor to members of your team. How do you decide to proceed with this issue?


Teamwork 1:

You’re a team leader. What would you do if the work of one of your subordinate team members was not up to expectations?


Teamwork 2:

How would you handle a customer who isn’t happy with your service even though you’ve done nothing wrong and they’re actually the ones who have made the mistake?


Career:

What are your short-term and long-term career goals. List 3 post-secondary schools/degrees/internship or apprenticeship/work experience you could or will pursue to reach your goals. For each, identify the college/degree program/business.


Create a Linkedin account: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zUm6fgwb73vBMAFavxv84Z1TAUFb_wUE4m-TjnE4Wxk/edit


Send resume

send cover letters