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Syllabus for "Career Prep"

This unit is the first in a series of six quests under the Career Prep umbrella that include
Job Search Skills, Resume Writin, !pplications, and Promotin "ourself# The $ame of
%ife &nit is intended to i'e (ou a solid introduction to )hat life )ill be like in makin
decisions, pa(in (our bills as )ell as pa(in for housin, clothin, food and more# *t is
an excitin time of self+exploration of )hat life looks like based on (our career choice#
Learning Outcomes
When (ou ha'e completed this &nit (ou )ill,
-# kno) ho) to make choices reardin bills, housin, clothin, food, and more
.# understand ho) decisions (ou make affect (our future, includin, cost of li'in,
budetin, )ants 's# needs, financial plannin, career oals, and the 'alue of hiher
education#
/# meet national technolo( standards for Critical Thinking, Problem
Solving, and Decision Making
Course Requirements
*n order to take this course, (ou must,
0 1a'e access to a computer#
0 1a'e continuous broadband *nternet access#
0 1a'e the abilit( to install plu+ins or soft)are 2e## !dobe Reader or 3lash4#
0 1a'e the abilit( to do)nload and sa'e files and documents to a computer#
0 1a'e the abilit( to open 5icrosoft files and documents 2e## doc#, ppt, xls, etc#4#
0 6e competent in the 7nlish lanuae#
Course Information
Welcome to Career Prep# 6elo), please find some eneral information on the course
and its requirements#

Course Designer: Patricia Coon

Primary Resources: This course is comprised of a rane of different free, online
materials# 1o)e'er, the course makes primar( use of the follo)in materials,
Seaside 1ih School8s 1atchin "our Career Plan
5appin "our 3uture, *nc#8s http,99sho)methefuture#or9

Requirements for Completion:
This unit is the first in a series of six quests under the Career Prep umbrella that
include# The $ame of %ife &nit is intended to i'e (ou a solid introduction to )hat life
)ill be like in makin decisions, pa(in (our bills as )ell as pa(in for housin, clothin,
food and more# *t is an excitin time of self+exploration of )hat life looks like based on
(our career choice#
This unit is the first in a series of six tareted to prepare (ou for (our next :ob or career#
Subsequent courses )ill take (ou throuh the process of :ob search skills, resume )ritin,
applications, and promotin (ourself# *n order to complete this course, (ou )ill need to
follo) instructions for each unit# *t is our intention that as (ou proress throuh these
resources, (ou )ill ain insiht about (ourself, (our interests, and (our abilities as )ell
as ho) these factors match up )ith the current needs of emplo(ers# !t the conclusion of
the course, (ou )ill be asked to complete a final pro:ect#
;ote that not onl( )ill (ou recei'e an official rade on (our 3inal 7xam )orth <=> of
(our rade, but (ou )ill also recei'e a rade on (our dail( )ork submitted, )hich is
)orth -=> of (our rade# *t is recommended that (ou take notes on and )ork throuh all
materials throuhout the course in order to adequatel( prepare (ou for the final pro:ect#

*f (ou do not pass an( sections in the units or the final pro:ect, (ou ma( fix them and
resubmit them up until the end of the trimester#

Time Commitment: This course should take (ou a total of approximatel( 1 !ays to
complete# Please plan additional time for note takin and exploration of embedded links
of interest to (ou# 7ach unit includes a time ad'isor( that lists the approximate amount
of time (ou are expected to spend on each subunit# This should help (ou to determine
ho) to budet (our time to complete each of the six units#

Tips"Suggestions: Please 'ie) the 'ideos in the introduction of each unit to learn more
about the ma:or concepts of that unit# "ou ma( )ish to compile either an online or hard
cop( folder to contain the 'arious resources and assessment information (ou obtain )hile
proressin throuh the units# These documents )ill help (ou orani?e (our thouhts
and plan (our :ob search strate( in the manner that is most effecti'e for (ou#
Course O#er#ie$
While none of us know what our future holds, some of us take proactive steps to explore
possibilities and opportunities open to us. Congratulations! You are beginning an
exciting journey to turn daydreams into reality! n this unit you will explore what life
will be like in the future working in some career, making decisions, and paying bills.
!njoy your trip to the future!
%nit 1: &ame of Life
This unit should take (ou approximatel( - da( 2@A m#4 to complete#
&pon successful completion of the unit, the student )ill be able to,
o Screenshoot the career chosen in the 'er( beinnin of the ame#
o Screenshoot the checkbook balance at the 'er( end of the ame#
1'1 Intro!uction to &ame of Life
o (i!eo )*atc+ing ,our Career Plan-
%ink, Seaside 1ih School8s 1atchin "our Career Plan, on SchoolTube#
Seaside 1ih School# B1atchin "our Career Plan + 5P&SC#B SchoolTube# SchoolTube, .= !pr# .=--# Web# .D
Ect# .=-@# Fhttp,99)))#schooltube#com9'ideo9eA/@-ADA.ed@baeGA=b=91atchin>.A.="our>.A.=Career
>.A.=Plan>.A.=+>.A.=5P&SCH#
*nstructions, Please click on the link abo'e and 'ie) the entire 'ideo 2A,/A4 as an
introduction to the course#
1'. S+o$ /e t+e 0uture
o 1ssessment: Screens+ots of S+o$ /e t+e 0uture game
5appin "our 3uture, *nc#8s http,99sho)methefuture#or9
5appin "our 3uture, *nc# BWelcome to Sho) 5e the 3uture b( 5appin "our 3utureI#B Welcome to
Sho) 5e the 3uture b( 5appin "our 3utureI# 55*, - Cec# .=--# Web# .D Ect# .=-@#
Fhttp,99sho)methefuture#or9H#
*nstructions, Please click on the link abo'e pla( Sho) 5e the 3uture#
-# When (ou start out, (ou )ill need to click on 3lash + Small# Ether)ise
the ame ets too litch( and free?es up on the computer#
!fter the introduction, (ou )ill need to fill in the boxes )ith the follo)in information,
School, E)osso 5iddle School
%ast $rade Completed, 5iddle School9Junior 1ih
Jip Code, @GGDK
.# When (ou hit continue, it takes (ou to the screen that chooses (our identit(9career# "ou
ma( keep this or reenerate another# 1o)e'er, (ou /%ST screenshoot the career (ou
decide on and paste it to a document#
/# Pla( the entire ame out until (ou et to the end )here it )ill ask if (ou )ant to pla(
aain#
1ere (ou )ill click on (our checkbook, scroll do)n to the end of it, and take a
screenshot# Paste this to the same document (ou pasted (our career on# The oal is to
ha'e a positi'e balance in (our checkbook# *f (ou do not, (ou )ill be forced to o back
and make some chanes on (our decisions#
This resource should take (ou approximatel( .A minutes to complete#

LL3or those )ho do not kno) ho) to do a screenshot M 5ake sure that )hate'er (ou
)ant a picture of is totall( sho)n on the monitor8s screen# Press Prt Scrn on (our
ke(board# *t is usuall( located to the riht of 3-.# "ou )ill 2OT see an(thin happen#
6rin up a )ord document and hit paste# What (ou copied )ill sho) up on the
document#
@# Send me the document 'ia the links on the Contact Pae of the Weebl(# "ou can also
:ust email me the attachments 'ia preor(@GG=-Nmail#com#