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Dear Parents and Students,

Career Research and Decision Making is a valuable course for 8th Grade students. Each student will research their individual interests for future careers and look into the requirements to reach their goals. Planning for a career starts now because soon they will enroll in high school classes that will be required for college or technical careers. I hope the students enjoy this time of discovery. I will do whatever I can to assist them in their journey.

 

Survey

http://tinyurl.com/mshs2016 

 

Textbooks

I only have textbooks for classroom use. Attached as .pdf documents are copies of the textbook by chapter. Students may use these attachments as an at-home resource for studying or make up work.

The website for other textbook materials and practice tests is www.exploring.glencoe.com

    • click to enter Student Center
    • On left hand side tool bar, Click down arrow to Choose a Chapter
    • click on Interactive Practice Test
    • Take the test as many times as you want
    • Email me the results if you make a 100 and earn 5 extra credit points on your chapter test
    • All extra credit must be completed before the day of the test

 

 Supplies

Students will need a planner, folder, and a flash drive for Career Planning.

 

Chapter Reading Guides

Students will fill in the Reading Guides during class discussion. These Reading Guides will serve as study guides for the Chapter, Unit, and End of Course tests. Please do not throw them away. Students should focus on memorizing vocabulary as well. The Reading Guides are attached as .pdf documents.

 

Portfolio on My Career Shines

https://www.floridashines.org/find-a-career/mycareershines/

I have attached a .pdf document with directions on how to set up your account. Please follow them carefully. It's important that you set up your login and password the prescribed way. Once you have set up your account, you need to complete the two assessments.

 

Chapter 7 Test- Tuesday, March 29.

Tests are on Skyward. They are multiple choice, Matching, and True/False. The tests are NOT open book or open notes. To prepare for a test, read over the chapter Reading Guides, memorize your vocabulary, practice vocabulary on exploring.glencoe.com by clicking Interactive Activities, take the Interactive Practice Test for extra credit.

 

 

Career Expo- Friday, April 8th

All 8th grade students will participate in the upcoming Career Expo on Friday, April 8th.  Students will explore different careers and talk to many business professionals in the gym that morning from 8:20-12:20. Students come to school dressed professionally and bring their 8th grade t-shirt to change into with a pair of shorts or jeans and comfortable shoes for the afternoon activities. They will not need to bring their backpacks. Please contact Mrs. Paxton if you would like to volunteer to help with this event or if you have any questions.

 

Contact: Geri.Paxton@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Behavior Management Plan - 2015-16 School-Wide Policy
Career Expo Reflection - Write 3 paragraphs
Career Planning Syllabus -
Chapter 7 Reading Guide -
Exam Exemption Criteria -
Exploratory Interview Worksheet -
High School Education Plan Worksheet - Must be completed, signed, and turned in
How to Set Up Your Portfolio - My Career Shines Portfolio
Interview Parent Letter - Dress Guidelines included
Interview Questions -
Interview Questions-Tips for Answers -
Interview Rubric -
Interview-How a Teen should Dress -
Lesson 4.1 Reading Guide -
Lesson 4.2 Reading Guide -
Lesson 5.2 Reading Guide -
Personal Fact Sheet - Use as Rough Draft for Resume
Resume-Example -
Textbook Appendix - Career Clusters
Textbook Chapter 1 -
Textbook Chapter 13 -
Textbook Chapter 14 -
Textbook Chapter 2 -
Textbook Chapter 3 -
Textbook Chapter 4 -
Textbook Chapter 5 -
Textbook Chapter 6 -
Textbook Chapter 7 -
Textbook Chapter 8 -
Textbook Chapter 9 -
Textbook Glossary -
Who Am I? PowerPoint Project -
Who Am I? PowerPoint Project Example -

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