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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.

 Supplies

Students will need a planner, folder with paper, pens and pencils for Career Planning. They will also need one nice outfit appropriate for a Mock Interview (Guidelines will be given) on Nov. 4th and the Career Expo on April 7th.

 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.

Extra Credit

Students can study and earn extra credit through the website for Interactive practice tests: 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

 

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.

 

End of Course Exam-Tuesday, December 13th

Check out the study guide attached as a .pdf document. The best way to study is to take the Interactive Practice Tests on www.exploring.glencoe.com for chapters 1-9 and 13. The exam is 30% of your grade. You must pass Careers to be promoted to high school. I will also need your "Golden Ticket" education plan signed by your parent in order for you to be promoted.

 

Quizlet -Vocab Practice

https://quizlet.com/paxtonvcs

 

My Career Shines

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

MyCareerShines is an online education and career planning system that gives you the tools you need to build a foundation for lifelong career success. You will learn what your interests and skills are and how to apply them to a career plan for your future.

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 Tests- 

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.

 

 

 

Contact: Geri.Paxton@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Career Research Syllabus -
Chapter 8 Lesson 1 Reading Guide -
Chapter 8 Lesson 2 Reading Guide -
Checking Account Simulation - 15 Transactions
Exam Review Outline - Exam 12-13-16
My Career Shines - How to set up your portfolio
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 -

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