Transcript USA TODAY
Enrich 21 st Century Skills
1) Identify interests & enthusiasms 2) Determine employability 3) Explore personal qualities & personality traits 4) Select a few career options 5) Consider what courses and activities needed to pursue career options 6) Explore career options through shadowing
Career Challenge Program Components
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Career Challenge Workbooks
Value of USA TODAY
• Reflect on their own
strengths and interests
• Learn of the successes
and failures of today’s businesspeople
• Understand career/job
• Become aware of the
• Explore business
High-interest Exclusive features & investigative reports Color photos Clear & concise style
The Career Challenge Program
The Power of “Written” Goals
Harvard Study - 1953 MBA graduating class interviews determined that:
• 10% had goals.
Beliefs vs. action • 70% believed goals were important to success.
• 3% had a “written” plan to achieve goals.
Results • 30 years later, in 1983, the 3% that had “written” plans to achieve goals had more income and net worth than the other 97% combined.
• 2 years later, in 1985, MIT found that the 3% with a “written” plan had four times the net worth of the other 97% combined.
•Source: Dr. David McCellan, Harvard Business School
Addresses Career Standards
• Apply knowledge of personal interests, abilities, values • Develop knowledge of relationship between educational attainment to career opportunities • Understand the relationship between work and learning • Develop skills to locate and use sources of career information • Understand the process of career planning
Features of Inside USA TODAY
• Encourages sustained reading and higher-order thinking • Weekly cross curricular activity.
• Content-specific student graphic organizer
• News resources • Lesson Plan archives • Special interest • Lessons by core subject • Career education • Event features • Case Studies • Project-based learning