Gr 7 outcomes/indicators
Gr 7 outcomes/indicators
This challenging and multifaceted project will be completed, partly alone and partly with a partner. The simulation will develop by stage. Each stage in meant to engage students in looking at how life and career choices blend and that opportunities and limitations are part of career selection. Individual activities will include the following. As they're assigned, links will appear here.
Career selection based on thorough research that includes prerequisites, personal attributes required, salary etc. Students need to clearly justify their choices. Selections may be rejected. E.g. students can't choose engineering if they have been unsuccessful in math. Also, no pro athletes.
- Income Statement - after all other sections are completed, an income statement, post federal and provincial tax calculation, must be completed. No net losses are allowed.
- Selection of accommodations - partners use online sources to find accommodation. If renting, current averages will be provided. If choosing home ownership, students will use MLS services and a mortgage calculator to determine monthly costs
- Develop a two week food plan, shop and cost it. We will go to a local grocery store as part of this step
- Use online tools to purchase and finance a vehicle using current bank rates
- Budget for a collection of incidental living expense including clothing, utilities, entertainment, savings
Phase One - Career Investigation
Worksheet #1 - this document is to be submitted after completing phase one. The link here opens a form based pdf. You can hand write or type inside the boxes and print.
Job Information - these links below will help with your career exploration. Use them after taking the tests further down. You can search online for more info but take are to use Canadian information and numbers.
- Job List Document - very handy Saskatchewan based and up to date list of careers with information on pay, training and future prospects
- Job Bank Canada - use this government site to search for many of the facts needed to understand a career. It includes salaries, job descriptions and educational requirements. Use Saskatoon as the geographical area. If there are zero openings, you may broaden to first Alberta and Manitoba and then to other parts of Canada.
Career Test #1 Personality - are you introverted or extroverted? A feeler or a thinker? This assessment fits your personality to a career type based on a Myers-Briggs assessment. Answer the questions and record the four letter result on your worksheet. Then, follow the two links below to find some career options that fit that personality type. Investigate and choose three.
Career Test #2 - this next task is called a Holland Code assessment. It tries to link your personality type and skill set to career selection. It's popular and in its more advanced form, quite helpful for people working at figuring out "what should I be?"
Practical and Applied Arts is a generally integrated set of activities focused on skills that support or enhance learning. Next year, during Gr. 8, PAA is more formalized. Students take weekly trips off site based on one of two options. This year, I will focus on two broad categories.
- Integration of technology. Students will learn how to use cloud storage for sharing and collaboration as well specific features of Microsoft tools including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. This school year, students will be required to produce polished written compositions using Word templates, deliver individual and group presentations using PowerPoint and build graphs using Excel. We may do some coding as well, time permitting. It teaches algorithmic thinking and it's actually quite fun.
- Television production. This winter, all students will participate in the Telemedia program producing both an interview and television commercial at our studio.
Note that all SPSD students have the right to up to five installs of the full MS Office suite for home use. I will walk students through the process.