Career Guidance Washington - Career and College Readiness - Grade 11
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Career Guidance Washington - Career and College Readiness


Grade 11

Curriculum Map

# Lesson Theme
1 Where am I going in the 11th Grade
  • Identify the key readiness milestones of 11th grade.
  • Analyze their 10th grade portfolio/plan achievements and challenges.
  • Create at least five academic and/or activity goals for 11th grade.
Ownership of Learning
2 Study Like Your Hair's On Fire
  • Students will describe their career interests and goals.
  • Students will plan and (potentially) conduct a career information interview.
Learning Techniques
3 Junior-Senior Calendar
  • Students will identify the time-sensitive tasks they must complete for college applications.
  • Students will describe their progress toward graduation and postsecondary.
Transition Skills
4 Personal Character Traits
  • Identify their ten top character traits.
  • Identify the character traits of a person they admire.
  • Define how personal character traits relate to achievement of their post-secondary goal.
Metacognitive Skills
5 Balanced Career / Life Planning
  • Evaluate a career for its capacity to satisfy personal motivations and utilize personal assets.
  • Identify recreation, leisure, and volunteerism activities that fill in the gaps for key motivations and assets not satisfied by the identified career.
  • Create a balanced career/life plan that satisfies key personal motivations and skills.
Career and College Development
6 College Searches
  • How to organize an online search for college information.
  • Questions to ask yourself about the search.
  • Critical information to find.
  • Identify information for a college they are interested in attending.
Career and College Development
7 SAT and ACT Strategies
  • Outline effective methods for SAT and ACT test-taking.
  • Access practice questions for each section of the SAT and ACT tests.
  • Work with other students to practice SAT or ACT test taking.
Learning Techniques
8 Postsecondary Admissoin Requirements/Credit Check
  • Students will describe the admission requirements for admission to a Washington State public or other four-year college or university.
  • Students will summarize their progress toward meeting postsecondary admission requirements.
  • Students will complete a high school graduation requirements credit check.
Academic Eligibility
9 High School and Beyond Plan | Rewritable Digital HSBP
  • Students will develop a High School & Beyond Plan each year.
  • Students will complete a career interest inventory.
  • Students will review their high school course plan.
  • Students will work on their postsecondary plans.
  • Students will write a resume or activity log.
High School and Beyond Plan
10 Course Registration
  • Review academic progress toward graduation and post-secondary admission.
  • Plan for coursework and activities for next year.
  • Register for next year’s courses.
Academic Eligibility
11 Work Sample Selection and Reflection
  • Reflect upon learning experiences.
  • Self-evaluate core academic progress to date.
  • Select work samples to be used in student-led conferences.
Ownership of Learning
12 Academic Progress Review
  • Compare personal academic and activity progress to defined 11th grade goals.
  • Identify tactics for improving performance in 11th grade.
  • Update 11th grade academic and activity goals to reflect progress.
  • Write a one-page summary of mid-year progress towards defined 11th grade goals.
Ownership of Learning
13 College Inquiries
  • Students will identify at least two colleges that interest them.
  • Students will request information from each of these colleges.
Career and College Development
14 More Career Options Than You Can Imagine (Career Bridge)
  • Students will identify a potential career of interest.
  • Students will identify and research at least one postsecondary program that could prepare them for a career of interest.
Career and College Development
15 Postsecondary Application
  • Students will locate the application form for a postsecondary program of choice.
  • Students will log on and begin work on an application (or practice on a sample paper application.
Transition Skills
16 Preparing For The College Application Essay
  • List the attributes of an effective college application essay.
  • Evaluate college application essay examples for strengths and weaknesses.
  • Create an outline for their college application essay.
Academic Eligibility
17 Financial Aid Fundamentals
  • Students will define and describe financial aid terms and procedures.
  • Students will identify resources to secure scholarships.
Transition Skills
18 An Investment in the Future
  • Students will describe the benefits of a postsecondary education for their career goals.
  • Students will define key college admission terms.
Transition Skills
19 Preparing For Student-Led Conferences I
  • Understand the student-led conference structure.
  • Schedule conference and invite parents/significant adult to conference.
  • Organize High School and Beyond Plan and portfolio materials to use as artifacts in the conference.
Ownership of Learning
20 Preparing For Student-Led Conferences II
  • Review the student-led conference structure.
  • Finalize outline and organization of High School and Beyond Plan and portfolio materials to use as artifacts in the conference.
  • Finalize invitation of parents/significant adult to conference.
  • Conduct a practice student-led conference.
Ownership of Learning
21 Fulfilling Requirements in 11th Grade
  • Students will describe the minimum course requirements to graduate from high school.
  • Students will describe how course requirements can differ between graduation, college entrance and selective college entrance.
  • Students will identify their progress toward meeting high school graduation requirements.
Academic Eligibility
22 Building a Strong Transcript in 11th Grade
  • Definition of dual credit.
  • Options for dual credit equivalency.
  • Identify or list opportunities for dual credit equivalency within their own school system.
Academic Eligibility
23 Conducting the College Search in 11th Grade
  • Student will identify the major college entrance exams.
  • Students will register at the College Board web site and research one college
Transition Skills
24 Learning to Use Money in 11th Grade
  • Identify how careful spending and saving can lead to success.
  • Describe the value of high demand assets in the definition of earning potential.
  • Analyze personal spending habits to identify cost efficiencies for self and/or family members.
  • Develop a personal earning/spending plan for the summer.
Financial Literacy
25 Purchasing with Credit
  • Learn about using credit and establish credit rules for self.
  • Identify a variety of sources of credit.
  • Explain the costs and benefits of various types of credit.
  • Differentiate between good debt and bad debt.
  • Explain how a credit card is used to make purchases.
  • Explain how credit card debt is repaid.
Financial Literacy
26 Investment
  • Learn the difference between saving and investing, compare risks and returns, and learn the basics of investing.
  • Differentiate between saving and investing.
  • Compare risks and returns for saving and investments.
  • Describe how to buy and/or sell investments.
Financial Literacy
27 The Labor Market
  • Learn about the influence of supply and demand on job availability.
  • Describe the influence of supply and demand on job availability and wage.
  • Identify present-day high demand jobs in the workplace.
  • Analyze the effect of job availability on present-day postsecondary/career plans.
Financial Literacy
28 The FAFSA Process: Actions and Timing
  • Explain what the FAFSA does and its importance in helping students pay for higher education.
  • Describe the steps in the FAFSA completion process through the acceptance of an award letter.
Financial Literacy
29 Dealing with Conflict
  • Define and understand conflict.
  • Identify reasons conflicts arise.
  • Introduce the benefits of conflict.
  • Use/learn strategies to more effectively communicate their message/s.
Metacognitive Skills
30 Talking with Your Family About College
  • Identify what to say to your family about going to college.
  • Conduct a “mock” conversation with a family member about going to college.
Metacognitive Skills

   Updated 3/30/2017

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