The topic that I chose to focus on for the backward design was the first unit in my Careers class. The unit is titled “WHO AM I?” In this unit we focus on getting each student to explore who they are as a person and what their interests are. We compile lists of student attributes, characteristics and skills that would be present in a great employee. We also explore past and present experiences that students may have that relate to the working world.
STAGE 1: IDENTIFY DESIRED RESULTS
Students will be able to identify experiences, attributes and skills that they have that relate to being a good candidate for a job.
STAGE 2: DETERMINE ACCEPTABLE EVIDENCE
Students will create a resume that compiles all their important and relevant experiences, attributes and skills that will relate to the work force or a job of their choosing.
STAGE 3: PLAN LEARNING EXPERIENCES & INSTRUCTION
- Skill/Interest inventories
- Job inventories
- College/University program inventories
- My Blue Print
- Videos that demonstrate qualities of a good worker
- Videos of good vs bad interviews
- Guest Speakers
- Learning Style quizzes