Summer 2010 – for Learning Theory, Design and Technology – University of Vermont. Created using the principles of Understanding by Design.
This unit is designed to accompany each program of study at the Hannaford Career Center. The lessons in sum would cover a time frame of 5 weeks, however, the unit and lessons are designed in such a way that they can be taught at intervals over the course of four half day semesters. The career portfolio is a requirement of each program and is a means for students to document and market their technical and academic knowledge and skills to potential future employers or for admission to post-secondary education. During this course of study students will complete some career exploration activities that will enable them to learn more about their own interests and abilities in comparison to those required for different careers. A key component of this unit of study will involve identifying a professional goal and a series of action steps that would logically lead each student to their individual goal. Students will also explore, learn about, and practice how to market themselves on paper and in person for future career and educational opportunities. In summary, this unit of study will help students to become familiar with the soft skills that are expected of today’s professionals and it will also allow them to practice self promotion using real world scenarios.