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I’m working on a other writing question and need an explanation to help me learn.Lesson Assignment:Directions: Follow the instructions in each section below to complete the assignment.Activity 1: 4 STEPS TO COLLEGEPre Activity 1: Before you begin, think about and explain at least five reasons why you will benefit from going to college or trade school?Be a Pain: For the next two weeks tell at least five people a week that you are going to college, and then on the word document explain how each person will provide support. Scroll to the bottom of the brochure to find a segment entitled, Ten Ways Adults Can Help. This information may provide you with some tips of how adults can be helpful in your pursuit of higher education. For example, they may give encouragement, financial help, tutoring, advising, etc.
Push Yourself:
a.] Create a list of the high school classes that you still need to complete in order to meet college entrance requirements.b.] Commit to reading daily. In order to experience improvement, you must do the work. Set a personal goal to read for thirty minutes a day. For this assignment, select any book of interest; write the title of the book and the author. If books don’t do anything for you, select a periodical, write the name of the magazine or paper, title of article, author.c.] If you are participating in any extracurricular activities, write a short paragraph to explain what they are, why you got involved in them, and how you will benefit from being involved?Find the Right Fit: At this point in time you may or may not really know what career path you want to follow. However, think about your interests and what career excites you, or explore various occupations at www.onetonline.org and create a list of at least three careers you selected, prioritize in order of greatest interest to least interest. Next to your career selection, list the college or trade school that would be the best place to earn your education or training. [Remember! You will find this information at www.onetonline.org] Get Your Hands on Some Cash: Research various funding sources on the internet, create a list of 10 websites that offer funding through scholarships, grants, loans etc. For example: www.FAFSA.ed.gov
Activity 2: PlanningPre Activity 2: Brainstorm the following questions and take notes. What are some things in your life that you can create a plan for? How do you create a plan? What tools do you usehttps://www.mappingyourfuture.org/collegeprep/seniorcalendar.cfmAfter reading the article, create a planning checklist that meets your needs for your future plans.For example:Senior plan 2019/2020 school year:
August 2018– last 2 college visits [UNM and Albuquerque Tech] Sept. – By end of September two out of four colleges will be selected
Oct. – Register for SsAT and ACT
Reflection: Briefly explain what are the three most valuable tips that you learned about yourself from this lesson?Lesson 02 Activity: Interest, skills, and values assessmentFor this activity you will use the Virginia Education Wizard. Research this this website because it can help you learn more about your individual interests, skills, and values. Click on – https://www.vawizard.org/vccs/Career.action
1. Click on ‘Register’ at the top and create a free account. Click on I Am A Student and then Find A Great Career.2. Click on Career Interests and Work Values Assessment and complete the assessment.3. Complete the interest inventory.4. Then Complete Values Assessment.5. Read through the results of each assessment.6. Then, click on View Occupations That Match Both My Career Interests and Work Values.7. What are your Primary and Secondary Interests? What are your Primary and Secondary Values?8. Click to take the Skills Assessment. (This assessment helps you understand what education or training you might need in order to learn new skills, and it also helps you find jobs that fit the skills you have already).9. Once done your results will populate. What were your Matching Career Clusters? (Career Clusters are the results of the Skills Assessment and they help you identify all of the careers matching the same kinds of skills you either have or plan to learn).10. Next, click on Show Careers. Take note that there is a tab for each of the four levels of education, “Less than 2-year degree, 2-year degree, 4-year degree, 4-year degree or higher”; Begin with “less than 2-year degree” and move through each level of education, making one selection from each. If you click on the career title, you can read its data to see if you are pleased with the career’s potential. If so, type the starting salary and supply/demand statistics on a word document (or use the Activity Model below as your guide). Then choose Add To Career Profile. You should choose four careers total. Think of short term and long term goals/careers as these are each stepping stones to your future. (While many students go to college/trade school immediately after high school and are able to graduate within four years, other students have to plan differently and take longer to achieve their goals. Changing jobs and career plans along the way. Research proves that people change their career path at various points in their life. You will most likely want to change your career course. Therefore, you will need to know how to plan for that change. This website and activity will help you find your way.11. Once you have selected all the careers you are interested in then you can view your complete profile by clicking on your name at the top of the page where it says Welcome (Your Username) and choosing Profile from the drop down. This page will have all the results of everything you have completed so far.ReflectionDirections: Follow the steps below to evaluate your current skills and work attributes.Step 1. From the Profile Page, you can view your assessment results again.Step 2. Do you have what it takes? If not, describe what you can do right now to prepare? What abilities do you need to improve on? (Math reasoning, concentrating better on tasks without being distracted, basic skills such as listening…) If so, what abilities do you have that you feel make you prepared for the career(s) you have chosen?Directions: You may use the models/examples below to complete this assignment or create your own document. Upload your responses by either typing into the submission box, or if you created a document, then use the Browse or Find function to upload your document.Lesson 03Activity #1: Understanding your apprehension.Go to https://www.collegeboard.org/ and sign up to create your College Board account.
Once you log in, the Welcome page will open.
Familiarize yourself with the entire page, including the drop down menus at the top of the page.
Click on College Planning.
The web page Big Future will open.
Click on the Get Started tab at the top of the page.
As you move through the pages take notes and build your own college planning organizer.
After you have completed the pages, answer the following question:
~List 5 basic steps that you will follow to help plan for college or career.Activity #2: Trade Schools, Apprenticeships & CollegeCareer One Stop is another fantastic website that supplies the reader with an enormous amount of information that will guide the researcher to finding a career of his or her dreams and the education necessary to successfully achieve that career. Open and read:https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/ACINet.asp[Always read the entire page when opening each web page. Reading the page from top to bottom provides you with information that will be useful in the now and in the future.]Let’s begin by clicking on the tab FIND TRAINING.
In the FIND TRAINING AT A GLANCE box you will see three columns, Types of training, Pay for training, and Find your path. For this activity we will concentrate on the first column, Types of training. Open and read through each bulleted topic.
Under each category answer the questions that follow:High school equivalency:What are some of the benefits of acquiring a high school equivalency?
What high school equivalency exa1m does your state offer?
What is the age requirement for your state?
Adult Basic Education [ABE]Explain why an individual would need to take adult basic education classes.
What does ABE classes are offered?
Identify an ABE center near you.
Short-term trainingExplain the meaning of Short-term training.
Provide three examples of where short-term training is provided in your area and the skill that will be learned.
CollegeWhat are the two main types of college degrees? How long does it take to complete each degree?
You are to find a school that you are interested in attending. Research to find the answers to the following questions/statements, document your answers on a word document:
As you search, take note of factors that are important to you. Some of these may include:
Reputation of major or field of study
Location of school or facility
Cost of program or courses
Student body size
Faculty/student ratio
Availability of online or hybrid (mix of in-class tim2e and online/computer time) courses
Apprenticeship or internship, if applicable
Extracurricular opportunities (music, athletics, etc.)
Once you find a school that ma2y be a good fit, search the school website, or contact the admissions department to get answers to some of the questions below:What are the basic admissions requirements? Do you need a certain grade point average, t2est score, or other credential?
Does the school offer a part-time schedule for working adults?
Do they offer open admissions, which means anyone with a high school diploma or high school equivalency can attend?
Can you take one course to get used to being in a classroom with tests and homework to complete?
Are there special resources for adult learners?
What kinds of financial aid are available?
Check out the school’s affordability and value on the https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
CertificationsWhat is a certification?
How can I earn a certification?
Why would I want a certification?
How do I find out about certifications in my field?
Explain what you discovered about certification in your field of interest?
ApprenticeshipsExplain the components of an apprenticeships program.
What are the benefits of getting involved in an apprenticeship program?
Find one apprenticeship program in your area, explain the personal criteria and contact information.
InternshipsExplain what internships are and how they are beneficial to the intern and employer.
Activity #3: Reflection – Now that you have completed this assignment, have you changed your perspective about your post high school educational goals? If so, first explain your original plan and then explain how you changed your perspective about your post high school educational goals.
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