for the Future:
and College Choices
PARENTS AND STUDENTS
Anne McLaughlin, West Warwick Public Library
James Maconochie, a teacher at McCall
Middle School in Winchester, Massachusetts, highly recommends this lesson:
The following lesson is general
enough to be used by teachers of any discipline who wish to encourage their
students to consider college in the middle school or high school years.
Teaching career planning in class is even a way to encourage students to
consider pursuing our own fine career of teaching. Students often need
to be shown the tie between what they are studying and various career options
that will open to them after college and, perhaps, graduate school.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
Students and their parents will be introduced
to helpful websites in two one-hour sessions in the library Computer Lab.
These sites will help them get started on making choices in planning for
their future. Websites will help students focus on making goals and creating
a personal plan based on information available about planning for college,
financial aid and scholarship sources. The session is limited to twelve
participants. Registration is required.
Students and parents will sit in pairs,
but work independently at their own computers. Participants will fill out
a pre-survey on their interests, goals and expectations for the future.
The instructor will direct participants in connecting to the links below
after opening Word. Selected links will be interactive. At the final session,
each participant will fill out an evaluation based on how helpful each
felt the sessions were.
What level of education have you completed?
What level of education would you like to
What was your earliest career/job goal?
What is your current career/job goal?
Where would you like to attend college?
What do you plan on doing in the next six
months to work toward your career and college goals?
Have you ever looked on the internet for career
or college information?
Overview of what is available on websites
to determine interests and available career
choices and thoughts about college.
What are your interests?
your interests, skills, and abilities
a Quiz about your interests
Making a Career
Do I Decide On a Career?
High School: is the military an option?
Resources on Careers:
for College Planning
for College: A Guide for Students and Families
College? Why Not?
Looking at web sites which focus on taking
the SAT, scholarships, listings of colleges, applying to colleges, looking
for employment, creating a resume.
Colleges, Universities and Scholarships Page
and Job Hunting Resources
Rhode Island Resources
Island Opportunity Programs
How helpful do you feel this session was in
helping you become more aware of web resources on career and college choices?
Do you want to return to some of these websites
on your own to explore them further?
What is your education goal?
What is your career goal?
What do you plan on doing in the next 6 months
toward your career and college goals?
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