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Career Explorer Webquest

                Introduction

 

In this Webquest we will be looking at career clusters and individual careers that we may be interested in pursuing.

 

Task

You will begin your investigation by completing Career Cluster Interest Survey by clicking here.  Once the survey is complete and your results are displayed on the screen, watch the video below to learn how to save a screen shot of your results. 

 

 

 

You will then pick two of your Career Cluster results and begin investigating them to identify and explore careers that are related to each cluster.  You will record your information on the recording sheet.  For each career cluster you will locate at least 3 careers under that cluster that you find interesting.  For each career you will need to list the name of the career, a brief description, what type of education is needed, How well it pays, job growth (is the need for these jobs growing?), What type of on the job tasks are involved, and finally, what are some helpful high school classes you could take to better prepare for this career. 

Be sure to cite your sources!

 

 

Process

            The recording sheet can be found here.  Print the recording sheet and then use the following websites to locate your information.

 

http://www.iseek.org/careers/clusters.html

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/careers/cclusters/student/introclusters.shtml

http://vacareerview.org/clusters/

 

 

Evaluation

After you have researched and gathered information about careers that interest you, you are going to create a short Animoto video about one career that you choose.  The video is limited to 30 seconds, so you must be creative in order to fit in all the required information.  You must include the name of the career, brief description of the career, education required, salary expected, growth(whether the need is growing or not, and if so how fast),  on the job tasks, and finally some high school courses that will help.  You may view the example below, but be creative and try to display your information in a way that gets the attention of the viewer.  Your presentation will be scored using the rubric found here, please read over it before you begin to make sure that you include all necessary parts.

 

Animal Trainer

 

 

 

Credits

The DAP tool for assessing the PowerPoint is copyright 2007 Julia Roberts and Tracy Inman.  Some ideas and elements of this WebQuest came from http://questgarden.com/63/06/0/080325165348/ .

 

 

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