Career Planning & Management Lesson Plans

  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Character Needed for a Career

    Grade(s)
    K
    • Students will recognize that their actions demonstrate their character. 
    • Students will state character traits they are practicing in elementary that are necessary for a future career.
    • Students will explain how good character traits are important career readiness skills.
    Career Standards
    Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    Goals Needed For College

    Grade(s)
    K
    • Students will define what a goal is. 
    • Students will identify how to work hard and use strategies to achieve goals. 
    • Students will explain how goals are necessary to reach career goals.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Uses critical thinking Demonstrates innovation and creativity Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Career Planning and Management

    Goals, Goals, Goals

    Grade(s)
    1
    • Students will articulate the goal setting process and the benefits of goal setting.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Uses critical thinking Works productively in teams and demonstrates cultural competency Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    Look At Our Community

    Grade(s)
    1
    • Students will recognize that basic educational skills are necessary in occupations throughout the community.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Goal Setting Mickey Mouse

    Grade(s)
    2
    • Students will identify strategies for goal setting and planning that will lead to academic and career success. 
    • Students will examine how current decisions affects their future career.
    Career Standards
    Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    SMART Goal Setting

    Grade(s)
    2
    • Students will identify effective strategies for goal setting and planning to promote academic and career success.
    Career Standards
    Uses critical thinking Demonstrates innovation and creativity Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    Career Research

    Grade(s)
    3
    • Students will research career information: job titles, education and training options, required skills, workplace environments and income.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Uses critical thinking Utilizes technology Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Nebraska Colleges & Universities

    Grade(s)
    4
    • Students will examine all types of Nebraska postsecondary education and  career options to prepare for a career.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Uses critical thinking Works productively in teams and demonstrates cultural competency Utilizes technology Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    Career Exploration Online

    Grade(s)
    5
    • Students will explore a wide variety of career options in career fields/cluster options available to them. 
    • Students will evaluate career information to assure they are using reliable and valid sources of career information.
    • Students will identify jobs for each career field that appear to be most interesting to him or herself at this time.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Uses critical thinking Demonstrates innovation and creativity Models ethical leadership and effective management Works productively in teams and demonstrates cultural competency Utilizes technology Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    Let\'s Go Exploring for Career Information

    Grade(s)
    5
    • Students will discover personal interests, career interests and aspirations. 
    • Students will compare and contrast how education and training decisions may affect career choices. 
    • Students will demonstrate how altering education and training plans changes career options and opportunities.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Uses critical thinking Works productively in teams and demonstrates cultural competency Utilizes technology Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Making a Name for Myself

    Grade(s)
    5
    • Student will explore and evaluate their career goal. 
    • Students will list high priority questions to ask about deciding career choices and goals. 
    • Students will conduct informational interviews adults in the workforce to learn about their career development process and present the findings. 
    • Students will create a business card to represent himself or herself.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Uses critical thinking Demonstrates innovation and creativity Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    H3=High Skill +High Wage + High Demand

    Grade(s)
    6
    • Students will research a job/career to determine it's wage, labor market demand and skill requirements in the State of Nebraska.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Uses critical thinking Utilizes technology Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    Look2College

    Grade(s)
    6
    • The student will utilize Educationquest Look2College program to help them get on the path to college. Students will focus on:
      • What do I want to be?
      • How will I get there?
      • How to invest in myself.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Models ethical leadership and effective management Utilizes technology Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    My Career Plan Poster

    Grade(s)
    6
    • Students will create a visual representation of goals they want to accomplish during high school.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Demonstrates innovation and creativity Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Writing My First Resume

    Grade(s)
    6
    • Students will outline essential information needed on a resume.
    • Students will create a resume.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Uses critical thinking Demonstrates innovation and creativity Models ethical leadership and effective management Utilizes technology Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Be On Time

    Grade(s)
    7
    • Students will appraise their attitudes toward punctuality.
    • Students will analyze the importance of being on time and showing up to work.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Career Planning and Management

    A Time Management Simulation

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will demonstrate strategies to effectively managing time.
    • Students will infer how procrastination and distraction affect the workplace.
    Career Standards
    Contributes to employer and community success Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    Blue Collar and Proud of It

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will identify categories of jobs known as “blue collar” occupations.
    • Students will assess the opportunities and advantages of these types of occupations as viable careers in the current labor market.
    • Students will investigate labor market information and demand for occupations.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    KnowHow2GO

    Grade(s)
    8 9 10
    • The student will utilize EducationQuest’s KnowHow2GO four step program to make college a reality.
      • Be a pain – in a good way. Ask adults to help guide you to college – and keep asking until you find someone who will.
      • Push yourself. Take tough courses in high school – and get involved in extracurricular activities.
      • Find the right fit. Explore careers that fit your interests and skills – and then research colleges that are a good fit for you!
      • Put your hands on some cash. Money is available to help you pay for college, but you have to apply!
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Uses critical thinking Demonstrates innovation and creativity Utilizes technology Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Reflective Listening

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will use reflective listening techniques to improve their communication skills. 
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Time Management

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will analyze how they use time and how it impacts their ability to achieve goals.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Contributes to employer and community success Uses critical thinking Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Career Planning and Management

    Collaborative Resume Writing

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will evaluate sample resumes.
    • Students will create their own resume.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Utilizes technology Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Goal Maps

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will present a visual product or display of the decisions and strategies needed to achieve future educational and career goals.
    • Students will demonstrate how to overcome barriers in their lives to attain future success. 
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Mock Interviews

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will complete a generic job application and participate in mock job interviews 
    • Students will demonstrate interview skills and discuss cultural diversity.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Phone Etiquette

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will conduct phone calls to inquire about potential jobs of interest.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Resources and Barriers

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will summarize the meaning of barriers and resources through the analysis of a role model in their own lives who experienced and overcame major disadvantages/hardships.
    Career Standards
    Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    Work: Love It or Hate It:?

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will interview adults employed in the world of work. 
    • Students will compare and contrast aspects working adult stories. 
    • Students will develop a mission statement based on their reflections of the stories.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Uses critical thinking Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Leaving A Job

    Grade(s)
    10
    • Students will hypothesis the importance of leaving a job on good terms.
    • Students will write a proper letter of resignation.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Managing My Money

    Grade(s)
    10
    • Students will demonstrate financial planning and budgeting. 
    • Students will chart and evaluate a cost of living plan based on their proposed salary.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Utilizes technology Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Personal Roadmap

    Grade(s)
    10 11 12
    • Students will examine their short and long-term goals and the assets they might have in their lives that would help them achieve these goals.
    • Students will write a short narrative explaining how they intend to connect their personal assets to goal achievement.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Writing Emails That Matter

    Grade(s)
    10
    • Students will write and send a professional email. 
    • Students will demonstrate writing conventions related to writing professional emails.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Apply2College

    Grade(s)
    12
    • The student will utilize EducationQuest Apply to College resources to help complete college applications for everyone in senior class.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Uses critical thinking Models ethical leadership and effective management Utilizes technology Manages personal career development