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2014 Shared Lesson Plans

See how other educators are using their workplace experience to better prepare their students for future careers.

  • Roadmap to Success – Lynn Bradford
  • Objective: This lesson is designed to encourage students to start asking themselves...What are my Career and Life Goals?


  • Forensic Investigation – Johnny Burks
  • Objective: 1. Students will identify various career opportunities related to criminal justice. 2. Students will discuss the skills and educational experience necessary in developing a career in their chosen field. 3. Students will research and detail an income analysis of the salaries associated with their career choice.


  • Career Exploration – Jennifer Carmack
  • Objective: Students will explore career options based on their interests, skills, and values, using the Kuder Navigator. Students will meet with guest speakers in each of the 16 Career Clusters. Students will then choose a career that they are interested in and write an MLA style essay and create an e-portfolio.


  • Spanish Fluency in Service-Oriented Scenarios – Crystal Askea
  • Objective: Students will demonstrate level fluency in service oriented scenarios.


  • Filling Out a Job Application – Sherry Motes
  • Objective: To determine prior knowledge of filling out a job application correctly.


  • Foam Density and Recoverability – William Norris
  • Objective: Students will properly measure and express in correct units the mass, volume, and density of objects. Students will construct a graph of the results of the tests performed. Students will identify and analyze factors that may contribute to underperformance of objects.


  • Teens and Health Care – Melanie Haynes
  • Overview: Students will have a better understanding of the variety of jobs/careers in the medical profession.


  • Conserving Energy – Allison Tuggle
  • Overview: Students will learn respect for electricity and create an electrical message to share with their peers.


  • Employability/Resumes and Applications – Mike Gay
  • Overview: FOE 1 – Demonstrate skills for employment in the engineering field; demonstrating interpersonal skills, work habits, and ethical behavior for successful interviewing, employment, and job changes.


  • Precision Measurement – Mike Gay
  • Overview: FOE 4 – Demonstrate the use of analog and digital precision measuring instruments utilized in engineering.


  • Measurement Systems – Mike Gay
  • Overview: FOE 4 – Demonstrate the use of analog and digital precision measuring instruments utilized in engineering.


  • Spreadsheets and Budgets – Mike Gay
  • Overview: FOE–7 Utilize information technology as it relates to engineering, including spreadsheets, databases, word processors, audiovisual presentations, and Internet research.
    FOE–13 Identifying characteristics of sound financial management for engineers and engineering companies: Preparing a budget.


  • Introduction to GD&T – Mike Gay
  • Overview: FOE–4: Demonstrate the use of analog and digital precision measurement instruments utilized in engineering.


  • Employability/Attendance – Mike Gay
  • Overview: FOE 1 – Demonstrate skills for employment in the engineering field; demonstrating interpersonal skills, work habits, and ethical behavior for successful interviewing, employment, and job changes.


  • Am I the Right Person for the Job? – Sharon Wilborn
  • Overview: Does my work experience and background qualify me for a job?


  • Industry Needs You! – Selena Skipper
  • Overview: This lesson teaches across the curriculum and involves Math, Career Preparedness and Computer Science Principles objectives: 1. Student will develop a correct program to solve a problem (calculating each interior angle of a regular polygon). 2. Students will employ appropriate mathematical and logical concepts in programming.


  • Making Decisions and Setting Goals. – Kim Burleson
  • Overview: Our 9th grade students need the skills and information necessary to make informed decisions about their career and educational future. They also need to learn time management skills and effective study habits, develop a strong work ethic, and be able to set short and long term educational and career goals. In this lesson, students will learn the steps to making decisions about their career and outline the steps which they will follow in the process. They will learn the importance of setting goals and will begin setting some of their own short and long term goals.


  • How Healthy is Your Heart? – Amanda Smith
  • Overview: Students will rotate through stations to determine how healthy their heart is and what risks they might have for developing heart disease in the future.


  • Using the Newspaper. – Karen Rowell
  • Overview: In your Classroom Learning from the real world has magnetic appeal for students. That's one reason why the newspaper is the perfect teaching tool. In addition, using a newspaper in the classroom improves student vocabulary skills, increases knowledge and encourages a positive attitude toward learning. Teachers, get your questions answered! These tips will help you incorporate the newspaper into your daily lessons.


  • Your Local Newspaper. – Sonya Mabrey
  • Overview: The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with the local newspaper and to introduce them to the daily uses of the parts of the paper. The activity will hopefully illustrate to them that reading informational text is an everyday life skill they will need in the real world, no matter their career choice.


  • Classroom Rules – Becky McDonald
  • Overview: Get young learners involved in the development of classroom rules! Students and the teacher will discuss the purpose of having rules, including how rules provide order, security and safety. Then learners will design pictures to accompany the classroom rules. In addition to learning about the importance of rules, the class will practice how to share, take turns and raise their hand to speak during this lesson. This lesson is most appropriately taught at the beginning of the school year. Explain that being in a classroom is different from being at home and that we will need to develop classroom rules so that we can operate in a democratic and efficient manner.


  • Reading Configuration Drawings and Working As a Team to Build CLASs – Connie Hilton
  • Overview: Teach students to read a configuration drawing and work as a team to create a model from the configuration drawing.


  • Career Wiki – Connie Hilton
  • Overview: Teach students how to use a wiki. Teach students how to research careers.


  • County Government – Kevin Sullins
  • Objectives: To show students the importance of local government


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