Career Development 10 (CD10) Course Documents & Resources
Career Development 10 Description & Outcomes | download pdf
Career Development 10 is designed to assist students in developing and refining a career plan, making decisions about their future and preparing for the world beyond high school. Students will participate in variety of activities and lessons to support them as they explore their abilities and interests. Career Development 10 consists of 5 Units based upon the following themes- Personal Development, Career Awareness, Workplace Readiness, Financial Management and Life/ Work Portfolio
1. Personal Development – students will be expected to a. Continue to develop independent decision making skills b. Develop effective communication and teamwork skills c. Effectively manage personal relationships and conflicts d. Describe strategies to deal with personal and community health issues e. Demonstrate respect and appreciation for a diversity of cultural values f. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of different attitudes and beliefs
2. Career Awareness - studentswill be expected to a. Articulate personal interests, attributes, skills, learning styles and preferences b. Access, interpret and evaluate career information c. Engage in life/ work planning and goal setting d. Apply the knowledge and skills needed to seek and obtain work
3. Workplace Readiness – students will be expectedto a. Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to occupational health and safety and WHMIS b. Assess their employability based on the Conference Board of Canada Employability Skills 2000+ c. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace hierarchies, relationships and etiquette
4. Financial Management – students will be expected to a. Make life/ work decisions that balance values, financial realities and media influences. b. Demonstrate strategies for managing money in life and work c. Demonstrate understanding of consumer rights, responsibilities and issues
5. Life/ Work Portfolio – students will be expected to a. Include items to demonstrate growth in knowledge and skills b. Include items that demonstrate the development of a career plan c. Include items that illustrate their interests and abilities d. Communicate their career plan
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION This course is designed to provide students with an environment to interact with others in preparing for a journey of self reflection, personal development and career exploration. Students will demonstrate their understanding of each of these modules through a variety of types of assessments. Evidence of this understanding will be observed through:
Journal Reflections, Group Work, Partner Activities, Timelines, Problem Solving, Checklists, Internet Research, Interviews, Speakers, Field Trips/ Responses, Case Studies, Word Walls, Self Assessment, Brainstorming, Role Playing and more...etc.
Evaluation Structure Unit 1- Personal Development 15% Unit 2- Career Awareness 15% Unit 3- Workplace Readiness 15% Unit 4- Financial Management 10% Unit 5- Portfolio 25% Final Assessment 20%
* please note that unit weighting may be subject to change.
CD10 Assignments & Resources
Unit 1- Personal Development | 1. Introductory Assignment- Dear Mr Barker, Allow me to introduce myself... (a) Your first task is to write (and post!) me a letter about yourself, then (b) you are asked to create a visual and very stylish Mood Board. The piece, using image & text (collaged from magazines) should express your own interests, values, aspirations and understanding related to possible career paths.
Deciding upon a vocation in life can be stressful. Let's lighten the mood a little. This video example, Monty Python-Careers advice sketch, although very funny, is not too far removed from what actual careers advice used to be like back in the day.
2. Develop Assignment (part B) you are asked to create a visual and very stylish Collage or Mood Board. The piece, using image & text (collaged from magazines) should express your own interests, values, aspirations and understanding related to possible career paths. (Tools/materials- magazine images, scissors, glue)
3. Values The class will work through a series of short assignments that identify and address Values -What are Values? -Checklist for Personal Values -Writing Values and Opinions