- Resources, Lesson Plans, & Information -
This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is a great place to start!
PA Career Education & Work Lessons and Resources by Mr. S
Lessons and Resources Created for CCS-515 (GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDERS)
Check out some of the lesson plans (Introduction, Today's Job Market, Resume & Cover Letter, Teamwork, and Entrepreneurship) that were created specifically to meet these standards. Other items include a sample student folder, worksheets, and other reference materials.
PAYBACK: College Debt Simulation (Next Gen Personal Finance Lesson)
NGPF: Future Ready
NEXT GEN Personal Finance is a non-profit with a mission to bring effective and engaging financial education to ALL classrooms in America. Next Gen Personal Finance offers a free online curriculum of 65+ complete lessons and 200+ standalone activities you can access from anywhere.
PA.GOV (Pennsylvania Department of Education
PA CAREER STANDARDS (Electronic Toolkit)
The Career Education and Work Standards, Chapter 4 of Title 22, are part of the State Board of Education’s regulations of required education for all students in Pennsylvania.
The Career Education and Work Standards address four areas of knowledge:
United States Office of Federal Student Aid
"We provide more than $120 billion in federal student aid each year to help pay for college or career school."
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our more than 1,300 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (Enlistment Testing)
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery:The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.
123test.com (Free Online Psychological Testing Site)
"These tests are right on target! "
123test® is a privately owned and independent company. For over ten years, we have been creating and publishing tests on the internet. Our tests are designed to help you find serious answers to your questions about IQ, personality, or career assessment. Tests published on 123test.com are not "marketing tools" used to sell you various products and services, or to obtain personal information, email addresses or résumés from you.
Big Future by CollegeBoard.org
Create Your Road Map!
Start with YOU! Start how others did it, Start with colleges, Start with careers, Start with a step-by-step plan. Finding your Big Future starts with you! Save all your college planning activities by signing into your College Board account.
Future Quest Island
Online College and Career Readiness for ALL Middle School Students
Future Quest Island (FQI) is an accessible game-based college and career readiness tool for all middle school youth that aligns 21st century technology skills with college and career readiness goals to promote self-awareness, self-knowledge, self-advocacy, and organization for middle school youth with disabilities. FQI is aimed at middle school general and special education teachers as well as technology professionals, counselors, administrators, and transition professionals who are interested in advancing engagement and transition plans of youth with and without disabilities in middle school in college and career activities.
ACT Test for Students
The ACT is the leading US college admissions test measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.
ACT is a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. We are trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. While millions of individuals take the ACT test each year, that's just one aspect of our work. From elementary school through career, ACT offers individuals a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights throughout their life.
SAT Test for Students
National Curriculum Student Assessment
The SAT (/ˌɛsˌeɪˈtiː/ ess-ay-TEE) is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Introduced in 1926, its name and scoring have changed several times; originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, it was later called the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, and now, simply the SAT. (Wikipedia)
"It's time to graduate into your career."
College students and recent graduates have the entire world before them. What they don’t have is a map, a starting place, a trusted advisor, a friendly mentor. MonsterCollege™ helps recent grads and college students find their first career. Whether graduates pursue careers in government, non-profits, service vocations, start-ups, or the corporate sphere – MonsterCollege™ will help you navigate the job-hunting process. As a member you will enjoy interview tips and tricks, resume templates and skill-building quizzes. Finding a job is hard- but it doesn’t have to be lonely- join your fellow classmates and get started.
The DANA Foundation
Your gateway to responsible information about the brain.
Mission: The Dana Foundation is committed to advancing brain research and to educating the public in a responsible manner about the potential of research.
Programs: The Dana Foundation and Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives fund and present programs on a range of brain and brain health topics for diverse audiences
Providing support resources that help students navigate their financial lives to reach the educational goals they desire.
AIE is a public service website developed to help students plan and complete their journey through higher education. These free resources for students and their families are designed to help students find the right school for them, finance their education, develop career goals, manage their money, and graduate into a life full of opportunities.
Articles & Information for Students.
This is a high school dropout prevention campaign designed to support potential graduates at-risk of dropping out. The campaign hopes to encourage teens, parents and adult influencers to give struggling students in their own communities the boost (encouragement) they need to stay in school and graduate.
NEA (National Education Association)
Great Public Schools for Every Student
PARENT PARTNERSHIP RESOURCES PAGE: The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (US Department of Labor)
Occupations: Student Resources Page
Find careers that relate to your interests and learn fun facts about the economy and jobs.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible.
Employment & Education Documents Request from U.S. Federal Government Offices
For more than 40 years, the U. S. Government Publishing Office Pueblo Distribution Center has been a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. The US GPO PDC has traditionally provided publications to consumers via the publications distribution center in Pueblo, Colorado. The Pueblo.GPO.gov website is where consumers can go to find information and order publications on a variety of topics from the federal government.
U.S. Department of Education Publications
Education Publications (ED Pubs) program
Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
Every day, professionals in STEM careers help people get better, discover new things, save the planet, build the future, solve mysteries, and play with some very cool tools!
Change the Equation, in partnership with E-Line Media, has created iON Future— a suite of free online learning games that encourage middle school to early high school-age youth to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
These games connect directly to their passions, abilities, and sense of identity, exposing them to the breadth and variety of STEM-based professions and allowing them to explore the potential pathways to these interesting careers.
O*NET Interest Profiler
The primary source for occupational information in the nation.
The O*NET Interest Profiler (IP) is a family of self-assessment career exploration tools that can help clients discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. Clients identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to themselves. They can use their interest results to explore the world of work.
Education Commission of the States
Browse by education issue, legislation, search our knowledge base for any topic.
Education Commission of the States continues to partner with education policy leaders to address issues by sharing resources and expertise. We are proud to serve both the people who develop and implement education policy and the students who directly benefit from effective policy change.
CollegeBoard.org (College Readiness Pages)
The SAT Suite provides consistent feedback across assessments to help students stay on course and supports teachers as they adjust their instruction for students who are either ahead or behind. Learn more about how the assessments work together.
The SAT Suite of Assessments helps students navigate their path through high school toward college and career, and offers a range of unique benefits to students.
- ABOUT ME -
Mr. "S" is a teacher at a Regional Charter School in the Philadelphia (PA) area!
Who I Am:
I am a husband, father, brother, son. I am a soldier, educator, trainer, salesman, mentor. I coach, teach, scout, lead, and have fun! I hope to get to know you, help you, and make you smile in the process. I am goofy, fun, strange, unorthodox, and a little crazy. If I don't know, I won't lie, but I will help you find the answer. I speak the truth and speak with conviction. I am like a bull in a china shop, but I will try my best to not run you over.
RULE #1: "LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS FAIR"
RULE #2: "DON'T TALK ABOUT ICE CREAM"
RULE #3: "NEVER LET YOUR SOCKS GET WET"