Project: Career & Life Planning

Teacher: Jill Griffith
School: Topeka West High School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 11/01/2010
End Date: 12/05/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

We need mentors who have a positive outlook on education and provide support for career research, resumes, cover letters, interviews, and encourage students to continue their education. We also need mentors who can help students figure out what their interests are, such as Math, Science, Art, Reading, and then help them focus on general types of careers related to their interests.


Students participating in this project will be researching and planning their post-high school options. They will research and create a resume and cover letter that will be used for furture career and education opportunities. They will learn about their interests (math/science/art/history/health) and their goals into order to explore career oportunities by learning from the mentor about their personal experiences and create a portfolio.


1. FACS Curriculum: Career and Education Research Skills 2. Writing and Communication Skills 3. Individual and Cooperative Learning Skills 4. Technology Skills



Grade Level:


Content Area:

FACS Career & LIfe Planning

Student Outcomes:

1. Telementoring Messages 2. Student Portfolio (Information about their interests/interview info/employment opportunities) 3. Resume 4. Cover Letter

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

1. Portfolio Rubric 2. Class Participation 3. Mentor's Input 4. Resume/Coverletter Rubric

Teacher Role:

1. Teach Program Curriculum 2. Encourage positive Communication between students and mentors 3. Grade Porfolio and other documents

Mentor Role:

1. Positive Communication with student (2x a week) 2. Provide constructive critique & information related to student's personal resume/cover letter/interview answers 3. Encourage students to continue their education and career/employment opportunties