Project: DCMS Career Pathways

Teacher: Kirsten Larsen
School: DCMS
Location: Dodge City, Kansas USA
Start Date: 10/29/2010
End Date: 12/12/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

Kirsten invites mentors who are eager to help her students explore career pathways.

Description:

Student will develop a career and education portfolio (Note: the designation of weeks does not necessarily mean chronological weeks but rather the weeks of the project. The timeline of the development of the project would span the first semester of student’s junior year. The implementation and monitoring of the plan would occur during the second semester of junior year, first and second semester of senior year.)

Benchmarks:

Students will identify careers to research; student will demonstrate ability to locate, identify, and interpret information; will generate choices and make career decisions based upon interests, abilities and values; will design realistic career action plan to reach desired goal. The student will summarize the information gathered from the mentoring process in a Power Point presentation, a portfolio, or a written report; this will be presented at the end of the project.

Duration:

12

Grade Level:

7

Content Area:

Career Pathways

Student Outcomes:

Student will develop a career pathway portfolio.

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

Students will use the project tracking system to evaluate their attainment of project outcomes. The student will complete an evaluation form about the telementoring project. The student and the mentor will evaluate their telementoring experience and provide recommendations for improving the project.

Teacher Role:

The teacher will act as the facilitator for the project and will monitor and supervise the telementoring relationship

Mentor Role:

To maintain communication 3 times a week with the student; to act as advisor and provide career awareness and collaborate with the student on the project.