Career Exploration and Workplace Safety Presentations

Students read and listen to texts related to workplace safety. Then, students research jobs and create their own multimedia presentations synthesizing job information, workplace safety lessons learned, and personal career goals.

Anchor(s)

S&L4: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

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Activity steps

  1. Use the readings and activities from opens in a new window The Change Agent’s online lesson packet opens in a new window Workplace Safety—Learn It and Teach It: http://175bjf45zi9z2x8vtg1uxr7j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Packet-4-safety-on-job.pdf to introduce the workplace safety topic. Time needed to complete this lesson will depend on the number and skill levels of your students and could potentially be broken up over two class sessions; be sure to allow time for students deliver their presentations to classmates (or another audience). Depending on your students’ comfort level with technology, you may also want to allow time to introduce and model digital literacy skills.
  2. After students have read and discussed all or some of The Change Agent materials, ask them to research (online is easiest) a job or career that interests them and to prepare a short presentation, incorporating PowerPoint or other visual media. In their presentation, each student should:
    • provide key information about the job they researched,
    • explain how workplace safety applies to the job, and
    • explain why that career or job would (or, after researching, would not) be a good fit for them.
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  3. Before students shift from researching to creating their presentations, share the opens in a new window Rubric for Presentations with them so that they know how they will be evaluated (and can self- or peer-evaluate). After students present, provide feedback using the rubric.

Workforce readiness skills


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