Author:
Carrie Robledo
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
6-12 Design Thinking, 6-12-design-thinking
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English

Education Standards

ELA - Career Research Product

ELA - Career Research Product

Overview

Students will use digital tools to produce and publish individual infographics. Each student will insert their Infographic into a digital book which will showcase all student career investigations and serve as a future guide for career path questions.

Instructor Directions

 

Name of Project: Career Research Product

 

Project Description

Name of ProjectCareer Research Product
Subject AreaEnglish
Targeted StandardsSL.11-12.5
Driving Question / Problem / ActivatorWhat are the benefits of using an infographic to display my career research?
Project SummaryStudents will use digital tools to produce and publish individual infographics. Each student will insert their Infographic into a digital book which will showcase all student career investigations and serve as a future guide for career path questions.
Estimated Time180 minutes
Materials / Resources (including link to slideshow if available)Students have been researching their chosen career path. They have already evaluated sources for credibility and created at least three research fact sheets using Cornell notes and their citation information.Students will need access to:
  • Online infographic generator tool such as Canva.com, Piktochart, etc.
Lesson Directions:
  1. Students have been exposed to Infographics prior to the 12th grade; however, we will utilize a Google slideshow to provide a brief review:
  • Definition
  • Possible Use
  • Design
  • Analyzation Practice
The following components are what students will use to create their Career Research Infographic.
  1. Students use their career research information to design their own infographic. This can be created through Canva.com, Piktochart, or some other online template.
Their infographics will include details such as:
  • Nature of the job (description of duties & responsibilities)
  • Education, Training, & Qualifications Required
  • Expected earning potential & opportunity for advancement
  • Links to
  • their MLA Works Cited page
  • Job Posting: Students will find a current job posting for their chosen career, either online or in print. If the job posting is in print, they will need to scan it to google docs to insert into their Infographic.
  • Summary of Chosen Career: Students will write a summary of their chosen career path utilizing their Cornell notes. The summary should be approximately 3-5 paragraphs in length. Students will use MLA format to include a minimum of 2 in text citations within their summary.
  1. During the research process, using community resources and student contacts, students were linked with professionals in their chosen field.  Students used Google Meet/Chat to interview and gather details. Upon completion of the infographic, students will share it with their professional and gather feedback on its accuracy and design. Students will revise as needed.
  1. Each student will insert their Infographic into a digital book (we will use www.bookcreator.com) which will showcase all student career investigations and serve as a future guide for career path questions.
Tags#Infographic #Careerresearch

Project Outline 

AskYou will create an infographic to showcase a career path of your choosing.
ImagineImagine that you will represent your company at a career fair. You will use an eye-catching infographic to recruit new people to your chosen field of work.
PlanStudents will create a sketch on paper to create a layout to organize research that will be embedded in their digital design. Elements should include educational requirement, salary, etc..based on the research conducted.
CreateStudents will create their digital Career Research Infographic using the infographic tool
ImproveStudents will  work with a partner ( think- pair-share) and provide feedback regarding design and layout of the Infographic. Students will also receive feedback from their community professional.
Closure / Student ReflectionsEach student will insert their Infographic into a digital book (we will use www.bookcreator.com) which will showcase all student career investigations and serve as a future guide for career path questions.
Possible Modifications / ExtensionsUsing their research information, students can create a predicted future resume for their chosen career path. There are many resume builders on canva.com.

Evaluation (Pre/Post)  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F6iiI7l4sHVc_SOcwiCCm1zHkX8YCF9gC6IuV-EG1xU/edit?usp=sharing

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hzyrbZkQy0cXt5Gsko_IegnDRKHiO9vuMPRwFIlKOpw/edit?usp=sharing

Credits or Modified From

Analyzing Infographics: https://creativeeducator.tech4learning.com/2013/lessons/Infographics

Additional Resources / Help for teaching this lesson

www.purduewiseowl.com

 

Sample Pictures / Video