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Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12), or English Language Arts (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Look To the Future
Description: This lesson is designed to encourage self-analysis of interests and skills as related to occupations, and to encourage future thought about a career identity or role. This lesson will allow students to organize career information to create a slideshow presentation that includes a scanned image of a drawing as they might see themselves in a future occupation. Students will also have the opportunity to create a newsletter help-wanted ads section using desktop publishing software to encourage exploration of various occupations.


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Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: My Favorite Job
Description: This lesson is designed to encourage student participation in discussions of careers without consideration of gender. At this grade level students should be encouraged to express their perception of job characteristics without consideration of "man" jobs and "woman" jobs.


ALEX Podcasts


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Girls Engaged in Math and Science- University (GEMS-U) 2012
Overview:
Girls Engaged in Math and Science University (GEMS-U) is an innovative, exclusive Alabama statewide project designed to actively engage girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in order to better prepare them for college and the 21st Century workforce. In order to do this, the program focuses upon developing and disseminating high quality materials and training resources created by award-winning Alabama educators hosted by the Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)--a nationally-recognized state web portal for teachers, students, and parents. This video highlights the 2012 GEMS-U Exposition. At this event, girls presented projects that they created based upon GEMS-U lesson plans that had been taught by their classroom teachers. For more information on this project please visit the GEMS-U website.


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Girls Engaged in Math and Science- University (GEMS-U) 2011
Overview:
Girls Engaged in Math and Science University (GEMS-U) is an innovative, exclusive Alabama statewide project designed to actively engage girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in order to better prepare them for college and the 21st Century workforce. In order to do this, the program focuses upon developing and disseminating high quality materials and training resources created by award-winning Alabama educators hosted by the Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)--a nationally-recognized state web portal for teachers, students, and parents. This video highlights the 2011 GEMS-U Exposition. At this event, girls presented projects that they created based upon GEMS-U lesson plans that had been taught by their classroom teachers. For more information on this project please visit the GEMS-U website.


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Girls Engaged in Math and Science- University (GEMS-U) 2009
Overview:
Girls Engaged in Math and Science University (GEMS-U) is an innovative, exclusive statewide project designed to develop and disseminate high quality materials and training resources from a panel of elite award-winning Alabama educators hosted by the Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX), a nationally-recognized state web portal for teachers, students, and parents. These resources will be targeted to actively engage girls to better prepare them for the 21st Century workforce. This video highlights the 2009 GEMS-U Exposition. At this event, girls presented projects that they created based upon GEMS-U lesson plans that had been taught by thier classroom teachers. For more information on this project please visit the GEMS-U website.


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Girls Engaged in Math and Science- University (GEMS-U) 2008
Overview:
Girls Engaged in Math and Science University (GEMS-U) is an innovative, exclusive statewide project designed to develop and disseminate high quality materials and training resources from a panel of elite award-winning Alabama educators hosted by the Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX), a nationally-recognized state web portal for teachers, students, and parents. These resources will be targeted to actively engage girls to better prepare them for the 21st Century workforce. This video highlights the 2008 GEMS-U Exposition.  At this event, girls presented projects that they created based upon GEMS-U lesson plans that had been taught by thier classroom teachers. For more information on this project please visit the GEMS-U website.


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Being Better
http://www.pbs.org/b...
Teach students about personal improvement and determination. This lesson plan uses Benjamin Franklin as an example of someone who set goals in life and achieved them. Students will create a self-improvement plan, follow it for one week and write a reflection paper. Follow link and scroll down to lesson #5.

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Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning - Late High School Curriculum Grades 11 and 12
http://www.nacacnet....
A six-session curriculum from the National Association for College Admission Counseling for Grades 11 and 12 for helping students assess where they are in the college planning process.

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Factors in the Admission Decision
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College and university admission committees consider a variety of factors when reviewing applications for incoming students. This resource discusses the factors and the degree to which they are taken into account. Includes data from a an NACAC Admission Trends Survey.

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