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Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: You Can Do It!
Description: A great pep talk, this lesson will provide motivation and inspiration to students through a web-based video and group reflection time.  Students will discuss obstacles to reaching goals and ways in which to overcome those obstacles.  This brief lesson is rich with opportunity for a counselor or teacher to encourage high school students students.  Using this lesson when semester exams or other stressful times are approaching would be a good idea!


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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 thing to do is . . . ”
Description: The counselor, through discussion and encouraging the students to draw, will introduce the concept of individual skills and interests.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Arts - Photography - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - Human Behavior
Title: Jimmy Chin Sees Adventure: What Do You See?     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students begin to explore how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions. They explore photographs taken by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jimmy Chin and examine how their own perceptions influence how they see the photograph.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



ALEX Podcasts


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Wild About Reading
Overview:
This podcast was created by students to show their excitement in participating in the reading program "Wild About Reading".   At the end of the reading program, this podcast was shown at a school wide reading pep rally.  This podcast is used as a comical and fun way to motivate students to read.


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The Ferguson Career Guidance Center
Overview:
This podcast was created as a tutorial on using the Ferguson Career Guidance Center.  The Ferguson Career Guidance Center can be accessed through the Alabama Virtual Library website.  The Ferguson Center provides information on job profiles, job hunting techniques, college planning and financial aid.  The Ferguson Center also provides an interest assessment which will match a person's interests to careers and industries.


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Before You Apply
http://www.nacacnet....
This resource guides students through a self-assessment to be conducted before starting a college search. By determining wants, needs, values, goals, etc., students will be able to more effectively select colleges with the appropriate climate and programs.

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How To Recruit Colleges: The Arts Applicant’s Role as a College Recruiter
http://www.nacacnet....
For a student of the arts with a distinct, identity-based talent, the college application process can be more of a college recruitment process. This resource discusses the specialized application criteria often required of young artists such as portfolios or auditions. Also suggests investigative questions to ask regarding job placement in various arts careers.

Alabama Virtual Library
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham
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The Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation
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