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Using the AVL's Ferguson's Career Guidance Center to Research a Career

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Danielle Stamps

Carol Pace


Wilson School, Lauderdale County/ Alabama Virtual Library


Tutorial illustrates the steps  a student should follow to research a career using Ferguson's Career Guidance Center on the Alabama Virtual Library.

Length: 2:51

Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Career and Technical Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

CTE (9-12) Senior Career Pathway Project
1. Create a formal, narrative proposal that communicates a specific concept, process, or product related to a chosen career pathway.
Examples: Effects of Refrigerants on the Ozone Layer, Irrigation and Drainage Systems of Sports Fields, Remodeling a Bathroom for the Physically Handicapped, Marketing a Product for Teenagers, Internship for Becoming a Sushi Chef, Developing a Disaster Response Plan for a Hospital Emergency Room
CTE (9-12) Senior Career Pathway Project
2. Conduct independent research related to a selected project concept.
Examples: Internet research, related readings, original research
CTE (9-12) Senior Career Pathway Project
4. Produce an original multimedia presentation based upon project results.
Examples: producing a digital presentation and oral explanation, creating a documentary, presenting a project model and explanation
ELA2015 (12)
16. Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. [RI.11-12.7]
ELA2015 (12)
25. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question, including a self-generated question, or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. [W.11-12.7]
ELA2015 (12)
40. Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. [L.11-12.6]


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