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Career Education - High School

Career Education – High School

CAREER EDUCATION – 16 Career Clusters, Virtual Industry Tours

Recommended minutes per day: 60 minutes per Cluster

Hear and learn from industry professionals

These virtual tours will provide a unique opportunity to get a glimpse inside Nebraska-based industries without leaving your home or classroom.

The videos showcase different business and industries in each of the sixteen Career Clusters in the Nebraska Model.  In addition to the tour of the business/industry, the videos also contain interviews with employees and managers discussing work requirements, education levels, salary and job prospects.

The videos will provide an accurate picture of today’s workplace, breaking down stereotypes and assumptions while emphasizing the knowledge and skills required to be successful.

ACTIVITY:

  • Watch all virtual tours relating to one of the 16 career clusters.
  • Write a summer of each virtual tour, name of business, location, services provided, career opportunities, level of education required, overall thoughts about working in this industry, etc.
  • Download discussion guides and review with family member.

RESOURCES:

Career Cluster Tours:

https://www.nebraskacareerclusters.com/

Discussion Guides:

https://www.nebraskacareerclusters.com/resources/

Recommended Minutes Per Day: 30 minutes

ACTIVITIES:

  • Review legal aspects of owning and operating a business. Explore law-related education tools available through the Nebraska Bar Association.
  • Explore Health Science related careers and demand. Consider health science career options beyond doctor and nurse that exist with extremely high demand in our community.
  • Participate in an online stock market simulation
  • Explore consumer research on a household product or service
  • Review credit card and debt simulations
  • Explore various careers. Determine education needed, salary, demand for that career in this area and beyond.
  • Risk management activity: Explore different types of insurance and have conversations about risk tolerance and the cost/benefit of different types of insurance.
  • Explore savings and investment tools, including but not limited to stock market simulations and investment market research.
  • Create a technology application through an online app generator tool.
  • Design with technology.

RESOURCES:

Personal Finance, Grade 12

Recommended Minutes Per Day: 30 minutes

ACTIVITIES:

  • Participate in an online stock market simulation
  • Explore consumer research on a household product or service
  • Review credit card and debt simulations
  • Explore various careers. Determine education needed, salary, demand for that career in this area and beyond.
  • Risk management activity: Explore different types of insurance and have conversations about risk tolerance and the cost/benefit of different types of insurance.
  • Explore savings and investment tools, including but not limited to stock market simulations and investment market research.

RESOURCES:

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING PATHWAY

Recommended Minutes Per Day: 30 minutes

ACTIVITIES:

Global Impact of Covid-19 on Education

RESOURCES:

  • Choose one article from https://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html
  • Write a summer of each virtual tour, name of business, location, services provided, career opportunities, level of education required, overall thoughts about working in this industry, etc.

 

ACTIVITIES:

I Love Public Schools - Innovation in Nebraska Education

  • Choose an “I Love Public Schools” video to view to see innovative education programs throughout Nebraska.  https://www.youtube.com/user/NElovesPS
  • How might OPS be more innovative at the primary or secondary level?

Fundamentals of Architecture

Recommended minutes per day: 60 minutes

Students can access free design software, along with free educational resources in manufacturing, construction, and production—including self-paced online courses, guided webinars, tutorials, industry contests, class projects, and curriculum for all levels.

Fundamentals of Architecture: Part 1

10 lessons | 4 hours 30 minutes

Learn the basics of Revit for architectural design. In Part 1 of this two-part course we'll cover the fundamental concepts of architecture and the associated skills you'll need in Autodesk software to design your own buildings. We'll also provide deeper explanations into concepts and building tectonics at a residential scale. This course also provides you with a good conceptual understanding of Building Information Modeling (BIM) across modeling categories of walls, doors and windows, and roofs. That way, you begin creating your own design projects and sharing them with others. After you've completed Part 1 of the course, you can continue with Part 2 to learn about modeling complex walls, stairs and railings, structural framing, documentation, and visualization.

Fundamentals of Architecture: Part 2

12 lessons | 7 hours 15 minutes

Learn the basics of Revit for architectural design. In Part 2 of this two-part course, we'll cover complex walls, stairs and railings, structural framing, documentation, and visualization categories. If you haven't already completed Part 1 of the "Fundamentals of Architecture" (also provided on this site), we recommend doing so before continuing with this second part of the course. Across these 10 lessons, we'll extend many of the fundamentals introduced in Part 1, and we'll continue to develop our skillset with Building Information Modeling (BIM).

 

Learn Fusion 360

Recommended minutes per day: 90 minutes

*This Activity requires that you create an account with Autodesk, software may need to be downloaded.

In this activity, you will use Autodesk® Fusion 360™, a cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM tool for product development that combines industrial and mechanical design, collaboration, and machining. Fusion 360 is available for both PC and Mac users and enables fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept-to-manufacturing platform. Best of all, it's free for educators, students, and institutions! 

Get the software
Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software
Autodesk® ReCap™*
*As of September 7, 2017, ReMake software has been replaced with ReCap Photo, which is available through a subscription to ReCap Pro or the ReCap Pro Educational license.

Additional resources are available here:
System requirements Fusion 360
Installation support Fusion 360

ACTIVITY:

https://academy.autodesk.com/course/129267/introduction-cad-learn-fusion-360-90-minutes

Once you have completed the introduction, try the next activity.

Introduction to 3D Modeling

https://academy.autodesk.com/node/126272/take?q-nr=2

OPS Library Services Resources

 

Career Education - Middle School

Career Education – Middle School

Recommended Minutes Per Day: 30 minutes

ACTIVITY:

 

Life Skills/College and Career Ready Skills/Tech and Living

Recommend Time: 30-60 minutes, varies per activity.

The following videos are examples of actives that parents/guardians can use to help teach kids some basic life skills. 

ACTIVITY:

  • Read and follow instructions (cooking and baking, clothing care)
  • Write down step-by-step instructions to successfully complete the activity
  • Cook simple meals or snacks (use math to reinforce measure skills)
  • Create weekly schedule to wash, dry, fold, and put away laundry
  • Assist with meal planning

*Do not attempt without adult supervision

RESOURCES:

Laundry:

How to do Laundry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OavAnJ9Jegs

How to Iron

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5rG2Cj3PVc&t=300s

Cooking:

How to Keep Kids SAFE in the Kitchen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVtwhOHLP44

How to Make Your Kids INDEPENDENT in the Kitchen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAMsdxdEUHk

3 Breakfast Your Kids Can Cook Themselves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqhqIfHww7g

5 Homework Snacks Kids Can Make

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrXWIWlF5_M

Foolproof Chocolate Cake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-EpJxKwBhs

3 Mother's Day Breakfasts Kids Can Make

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRzq-rAKU4s

Let's Cook! Life Skills/ Kids with Autism

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3YK1ceSrmY

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbjNggDQ7QU

OPS Library Services Resources

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