Part of Lesson Plan: Preparing for Competitive Events: The Job Application and Interview Event
Activity Overview / Details
The portfolio project should take place in the second half of the course. Because of this, students should have work samples they have saved during the year for this purpose (I suggest this several times during the year). Work samples showcase what the student has accomplished and should--if at all possible--be related to the job for which they are applying. I do not allow the following to be used as work samples: study sheets, true/false or multiple choice completed tests, group assignments. Some good examples include a completed lesson plan that the student has completed as a class project, a brochure the student created for a class assignment, a picture of a bulletin board created by the student, pictures of the student working at a fieldsite as part of the course. Each work sample must:
--demonstrate a skill needed in the job for which the participant is applying.
-- cover one or more Home Economics Careers and Technology Model Curriculum standards for the appropriate grade level and Consumer and Family Studies content area or Home Economics Related Occupations Career Pathway program.
--include documentation showing the student did the work sample (pictures with captions, lesson plans, outlines, examples of original student work – not worksheets)
--provide a written summary that include
a. brief description of the work sample and the steps taken to complete it
b. a statement of how this work sample shows the knowledge and skills described in the standard(s) identified
c. what was learned by doing the work sample
d. the titles of Home Economics Careers and Technology Model Curriculum standard(s) shown in the work sample.