Welcome to Journeys to Careers


Welcome to Journey to Careers (JTC), a career awareness course that:
• Incorporates 21st learning and project-based learning to support student exploration of the Louisiana Career Education Model and (16) National Career Clusters™
• Exposes students to the Foundation Knowledge and Skills of the (16) National Career Clusters™
• Prepares students to make appropriate academic and career choices that facilitate college and career planning


I will be using this page to keep you updated on what is happening in class, important dates, and copies of handouts and notes.

If you need to contact me, please email at: ktrousse@mylpsd.com

September 12-16, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 6):
Topic:Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Cluster
Monday: Student's are to complete Achieve 3000 (TeenBiz) article- "What the Arts can do for you" Due Friday
Tuesday: Introduction to Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Cluster and Career Spotlight. Directions for Commercial Project will be given and explained.
Wednesday-Thursday: Commercial Project
Friday: Presentation of Commercials.

September 19-23, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 7):
Topic: Business Management/Administration and Finance Cluster
Monday: Lab-Achieve 3000 Article and Career Spotlight--"The Smart Money People" Due Friday
Tuesday: Introduction to Business Management & Administration and Finance Clusters. Directions for Food Truck Project will be given and explained.
Wednesday-Thursday: Food Truck Project.
Friday: Presentation of Food Truck Project.

September 26-30, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 8):
Topic: Education and Training Cluster
Monday: “New Money for New Teachers”—Achieve 3000 due Friday
Tuesday: Introduction to Education and Training Cluster; students discuss and plan new school project.
Wednesday-Thursday: In partners; students plan, create, and design a new school. They will learn and understand what it takes to run and maintain a school as well as the different jobs within a school's structure.
Friday: Students will present and discuss each other's plans and ideas.


October 3-7, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 9):
Topic: Human Services Cluster
Monday: Project Alert
Tuesday: Students discussed careers in the Human Service Cluster (i.e., Social Workers, Customer Service, Care Takers, etc.)
Wednesday-Friday: Students created and completed PSA's (Public Service Announcements). They created a flyer and research issues that needed to be addressed to help better their populations.


October 10-14, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 10):
Topic: Health Science Cluster
Monday: No School Fall Break
Tuesday: No School Fall Break- PD
Wednesday: Students learned about CDC and other jobs in the health field such as doctors, nurses, and other jobs in a hospital setting.
Thursday-Friday:Students discussed and analyzed data for a "Zombie Outbreak" as the CDC (Center for Disease Control) would do to track a world epidemic. They read interviews and tracked symptoms in order to find a common issue for the start of the Zombie epidemic.

October 17-21, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 11):
Topic: Hospitality/ Tourism Cluster
Monday: Intro to cluster through reading and writing about creator of Holiday Inn Hotel chain.
Tuesday: Students will research different attractions and revenue of Louisiana to report as a group to the class.
Wednesday-Thursday: Students will create a plan for a theme park including prices, attractions, and how to help guests feel welcomed.
Friday: Complete and present theme park plan.

October 24-28, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 12):
Topic: IT/Manufacturing Cluster
Monday: Project Alert
Tuesday: Lab "Using Workplace Technology" Article  
Wednesday: Students encompass the daily tasks of a database administrator.
Thursday: Students create ways to classify and organizer information as someone in the IT cluster would do. Students also discussed how the manufacturing cluster is related to the technology cluster as well as different job options in the manufacturing cluster.
Friday: Article Due

October 31-November 4, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 13):
Topic: Marketing and Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Clusters
Monday: Project Alert
Tuesday: Discussion of Marketing Cluster and create a Logo to promote a customer's company.
Wednesday: Discussion of Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Clusters and create a flyer that explains an improvement of the transportation, distribution or logistics.
Thursday: Continuation of Flyer.
Friday: Lab-Research Current Event to Debate whether or not it should be proposed into a Bill.

November 7-11, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 14):
Topic: Government and Public Administration Cluster
Monday: "Wanna Bet"
Tuesday: No School-Election Day
Wednesday:  Current Event Debate to decide whether or not it should be proposed into a Bill.
Thursday: Different options of U.S. governmental job; research and explain.
Friday: Steps on how a bill is constructed and becomes a law and student will create a Bill based off of their debate.

November 14-18, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 15):
Topic: STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Cluster 
Monday: "Wanna Bet"
Tuesday: Lab-"Women at Work in Science" Achieve Article
Wednesday: Students will do a career spotlight on a job in the STEM cluster; each group will display their careers for the students to do a Gallery Walk and learn about each job.
Thursday: Student will do an experiment with paper and books to try and figure out how to stack books two feet off of the ground with specific instructions and limited materials.
Friday: Alternates (Teacher Out)-Will have an assignment due by end of the day outside of classroom. It will be graded. Students will receive it on Thursday and extras will be located on the chair outside of classroom.

November 21-25, 2016:
No school - Thanksgiving Break!!

November 28-December 2, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 16):
Topic: Terms relating to scheduling, graduation, and post high school preparation.
Monday: "Wanna Bet"
Tuesday: Lab
Wednesday: School Counselor information students about scheduling, IGP, and High School
Thursday: School Counselor information students about scheduling, IGP, and High School
Friday: Test on Key terms. TASK test #3

December 5-9, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 17):
Topic: Individualized Graduation Plans (IGP)
Monday: Lab
Tuesday: School Counselor information students about scheduling, IGP, and High School
Wednesday: School Counselor information students about scheduling, IGP, and High School
Thursday: School Counselor information students about scheduling, IGP, and High School
Friday: Review of learned information.

December 12-16, 2016 Weekly Overview (Week 18):
Topic: How to Schedule for High School
Monday: Lab
Tuesday: School Counselor information students about scheduling, IGP, and High School
Wednesday: School Counselor information students about scheduling, IGP, and High School
Thursday: School Counselor information students about scheduling, IGP, and High School
Friday: Review of learned information and practice.

December 19, 2016-January 2, 2017:
No School-Christmas Break!!

January 2-6, 2017 Weekly Overview (Week 19):
Topic: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Monday: No School-Winter Break
Tuesday: Create schedules for Freshman year at South Lafourche. 
Wednesday: Scheduling for South Lafourche-9th Grade
Thursday: Introduction to 7 Habits.
Friday: Introduction to 7 Habits.

January 9-13, 2017 Weekly Overview (Week 20):
Topic: Habit 1-Be Proactive
Monday: Lab-Everfi: Module One-Savings
Tuesday: Habit 1 Intro
Wednesday: Habit 1
Thursday: Habit 1
Friday: Habit 1

January 16-20, 2017 Weekly Overview (Week 21):
Topic: Habit 2-Begin with the End in Mind
Monday- No School- MLK, Jr. Day
Tuesday- Professional Development- No School for Students
Wednesday: Habit 2 Intro
Thursday: Habit 2 
Friday: Habit 2

January 23-27, 2017 Weekly Overview (Week 22):
Topic: Habit 3-Put First Things First
Monday: Lab-Everfi: Module 2: Banking
Tuesday: Habit 3-Intro
Wednesday: Habit 3
Thursday: Habit 3
Friday: TASK Test & Habits 1-3 Quiz

January 30-February 3, 2017 Weekly Overview (Week 23):
Topic: The Relationship Bank & Habit 4- Think Win-Win
Monday: The Relationship Bank
Tuesday: Habit 4
Wednesday: Lab-Everfi: Module 3: Payment Types
Thursday: Habit 4
Friday: TASK Test #4 and Continue working on Study Guide for 7 Habits.

February 6-10, 2017 Weekly Overview (Week 24):
Topic: Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood.
Monday: Lab: Everfi Module 4-Credit Scores
Tuesday: Habit 5
Wednesday: Teacher out-Alternate Assignment (Habit 5 Review)
Thursday: Habit 5
Friday: Quiz Habits 1-5

February 13-17, 2017 Weekly Overview (Week 25):
Topic: DARE **Students must attend sessions to pass DARE and graduate from DARE. Students will receive grades for conduct, participation, homework, and classwork during the two weeks of DARE. Please ensure students attend all days to receive a passing grade and credit for DARE.

February 20-24, 2017 Weekly Overview (Week 26):
Topic: DARE

February 27-May 3, 2017:
No School Mardi Gras Break!!

March 6-10, 2017:
Topic: Habit 6-Synergize
Monday: Lab-Everfi Module 4: Credit Score (MODULES 1-4 DUE FRIDAY MARCH 10.)
Tuesday: Habit 6
Wednesday: Habit 6
Thursday: Teacher out-Students have an alternate assignment due the following day.
Friday: Habit 6

March 13-17, 2016:
Topic: Habit 7- Sharpen the Saw
Monday: Everfi-Module 5: Higher Education--Will be done in classroom.
Tuesday: Habit 7
Wednesday: Habit 7
Thursday: Habit 7
Friday: Habit 1-7 Review

March 20-24, 2017:
Topic: Habits 1-7 Review
Monday: Lab-Everfi Module 6: Renting Vs. Owning
Tuesday: Review and Discuss Habits 1-3
Wednesday: Review and Discuss Habits 4-5
Thursday: Review and Discuss Habits 6-7
Friday: Habits 1-5 Exam

March 27-31, 2017:
Topic: Everfi Detailed Discussion Modules 1& 2: Savings and Banking
Monday: Lab-Everfi Module 7: Insurance & Taxes
Tuesday: Module 1
Wednesday: Module 1
Thursday: Module 2
Friday: Module 2

April 3-7, 2017:
Topic: Everfi Detailed Discussion Modules 3&4: Payment Types and Credit Scores
Monday: Testing
Tuesday: Testing
Wednesday: Testing
Thursday: Module 3
Friday: Module 4

April 10- 14, 2017:
Topic: Everfi Detailed Discussion Modules 5&6: Higher Education & Renting VS. Owning
Monday: Testing
Tuesday: Testing
Wednesday: Testing
Thursday: Module 5 & 6
Friday: No School- Spring Break

April 17-21, 2017:
No School Spring Break!!


April 24-28, 2017:
Topic: Everfi Detailed Discussion Modules 7, 8, & 9: Insurance & Taxes, Consumer Protection, & Investing. Review All modules.
Monday: Lab-Everfi Module 8/9: Consumer Protection & Investing
Tuesday: Testing
Wednesday: Testing
Thursday: Testing
Friday: Everfi Final Exam

May 1-5, 2017:
Topic: "The Pursuit of Happyness"
Monday: Discuss relation of movie to class topics.
Tuesday: Discuss relation of movie to class topics.
Wednesday: Discuss relation of movie to class topics and intro to essay.
Thursday: Essay about movie and class topics.
Friday: Science State Testing/ TASK Test

May 8-12, 2017:
Topic: Job Skills
Monday: Cover Letter and Resume
Tuesday: Job Search and Applications
Wednesday: Teacher and Students on Field Trip
Thursday: Interview Requirements
Friday: Teacher out for Student Council Activity. Alt. Assignment is understanding appropriate workplace behaviors.

May 15-19, 2017:
Topic: Backlash-Cyber Bullying
Monday: Intro to Backlash
Tuesday: Teacher out for Student Council Activity. Alt. Assignment is to create a flyer to discuss seriousness of bullying.
Wednesday: Backlash
Thursday: Backlash
Friday: Backlash/ 8th Grade Farewell/ PBIS

May 22-25, 2017:
Topic: Backlash-Cyber Bullying
Monday: Lab-My Life, My Way
Tuesday: Finish Novel
Wednesday: Review and Discuss Novel
Thursday: Last Day of School For Students (General Classroom Closings)