WEEK ELEVEN: CAREERS IN HOUSING & TECHNOLOGY
MODULE OBJECTIVES (based on National Standards for Family & Consumer Sciences, 2008-2018 for Housing & Interior Design):
- Analyze career paths within the housing, interior design, and furnishings industries (11.1).
- Explain the roles and functions of individuals engaged in housing and interior design careers (11.1.1).
- Analyze career paths and opportunities for employment and entrepreneurial endeavors (11.1.2).
- Summarize education, training, and credentialing requirements and opportunities for career paths in housing and interior design (11.1.3).
- Analyze the impact of housing and interior design careers on local, state, national, and global economies (11.1.4).
- Analyze the role of professional organizations in housing and interior design professions (11.1.6).
- Analyze the attitudes, traits, and values of professional responsibility, accountability and effectiveness required for careers in housing and interior design (11.1.7).
WEEK ELEVEN TASKS.
ReadChapter 24: Researching Careers in Housing and Interior Design(2011) pages 656-673.
Chapter 25: Preparing for Career Success in Housing and Interior Design (2011) pages 674-691.
For each module (weeks 3-11) students will be required to complete design activities and/or assessments (see sample activities in the next column) that could be used in a secondary classroom as an example. The completed assessments are included in a curriculum portfolio showcasing the pre-service teacher's mastery of the content and ability to apply the concepts he/she is expected to teach.
A. Creating a Resume: Assemble information about jobs you have held in the past, your educational experience, and any volunteer work you have done. Use that information to create a resume. Proofread your resume carefully before including in your portfolio.
B. Writing a Cover Letter: Suppose you find an add for a job that fits your career goal. Write a cover letter to the company’s personnel director that explains why you believe you are qualified for the position.
TASK 3: DESIGN CHALLENGE
Each week, students are required to complete a design challenge that focuses on the application of the content covered in the readings presented in the textbook. Students are expected to present their best work and compile a curriculum portfolio that showcases their abilities in Housing & Interior Design content. The final design challenge integrates information about careers in interior design and housing into the process of creating a new design for a career center. Students have to explore various careers that should be featured in the career center and organize the layout for the learning center. The final product will be included in the final portfolio submission at the end of the semester.