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6-12 Education College & Career

Discovering Careers, 9th Edition

By: John A. Wanat, E. Weston Pfeiffer, and Richard Van Gulik
ISBN: 978-1-63126-605-8
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2018
Subject: Career Education
Description
Discovering Careers introduces career exploration in conjunction with the 16 career clusters. College and career readiness activities covering writing, speaking, and listening are included, as well as Career Ready Practices.
  • A project-based Personal Achievement Plan guides students in preparing a career plan.
  • College and Career Readiness Portfolio activities provide students an opportunity to create a personal portfolio.
  • A Math Skills Handbook provides a quick reference for basic math functions.
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Text 480 978-1-63126-605-8 $93.28
Discovering Careers introduces career exploration in conjunction with the 16 career clusters. College and career readiness activities covering writing, speaking, and listening are included, as well as Career Ready Practices.
  • A project-based Personal Achievement Plan guides students in preparing a career plan.
  • College and Career Readiness Portfolio activities provide students an opportunity to create a personal portfolio.
  • A Math Skills Handbook provides a quick reference for basic math functions.
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Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-63126-607-2 $107.28
The Online Learning Suite offers a complete learning package that is accessible through any Internet-enabled device, including computers, smartphones, and tablets. Students can study in the classroom or on the go: whenever or wherever it is most convenient.

Instructional materials included are:

Online Textbook
All content from the print textbook is included with exact page reproductions to ensure that students do not miss any important information or illustrations. Navigation is easy with a linked table of contents, and the search function helps students to easily find information.

Companion Website
Activities that correspond to textbook content are readily available on this companion website that provides a means of attracting student attention while increasing comprehension and retention of key concepts. Vocabulary games, e-flash cards, and interactive quizzes are examples of the included content.

Online Student Workbook
This is an exact reproduction of the printed workbook with features that provide options to meet classroom needs. Pages can be printed on demand for assignment, or students can complete their assignments online using embedded form fields and then print or e-mail the results for grading.

Charting Your Career: Interest Inventory is a hands-on career exploration tool for use in the classroom or independently. Online access makes it easy for students to complete the interest inventory questionnaire. As students respond to statements, their scores are automatically calculated. While viewing their results, students can access web links to resources for career research. Student results can be printed and/or e-mailed directly to the student and instructor.
Bundle (Text + Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription) (min. 15) 978-1-63126-608-9 $139.92
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Learning Suite 6yr. Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
Workbook 146 978-1-63126-609-6 $23.40
Organized to follow the textbook on a chapter-by-chapter basis, providing questions to help the student review the material presented in the chapter. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Instructor's Edition 978-1-63126-610-2 $120.00 *
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-63126-611-9 $260.00 *
This Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor’s Resources. Includes an introduction and overview of the teaching material, best practices and classroom strategies, assessment rubrics, and correlations to national standards in PDF format.
  • Chapter Resources. Material provided for each chapter of the text includes:
    • Answer Keys for chapter review questions and activities in PDF format.
    • Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
    • Teaching Visuals and masters in PDF format.
System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 7/8/10, 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer®, allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
*Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
Macintosh®: Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.6 or higher, 2GB RAM, Safari®, allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
*Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 978-1-63126-612-6 $248.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This product includes 19 test banks with a total of 590 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64-bit); Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or higher (or equivalent); 2GB RAM; 500MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.9, 10.10, or 10.11; Intel® Processor 2GHz or higher; 32-bit and 64-bit Kernel and Extensions; 2GB RAM; 300MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 978-1-63126-613-3 $240.00 *
This product contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 19 chapters, comprising over 500 slides of instructional material.

The presentations are best viewed in PowerPoint 2003 or higher or in the PowerPoint Viewer. If viewed in earlier versions of PowerPoint, they may not display properly. Also provided is a link that allows download of the current version of PowerPoint Viewer. Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.

Recommended System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 7/8/10, 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
*Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.

Macintosh®:Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.6 or higher, 256MB RAM, Safari®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
*Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.
Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Individual Subscription 978-1-63126-614-0 $528.00 *
The Online Instructor Resources 6yr. Subscription provides 6 years of individual access to the classroom materials used most—all in one convenient location. This provides instructor access to the online textbook, workbook, instructor's edition, answer keys, lesson plans, Data File Solutions, Activity Masters, Presentation Masters, presentations for PowerPoint®, and ExamView® Assessment Suite Software with question banks.
Companion Website       View Site
*To order this item, please call 800.323.0440.
Previous Edition
Discovering Careers, 8th Edition
Table of Contents

Career Exploration
1. The World of Work
2. Learning about Yourself
3. Learning about Careers
4. Creating a Career Plan
Career Readiness
5. Education and Training
6. Succeeding at Work
7. Safety
8. Mathematics and Technology
9. Communication
10. Digital Citizenship
11. Good Health and Appearance
12. Leadership
13. Time Management and Study Skills
Finding a Job
14. Job Search Skills
15. Interviewing for a Job
16. Workplace Expectations
Growing toward Independence
17. Paychecks and Taxes
18. Banking
19. Money Management
Look Inside
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Career Education)
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Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Career Education)
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Chapter 10 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Career Education)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
PPS
Chapter 1 (PPS, 1.45 MB)
Companion Website
www.g-wlearning.com
View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Career Education)
Correlations
South Carolina
 
Introduction to Career Clusters, Grades 7-8
Texas
PDF
Investigating Careers (PDF, 148 KB)
Utah
 
College and Career Awareness
About the Author(s)

John A. Wanat - is executive director of the Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities, and Veterans' Interment and author of numerous textbooks, articles, and audiovisual materials. Previously he managed several New Jersey State Department of Education bureaus and implemented a statewide program that found jobs for 10,000 high school graduates not bound for college. Wanat's career has included coordinating degree and nondegree programs for the Center for Occupational Education at Jersey City State College. He also has served as vice president of a security training institute, director of an adult learning center, and publisher/editor of two national education magazines.

E. Weston Pfeiffer - provides consulting services to major corporations, the World Bank, and numerous education agencies. Pfeiffer began his career as a teacher, then joined the New Jersey Department of Education's Division of Vocational Education. There he was state supervisor of cooperative industrial education, lead program specialist for trade and industrial education, and state director for apprentice training. Recently Pfeiffer has served as advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor on technical and vocational training programs in Europe and the Middle East. He is a founding member of the Cooperative Work Experience Education Association.

Richard Van Gulik - is assistant director for curriculum at Withlacoochee Technical Institute. Previously he was superintendent of Hunterdon County Polytech and principal of Salem County Vocational School. While he was principal, Salem County Vocational School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the top 10 vocational programs in the nation. Van Gulik also served as program specialist in trade and industrial education for New Jersey's Department of Education. He is a leader in initiating programs that address the employment needs of his county and in creating school-to-career and mentoring opportunities for students in vocational programs.