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NCDG Activities

Career development experts have created these activities to help youth and adults realize the goals of the National Career Development Guidelines.
 

PERSONAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DOMAIN
  PS1 - Develop understanding of yourself to build and maintain a positive self-concept.

About Me (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Introduces students to tools and concepts that will help them explore their interests, skills and abilities (high school).

Being Positive Has Payoffs! (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Explores how attitude can affect life outcomes by taking students through a series of scenarios and asking them to make choices (high school).

You've Already Got a Lot to Offer (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Shows students how everyday activities help develop valuable skills (high school).

ME, Inc. (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Uses the analogy of a corporation to illustrate important components of one's life and asks student CEOs to consider how values influence decisions (high school).

Your Portfolio-Your Own Reality Show (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Shows how maintaining a portfolio can help students (and adults) take advantage of opportunities (high school).

More than Just a Job (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Introduces 14 factors that contribute to job satisfaction (high school).

  PS2 - Develop positive interpersonal skills including respect for diversity.

Variety of Voices

Asks students to act out various scenarios to practice using appropriate voice.

Weather Disasters

Encourages students to work together to discover how atmospheric conditions relate to weather systems.

America Now (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Takes students through a quiz that shows how diverse America is now, and how it will continue to increase in diversity (high school).

Did You Know That? (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Explores how people and cultures from all over the world have contributed to the development of American society (high school).

  PS3 - Integrate personal growth and change into your career development.
There are currently no activities associated with this goal.
  PS4 - Balance personal, leisure, community, learner, family, and work roles.
There are currently no activities associated with this goal.
EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND LIFELONG LEARNING DOMAIN
  ED1 - Attain educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach your personal and career goals.

Education/Career Connections (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Explores the link between high school courses and career options using a video game format (high school).

  ED2 - Participate in ongoing, lifelong learning experiences to enhance your ability to function effectively in a diverse and changing economy.

Diploma? Certificate? What? (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Uses a word scramble game to define key terms students will encounter as they explore their post-high school options (high school).

Putting ME, Inc. to Work (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Uses a true/false quiz to illustrate some basic facts about conducting a job search (high school).

CAREER MANAGEMENT DOMAIN
  CM1 - Create and manage a career plan that meets your career goals.

You Mean That's a Myth? (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Uses a true/false quiz to separate career assessment myth from reality (high school).

Ready! Set! Goal! (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Outlines a process for setting realistic, achievable goals through a series of quizzes and scenarios (high school).

  CM2 - Use a process of decision-making as one component of career development.

Which Road Do I Take?

Uses Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" to launch a discussion on decision-making.

Things that Affect Decisions (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Makes students aware of the various things that influence decisions by having them decide which of 11 influence factors applies in a series of scenarios (high school).

How Decision-Making Works (opens a flash activity in a  new window)

Illustrates a 7-step decision-making model through a multiple choice quiz (high school).

  CM3 - Use accurate, current, and unbiased career information during career planning and management.

Exploring Occupations (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Gives students some ideas on where to look for information about careers, and how to interpret that information (high school).

  CM4 - Master academic, occupational, and general employability skills in order to obtain, create, maintain, and/or advance your employment.

A Resume IS and IS NOT (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Explores some dos and don'ts of resume writing using a maze game (high school).

Creating a Targeted Resume (opens a flash activity in a new window)

Shows how to create a targeted resume through example and a series of exercises (high school).

  CM5 - Integrate changing employment trends, societal needs, and economic conditions into your career plans.
There are currently no activities associated with this goal.