Resources are provided with this practice
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This practice assists students to identify their level of competency across a range of life skills such as
- using technology
- getting around on public transport
Students are introduced to life skill goal-setting via some case studies. They are then invited to explore their own life skills on the myWAY Employability website.
The MyWay Employability practices on inclusionED meet the needs of diverse learners and most resources are scaffolded. Some students may require a peer mentor to engage to navigate the website.
This practice aligns with the General Capabilities of the Australian curriculum as described on the website of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
This practice also aligns with the National Curriculum Work Studies as described on the website of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.
This practice will help students to
Assess their life skills
Set life-skill goals
This practice will help teachers to
Use myWAY Employability
Where this practice fits into myWAY Employability educator resources
Apply this practice with your students
The tabs below provide information to support your implementation of this practice. The sequence aligns with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership's High-Quality Professional Learning Cycle. You can find out more about high quality professional learning in the Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders.
Familiarise yourself with the Life Skills & Goal Setting quiz on the myWAY Employability website so that you can demonstrate it to students and assist them in class if needed.
Choose from several resource materials provided in this practice to use or adapt ahead of the lesson.
The glossary can be used to assist students to pre-learn the vocabulary used in this practice. If you are not sure how to pre-teach vocabulary, we have a quick example inserted at the end of this planning section which is intended for viewing by teachers only.
Activity: Goal setting
Teacher notes explain the Goal-setting activity.
Three versions of the Goal-setting Case-studies activity student worksheets.
Activity: Soft skills
Teacher notes explain the Soft skills activity.
Three versions of the student worksheet for the Soft skills activity.
Activity: Elevator pitch
Teacher notes explain the Elevator pitch activity.
Three versions of the student worksheet for the Elevator pitch activity.
Peer modelling video - Elevator pitch
A peer video accompanies the Elevator pitch activity.
Your students are likely prepared for completing the goal-setting interactive activity on the myWAY Employability website.
This Lesson Plan is incorporated in Section C: Apply the practice below.
Have all students created an individualised login?
Do all students have access to the myWAY Employability website?
- If needed, have you organised a peer mentor or an additional adult?
The glossary can be used to assist students to pre-learn the vocabulary used in this practice. If you want to refresh how to pre-teach vocabulary, we have a quick example here, which is for viewing by teachers only.
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1. Login to myWay Employability
Ensure that your students have access to a computer to individually log onto the myWAY Employability website.
2. Please adapt this lesson plan to meet your needs
3. Introduce the myWAY Employability Goal-Setting Activity
Go to the myWAY Employability website and show students the Goal-setting section on the dashboard. You will need Internet access for this task.
Use a Smartboard if you have one available, otherwise ask students to go the website (using a computer or tablet) and talk them through it.
Demonstrate to students how to complete the activity you might find the peer video helpful.
Navigate myWAY Employability
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Reflect on your student goals
Please enter student goals in B. Set Goals
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Reflect on your teacher goals
Please enter teacher goals in B. Set Goals
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