Student Retention and Persistence

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Budgeting: Learning to Manage Money to Achieve Your Goals

The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn the importance of budgeting from a monthly income and analyzing common monthly expenses in order to select a career that will allow them a reasonable standard of living. This lesson aims to motivate students to further their education and set career and financial goals.

 

 

GED Content Areas

  • Number and Ratios

Digital Fluency and Final Test

In order for students to be successful in online portals and in the workplace, they must possess proficient digital literacy skills. The purpose of this lesson is to teach how to find legitimate information online.

GED Content Areas

  • Reading

Don’t Let Cost Be Your Goal Buster: Ways to Pay for Higher Education

Students will learn about various ways to pay for higher education, which may encourage them to pursue a certificate or degree that will help them with a career. Specifically, students will learn about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship and other grants, scholarships, and loans. Students will be encouraged not to charge tuition on credit cards and to avoid high interest loans if at all possible.

 

GED Content Areas

  • Reading

Educate, Respect, and Protect Yourself

In order for students to be successful in online portals and in the workplace, they must possess proficient digital literacy skills.  The purpose of this lesson is to teach the importance of utilizing technology responsibly.

GED Content Areas

  • Reading

GED Success Stories and Steps to Higher Education

Students will determine the key steps to beginning higher education courses. This lesson seeks to encourage students to earn their GEDs and pursue higher education degrees, certificates, or training.

GED Content Areas

  • Writing

Gifted: Finding Your Multiple Intelligences

Students will be able to read biographies closely to determine which multiple intelligence(s) are emphasized in order to understand their own intelligences and choose related careers. This lesson is designed to encourage students that they are intelligent and that they have gifts that can contribute to society.

GED Content Areas

  • Reading

Goal Boosters vs. Goal Busters

To teach students the importance of identifying hindrances to goal achievement

GED Content Areas

  • Reading
  • Writing

Listening and Speaking Skills: The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout

Students will practice active listening skills and participate in small group and whole class discussion of a speech and the transcript of that speech. These listening and speaking skills are necessary for success in most jobs.

 

 

 

GED Content Areas

  • Speaking and Listening

Netiquette

In order for students to be successful in online portals and in the workplace, they must possess proficient digital literacy skills. The purpose of this lesson is to teach the Netiquette necessary for professional interactions online.

GED Content Areas

  • Reading

Part 1 of Essay on a Goal Achiever

Students will find relevant articles about a person who achieved a great goal. Students will analyze the articles for credibility and usefulness and use those articles to answer questions about the person. The students will write an informative essay on the person in a subsequent lesson. This lesson is important in that it will hopefully inspire students to set and achieve their own goals. This lesson will help students build their writing skills.

 

GED Content Areas

  • Writing

Part 2 of Essay on a Goal Achiever: Writing the First Draft

Students will write an informative essay with sufficient textual evidence.

 

GED Content Areas

  • Writing

SMART Goal-Setting

Goal-setting is a required element of KYAE program intake and orientation but is also critical to college- and career-readiness and success.

GED Content Areas

  • Reading
  • Writing

The Vocabulary of Saving and Investing Money

Students will use context clues to determine the meanings of new words in articles about personal finance. Students will need to use this skill in future class, on exams, and in the workplace. Students will learn about the importance of saving and some basic ways to invest their money.

GED Content Areas

  • Language

Welding Terminology, Joint and Weld Types, Diagrams and Symbols

This lesson is part of the development of a unit on Introductions to different Careers in the workplace. It is meant to create interest in a career in welding for those GED students who do not wish to pursue more academic based careers by showing they are already equipped (or could easily become equipped) to pursue a career in this field. This lesson also teaches strategies for finding meaning in job-specific vocabulary.

GED Content Areas

  • Reading

What Dream Picked You?

To teach students the importance of setting goals and finding their gifts

GED Content Areas

  • Reading

What is Your Why?

In this lesson targeted at students beginning their GED® credential attainment journey, students will be asking themselves why they are deciding to pursue their goals, providing more direction for their efforts.

GED Content Areas

  • Reading
  • Writing