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2019 SDMyLife Training Resources

SDMyLife Overview Flyer 
SDMyLife Frequently Asked Questions 

SDMyLife powered by Xello Trainings Information 

SDMyLife powered by Xello Lesson Available 

Opening Activity - Be Your Own Kind of Super Hero
Activity Theme - Not leaving your life up to chance. 
Instructions: First students will grab a superhero quote card with a superhero exclamation on the back. Next, present the powerpoint which contains 2 careers for each career cluster with a superhero exclamation. Use the the exclamations on the back of the cards and each powerpoint slide to match students to a specific career cluster. (For example, if a student has a quote card with the backside saying “BAM!”, then that student’s given occupation would be in the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources career cluster and he/she would either be a greenhouse technician or a heavy equipment operator.)

    Be Your Own Kind of Super Hero Powerpoint
    Superhero Cards

    Access to previous SDMyLife accounts (Career Cruising)

    The following links allow students and educators to access their previous SDMyLife accounts (Career Cruising).

    Current students can access their previous SDMyLife accounts (Career Cruising) through their new SDMyLife accounts (Xello). To access their old account, students should log in and click their name or avatar in the top right corner. This will provide a drop down menu which allows them to click "Log in to Career Cruising". When students click this option, they should be taken directly to their Career Cruising account.

    Educators may also need to access their Career Cruising account for school accreditation reviews or to access previous SDMyLife data.

    Students' Login
    Educators' Login

    SD Invest 2015: K-2 Resources

    SD Invest 2015: 3-5 Resources

    SD Invest 2015: 6-8 Resources

    SD Invest Soft Skills Resources

    Importance of Soft Skills
    2015 Employer Survey
    The 3 A's Poster
    The 3 A's Explanation
    Top 10 Soft Skills Infographic
    Soft Skills Poster Infographic

    Soft Skills Activities from Workshop
    Balloon Trolley
    Like Clockwork
    Sell the Role
    Red Card/ Green Card

    Links and Resources from Workshop
    Order Skills to Pay the Bills
    Build Dakota Website
    Administrative Rules Relating to SDMyLife
    Example PLP from Chester HS (editable copy can be requested)
    Multi-Year Academic Planner Information

    Activities from Counselors
    Grades K-2:

    The Big Squeeze
    How Santa Got His Job

    Grades 3-5:
    Dream Job Meets Real World 
    Early College Awareness
    Have a Plan
    How Santa Got His Job
    SMART Goals
    The Big Squeeze
    The Great Balloon Race

    Grades 6-8:
    Career Goals and Planning at the Middle School Level
    Early College Awareness
    How Do I Become A...
    SMART Goals

    Grades 9-12:
    Interviewing Techniques
    Learning Styles Research
    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Personal and Group Responsibilities
    SMART Goals
    Time Management

    SD Invest Dr. Trish Hatch Resources

    SD Invest: K-6 College & Career Readiness Resources