Educator Resources

Welcome Educators!

We believe that the Career Catalyst is a powerful resource for students to use on their own, however, having an adult to guide and facilitate the experience with reflective and collaborative activities can empower learners to go further with their career exploration process. Be sure to check out the Changemaker Wall to see how students are articulating their desire to bring change to the world through school and work.

We Need Educator Testimonials

We are collecting testimonials from educators who can share experiences about the impact of the Career Catalyst on students. How have you used the Career Catalyst? How did it benefit students? (Individual student stories are welcome)

Please email your testimonial to prior to November 17, 2018.

We will award five Amazon gift cards ($30 each) to the authors of the five testimonials that we select to highlight for our funder.

The lesson plans below offer enrichment and group activities as well as strategies for curriculum integration.

Introductory Resources

Educator Guide

How to approach the Career Catalyst and use the lesson plans:


Getting Started with the Career Catalyst

Foundation for career awareness, exploration, and planning:


Know Yourself Lesson Plans

Standalone Lessons

Increase engagement AS STUDENTS DO each Know Yourself activity:

Interest Profiler/Interest Results
Connect to Your World
Career Profiles
Changemaker Statement

Enrichment Activities

Use AFTER STUDENTS COMPLETE all Know Yourself activities:

Diving Deeper Enrichment Activities

Connect with Others Lesson Plans

Standalone Lessons

Guide students as they engage in each Connect with Others activity:

Career Talk
Build Your Network
Informational Interview

The Career Catalyst has been used in classrooms and community-based organizations for students aged 14 to 24 since 2013.

"By incorporating Green 360 in our Green Cadre Work Readiness course we give our students the tools and processes to better understand the environmental challenges society faces, build a network of experts, mentors, and collaborators, and investigate how they might discover and pursue a career that can make a difference in a way that is meaningful and rewarding to them."
— Teacher

"I work with educators all over the country and I have never heard of a program as innovative and unique as Green 360."
— President, CEO, Green Schools National Network

Creative Commons License

License for use: All lesson plans on the Site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Users may: (1) Share—copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and (2) Adapt—remix, transform, and build upon the materials.