Next-Gen Advisory: 10 Keys to College & Career Readiness - Vander Ark on Innovation College and career readiness means a lot more than passing a community college entrance exam (although that is the minimum bar for all kids). It requires a set of deeper learning experiences that result in the knowledge, skills and dispositions young people will need to succeed (for more see David Conley's new book, Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core: What Every Educator Needs to Know ). In many high schools, the shuffle of a discipline-based, big-catalog master schedule can lead to a lack of sustained relationships and opportunities for students to fall through the cracks. Important outcomes get little attention with the lack of a an advisory spine. All of the great high schools that I visit have a strong distributed counseling system and advisory structure--a souped up homeroom that promotes a sustained relationship with an advisor, academic monitoring and management, and links to services. 1.
Teaching English using iPads – Day 2 by @InstTechTalk This is the 2nd post in a series of posts pertaining to how I am teaching Summer School English using 1:1 iPads. See Day 1 to start from the beginning. Our day started with all of our students being kicked off of the wireless network. College and Career Readiness All Oak Hills High School Students will achieve success by graduating with a shared sense of global awareness and the critical skills to be career and college ready. Vision Oak Hills High School will be nationally recognized for innovative program of study, distinguished faculty, and exceptional student achievement.
CUNY Games Network Created by Francesco Crocco This is a cooperative learning game that may be played verbally or in writing. Objectives 1) The point of this game is to cooperatively build an idea that involves memory recall, argumentation, and applied learning. What is ACCUPLACER? - Student Assessment - College Board ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. ACCUPLACER is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level.
Seeing the Process for the Trees: Process Writing and Play First of all, games are packages of images, rules, and movable cardboard parts. This makes educational games, of course, a technology, but also a type of multimodal pedagogy. Most instructors already perceive the value in bringing at least some multimodal pedagogy into their classrooms, given that visual media surrounds their students, and students should reflect upon it. According to Selfe and Takayoshi (2008), instructors also desire to use multimodal pedagogy because they believe students are able to reason and communicate effectively in such spaces (such as blogs and social networks), and these spaces can make writing and reasoning instruction more relevant to them (p. 3-5).
Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond. Principal Jeffrey McClellan (above) leads MC2 STEM High School, where campuses are embedded in STEM-related businesses such as the Great Lakes Science Center (right) to help emphasize the connection between school and the working world. Credit: Zachary Fink Rhetoric and Composition/Rhetorical Analysis Overview of Rhetorical Analysis A RHETORICAL ANALYSIS REFERS TO THE PROCESS OF ANALYZING A TEXT, GIVEN SOURCE OR ARTIFACT. The text, source, or artifact may be in written form or in some different sort of communication. The goal of a rhetorical analysis is to take into consideration the purpose, audience, genre, stance, and media/design of the given rhetorical situation.
STEM Connection: From Classroom to Workplace How Successful Careers Begin in SchoolAt this STEM high school in Cleveland, Ohio, integrated project-based learning and real-world internship experiences build the crucial link between academic achievement and future economic success. Integrated Projects = Deeper LearningHere's how one school designs rigorous projects that blend STEM with other core subjects. See how this strategy might work for you. Internships Provide On-the-Job LearningRespect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students.
What Is Rhetoric? Rhetoric has many definitions, and in today's society it can have negative connotations. That is why it may be confusing to you when you see that your English class is called "Composition and Rhetoric" in high school or college. Rhetoric can refer to exaggerated or inflated talk, much like that which we hear in political speeches. That is because rhetoric refers to the art of persuasion through carefully crafted words. Global Citizen Year » Resources The Brits do it. The Aussies love it. Even the French are fans. So why don’t more Americans take a bridge year? The short answer is that, though interest increases steadily each year, the idea of a bridge year is still a foreign concept for most Americans. Raised in a culture that propels them directly from high school to college, students in the US rarely consider the possibility of choosing an option that, they fear, might get them “off track”.
University of Toronto Varsity Blues More Stories General The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men's and women's volleyball teams open this season at home on Sunday, November 8 when they host their cross-town rivals, the Ryerson Rams, ...