8th gRADE careers
Description of Course: Students will explore different career paths and job opportunities. They will work as a team creating and running a business. They will work on a career portfolio concerning a career of their choice. They will be graded in Art, Social Studies, ITEC, Computer Apps, and FACS on projects that involve this career. They will present their work at Career Town in April. Students will be required to job shadow a person of their choice during the school year and will be allowed a day to do this.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to:
Present detailed information on their career and school.
Create and proofread research report and presentation board
Do a variety of projects using the Internet.
Job Shadow a person and interview them.
A variety of evaluation processes will be used. Students will be graded in different courses on their career project. Students will create a business and present final product at career town. Students will fill out information sheets on various presenters on job opportunities.
Class Rules and Policies:
Students must bring a notebook, folder, and pen/pencil with them to each class that they are enrolled in. It is their responsibility to bring these items with them daily. No exceptions. I will send out progress reports periodically for your signature. The students must sign the district’s User Agreement in order to use the computers. If you and your student do not sign this, your student will not be allowed to use the computers. CELL Phones cannot be on or out in class. This violation will result in an immediate write up. Failure to work on assignments in class will result in a write up. Students cannot access the internet unless the teacher has instructed them otherwise. There can be no music or video streaming as well. Violations of these policies can result in the student losing all privileges and they will not be allowed to use the computer. This means they will be given written assignments. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the high school. It is important that your student attend as we do of the work in class. Computer skills are very crucial in today’s society and I hope that your student will be better prepared after this year. Thank you,