Marking Period 4

  • We will be working through the following tasks (go to the bottom and work your way up) ...

     Assignment 12 - Work based Learning (WBL) Program Checklist [100 points]

    • Another Blue Sheet ... given to you at the start of the course and likely kept in your folder in my file cabinet.
    • Take time to review each item on the list.
    • Evidence of completion should be in your journal or in the folder in my room.
    • Verify we have dates and check marks filled in where needed.
    • Meet with me for final review for 5 to 10 minutes (before your last class date).

     Assignment 11 - Field Trip - "A Day in the Work Life" [bonus 100 points]

    • Several CEIP work sites and students have expressed a great benefit to interns spending an entire "work day in the life" of their mentors. Sometimes this is possible on a weekend or school holiday, but other times not.  This Field Trip is really a half-day since the student is already released early for CEIP.  The student is responsible for all logistics, planning, and getting a Teacher Pre-Approval Form completed prior to the day at work. Also, a Parent/Guardian must sign the Permission slip.  The permission slips can be downloaded from the Student Handbook page of this web site or grab one from my classroom.
    • This project is optional. A grade of 100 will be include in your marking period average. [100]

     Assignment 10 - Mentor "Thank You" [100 points]

    • Your mentors have generously donated substantial time and energy to helping you understand various aspects of your career interest area.  This is time they could have spent doing countless other things for themselves, their family, or employer.  Perform the tasks below. Points are in [ ].
      • Think of something you can do, make, or purchase to express your gratitude. Write this in your journal. Maybe write a few ideas. [10]
      • Write or type a draft of a thank you letter consisting of 50 - 100 words (due 6/1). [30]
      • Write down a brief description of the "something thoughtful" you will be making, buying, doing (due 1/15). [10]
      • Hand write the thank you letter on high quality paper. Use a quality pen and make it your best penmanship. [30]
      • Print a professional envelope to enclose the letter. Use a printer. [10]
      • Hand deliver the letter and let me know how it was received. [10]
    • TIP - take a photo of your final letter and "token of appreciation" before you give it to them.  This can count as evidence to me.

     Assignment 9 - Your "Best" Day [50 points]

    • Follow this Link to my CEIP Reflective Journal Blog Post.
    • Read the Post and Leave a Comment.
    • It is worth your time to read comments from past years.  And, keep in mind that in the future students will be reading yours. :)

    Assignment 8 - Final Presentation (due June 1st for review) [100 points] minus 10 per day late

    MANDATORY CLASS for PRESENTATIONS June 7 (odd) or June 8 (even)

    Also counts for 20% of your OVERALL COURSE GRADE

    • Create a Prezi OR Google Presentation OR PowerPoint Presentation  OR Giant (3' x 4') Poster of YOUR WBL/CEIP Experience and YOUR Education and Career Path.
    • Begin to make a list of the aspects of this class you will showcase.
      • project samples
      • highlights
      • review your journal for ideas
      • focus on ... what did you learn in your internship that you would not have learned in your high school courses?
    • Think of your expected goals/accomplishments over the next 6 years.
      • college, military, vocational training (think of each year)
      • use your resume as a resource
      • use your career unit documents as a resource
    • Plan for 4 - 7 minutes of presentation.
      • audience of future employer and CEIP advisory committee
      • develop sufficient detail for an employer or college program to make a decision about your potential in their organization
    • This project is intentionally structured to allow for you to showcase your individual strengths.  Show your best work in a way that is most comfortable for you.

    Assignment 7 - INTERN APPRAISAL FORM - (due June 1) [100 points]

    • Get the Blue Appraisal Form from class or print the "Student intern Appraisal Form" from the Intern Handbook page of my website or from my classroom.
    • Discuss the form with your mentor. 
    • Do NOT just drop it off on their desk or mailbox. 
    • Allow them a few minutes to scan it over and ask for clarification if needed.  
      Mention that you need to sit with them for a few minutes and discuss their completed appraisal before you bring the form back to me.

    Assignment 6 - PROFESSIONALISM [100 points]

    • Daily attendance - in class or signed out to work site
      • IF all work is up-to-date, you may sign-out elsewhere
      • Call the Attendance Office (937-9116 x4197) when you safely arrive at your destination.
    • Time Records - up to date (Google Spreadsheet)
    • Contact Info - accurate (Google Spreadsheet)
    • Communication - proactive with coordinator and mentor
      • check in with me casually when you see me or formally during class time.
      • refer to the grades online regularly and resolve issues before the end of the marking period
      • check your email daily and reply promptly if appropriate
      • smile and say hello when you randomly see me in the halls
    • Planning
      • use class time effectively
      • balance other time commitments (job, academics, athletics, ...)
      • find ways to make successes not excuses
      • do NOT put off many assignments until the last few days of the marking period
    • Class Participation
      • add constructively to discussions
      • show body language that implies interest and engagement in the class
      • demonstrate maturity with peers

     Assignment 5 - TRAINING PLAN / TASK LIST [100 points] due June 1

    • Meet with your Worksite Mentor.
    • Prepare a list of 6-10 general tasks that you will be working on during your internship experience. 
    • Agree on a time period to accomplish the tasks.  Be as specific as possible (perhaps a date).
    • These tasks will be used to build your training plan and will provide an individual evaluation sheet, which your mentor will use to evaluate you each marking period (See Intern Appraisal Form below).  The tasks should reflect the routine and needs of the mentor.
    • Add the list to your Intern Journal one time per marking period and clearly label it.

    Assignment 4 - Career Path Assessment #2 [100 points]

    (choose a different, but possibly closely related path from what you researched during MP 2)

    • Follow this link to NYS Dept of Labor Youth Portal.
    • In your journal, create a section titled: Career Path Assessment #2. Write about the following:
      1. What is another Career Title (different than) that most closely fits your career interests?
      2. How does this career fit with your aptitudes?
      3. What high school courses are recommended for this career field?
      4. Are your current/past high school courses preparing you well for the next level of training and/or education in this field?
      5. Where is training available for each of these careers?
      6. What is the sequence of training like (major events, timeline, obstacles, certifications, degrees, ...)?
      7. How does the job outlook fit your career goals? Use your own words, but reference the resources from the site.
      8. What are some organizations and ways you can get involved in them to enhance your chances of successfully getting a job and excelling in your field?

    Assignment 3 - Multiple Intelligence Impact on Career Choices [50] due June 9th

    • Have you heard of Multiple Intelligence? Google it.
    • Follow this link to a way to measure your intelligence and see how it help select a good career: intelligences tests.
    • Measure your areas of Multiple Intelligence by selecting the top link (Howard Gardner's Model). It will open an Excel file. Follow the instructions.
      • Add your honest scores and then view your Intelligence Test Scores at the bottom.
    • Grading Rubric
      • Label a section clearly IN YOUR JOURNAL as "Multiple Intelligence Impact". (5)
      • Describe your understanding of Multiple Intelligence. (5)
      • Compare your strong areas of "Intelligence" to the Intelligence Descriptions. (5)
      • Discuss how the results from the test will or could impact your career choices. (3 points per sentence, up to 30)
      • Use proper grammar and sentence structure. (5)

    Assignment 2 - Class Discussion Topics [100 points] 

    MANDATORY CLASS June 1 (odd) or June 2 (even)

    • Read the text thoroughly enough to prepare answers and lead a class discussion on the Review Concepts and Critical Thinking Questions (#2 - #9) for one of the topics below:
      • Diversity and Interpersonal Relationships - pg 304
      • Teamwork and Leadership - pg 324
      • Professional Communication Skills- pg 350
      • Thinking Skills - pg 370
    • Sign up for a Topic outside my room.
    • Prepare your answers and thoughts concisely in a google doc titled: CEIP-lastname-discussion.
      • Add the discussion topics for each marking period to the same doc, just label them with the marking period in which they will be discussed.
    • Make a brief entry in your journal about something you learned during the discussion.  Do this when others lead their discussion topics too.

    Assignment 1 - Intern Journal - Due Weekly (10 weeks  x 10 points)

    • Create a Google Doc titled: CEIP-Lastname-Journal
    • Just set it up for now and Share it with me (as a collaborator).
    • a few suggestions...
      • add a date and time period and total time (9/16/09,  1 - 2:30pm, 1.5 hours) for each entry
      • break up the days and keep things neat and organized (go to Insert - horizontal rule) 
      • add sufficient detail to make it obvious that you are engaged in critical thinking 
    • Your Journal Entry for each date of work should relate to:
      • Today, I learned .....
      • Questions I asked .....
      • Activities I did ....
      • Challenges I faced ...
      • I felt successful today because ....
      • Frustrations I faced today .... 
      • and I will overcome it (them) by ...