CAREER DEVELOPMENT 10 - O2 - COURSE OUTLINE
Career Development is a compulsory part of the O2 program and is designed to provide students with an environment to interact with others in preparing for a journey of self-reflection, personal development and career exploration. This course is designed to help students develop communication and self-management skills, assess their abilities and set realistic goals. Students will begin to develop and refine a career plan, make decisions about their future and prepare for the world beyond high school.
Expectations/ Creating Opportunities for Success
First and foremost, it is essential that you bring commitment and an open mind to the O2 Program. You will be in classes with everyone in this room for the next three years – it is a real family atmosphere and everyone is expected to contribute, help and encourage each other. Attendance in class is essential. Being late and/or absent will negatively effect the integrity of this program and your overall experience.
To enhance student learning, make real world connections and provide exposure to careers, several opportunities will be provided to students including field trips, guest speakers and workshops. Prince Andrew is grateful to the many community partners that provide these learning opportunities. It is imperative that students, as representatives of themselves and their school, demonstrate respect and professionalism and adhere to our school’s code of conduct.
Students are also responsible for:
ü Seeking assistance with assignments when required;
ü Responding to feedback provided during the learning process.
ü Completing assignments by specified due dates so that teachers can provide timely feedback;
ü In the event that a due date for an assignment is missed, it will be at the cretion of the teacher and principal to extend the deadline.
ü Requesting an extension for assignments in a timely manner when required (notifying Ms. Duncan that an assignment will not be in on time and planning a timely submission);
ü Students who do not adhere to the extended deadline will have missed that opportunity to demonstrate achievement towards the outcomes addressed in that assignment.
All other resources required for this course will be provided by Ms. Duncan and PAHS. Resources will include computer technology, recent articles and texts. Hands-on work will be provided through field trips, guest speakers and presenters coming into our school.
When determining a student's final grade:
ü No single assessment tool (i.e. presentations, labs, demonstrations, portfolios, debates, written tests/quizzes) will account for more than half of the value of each Gradebook category
ü Learning trends over time will be considered, more recent student work and the teacher’s professional judgment
ü Students will participate in a final cumulative assessment opportunity that allows them to demonstrate an appropriate range of the learning outcomes and process skills involved in the course. This final assessment, whether a written examination or alternative assessment opportunity, will be worth no more than 30%.
ü Students will be provided with multiple opportunities to demonstrate their progress toward achievement of outcomes.
ü Assessment for Learning/Formative Assessment…the ongoing process of gathering and interpreting evidence about student learning for the purpose of determining where students are in their learning, where they need to go, and how best to get there; instructional strategy that takes place while the student is still learning and served to promote learning
ü Assessment of Learning/Summative Assessment… process of analyzing, reflecting upon, and summarizing assessment information and making a judgment and/or decision based upon the information gathered.
ü Assessment Types… On-line tutorials and assignments, peer work, observations, conversations, reflection, products
ü Assessment Tools…include, but are not limited to work samples, presentations, tests/quizzes, debates, projects, checklists, portfolios, experiments, demonstrations, anecdotal notes, graphic/visual representations, models, oral and/or written reports, journals, logs, performances
ü PowerSchool (Gradebook). It is essential that students and parents check PowerSchool regularly to stay up-to-date with assessment and evaluation opportunities.
ü Ms. Duncan also has a webpage with links to homework and important dates.
ü School Voice Messenger
ü Curriculum Night, Parent-Teacher Interviews, Mid Term Reports, Final Report Cards
ü Please e-mail or phone me with any immediate questions or concerns.
ü Please check PowerSchool and my website regularly
ü Be on time and prepared to learn!