1170B INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION AS A CAREER
Grades 10, 11, or 12
.5 elective credit, EDU 295 college credit
This course is for students who are interested in learning more about a future career in the field of education which includes such professions as teachers, professors, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, speech pathologists, school occupational therapists, library media specialists, school technology specialists, or more. Through this course, students will explore the profession's practices, issues, roles, and responsibilities. Topics of study include how and why education evolves and the nature of learning and thinking across subject areas. Instruction will be personalized and project-based. This course will also be helpful for students interested in acting as teaching assistants, co-teachers, fresh start mentors, resource room tutors, etc. Fieldwork observation and experience will be required. There is an opportunity for students to earn college-required field experience hours and college credit at UWGB, linked to EDUC 295, upon for successful completion of this course.
1170C PRACTICUM IN EDUCATION AS A CAREER
Prerequisite: Introduction to Education as a Career.
Grades 10, 11, or 12
.5 elective credit, EDU 295+ college credit
This course is a continuation of the successful completion of Introduction to Education as a Career and allows students the opportunity to further explore the educational profession through observation and extensive fieldwork experience including such activities as teacher assistant, professional assistant, fresh start mentor, co-teacher, resource room tutor, iConnect leader, etc. This hands-on-learning opportunity and will provide the student with the skills and experience in the education field while also fulfilling required coursework in class. There is an opportunity for students to earn continued college-required field experience hours at UWGB, linked to EDUC 295+, upon for successful completion of this course.
1180D PRACTICUM IN EDUCATION AS A CAREER
Prerequisite: Introduction to Education as a Career and Practicum in Education as a Career
.5 elective credit
This course is a continuation of the successful completion of Introduction to Education as a Career and Practicum in Education as a Career and allows students the opportunity to continue gaining fieldwork experience in the education field while staying in connection with a supervisor. In this course, students are expected to hone their skills in transition from pure observation to eventually leading individuals or small groups of learners in a cooperating teacher’s classroom or other related environment.
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVE OPPORTUNITIES
YOUTH SERVICE LEARNING
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
.5 credit upon completion of hours
Youth Service Learning (YSL) is an opportunity for students to earn credit toward graduation by being of service to others. There is no formal classroom work as the learning will take place in the community. However, students will be required to attend 75% of the meetings held during the year in order to receive the credit. These meetings are held during the day on Tuesdays during PLC times from 7:30 a.m. until 7:55 a.m. to avoid conflict with other school activities. They also must serve a minimum of 70 hours in an approved service program. Criteria for approval would include, but not be limited to, service to non-profit organizations such as Goodwill, the Salvation Army, Paul’s Pantry, governmental units, churches or schools. Students would not be personally paid for any work done or receive credit in another class for any work done for credit under YSL. Students will receive credit on a “pass-fail” basis. No letter grades will be given and YSL will not count in grade point average or rank. Additionally, students who remain a member in good standing of YSL will be able to earn a Service Honors Medal for graduation upon completion of 160 hours of service work and will be recognized at graduation.
CAS PROGRAMME EXTENDED ESSAY AS PART OF INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA Prerequisite: Requirement of the full diploma IB candidates.
Grades: 11, 12
.5 credit upon completion of hours/completion of the Extended Essay; ungraded; does not count in GPA
Diploma students in International Baccalaureate are required to complete the CAS Programme. This involves completion of approximately 18 months of projects with emphasis on and balance between creativity, action and service which involves approximately 3-4 hours a week from September of their junior year until April of their senior year.
Creativity, action, service (CAS) should involve:
The emphasis is on learning by doing real tasks that have real consequences and then reflecting on these experiences over time. The students will see real world applications of the seven learning outcomes discovered in the IB program.
Students must also complete a 4000 word Extended Essay on a topic of their choice. The Extended Essay is started in the fall of the Junior year and is completed in the fall of the Senior year and is written in conjunction with Theory of Knowledge I and II.