1170E INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION AS A CAREER / PRACTICUM
Grades 11, or 12
1 elective credit, EDU 208 college credit
Introduction to Education as a Career / Practicum is a blocked, dual-enrollment course for Bay Port students interested in learning about a future in the field of education. Throughout these courses, students will explore the profession and participate in hands-on experiences that allow them the opportunity to explore the practical skills and dispositions needed to effectively work with children, teachers, staff and administrators in a K-12 setting. Successful completion of this course earns students 3 college credits at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and transferrable to any four-year university.
*** Availability of college credits is based on legislative action***
1180D FIELDWORK IN EDUCATION
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
6066 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – HELP DESK
Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12
Semester / .5 credit
Are you interested in IT issues, want to learn more about technology, and assist students and staff with their technology problems? Then this class is for you! Students in this course will work with students and staff on their technology issues during the course of the school day.
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.