Welcome to CLE/CLC!
From grade 10 to grade 12, you will be developing a portfolio to show the evolution of your career path. Use this website as a guide to creating your digital portfolio. Each page here includes resources, article links, videos, reflection questions, assignments and projects. Each page represents one unit and contains much of what you will need to complete the work in this course. Important discussions, guest speakers and real life stories will be shared in class and are non-repeatable, so attendance is mandatory, but if you miss a day for any reason, you will be able to catch up on work by visiting this site and working on your latest assignment. Alternate assignments for missed days are at the discretion of your teacher.
You will use Google Sites and your school email to login and create a site that is modeled after this one, with one page for each unit of CLE/CLC in each grade until graduation. You will use the share button at top to make sure that I can access your work for marking purposes. You may share your work with group mates and partners as well. Students who do a good job on their sites may wish to link them to their resume or include them in their scholarship and post-secondary school applications.
Your digital portfolio and final interview are worth 30% of your mark. You will complete all assignments, reflections and projects and upload them to your site on the appropriate page. Each of your pages (all of your assignments) will be completed by the deadlines posted on this page, so check back often to make sure you're keeping up. It is recommended that you put deadlines into your phone's calendar app and set notifications to remind you of when your work is due. I recommend at least two notifications, a week in advance, and the day before. As this course is meant to help you transition into adulthood, your work habits are very important, as is your increasing independence and responsibility. Students are expected to meet deadlines, submit all assignments, and communicate with their teacher.
We encourage you to be involved in the discussions this course might generate. Please check in with your child regularly and ask them to show you their site and progress. If you are unsure what your child should be doing, or if they will miss some school, check this site for details.
You can use their portfolio site as a means of generating meaningful discussions about their transition into adulthood. You can also use it to ensure they are meeting deadlines and completing work that is of the best quality. Please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 10 Course Structure (2 credits)
- Build Your Website: Your website lays the groundwork for your Capstone project. You will record your learning over the next three years.
- Personality Type: Knowing yourself and your preferences in solving problems, working with others, and your views on justice and consequences allows you to narrow the career choices you might make.
- Learning Style: Knowing how you like to learn lends itself nicely to identifying preferences for the type of work you want to do.
- Mentor Reflection: What is a mentor? Who can guide you through your early adult life?
- Job Hunt Skills: Before you start your career, you will need experience in the working world. We will begin exploring the necessary steps required to find and keep a job.
- Personal Profile: Create a homepage that celebrates your interests, achievements, talents, hobbies and abilities.
Grade 10 - CLE Course Outline
Grade 11 - CLE Course Outline (4 credits)
Grade 12 - CLC Capstone Project (2 credits)
The Capstone Project will summarize your final years as a student at SOSS. You will have explored, researched and created a career and life plan and you will share it with members of our school community. This website allows you to save your work and have one organized place to store it all. At the beginning of your grade 12 year, Ms. Smith will outline the expectations for your grad requirements. See Ms. Smith for further details.
To submit an assignment:
- Create a page for each unit. Unit titles should match the titles on this page. The Grade 12 project is in part a polished, updated and completed version of the page you create in Grade 10.
- On the appropriate page, add text boxes and images, or upload videos (use YouTube embed codes) to complete reflections. Be sure to include a text box with a title for all assignments. Reflections will be marked out of 5 for quality, depth, and personal relevance.
- Access assignment and project instructions from the appropriate unit on this site. Use the navigation tabs at top right of this site to find what you need. Assessment criteria are included on assignment sheets.
- Upload any digital files to your site. Posters will need to be photographed clearly - if I can't read the text, I can't mark it! Posters may be submitted to me in person, but a digital image should be uploaded as well.
- Most assignments can be completed in any format: videos, speeches, posters, slideshows, skits, songs, etc; can all be used, but should meet the requirements of the assignment. Consider matching your format to the assignment - not all formats are a good fit for all assignments!
- I will mark work at the posted deadlines. If it isn't posted, your work can't be marked. You are responsible for managing your time - you're nearly an adult, and employers need people who are responsible and good at time management.
How to Publish Your Site and Update Permissions
- Create site using Google Sites. Access your site through your Google Drive. It is recommended that you use Chrome as your browser since it is most compatible with Google software.
- Create website content. All changes to your site will save in real time, but content will not be viewable until you hit publish!!! The publish button is at the top left of your screen.
- Ensure all documents and files have permission granted to viewers in our district with the link. To do so, open the original file, use the share button, click advanced, then ensure privacy settings are set to allow users in SD53 with a link. If you do not do this, your files will not be visible when you publish!
Units, Deadlines and Important Dates
All reflections, assignments, and projects are due for each unit on the following dates:
Career Path Unit
Grade 10 - (20 marks)- [Due: September 20, 2019] - 2 weeks
- Homepage construction (5 marks)
- What is Happiness and Success Reflection (5 marks)
- Personality Type Reflection (5 marks)
- Learning Style Reflection (5 marks)
Grade 11 (20 marks) - [Due: September 20, 2019]
- Career Path Research Project (20 marks)
Job Hunt -
Grade 10 - (20 Marks) - [Due: October 4, 2019]
- Transferable Skills Reflection (5 marks)
- Cover Letter - assessed by community member: hand in assessment sheet to me (5 marks)
- Resume - assessed by community member: hand in assessment sheet to me (5 marks)
- Mentor Profile (5 marks)
Grade 11 - (35 marks) - [Due: October 4, 2019]
- Mock Interview Video (5 marks)
- Workplace Fashion Show (20 marks)
- Career Mentor Interview: post video of interview, write reflection (10 marks)
Digital Footprint - [Due: October 25, 2019] (25 marks)
- Social Media Sweep Reflection (5 marks)
- Digital Citizenship PSA (20 marks)
Workplace Safety - [Due: November 22, 2019] (35 marks)
- Lost Youth Reflection (5 marks)
- WorksafeBC Investigations/ Alive After 5 [some semesters will not see Alive After 5] reflection (5 marks)
- Unsafe Work Refusal Skits (5 marks)
- Worksafe PSA (20 marks)
Future of Work - [Due: December 20, 2019] (25 marks)
- Future World of Work Reflection (5 marks)
- Future World of Work Project (20 marks)
Finances - [Due: January 17, 2019] (35 marks)
- Savings plan reflection (5 marks)
- Comparison Shopping Reflection (5 marks)
- Budget Projection (20 marks)
- My Financial Literacy Growth Reflection (5 marks)
Grade 11 Final Portfolio Interviews - [Due: January 23, 2019 - LAST POSSIBLE DATE! Please arrange your interview sooner where possible.]
Total for Coursework (210 marks) = 60% of course mark
Final Portfolio Interviews = 30% of course mark