Nov - mid Dec
Students can use their personal and career interests to identify and research college options to give them an understanding of the different communities that exist for their lifestyle choices. Students will evaluate their options using various resources to understand their post-secondary alternatives.
COMMUNITIES: groups that exist in proximity defined by space, time or relationship. Communities include, for example, groups of people sharing particular characteristics, beliefs or values as well as groups of interdependent organisms living together in a specific habitat.
Students will learn about different college COMMUNITIES and what differentiates each college.
Evaluation: Evaluation involves the gathering and processing of data to determine an action. Evaluation involves feedback, which can be used to control, revise, or modify. 2) Resources: Resources relate to the supply of a commodity or of information or knowledge about a topic.
Resources: Resources relate to the supply of a commodity or of information or knowledge about a topic.
Students will use RESOURCES to learn about different college environments and will EVALUATE them based on their interests.
IDENTITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS:
Students will reflect on their transition and lifestyle choices by exploring potential colleges in order to plan for their future and find happiness.
Students will explore the global context of IDENTITIES and RELATIONSHIPS as they determine what college environment would best fit their needs based on their lifestyle choices.
Students can use their personal and career interests to identify and research college options.
STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Using resources and evaluating options are necessary to determine which community would best fit one’s need for a specific person’s identity for their lifestyle choices.
How do I select colleges based on factors most important to me? What resources are available to assist me in this process?
Which factors are the most important to me?
College Exploration will be assessed on Student Learning Objectives Rubric.
College Search Digital Notebook Assignment
You are about to embark on an important journey to learning about different colleges that meet your interests and about what colleges are looking for in ideal candidates. By understanding the expectations, you will better prepare yourself for planning for college.
Go to https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search and do the college search based on your interests, or you can visit https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges/ for a college search. You can also check out college reviews at https://www.unigo.com/colleges. You can even take a virtual tool at https://www.campusreel.org/ & https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch/. Learning Express also has a search tool if you need additional ideas.
Make a list of 5 colleges/universities which interest you. Show the list to me. Then begin to research each and complete information for the five.
Overview: Why is this college on your list? What intrigues you about this college? What is important to you about this college e.g. geography, majors, etc.?
Culture: How would you describe the culture of the school? What are the demographics? What types of students go to this school and what type of environment do they cultivate on campus?
Strengths of the school: What do you see as the strengths of the school? What are some advantages for going there?
Admission requirements: What do they require for admission?
Your personal reflection about the school and what you found interesting/helpful: Overall, what did you like or dislike about the school? What information intrigued you, confused you, etc?
Rubric in the instructions