This course focuses on:
1) application of basic language usage and writing skills related to college and career activities including, but not limited to, building a resume, crafting a cover letter; completing employment and college applications, applying for scholarships, etc.;
2) investigating post high school career, college, and/or technical school options;
3) building a personal portfolio of information and workplace relevant documents;
4) self-exploration through readings and activities related to the Covey books and other readings, and
5) investigation and application of the following aspects of 21st Century Skills and Themes:
a. Learning and Innovation Skills
*Communication and Collaboration
*Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
b. Information, Media and Technology Skills
*ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) Literacy
c. Life and Career Skills
*Flexibility and Adaptability
*Initiative and Self-Direction
*Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
*Productivity and Accountability
*Leadership and Responsibility
COURSE COMPETENCIES: Specifically, the course competencies are:
1. Integrate and apply English workplace skills previously developed in English I, II, III, and English IV to more complex assignments and to real-life situations.
2. Extend and apply the critical/logical thinking and reading skills previously developed in English I, II, III, and English IV to more complex assignments and to real-life situations.
3. Demonstrate the ability to select and apply contemporary forms of technology to solve problems or compile information.
4. Read, analyze and apply written materials to new situations.
5. Define, discuss, and apply various critical thinking strategies, including the following: defining problems; gathering and summarizing information; and analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating data and multiple viewpoints.
6. Utilize the Naviance website to gain information regarding careers and colleges; scholarships and financial aid; interest inventories for personal insight and development; and other information of interest and assistance and communicate this information orally and in writing.
*Accountability *Communications *Critical Thinking *Initiative and self-direction
*Interpersonal Skills *Productivity *Self-awareness and introspection
INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY SYSTEMS:
Instructional methods include discussion, peer review, conferences, and lectures. Students should be prepared each class to read and/or write at the computer and/or at their desk.