Title: Common App - Planning to Apply for College Admission
This lesson is designed for high school students who are planning to apply for college admission. Particularly useful for freshmen and sophomores, viewing the Common App early in high school will help students know how to prepare to complete a college application as a senior. The Common App is a college application a student can complete and send to numerous colleges simultaneously. Examining the Common App will help students become aware of the importance of maintaining a solid GPA and class rank, performing well on standardized admission exams, and getting involved in extracurricular activities.
Standard(s): [CG1] (0-12) 115: PS:C1.6 - identify resource people in the school and community, and know how to seek their help
Title: Virtual Tours of Colleges and Careers
This resourceful lesson will introduce students to a website where they can take "tours" of colleges and careers. The counselor/facilitator will show students how to locate the website and maneuver through it to find useful information. Students will learn how to compare and contrast various colleges and careers to determine which characteristics match their interests, goals and abilities.
This lesson can be repeated on a regular basis to demonstrate to students the importance of keeping the future in the forefront as decisions in high school are made. Such decisions include course selections, summer plans (i.e. internships, job shadowing, summer job, travel, summer reading/study) and goal-setting. As students continue to view virtual tours and learn more about colleges and careers, they can add the information to a spreadsheet as a way to compare and contrast.
Standard(s): [CG1] (0-12) 66: C:B2.5 - maintain a career-planning portfolio
Title: Goal setting with Skitch
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[CG1] (0-12) 41: C:A1.7 - understand the importance of planningDigital Tool Description: Skitch allows students to mark up existing photos or create new photos to mark up.