The 8th Graders are working diligently in their new style of learning. I currently have 66, 8th grade students working in 7 different "Self-Learning" modules. At this time, the 7 modules are as follows: Python Programming, Keyboarding, Graph Design, Career Investigation, MIT App Inventor Programming, Learning.com and Computer Hardware. As students complete a module, they are to select another module of their choice and the learning continues.
This week, students will learn to use the U.S. Government "Occupational Outlook Handbook". An excellent source of information for just about any job or career you can imagine. The book is compiled by the "Department of Labor" and is kept updated on a regular basis.
The information gathered on Job Descriptions, Salary Expectations and Educational Requirements will be shared through a website students will be creating for jobs and careers they themselves are interested in. I have no doubt students will create awesome websites so stay tuned as they share what they are learning.
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