I teach 7th -12th graders computer technology in an alternative education setting. I specifically teach Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet research, digital camera usage, keyboarding, as well as skill building software, Teen Biz 3000 and SuccessMaker. I also team teach (with the guidance counselor) a class for the 11th/12th graders – Career Pathways.
This summer the guidance counselor and I developed a career curriculum for our 11th and 12th graders. We also applied for and received a grant for resources for the career curriculum. We have included school based opportunities such as in house speakers, volunteering within the community, as well as job shadowing opportunities. I am very excited about the implementation of this class particularly due to our population of at-risk teens.