Your Co-op Blog

A reminder that your blog will be marked in it’s entirety at the end of the semester.  Coupled with your final reflection (due Jan 24), this will make up 10% of your final mark.  Please make sure your blog is up to date with general blog posts and all required assignments.  Your blog should be an overview of your semester – things you have experienced, learned and questions it may have brought up.

Things we will be looking for:

  • complete (all required posts)
  • visually appealing
  • easy to navigate
  • All pages are complete:  About me, Certifications, Experience
  • Posts include photos/videos

Also, don’t forget to check the post below for all required assignments.  You term is worth 70% and the final 30% is broken down as follows:

10% final employer evaluation
10% exit resume & employer thank you
10% blog & final reflection

It was great to see everyone at our final in-class yesterday.  You did a great job with the grade 8’s.  It is our hope that as we near the end of the semester, you can reflect on the essential employability skills that you have developed over the semester, and work to use them not only in future jobs, but also in your school work.

A reminder of your to-do list:

  • Journal #4 was due on Monday
  • Employer Thank You – please submit your rough copy and then once we return it to you on Google Classroom, pick up a card in the co-op mailbox to write your good copy.  Once that is complete, please give it to your employer(s).  This was due on Wednesday.
  • Exit Resume  – update your resume to include co-op experience and any other new experiences since you last updated it.  Submit on Google Classroom. This was due on Wednesday.
  • Final Journal Reflection Due January 24th
  • 4-credit/veteran employability skills assignment Due Monday January 15th
  • Make sure log sheets are up to date

January 8th In-Class (Rescheduled for January 10th)

Your final in-class session of the semester is on Monday January 8th, 2018.

Topics:

  • Journal #4 is due TODAY (on one of the essential skills)
  • Employer Thank You Due January 12th
  • Exit Resume Due TODAY (update your resume to include co-op experience and any other new experiences since you last updated it)
  • Final Journal Reflection Due January 24th
  • Comment on classmates blog posts
  • Grade 8 group presentations (period 2/5):  You will be presenting in groups to some grade 8 students.  You will need to access your show & share video as part of this presentation.

FRIDAY schedule

Please speak with your employers ASAP about the change to our schedule on Friday to accommodate the Winter Talent Show.  You need to have a discussion with them to see what works best for that day.

P1 – 8:55 – 9:30

P2 – 9:30 – 10:05

Break 10:05 – 10:15

P3 – 10:15 – 10:50

P4 – 10:50 – 11:25

Lunch 11:25 PM – 12:10 PM

**Assembly 12:10 – 2:40 PM

2:40-2:50 Gather belongings and have a wonderful/safe break!

Four Credit/Veteran Employability Skills Assignment


Students taking 4-credit co-op or veterans of the program are reminded of their Employability Skills Assignment.  As mentioned in class last week, you also have the option to complete the following Employability Skills Reflection  in place of sharing the information in a different form.

Regardless of which option you choose to complete, it is due at the January 8th in-class.

December 8th update

Happy Friday!

Some reminders:

  • A handful of people still need to complete and submit their show & share video, which was due this past Monday.

  • You all have a general blog post due by Monday December 11th.

  • Don’t forget to submit your second employer evaluation if you haven’t already

 

Journal Prompts

Some of the journal reflections that have been submitted recently are lacking in terms of detail and evidence of thoughtful reflection of your placement.  Once you pick your essential skill to focus on, consider the following:

o What is this skill?

o How have you used it in the past?

o How have you been developing it at your placement?

o How can you continue to develop it?

o How useful is it to future studies?

o How relevant is it to a future career in your chosen field?

November 24 update

It’s the last Friday of November – time is flying by this semester.

Upcoming deadlines:

  • Monday November 27:  General Blog Post
  • Monday December 4:  Show & Share Assignment
    • At this point, you should have your video and photos, so that you can spend next week putting together your show & share video on Adobe Spark.   If you need help with any aspect, please reach out to Mrs. Chateauvert or Mrs. Wrigley.  These must be completed for the December 4th in-class, and there will be no time to work on them that day.
    • Once your video is done, click share (at the top), pick a category and then click create link.  You will then post the link on your blog.  Alternately, you can download the video and then post it directly to your blog.