After getting feedback from parents and students regarding the workload of these two courses, I did a deeper dive so we can help our students succeed.
As I have said in prior emails, these classes are tied to the arts lab classes to help make sure that our kids are ready to start working after high school with a variety of tools, whether or not they are pursuing arts as a career. The complaint has been that this class is too taxing and too much work, so I asked the teaching staff to give me insight to what is what and when it is due so I can share this with all of our parents. In general, the students are assigned one assignment per week from this course. Most of the assignments are short.
Semester 1: Timeline Unit 1 - 4
September 21 - 25: Unit 1: Overview through Curriculum Standards for CTE level 1 (13 questions)
Sept 28 – Oct 2: Unit 1: UCLA Department of Design Media Arts video through Career Pathways: Design, Visual, and Media Arts Pathway (1 question)
October 5 - 9: Unit 1: Get into Theater… a career in performing arts Video through Career Pathways: Performing Arts
October 12 - 16: Unit 1: Working in Theater: Stage Manager Video through Career Pathways: Production and Managerial Arts (1 question)
October 19 - 23: Unit 1: Career Personality Quiz Video through Unit 1: Final Quiz
October 26 - October 30: Unit 2: Overview through Sender/Receiver, Abbot & Costello (5 questions)
November 2 - 6: Unit 2: Overview through Sender/Receiver, Abbot & Costello (5 questions)
November 9 - 13: Unit 2: 2.2 Barriers to accurate and appropriate communication through Barriers to Effective Communication (1 question)
November 16 - 20: Unit 2: Practice Test and Unit 2: Final Quiz
November 30 - December 4: Unit 3: Overview through Dissecting your own personality (2 questions.)
Dec 7 – Dec 11: Unit 3: 23 Jobs of the Future video through Who do you want to be? (3 questions)
Dec 14 – Dec 18: Unit 3: Career Planning Road Maps through How can you use technology to plan your future? (1 question)
Jan 4 – Jan 8: Unit 3: Practice Quiz and Unit 3: Final Quiz
Jan 11 – Jan 15: Unit 4: Overview through Googling Ethically (1 question)
Jan 18 – Jan 22: Unit 4: The Secret to a Successful Introduction Letter video to Introduction Letter
Jan 25 – Jan 29: Unit 4: Plagiarism Quiz and Unit 4: Final Quiz
Feb 1 – Feb 5: Complete any unfinished unit work
This timeline is the same for the Fashion, Interior Design Course and the Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Class. Students that may have more than one of these Level I class should cut and paste the work from one course to the next and then tweak the responses based on the lab course it accompanies because the 11 anchor standard units are almost identical from course to course.
Once the students complete these courses, they will have tools to build a resume, know how to research a career and plan life after high school.
I hope that this information and this workload timeline is helpful for everyone.
Thank you for your ongoing support of youth arts and thank you for your ongoing support of Encore High School.
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Denise Griffin, CEO is the author of this blog for Encore Education Corporation. Part of Encore Education Corporation is Encore High School, a free public performing arts regional high school in Southern California grades 7 - 12. Encore's program is currently taking applications for the fall 2020 enrollment. Encore offers full time, hybrid time, and independent study programs. Encore offers transporation from the Inland Empire and the high desert. www.encorehighschool.com. Where arts and academics grow together. WASC Accredited. Copyright 2020.