Monday: We're going to be talking about work safety this week. We'll start with the following assignment in-class (attached below) and a conversation about common work injuries:
Tuesday and Wednesday: We'll have a guest from Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board (WCB). Natalie Thivierge will visit with us and share information about how to be safe when at work. I'm attaching our notes organizer here below, as well as the teacher copy of the notes.
We've been talking about substance abuse over the last two weeks. Here are the handouts below that we had that we'll gather for a portfolio.
If you were absent for these lessons and would like resources in order to complete the portfolio, please get in touch via email.
Here's a video that we watched from minutes 9-12
Today we're going to be continuing our ongoing conversation about transferable skills. We'll be starting with this video and the skills guide linked below. Then we'll be doing a hands-on activity to work on our problem solving and teamwork skills.
Over the next few weeks we'll be talking about substance use and abuse. Today we'll be starting our class off with an activity to help guide us, as well as the prezi and handout below.
It can be tricky figuring out just what we need to get into different post-secondary institutions. We've been talking about the different courses and programs offered, and we've been talking about graduation from high school. We're going to do an in-class Admissions Requirements scavenger hunt. If you are going to be away for this day, please contact me for an individualized version of the activity.
We'll be having a visit with Ms. Andrus and will be talking about our Grad Program at PCSS. I'm attaching our notes sheet below, and we'll also use the prezi here.
We'll be talking about job futures and the labour market. Here's a link to an article we'll look at together to discuss our current unemployment rate: http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/canadas-unemployment-rate-declines-to-lowest-in-four-decades
Youth unemployment: tradingeconomics.com/canada/youth-unemployment-rate
Here are some links and the slideshow that we'll be looking at:
•What is our top employer in the territory? Second?
•Let’s check out yukonworkfutures
•Let’s have a look at some Yukon Statistics including unemployment rates and population growth
•Here’s some Canadian Statistics. How does the Yukon compare?
•Let’s have a peek at the Jan 2018 Employment Report
•What makes us different from other places?
•Let’s look at BC’s Labour Market info:
We're talking about different work, and the disconnect between education and work. The episode above may not work at home, but you can certainly watch it at school. I'm also attaching our notes sheet below.
We also had a visit from Yukon College, and talked about what Post-Secondary options they offer.
We'll be talking about education over the next week or two, and here are the materials we'll be using.
We'll be designing our own schools, and here is the assignment sheet:
WHAT IS POST-SECONDARY AND WHERE DO I WANT TO GO?
We'll be talking about the different kinds of post-secondary institutions and going on some virtual tours. We'll also check out the MacLeans' rankings here: http://www.macleans.ca/education/university-rankings/university-rankings-2018/
Here's another article that compares different universities:
If you're interested in trade school, check out this link (it's great!):
And here's the Yukon Advanced Education trades page:
We'll also see what we can find for scholarships:
Please use the assignment handed out in class (and also attached below) to keep track of the scholarships that you can find that you can apply for.
Here are some websites to get you started. Happy hunting!
Yukon Grant: http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/yukon-grant.html
Yukon Excellence Awards: http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/excellence-awards.html
Student Training Allowance: http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/training-allowance.html
Here are some more links:
This is a really big site:
If you are a member of a first nation, check out the webpage to get some info about how you can be eligible for financial support for education. Here is the Kwanlin Dun education page:
We're going to be talking about our brains and how they work. We'll be watching a video (linked here: https://vimeopro.com/user13599767/docs/video/154086074) that's a documentary about teenagers and why their brains are so amazing.
We'll be talking about why the human brain is amazing. Animal brains are pretty amazing too! We had a look at this video and talked about brain development...
We'll also check out this article: http://time.com/4929170/inside-teen-teenage-brain/