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Hi Tammy, Great idea for a

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Hi Tammy,
Great idea for a project.
You'll find many great resources to help you get started here at Edutopia (search for PBL videos and blogs). To see a final presentation in action, you might watch Kinetic Conundrum: http://www.edutopia.org/stw-maine-project-based-learning-kinetic-art-video
It's a middle-school project, but it gives you a look at the whole PBL process, including a public exhibition at the end. Might give you some different ways to think about presentations--doesn't have to be a series of PPTs! Instead, your students might do demo stations where they offer younger students some tips and chance to practice interviewing skills, etc.
Here's a useful rubric on assessing presentations from the Buck Institute for Education: http://bie.org/object/document/9_12_presentation_rubric_ccss_aligned
You'll find many more PBL resources to help you get started at bie.org.
One more idea: Think about a driving question for your project. It should be open-ended with many "right" possible answers. Kid-friendly language helps, too. Maybe something like, "How can we land our dream job?"
Good luck, be sure to let us know how it goes.
Cheers,
Suzie

Business Ed Teacher 9-12 and Co-Op teacher

I am a Business Ed and Co-Op

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I am a Business Ed and Co-Op teacher at a local high school. I am in the process of helping the students create a presentation to the lower levels (11 and 12 graders) on how to find a job, Interviewing skills ect. I was wondering if anyone had any websites or something they would like to share that we can use as a guide to help us through out first PBL? I am completely excited to bring this to our school and would like to help pioneer it for our students. Please email me any information to tlavent@episd.org and tlavent@yahoo.com.

Business Ed Teacher 9-12 and Co-Op teacher

I am a Business Ed and Co-Op

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I am a Business Ed and Co-Op teacher at a local high school. I am in the process of helping the students create a presentation to the lower levels (11 and 12 graders) on how to find a job, Interviewing skills ect. I was wondering if anyone had any websites or something they would like to share that we can use as a guide to help us through out first PBL? I am completely excited to bring this to our school and would like to help pioneer it for our students. Please email me any information to tlavent@episd.org and tlavent@yahoo.com.

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Awesome...From my experience

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Awesome...From my experience as high school teacher of a class I created to help students' begin to find their life focus and future career options, helping them to find and better understand themselves and then connect that to possible jobs, etc. is hugely or perhaps even THE) single most motivating, exciting thing we can offer kids these days. We do almost nothing as a system in any concrete way which is why this stands out as so remarkable.

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We need more of these schools. I have had experience with highly specialized competitive academic high schools and community based cooperative learning schools and, in my opinion the smaller schools with lots of teacher, parent and local business involvement were the most successful.

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MC2 STEM High School

  • Featured strategy:
    • College and Career Readiness
  • Location:
    • Cleveland, OH
  • Setting:
    • Urban
  • Grades:
    • 9-12
  • Enrollment:
    • (2011-12)
      270
  • Student population:
    • 100% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch
      74% African American
      16% Caucasian
      8% Latino
      <1% Asian/Pacific Islander
      <1% Native American
      <1% multiracial
      12% individualized education programs
      2% English-language learners
  • Average per-pupil operating expenditures:
    • (Most recent data available: 2010-11)
      School: $10,406
      District: $15,072
      State (OH): $10,571
  • Student Achievement:
    • • In 2012, the first graduating class had a 95% four-year graduation rate (compared to the district’s 63%), and 84% of MC2’s graduates matriculated to college.
      • They have outperformed the state and the district on state standards in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies.