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									Guidance-Oriented Approach to Learning (GOAL) Template
Aim: To create a virtual bank of practical strategies and tools for Elementary Cycle Three
teachers


A reminder about GOAL
« A guidance-oriented approach is a strategy that, in the classroom, integrates elements useful for
students’ identity development, such as cooperative learning, into the subject programs and the
organization of work, and outside the classroom, gives students opportunities to play roles or
assume responsibilities, such as participating in a students’ committee or organizing a student
life activity. » (Making Dreams Come True (2002), MELS, page 21.)

As part of the GOAL Network’s Smart Goal #1, the aim of this list of GOAL based activities or
learning situations is to compile best practices and to make this virtual resource available on the
GOAL website. This virtual resource will be accessible to all educators in the anglophone
community.

     Elementary School                  Secondary School            Other GOAL based activities




                                     Mathematics,                       Arts Education
  Languages                          Science and
                                     Technology
    Social Sciences                                                             Career
                                           Personal                           Development
                                         Development
         Outline for the GOAL based learning situation or activity
            Connections: Big Idea (Broad Areas of Learning)


 Health and Well Being                    Awareness of his/her basic needs
                                          Awareness of the consequences for
                                           health and well-begin of his/her personal
                                           choices.
                                          Active lifestyle and safe behaviour
Personal and Career Planning              Self-knowledge and awareness of
                                           his/her potential and how to fulfill it
                                          Adoption of strategies related to a plan
                                           or project
                                          Familiarity with the world of work,
                                           social roles, and trades and occupations.
Environmental Awareness                   Awareness of his/her environment
  and Consumer Rights                     Construction of a viable environment
   and Responsibilities                    based on sustainable development
                                          Consumer strategies for the responsible
                                           use of goods and services
                                          Awareness of social, economic and
                                           ethical aspects of consumption
     Media Literacy                       Awareness of the place and influence of
                                           the media in his/her daily life and in
                                           society
                                          Understanding of the way the media
                                           portray reality
                                          Use of media-related materials and
                                           communication codes
                                          Knowledge of and respect for individual
                                           and collective rights and responsibilities
                                           regarding the media
 Health and Well Being                    Awareness of the importance of rules of
                                           social conduct and democratic
                                           institutions
                                          Involvement in action in a spirit of
                                           cooperation and solidarity
                                          Culture of peace
Title :
Type of activity targeted :
Materials :
ICT :
Targeted groups :
Overview outcome :
Evaluation (Examples: scales of competencies, tools, portfolio, etc.)
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Tools/Traces (Examples: rubrics, peer evaluation, self-evaluation, information-gathering, etc):
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Or description of project or activity :

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Subject-specific competencies :
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Cross-curricular competencies :
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Human resources involved (Examples : professionals, parents and community partners)
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Strategies used:
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Evaluation criteria :
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Comments :
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Contact Information :
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Prepared by the GOAL Network, November 5th, 2010
GOAL Ice Breaker Activity Results (Reference GOAL Symposium 2010):

Career Fairs
Field Trips / On-Site Visits / “Take Our Kids to Work” day
Job Shadowing with Voc-Ed centers
Student Portfolios i.e Epearl / Portal
Invite past graduates to share experiences / Locate business communities
Recycling Project
Environmental Clean-up Day in the Spring; involve local businesses
Consumer Rights Recognition / Environmental Awareness
Develop interview skills / resume writing
The Real Game
The Incubator
Prelude
Invite a voc-ed student into class to talk about their experiences
Create a web-site that informs students about various subjects
Explore career possibilities on the web
Self-Assessment worksheets
Connect local businesses with students
Self-evaluations on how to reach your short and long term goals
On-line aptitude quizzes that help students discover themselves
Create personal profiles
Surveys / Discussions / Debates on future jobs that are not invented yet
Photo essay on my community
Develop a student government with different “Ministries” of responsibility
Create a DVD on how to build a vermi-composter
A unit on the future - personal visions / predictions / research / literature
Budgeting Workshop
Outdoor team building activities, i.e. Bike Trips / Building Quinces
Unit: Should there be Zoos?
Show video clips on a variety of jobs i.e. vector video collection
Job search - What kinds of jobs are available in various communities?
Journal reflections to evaluate their learning progress
Making connections between curiosity and reading by determining a personal reading
list
Play games in teams - develop collaboration / social skills
Music Appreciation - Explore the magic of music i.e Louise Armstrong “ It’s a Wonderful
Life”
Develop Etiquette Skills, i.e. how to address an adult, an employer
Present Students with multiple examples when showing a new concept
Small engine repair service center
Bike repair service center
Global UN conference - learn about international relations and communications
Student mentorship program
Mock interview project
Unit: Walkways Project: Express emotion through the arts, with no presentation!
A day on the farm - help local farmers prepare for the coming season
Create a Salon - students organize appointments and carry out simple services, i.e.
braids, nails, styling etc...
Challenge - What can you do with 2$ a day?
Smartboard based activities in the classroom
Look to the Mountain - Outdoor education program / students learn practical survival
skills
Service Canada workshops - resume writing, interview tips and tricks
Student Radio - a radio station run by students at noon and breaks
Career Visits - factories, local businesses, Voc-ed, town council etc...
Fund Raisers for communities in need i.e. Haiti
Particle experiences - job stages, community work, in school work-study programs
Personal Dictionary Project
Meeting an author at a local library
Video conference guest speaker using Skype
Collages of careers
Goal setting with student/teacher conferencing
Space and Technology Day
Student run fair trade cafe
Media Literacy Projects
Smartboard lesson plans - get the students to manipulate their learning
The Apartment Project - Student figure out how to live on their own, by budgeting,
shopping, etc...
Student led teaching moments - students
Teaching science in the real world - look at real world application of science
In small groups, students discuss the significance of historical events and the impact on
them and their future

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I thank you for sharing your LES ideas. As discussed with the network, we will definitely have various
categories of activities to define GOAL. As I get information, I will categorize them accordingly.


I agree that ideally what we really want are activities that are more like full LES with depth and richness to
them; I think that is what the template is designed for. Certainly, we do need something more than just a
listing, which doesn't offer enough description for a teacher to implement. At the moment, however, I am
working somewhere in between the two. Below are some smaller suggestions that I am offering my
Elementary Cycle III teachers:

Personal and Career Planning / Personal Development and/or ELA

Planning for Post Secondary Studies Grade 5-6 Student Guide
Free to download from:
http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/careershop
Designed for the student transitioning from Elementary School to Middle/Junior High School. Focuses on
six key messages and activities to start thinking about personal interests and skills that affect future
schooling and career choices. Encourages laying a foundation of success in school now for more options
later.
Personal and Career Planning / Math & Science:

The Futures Channel
http://www.thefutureschannel.com/
DVDs to purchase or free weekly on-line videos showing Math and Science in action in careers. Lesson
Plans for Grades 5 and up also available.
These short films helps answer the Why do I have to learn this? question by showing real people using
math and science on a daily basis in their careers. Suggested problems engaged students in active
problem solving

Books to Enrich the Classroom or School Library:

Career Ideas for Kids Who Like.......... series written by Diane Lyndsey Reeves, designed for
students in Grades 5-9
Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Art
Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science
Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Adventure and Travel
Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math and Money etc.
There are many books in the series. Each book begins with an inventory of questions and follows with fun
kid-friendly descriptions of careers.

Chateauguay Regional Valley High School, NFSB (Chantal Bergevin)
For cycle 3 elementary students I will be doing the Essential Skills Workshop with the grade 5 students
and the Planning for Post-Secondary Studies with the grade 6 students. At the end of the workshop we
will hold a Career Carousel. I began on Monday with students from Gault Institute.
I am using the booklet with the 6 keys to personal awareness and middle/high school prep. It is a
booklet from Alberta that Maria C sent both Tom and I.
As for the Career Carousel, that is the name we gave our elementary career day last year, since the
students rotate to speak with people representing different occupations.

We may need to develop different categories for our suggestions. For example: Events and Field
Trips; Short In-Class Activities; Projects/LES; Website Links; Book Suggestions; Co-operative
Teaching Approaches; etc. Just a thought. Ingrid.

								
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