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.) _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Tools/Traces (Examples: rubrics, peer evaluation, self-evaluation, information-gathering, etc): _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Or description of project or activity : _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Subject-specific competencies : _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Cross-curricular competencies : _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Human resources involved (Examples : professionals, parents and community partners) _______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Strategies used: _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Evaluation criteria : _______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Comments : _______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Contact Information : _______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 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 ______________________________________________________________________ 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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