DAY 2 - KYAE Skills U Lesson Bank Three-Day Discussion!
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Day 2 Objective: Review a sample activity and share topics or ideas to develop together or individually. Optionally match a sample or suggested activity to CCR Standards.
You are invited to continue to respond to issues raised and shared in our Day 1 Discussion as you reflect and respond to ideas in our second day!
Yesterday, you reviewed a sample lesson plan and explored the varied content offered in the Lesson Bank. As you discovered, the Bank is very rich in contextualized lessons in a number of areas. Today, you will explore lessons in different career clusters and propose a simple reading and writing (or other) activity that will support skill development in a specific occupation.
A. Invitation for Day 2 Participation
Dear participants, as you reviewed the topics listed for integration/contextualization in different lesson plans, what activity might you suggest to engage students further in reading, writing, or a skill of your choice?
- Click on Search for Lessons > Employability or Career Sectors > Lessons. (Alternatively, use the lesson that you selected in Day 1!) You will see a tile for each of the National Career Clusters. Eleven of the tiles are teal, and the remaining tiles are tan. The tan tiles represent the five sectors with the highest projected job growth in Kentucky. Those tiles are populated with several lessons, and some of the tan tiles have lessons if they represent a sector that is in high demand in a particular region of the state. The remaining tan tiles do not currently have lessons, as KY Skills U chose to prioritize the occupations with the greatest job growth first. There are plans to add to the remaining sectors as time and resources permit. More than likely your state has some of the same top sectors as Kentucky.
- Explore lessons in one of the topics or clusters listed, and select a lesson that you would enjoy teaching or that aligns with the career goals of one of your classes or students.
- Describe a simple activity that you might add to the lesson that involves performance (something that students will do). (This activity will be only one of the many activities for the whole lesson.)
- State the level that you would address. NOTE: Those who are familiar with CRR Standards, please add one or more standards that might fit that topic and level. http://lessonbank.kyae.ky.gov/college-career-readiness-standards/ If you are not skilled with using CCRS, don’t worry. We will all work together on that if you like.
- (If you find a new suggested activity that appeals to you from someone else, you might respond to the person listing it.)
EXAMPLE: KYAE Career Cluster: Information Technology. Lesson: First Things First (Chronological development) http://lessonbank.kyae.ky.gov/lessons/career_clusters/Information%20Technology/First%20Things%20First/
Performance Activity: Given a list of ingredients, students will write directions for making a favorite, nutritious sandwich. (6 minutes). They will use chronological transitions such as first, second, after that, then, finally, and more from a list of choices.
(Optional) CCRS > Writing: W3.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. a. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension. b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details. c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information. d. Provide a concluding statement or section. We’ll all work together on identifying your CCRS level.
Now it’s your turn! Let’s exchange some ideas! Also, continue to ask questions of our guests!
B. Questions to OurGuests
- The greatest number of lessons in the bank are at NRS level 4, specifically because that level represents the majority of students served in Kentucky. Again, as time and resources permit, lessons will be added to address that gap. What ideas can you contribute to adding lessons or activities that meet the needs of lower level students?
- What are the best sources for matching activities to CCRS? How do you go about that process?
You are encouraged to continue to participate in this discussion and our previous discussion in preparation for our Day 3 Activities, which you are bound to enjoy if you work in Adult Ed, and, especially, if you teach adults! Leecy