GRADUATE Course – Preparing College Ready and Career Bound Students

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Explore project-based learning as a successful way to develop project management skills in your students.

1 Graduate Credit

  • Grading: A-F
  • Materials: Included in the course fee!
  • Graduate Credit: 1 Graduate Credit
  • Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class)
  • Time Frame: Enroll and start any time

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Course Description:

The goal of education is to help students be successful. However, there are big gaps between school,college and careers, and if these are not addressed, students may struggle to transition from one to another. To help students excel outside their classroom and in their future endeavors, teachers can empower students by building their skills.

In SECTION A: Preparing College and Career Ready Students, teachers, in this online course, will be introduced to strategies, creative ideas and resources which can be used to enhance the students’ readiness for college.

SECTION B: Project Management for Students through Project-based Learning focuses on the wide range of skills which are highly essential in today’s world including research, collaboration, communication, leadership, problem solving and cooperation. Teachers learn how to incorporate project-based-learning in the classroom.

Having a portfolio to display one’s skills and progress, helps students present their best as they apply for colleges. It can also be a record of student learning, or a tool for assessment. In SECTION C: Student Portfolios teachers see the process of developing effective and impactful student portfolios.

Objectives & Outcomes:

As a result of successful participation in SECTION A, Preparing College and Career Ready Students, students should be able to:

  • Identify facets of college education and career choices.
  • Demonstrate academic and technical skills to prepare students for college and workplace environments.
  • Understand the role of Summer Bridge Courses and hands-on experience activities to gain insight into actual workplaces.
  • Analyze critical skills, implement essential classroom strategies, employ the principles of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to equip students for the demands of colleges and workplaces.

As a result of successful participation in SECTION B, Project Management for Students through Project-based Learning, students should be able to:

  • Explore concepts and strategies to enable students connections with real-world situations.
  • Distinguish between real learning and test performance.
  • Understand concepts of scaffold learning and stages of projects with examples of its implementation.
  • Analyze basic guidelines for selecting a project and implement effective use of technology during a project.
  • Demonstrate management skills in executing projects.
  • Obtain access to funding sources and online databases that can be approached for grants.
  • Determine common challenges and unexpected changes needed during a project.

As a result of successful participation in SECTION C, Student Portfolios, students should be able to:

  • Understand characteristics and uses of both paper and digital student portfolios
  • Identify types of student portfolios, stages of portfolio development, potential drawbacks of the portfolio process, and practical tips to overcome related challenges.
  • Create a digital portfolio with the use of web tools.
  • Assess student learning beyond traditional tests through portfolio assessment.


Special Instructions:

After completing the course, you will be directed to the university for registration.


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