Finding a Career/Parent-Teacher Letter

I hope you were all able to find time to get together last week while I was at the AECT conference. If you did not get a chance to complete the Google Form giving me information about your learning adventures project, please do so at this time. Only one group member needs to complete the form. Gretchen also asked that I send you a link to this EDIT 2000 survey. Please fill this out now.

At this point, you and your group should have completed the following sections of you project:

  • Inquire
  • Hook
  • Organize
  • Explore
  • Show What You Know

Today, we will work on both the Finding a Career and Parent Teacher Letter portion of the project.

Finding a Career

In this section, you

  • Give children information on answering these types of questions as a career. (Example: sound: audiologist, musician; weather: meteorologist, climatologist, etc.)
  • Link to sites about the career, conduct a brief interview with someone in the field – include a picture if possible.

Go ahead and preview an example of a former student’s Finding a Career page.

Parent Teacher Letter

In this section, you will write a letter to parents/teachers with the following in mind:

  • An introduction to the adventure for parents: purpose of activities, helpful hints, materials needed, what sections need parental guidance, opportunities for extension (field trips, additional books, etc.), include a list of book titles that relate to the question.
  • Rather than simply listing what you find on Amazon – search the Athens library and the CMC – find good books, not just books on the topic.
  • Include LEARNING OBJECTIVES: use national standards, not state standards.

Go ahead and preview an example of a former student’s Parent Teacher Letter.

Author Introductory Video Outline

Let’s start an outline for the author introductory video. Then on Wednesday, we will start recording the video. You can check out this example video to help you think about a possible structure for your own video.

For Wednesday

By Wednesday, you and your group should have completed the following sections of you project:

  • Inquire
  • Hook
  • Organize
  • Explore
  • Show What You Know
  • Apply (Finding a Career)
  • Parent Teacher Letter

We will use our time Wednesday recording/editing our introductory videos. Make sure you are ready to record on Wednesday – this means finalizing your outline and checking out a camera from OIT if needed. You can check out video cameras from OIT for five days. You may want to do some additional recording over the weekend if you do not finish in class.


Food sign up chart here. (See what other people are bringing here.)

Presentation Order 9:05 Class

Monday, November 28

Ashleigh Finch, Macy Day, Rachel Hayes, and Kailey Marshall
Making Healthy Eating Fun

Wednesday, November 30

Lauren Corbett
Kids with Cochlear Implants

Spencer Tolley, Demetrius Lima, and Daniel Nascimento
Rubik’s Cube Adventure

Friday, December 2

Tess Lunde
What Makes Whales So Unique?

Presentation Order 10:10 Class

Monday, November 28

Wednesday, November 30

Keali Lay and Stephanie Canter
All About Pasta

Camrei Terrell
Can I Create My Own Fashion Magazine

Emily Backes and Shayla Appleby
Prepare for Baby Learning Adventure

Keri Karlsen (Maybe Monday – depending on how many groups we have)
Adventures into Metamorphosis

Friday, December 2

Amy Hollander and Courtney Cagle
Discover Your Senses

Erin Smith and T.K. Cown
What Makes a Good Friend?

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