Work Based Learning
Monday, May 4, 2020 – Hello everyone. It was so great to see my Seniors today at the school. Congratulations on your accomplishments. For those of you still with me for digital learning, your assignment this week is a journal prompt for several questions I would like for you to think about and answer regarding tardiness and absenteeism (both in work and school). All assignments due by Friday, May 8th.
Monday, April 27, 2020 – Hey! Nice job on your dream job cover letters last week.
Assignment for Week #6 of Digital Learning – Week of April 27 – May 1
Monday, April 20th – Hello everyone. Several of you asked about the WBL application process for Fall, 2020. Some of you have already submitted the application. If you need to submit an application for fall or spring, here are the links that you need: Complete the application and ask TWO of your teachers for a recommendation. Send them the link and have them complete the recommendation form and submit to my email. Once you finish the application, please submit to my email address at: email@example.com
Assignment for Week #5 of Digital Learning – Assignment due by Friday, April 24th at 3:30 p.m.
I would like for you to write a cover letter/letter of application for your dream job. Think about a company/business/corporation that you would eventually like to work at and write a cover letter for your resume. Use the correct address for the business (you may have to look this up on the internet) and use the formatting guidelines that I am attaching. The first two links will give you a thorough explanation on writing a cover letter. The third link is a sample cover letter. The DS and QS stands for double space and quad space, respectively. Of course, do not type those letters, they are just showing you how to space the document. I am giving you a sample of what a really good cover letter should look like.
Cover Letters and Thank you
Cover Letter Guidelines – WBL
Cover Letter Sample – WBL
As always, let me know if you need help!
Sunday, April 12 – Hello everyone. Happy Spring! Welcome back to WBL – We have 6 weeks left in this school year. Yay! Congrats to the Seniors, you are almost done! Good job on your Career Research Assignments. I was very impressed with your research skills AND your aspirations for the future. As noted on some of your comments, college is a lot more expensive than what you thought it might be.
I have set up a Zoom meeting for us on Thursday, April 16th at 1:00 p.m. – At this time, I can answer any questions you have regarding grades, options, assignments……….. Please try and attend the meeting.
Since we have completed resumes in this class, let’s move on to some interview tips, techniques and questions. I have listed a couple of links that you should reference BEFORE you complete your assignment for this week. One is a website from Indeed. In case you are not familiar with Indeed, it is an online employment service and a good place to start when you begin searching for a job/career. The website has some great information on possible questions you may have to answer in an interview and how to properly answer those questions. The link is:
Another great resource for you is this one page pdf flyer from the Georgia Department of Labor that gives you some helpful information for interviewing: The Interview – DOL
Your assignment for this week: I would like for you to answer some typical interview questions. Obviously, I cannot interview each of you as practice, but it is always a great idea to think about these questions and write your answers down. Get the thoughts out of your head and on paper. It will help you to remember them for the future. I am providing you with 10 interview questions. Please follow the instructions on the handout and submit your work by Friday at 3:30 p.m.
If you have any questions, let me know. Be careful and purposeful with your answers. If you use the resources provided above, the handout will be much easier for you. Please follow instructions as I am requiring one paragraph per answer.
Common Interview Questions – WBL
Stay healthy! Miss you all!
Sunday, March 29 – Hello WBL students. Well, let’s finish strong this week and then next week we will have NO assignments. Spring Break is still from April 6th – 10th so no work will be required for WBL for that week.
Assignments for this week: March 30 – April 3 – I would like for each of you to do some career exploration this week. Over the next several weeks, you will be creating an electronic career portfolio as a requirement of your WBL class. Part One will be due this week. Below is a link to the WBL – Career Research Assignment. This assignment covers: 1. Career Choice 2. Education Required for that career choice and 3. Career Ladder section that forces you to REALLY explore the potential salaries, and tasks involved with choosing this career.
WBL – Career Research
Also, I am including a PowerPoint (see link below) that you should review when you have a few minutes this week. This will give you a good idea about the information that we will be including in your career portfolio. Things like: cover letter, resume, reference letters, thank you letters, work experience, leadership experience, awards you have received, etc… – Not necessary for you to do anything with this PowerPoint at this time, other than read through it.
WBL – Career Portfolio
The WBL Career Research is due this Friday, April 3 before 3:30 p.m. – Please do not wait until Thursday night to get started. This is a lengthy assignment. It is not difficult, but will require some research on your part.
As always, let me know if you have any questions. Take care of yourselves. Have a great week!
Sunday, March 22 – Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing okay. Miss you all. I hope you are practicing social distancing and doing your best to keep your minds active and busy.
Assignment for this week: March 23 – 27 – Customer Service and Handling Customer Complaints – Open the PowerPoint below. There are 6 situations involving customer service and how you handle your customers. Go through all of the slides, making note of the very last slide BEFORE you actually answer the questions. On a word document, you will number your page Situation 1 through Situation 6 and then answer the questions that are asked for each situation. Your answers should be well thought out, grammatically correct and content rich for full credit. This assignment applies to ALL WBL students, including Healthcare students. As always, let me know if you have any questions. The assignment is due before Friday, March 27th at 3:30 p.m.
Customer Service and Handling Complaints
Sunday, March 15 – Hello everyone. Let me re-iterate the MOST IMPORTANT thing that I said to you last week. Your work hours and internship hours ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED for Work Based Learning. Until further notice, your grade will be based on your journal entries and any other soft skill/employability assignments that I post on this blog on a weekly basis. Please let your employers, mentors and parents know this. If any of them, OR YOU, have any questions about that, do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone.
Assignment for this week: March 16 – 20 – Please complete Journal #3 and submit to me electronically no later than Friday, March 20th. This applies to ALL WBL students (including healthcare students). The link for Journal #3 is below. This is the only assignment due this week. Please stay healthy and safe. I hope you are all doing well! 🙂
As always, I am a phone call or email away………….
Tuesday, March 10 – I have started site visits this week. If I have not seen you yet, I will see you over the course of the next two weeks. It is awesome to see you all in your “workplace”. I am getting some great feedback on your job skills and effort.
Reminder that you need to turn in a copy of a pay stub from the month of February no later than this Friday, March 13th.
Your Journal #3 is due on Friday, April 3rd. Healthcare Interns will turn your journals in to me on that date and will be graded for your March entries. All other WBL students should complete the Journal #3 and send to me electronically before April 3rd.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 14th during 4th block.
Sunday, March 1 – Reminder that there is a mandatory meeting on Thursday, March 5th during 4th block. Your monthly time and earnings sheet for February is due on this date. This form is available at the bottom of this page and hard copies are on the WBL desk.
Remember that your Journal Prompt #2 is due before class on March 5th. Please email your journal prompt to firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthcare WBL, your journal notebooks will be turned in to me on March 5th.
EVERYONE should complete the CYBER Poster and turn it in by the beginning of class on March 5th. Paper for the posters are on the WBL desk.
Sunday, February 23 – Welcome back! Hope you all had a great break. Go ahead and let your employers know that you have a mandatory meeting on Thursday, March 5th during 4th block.
Employer Evaluations are due this Friday, February 28th. A link is below and hard copies will be placed on the WBL desk in my room. Your supervisor/mentor will need to complete this form, sign it and you should return it by Friday, February 28th.
Remember that your Journal Prompt #2 is due before class on March 5th. Healthcare WBL, your journal notebooks will be turned in to me on March 5th. EVERYONE should complete the CYBER Poster and turn it in by the beginning of class on March 5th.
Be sure that you are getting 7.5 hours per week of work/internship and that you are keeping up with your time sheets. Timesheets for February will be due on March 5th.
Thursday, February 6th – Thanks everyone for attending our mandatory meeting on February 5th. Your grades will be updated in StudentVue by the end of the weekend. Moving forward, a couple of things to keep in mind:
Your grade reflects your effort in this classroom. You are not graded for completion in this class, you are graded on content. So, make sure your journal prompts are answered thoroughly. Be sure and follow directions for your monthly assignment and come to me with questions/help sessions.
I will be OUT this Friday, February 7th – If you have a PAY STUB, hold it until Monday – DO NOT give a pay stub to the substitute. Pay stubs are due no later than Monday, February 10th.
Healthcare WBL Students – There was some concern at the meeting yesterday about your daily journal prompts and submission of those prompts for grades. From this point forward, you will submit your journals to me by the 5th of each month for grading. So, March 5th, I will check your journals for February entries.
All other WBL Students: Journal Prompt #2 Journal #2 – Due no later than March 5th – Answers should be content rich and checked for grammar and spelling issues before submission. Your grade will reflect your effort on the journal prompts. Submit electronically by emailing me email@example.com and attaching journal.
Cyber Mini Posters Cyber Poster Instructions – Due on March 5th – I have the mini posters in my room for you. You may use my computers and printers for developing the poster. Due BEFORE the beginning of our next class meeting on March 5th.
Be sure you are getting 7.5 hours per week. Remember that I will begin site visits immediately following Winter Break. Also keep in mind that you are not required to get the 7.5 hours during Winter Break (YAY!)
As always, I am here if you have questions or concerns ABOUT ANYTHING……..
Remember, YOU GET WHAT YOU WORK FOR, NOT WHAT YOU WISH FOR!
Monday, February 3rd – Remember that we have a mandatory meeting during 4th block this Wednesday, February 5th.
Your journal prompt #1 is due (excluding Freeman’s healthcare students) on February 5th before 4th block.
Your professional resume is due (everyone) and should be printed on my linen paper and turned in by 4t block on February 5th.
Your monthly time sheet is also due on February 5th and you should bring this documentation with you at our meeting on Wednesday.
***You will lose 20 points from your grade for each of the above items that are NOT turned in by February 5th***
By Thursday, I will have your Journal prompt #2 and your Assignment for February posted to this site. I will give you a good explanation of the assignments at our meeting.
Monday, January 27th – Make sure that you are logging your hours on the WBL Monthly Time Sheet which is due on February 5th. This time sheet must be signed by both you and your supervisor.
Remember that you are required to attend our WBL Monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 5th during 4th block. Go ahead and let your supervisors/mentors know about your WBL requirement for that day so they do not expect you at work/internship.
Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your Journal entry #1 – Remember that it is due no later than February 5th. This journal should be sent to me electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, your resume is due on that date. Your resume should be printed on linen paper (you can do that in my classroom with my linen paper). I would like the resume turned in to me in hard copy format, not electronically.
Lastly, remember that YOU MUST call me or text me if you are not in school. Also remember that you are not allowed to go to your jobs/internships if you are not in attendance at school on a particular day.
Monday, January 20th – Initial Training Plans were due on Friday. There is a 20 point deduction in your grade if it was not turned in by that date. Please get that paperwork to me as soon as possible.
Be sure that you are logging in your hours on the WBL Monthly Time Sheet so that you can turn it in by February 5th for the month of January.
I am going to put a bulletin board over the WBL desk that will have information about scholarships that are available to you. Take a moment to check them out.
I have ordered a copy machine and scanner for the WBL desk so that you can make copies of your pay stubs and time sheets for me when the time is appropriate. You can also use it for other things if you need to!
MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE SIGNING OUT EVERY DAY. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SIGN ANYONE ELSE OUT. EVERYONE MUST SIGN THEMSELVES OUT.
Due February 5th – Journal #1 – Please submit to me electronically via email and post Journal #1 in your subject line.
Due February 5th – Professional Resume – Check the First Week and Resume PowerPoint for additional information on your resume. Also, see links below for tips/examples to help you with your resume.