Are you getting ready for college or about to pursue a career? Not sure what you are getting into? Having second thoughts about the choices available? Then explore this site for other available options in higher education. Learn how to decide on a career path that is right for you. Take a look at the collection of resources offered to help you prepare and pay for college. It includes useful tips on job hunting, resume writing, job interviewing techniques, and student loans, and provides a link to a free online career exploration adventure for middle and high school students
High-stakes testing plays a greater and greater role in education, from state-mandated achievement tests to AP exams. From an early age, teachers and parents encourage students to do their best, on tests and other school-related assessments. But we seldom couple that encouragement with advice on how to control the stress related to perceived pressure to do well.
This site offers students an understanding of the stress they're feeling, how it has grown in their lives, and a number of concrete ways to diminish that stress, especially when they are facing high-stakes tests. Learning to "psych down" instead of "psyching up" for studying, tests, or performances can make a significant difference in a student's ability to succeed. And while the site specifically addresses students, teachers, who also live high-stress lives, of course, might find the same techniques helpful as well. -tech and learning
Are you interested in pursuing a career in computer science? This website offers an in-depth guide to computer science degrees and careers. Resources include information about computer science degrees by subject and level, salary ranges, scholarships, internships and cutting-edge fields such as robotics, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
Recent news that college debt is reaching $1 trillion should trigger home discussions on the financial benefits of attending college. This lesson plan will help your child figure out a cost/benefit ratio of higher education, relationship of level of education and unemployment, and the correlation of level of education and weekly income. Yes, you can do lesson plans too!
In addition, there is information about the kinds of financing that are
available, how to fill out the FAFSA form, and how to put together all the
information so that you are able to make an informed decision of whether college is a good choice. There are links to videos, charts, and wage guidelines. Included are questions to use for assessment extension activities.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.