Information from the Warren Township Board of Education.
It's never to early for students to start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.
As part of a REACH enrichment opportunity, Mount Horeb School educators Mrs. Wendy Piller, Mrs. Michele Cebula, Mrs. Michele Gaglioti, Mr. Andrew Ahimovic, Mrs. Kara Miletic and Mrs. Jill Ziobo have planned a 21st century learning career experience for fourth and fifth graders at the Mount Horeb Elementary School.
The is scheduled for 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, and parents are welcome, too.
The educators have assembled a well–represented assortment of careers. A sampling of some of the evening’s professionals includes a composer, an American Sign Language interpreter, an author, a medical doctor, a television producer and an expert in marketing.
Prior to the event. students will have the chance to select their choice of workshops they would like to attend. After listening to an in-depth job description from a specialist, students will be given a career-related problem to solve.
For example, when working with the composer, students might be asked to write lyrics to a particular tune while focusing on a specific topic or theme. After working with the interpreter for the hearing impaired, students might create sentences welcoming new students to Mount Horeb School by using official American Sign Language.
According to the school district, research demonstrates that providing students with career education at an early age is beneficial for several reason. Such exposure can open doors for students by presenting an array of options, motivating them to research and pursue new interests. It also allows children to set individual goals for new learning.
Additionally, it relates school studies to real world experiences.
Learning opportunity for parents, too
Parents are invited to partake in the evening while attending a parallel workshop that will teach adults about 21st century learning. In comparable fashion to the students, they will be given a similar career scenario which includes a problem to solve.
Through this hands-on method, parents will view firsthand how 21st-century learning impacts their children. The six educators who designed and are organizing this experience are acting as mentors as well. They are training the career professionals to host their workshops using 21st century lesson plans. It is sure to be an amazing experience for all!