I want to find a program that will take 7th graders online to learn keyboarding. I’d also like a complete curriculum of in lieu of courses.
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I don’t have time to teach hours and hours of subjects with lesson plans I’d never have to teach. That’s why I’m thrilled we were able to partner with the Family Handyman Experts to create an innovative curriculum that the school can apply to all IHSA-recognized subjects.
I’m passionate about what I do, and the people I work with are passionate about their craft. So while I’m not going to debate about whether making home improvement projects more social media-friendly is a good idea (though I may, in the future), I do believe it’s worth thinking about how we can leverage this new generation of digitally literate students to serve their communities. The choice is yours.
To help you do that, I spoke with Jason Chassington, Professional Strategist for Ayer Strategy and a nationally-recognized youth development expert and local Red Cross volunteer. Jason is the winner of the 2018 Chicago Youth Barometer’s Questioner of the Year award. After that, he ran The 2011 Illinois Youth Exploring Volunteerism Camp Project – a month-long program for teenagers with unique needs (that year, he spent more than two weeks during high school out in the field) volunteering for the Red Cross. He’s been writing blog posts and working on projects over the past five years, and he recently graduated from DePaul University with a major in the cultural studies and population studies.
Basically, Jason is my ideal partner: he’s supportive, he’s always honest, and I feel like he genuinely cares. He also gave us free reign, so it’s safe to say that he’ll be adding the program to his portfolio for the rest of his life. That’s really exciting.
Jason put together a number of fun ideas for how to integrate social media into a curriculum for 10th graders, but I really wanted to know how he did it in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods, so I reached out to Chicagoland’s Leading Teacher: Tricia Miller, a teacher for more than 20 years in public schools in my own community and the Midwest Youth Engagement Coordinator for Youth Services Network.
Tracy shows us how social media can reinforce educators’ core lesson plan while connecting students to neighborhoods that might otherwise not have much in common. You can read her insights here.
For now, here are Jason’s suggestions for how parents, educators, and youth would benefit from more socially-savvy, tech-savvy young people:
1. Creative arts – “I teach woodworking with my students, and if you go to Pinterest or our site, we are always trying to get creativity, technology, and design into our [learning] planning and training. When we talk about skills building, we have one section where we talk about digital literacy and digital media literacy, and so we teach [students] what they should know.”
2. Financial literacy – “If kids and their parents can have a fun conversation, don’t play it safe. Talk about the internet. They can use that as a space to joke about money and use that as a conversation starter.”
3. Food and cooking – “If my students have a camera, we talk about their meals. How did they cook it? What did they use for presentation? I talk about the culinary art of how we cook things, and the things that make a great, healthy meal.”
4. Health – “The new generation is really bringing it in how they use technology and social media, and being social and using that to build confidence. Instead of just saying they need to exercise more and be more healthy, I teach them how to not only use the internet to go to a health website, but how to ask questions on what we can’t see or what kinds of treatments are out there to help us become healthy.”
What do you think? What ideas can Jason and I add to the mix? Let me know here.
What’s important to me now is how to use what we’ve learned from the Best Practices Group to create