Keeping You Informed
From the desk of Jackson Area Career Center Principal Dr. P
LEARNING FROM A DISTANCE
Below are a few more examples of some of the different platforms instructors are using to connect with their students and teach their curriculum in these unprecedented times.
Visual Communication instructors Joe Macklin, Rick Diebold and Veronica Williams held a LivePaint session via Google Hangouts. They did a painting based on Bob Ross' techniques, with a few elements relating it to current events - called "Social Distancing Buddies".
Precision Machining instructor Bill Pogue has created YouTube videos for his students. In one recent session, they covered GD&T - Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing - a language of symbols and standards designed and used by engineers & manufacturers to describe a product.
Cosmetology instructor Lauren Sager covered 170 miles in her car last week, handing out bookwork to students who don't have electronic access. The packet delivery also served as a way to check in and say hi to her students. The class also gets together for “virtual lunch” on Tuesdays.
COMPASSION OVER COMPLIANCE
Each instructor at the Career Center is focused on checking in on the well-being of students. Once connections are made and assistance or resources are provided, instructors then provide supplemental learning materials to students. As stated before, no student will be penalized if they are unable to participate in the Career Center's plan for continued learning. (View plan HERE)
Students who are planning on taking available credentials or certifications need to remain engaged with their instructors. We are committed to seeing that through for every student who is interested, even into the summer.
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The sale will take place Wednesday, May 6 - Friday, May 8 from 10am - 3pm. Proceeds help provide scholarships for our Agriscience/FFA students among other things. CLICK HERE for more details, including how things will be different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.