Keeping You Informed

From the desk of Jackson Area Career Center Principal Dr. P

LEARNING FROM A DISTANCE

While the daily interactions and hands-on labs have been put on hold, our instructors are finding unique ways to keep students engaged and working toward their credentials and certifications. For example, Dental Occupations instructor Karen Bollheimer organized a virtual field trip to Summit Orthodontics, where students will get to virtually explore technology, procedures and instruments. Construction instructor Paul Denkins has been fielding FaceTime calls with students, similar to a segment on "This Old House", and helping them through projects like replacing a three-way switch and figuring out a flight of stairs.


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.

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.

PICKUP PLAN FOR PERSONAL ITEMS

Instructors will be gathering items left in lockers and/or classrooms this week. Students' items will be labeled and put in plastic bags, and each program will be assigned a day and time when those items can be picked up. Items that are not collected will be sent to local schools.
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SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS

The Jackson Area Career Center is opening its greenhouses to the public for the 12th annual Agriscience/FFA Plant Sale this week. A vast selection of annual, perennials, herbs, vegetables and hanging baskets will be available for purchase.


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.

STAY CONNECTED

Updates and important information can be found on the Jackson Area Career Center's Facebook page, as well as the website at www.jacc-mi.net. You can always reach out to me at mark.pogliano@jcisd.org or contact instructors through their email as well.