EIPS Career Pathways Newsletter

December 2022

Semester 2 - Dual Credit

Dual Credit is the ability for students to take Post-Secondary courses while still in high school. Students can earn three to five 30-level high school credits (depending on the program selected), and three university level transfer credits for any course they choose. Students may enroll in one or more great introductory courses that will serve as great exposure to Post-Secondary studies. Courses have varied delivery methods and perquisites, and may be enrollment dependent. For a list of courses and a more detailed description, please have students refer to the Dual Credit Course Handbook (WINTER) and register using the linked Pre-Registration Form. For more information, please contact: careerpathways@eips.ca

Virtual RAP Information Evening

Are you interested in the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)?

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, from 6-7pm

WHERE: Online Click here to join the meeting

The the presentation link will also be available on the EIPS Career Pathways website.

Junior High Hackathon Event

During Computer Science Education Week all grade 7-9 EIPS classes are invited to attend a one-day hackathon event on Tuesday, December 6th at Bev Facey Community High School! Students will learn computational thinking, gain data science skills, solve problems, and have a chance to win prizes. The deadline to register is December 1. Substitute coverage and busing will be provided. Click here to register.

For more information, contact David Hay.

Skills Exploration Days: December 6

Junior High Skills Exploration Days is a one-day, virtual event on December 6, 2022!

Skills Exploration Days is hosted in the classroom but has an interactive digital live-streamed component to allow students to share their prototypes with peers across the province. The program is facilitated in three parts:

  • An in-classroom Toolkit and Skill Kit provide students with skill development activities that allow them to test new trade and technology skills.
  • In their classrooms, students will work in teams using the Design Thinking process to address a real-world challenge.

  • Using the skills learned with the Skill Kit, students will come together for an interactive live-stream to build a prototype and share their finished projects.
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Computer Science Education Week: December 5-9

Computer Science Education Week (CSEd Week) is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to engage in learning computer science skills. This year, CSEd Week will be held from December 5th – December 9th. During CSEd Week, classes are encouraged to participate in an Hour of Code. To support the facilitation of this, resources and events have been compiled into an easy-to-read document for staff. There are opportunities to learn code, hear from guest speakers, attend special events, and even go on a virtual field-trip!

CSEd Week Resources

In addition, SFS will be offering an Hour of Code co-taught lesson for grade 3-9 classes on December 9th at 1:30pm where we will explore the new Minecraft world “Escape Estate”. During this lesson we will also be joined by some special guests who will share how they use code in their jobs with EIPS! Register Here

Contact Sydney Munsterman with any questions.

Minecraft Design Challenge: Build A School

K-12 Real World Learning with the Minecraft Design Challenge

Are you searching for an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful real-world learning and discover career pathways? Look no further than the EIPS Minecraft Design Challenge!

This year’s Minecraft Design Challenge tasks K-12 students with designing a life-like prototype of the new Sherwood Heights replacement school. Student’s must adhere to real-world architectural guidelines and regulations set out by Alberta Infrastructure and Strathcona County while working through the design process. Throughout the challenge, students will have an opportunity to engage in “Feature Friday” where they will virtually connect with featured professionals who are involved in the process of building schools in our communities. During “Feature Friday” professionals such as Architects, LEED Specialists, Inclusivity Coordinators, Landscapers, Interior Designers, and Project Managers will share their experiences as well as share some tips & tricks to help students with their prototypes.

To learn more about this amazing opportunity, watch the teacher information video or visit the challenge website. The deadline for registration is January 6th. To register, click here.

Contact Sydney Munsterman with any questions.

Grade 6 Opportunity: Choices Conference

CHOICES Conference - February 22/23/24, 2023 (Registration is open)

Each year, 600 grade six girls and gender diverse students along with their teachers attend this event. Since launching CHOICES in 1991, WISEST has impacted 16,219 students and 4,005 teachers. Teams of up to four girls and/or gender diverse students from each school plus their teacher or principal will spend the day at the University of Alberta. We have included an additional virtual day for rural schools that will take place on Friday, February 24th!

Registration is open. .

Career Education Task Force

Get involved: Public engagement

The Career Education Task Force is gathering input to help inform their recommendations for government and develop a framework for future programming.

Online surveys

Share your views on Alberta's career education programming for grades 7 to 12 by completing one of the online surveys by December 9, 2022.

Adults can share their perspectives by completing the public survey to help inform the task force's advice to the government.

Students in grades 7 to 12 can also provide their input through the student survey to help shape changes to the province's current career education programming.

The surveys will usually take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Public Survey

Student Survey

For more information or to register for an in-person or Online session go to: Career Education Task Force

Career Pathways

The K-12 Career Pathways Journey

  1. Grade K-4 Awareness
  2. Grade 5-9 Understanding
  3. Grade 10-12 Readiness

Career Pathways Team:

Ms. K. Oleksyn, Mr. F. Rempel and Mr. R. Leatherdale

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