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Mr.  Dashan  Gaskin
Language Arts Teacher - Grades 7 & 8
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Assignments - Career Readiness(Archived)
Concluding the Newly Emerging Career Unit.
Due Date: 5/18/2018
Subject: Career Readiness

This week, students will finish the unit on newly emerging careers in which they were assigned five careers that have surfaced within the last five years.  On Wednesday, students will be assigned their fifth newly emerging career and their reserach will be due at the end of the week.  Their research for their fourth newly emerging career, a biostatician, is due on Tuesday at the end of class.    

Study Hall
Due Date: 5/4/2018
Subject: Career Readiness

Considering that seventh graders are taking the PARCC test this week, the class will be given study hall so that they can prepare for other classes. 

Skills Assessment
Due Date: 4/13/2018
Subject: Career Readiness

Using the program NJCAN, a website devoted to career research and development, students will complete a skills assessment to ascertain whether or not they posess appropriate skills for the careers they want to join in the future.  The assessment will be due at the end of the week.  

Career Presentations
Due Date: 3/26/2018
Subject: Career Readiness

Students have been asked to choose a career of their choice and to then create a ten-slide PowerPoint presentation on said career.  Each slide should be devoted to one of ten questions that I asked students.  Students in the audience will write down two pieces of knowledge they learned from their peers' presentation.