Monday, February 13, 2017

How much does college cost? How will I afford college? Week 14-16 February

Hey Advisees!
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Homework: 
Image result for ways to make college affordable-See/email me if you have registration or grade/class concerns!
-LATE: Registration Wrap Up Task, 
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Big Idea: Systems have interrelated parts
Essential Question: How much does college cost? How will I afford college?
Objectives: I can...
...list and define different ways to make college affordable.
...find examples of scholarships, work study, loans, and grants available at my school.
...set and meet a personal goal.
Performance Task: Write a letter to your parents/guardians describing how you plan to afford college. You'll include reminders for things like how and when to fill out FAFSA and questions you have for them. (This will be done in a few weeks.)
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Tuesday, 14 February
Affording College Day 1

1) Get Ready:
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See the "Pay" and "Save (NC 529)" tabs.
  1. Affording College Q&A based on the padlet
  2. Move into groups based on first choice colleges. 
  3. Today, tomorrow, and next Tuesday you will work together to create a flyer, pamphlet, or presentation (I suggest Google Slides, Piktochart, or poster) that shows the different ways to afford your college. These methods for making college affordable are: scholarships, loans, grants, and work study. 
    1. Today: Create the layout (example title: Affording UNC-Greensboro) and add the major sections and definitions (You must define the terms: scholarship, loan, grant, and work study.)
    2. Tomorrow: Find three examples for each category that are available at your school
    3. Next Tuesday: List how to get each of the examples (What makes you eligible?), Add images
    4. Next Wednesday: Share your information in a gallery walk.
2) Exit Ticket: Write a group to do list for tomorrow.
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Wednesday, 15 February
Affording College Day 2

1) Get Ready: 
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A LCS student was awarded one of
these scholarships a few years ago :)

  1. Be ready to show me your grades in PowerSchool and Blackboard.
  2. Move into your groups.
  3. Review your to do list for today.

2) Get to Work:
  1.  Continue creating your flyer, pamphlet, or presentation (Google Slides, Piktochart, or poster) that shows the different ways to afford your college. These methods for making college affordable are: scholarships, loans, grants, and work study. 
    1. Yesterday: Create the layout (example title: Affording UNC-Greensboro) and add the major sections and definitions (You must define the terms: scholarship, loan, grant, and work study.)
    2. Today: Find three examples for each category that are available at your school
    3. Next Tuesday: List how to get each of the examples (What makes you eligible?), Add images
    4. Next Wednesday: Share your information in a gallery walk.
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Thursday, 16 February
Successful Student Portfolio Work Time

1) Get Ready: In your log, write what you will do today. Suggested options:
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  1. Finish your Registration Wrap Up task and/or your  Career and College Check In and Cost Information Collection assignment from last week.
  2. Make flash cards or a foldable to review for your toughest class.
  3. Add sticky note annotations to 5 pages of a college textbook or novel. 
  4. Read the article here about the cost of college and how financial aid is calculated. Write a 4 sentence sticky note summary and post this on your log. Include:
    1. What is the author's main claim?
    2. How would you change how financial need is calculated?
2) Get to Work

3) Closure: Reflect on what you accomplished today by filling in your SSP log.

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