Tuesday, April 4, 2017

What goals can help me stay excited and overcome obstacles on the way to my first choice college? Week of 4-6 April

Hey Advisees!

-Due Wednesday 4/5: College Application Timeline
-Finish and turn in late work: Affording College Letter; College Profile; Report Card check
Big Idea: Systems have interrelated parts
Essential Question: What goals can help me stay excited and overcome obstacles on the way to my first choice college?
Objectives: I can...
...set college planning goals.
...create a visually appealing timeline.
...describe how I will overcome obstacles
Image result for life timelines drawn by handTuesday, 3 April
College Planning Timeline Day 4
1) Get Ready:
  1. Preview the end of the semester:
    1. 4-6 April: Timeline
    2. 17-21 April: Common Application Practice
    3. 23-28 April: Wellness Week
    4. 1-15 May: 10 Day Review; Life Planning Revisited
    5. Requests? Concerns? Etc...?
  2. Review the requirements for earning a 50/50 on your timeline.
2) Go! 
  1. Make sure your goals are SMART goals. Get ideas from these resources:
    1. Timeline from CFNC
    2. Senior Year Application Checklist from Big Future
    3. Timeline 12th Grade from Big Future
    4. Master Timeline: College Admissions from Khan Academy
    5. Your College Prep Timeline from Princeton Review
    6. Check your college's website to see what you need to do AFTER you are admitted! Don't forget to make your down payment, accept your admissions, review financial aid packages, apply for housing, etc. Sound crazy? Remember, AVID 4 will help you with this!!!
  2. Work on your visual!
Image result for life timelines drawn by handImage result for life timelines drawn
Wednesday, 5 April
College Planning Timeline Day 3

1) Get Ready:
    Image result for visual life timeline
  1. Number off.
  2. Get with your partner.
  3. Share your goal sheet and timeline.
  4. Give each other a plus and delta.
2) Go!
  1. Use your goal sheets, big white paper, construction paper, computer paper, markers, colored pencils, etc. to finish your visual timeline!
  2. Have fun with the visual and let me know if you need ideas and help! Foldables, flip books, spirals, traditional timelines, digital piktocharts all work!
  3. Turn in your completed goal sheet and timeline.
    Thursday, 6 April
    Successful Student Portfolio Day

    Image result for portfolio1) Get Ready: Fill in what you will do today during in your SSP log. 
    1. Options:
      1. Organize your binder and complete the binder checklist (you have this in your red folder).
      2. Work on late Advisory work.
      3. Complete any choice activity!
    2) Closure: Reflect on what you accomplished today by filling in your SSP log.

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