College Career Center Hosts Trades Week
Next week, juniors and seniors are invited to attend a variety of virtual presentations to explore a career in the trades.
Representatives from Lincolnshire Police Explorers Program, HVAC, auto body, journeymen plumbers, cosmetology, real estate, automotive technology, culinary school, welding, robotics, laser photonics optics and more will provide information on their professions. Session times and Zoom links are posted on this document.
Students who want to attend a session being held during a scheduled class time must ask permission to attend from their teacher at least two days in advance.
Using Video to Connect Students with Veterans
Students at a high school in Colorado conducted video interviews with local veterans and sent the raw footage to the Library of Congress as part of the Veterans History Project which collects, preserves and makes accessible personal accounts of American war veterans. The edited footage from these interviews was used as an alternative to in-person presentations by veterans this year and the students participated in capturing and preserving American history stories.
Concerns Over Student Travel During College Thanksgiving Break
With Thanksgiving just weeks away, professors at several universities are weighing in on the potential of asymptomatic students spreading COVID-19 to their hometown communities. Some colleges and universities are increasing preventative measures including additioinal student testing and encouraging students from refraining from non-essential activity prior to the holiday to reduce the chance of transmission.
Conversations in US Classrooms After the Election
Many teachers who stayed up late to watch election returns last week were met in virtual classrooms the day after the election by students asking questions and making projections.
School Tech Departments Being Pushed to the Limit
For the last eight months, school technology departments have scrambled to purchase new devices and provide Wi-Fi for students. The need for reliable internet access and tech support for families are common and recurring themes across districts.