This class is designed to be an introduction to all the possible educational routes available to high school students after they graduate. We will cover a quick overview of the many ways in which one can achieve their career dreams with both traditional and non-traditional education. Topics will include but not be limited to, 2yr, 4yr, technical, foreign, military, online, and open colleges, universities, and programs. College selection factors such as cost, location, and reputation, will also be discussed. Emphasis will be place on students viewing their learning experience from a macro long term view that encompasses their life span.
The class will be 20 minutes of lecture/presentation and 20 minutes for open dialogue.
I have been a counselor for 7 years with experience at the elementary, middle, high school, and college level. I currently work as a high school counselor in southern Westchester at New Rochelle High School. I have developed innovative programs such as Learn Lab, a multi-media group within the school that encourages students to be self-directed learners and to learn without restrictions through decentralized methods. During the summer months, I participate in Columbia University’s Summer High School Program as an Instructor and Program Coordinator. In this capacity I develop curriculum that exposes students to the field of law through field trips, guest panels, and interactive activities that use the city as a classroom. I am also active as a freelance designer, specializing in educational products.
I have a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an EdM from Teachers College, Columbia University. I am currently pursuing a second masters en route to a Ph. D in Cognitive Psychology with a concentration in Intelligent Technologies.
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