Instructor: Mrs. Conni Carr, Room D104, email@example.com
College & Career Seminar via Computer Literacy blends a curriculum of college, career and consumer readiness with an applied education in a variety of computer technology concepts, tools and skills. This course also serves as a home base for incoming Dragons, a campus culture "bootcamp", a transition to high school course, a safe place to ask questions and express concerns, and as a learning everything about FTHS class. Mrs. Carr and Ms. Pelfrey serve as the Class of 2023 advisors and keep new Dragons "in the know" during their first year at Foothill.
Students use surveys, research and self-reflection to identify who they are, what they want and how to reach their goals. An investigation into careers from among the 16 Career & Technical Education clusters pervades the year through online research, video and guest speaker opportunities. Students share their findings using tools of the Google, Office and Adobe Creative Suite as well as learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and C++ code in producing projects individually, in partners and in small groups. Additional hands-on units include an exploration of engineering and robotics through the completion of a series of littleBits and Arduino-based projects. A final product includes an extensive 10 year plan with identified educational, career and life goals.
This is a streamlined, year-long blend of College and Career Seminar, Computer Applications, Exploring Computer Science and Consumer Finance. Activities focused on the 8 strands delineated below are inter-woven throughout the year to emphasize the relationships between them and to provide relevance and motivation for all students.
Strand 1: Career Exploration and Readiness
Strand 2: Community Service Exploration
Strand 3: College Exploration and Readiness
Strand 4: Consumerism and Personal Finance
Strand 5: Creativity and Construction
Strand 6: Coding and Computer Science
Strand 7: Character and School Culture
Strand 8: Communication Skills and Tools