Hello, teachers! Are you exhausted and wondering how you will grade everything and get your students to pass? Well, we are here to help! We will facilitate lessons with students. Take a look at the list of lessons below, sign them up, and we will give you their scores upon completion!
Q & As
What is this opportunity about?
As the end of the semester draws near, we realize there will be more pressure put on teachers to offer opportunities for students to pass their classes. This only puts more stress on the teacher, and often the quality of make-up work is poor, at best.
How do I sign my student(s) up for your lesson?
Use this link to sign up students.
What if I want to offer a certain lesson to any of my students who are interested, not just specific students?
No problem! Just send me an email and let me know what periods and which lesson(s).
When will they complete these lessons?
We will have sign ups for particular times. If there are many students, we will be able to offer nights and weekends as well to accommodate larger numbers and working students.
How do I find out their scores?
We will send you the scores.
How much should these lessons be worth?
That’s up to you and what matches your grading style. We have put how long a unit takes (ie., 1.5 hours), and we will send you all of the scores for a unit (each unit has 4+ sections).
Mental & Physical Health
1. Mental Health & Wellbeing (4 segments = 1 hour to complete)--introduces students to mental wellness concepts like coping strategies, stigma, emotional health, and how to find help for themselves or others.
2. Building Healthy Relationships (6 segments = 2-2.5 hours)--discusses students on healthy relationships, character education, and social-emotional learning. May be more suited for grades 9-10 for interest level.
3. AlcoholEDU for High School (5 segments = 2 hours)--This course takes a public health approach to preventing alcohol abuse, incorporating evidence-based prevention methods to create a highly engaging user experience.
4. Bullying Prevention (5 segments = 1 hour)--students identify their unique talents, grow resiliency skills, and build strong connections with others to create positive school communities. May be more suited for grades 9-10.
5. Prescription Drug Safety (6 segments = 45 minutes total)--empower students with the skills and knowledge they need to make safe and healthy decisions about prescription drugs and opioids.
College & Career Readiness
1. College & Career Readiness (6 segments = 2 hours)--empower HS students to make informed, goal-oriented decisions about their futures whether preparing for higher-education or embarking on a career.
2. Financing Higher Education (6 segments = 2 hours)--helps learners understand how to evaluate the return on investment of their higher education options, make good choices when evaluating their path, and make a plan to successfully pay their education costs. The course further delves into responsible budgeting for higher education loans, repayment, and avoiding the common pitfalls of borrowing.
3. STEM Career Exploration (6 sections that can be assigned separately = total 1.5-2 hours)--students explore STEM careers connected to their interests and aptitudes while practicing STEM concepts that are key for career readiness. Topics: Designing the Ultimate Prototype, Connecting the Home of the Future, Building the Perfect Playlist, Medical Machines, Data Champions, and Game Development Studio.
1. Financial Literacy (7 segments = 3 hours. Can assign separately)--teaches students how to make wise financial decisions to promote financial well-being over their lifetime. Translates complex financial concepts and helps students develop actionable strategies for managing their finances. Topics: Banking Basics, Income & Employment, Budgeting, Consumer Skills, Credit & Debt, Financing Higher Education, and Insurance.
2. Investing Basics (5 segments = 1.25 hours)--HS students can explore key economic and investing topics to learn how the government, corporations, and individuals participate in the financial marketplace.
3. Entrepreneurial Expedition (4 segments = 2-2.5 hours)--introduces students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, from creating a business plan to performing market research, in this food-truck simulation.
News Literacy (40-65 minutes each and should be assigned separately since there are 13 lessons.)
1. What Is News?--Explore how journalists “filter” information, or determine which events and issues to cover in a given news cycle, by using key criteria.
2. The First Amendment--Learn why the First Amendment’s five rights and freedoms are so vital to democracy in the U.S. Through case studies, you weigh in on Supreme Court decisions in which these protections were challenged.
3. Introduction to Algorithms--Interact with a mock social media site and search engine to understand the information that algorithms gather about you to personalize what you see online.
4. Practicing Quality Journalism--Learn the standards of quality journalism by playing the role of reporter in a game-like simulation of a breaking news event.
5. Be the Editor--This interactive lesson tests your news judgment as you select the most newsworthy stories to feature on the homepage of your news site, then explain your choices.
6. Citizen Watchdogs--Learn the ways that ordinary people can document and expose wrongdoing, including monitoring news coverage for breaches of journalism standards, by examining a series of case studies.
7. Branded Content--Learn the relationship among advertisers, the news media and the public to understand the rise of branded content and debate the ethical implications of new forms of marketing.
8. InfoZones--Categorize information into one of six “zones”: news, opinion, entertainment, advertising, propaganda or raw information.
9. Press Freedoms Around the World--Explore the state of press freedoms in 22 nations, including videos of journalists in 10 countries recounting their reporting experiences.
10. Democrazy's Watchdog--Learn about the historic watchdog role that a free press has played in the United States by exploring a collection of investigative reports spanning more than a century.
11. Arguments & Evidence--Experience the information aftermath of a fictional event as it unfolds on social media, learn about five common logical fallacies, then evaluate the evidence in several arguments.
12. Misinformation--Learn to understand different types of misinformation and the ways that misinformation can damage democracy.
13. Understanding Bias--Develop a nuanced understanding of news media bias by learning about five types of bias and five ways it can manifest itself, as well as methods for minimizing it.