ePortfolio program selected as Career Trek Phase II Project
September 8, 2008
Learning Agents' innovative ePortfolio program will be adapted to the needs of a Career Trek Phase II project in 2008-2009. Up to six Grade 8 students will learn multimedia and entrepreneurship skills while developing thier own ePortfolios at Learning Agents eStudios starting the third week of October.
Career Trek is an anti-poverty, not for profit organization that provides innovative educational programming for a diverse group of young people with perceived barriers to post-secondary education. The program is designed to educate young people (and their families) on the importance of staying in school, aspiring to a post-secondary education and developing career options.
The Phase II projects are opportunities for graduates of Phase I, now in Grade 8, to embark on highly specialized projects in a career of their choice. The projects are intense and intimate, consisting of a maximum of six participants. The participants have opportunities to work with and act as professionals in that particular field. The project culminates in a realistic hands-on project that a person in that career would encounter. "Family Nights" allow family members to be involved their child's Phase II experience.