Levelling up with Digital Credentials
August 20-24, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (runs daily)
New summer program prepares Grade 8-12 students for a rapidly-changing workforce
Are you looking for a balanced blend of personal skill development, leadership opportunities, outdoor education and technology skills to enrich your child’s summer?
Pickering College’s exciting new initiative, the “Levelling up with Digital Credentials’’ program is a one-week summer experience which utilizes our incredible campus and resources to deliver an engaging and interactive program that rewards students with digital credentials they can apply to online portfolios and profiles.
What are digital credentials?
Digital credentials are a validated, standardized graphical representation of knowledge and skills that can be earned by undertaking various learning activities. They are a necessary 21st century trusted credential and a highly-visible way to help students document their acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies on social media platforms or online portfolios.
All students attending the summer program will have the opportunity to develop an online portfolio and complete the following Pickering College Digital Credentials:
EFFICIENT LEARNING PRACTICESThis credential will teach students how to identify and apply different techniques for a variety of contexts to improve their learning habits.
In this credential, students will learn how to research which organizations they want to work with, how to reach out via different mediums, and how to secure sustained and meaningful community service placements.
PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR IMPACT
This credential will provide students with a toolbox of effective public-speaking techniques to utilize in a range of contexts with a variety of audiences.
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM WILL ALSO BENEFIT FROM:
•Leadership skill building
•Collaborating with peers on projects of interest
•Learning through experiential, authentic tasks
•Practical, hands-on experience with prototyping and maker spaces
•Utilizing radio station 102.7 CHOP FM to speak about issues of personal importance
•Art and media design
•Physical fitness challenges and opportunities
•Teamwork and adventure tasks
•Mindfulness and wellness activities
•Community engagement and advocacy
•Minimum 70% of programming in outdoor classrooms at Pickering College and Blue & Silver Farm (weather permitting)
ALL-INCLUSIVE $450 PER STUDENT INCLUDES:
•Daily nutritious hot lunch as well as morning snack
•All transportation to off-site classes and volunteer placement activities
•Three digital credential badges upon successful completion of the badge criteria
•Badge backpack account to which students can continue to add future digital credentials
•24/7 access to digital assessment platform
•8 hours community service participation certificate that can be applied towards the OSSD requirement
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