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Who's in your class?

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Who's in your class?
by Laura Prettyman - Sunday, 21 March 2010, 11:58 AM

I'm curious--do you have many transitions to post-secondary students in your class? Where are they planning on going to school? What courses are they going to take? What kinds of things are you doing with them to prepare?

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Re: Who's in your class?
by Sandy Evensen - Tuesday, 6 April 2010, 10:27 AM

The START class is, of course, all transition students.   I also have a couple transition students in my IE class.  Most of them plan to attend locally (ICC).  Some are undecided on a course of study, some have already chosen their career direction.  The undecided ones have been exploring options.  Most plan to start college with a computer course and an English, art or socialogy course.  For computer skills we covered Windows, computer basics, Word 2007, e-mail, and internet skills. For math we reviewed basic math up through elementary alegebra content. 

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Re: Who's in your class?
by Tracy Chase - Thursday, 8 April 2010, 8:56 AM
I have a few people who are dabbling with the idea of post-secondary.  College choices are ICC, LLTC, what used to be Bemidji Vo-Tech, and BSU.  Courses range from generals to specific- RN program.  The person looking into the RN program only needs my help with searching for funding.  If she isn't able to find funds, she will not be able to go to college.  A student looking at ICC still needs to complete his GED.  I realize a person can attend college if they fall under the "ability to benefit" umbrella, but this is a long story and I am not sure if this is an option for him.  GED material is proving to be quite difficult and we are working on improving skills in finding the main idea and supporting ideas, etc.  This is a work in progress.  The young lady looking at BSU should have no problems academically; however, we are working on skills such as time management, completion of assisgnments, etc.  The young man thinking about LLTC has become employed and his work schedule doesn't fit with the class schedule.  Making money, at this time, is a necessity.