Guidance 3 Hybrid
Core Concepts Project: A Multimedia Presentation (Project Overview)
The Core Concepts Projects are student produced videos based on the four core concepts used in career exploration. Projects may also be assigned which will cover related topics used in career exploration. These core concepts are: values, interests, skills, and personality. For this class, the related topics are Eureka (True Colors) , and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Specific topics will be assigned to each student. Your video will be based on one of these concepts or topics.
These projects will be competed as group projects consisting of up to seven (7) students. I will assign group members and make the announcement during the the fourth class meeting.
When preparing for your project keep in mind that the end result MUST answer the questions:
How does understanding “your assigned topic” help with career exploration? or
How can you use "your assigned topic" in self and/or career exploration?
Where “your assigned topic” will be Values, Interests, Skills, Personality, Eureka, Myers-Briggs or other assigned topic.
You do not need to be so blatant as to ask the question in your presentation and then state an answer. The best presentations are the ones that answer the question in a way that gets the information to the viewer in a way that the viewer has an “ah ha” moment of understanding of the topic.
While in college there are several ways students learn information relevant to the topic of the course in which they are enrolled. Among the ways we learn are:
- The professor will present in-class lectures and discussions.
- Students will be assigned outside work to broaden their understanding of the topic. Some assignments may be from a class textbook, research papers, videos and other related assignments.
- Students also learn from each other. Students meet in public areas, libraries, and homes to engage in discussions and study groups.
This project falls under the student-to-student learning category. Your assignment is to produce is a video that will educate others on your assigned concept topic. The final product will be a live video. The final video may include elemets of a presentation format (Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote) or a photo essay (usually made with a Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote presentation). The end result of all projects is a video, the presentation of photo essay may be included as elements to help with the live video.
Since this is to be primarily video to educate and inform others, you are not expected to be actors or comedians or produce a TV situation comedy episode, a little humor is OK, and it keeps attention but be careful that your message is not lost in the comedy. You also do not need to produce a video with lots of special effects or tricks. The most important thing to remember is that the end result should show others why the concept is important in their career research. If you do decide that you want to tell a story to illustrate “your assigned topic” you must also do an explanation at the end to reinforce the concept you were trying to teach with your video. You must include information where the viewer can go for further information. If you used Internet or print sources as reference material you must inform others preferably with slides of written text as to where the viewer can find the information you used in researching and producing your video.
The objective of the project is teaching others that the given concept is useful, valuable, and can be fun. Projects will be assigned as group projects of up to seven (7) students. The group will research and creatively teach the principles of a given concept as long as the lesson involves multimedia, is “clean,” (i.e. appropriate content; words, photos and/or video acceptable for all age groups and audiences), original, and teaches the concept.
Student Learning Objectives:
- Students will research the assigned concept and different ways of explaining the concept using primarily live action video, but elements of text and/or photographs may be included.
- Students will analyze the concept using critical thinking skills, group discussion, writing tools, and multimedia tools.
- Students will create a multimedia project that gives credence to the research of the group, supported by media that showcases their research and teaches the concept in a creative way.
- Using a variety of media, students will use multimedia technology to create the project depicting their concept
- Students will acquire, video, audio, pictures, or any other media needed to create their project (be sure to respect copyrights of others)
- Students may create, using Apple iLife (or Apple Keynote or Microsoft PowerPoint), a video that may include elements of a presentation style lesson on a specific concept to be taught to the class. There are computers available in the Chaffey Library with these programs available for student use.
To begin your research, you should watch the relevant video from the Career Advantage video series, read the relevant chapter from our textbook “The Career Fitness Program” and do the exercises at the California Career Cafe.
Values may be researched by watching Career Advantage Episode 4 “Values”, reading chapter 3, “Find Your Balance: Zeroing in on Core Values” in our textbook (The Career Fitness Program), doing the Values exercises at the California Career Cafe: http://www.cacareercafe.com/ doing Worksheet Assignment 4 (Rate Your Values) and Worksheet Assignment 5 (Values Summary sheet).
Interests may be researched by watching Career Advantage episode 5 Personality and Interests”, reading chapter 4 “Do an Inner You Workout: Assessing your Personality and Interests” in our textbook (The Career Fitness Program), and doing the relevant exercises at the California Career Cafe at: http://www.cacareercafe.com/ and by doing Worksheet Assignment 6 “Interest Summary Sheet”
Skills may be researched by watching Career Advantage episode 6: “Knowledge Skills and Abilities” and Career Advantage Episode 10:” What Employers Want: Skills and Attitudes”. Doing the relevant exercises at the California Career Cafe at: http://www.cacareercafe.com/ Doing Worksheet Assignment 8 “Skills Summary Sheet”. Reading chapter 5 “Do an Active You Workout: Assessing Your Skills” in our textbook (The Career Fitness Program)
Personality may be researched by watching Career Advantage episode 5 Personality and Interests”, reading chapter 4 “Do an Inner You Workout: Assessing your Personality and Interests” in our textbook (The Career Fitness Program), and completing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (from your Guidance 3 Package) and reading the booklet “Introduction to Type” also in your Guidance 3 Package. Do the exercise Worksheet Assignment 7, Personality Summary Sheet. There are also numerous links in the External Links section of our Guidance 3 Help site.
Eureka and “True Colors” may be researched by going to http://www.eureka.org/ make sure to go to the eureka.ORG NOT eureka.COM (eureka.com sells vacuum cleaners). Where you will perform the Career Assessments section “True Colors”. You might also want to look up relevant websites by doing a Google search to find out the benefit of doing self-exploration exercises to help with career exploration. You can also research "True Colors" by going to http://true-colors.com/ .
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator may be researched by completing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (included in the Guidance 3 Package) and reading the booklet “Introduction to Type” (also in the Guidance 3 Package). Chapter 3 in our textbook “The Career Fitness Program” deals with personality, and there are numerous links in the External Links section of our Guidance 3 Help. You might also want to look up relevant websites by doing a Google search to find out the benefit of doing self-exploration exercises to help with career exploration.
There are also lots of resources online, just do a “Google search” for your topic and career exploration or do a search on YouTube on your topic and career exploration.
There are also numerous documents in the Core Concepts Project area of our Guidance 3 Help web site. I recommend you read these documents to get a better idea about what is expected.
The process discussed here should not be considered as all the research you need to do to complete your project, these are just some ideas to get you started on research for your Core Concepts Project.
Here are some steps you can take to make sure you have a successful project.
- Research – Read information on our website. Guidance 3 Info.
- Watch the relevant video from the Career Advantage video series.
- Read the relevant chapter from our textbook “The Career Fitness Program”
- Do the relevant exercises and worksheets.
- Research on the Internet via “Google searches” and “YouTube searches”.
- Write a rough draft as if you were composing a research paper instead of a video. After all, this video is just like a research paper in a different form.
- From your rough draft, compose an outline of what you want cover in your video.
- You must write a script before you can checkout video equipment from the library.
- Edit your project in iMovie
- Add open captioning. (Note 1)
- You must use iMovie to output your project to a QuickTime video.
Additional instructions for Core Concepts Multi-Media Projects.
All projects will be a movie, you may include photographs and graphics, you may include a or a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation your video.
All presentations will have a run time of 3 to 5 minutes not inlcuding credits.
Movies must be self-made using a video camera you can also include copyright free (or fair use) video clips, images and/or photos.
Do not use any clips from any TV show or movie!
Any music used in presentations must be copyright free (or fair use).
All videos must be open captioned.
Projects will be evaluated and may be used as content for present and future classes. The final project must be relevant to career exploration.
Each semester, students will peer-review all projects for ability of the project to teach the concept covered in the project. This will be reviewed by the instructor, anonymous reviews will not be considered.
Note 1: Open captioning is required for section 408 compliance for videos used in education. It doesn’t matter if you created the video or if you are using a video from another source, you must add the open captioning. Open captioning is the addition of text to the video each time anyone such as an actor or narrator says anything. This text must be visible and readable, not hidden in the background of the video elements. Captioning should be of the form:
Actor name: What the actor said.
Narrator: What the narrator said.
Do not use any video or music from TV shows or movies! This material is copyright and owned by someone else. Do not use any material that you do not have rights to use. If someone else owns the material, either get permission to use it or do not use it. Above all, make sure that contributors to your project receive proper credit.