Project: AVID Career Planning

Teacher: Marci Alstatt
School: Topeka High School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 09/20/2010
End Date: 10/22/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

We would like mentors that are able to provide support in career preparation and exploration of AVID students in this project. Also help students figure out what their interests and skills are in Math, Science, Art, Reading and connect them to possible career and volunteer paths. And provide additional curriculum support by offering advice and helpful action steps for students in creating and completing their AVID Goal-Setting Outline.


The students are members of the AVID Program and will be preparing for their post-high school options and learing the AVID Curriculum with a mentor. Their AVID Portofilo-Binder will contain this Telementor Program Objectives: (1) learn about their interests and skills and related career options. (2) a resume and cover letter that will be used for future career and education opportunities, (3) understand the employment search process, and (4) complete the AVID Goal-Setting Outline.


1. Computer and Internet Skills 2. Writing and Communication Skills 3. Career and Education Research Skills 4. Cooperative Learning Skills through Telementoring 5. AVID Program Curriculum (Goal-Setting)



Grade Level:


Content Area:

AVID Program - LIfe Skills

Student Outcomes:

1. Telementoring Messages 2. Student Portfolio (Information about their interests/interview info/employment opportunities) 3. Resume & Cover Letter 4. Goal Setting Outline 5. Employment Process Skills and information

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

1. Portfolio Rubric 2. Class Participation 3. Mentor's Input 4. Student's Resume/CoverLetter/Goal-Setting Outline, & Employment Process Research and information

Teacher Role:

1. Teach AVID Program Curriculum 2. Encourage positive Communication between students and mentors 3. Grade Porfolio and other AVID Activities

Mentor Role:

1. Positive Communication with student (2x a week) 2. Provide constructive critique & information related to student's personal resume/cover letter/interview responses 3. Encourage students to continue their education and career/employment opportunties 4. Provide advice/focus on Student's AVID Goal Setting Outline.