During the month of May we are focusing on careers. I thought it would be a fun idea to have parents share their careers, but organizing schedules for speakers would disrupt our normal classroom routines and sounded a little overwhelming. Then a lightbulb inside me went off! What if I used our emphasis on technology to help share our parent's careers???
I created a private youtube channel and invited parents to upload short 2-3 minute videos using the criteria below. Then I had students log in and peruse the videos, increasing both engagement and differentiation for their unique interests. I sent home the following letter to parents to enlist their help:
Since not all careers are represented, I supplemented with additional careers using Kidsgov's TeacherTube channel. Here you can watch additional kid friendly videos on a variety of careers.
Biologist & Chemist:
White House Chef: