Download permission slips for Groundhog Shadow Day 2018 at http://bit.ly/GSD18Forms
What Is Groundhog Shadow Day All About?
Have you started to look around your classroom and wonder, "What's Next?" or dream about the job you will do after high school?
Are you interested in pulling back the curtain of the world of work and spending the day with a mentor?
If you answered "yes" - #GSD18 is for you!
February 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
You get to choose the role that is right for you! There are over 1,000 job shadow opportunities on the job shadow board.
Registration opens at 7:00 AM on Friday, December 1, 2017.
Job shadow selections must be made by December 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
No exceptions will be made so mentor partners will have ample planning time to create a great experience for participants.
Get an overview of the company’s industry, the day-to-day operations of specific departments, positions available, and requirements for successful employment (i.e., level of education, career pathways);
Interact with a variety of professionals with different levels of responsibility, education, and experience;
Engage in a hands-on activity or demonstration that reflects the skills required in that sector, if possible; and
Preview current or recent projects so you understand some of the potential work demands required.
Need to Knows:
It is your responsibility to make arrangements to/from your job shadow location.
It is your responsibility to make arrangements with your school to have your absence excused. The Career Readiness team is happy to provide any details your guidance or administrative office required. (Tip: many schools will treat a job shadow experience similar to a college visit.)
Highlights From Last Year....
Learn about different applications of STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) through hands-on activities, discussions,and career exploration. Our Workshops are perfect for curious kids who want toknow how things work and why we study STEAM. This program will feature adifferent topic each month and is for kids in grades 6-8 (but younger and olderkids are welcome to stop by). Snacks and Ride to Read passes will be available.
September 6, 2017
Why did ancient people make pictures out of the stars? Whogets to name a constellation? Learn all about the science and mythology behindconstellations, recreate famous ones, and even design your own from real starmaps.
October 4, 2017
Learn the principles of water power by assembling afunctioning robotic arm that moves using hydraulic power!
November 1, 2017
Kinetic Creatures are walking cardboard animals that youbuild from a kit! You'll learn about movement and engineering while you help usput together Rory, Geno, and Elly.
December 6, 2017
Electricity can happen anywhere! Design your own circuit onpaper and light up LEDs using copper tape and conductive ink.
January 3, 2018
If you had fun creating circuits on paper, then you'll lovethis workshop where we'll create our own fashionable circuitry. Kids areencouraged to bring old clothing for themselves but extra supplies will be available.
February 7, 2018
Use your engineering skills to create geometric bubble wandsand watch how the design affects the shapes of the bubbles.
March 7, 2018
In this workshop we will make a slime that reacts to astrong magnet. You can make it move and dance!
April 4, 2018
Get ready for Earth Day by using recycled light bulbs tocreate your own mini terrarium with moss and other tiny plants.
May 2, 2018
BristleBots are tiny simple robots that move with the powerof vibration. We can study how they move by creating obstacle courses, paintingwith them, and racing them.