There are two ways to create a session:
- Click on Create Session Request to give you a clean start. You can copy and paste text from other documents but all of the fields will have to be filled in.
- When you are inside a session request, you can Copy the request which will then copy all of the information into the form you see below.
The session request is organized into 5 screens which walk you through the information needed to fill out a session request.
This format is the most common and used when the educator wants an industry expert to talk about a particular curriculum topic or career path. This type of session will likely consist of a presentation followed by Q&A.
This format is used if the students are involved in a long term project or investigation and you want them to consult an industry expert during project research and development. Students will present something about their project to date and ask questions to help them remove roadblocks.
This format is used when you want to invite one or more industry experts during final presentations of a project, whether individual or group. You may want to post the student projects online prior to the live virtual session.
Student Self Assessment
This format is used when the teacher wants to invite an industry expert to listen and respond to a presentation by a student who is working to attain the Micro-Enterprise Credential in the state of Louisiana or other applicable programs.
This indicates that your classroom want to connect to other classrooms to discuss learning, content and collaborate on projects.
Save and Next at the bottom of the edit and create session screens will move you from step to step. At any point, you can Save and come back to the session later.
Align Curriculum Standards
Several standards including the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, National CTE Standards, as well as others to be added over time, will be available for you to search and select. The alignment of your standards with the goals of the session will provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn and how we can create critical thinkers, increase career literacy, and enable the next generation of innovators.
To begin the process of selecting one or more standards, click in the Choose a curriculum standard field.
Select the set of curriculum standards you want use.
After selecting a curriculum standard, the system will provide a list of subjects and topics. Depending on the body of standards, you may have one or more additional fields to select. In the example below, the Next Generation Science Standards has a field for grade, topic and associated subtopics. You can find a complete list of common core state standards for math at http://www.corestandards.org, and Next Generation Science Standards at http://www.nextgenscience.org/ or National CTE Standards at https://careertech.org/career-clusters.
Finally, press Add to assign the standard to your session. Because it is very common for more than one standard or topic to apply to a given session, the system allows you to quickly select the next standard, add, repeat…
Also, notice the small “x” on each standard. If you make a mistake, you can easily remove the standard by clicking on this “x”
Make sure you save!
This step will be the best source for telling the system what kind of industry expert you are seeking, if you know. List as many industries that are directly related to the session that will be able to provide the information and expertise you are seeking.
Adding a skill or specialty preference works similar to the other fields but make sure you see the list of skills accumulate under the field in the blue box.
This step is optional. But we know that as you progress through your teaching career, you have more and more files, handouts and other electronic information associated with your lessons. This step enables you to attach any material that you want to keep with this session. It is another outlet for you to share materials with the industry expert or Nepris community.
You can select multiple files and then upload the selected files at one time.
Don’t forget to Save to save your changes!
When you want to Request to Schedule, industry experts that fit the criteria you provided in the Set Preferences section will be contacted via email to alert them to check out your session and for them to either message you for more information or select one of the proposed times. You will be notified when an industry person accepts.
When you are ready to ask for an industry person, press the Schedule button. Only press this when you are ready to involve an industry person. Otherwise Save and you can come back here at any time.
Note: We request that you propose dates at least three weeks in advance.
This area is to let us know anything else including if there is more flexibility than the preferred dates above. For example, you might want to tell us that the session can happen any Tuesday or Thursday at 10:00 AM before April 25.