Create a Life – The Game

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“When you know your WHY your WHAT becomes more impactful because you’re walking towards or in your PURPOSE.”

– Michael Jr.

Students identify their WHY to give PURPOSE to their WHAT.

Students experience 21st Century skills through basic employment skills as minigames and powerups.

As students successfully complete minigames as jobs, skills will accumulate and help the student build an in-game resume. The student will apply for higher-level jobs through the interview process.  Students can increase the odds of successfully gaining employment of higher-level / salary jobs by participating in powerups that increase the odds of passing the interview. 

The ultimate goal is to build a career resume and create a fulfilling life.

Game Play

Players interact with a game through a resume screen and minigame play. The gameplay is represented though challenges to improve skills, improving skills improves chances of leveling up, overcoming the challenge of building a resume and passing job interviews, the player is trying to build a career and create a fulfilling life.

Flow Chart

Coming soon!

Mr. Le Duc’s Distance Learning Routine

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1. Weekly: Email to Families and Students via Skyward

  • I send out a Skyward email with a link to the daily schedule and I highlight the work for the week.

2. Weekly: Daily/Weekly Schedule Updates

3. Weekly and As Needed: Screencasting Support

4. Weekly: Students Publish to Their Blogs

  • Students publish their work at Edublogs.org. It’s free and only for academic purposes.
    • Each student has a blog where they publish their work to establish a professional portfolio that can grow with them over the years.
    • We have been doing this for 10 years.  Students were cultured into the process before Covid-19
  • I subscribe to the student blogs with Feedly.com which allows me to track what ad when they publish.
  • Here is a student sample blog: https://rockbeatle.edublogs.org/.
  • Students and parents sign a Social Media Contract at the beginning of the year, http://capitalcomtech.info/2017/02/14/contract-information/
  • Students collect evidence of learning.
    • They can write, embed images, embed recording via their OSD YouTube account, embed sound from online sound/music learning sites, etc.

5. Daily: Remind.com Messages to Highlight Exceptional / Inspiration Work

  • I use Remind.com to send students and families (who signed on) a daily message that clarifies or inspires students with class-related material. I usually highlight student work that is well done, as an example for other students.
    • @chsibfilm
    • @chsgame
    • @chsrock

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

by Simon Sinek Start with Why. Penguin Publishing Group.

Why do you do what you do?

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?

Goodreads.com

Simon Sinek TED Talk

Know Your Why by Michael Jr.

“When you know your WHY your WHAT becomes more impactful because you’re walking towards or in your PURPOSE.” – Michael Jr.

After watching this and reading this book I am allowing the content to inspire me to connect to my own WHY and to help students find their own WHY and drive all learning back to their PURPOSE. This is what makes learning real, relevant for students.

Sections of the Book and My Notes

PART 1 A WORLD THAT DOESN’T START WITH WHY

1 ASSUME YOU KNOW

2 CARROTS AND STICKS

Manipulation vs. Inspiration (p. 16)

PART 2 AN ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVE

3 THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

4 THIS IS NOT OPINION, THIS IS BIOLOGY

5 CLARITY, DISCIPLINE AND CONSISTENCY

PART 3 LEADERS NEED A FOLLOWING

6 THE EMERGENCE OF TRUST

7 HOW A TIPPING POINT TIPS

PART 4 HOW TO RALLY THOSE WHO BELIEVE

8 START WITH WHY, BUT KNOW HOW

Energy Excites. Charisma Inspires. (p. 133)

This is important. It’s like the hot fire of romance at the beginning of a relationship that converts into warm embers of deeper love that becomes the basis of more mature love.

9 KNOW WHY. KNOW HOW. THEN WHAT?

10 COMMUNICATION IS NOT ABOUT SPEAKING, IT’S ABOUT LISTENING

PART 5 THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS SUCCESS

11 WHEN WHY GOES FUZZY

12 SPLIT HAPPENS

PART 6 DISCOVER WHY

13 THE ORIGINS OF A WHY

14 THE NEW COMPETITION