Grade 8 teachers can sign up to have the OK Mobile Trades Unit come into your class.Register for the workshop!
Experiential learning helps students see the connections between what they learn in the classroom and its application to other contexts. Community-connected experiential learning builds on research that indicates that students are more engaged, more motivated to learn, and more successful when they can connect what they are learning to situations they care about in their community and their world.
There are significant benefits to communities in providing experiential learning opportunities for students. Involvement in experiential learning enables community partners to develop new networks and skills and offer opportunities both to mentor and to learn from students.
Community-connected experiential learning opportunities enhance the already rich learning environments of our schools, providing students with alternative ways of engaging in their learning.
The OK Mobile Trades Unit exists to inspire grade 8 students to explore the opportunities that are available to them in the trades. Using power tools, hand tools and math skills, work through this workshop to build a toolbox. A toolbox representing the development the tools they need to succeed. Giving students the chance to explore different career options and build their skills will help them prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.
Students will use; a mitre saw, bandsaw, impact driver, drill, and a tape measure. The students will learn to read a tape measure all the way to a 16th of an inch. They will add, subtract, and divide fractions. They will be shown that the trades are a great option for them regardless of their gender or background.
We will bring the tools, safety gear, materials, lead trades person, and follow up math worksheets for your class. The workshops run 2h45m. Students will be expected to help clean up, un pack and pack up tools.
*Cap of 15 students in a workshop.