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    Education & Training - Foundations


    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Teacher: Laura Traylor

    Email: ltraylor@ozarkcityschools.net

    CHS Main Number: 334-774-4915

    OFFICE HOURS

    I will offer office hours from 10:15-11:00 and 2:30 - 3:00. During this time, I will be available for texting through Remind, Google Chats, and phone calls, if needed. Emails will also be answered during this time. After school availability will be on an as needed basis. My preferred method of initial contact is email at ltraylor@ozarkcityschools.net with any questions/concerns.  

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Education and Training is a one-credit course. This course is the prerequisite for all pathways included in the Education and Training cluster. The course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in education. Course content includes the organizational structure of education, careers, the role of the teacher, characteristics of effective teachers, communication skills, the teaching and learning processes, learning styles, research, characteristics of positive classroom environments, human growth and development, curriculum development, student characteristics, teaching techniques, learning activities, educational initiatives, technology, and careers. Observational experiences are a required component of this course.  

    GRADING POLICY

    All assignments will be documented in one of the following 3 categories. Assignments will clearly state which category the assignment will be documented in.

       

    Possible graded assignments can include, but are not limited to:

    Daily

    10%

    Weekly Participation Assignments

    Minor

    30%

    Tests, Quizzes, Wide variety of summative projects

    Major

    60%

    Projects, Drawings, Research Assignments, Observational experiences and forms, Safety test


    OBSERVATIONAL EXPERIENCES

    Given the current educational climate and restrictions, we will not be participating in in-person observational experiences. As our year progresses, we will revisit this component of our curriculum and adjust as necessary. Currently, observational experiences may include, but are not limited to: video conferencing with students and/or host teacher, interviews, and video observations.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Progress Reports: October 7, December 16, March 3, May 10

    Report Cards: November 12, February 4, April 12, June 3

    Semester Exams: January 27/28, June 1/2 *Different for seniors”

    REMOTE CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS/RULES

    Click here for remote learning guidelinesAdditional classroom norms will be established during introductory lessons. 

    TUTORING INFORMATION

    Core content after-school tutoring will be provided each afternoon, Monday-Thursday, 3:00-4:30

    After school tutoring will be on an as-needed basis for Education and Training

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    COURSE OUTLINE AND COURSE GOALS

    Unit 1 - Foundation 

    Content Standards

    Students will:

    1. Apply mathematical, reading, writing, critical-thinking and problem solving skills to effectively perform in the educational setting. 
    2. Describe standards, policies, and procedures for an educational setting to ensure safe and healthy environments, including managing, reporting, and documenting emergency situations. 
    3. Explain the impact of goal-setting, teamwork, and technical skills in the field of education. 
    • Recognizing the importance of FCCLA programs to the field of education 
    1. Interpret the Alabama Quality Teaching Standards and the Alabama Code of Ethics for professional guidance. 
    2. Determine professional organizations that impact the education profession.

    Essential Questions:  

    Why should teachers have content knowledge and skills in math, reading, writing, critical-thinking, and problem-solving to perform effectively in the classroom? 

    How do educators ensure safe and healthy environments for students? 

    What is the impact of Alabama’s Quality Teaching Standards on teaching? 

    How does a code of ethics impact the teaching profession? 

    How can professional organizations impact the field of education?

    Learning Objectives

    Students will: 

    1. Integrate academic, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to effectively perform. 
    2. Explain standards, policies, and procedures for a safe and healthy environment. 
    3. Describe the standards, policies, and procedures for managing, reporting, and documenting emergency situations. 
    4. Explain the impact of goal setting, teamwork, and technical skills as required skills in the field of education. 
    5. Determine the importance of FCCLA programs to the field of education. 
    6. Analyze the Alabama Quality Teaching Standards for their impact on teaching and learning in Alabama. 
    7. Explain the Alabama Code of Ethics in relationship to and educator’s professional behavior. 
    8. Analyze the impact of professional organizations on the education profession.

     

    Unit 2 - Field of Education

    Content Standards

    Students will:

    1. Analyze the organizational structure and funding sources for education in the United States at the national, state, and local levels. 
    2. Identify the history, current trends, initiatives, and issues in education in the United States at the national, state, and local levels. Examples: character education, reading, financial literacy, school safety 
    3. Evaluate the impact of the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of learners of various ages on the teaching and learning processes. Examples: preschool, elementary, intermediate, middle school, high school, college, adult learners

    Essential Questions:

    How is the educational system in the United States organized? 

    How is education funded in the United States? 

    How has history impacted education in today’s society? 

    What current trends are impacting education in the United States? 

    What initiatives have been addressed in today’s educational settings? 

    What issues are being addressed in education today? 

    How does human development impact the teaching and learning processes? 

    How does human development impact the teaching and learning processes at all levels of education? 

    Learning Objectives

    Students will: 

    1. Describe the organizational structure for education in the United States at the national, state, and local levels. 
    2. Explain the funding sources for education in the United States at the national, state, and local levels. 
    3. Trace the history of education in the United States at the national, state, and local levels. 
    4. Determine current trends in education in the United States at the national, state, and local levels. 
    5. Analyze initiatives in education in the United States at the national, state, and local levels. 
    6. Describe issues in education in the United States at the national, state, and local levels. 
    7. Explain the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of learners at all stages of the life span. 
    8. Analyze the impact of human development on the teaching and learning processes at each stage of the life span. 
    9. Assess the impact of human development on the teaching and learning processes at various levels of education.

     

    Unit 3 - Faculty and Staff

    Content Standards

    Students will:

    1. Critique the role of the teacher, administrator, and professional support personnel in the educational system. 
    2. Analyze characteristics of teacher, administrator, and professional support personnel for their effectiveness in the educational system. 
    3. Describe effective communication skills required in the teaching, administration, and professional support services professions.

    Essential Questions:

    What is the role of administrators, teachers, and support services personnel play in the educational system? 

    What characteristics of educators lead to effectiveness in the educational system? 

    What communication skills are required by educational professionals?

    Learning Objectives

    Students will: 

    1. Determine the role of teachers in the educational system. 
    2. Determine the role of administrators in the educational system. 
    3. Determine the role of professional support services personnel in the educational system. 
    4. Analyze characteristics of teachers for their effectiveness in the educational system.
    5. Analyze characteristics of administrators for their effectiveness in the educational system. 
    6. Analyze characteristics of professional support services personnel in the educational system. 
    7. Determine effective communication skills required in the profession of education

     

    Unit 4 - Teaching

    Content Standards

    Students will:

    1. Determine steps utilized in the teaching and learning processes. 
    2. Describe an environment conducive to learning. 
    3. Analyze learning styles and teaching methods to determine their impact on student achievement.

    Essential Questions:

    What is the impact of the teaching process and learning process on teaching and learning? 

    What are the characteristics of an environment conducive to learning? 

    How do learning styles impact student achievement? 

    How do teaching methods impact student achievement?

    Learning Objectives

    Students will: 

    1. Define teaching. 
    2. Define learning. 
    3. Analyze the steps involved in the teaching and learning processes. 
    4. Determine characteristics of a learning environment conducive to learning. 
    5. Define learning styles. 
    6. Analyze learning styles to determine their impact on student achievement. 
    7. Define teaching methods. 
    8. Analyze teaching methods to determine their impact on student achievement.

     

    Unit 5 - Curriculum

    Content Standards

    Students will:

    1. Compare differences in student characteristics that impact the way in which curricula is planned, implemented, assessed and revised. 
    2. Analyze the process of designing curricula for achieving student excellence. 
    3. Compare types of data used to assess student achievement and to plan curricula.

    Essential Questions:

    How do differences in students impact curriculum development? 

    What is the process used to design curricula? 

    How is data used to assess student achievement? 

    What is a data driven curriculum? 

    Learning Objectives

    Students will: 

    1. Assess differences in students that impact the way curricula is planned, implemented, assessed, and revised. 
    2. Determine the process for designing curricula that impacts student achievement. 
    3. Analyze types of data used to assess student achievement. 
    4. Explain what is meant by a data driven curriculum.

     

    Unit 6 - Technology and Careers

    Content Standards

    Students will:

    1. Determine the impact of technology on the field of education. 
    2. Utilize information technology to assess, manage, and integrate effective data communication and documents in the field of education. • Utilizing charts and graphs to summarize data 
    3. Analyze career options, credentials, and entrepreneurial opportunities related to the field of education.

    Essential Questions:

    What impact does technology have on the field of education? 

    How is information technology used in education to assess, manage, and integrate data and documents? 

    What career options are available in the field of education?

    Learning Objectives

    Students will: 

    1. Analyze the impact of technology on the field of education. 
    2. Utilize information technology to assess, manage, integrate data, and documents. 
    3. Create charts and graphs to summarize data. 
    4. Analyze career options, credentials, and entrepreneurial opportunities related to the field of education.