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Syllabus

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

School Year:

2017-2018

H.S. Credits:

1  *Required for Graduation*

School Name:

Montgomery County ATC

Program:

Business Education

Montgomery County ATC Course Name:

Digital Literacy (060112)

Instructor:

Angela Barker
Phone:  859 498 1103 ext. 3115

Email: angela.barker@montgomery.kyschools.us
Office Location:  Bldg. 4 Room 402

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Class website:  https://abarker.coursesites.com

 

                                                                                                           

Prerequisite(s) 

None

 

Course Description

Students will use a computer and application software including word processing, presentation, database, spreadsheets, internet, and email to prepare elementary documents and reports. The impact of computers on society and ethical issues are presented.

 

Materials Used

Students are responsible for: folder (issued by school) & acceptable behavior

 

https://abarker.coursesites.com is used to manage all units/assignments/exam schedules

Software: Microsoft Office 2016, SAM (Skill Assessment Manager) 2016

Students must safeguard their personal assignment files throughout the semester, protecting against loss or accidental destruction.

 

Objectives

See Task List at http://education.ky.gov/CTE/ctepa/Documents/Bus--2017-2018.pdf

 

Grading

Grades are composed of the following tasks:

Daily Work

Tests/Quizzes

Timed Writings

Keyboarding Badges

90—100=        A                    

80 – 89            B                    

70 – 79            C

60 – 69=          D                    

59 below=       F

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE SYLLABUS and ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION via the Web

 

Digital Literacy instructional resources, including the syllabus and assignment information with links to data files, are on the course website located at: https://abarker.coursesites.com

 

 

*Courses with grades of less than a “C” will not count toward a certificate.

 

Procedures for Makeup Work/Tests

Each student is responsible to complete and submit assignments from any excused absence from class.  See ‘Attendance Policy’ below for definition of ‘excused absence’.  www.abarker.coursesites.com is utilized to manage most units and should be consulted first for any missing work.  Mrs. Barker is available for clarification of missed work.  Students are provided the same number of school days absent plus one school day for make-up work to be turned in to the teacher.  It is the student’s responsibility to coordinate make-up time before or after school.  Communication may be made with Mrs. Barker by phone (859) 498-1103 ext. 14, by e-mail angela.barker@montgomery.kyschools.us , or by appointment M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Attendance Policy/Withdrawal Policy

 

Students are expected to be in class every day.  An excused absence is defined as any day that the student misses school for reasons outlined by the Student Handbook (doctor or parent note illness, approved school field trip/college visit, etc.).  An excused absence may also occur with permission from Mrs. Barker to participate in a school related activity (FBLA activity or assistance for another teacher) ONLY if the permission is obtained BEFORE start of the class period that the student will miss.  In order to withdraw from class you must obtain an add/drop form from Mrs. Barker and have all required information and signatures completed.

 

Any unexcused absence from school or from the class will result in a ‘0’ for ALL assignments given on that date. 

 

  • No exemptions from Final Exams

 

Class Expectations/Rules

 

  • Be on time and organized for class:  including materials, books and homework.
  • No eating or drinking around any electronic equipment.
  • Be responsible for your own work area and equipment. (This means trash too!)
  • Follow all school Internet and network rules.
  • Use courteous, respectful behavior toward yourself, teachers and classmates at all times.
  • Two tardies to class is automatic 30 minute detention.

Class Consequences:

 

  • Warning
  • 2nd Warning – lose weekly draw for good behavior
  • Student Conference after class
  • Detention with me before school
  • Administration/Parent/Student Conference
  • Internet will be accessed at the request of the teacher.  No games, movies, inappropriate music or websites.
  • If equipment is not functioning at your station, raise your hand for assistance.

 

Course Outline

 

  • Digital Literacy will include the following:
    1. Word Processing (Word 2010)
    2. Spreadsheet Application (Excel 2010)
    3. Database Management (Access 2010)
    4. Presentation Software (PowerPoint 2010)
    5. Computer Fundamentals (Folder and File Management, Email, Computer Basics, Internet, Security and Privacy, and more)

Campus Safety Statement: 

Emergency response information will be discussed in class.  Students should familiarize themselves with the nearest exit routes in the event evacuation becomes necessary.  You should notify your instructor at the beginning of the semester if you have special needs or will require assistance during an emergency evacuation.

 

Academic Honesty Policy

 

  1. All lab assignments must include an electronically produced student name and assignment identifier.

The instructor specifies how to prepare your assignment’s identification. 

  1. Any form of cheating – copying, sharing files, submitting the work of another as your own – is not permitted. 

Students who participate – either as givers or receivers - in any form of cheating will fail the assignment and/or the course.  If you are not sure what constitutes academic dishonesty, read The Student Handbook or ask your instructor.  For example: Copying information from the Internet is plagiarism if appropriate credit is not given.

 

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO)

The Education Cabinet, the Department for Workforce Investment and the Office of Career and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational services and/or employment.  The Education Cabinet provides, upon request, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities.  To request materials in an alternative format, contact the Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator in OCTE or Norb Ryan at NorbJ.Ryan@ky.gov.  Persons with hearing-and speech- impairments can contact the agency by sing the Kentucky Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD).  For voice to TDD, call 1-800—648-6057.  For TDD to voice, call 1-800-648-6056.

 

The Office of Career and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, or religion in admission to education programs, activities, and employment practices in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (revised 1992), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and shall provide, upon request by a qualified disabled individual, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with a disability an equal opportunity to participate.

 

For more information, contact Mr. William Denton, Office of Career and Technical Education, 20th Floor CPT, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, (502) 564-4286.  Mr. Denton can also be reached through his e-mail address:  WilliamJ.Denton@ky.gov.

 

 

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