ERIC Number: ED447796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Preparatory Program for Information Technology. Secondary Curriculum. Building a Foundation for Tomorrow.
NorthWest Center for Emerging Technologies, Bellevue, WA.
This curriculum was developed for Job Corps Centers to introduce the principles of information technology. The goal was to make it flexible but comprehensive, and a variety of teaching strategies related to real-life situations in different types of businesses that students might face in a work environment were incorporated. Each module consists of an introductory section and a set of lesson plans. The introductory section includes learner program outcomes, prerequisites, estimated total class time, outside reading/other resources, module overview, and lesson plan titles. Each lesson plan includes up to 12 sections that prepare the instructor to use the curriculum, including lesson overview, lesson goals, prerequisites, content required, resources, materials and equipment checklists, teaching strategy, HOT (Higher Order Thinking) activities, assessment methods, and instructor evaluation and comments for improvement. The following modules are included: (1) Everything You Always Wanted To Know about Computers But Were Afraid To Ask--Part 1; (2) Developing a Newsletter; (3) In Search of Market Competition or Surf City, U.S.A.; (4) Reach Out and Touch; (5) Creating Budgets, Budgets and More Budgets; (6) Developing Databases; (7) Developing and Distributing an Annual Report; (8) Preparing an Effective Presentation; (9) Taking Another Look; (10) Creating a Logo; (11) Taking It On-Line; (12) Making It with Multimedia; (13) Understanding Computer Basics; (14) Everything You Always Wanted To Know about Computers But Were Afraid To Ask--Part 2; (15) Upgrading Your Computer Equipment--Part 1; (16) Let's Get Together: Getting Your Computer Connected; (17) Customizing Your "Windows"; (18) You Asked for It; You Got It; Now Figure out How To Make It Work!; (19) Designing and Developing New Programs; and (20) Upgrading Your Computer Equipment--Part 2. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Development, Information Technology, Instructional Development, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
NorthWest Center for Emerging Technologies, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, B127, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484; Tel: 425-564-4215; Fax: 425-564-2482; Web site: http://www.nwcet.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: NorthWest Center for Emerging Technologies, Bellevue, WA.