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View460 8th Grade Career ExplorationCohort V2IDLAStandard6-8CCR08520005CCR085Electiveshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1J-lfCPUd-q3rCmtqY-7DA3Ue8CleSk1phtRtJGGSn5o/export?format=pdfThis course covers the 16 Career Clusters and occupations within them, as well as employability skills such as time management, communication, and decision making. Students will learn about their personality, dependable strengths, and career options, as well as how to grow their personal network. Students will use a variety of tools, including the Junior version of Idaho’s Career Information System (CIS Junior), and will complete a final portfolio that includes their 8th grade plan, their interest inventory results, and a summary of their future goals. Students may transfer their CIS Junior portfolio to their local school at the conclusion of the course. Unit Titles: Unit 1: Who Am I? Learn About Me Unit 2: Who Am I? Explore My Community, School and Network Unit 3: Where Am I Going? Career Clusters Unit 4: Where Am I Going? Occupation Activities and the Workplace Unit 5: Where Am I Going? Making Decisions and Plans Unit 6: How Do I Get There? Employability Skills Unit 7: How Do I Get There? Becoming a Volunteer Unit 8: How Do I Get There? Planning for High School and Beyond Placement Guidelines (suggested prerequisites): None. Prerequisites (required prerequisites): None. Compatibility: This course is Chromebook compatible. Required textbooks and resources: There is no textbook required for this class. All required resources are available through the online course. Technical Skills Required for Course Activities: Create files with a word processor. Save, download, and attach files to submit assignments. Work in multiple tabs within an Internet browser. Enable Flash within an Internet browser. Other technical skills will be taught within the course.
View461 8th Grade Career Exploration (4 unit)Cohort V2IDLAStandard6-8CCR08520005CCR086Electiveshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kr6_4EGDkbOWwJbKQ1rR0h4wBFVISPoqY6FrnOvx7eo/export?format=pdfThis course covers the 16 Career Clusters and occupations within them, personality assessments, and the decision-making and planning process. Students will use a variety of tools, including the Junior version of Idaho’s Career Information System (CIS Junior), and will complete a final portfolio that includes their 8th grade plan, their interest inventory results, and a summary of their future goals. Students may transfer their CIS Junior portfolio to their local school at the conclusion of the course. Unit Titles: Unit 1: Who Am I? Learn About Me Unit 2: Where Am I Going? Career Clusters Unit 3: Where Am I Going? Making Decisions and Plans Unit 4: How Do I Get There? Planning for High School and Beyond Placement Guidelines (suggested prerequisites): None. Prerequisites (required prerequisites): None. Compatibility: This course is Chromebook compatible. Required Textbooks and Resources: There is no textbook required for this class. All required resources are available through the online course. Technical Skills Required for Course Activities: Create files with a word processor. Save, download, and attach files to submit assignments. Work in multiple tabs within an Internet browser. Enable Flash within an Internet browser. Other technical skills will be taught within the course.
View465 AP Computer Science A (part 1)Cohort V2IDLAAP11-13CS50302204CS503Electiveshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1qNq0OaHWrmoQe9zvjmcgf4p-FNKyQndIK1AiykSOB1g/export?format=pdfThis course builds on the skills students gained in Introduction to Computer Programming I course and helps them advance their Java programming skills using Java, the latest release of Java. Participants are introduced to the core application programming interfaces used to design object-oriented applications with Java. Hands-on practices and projects figure prominently throughout this course. Those who successfully complete it will possess strong foundational knowledge to be successful in the AP Computer Science A Exam. Also, included in this course is an introduction to the software development process, which includes: data and expressions, conditionals and loops, arrays and lists, recursion, classes, interfaces, an introduction to graphical user interfaces and UML diagrams. This course will prepare a student for greater opportunities in Computer Science. Unit Titles: Unit 1: Welcome Introduction and Review of Previous Programming Experience Unit 2: Java Basics Continued - Strings, Returns, and the Oracle Inventory Project Unit 3: Scanners, Conditional Statements, and Program Controls Unit 4: Arrays Unit 5: Java Classes, Objects and Methods Unit 6: Inheritance & Polymorphism Unit 7: Finishing the Oracle Inventory Project Unit 8: Review and Working With An Existing Application Placement Guidelines (suggested prerequisites): None. Prerequisites (required prerequisites): Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II (or CC Math 1, CC Math 2 or CC Math 3) and either Dual Credit Introduction to Programming - Java OR AP Computer Science Principles. Students should be concurrently enrolled or completed a Calculus class, preferably an AP Calculus class. This course will assume that you have some experience with one or more computer languages and have done some coding in a compiled language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, etc. Compatibility: This course is NOT Chromebook compatible. Required Textbooks and Resources: E-text and software is provided free of charge through the Oracle Academy. Oracle Corporation/Oracle Academy Java Fundamentals V2, and E-text from A Plus Computer Science. Technical Skills Required for Course Activities: Experience in coding languages Math through Calculus Knowledge of Java Create files with a word processor. Save, download, and attach files to submit assignments. Work in multiple tabs within an Internet browser. Enable Flash within an Internet browser. Other technical skills will be taught within the course.
View466 AP Computer Science A (part 2)Cohort V2IDLAAP11-13CS50302204CS504Electiveshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1xX4k3THTSDMNCT333lM39aCvYyNeVXppKEM4o48z71Q/export?format=pdfThis is the second semester of the Computer Science A course that builds on the skills students gained in the first semester that helps them advance their Java programming skills using the Java SE7, the latest release of Java. Participants are introduced to the core application programming interfaces used to design object-oriented applications with Java. Hands-on practices and projects figure prominently throughout this course. Those who successfully complete it will possess strong foundational knowledge to be successful in the AP Computer Science A Exam. Also, included in this course is an introduction to the software development process, which includes: data and expressions, conditionals and loops, arrays and lists, recursion, classes, interfaces, an introduction to graphical user interfaces and UML diagrams. Unit Titles: Unit 1: Java Classes, Collections, and Sorting & Searching Unit 2: String Processing and Recursion Unit 3: Exceptions & Input and Output Unit 4: Deploying an Application Unit 5: Project 1: AP College Board Elevens Lab Unit 6: Project 2: AP College Board Picture Lab Unit 7: AP Computer Science Exam Preparation Unit 8: AP College Board Magpie Chatbot Lab Placement Guidelines (suggested prerequisites): None. Prerequisites (required prerequisites): Algebra I, Geometry or CC Math 1, CC Math 2 and Introduction to Computer Programming. Compatibility: This course is NOT Chromebook compatible. Required Textbooks and Resources: E-text and software is provided free of charge through the Oracle Academy. Oracle Corporation/Oracle Academy Java Fundamentals V2. Students must be able to install programs and they must have access to Oracle Academy. Instructions: Java Fundamentals Software Download and Installation Instruction. Technical Skills Required for Course Activities: General knowledge of coding languages Algebra I or higher math Create files with a word processor. Save, download, and attach files to submit assignments. Work in multiple tabs within an Internet browser. Enable Flash within an Internet browser. Other technical skills will be taught within the course.
View467 AP Computer Science Principles ACohort V2IDLAAP9-12CS50102204CS501Electiveshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/101QRGb5KymnNdFGIxBgYoOpF3RTll1P0oe28w9WtVjM/export?format=pdfThis course covers the central ideas of computer science using visualization and application. Students will learn the ideas and practices of computational thinking with a focus on fostering student creativity. They will develop a range of skills by using computational tools to analyze and study data, work individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and discuss the importance of problems and the impacts to their community, society and the world. This course is designed to be far more than a traditional introduction to programming. It is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the big, foundational ideas of computing so that all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in. This is the first semester of a year-long course and continues with AP® Computer Science Principles B. This course will prepare students for greater opportunities in Computer Science. Unit Titles: Unit 1: Computer Science, Programming Languages, and Algorithms Unit 2: Javascript Functions Unit 3: The Internet Unit 4: Algorithms and Abstraction on the Internet Unit 5: Encoding and Compressing Complex Information Unit 6: Visualizing and Learning from Data Unit 7: Big Data and Privacy Unit 8: AP® Performance Task and Test Prep Placement Guidelines (suggested prerequisites): None. Prerequisites (required prerequisites): Algebra I. Compatibility: This course is Chromebook compatible. Required Textbooks and Resources: There is no textbook required for this class. All required resources are available through the online course. Optional: Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion 1st Edition by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis – (Purchase hard copy or download free digital version) AP® Information: The AP® Computer Science Principles Assessment consists of three components: two project assessments and an end-of-course AP® Exam. The first of the projects will be completed in this course to be submitted to the College Board® in the spring. Preparation for the AP® Exam will begin in this course and continue through the AP® Computer Science Principles B course. Participation in the AP® Assessment is optional unless required by the local school. However, the projects and preparation are a required part of this course even for those students who will not be submitting projects to the College Board® or attempting the AP® Exam. Technical Skills Required for Course Activities: Create files with a word processor. Save, download, and attach files to submit assignments. Work in multiple tabs within an Internet browser. Enable Flash within an Internet browser. Other technical skills will be taught within the course.
View468 AP Computer Science Principles BCohort V2IDLAAP9-12CS50202204CS502Electiveshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/10p1pkG8JvjjaLVpsY5q2W1JeJrbP0SXM2ooj5rvZXcQ/export?format=pdfThis course covers the central ideas of computer science using visualization and application. Students will learn the ideas and practices of computational thinking with a focus on fostering student creativity. They will develop a range of programming skills, work individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and explore a number of programming environments. This course is designed to be far more than a traditional introduction to programming. It is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the big, foundational ideas of computing so that all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in. This is the second semester of a year-long course and continues the concepts and skills covered in AP® Computer Science Principles A and will continue to prepare students for greater opportunities in Computer Science. Unit Titles: Unit 1: Programming with App Lab Unit 2: User Input, Variables, and Conditions Unit 3: Data Structures: Loops, Simulations, and Arrays Unit 4: Data Structures: Functions Unit 5: Preparing for the AP® CREATE Performance Task Unit 6: AP® Performance Task and Test Prep Unit 7: Programming a Musical Composition Unit 8: Final Project: Creativity in Programming Placement Guidelines (suggested prerequisites): None. Prerequisites (required prerequisites): AP® Computer Science Principles A. Compatibility: This course is Chromebook compatible. Required Textbooks and Resources: There is no textbook required for this class. All required resources are available through the online course. AP Information: The AP Computer Science Principles Assessment consists of three components: two project assessments and an end-of-course AP Exam. The first project was completed in AP Computer Science Principles A. The second project will be completed in this course to be submitted to the College Board in the spring. Preparation, practice, and review for the AP Exam will continue in this course. Participation in the AP Assessment is optional unless required by the local school. However, the projects and preparation are a required part of this course even for those students who will not be submitting projects to the College Board or attempting the AP Exam. Technical Skills Required for Course Activities: Create files with a word processor. Save, download, and attach files to submit assignments. Work in multiple tabs within an Internet browser. Enable Flash within an Internet browser. Other technical skills will be taught within the course.
View471 AP Psychology ACohort V2IDLAAP11-15PSYC50104256PSYC501Electiveshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1sBV3HL6wQAVGFh3MFkuWlljkR-zeyi44dZOwoEzy8Pc/export?format=pdfWelcome to Advanced Placement Psychology! AP Psychology is a year-long college level course providing students an overview of the development of human behaviors and thoughts. Along with preparation for the AP Psychology exam, the goals of this course are to immerse students in modern psychological investigation techniques, to accentuate the ethics and morality of human and animal research, and to emphasize scientific critical thinking skills in application to the social sciences. Psychology is a diverse social and biological science with multiple perspectives and interpretations, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. While every individual may not agree with every approach, a comprehensive introduction to psychology will expose the major theories so each individual may clarify their own eclectic perspective. Content will include, but not be limited to, methods, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, developmental psychology, personality, testing for intelligence and personality, abnormal psychology, treatment of disorders, and social psychology. The course outline will adhere to the guidelines of the College Board. In this yearlong course, students will be expected to understand objectives, empirical methods of collecting and interpreting data, make meaningful interconnection between disparate concepts and analyze, evaluate and critique thematic perspectives. This college-level course will expand your knowledge, challenge your mind and, at times, actually be entertaining! It will help you to better understand yourself and those around you. Unit Titles: Unit 1: Psychology Defined Unit 2: Research, Experiments, and Ethics Unit 3: The Nervous System Unit 4: The Nervous System continued Unit 5: Perception Unit 6: Human Development Unit 7: Classical Conditioning Unit 8: Cognitive Learning Requirements: AP Edition Psychology: Cicarelli and White 2011 custom eText – Pearson Education This eText is available for purchase through https://materials.flvsgl.com for $51.50. The textbook is customized for this course and must not be purchased through any other vendor. This course is NOT Chromebook compatible.
View472 AP Psychology BCohort V2IDLAAP11-15PSYC50104256PSYC502Electiveshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1qYb3sVc95_trVpsR2OEB3G4W6WGQwUISapBjI8C90Yg/export?format=pdfAP Psychology is a college level course providing students an overview of the development of human behaviors and thoughts. Along with preparation for the AP Psychology exam, the goals of this course are to immerse students in modern psychological investigation techniques, to accentuate the ethics and morality of human and animal research, and to emphasize scientific critical thinking skills in application to the social sciences. Psychology is a diverse social and biological science with multiple perspectives and interpretations. Unit Titles: Unit 1: Memory, Cognition, and Intelligence Unit 2: Motivation Unit 3: Personality Unit 4: Abnormal Psychology Unit 5: Therapy Unit 6: Social Psychology Unit 7: AP® Exam Review Unit 8: Project Prerequisite: AP Psychology A Textbook" AP Edition Psychology: Cicarelli and White 2011 custom eText – Pearson Education E-text available for purchase through https://materials.flvsgl.com for $51.50. This course is Not Chromebook compatible.
View475 Business Computer Applications ACohort V2IDLAStandard9-12BUS105100050BUS105Electiveshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1nHUGxARxl_vqecKbvSTIF3YaHSeU-ySG5-pFw9SE634/export?format=pdfComputer Applications A is a CTE course to develop and apply basic skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. Students will review basic computer and keyboarding skills and explore specific skills in business productivity applications. Students will learn application skills which align to the Microsoft certification requirements. This course recommends the use of Microsoft Office 2013 but also includes instruction for students using Microsoft Office 2010. Unit Titles: Unit 1: Skills for Productivity Unit 2: Word Processing – Creating and Editing Documents Unit 3: Word Processing – Formatting and Customizing Documents Unit 4: Word Processing – Adding and Formatting Objects Unit 5: Spreadsheets – Creating and Editing Workbooks Unit 6: Spreadsheets – Formulas, Functions, and Charts Unit 7: Presentations – Creating and Editing Slide Shows Unit 8: Presentations – Preparing for Delivery Placement Guidelines (suggested prerequisites): None. Prerequisites (required prerequisites): None. Compatibility: This course is NOT Chromebook compatible. Students may not do any of the assignments in Google Docs or Sheets. All assignments and instructions in the course are for Microsoft Office. Required Textbooks and Resources: Microsoft Office 2013 (or 2010) with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Mac or PC with audio capabilities All materials are provided through e-texts and presentations in the course. Lesson materials are provided by and accessed through gcflearnfree.org. Technical Skills Required for Course Activities: Create files with a word processor. Save, download, and attach files to submit assignments. Work in multiple tabs within an Internet browser. Enable Flash within an Internet browser. Other technical skills will be taught within the course.
View476 Business Computer Applications BCohort V2IDLAStandard9-12BUS105100051BUS106Electiveshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1nqCOv1neMz7BCMwhAR3tewAV8wNHilv27Y_hHjWye_0/export?format=pdfBusiness Computer Applications B is a CTE course to extend basic skills in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications. Students will expand on basic computer application skills and explore advanced skills in business productivity applications. Students will learn application skills which align to the Microsoft certification requirements and have the opportunity to take the certification tests. This course recommends the use of Microsoft Office 2013. Unit Titles: Unit 1: Beyond the Basics of Word Unit 2: Production Tools in Word Unit 3: Modifying the Appearance of a Worksheet Unit 4: Working with Data, Macros, and Functions Unit 5: Advanced Features of PowerPoint Unit 6: Introduction to Microsoft Access Unit 7: Creating and Using Queries Unit 8: Creating Forms and Reports Final Exam: In lieu of a proctored Final Exam, you will submit the Final Project for your final exam. Placement Guidelines (suggested prerequisites): None. Prerequisites (required prerequisites): Business Computer Applications A. Compatibility: This course is NOT Chromebook compatible. Required Textbooks and Resources: Microsoft Office 2013 with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Mac or PC with audio capabilities Technical Skills Required for Course Activities: Create files with a word processor. Save, download, and attach files to submit assignments. Work in multiple tabs within an Internet browser. Enable Flash within an Internet browser. Other technical skills will be taught within the course.




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