Course Content and Outcome Guide for ED 281 Effective Summer 2015

Course Number:
ED 281
Course Title:
Techniques of Teaching
Credit Hours:
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Develops the capacity to effectively use and manage instructional resources in achieving the learning objectives of vocational programs. Audit available.

Course Activities and Design

A variety of learning activities are so students may observe and participate in effective instructional management
  experiences.  Simulation exercises, case studies, and lecture/discussion groups will present basic principles and
  knowledge to synthesize and interpret applications.  Major emphasis will be on structured assignments completed
  individually by each student to allow them opportunity to demonstrate effective application to instructional areas. 
  Community resources will be used to supplement regular classroom presentations and assignments.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Final grade dependent on the degree of mastery of course objectives/outcomes.  Class presentations, interaction and attendance will also be taken into consideration in determining the final grade. 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

     Upon successful completion of this course, the student will
     have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and
     objectives/outcomes listed in this course content guide.
     Course content guides are developed by program faculty and
     are approved by management.

                             1.0  ORIENTATION

Instructional Goal:

To become familiar with students, teacher, course goals and


     1.1  acquaint students and teachers with each other and with
          their professional backgrounds and current assignments.
     1.2  obtain baseline data for use in adapting course to
          individual student needs.
     1.3  introduce course goals, expectations and evaluation

                         2.0  ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Instructional Goal:

Become familiar with the rationale and application of advisory
groups for the improvement of professional technical programs.
Plan and operate a program advisory committees.


     2.1  know the legislative basis for professional technical
          advisory committees

     2.2  become knowledgeable of the availability of technical
          assistance in organizing and maintaining an advisory

     2.3  become familiar with relevant local, state, and
          national advisory committees

     2.4  determine the role of a citizen or employer advisory

     2.5  listen to lecture and read references

     2.6  determine the minimum number, type, and area of
          specialty of committee members

     2.7  identify the various ways committee members may be

     2.8  understand the rationale for committees' participation
          in public education as stated by the state legislature

     2.9  identify professional technical area which could aid in
          program operations

     2.10 identify and develop materials and procedures for a
          year's operation of a program advisory committee

     2.11 develop plans for the establishment of an advisory
          committee in their area of specialty following
          acceptable procedures

     2.12 draft follow-up letter to committee members

     2.13 describe and evaluate the methods used to identify
          committee members  

                       3.0 ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES

Instructional Goal:

Become aware of the basic principles and practices of program
inventory control


     3.1  identify the types of inventory methods in schools

     3.2  explain inventory methods are utilized

     3.3  prepare purchase requisitions for instructional

     3.4  explain steps needed before purchase order is issued

     3.5  explain paper work to be completed and procedure to be
          followed before supplier receives payment

     3.6  complete form to replace broken window

     3.7  explain procedures followed to replace equipment due to
          theft or vandalism
     3.8  explain action to take for item ordered last May which
          had not arrived or received from the supplier by

     3.9  complete inventory forms for instructional equipment
          showing the projected depreciation over a five year

     3.10 interview school personnel or read references on
          methods of inventory control
     3.11 examine inventory records in specific professional
          technical education areas

     3.12 discuss methods for determining depreciation and
          replacement of instructional materials and equipment

     3.13 define two the types of budgets: program planning
          budgeting and zero base

     3.14 determine time of budget years:  annual and biennial.

     3.15 determine four phases of the budget cycle: preparation
          and submission, approval, execution, and audit.

     3.16 provide example of a complete budget.

     3.17 complete a budget assignment and describe process
          during class.

     3.18 determine the most cost-effective budget possible for a
          specific Professional Technical Program.

     3.19 seek advise and assistance from a professional in the
          specific Professional Technical Program.

                          4.0 FACILITIES PLANNING

Instructional Goal:

Become aware of how well-planned and organized facilities
contribute to safe and efficient professional technical


     4.0  prepare detailed floor plan of instructional facilities
          for a professional technical program

     4.1  explain why/how equipment, furniture and related
          features are proposed

     4.2  identify voluntarily compliance areas for Occupational
          Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

     4.4  locate and observe existing facility to determine
          quality of features as they relate to safe and
          efficient professional technical instruction

     4.5  draw floor plan showing of equipment, furniture,
          storage, plumbing, doors, etc., that are arranged for
          maximum safety and accomplishment of the professional
          technical program objectives

     4.6  identify names and addresses of persons and resources
          available to you in planning educational, equipment,
          and physical specifications

                          5.0 YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS

Instructional Goal:

Students become familiar with the rationale and application of
youth organizations to the extension of professional technical
programs and plan-support an effective youth organization.


     5.1  become aware of the legislative and historical basis of
          professional technical youth organizations.

     5.2  become cognizant of the technical assistance available
          in organizing and supporting youth organizations.

     5.3  become aware of the major professional technical  youth
          organizations and their primary activities.

     5.4  develop plans and materials for organizing and
          establishing a youth organization relevant to their
          professional technical instructional area.

     5.5  develop a plan for one major youth organization

                      6.0 PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Instructional Goal:

Students become aware of ethical and professional
responsibilities as related to effective and appropriate
management of instruction and work with advisory and youth


     6.1  apply major code of ethnics to their individual
          professional activities.

     6.2  develop appropriate behaviors for management of
          professional technical instruction in a professional
          and ethical manner.

     6.3  list major rules and regulations which govern teaching
          in the secondary and community college levels.