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CARPENTRY/CONSTRUCTIONTECHNOLOGY

COURSESYLLABUS
CIPcode46.0201

Instructor:RandyBarnes
Workphone:(816)6309240
Email:
rbarnes@ga.essd40.com
Location:ESACCroom9
Twitter@ConstTechESACC
Web carpentryesacc.weebly.com

GradeLevel:1112
Discipline:CareerandTechnicalEducation

COURSEDESCRIPTION
Thepurposeofthiscourseistoprovidethestudentswithtrainingtoenterthecarpentryprofessionora
foundationforpostsecondaryeducationandprovidethemwithameansofsupport.Thiscourse
includesbothclassroomstudyandpracticalexperienceonthejobsite.Thestudentwillbecome
familiarwithbothresidentialandcommercialconstructionwithanemphasisonresidentialconstruction.
Theinstructorbelievesthatthroughexperiencingmanyaspectsofconstruction,thestudentwillexpand
hisorherknowledge,skillsandinterests.Thecoursewillapplymathconceptslearnedincoreclasses
torealworldapplicationsandhelpthestudentfindsuccessinothercourses.Noprerequisitesrequired.

INSTRUCTIONALPHILOSOPHY
Studentswillbegivenchallengingrealworldprojectsandassignmentstypicaloftheconstructionfield.
Highqualityworkisexpectedandstudentswillbegivenopportunitiestoredoworkuntilitmeets
standards.Classroomactivitieswillincludereading,laboratoryactivities,research,basiccomputer
applications,projects,andproblemsolving.Majorprojectswillincludeconstructionofahouseorsimilar
structure.Studentswilloftenworkinteams,butwillbeexpectedtocompleteindividualassignmentsin
relationtotheteam'swork.Assessmentmethodswillincludehandsonskillsassessments,written
exams,tests,andquizzesoralandwrittenresearchreportsreadingassignmentsandprojects.

SIMULATEDWORKPLACE
ESACCwillinitiateanewsimulatedworkplacephilosophytohelpstudentsmeetthedemandforwork
readyemployees.ThesimulatedworkplaceenvironmentenhancestheCareerandTechnical
Education(CTE)classwithamockcompany,allowingstudentstotakeonauthenticworkplaceroles.
Studentswillbeimmersedwithinanengagingworkplaceenvironmentwhichofferssupportinaddition
torigoroustrainingwhiledevelopingthenecessaryskillsetstobeahighqualitynextgeneration
employee.Studentswillfillvariousrolesinthesimulatedclassroomastheywouldatarealworkplace.
ESACCstudentswillparticipateinclassprojects,communityserviceprojects,andotherprojectswhich
areincorporatedintotheclassthroughSimulatedWorkplaceprogramming.

COURSEGOALS(ThiscoursescurriculumisalignedwiththeMissouridepartmentofelementaryand
secondaryeducationcarpentrystandards)
Thestudentwill:
1) Identifythedifferenttypesofconstructionmaterialandcommonuses.
2) Read,understand,andcommunicateeffectivelyintheconstructiontrades.
3) Usenumeracyskillsandprocessestocollect,analyze,andpresentdataasitrelatestoconstruction
4) DemonstrateathoroughunderstandingofjobsitesafetyandthepurposeofOSHA.
5) Recognizecarpentryrelatedtoolsanddemonstrateproperandsafeuseofthetools.
6) Demonstrateathoroughunderstandingofthestepsinvolvedinconstructionofahouseorsimilar
structureanddemonstratethesteps.

7) Demonstrate21stCenturySkillsthatincludeproblemsolving,timemanagement,interpersonaland

teamworkskills,communication,culturalsensitivity,ethicalbusinessdecisions,integrity,and
confidentiality.
MAJORASSIGNMENTSANDASSESSMENTS
Weekly
Bellwork(dailyquestions)

Weeklyquiz(coveringcurrentlessons)
Participation(involvementinclass,workontheproject,andshopactivities)
Standards/competencyassessments
Semester/Yearend
Finalexamconsistingofbothwrittenandhandsonskillsdemonstrationswillbeadministeredat
endofeachsemester.Allexitingseniorswillbeassessedusingathirdpartyassessment.

ASSESSMENTANDGRADINGPLAN
Theprimarygoalofastandardsbasedgradingsystemistoimprovestudentachievementbyfocusing
instructionandthealignmentofcurriculumwiththeessentialstandards/competencies.Districtgrading
practices/guidelinesinclude:
1. Includeonlyscoresthatrelatetotheachievementofthestandards
2. Useavarietyofassessmentmethodstocollecthighquality,organizedevidenceofachievement
3. Useappropriategradecalculation
4. Usegradingandassessmentproceduresthatsupportlearning
A4.0gradingscalewillbeusedtodetermineyourstudentsgrade.Foraconversionscale,pleaserefertothe
studenthandbookorvisitwww.essd40.com
Fourpointrubricsbasedonthescalebelowwillbecommonplaceinassessingstudentachievement.
4=Skilled3=ModeratelySkilled2=LimitedSkilled1=Unskilled0=noEvidence

EmployabilityStandard
Employabilityskillsareasimportanttothesuccessofstudentsasarethecoursestandards.Equalweightwill
beplacedonemployabilityskillsandontheircoursestandards.Ourmainfocusisonpreparingstudentstobe
successfulwhentheyleavetheCareerCenterwhethertheycontinuetheireducation,enlistinthemilitaryor
entertheworkforce.TheESACChasdeterminedthatequalemphasisonemployabilityskillsandcourse
standardsisneededtoensurestudentsuccess.

AstudentsOverallScore=50%Employability+25%LabAssessments+25%UnitAssessments.

ReTakepolicy:Studentsmustcompleteanassessmentretakeformtoretakeanassessment.Studentsmay
havetocompleteassignmentstoadequatelypreparetoretaketheassessment.

MakeupWork:Makeupworkfromabsencesisthestudentsresponsibilityandisduewithintwodaysafter
returningtoschool.Excessivelatenessisdiscouragedandcouldresultinreductionofearnedgrade.Ifthe
studentneedstousetheclassroomcomputerlab,thestudentmustmakearrangementswiththeinstructorto
scheduleatime.Atimecanbescheduledforadditionalassistanceifneeded.

Pleasesignandreturn
Parent(s)signature_____________________________________________Date__________
StudentName_________________________________________________________________
PARENTTEACHERCOMMUNICATION
Themostconvenientcommunicationisviaemail.Youmayemailmeatrbarnes@ga.essd40.com

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