• FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTING (2018-19)

    COURSE CODE: 5023

    Instructor:  Mr. Gerald K. Taylor

    Office: Room #317

    Office Hours:  ILT

    E-mail:  gtaylor@dorchester2.k12.sc.us

    Website: TBA

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of Computing is designed to introduce students to the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Through creativity and innovation, students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills to implement projects that are relevant to students’ lives. They will create a variety of computing artifacts while collaborating in teams. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the history and operation of computers, programming, and web design. Students will also be introduced to computing careers and will examine societal and ethical issues of computing.

     

    OBJECTIVE: Given the necessary equipment, software, supplies, and facilities, the student will be able to successfully complete the following core standards for courses that grant one unit of credit.

     

    RECOMMENDED GRADE LEVELS:     9-12 (Preference 9-10)

     

    COURSE CREDIT:                                      1 unit (120 hours)

     

    COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS:             One computer per student with Internet access

     

    RESOURCES:                                              See attached Resource List

     

    1. SAFETY

     

    Effective professionals know the academic subject matter, including safety as required for proficiency within their area. They will use this knowledge as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Review school safety policies and procedures.
    2. Review classroom safety rules and procedures.
    3. Review safety procedures for using equipment in the classroom.
    4. Identify major causes of work-related accidents in office environments.
    5. Demonstrate safety skills in an office/work environment.

     

    1. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

     

    Effective professionals know the academic subject matter, including professional development, required for proficiency within their area. They will use this knowledge as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Identify the purpose and goals of a Career and Technology Student Organization (CTSO).
    2. Explain how CTSOs are integral parts of specific clusters, majors, and/or courses.
    3. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of a CTSO.
    4. List leadership opportunities that are available to students through participation in CTSO conferences, competitions, community service, philanthropy, and other activities.
    5. Explain how participation in CTSOs can promote lifelong benefits in other professional and civic organizations.

     

    1. TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE

     

    Effective professionals know the academic subject matter, including the ethical use of technology as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Demonstrate proficiency and skills associated with the use of technologies that are common to a specific occupation (e.g., keying speed).
    2. Identify proper netiquette when using e-mail, social media, and other technologies for communication purposes.
    3. Identify potential abuse and unethical uses of laptops, tablets, computers, and/or networks.
    4. Explain the consequences of social, illegal, and unethical uses of technology (e.g., cyberbullying, piracy; illegal downloading; licensing infringement; inappropriate uses of software, hardware, and mobile devices in the work environment).
    5. Discuss legal issues and the terms of use related to copyright laws, fair use laws, and ethics pertaining to downloading of images, photographs, documents, video, sounds, music, trademarks, and other elements for personal use.
    6. Describe ethical and legal practices of safeguarding the confidentiality of business-and personal-related information.
    7. Describe possible threats to a laptop, tablet, computer, and/or network and methods of avoiding attacks.
    8. Evaluate various solutions to common hardware and software problems.

     

    1. PERSONAL QUALITIES AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

     

    Effective professionals know the academic subject matter, including positive work practices and interpersonal skills, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Demonstrate punctuality.
    2. Demonstrate self-representation.
    3. Demonstrate work ethic.
    4. Demonstrate respect.
    5. Demonstrate time management.
    6. Demonstrate integrity.
    7. Demonstrate leadership.
    8. Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration.
    9. Demonstrate conflict resolution.
    10. Demonstrate perseverance.
    11. Demonstrate commitment.
    12. Demonstrate a healthy view of competition.
    13. Demonstrate a global perspective.
    14. Demonstrate health and fitness.
    15. Demonstrate self-direction.
    16. Demonstrate lifelong learning.

     

    1. PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

     

    Effective professionals know the academic subject matter, including positive work practices and interpersonal skills, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
    2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
    3. Demonstrate mathematical reasoning.
    4. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
    5. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
    6. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.
    7. Demonstrate an understanding of business ethics.
    8. Demonstrate confidentiality.
    9. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace structures, organizations, systems, and climates.
    10. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
    11. Demonstrate job acquisition and advancement skills.
    12. Demonstrate task management skills.
    13. Demonstrate customer-service skills

     

    1. EVOLUTION OF COMPUTING

     

    Effective professionals demonstrate knowledge of computing, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Define key computing terms (e.g. hardware, software, data, etc.).
    2. Identify key individuals and their impact on the field of computing.
    3. Discuss the progression of computing and explain its impact on society (e.g. hardware, programming languages, applications, Internet, emerging technologies, etc.).
    4. Explain Moore’s Law.

     

    1. COMPUTING SYSTEMS

     

    Effective professionals demonstrate knowledge of computing systems, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Identify and define the key functional components (input devices, output devices, processor, operating system, software applications, memory, storage, etc.).
    2. Understand the terms and units that are used to describe major hardware components (RAM, ROM, Peta-, Tera-, Giga-, Mega- Kilo-, Hz, Bit, Byte, Binary, etc.).
    3. Describe how software and hardware interact.
    4. Discuss how and why binary is used to represent data in a computer.
    5. Describe how a picture, sound/song, and video are digitized and represented in a computer.
    6. Compare and contrast operating systems (e.g., Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, iOS, Android).
    7. Evaluate hardware and software configuration to meet situational and budgetary requirements (e.g. gaming, Internet browsing, student, graphic designer, etc.).
    8. Make hardware and software recommendations to improve a computer system.

     

    1. PROBLEM SOLVING AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING (TO BE IMPLEMENTED THROUGHOUT THE COURSE)

     

    Effective professionals demonstrate effective problem solving and computational thinking skills, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Describe how computer programs and apps can be used to solve various problems (e.g., desktop, mobile, enterprise).
    2. Solve a problem by applying appropriate problem solving techniques (understand the problem, plan the solution, carry out the plan, review and discuss).
    3. Define algorithm (a set of clearly defined, logical steps to solve a problem).
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of algorithms and their practical applications.
    5. Create, evaluate, and adjust algorithms to solve a variety of problems.

     

    1. FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAMMING

     

    Effective professionals demonstrate skills in fundamental programming, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Express the design of a program using representations such as flowcharts and pseudocode.
    2. Analyze and explain how a particular program functions.
    3. Solve problems of increasing complexity using visual block-based programming individually and collaboratively.
    4. Write code that uses variables, events, functions, operators (i.e. arithmetic, relational, logical), conditional control structures (e.g., if, if-else) and repetition/iteration control structures (e.g., while, for).
    5. Differentiate between text and numerical data.
    6. Edit, compile/run, test, and debug a program.

     

    1. FUNDAMENTALS OF WEB DESIGN

     

    Effective professionals demonstrate skills in fundamental webpage design, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Evaluate the results of Internet searches and the reliability of information found on Web sites.
    2. Describe how Web sites are used to communicate and exchange data.
    3. Plan a web page considering subject, devices, audience, layout, color, links and graphics.
    4. Create a web page that contains a variety of HTML elements (e.g., hyperlinks, ordered and unordered lists, images, headings, paragraph) and CSS styles.

     

    1. ETHICAL, LEGAL & SOCIAL ISSUES OF COMPUTING

     

    Effective professionals demonstrate knowledge in ethical, legal, and social issues in computing, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Examine the consequences resulting from issues involving ethics around security, privacy, copyright, fair use, intellectual property, social media and licensing.
    2. Explain the importance of Acceptable Use Policies.
    3. Explain the importance of data security and physical security.
    4. Explain the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA).
    5. Identify computing threats (e.g., spyware, adware, malware, viruses, ransomware, phishing, hacking, software piracy, identity theft, etc.) and their potential impacts on society.
    6. Explain the concept of encryption and how it is used on a daily basis.

     

    1. COMPUTING CAREERS

     

    Effective professionals demonstrate knowledge of computing careers found throughout various discipline, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Compare and contrast the five disciplines of computing: computer science, software engineering, information technology, information systems, and computer engineering.
    2. Compare and contrast careers in computing along with their education, training requirements, industry certifications and salary ranges.
    3. Identify gender, diversity and geographic related issues in computing.
    4. Describe how computing enhances other career fields.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Grades and Grading Scale

     

    90   –   100    A

    80   –     89    B

    70   –     79    C

    60   –     69    D

    Below 60        F

     

    Grading Criteria

     

    25 %               Projects                                              Major Class Projects and Reports

     

    15%             Class Daily Assignments                 Daily Assignments/Classwork

     

    10%                Quizzes                                             Quiz – Small Test

     

    20%                Major Tests                                       Chapter Tests and Unit Tests

     

    30%                Workplace Readiness                    Participation and Professional Behavior

     

    100%             Total

     

    Final Grades

     

    Final Exams = 20% of final grade

     

    (1st Semester + 2nd semester) / 2 * final exam = Final Grade

     

    Missed Work and Make-Up Work Policy

     

    • Missing/Make-Up Work
      • Students have one week to make up missing assignments from date of return
      • 0 Placed in gradebook for ALL missing assignments
    • Assessments
      • Students, regardless of grade, can do corrections or retake any test within 5 days of receiving their grade.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Parental Communication

     

    A course syllabus is sent home at the beginning of the school year explaining the classroom management plan and grading criteria.  The syllabus should be signed or electronic notification given that the parent has received the information.

     

    Parents are requested to leave their e-mail addresses and when unable to reach a parent by phone email is used in conjunction with a written letter.

     

    Class DoJo is used to record student in class behavior. Parents will be asked to connect to Class DoJo to be able to see their student’s positive and negative behaviors. 

     

    Report cards or interim reports are sent home every 4.5 weeks to parents.

     

    Parents are called on an individual basis when appropriate.  Extraordinary class performance, recognized improvement, excessive absences, inappropriate behavior, drastic change in performance, failure to perform, and excellent performance are reasons that calls may be made.

     

    Parent conferences are held on an individual basis and may be requested by the parent or instructor.

     

    Students’ work is visible online students will also save assignments in their student accounts. Parents may view their student’s work by having their student log in to their accounts.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Taylor’s P.R.I.D.E Procedures

     

     

    Entering the classroom:

                Enter Class with Electronics and Food invisible.

                Find and take your assigned seat.  Place backpacks away under your table or chair.

                Check for assignments. Open journal logs

                Review previous or preview new assignments.

     

    Tardiness:

                Be in your seat before the bell rings. Go to tardy station if door is closed.

               

    Announcements:

                Remain quiet throughout any announcements are broadcast.

     

    Coming to Attention:

    Come to attention immediately when requested; stop what you are doing, be quiet, still, and place your focus on Mr. Taylor.

     

    Absentees and Missed Assignments:

                Make up work during ILT.

    You are responsible for all worked missed. 

    Assignments are posted on your dailies and check with your elbow partners.

     

    Students Needing Assistance:

                Reading first and paying attention will reduce your need for assistance.

    Raise your hand and wait to be recognized if you need assistance. 

                Be quiet and patient while waiting.

     

    Moving Around the Classroom:

                Raise your hand and receive permission to get out of your seat for any reason other than an emergency.

                Trash, tissue, and pencil sharpener routines should always be followed.

     

    Leaving the Classroom:

                Take care of your needs and wants before class. Class time is academic time.

    You need a lanyard hall pass to walk in the hallways legally. Do not ask during the first 20 minutes of class. There is a time penalty for using hall passes.

    If there is an emergency you may leave.

    If you have not returned after an extended period of time you will be considered cutting.  Referral will be sent to an administrator.

     

    Dismissal:

                You may leave class if your area is neat, clean, and your assignments have been properly saved.  You do not want to rush out of the room and leave valuables in the room because the chances are you will not see them again.

     

    Emergency:  Follow emergency procedures, stay together as a class. The school needs to account for all students in the case of real or practice emergencies.

     

    I have read and reviewed the class Procedures:  Please send email to gtaylor@dorchester2.k2.sc.us to acknowledge or sign below:

     

    __________________________________________Student

     

    _______________________________________Parent/Guardian/Responsible Party

     

     

    Classroom Management Plan

     

    Mr. G. Taylor

     

    Company Rules

     

    1. Demonstrate proper respect towards others and your environment.
    2. Obey school rules
    3. Follow classroom and school procedures

     

    Company Benefits

     

    1. Positive Referral
    2. Positive message home
    3. Independent learning time
    4. Individual and Class Rewards

     

    Company Reprimands

     

    1. Documentation of Offense
    2. Warning
    3. Student Conference
    4. Parent Contact
    5. ILT Detention

     

     

    Please send email to gtaylor@dorchester2.k2.sc.us to acknowledge or sign below:

     

    Parent Signature______________________________

     

    Parent email_________________________________

     

    Student Signature_____________________________

     

    Student Email________________________________

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • BUSINESS FINANCE

    COURSE CODE 5273

     

     

    Instructor:  Mr. Gerald K. Taylor

    Office: Room #317

    Office Hours:  ILT

    E-mail:  gtaylor@dorchester2.k12.sc.us

    Website:  TBA

     

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how corporations, organizations, and businesses handle money. Concepts include the management of money, accounting methodologies, investing strategies, and effective financial management.

     

    OBJECTIVE:  Given the necessary equipment, supplies, and facilities, the student will be able to successfully complete the following core standards in a course that grants one unit of credit.  

     

    RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Accounting I

    COURSE CREDIT:     1 unit

    RECOMMENDED GRADE LEVEL:  10-12

     

     

    1. SAFETY

     Effective professionals know the academic subject matter, including safety as required for proficiency within their area. They will use this knowledge as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Review school safety policies and procedures.
    2. Review classroom safety rules and procedures.
    3. Review safety procedures for using equipment in the classroom.
    4. Identify major causes of work-related accidents in office environments.
    5. Demonstrate safety skills in an office/work environment.

     

    1. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

    Effective professionals know the academic subject matter, including professional development, required for proficiency within their area. They will use this knowledge as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Identify the purpose and goals of a Career and Technology Student Organization (CTSO). Explain how CTSOs are integral parts of specific clusters, majors, and/or courses.
    2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of a CTSO.
    3. List leadership opportunities that are available to students through participation in CTSO conferences, competitions, community service, philanthropy, and other activities.
    4. Explain how participation in CTSOs can promote lifelong benefits in other professional and civic organizations.

     

    1. TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE

    Effective professionals know the academic subject matter, including the ethical use of technology as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Demonstrate proficiency and skills associated with the use of technologies that are common to a specific occupation.
    2. Identify proper netiquette when using e-mail, social media, and other technologies for communication purposes.
    3. Identify potential abuse and unethical uses of laptops, tablets, computers, and/or networks.
    4. Explain the consequences of social, illegal, and unethical uses of technology (e.g., piracy; illegal downloading; licensing infringement; inappropriate uses of software, hardware, and mobile devices in the work environment).
    5. Discuss legal issues and the terms of use related to copyright laws, fair use laws, and ethics pertaining to downloading of images, photographs, documents, video, sounds, music, trademarks, and other elements for personal use.
    6. Describe ethical and legal practices of safeguarding the confidentiality of business-related information.
    7. Describe possible threats to a laptop, tablet, computer, and/or network and methods of avoiding attacks.

     

    1. PERSONAL QUALITIES AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

     

    Effective professionals know the academic subject matter, including positive work practices and interpersonal skills, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Demonstrate punctuality.
    2. Demonstrate self-representation.
    3. Demonstrate work ethic.
    4. Demonstrate respect.
    5. Demonstrate time management.
    6. Demonstrate integrity.
    7. Demonstrate leadership.
    8. Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration.
    9. Demonstrate conflict resolution.
    10. Demonstrate perseverance.
    11. Demonstrate commitment.
    12. Demonstrate a healthy view of competition.
    13. Demonstrate a global perspective.
    14. Demonstrate health and fitness.
    15. Demonstrate self-direction.
    16. Demonstrate lifelong learning.

     

    1. PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

     

    Effective professionals know the academic subject matter, including positive work practices and interpersonal skills, as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in any program of study.

     

    1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
    2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
    3. Demonstrate mathematical reasoning.
    4. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
    5. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
    6. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.
    7. Demonstrate an understanding of business ethics.
    8. Demonstrate confidentiality.
    9. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace structures, organizations, systems, and climates.
    10. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
    11. Demonstrate job acquisition and advancement skills.
    12. Demonstrate task management skills.
    13. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

     

     

     

    1. FINANCIAL FUNDAMENTALS

    Effective business finance professionals demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of business finance. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Describe the role of finance in the economy.
    2. Determine the various types of financial markets and their impact on the economy, i.e., money markets and capital markets.
    3. Describe financial institutions commonly used by businesses and consumers.
    4. Explain the sources of funding for small and large businesses, e.g. revenue, debt and equity financing. 5. Explain the uses of funding for small and large businesses, e.g. current and capital expenditures.
    5. Identify government regulations that impact business, e.g. taxes, insurance.

     

    1. FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

    Effective business finance professionals demonstrate an understanding of the financial environment in which they work. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Describe basic economic principles.
    2. Explain how economic decisions are made.
    3. Compare and contrast the differences in the legal structures of business ownership and organization, i.e. sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and LLCs.
    4. Analyze financial advantages and disadvantages of business ownership.

     

    1. FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Effective business finance professionals demonstrate the knowledge of the different types of financial markets and how they operate. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Explain the purpose and general structure of financial markets.
    2. Describe the major types of capital markets, i.e. treasury notes/bonds, corporate/municipal bonds, and common/preferred stock.
    3. Describe the major types of money markets, i.e. treasury bills, certificates of deposits (CDs), and commercial paper.
    4. Discuss the importance of foreign exchange market.

     

    1. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PLANNING

    Effective business finance professionals understand business goals and how they are used in financial planning. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Describe the three primary financial goals of businesses.
    2. Identify the characteristics of effective financial goals.
    3. Interpret the elements of financial statements (i.e. balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement).
    4. Recognize the purpose of budgeting and types of financial budgets (i.e. operating, cash, and capital budgets).
    5. Prepare an operating financial budget.
    6. Describe how interest rates affect investment decisions.
    7. Calculate the time value of money on investments and loans.

     

     

     

     

    1. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS

    Effective business finance professionals demonstrate the appropriate skills for analyzing financial data. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Evaluate the importance of accurate, complete, and secure financial records for a business.
    2. Identify the structure and purpose of managing financial data.
    3. Explain how financial ratios aid in financial decision making.
    4. Calculate financial ratios used to analyze the financial condition of a business, e.g. liquidity, asset management, debt management, profitability and market performance ratios.

     

    1. SHORT-TERM FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

    Effective business finance professionals demonstrate an understanding of short-term financing activities which can be used to affect business operations. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Explain short-term financing activities.
    2. Identify the elements of working capital.
    3. Illustrate and explain the supply chain for a company.
    4. Identify costs associated with manufacturing and inventory management.
    5. Describe compensation models developed for various types of business organizations.

     

    1. LONG-TERM STRATEGIC PLANNING

    Effective business finance professionals demonstrate an understanding of long-term financing activities which a business can use to affect business operations. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Describe types of capital projects used in business.
    2. Describe tools used to analyze capital projects.
    3. Explain factors that affect capital spending decision.
    4. Explain factors that affect the cost of capital.
    5. Explain business growth and expansion actions.
    6. Identify actions for reducing business risks.

     

    1. FINANCIAL BUSINESS ALTERNATIVES

    Effective business finance professionals demonstrate knowledge of various financing alternatives which a business can use to increase revenue. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Explain financing alternatives, e.g. buying on account, bank loans/notes, and commercial paper.
    2. Compare and contrast debt and equity financing.
    3. Distinguish between the main types of government and corporate bonds.
    4. Prioritize business activities associated with issuing bonds.
    5. Examine factors that affect bond values.
    6. Describe the types of capital stock sold by corporations.
    7. Explain the process for issuing stock.
    8. Identify the activities involved with stock market transactions
    9. Analyze the role of diversification in investments.
    10. Explain the purpose of a mutual fund.

     

    1. CREDIT PRINCIPLES AND BUSINESS PRACTICES

    Effective business finance professionals demonstrate knowledge of how businesses use credit appropriately. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Identify the major decisions that are part of a company’s credit policy.
    2. Explain the factors a business should consider when deciding to use credit.
    3. Analyze the legal requirements for credit and collections.

     

    1. RISK MANAGEMENT

    Effective business finance professionals understand the role risk plays in determining the cost of insurance and in customer relations. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Define risk and the types of risks faced by businesses.
    2. Examine the relationship between risk and probability.
    3. Describe the primary methods for managing risks.
    4. Identify important insurance terms and concepts.
    5. Describe the key parts of an insurance policy, e.g. declarations, insuring agreement, definitions, conditions, and miscellaneous page.
    6. Describe common types of business insurance, e.g. property, liability, and business income.
    7. Describe important personnel risks and how they are insured, e.g. workers’ compensation, unemployment, healthcare, and disability.
    8. Describe important responsibilities of companies in protecting business and customer information.
    9. Identify specific risks to customer information privacy and security.

     

    1. DATA PROTECTION

    Effective business finance professionals understand the importance of information, common methods for stealing information, as well as, methods used to protect it. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Describe common ways ID theft happens (e.g. dumpster diving, skimming, phishing, changing addresses, stealing, computer hacking).
    2. Describe ways to deter identity theft by safeguarding information (e.g. shredding financial documents, protecting Social Security number, not giving out personal information, using secure networks for on-line balances, and not using obvious passwords).
    3. Describe ways to detect suspicious activity by routinely monitoring accounts (e.g. reviewing credit reports, on-line balances, and monthly statements.)
    4. Describe ways to defend against ID theft as soon as theft is suspected (e.g., placing fraud alerts on credit reports, closing accounts, filing police reports, and reporting to the Federal Trade Commission).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE

    Effective business finance professionals demonstrate an awareness of working within a global environment and its impact on a business’s financial performance. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Describe common international business activities.
    2. Identify methods for encouraging and measuring foreign trade.
    3. Describe factors that affect economic development.
    4. Explain how countries influence foreign exchange values.
    5. Describe global markets for selling financial securities.
    6. Explain other types of international financial markets.
    7. Identify several types of international financial activities.

     

    1. PROFESSIONALISM

    Effective business finance professionals demonstrate professionalism at all times in the business workplace. They will use this knowledge as needed in their role. The following accountability criteria are considered essential for students in the Finance program of study.

     

    1. Evaluate career opportunities.
    2. Identify sources of employment opportunities.
    3. Identify appropriate dress and grooming for the workplace.
    4. Develop an electronic portfolio for career opportunities.
    5. Compose a resume.
    6. Compose a letter of application.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Grades and Grading Scale

     

    90   –   100      A

    80   –     89      B

    70   –     79      C

    60   –     69      D

    Below 60         F

     

    Grading Criteria

     

    25 %                Projects                                               Major Class Projects and Reports

     

    20%             Class Daily Assignments                       Daily Assignments/Classwork

     

    10%                 Quizzes                                               Quiz – Small Test

     

    25%                 Major Tests                                         Chapter Tests and Unit Tests

     

    20%                 Workplace Readiness            Participation and Professional Behavior

     

    100%               Total

     

    Final Grades

     

    Final Exams = 20% of final grade

     

    (1st Semester + 2nd semester) / 2 * final exam = Final Grade

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Parental Communication

     

    A course syllabus is sent home at the beginning of the school year explaining the classroom management plan and grading criteria.  The syllabus should be signed or electronic notification given that the parent has received the information.

     

    Parents are requested to leave their e-mail addresses and when unable to reach a parent by phone email is used in conjunction with a written letter.

     

    Class DoJo is used to record student in class behavior. Parents will be asked to connect to Class DoJo to be able to see their student’s positive and negative behaviors. 

     

    Report cards or interim reports are sent home every term to parents.

     

    Parents are called on an individual basis when appropriate.  Extraordinary class performance, recognized improvement, excessive absences, inappropriate behavior, drastic change in performance, failure to perform, and excellent performance are reasons that calls may be made.

     

    Parent conferences are held on an individual basis and may be requested by the parent or instructor.

     

    Students’ work is visible online students will also save assignments in their student accounts. Parents may view their student’s work by having their student log in to their accounts.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Taylor’s P.R.I.D.E Procedures

     

     

    Entering the classroom:

                Enter Class with Electronics (Powered Off) and Food invisible.

                Find and take your assigned seat. 

    Place backpacks away under your table or chair.

                Check for assignments.  

                Open Blackboard for previous or new assignments.

     

    Tardiness:

                Be in your seat before the bell rings. Go to tardy station if door is closed.

               

    Announcements:

                Remain quiet throughout any announcements are broadcast.

     

    Coming to Attention:

    Come to attention immediately when requested; stop what you are doing, be quiet, still, and place your focus on Mr. Taylor.

     

    Absentees and Missed Assignments:

                Make up work during ILT.

    You are responsible for all worked missed. 

    Assignments are posted on your dailies and check with your elbow partners.

     

    Students Needing Assistance:

                Reading first and paying attention will reduce your need for assistance.

    Raise your hand and wait to be recognized if you need assistance. 

                Be quiet and patient while waiting.

     

    Moving Around the Classroom:

    Raise your hand and receive permission to get out of your seat for any reason other than an emergency.

                Trash, tissue, and pencil sharpener routines should always be followed.

     

    Leaving the Classroom:

                Take care of your needs and wants before class. Class time is academic time.

    You need a lanyard hall pass to walk in the hallways legally. Do not ask during the first 30 minutes of class.

    If there is a medical emergency you may leave.

    If you have not returned after an extended period of time you will be considered cutting. 

    Referral will be sent to an administrator.

     

    Dismissal:

                You may leave class if your area is neat, clean, and your assignments have been properly saved.  Wait to be dismissed verbally or by the call sign.  Do not leave your seats until you are dismissed.

     

    Emergency:  Follow emergency procedures, stay together as a class. The school needs to account for all students in the case of real or practice emergencies.

     

    I have read and reviewed the class Procedures:  Please send email to gtaylor@dorchester2.k2.sc.us to acknowledge or sign below:

     

    __________________________________________Student

     

    _______________________________________Parent/Guardian/Responsible Party

     

     

    Classroom Management Plan

     

    Mr. G. Taylor

     

    Work Place Rules

     

    1. Follow Social Contract
    2. Demonstrate proper respect towards others and your environment
    3. Obey school rules – Follow handbook
    4. Follow classroom and school procedures
    5. Be an Involver

     

    Employee Benefits                            

     

    1. Positive Referral
    2. Cell Phone allowance
    3. Individual and Class Rewards

     

    Employee Reprimands ( Depending on Offense Severity)

     

    1. Warning
    2. Documentation of Offense
    3. ISD - Parent Contact
    4. ISS
    5. Follow Discipline Matrix

     

    Please send email to gtaylor@dorchester2.k2.sc.us to acknowledge or sign below:

     

    Parent Signature______________________________

     

    Parent email_________________________________

     

    Student Signature_____________________________

     

    Student Email________________________________