ACCUPLACER TESTING

Technical English students will sit for the Accuplacer test (Community College admission/placement test) twice a year.  Part of the instruction in the class is designed for Accuplacer prep in Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The R10 Tech English is designed to mix English standards (as outlined by the Common Core) with life applicable reading and writing.  The primary focus (beyond enhancing reading and writing fundamental skills) is the ability to recognize and understand the audience, and how to match style and voice to the various written genres that students will operate in.  Real life relevancy is an important aspect in all of our subject units.  Technical and career writing is a focus within the class.

ACCESSING TECHNICAL ENGLISH

Students taking Technical English typically fall in to one of two categories: credit recovery (students who may need to take two English courses within a school year to meet graduation requirements) or students who require it for scheduling purposes.  All students looking to enroll in Technical English must get a referral from their guidance counselor.

PROFESSIONAL WRITING

– Cover Letter / Letter of Introduction
– Resume construction
– Informational writing (accident reports, evals, etc.)
– Letters of reference
– Persuasive writing
– On-Demand writing

CAREER EXPLORATION

– Research techniques
– Comparing/evaluating career trends
– Identifying career pathways/local resources 

ACCUPLACER  PREPARATION 

– Direct instruction in test-taking strategies
– Direct instruction in Reading 
  Comprehension / Sentence Skills

– Practice exams

CAREER SPEAKING / LISTENING

– Mock Job Interviews
– Self-representation and non-verbal
  communication

– On Demand writing from verbal
   accounts (accident report)

– Active Listening techniques 

FINANCIAL LITERACY

– Financial vocabulary  

SENIOR RESEARCH ESSAY

– Research Techniques 
– MLA citation format

SYNTHESIZING / PRESENTING INFORMATION

– Mini Research Projects with a Presentation/Voice Thread Component

Jason Darling

Jason Darling

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The R10 Tech Building Trades program is designed to introduce students to the skills necessary to succeed in the construction industry.  Students gain practical hands-on work experience both in the R10 Tech Building Trades shop and on job sites in the community. Students from Building Trades may join Skills USA to enhance their leadership skills and compete with students from other schools, both in-state and nationwide. 

Building Trades students learn both carpentry and masonry skills with the inclusion of a four-week unit in masonry.  Together, both areas offer entry level skills and experience for a career in the construction trades or for further education in community college programs.

 PROGRAM STATEMENT

Students that successfully complete two years of Building Trades will have the basic carpentry skills necessary to work successfully in the field of carpentry. With this foundation, they should be able to advance quickly with work experience and professional guidance on the job site.

ACCUPLACER TESTING

Technical English students will sit for the Accuplacer test (Community College admission/placement test) twice a year.  Part of the instruction in the class is designed for Accuplacer prep in Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension.

ACCESSING TECHNICAL ENG.

Students taking Technical English typically fall in to one of two categories: credit recovery (students who may need to take two English courses within a school year to meet graduation requirements) or students who require it for scheduling purposes.  All students looking to enroll in Technical English must get a referral from their guidance counselor.

CURRICULUM CONTENT



PROFESSIONAL WRITING

– Cover Letter / Letter of Introduction
– Resume construction
– Informational writing (accident reports, evals, etc.)
– Letters of reference
– Persuasive writing
– On-Demand writing

CAREER EXPLORATION

– Research techniques
– Comparing/evaluating career trends
– Identifying career pathways/local resources 

ACCUPLACER  PREPARATION 

– Direct instruction in test-taking strategies
– Direct instruction in Reading 
  Comprehension / Sentence Skills

– Practice exams

CAREER SPEAKING / LISTENING

– Mock Job Interviews
– Self-representation and non-verbal
communication

– On Demand writing from verbal
accounts (accident report)

– Active Listening techniques

FINANCIAL LITERACY

– Financial vocabulary 

SENIOR RESEARCH ESSAY

– Research Techniques 
– MLA citation format

SYNTHESIZING / PRESENTING INFORMATION

– Mini Research Projects with a Presentation/Voice Thread Component