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Seminar for the Beginning Vocational-Technical Teacher

This course prepares the new vocational technical educator candidate for his/her first teaching assignment. The course will identify the characteristics of an effective teacher as will as provide some of the tools required by first year teachers to be successful. These include techniques for establishing effective classroom routines and procedures, student instruction and assessment, and for maintaining a positive classroom/laboratory climate that conveys high expectations. In addition, students learn to identify the elements of a course/program curriculum and learn how to develop a lesson plan, assign and grade homework and collaborate with colleagues to improve instruction, assessment and student achievement.

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