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  • OCC ED 218  Seminar for the Beginning Vocational-Technical Teacher

    Description:
    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.   More Info

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  • OCC ED 219  Managing Student Behavior & Creating a Safe & Healthy Environment

    Description:
    This course is designed to prepare vocational technical teachers to organize an instructional area that is conducive to high quality learning in a healthy and safe environment. A variety of discipline concepts and strategies will be presented for application in the laboratory, related classroom and cooperative education sites. Current relevant OSHA and child labor law standards will be reviewed and plans for a comprehensive health and safety program will be developed.   More Info

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  • OCC ED 220  Teaching Methods for Vocational-Technical Education: Instructional Strategies

    Description:
    This course provides vocational-technical teachers with a wide variety of researched based teaching methods and instructional strategies. Students in this course learn how to develop a unit of study and how instructional choices made by the vocational-technical educator are influenced by learning styles, motivation, and expectations. Students learn how to integrate vocational-technical and academic content by using a balanced instructional approach.   More Info

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  • OCC ED 221  Teaching & Assessing the Vocational-Technical Learner

    Description:
    This course provides vocational-technical teachers with the knowledge and tools to instruct and assess the technical, academic and employability skills of vocational students. Students in this course will learn to identify, develop, and model appropriate learning activities and assessments for the vastly divergent student population in vocational-technical education.   More Info

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  • OCC ED 222  Developing & Implementing a Standards Based Curriculum in Vocational-Technical Education

    Description:
    This course provides vocational technical educator candidates with the knowledge of the elements of a quality curriculum. Students learn how to develop a vocational technical curriculum and a competency-based student reporting system that incorporates the standards and performance indicators of the Academic and Vocational Technical Curriculum Frameworks. It is one of the courses required to obtain licensure as a vocational technical educator in Massachusetts.   More Info

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  • OCC ED 223  Teaching Methods for Vocational-Technical Education: Teaching Diverse Learners

    Description:
    This course provides vocational technical teachers with an understanding of how learning styles as well as issues of language and disability impact instruction and learning. Vocational technical educator candidates will learn to develop a teaching unit that focuses on readiness assessment, use of learning styles, attention to whole brain teaching, interpersonal skills, knowledge, and skill assessment.   More Info

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  • OCC ED 224  Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in Vocational-Technical Education

    Description:
    This course provides Vocational Technical teachers with an overview of the Federal and State Special Education Laws and Regulations and how they are implemented in schools in Massachusetts. Students learn the elements of the Individual Education Plan (IEP), the roles of special and general educators, how to design curriculum and instruction using the information on the IEP, and how to modify their related classrooms to accommodate students with disabilities.   More Info

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