Please note: Courses marked with "[PR]" in the "Cat. No./Title" column have prerequisites or permission requirements that must be met before enrolling; for details, see course description by clicking on the course title.
The fee for on-campus classes is based on a student’s matriculation and residency status. Please select the fee which applies to you when registering. For more information, please see Spring 2015 fees.
|OCCED218 Seminar for the Beginning Vocational-Technical Teacher||M Ferri||Feb 2 - May 18||Wakefield||M||5:00 - 7:30p||3||6746||$750|
Description for OCCED218:
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.
|OCCED219 Managing Student Behavior & Creating a Safe & Healthy Environment||R Galliher||Feb 3 - May 19||Wakefield||Tu||5:00 - 7:30p||3||6748||$750|
Description for OCCED219:
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.
|OCCED220 Teaching Methods for Vocational-Technical Education: Instructional Strategies||Staff||Feb 4 - May 20||Wakefield||W||5:00 - 7:30p||3||6750||$750|
Description for OCCED220:
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.
|OCCED221 Teaching & Assessing the Vocational-Technical Learner||J Lynch||Feb 5 - May 21||Wakefield||Th||5:00 - 7:30p||3||6752||$750|
Description for OCCED221:
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.
|OCCED223 Teaching Methods for Vocational-Technical Education: Teaching Diverse Learners||P Bassett||Feb 2 - May 18||Wakefield||M||5:00 - 7:30p||3||6756||$750|
Description for OCCED223:
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.
|OCCED224 Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in Vocational-Technical Education||J Kiricoples||Feb 4 - May 20||Wakefield||W||5:00 - 7:30p||3||6758||$750|
Description for OCCED224:
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.
|PRFDVL5V23 ELA and Mathematics Frameworks||J Burke||Feb 3 - May 19||Wakefield||Tu||5:00 - 7:30p||3||6762||$800|
Description for PRFDVL5V23:
Vocational Technical instructors will explore the ELA and Mathematics Frameworks as they apply to the vocational/technical curriculum. This course will provide vocational technical teachers with the opportunity to identify connections between the ELA and Mathematics Frameworks and established curriculum. Issues surrounding the use of standards and the accountability of all teachers with regards to Education Reform will be reviewed. This along with the recent changes in chapter 74 regulations regarding certification for vocational technical teachers, requiring vocational technical teachers to be better prepared academically to assess student work. Connections between critical thinking and open-ended questions will be made. Techniques and strategies to engage students in writing and reading comprehension will be modeled and practiced by vocational technical teachers. Teachers will work together to design appropriate open-response questions and rubrics for grading written work to incorporate into their existing lesions using a template, to help students to better prepare for the MCAS. Teachers will be introduced to graphic organizers as tools for student s to use as a test taking strategy.