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ELITE INC.

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS


TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS I (ICT I)
COURSE SYLLABUS
INSTRUCTOR/DIRECTOR: Amaralys Valle, M.Ed. E-Mail: amaralys.valle@ocps.net
WEBSITE: www.msvallefreedom.weebly.com
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COURSE DESCRIPTION
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is an innovative instructional program that prepares
students to effectively use technology in learning, communication, and life.
Students in ICT 1 complete study in interpersonal and self-directional skills; basic technology operation and
technology concepts; social, ethical, and human issues in technology; technology communication tools;
technology resource tools; multimedia presentation applications; word processing applications; and
spreadsheet applications. Course curriculum is built upon 21st Century Skills and the Florida Department of
Education benchmarks.
Please note: This course has a required end of course of exam.

OFFICE CONCEPT

ELITE Inc. (Empowering Leaders Into Todays Excellence) is a lab that simulates a computerized electronic
office. Employees (students) have the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in a real business
office and be treated as employees. The employees work is self-directed (within parameters) and the goal is
to successfully complete each competency/skill.

PHILOSOPHY
ELITE Inc. is preparing employees for employment. It is our desire to enhance and develop the skills
needed to enter todays work force. New concept and skills will be presented and daily training is
needed, especially where high technical computer equipment is involved. Employee accountability
is a requirement, and consistent attendance and dedicated effort are necessary to master these
skills and concepts. Employees will also learn leadership skills/traits and apply those skills in ELITE
Inc.
ELITE Inc. vision of success is to follow the 5 Ps

BE PREPARED
BE PROMPT
BE POLITE
BE PRODUCTIVE
BE POSITIVE
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Empowering Leaders Into Todays Excellence

2016-2017

The contents of this syllabus may be changed at any time at the discretion of the instructor.

SUPPLIES NEEDED
You will need the following supplies:
Binder/Folder with paper
Blue/black Pens
Pencils
Earphones/earbuds
$10 Supply Fee: This helps the school to purchase consumable materials. A cash or check of $10.00
is greatly appreciated! Please make checks payable to: Freedom Middle School. Include students
name and student number on the memo line of your check.

DIGITAL RESOURCES

We will be using Remind and Edmodo throughout the year.


Parents and students should check progress book
https://parentaccess.ocps.net) on a regular basis.
www.msvallefreedom.weebly.com
Google docs
GOALS OF ELITE, INC.

Create opportunities for employees to choose the direction of their business training through
integrated curriculum training.
Allow employees the opportunity to earn industry certification in Microsoft Office.
Employees are expected to assist fellow employees that need assistance to learn the required
concepts.
Before you are allowed to leave the office, your station must be in proper order.
No food or drink will be allowed at your computer at any time.
Cheating is not tolerated! The student will earn a grade of zero and parent/guardian will be
notified.
Absolutely no tampering with any of the equipment or changing of software, desktop,
background, etc. (appropriate disciplinary action will be taken).
ALL SUPPLIES AND SIGNATURE PAGE ARE DUE BY:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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The contents of this syllabus may be changed at any time at the discretion of the instructor.

SALARY (GRADES)
ITEM

$$$

Department Modules/Projects
Department Tests
Professional Development (PD) Modules

Varies
$100 X 2
$50

Students will work toward the attainment of employability competencies in their chosen specialization area
(course). You determine what you will achieve. Students will work at their own pace (within parameters)meaning that they decide what they accomplish on any particular day. There will be little (if any) homework
for this course. Work must be completed in the ELITE Inc. Office.
Department modules are usually completed within one week. The module directions and reviews will be
available as needed. Exceptions will only be made for extended excused absences.
You must turn in QUALITY work! Therefore, modules not completed correctly may be returned to you for a
redo with $$$ deducted. Turn in your best work every week! All modules build upon each other, so you
must successfully complete each module and test.

Modules:

Modules will be comprised of learning and application.

Tests:

Most units will have corresponding test(s). Employees may take a quiz/test up to three times;
however, you must score above 80% to receive credit for the test or the highest score will be taken.

Professional Development (PD):

Professional Development Modules are designed to help you be a

better business professional.

Remember, being successful is not only completing your modules


It is also about becoming a successful business professional.
Thus, this is a Business Course and students are expected to perform and behave accordingly!
Your success is everyone's goal!

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The contents of this syllabus may be changed at any time at the discretion of the instructor.

OFFICE PROCEDURES
DAILY PROCEDURES

UPON ARRIVING TO WORK

A Professional Atmosphere is
Accomplished Through
Professional Employees
This is what your day will look like in Company:
1. Sign in at the designated area for your
attendance each day. You may only sign
in for yourself, and you must do so before
the bell rings. You are also not permitted
to clock in and leave the office and then
return after the bell and expect to be on
time.

Be prepared for deadlines and have all


materials ready that you may need. This
includes your passes, notebook, and
writing utensil.

Be prepared for any kind of work day at


company, which can be very
unpredictable. You may have a lastminute guest speaker, a pop quiz, special
event, special assignment, or a visitor. Be
sure to deal with whatever may come
your way professionally and maturely.

EMERGENCIES

2. You will keep all of your important


information about Company in your
notebook. You will need it every day.

Time is of the essence. You should not leave work


unless it is an absolute emergency. Employees are
only permitted to leave the office if they have a
signed planner from the director.

3. Log on to your computer and check your


workstation to make sure nothing is
missing or damaged. Report any problems
to your Director immediately. Prepare
your workstation for a productive day and
place all book bag and purses IN THE
DESIGNATED AREA.

Be sure to bring your planner to the office each


day. Without it you cannot leave Company.

Remember:
The director does not have to be
present to tell you to begin
working.

4. Start to Work! Be at your assigned


workstation as soon as possible and begin
working on your modules or projects.

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OFFICE ETHICS

PLAGIARISM
Plagiarism is taking someone elses ideas, words,
or images and submitting them as your own work.
Plagiarism is cheating.

Respect employees and the director;


therefore, neither profanity nor abusive
language will be tolerated.
Employees are not permitted to use the
office phone unless approved by a
director.
It is not appropriate to play computer or
on-line games during working hours. Any
employee abusing this policy will be
required to sit in the conference area
rather than at the computer station and
parental contact.
It is up to you to use your time each day
to the fullest.
It is very unprofessional to wander
around the office and to sit on your
workstation.

If you turn in any assignment that is not your own


work, by either copying/pasting information from
the Internet or actually turning in someone elses
work, you will be held to the schools discipline
policy on cheating.

ATTENDANCE POLICY
An employee should always be at work (in class)
unless he/she has an extreme illness or a family
emergency. ELITE Inc. is a company, and each
employee has daily responsibilities which make
attendance important. Appointments and
personal commitments should not be scheduled
during company time. Employees will be
expected to be at work daily in order to keep up
with assignments.

This is an office, you are expected to give your


company and director 110% productivity your
entire shift! If you finish the required work for
your department, you are encouraged to continue
on to the next module as some modules may take
more than one week to complete.

Employees are encouraged to spend alternative


time in the lab to make up for absences and to
keep up with the work if they fall behind. The
employee must make arrangements with the
director, Ms. Valle.
Attendance will be taken from the sign-in book. If
you do not sign in, you WILL be counted as
absent!

The Directors office/area and the items in them


are off limits to all Company employees. Do not
enter these areas unless asked to by the director.

TARDY POLICY
Punctuality as well as attendance is important. It
is imperative, therefore, that employees develop
the habit of arriving to work on time and being
prepared to start work immediately.

FOOD/DRINKS
No food or drink is allowed in the computer area.
You may place your drinks at the counter. Any
food or drink found in the computer area will be
confiscated!

If you are not in the office and signed in before


the tardy bell rings, you will be considered tardy
and appropriate measures will be taken according
to school policy. You can NOT clock in, leave the
office, and return after the bell rings and expect
to be on time.
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2016-2017

The contents of this syllabus may be changed at any time at the discretion of the instructor.

COMPUTER LAB RULES

1. Backpacks/Book bags are not allowed near the workstation


2. Do not destroy or vandalize computer equipment, furniture, or any parts of the room. If it
has been vandalized or destroyed, student will immediately notify the teacher.
3. Do not bring food or drinks
4. Do not use the computer resources for outside class work
5. Do not check your e-mail
6. Do not use inappropriate language, offensive, or inflammatory speech
7. Do not use the computer/network for illegal activities
8. Do not tamper with the system (i.e. screensaver, wallpaper, etc.)
9. Do not attempt to gain authorized access to the OCPS network or to any other computer
system through the Internet or go beyond authorized access. This includes attempting to
log in through another persons files. These actions are illegal, even if only for the
purposes of browsing.
10. Under NO conditions should a student provide passwords to another person. Student will
immediately notify the teacher if a possible security problem has been identified.
11. Any attempt to look or scan for security problems will be construed as illegal attempt to
gain access
12. Obey copyright laws
13. Do not play games
14. Keep your workstation clean (i.e. push your chair in, throw away any trash)
15. Also refer to Computer and Internet Policy
***VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE RULES WILL RESULT IN APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONASK FIRST IF
UNSURE!

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Empowering Leaders Into Todays Excellence

2016-2017

The contents of this syllabus may be changed at any time at the discretion of the instructor.

TURNING IN MODULES
Every student will receive individualize instruction with realistic goals. It is important to keep up with your
work and not fall behind!
Each module has a cover sheet that you will need to open and complete each day you complete a task. This
sheet should be left open on your desktop as you work through the module. It is important that you
carefully read each cover sheet, as the directions may change from each module. This sheet will tell you
what you need to turn in and what needs to be printed.
Once you have completed each step of the module. Double check everything for completeness points will
be deducted for resubmission! Be sure that you have the cover sheet completely filled out; including signing
your name to verify it is your work! Turn your module into your departments inbox.
Any modules that are not correct will be returned to you for correction. Make sure you always turn in your
best work as time that is needed to correct modules is time lost on your current weeks work! THUS, USE
CLASS TIME WISELY.

CLOSING OF THE OFFICE


We may have visitors at any time, and we want the office to be presentable at all times. This is your office;
take pride in how it looks. Always leave your work area cleaner than the way you found it. Clean up your
work area at the end of your shift by removing all papers and scraps from your station and the floor around
you. Put all materials in their proper place. Log out of your computer and push your chair completely under
the station.

Employees must stay at their desk until the bell rings for dismissal.
ADDITIONAL COMPUTER TIME
If you feel you are falling behind or do not understand any new material, speak with your director
immediately. Your Director (Ms. Valle) will arrange after school tutoring for anyone needing
additional help.

PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR
Professional behavior will be expected from all employees at all times. Since a companys
success depends on the ethical behavior of its employees, any unprofessional/unethical behavior
cannot and will not be tolerated. Examples of unwarranted behavior include:
Cheating/Plagiarism Stealing Disrespect toward director and other employees
Inappropriate language Sexual harassment Misuse of technology Misuse of company
resources Wasting company time Any breech of ethical behavior in this company will result in
an employee conference with the director, parental contact, and/or administrative referral.
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2016-2017

The contents of this syllabus may be changed at any time at the discretion of the instructor.

Acknowledgement
Information &Communications Technology
Essentials 1 (ICT 1)
Ms. Valle
We acknowledge that we have read and support Ms. Valle and her ICT 1
course syllabus, Ms. Valles welcome letter, the OCPS Code of Conduct, and
the student information and tardy policy. We will also agree with our
responsibility as a student and as parent(s) with respect to: classroom
procedure & expectations; subject area practice & mastery; and fostering a
positive learning environment at school and at home.

Students name:______________________

Period:_______ Students signature ____________________

Parents/guardians name:_________________________________________________________
Parents/guardians signature _____________________________________________________

Fathers name/Guardian:__________________________________
Work phone #________________________________________ Can I call you at work? ____yes

____no

Cell phone #_________________________________________

Mothers name/Guardian:__________________________________
Work phone #________________________________________ Can I call you at work? ____yes

____no

Cell phone #_________________________________________

Home phone #:____________________________________What is the best time to call you? ___________

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ELITE INCORPORATED
Empowering Leaders Into Todays Excellence

2016-2017

The contents of this syllabus may be changed at any time at the discretion of the instructor.