TIME

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Instructor Information:

Samantha Harrison (AmeriCorps member)

sharrison@northwestleadership.org

 

Program Overview:

The TIME, BRIDGE, and Internship programs were developed as ‘Workplace learning’ courses (also known as Career and Technical Education courses). These courses utilize the unique learning environments found in SOTA’s inclusive school setting, and combine them with opportunities to practice real work experiences. This course uses goal-setting, self-reflection, evidence collection, peer support and a professional work environment to prepare students for life after high school.

Course materials and graded work are as follows:

Daily Attendance

Students will check in each day on their TIMEsheet in the class binder. The TIMEsheet allows students the opportunity to practice and show timeliness, self-reporting, and accountability; important skills in a workplace environment. Students will also report what assignments they will work on each day in order to ensure BRIDGES and staff are best able to assist them.

One-on-One Meetings

Students will meet with the course instructor in order to be assessed on their progress toward SMART Goals, Graduation Portfolio completion, progress in all classes, and use of TIME class. Meetings will typically occur immediately following the release of IPRs.

Goals

Students will be setting goals throughout the semester, particularly in preparation for their Performance Reviews. Goals must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based) and either academically or personally focused. Students are expected to collect evidence, and self-assess their progress toward their goals. Opportunities will be given to perfect the SMART goal-setting process in preparation for Performance Reviews.

Performance Reviews

Students present their growing Graduation Portfolios and SMART Goals twice during the semester. Performance Reviews are an opportunity to for students to share progress, present evidence, and self-assess their progress toward their goals.

Professional/Personal Development Lessons

Students will receive short lessons and assignments based on professional and personal growth. Topics may include, but are not limited to, time-management, stress-management, dependable strengths, and resume building. Lessons are anticipated to take no more than 20 minutes of class time. The frequency of these lessons will not exceed more than four class periods per month.

Expectations:

Be present and on-time every day. If you arrive late, you must check in with me at my desk or you may remain marked as absent. Absences will only be counted as excused if you present an excused absence slip from the office immediately following your return to class.

Be responsible for your assignments. A necessary skill in a professional environment is to stay on top of the tasks that you are responsible for without reminders from your superiors. You will be responsible for remembering due dates on your own. If you forget due dates, check the class website calendar. As the semester progresses, I will give fewer verbal reminders about due dates.

Use this time to be productive. While TIME has its own curriculum, it is also a time for you to stay ahead of your other school work. It is expected that you will spend time in this room completing homework or TIME assignments, studying, or assisting classmates with schoolwork.

Out of respect for other students, monitor your noise volume. While studying with other students is encouraged, please be sure to keep conversations relevant to your work and noise volume low.

 

Grading Breakdown:

Formative scores: 15%                    summative scores: 85%

No Evidence

Beginning

Approaching

Meeting

Exceeding

<60%

60-69%

70-72%

73-79%

80-82%

83-89%

90-92%

93-100%