NEW COURSES

More UCCI courses make Doorways appearance

We’re excited to announce that five new courses from the Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes have been approved and are now hyperlinked and available on UCCI’s Doorways course list. The new courses integrate history and social science (“a”) or English language arts (“b”) content with pathways from the Arts, Media, and Entertainment CTE industry sector, and language other than English (“e”) with pathways from the Health Science and Medical Technology CTE industry sector. 

Without further ado, they are:

Subject: History (“a”)

CTE industry sector/pathway: Arts, Media, & Entertainment/Design, Visual, & Media Arts

In World History by Design students develop the skills necessary for a career in visual media and design, all while coming to a deeper understanding of significant periods and events in world history. Taking major world events such as revolutions, wars and globalization as inspiration for content, students create visual art using the elements and principles of design, and in doing so, develop more nuanced understandings of the events and trends that make up world history. Assignments include creating a digital book of law informed by the examination and analysis of primary source documents, and a layered map of Europe that communicates significant geopolitical changes. This course could be part of an Arts, Media & Entertainment academy in a sequence of history and social science courses.

Communication by Design (Grade 11)

Subject: English (“b”)

CTE industry sector/pathway: Arts, Media, & Entertainment/Design, Visual, & Media Arts

In Communication by Design, students examine all modes of media - written and visual, print and digital - in order to understand the choices artists and authors make while delivering a message in a particular context or for a particular audience. In turn, students begin the practice of making their own artistic choices to deliver messages via multiple forms of media, thus developing skills needed in a digital media career. By the end of the course students have a complete portfolio of work housed on a website of their own design. This course could be part of an Arts, Media & Entertainment academy in a sequence of English courses.

Get Reel: English through your Lens (Grade 10)

Subject: English (“b”)

CTE industry sector/pathway: Arts, Media, & Entertainment/Design, Visual, & Media Arts

In Get Reel, students are challenged to intensively analyze text, including visual media, informational writing and fiction and to develop the skills to produce powerful video messages, oral presentations and written works that critically examine varied ideological and social influences. For the final project, students create a documentary on an influential community member, including writing a written proposal and a production blog. This course could be part of an Arts, Media & Entertainment academy in a sequence of English courses.

Prepàrate a Servir (Level  3)

Subject: Language other than English-Spanish (“e”)

CTE industry sector/pathway: Health Science & Medical Technology/Patient Care

Students in this course develop and refine their Spanish listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a health science context. Prepàrate a Servir gives students a chance to explore a career in patient care as well as develop their Spanish language skills using real-world applications, gaining the skills and knowledge to conduct community health workshops on topics ranging from injury prevention to proper nutrition. This course could be part of a Health Science & Medical Technology academy in a sequence of Spanish courses.

Spanish 4 for Patient Care: ¡Socorro! (Level  4)

Subject: Language other than English-Spanish (“e”)

CTE industry sector/pathway: Health Science & Medical Technology/Patient Care

A flu pandemic scenario provides the context for learning medical terminology and proper procedures for responding to patient needs, Spanish 4 for Patient Care: ¡Socorro! gives students opportunities to advance their Spanish proficiency while exploring health careers and completing assignments such as diagnostic role-plays, the production of a newscast and the creation of a board game. Design to let students advance their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a real-world context, this course could be part of a Health Science & Medical Technology academy in a sequence of Spanish Language courses.


“I've gained more from this institute in regards to curriculum development than any other program I've been associated with in my 12 years of teaching.” 

- Aaron Lemos, Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes


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