Course Information

  • COURSE INFORMATION

    • Professional Communication blends written, oral, and graphic communication in a career-based environment. Careers in the global economy require individuals to be creative and have a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong and solid academic foundation, and a proficiency in professional oral and written communication. Within this context, students will be expected to develop and expand the ability to write, read, edit, speak, listen, apply software applications, manipulate computer graphics, and conduct Internet research.


       
      Supplies: Needed in class every day.
      • Google Classroom & Google Drive Access
      • Earbuds/headphones with a microphone
      • 1 Subject Spiral Notebook OR Notebook paper and a folder/binder to keep papers organized
      • Pens, pencils, highlighters, and markers

       


      Participation:

      Participation and a positive attitude are the keys to success in this class. Students will be required to give individual, team, and group speeches/presentations. Most presentations are summative grades (50% of the quarterly average) so participation in presentations is extremely important. I do keep in mind that public speaking is very difficult for many students, so we begin with simpler topics and guidelines. Students are solely responsible for completing their work on time and being prepared for all presentations.
       

      Make-up Policy:

      Google Classroom access will allow you to complete any missed work. However, it is your responsibility to turn in all make-up work within the allowed time frame (district policy allows two make-up days for each day you were absent). However, if you are present when an assignment, test, project/presentation is announced but absent on the day it is due, then it becomes due on the day you return to class; although, the teacher reserves the right to reschedule presentations or tests if needed. Group projects/presentations will not be postponed if at least half of the group is present on the due date. See student handbook/grading guidelines for further details. Exceptions require prior parent contact.