In an effort to continuously expand the breadth and depth of our curriculum offerings, we have added several brand new semester courses. These new mobile-friendly courses include interactive tutorials, activities, and lessons designed to engage students as they master the materials.
New! Career Technical Education Offering
Plato Courseware’s Career Technical Education Library prepares your students for life, whichever paths they choose. These highly interactive, video rich courses engage learners and give them the opportunity to experience subjects that complement their core curriculum. Give your students more choices with our 32 semesters of CTE electives available by Summer of 2014. The first eight of these courses are now available:
Computer Science 1A
An engaging interdisciplinary course, Computer Science 1A provides a fundamental understanding of computer science principles while emphasizing the practical application of computer science to other areas of learning. It encourages critical thinking while developing specific skills in scripting, program structure, logic and languages, functions, and data sets. The course's 14 lessons and five activities are specifically designed to address the relevant standards prescribed by the Computer Science Teachers Association.
Are any of your students gamers? That's what we thought. In this course, they'll learn the ins and outs of game development to prepare them for a career in the field. Whether it is the history of video games, character development, mobile game design, user interface design, social gaming, or the principles of development design and methodologies, this 20-lesson course covers it all. As you might guess, games are included in the course to enhance the learning experience and help assess student progress. While fun and highly engaging, the course focuses on laying a strong foundation for a career in game development.
Introduction to Accounting
The Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies accounting as one of the best careers for job growth in the next decade. This course empowers high school students with the essential skills they need to understand accounting basics. Lessons include Account Types (assets, liabilities, expenses, etc.), The Accounting Cycle, and Balance Sheet Elements. Engaging and relevant, this course particularly helps both those students with an accounting career orientation, and those in need of an overview of essential accounting principles.
Introduction to Business Administration
As with all Edmentum Career Technical Education courses, Introduction to Business Administration is specifically designed to provide high school students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in high-demand careers. This full semester course includes 15 lessons and five course activities that keep students engaged while online discussions leverage their collective knowledge for the benefit of all learners. The course is both flexible and simple to manage. The wide variety of lessons includes: Entrepreneurship and Management; Organizational Behavior; Fundamentals of Finance; and Quality Management. The course concludes with an end-of-semester assessment.
Introduction to Fashion Design
From Components of Fashion to Haute Couture to Production, this course is focused on the practical aspects of career preparation in the fashion design industry. The 17 lessons in the course provide students with both breadth and depth, as they explore the full gamut of relevant topics in fashion design. Online discussions and course activities require students to develop and apply critical thinking skills while the included games appeal to a variety of learning styles and keep students engaged. Fascinating and practical, Introduction to Fashion design will appeal to, and enrich, many of your students.
Introduction to Marketing
This one-semester course provides a comprehensive overview of marketing principles and practices in today's dynamic digital context. The five course activities are career oriented and encourage the development of critical thinking skills in practical applications. Marketing is a rapidly changing discipline, and this course helps prepare your students for the challenges and excitement of a career in marketing. Lessons include Branding, Segmentation, Advertising Fundamentals, and Online Marketing.
Introduction to Social Media
This cutting-edge course develops social media skills and knowledge that will have a practical and positive impact in helping your high school students succeed in today's economy. Of course they already engage in social media, but this course enhances their skills and knowledge in order to apply them in a practical way in their careers. Online discussions are a critical aspect of creating a collaborative learning environment, while games and other interactions ensure engagement and promote a strong career orientation.
Whether they know it or not, almost all of your students have an interest in web design – but this semester-long course takes them inside the essentials of web design and helps them discover what makes a site truly engaging and interactive. Lessons such as Elements of Design, Effects of Color, and Typography help them understand the elements of effective and dynamic web design. The course covers the basics of HTML, CSS, and how to organize content, and helps to prepare them for a career in web design.
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