The purpose of this course is to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals and to provide information regarding careers in the Human Services career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to making career choices, basic employability skills that relate to content extracted from any family and consumer sciences exploratory course including the development of leadership and organization skills within the program.
Florida Standards for English Language Development (ELD)
English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. ELD.K12.SI.1.1
English Language Development (ELD) Standards Special Notes:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf.
For additional information on the development and implementation of the ELD standards, please contact the Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information relevant to this Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is provided at the end of this document.
Special Notes The length of this course is one semester. It may be offered for two semesters when appropriate. When offered for one semester, it is recommended that it be at the exploratory level and more in-depth when offered for two semesters.
After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:
Demonstrate an understanding of the Early Childhood Development and Servicescareer pathway.
Demonstrate an understanding of the Counseling and Mental Health Services career pathway.
Demonstrate an understanding of the Family and Community Services career pathway.
Demonstrate an understanding of the Personal Care Services career pathway.
Demonstrate an understanding of the Consumer Services career pathway.
Apply leadership and communication skills.
Describe how information technology is used in the Human Services career cluster.
Course Title: Introduction to Human Service Careers
Course Number: 8960350
Course Credit: Semester
Beginning with a broad overview of the Human Services career cluster, students are introduced to the terminology, careers, history, required skills, and technologies associated with each pathway in the Human Services career cluster. Additionally, they will be provided with opportunities to acquire and demonstrate beginning leadership skills.
Use a computer to assist in the completion of a project related to the Human Services career cluster.
Describe how information technology is used in the Human Services career cluster – the student will be able to:
Identify information technology (IT) careers in the Human Services career cluster, including the responsibilities, tasks and skills they require.
Relate information technology project management concepts and terms to careers in the Human Services career cluster.
Manage information technology components typically used in professions of the Human Services career cluster.
Identify security-related ethical and legal IT issues faced by professionals in the Human Services career cluster.
Use information technology tools – the student will be able to:
Identify the functions of web browsers, and use them to access the World Wide Web and other computer resources typically used in the Human Services career cluster.
Use e-mail clients to send simple messages and files to other Internet users.
Demonstrate ways to communicate effectively using Internet technology.
Use different types of web search engines effectively to locate information relevant to the Human Services career cluster.
Laboratory investigations that include scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, emerging technologies, tools and equipment, as well as, experimental, quality, and safety procedures are an integral part of this career and technical program/course. Laboratory investigations benefit all students by developing an understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills required to manage, operate, calibrate and troubleshoot equipment/tools used to make observations. Students understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data. Equipment and supplies should be provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students.
The length of this course is one semester.
Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities as identified on the secondary student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 plan or postsecondary student’s accommodations’ plan to meet individual needs and ensure equal access. Accommodations change the way the student is instructed. Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as instructional methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands and schedules, learning environment, assistive technology and special communication systems. Documentation of the accommodations requested and provided should be maintained in a confidential file.
In addition to accommodations, some secondary students with disabilities (students with an IEP served in Exceptional Student Education (ESE)) will need modifications to meet their needs. Modifications change the outcomes or what the student is expected to learn, e.g., modifying the curriculum of a secondary career and technical education course. Note: postsecondary curriculum and regulated secondary programs cannot be modified.
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