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E-mail: fjt5241@gmail.com                             
Phone (323) 356-5241
Teaching Internship with Gateway Cities Partnership Inc, Paramount Ca and Paramount Unified School District 2003

Requirements:

High School Graduation: Huntington Park High School Class 1996
Higher Education: Cypress College General Education
-Spanish I, II, III
-Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office, Keyboard Typing, Microsoft and Novel Servers
-Software and hardware for people with disabilities
-Teaching as a Career

Job Experience:
-Kindergarten to high school teacher assistant LAUSD
-Adult school teacher assistant LAUSD

Bilingual Technology Teacher Assistant from Bell High School "Digital High School" LAUSD

Spane Park

Community Learning Resource Center

 

Objective: Open/Exit Computer Laboratory

 

COMPUTER LICERACY CLASS

Monday, Wednesday and Friday              8:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday                                               10:00am-12:00pm

 

Instructor Working Hours: Francisco Javier Torres

 

Monday        7:00pm - 9:00pm                         Wednesday     7:00pm -9:00pm

Friday           7:00pm - 9:00pm                         Saturday       10:00am -4:00pm

 

Teaching at CLRC is changeling because we provide educational support for K-12 students and adults with an implementation of technology.  The educational background of the population of Paramount, California is made of new comers to the United States and native habitants were different languages are spoken.  The doors of Spane Park CLRC are open to the community adults and minors are welcome.  Any person can use the community resources but the center will give priority to Paramount residents.

 

The requirements for the Computer Literacy Class are open to any person where their educational background will not be use to admit them as a requirement.   The only requirement of the center is to agree to:

 

 Spane Park

Community Learning Resource Center

STUDENT APROPIATED USE OF THECHNOLOGY POLICY

 

The course will provide support to K-12 students, parental technological control, adult basic education, pre-vocational and vocational training in technology.

 

 

The information is presented following PLATO Learning Software Curriculum, Microsoft training for their particular certification, and will follow State Teaching Standards.

 

The emphasis on the COMPUTER LITERACY COURSE is to provide a bilingual (English/Spanish) technological support to the community to enrich the live of each Paramount habitant.

 

 

 

Students (adults and minors) at Spane Park CLRC will take charge of their learning.

The main forms of learning will take place focusing with incidental, guided and planning learning.  Students will learn by following an individual learning contract designed to help them to learn to use computers by doing exercises and practice them. 

 

One way people learn in by solving the many problems they face in their day-to-day living.  Throw the process of solving the computer exercises, the student will learn the needed skills to become independent learners and get the required skills to participate in the economy.  The main thing is how the information affects their personal life, how it relates to their experiences they had, how it relates to a problem they face, how impacts their personal life and family, and how it relates to other information they already know.

 

Attitudes about why are they studying, their ability to study, and self-concept as mature student greatly influence how well they will learn.  As we grow older we learn slowly.  There fore adults become involved with their family and job makes them to have less time to attend school.  Learners need a transition to relieve that end-of-the-day tiredness and to change the pace of their live.  Irregular attendance due to personal needs is another factor to be considered in a regular educational program.  In industries layoffs, overtime and shift changes often account for classes of twelve people one week and three or four the next.  There is still the normal pressure of home responsibilities that can affect attendance, especially when classes are on the learner’s own time.  Barriers (educational prerequisites) in education to participate at Spane Park Community Learning Resource are not taken in consideration.  The attendance to each class will be flexible.  How ever is expected to have present 18 students each day of class.  Equally as important is the healthy peer dependence is the development of autonomy an independent learning strategy that will take learners beyond the classroom.  There fore help them to succeed in with their personal goals and become key participants of the economy in California, United States and the world.

 

Taking in consideration the diverse barriers in language and educational background the curriculum will adopt a bilingual (English/Spanish) approach to provide services to the Paramount Community.  The population can be divided in two groups.  First group are English Native Speakers and the second group are English Learners.  There is a mixture of language competencies and educational backgrounds.  The program will emerge the English Learners to technology in their own native language and help them to learn English as a Second Language.  On the other hand for the English native speakers the course will provide a cross-cultural interaction for English native speakers with other cultures.

 

Language is the communication of meaning and a process of analysis, creative solutions, and then our program will enable the learners to analyze, and create through specific tasks.  Students participating in the program need to be sensitive and respect the needs of other persons.  At this level we are encouraging learners to discover independently how language is used.  The information of the curriculum will be presented taking in consideration the differences in professions, education, and language.  The information will be presented as a description of current state of the art technology and educational materials available to Spane Park CLRC and step by step “how to” programs to teach people how to use computers.  Learners will create materials by following a personalized student contract were  they will creating materials by identifying situations that are most immediate to them and that they will need in their personal life when using technology.

 

Students will be able to have motivation and incentives to communicate with technology and be prepared to use technology in their workplace and enrich their personal life.  The curriculum will start with introduction to computer literacy and will develop the program to pre-certification programs if the right educational materials become accessible for Spane Park CLRC.  Students will follow personalize learning contract to mange their learning on their own pace and materials available at the learning center.  Learning contract objectives will be determined by considering the learner’s performance in each previous assignment as constrains and possibilities within the overall program.    The main objective of the class is to provide technological training for the Paramount Community to impact their life and guide parents to take control of the technology used by their children.  Students will be required to keep a learning journal.  We will have in consideration the student learning contract to consider the objectives of the curriculum are appropriated to develop computer skills needed for the work place, personal life, work place, materials suitable for each level, interest and needs of the learners.

 

The assessment of the program will be conducted by

ü  Learners themselves (self-assessment)

ü  Teachers

ü  Supervisor

 

The evaluation of the program will be conducted by

ü  The learners

ü  Teachers

ü  Sponsors

 

Students will become exposed to the different job careers in technology, will become able to use a computer, gain technological skills to improve their quality of life and help their children using a computer.  We will provide support with mentoring and tutoring using technology.

 

Resource:

Teaching English in the Workplace

M.E. Belfiore and B. Burnaby

 

Study Skills for Adults Returning to School

Jerold W. Apps

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Introduction to Computer Skills

and the Internet


 

 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Our class is scheduled to meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the month of April from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Students are expected to attend a minimum of 9 times out of the total 12 class sessions. All students are encouraged to ask questions and use the open computer lab outside of the scheduled class time.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Introduction to Computer Skills is a hands-on lab which includes introductions to the Windows XP operating environment, Microsoft Office 2003, word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and presentations software.


COURSE OBJECTIVES
After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Give a broad overview of computing with emphasis on general ideas.
  • Identify and discuss major elements of computer hardware (memory, processor, input/output devices) and software (operating system, programming languages, and application software).
  • Briefly describe how information is represented and stored.
  • Use and recognize the general terminology associated with computers.
  • Describe several applications using computers such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and e-mail.
  • Create, manage, and delete individual files, individual folders, and folders of folders.
  • Manage E-mail: read, create, send, reply, print, forward, and delete.
  • Use the Internet and Web: "surf," use and edit a bookmark file, and copy URLs.


Francisco J. Torres

 ____________________________________________________________________

Introduction to Computers Outline

I. Four Basic Operations of a Computer (Hardware)

A. Input

1. Keyboard
2. Mouse

3. Modem

B. Processing

1. CPU

2. Memory/RAM

3. Motherboard

C. Output

1. Monitor
2. Printer

D. Storage & Drives

1. Hard Drive

2. Floppy Disks & Zip Disks
3. CD-ROM & DVD

II. Computer Unit of Measurement
A. Bits and Bytes

III. Computer Software
A. System Software

1. Windows XP

            a. Describe the Operating System

            b. Log-On/ Log-Off of the Computer

2.  Basic Mouse Operations

            (Point, Right/Left Click, Drag, and Scrolling)

3.  Start Menu & Programs

            a. Identify My Computer & My Documents

            b. Open, Minimize, Maximize, Restore and Close

            c. Windows Help & Support

B. Application Software

1. Word Processing (Word)
2. Spreadsheet (Excel)

3. Presentations (PowerPoint)
4. Desktop Publishing (Publisher)

IV. Communications
A. Modem
B. Network/Ethernet
C. Wireless

Student Challenge: 

Complete 10 Learn It Online Exercises

Spane Park

Community Learning Resource Center

 

Objective: Open exit computer laboratory

Bilingual Instructor Working Hours: Francisco Javier Torres

 

Monday                    7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday               7:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday                       7:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday                 10:00am to 4:00pm

 

Provide educational (English/Spanish) support to community by providing a self guided technology course.

Students will follow a learning contract to keep track of their assignments.

 

Class Structure:

 

I)                PLATO

 

II)       Computers Applications

ü  World Wide Web Search (Introduction)

ü  Microsoft XP Office: (Introduction)

ü  Word 2003 (Introduction)

ü  Power Point 2003 (Introduction)

ü  Excel 2003 (Introduction)

ü  Outlook 2003 (Introduction)

ü  Publisher 2003 (Introduction)

 

III)            Multimedia using Windows Office programs

 

IV)           History development of technology (computers)

 

V)             Introduction to computers systems:

ü  Using a computer

ü  Computer Repair Introduction

ü  Computer Networking Introduction

 

                        VI)       Mentoring

 

                        VII)     Tutoring

 

Note: Students will follow the guide lines of Microsoft training for their certification.

Students will develop self guided skills to help them overcome the fear of technology.

Students will be able to have motivation and incentives to communicate with technology and be prepared to use technology in workplace and enrich their personal life.

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