DESKTOP PUBLISHING COURSE SYLLABUS:
INSTRUCTOR: MR. HOR
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Desktop Publishing course is an introduction to the program Microsoft Publisher and the use in creating custom documents to be able to be edited and printed locally. The course will allow students to navigate the program by designing projects and creating custom documents.
SKILLS TAUGHT: Basic to intermediate skills in the Desktop Publishing program: Microsoft Publisher.
- Students will gain skills and project based experience in the Microsoft Publisher program:
- Students will be able to use a variety of strategies and tools to create Local Publications
- Students will develop awareness and appreciation of how to communicate information through the use of Microsoft Publisher documents.
GRADING: Desktop Publishing is divided into a 50/50 grading system. Half of the course grade is DAILY PARTICIPATION. DAILY PARTICIPATION is defined by how a student uses their class time for projects, Class attendance and lates, Assignment Readiness and Work Ethic. The other half of the course grade is through PROJECTS. On average there are three LESSONS per 5 day school week. These LESSONS are divided into Two end projects for a weekly average of 6 projects per week. Students need to hand in the projects via GOOGLE CLASSROOM to receive credit for work.
CLASS RULES: All school rules are applied to this class. Students will be told what their weekly assignment lessons will be and will be able to work at their own pace. When students enter class, they will either retrieve a textbook/or review lesson instructions online, log in to their assigned computer and continue to work on assignments.
SUPPLIES: While not required, a simple writing utensil is recommended. A class supplied textbook can be provided, but students will be responsible for the retrieval and responsible return of the textbook before and after class work time has begun and completed.
INTERNET USAGE IN CLASS: During class, students will be using the Internet to search material including images from websites. No student will need to use any outside devices, and no student will begin assignment without instructor approval. Any student being caught viewing any objectionable/offensive material will be subject to corrective action and or/removal from the course.
Accommodations and Modifications will be provided in accordance with the individual student’s 504 or Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).
VIRTUAL LEARNING MESSAGE:
Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 school year.
I am Mr. Hor and I will be your instructor for Desktop Publishing. I’m going to go over the basics of how the course will run and how your virtual classroom will run.
- You will have to fill out a daily form for all virtual classroom time. This will be posted every morning and must be filled out during the class time.
- All students will have the same project to be completed during the project time. Any project turned in late will be deducted 10 points per day from the final grade. If you have any issue with the time table of the project, you must email me about why the project will be late. All projects have class time for about two to three weeks to complete and class time participation will end on the Friday of the end of the project time. HOWEVER you can work over that weekend, but the project must be turned in by SUNDAY NIGHT, before the next class on Monday morning.
- All projects must have a completed project turned in through google classroom. No assignment will be accepted through email.
- All new projects will be released on Sunday night to allow you time to read the instructions, and download any needed materials. Some assignments will have demonstration videos displaying new skills. Please make sure you have any questions filled out in the daily form or sent via email.
- The Virtual Classroom time will be used to answer as many questions as possible in the time allotted. Questions will be answered in the order in which I receive them. I will do my best to answer them as quickly as possible.
- Any questions not answered in class session will be addressed during school time, most likely during the next virtual session.
- All projects can be resubmitted ONCE after graded. IF YOU CHOSE TO RESUBMIT, YOU MUST EMAIL ME THAT YOU HAVE RESUBMITTED VIA GOOGLE CLASSROOM.
If you have any questions, or if your parents have any questions about your progress, you can get in touch with me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope this answers most of the questions you may have entering this year. I am looking forward to seeing what you are able to accomplish this year.
I HAVE READ THE FOLLOWING AND I UNDERSTAND WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM ME: