Career Education

Center

These courses are suggested for elementary school students.



Word for Kids

This course is designed to teach children the productivity tools of Microsoft Word at an introductory level.  Each class will be a hands-on computer activity with individualized instruction.  Students will learn to: open, save and  close documents; use alignment buttons; change font face, size and color; create bulleted and numbered paragraphs; set margins and tabs; spell check and print documents.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

PowerPoint for Kids

This course is designed to teach children the productivity tools of Microsoft PowerPoint at an introductory level.  Each class will be a hands-on computer activity with individualized instruction.  Students will learn to: open and close a file and exit PowerPoint saving all changes; create presentations;  insert new slides; switch to slides pane; insert pictures; type in  text boxes; insert  word art; move, copy and delete slides; add transition effects, sound, and slide timings.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes


Excel for Kids

This course is designed to teach children the productivity tools of Microsoft Excel at an introductory level.  Each class will be a hands-on computer activity with individualized instruction.  Students will learn how to: manage a workbook; create a worksheet; move around in a worksheet; enter and edit data in a worksheet; use copy and paste; use the auto sum button; add and delete columns and rows; use formulas.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes


Creative Writing for Kids

This course is designed to teach Creative Writing to young children. The students will have fun creating their own story, creating and describing characters they love, and creating a setting. Students will learn to develop a paragraph, lead to the next paragraph smoothly and write with interest.   Comprehension exercises will be included for evaluating stories.  These exercises concentrate on the student’s understanding of the story.  Many exercises emphasize vocabulary as well.  The exercises include completing sentences, matching words with definitions, labeling, finding words with similar meanings, and multiple-choice questions.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Computer Keyboarding I for Kids

This course is designed to introduce the student to alphabetic, numeric, and selected symbol keys “by touch” using proper techniques.  It also introduces basic formatting and editing techniques.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Computer Keyboarding II for Kids

This course is designed to improve the student's keyboarding skills; to teach the student to format business letters, memorandums, and reports; to prepare the student for writing and formatting research papers. Furthermore, this course teaches students how to apply basic language arts skills via proofreading and revising documents.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes

Computer Keyboarding III for Kids

This course is designed to improve the student's keyboarding skills. Students will learn to key 55 wpm and above with good accuracy.  Students will learn to create two-page unbound reports with references and report documentation, including footnotes and endnotes.  The students will learn to key resumes and cover letters using different formats.                           
Three Two-Hour Instructional Classes        



Scratch

This course is designed to teach scratch using 21st century skills: coding, critical thinking, problem solving.  Students will learn to code with interactive lessons and projects.  Scratch uses code blocks where students learn to build simple games and use animated characters to tell stories.  Students will create interactive stories, games and animations.  They will use configurable blocks to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively as students create their projects.  Students will gain the ability to imagine, create, play, and reflect.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions   

   

Essay Writing for Kids

This course is designed to teach children skills needed to write essays.  Skills studied for developing an essay include finding and limiting a subject, and organizing the essay.  Creating the outline and maintaining paragraph unity and coherence are studied.  Writing the first draft, revising the first draft and preparing the final draft are covered in the class.
Three Two-Hour Instructional Sessions