28.0301 - Army (JROTC)


Plus Technical Skills

Plus I. LEVEL I - Freshman: Introduction to Leadership, Character Development, Life Skills and Citizenship
  Plus A. Army JROTC - Citizenship in Action
    1. Army JROTC - Making of a Better Citizen
    2. The Past and Purpose of Army JROTC
    3. Moving Up in Army JROTC - Rank and Structure
    4. The Signs of Success
    5. Your Personal Appearance and Uniform
    6. The Stars and Stripes
    7. Proudly We Sing - The National Anthem
    8. American Military Traditions, Customs, and Courtesies
  Plus B. Leadership Theory and Application
    1. Leadership Defined
    2. Leadership Reshuffled
    3. Leadership from the Inside Out
    4. Principles and Leadership
    5. Sexual Harassment/Assault
    6. Steps from the Past
    7. Roles of Leaders and Followers in Drill
    8. Using Your Leadership Skills/Taking Charge
    9. Stationary Movements
    10. Steps and Marching
    11. Squad Drill
  Plus C. Foundations for Success
    1. Self Awareness
    2. Appreciating Diversity through Winning Colors
    3. Personal Growth Plan
    4. Becoming an Active Learner
    5. Brain Structure and Function
    6. Left Brain/Right Brain
    7. Learning Styles and Processing Preferences
    8. Multiple Intelligences
    9. Thinking Maps
    10. Reading for Meaning
    11. Study Habits that Work for You
    12. The Communication Process
    13. Becoming a Better Listener
    14. Communicating in Groups
    15. Causes of Conflict
    16. Conflict Resolution Techniques (Just Two Days)
    17. NEFE Introduction: Setting Financial Goals
    18. Orientation to Service Learning
    19. Plan and Train for Your Exploratory Project
    20. Project Reflection and Integration
Plus II. Level 2 - Sophmore: Leadership, Education and Training - First year/Second semester
  Plus A. Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid
    1. You are what you eat
    2. Nutrition - Nourishing Your Body
    3. The need for First Aid/Your response
    4. The first life saving steps
    5. Controlling Bleeding
    6. Treating for shock and immobilizing fractures
    7. First aid for burns
    8. First Aid for poisons, wounds, and brurises
    9. Heat injuries
    10. Cold weather injuries
    11. Bites, stings, and poisonous hazards
    12. Use and effects of drugs, alcohol, and substances
    13. Critical decisions about substances
  Plus B. Geography and Earth Science
    1. Introduction to Maps
  Plus C. Citizenship in American History and Government
    1. The Preamble
    2. Citizenship Skills
    3. Small Group Meetings
    4. Representative Group Session
    5. Introduction to Chief Justice
    6. Our Natural Rights
    7. Developing Republication Government
    8. British Origins of American Constitutionalism
    9. Colonial Government - Basic Rights and Constitutional Government
    10. State Constitutions
    11. Articles of Confederation 1781
    12. Creating our constitution
    13. Balancing the power
    14. Protection of rights within the Judicial System
    15. Military Justice System
    16. Roles of citizens
    17. New Citizenship and Constitutional Issues
    18. Constitutionalism and other countries
  Plus D. Core Service Learning - Intermediate level
    1. Orientation to service learning
    2. Plan and train for your exploratory project
    3. Project reflection and integration
Plus III. Level 3 - Juniors: Leadership, Education and Training
  Plus A. Citizenship In Action
    1. Basic Command and staff principles
  Plus B. Leadership Theory and Application
    1. Celebrating Differences - Cultural and Individual Diversity
    2. Performance indicators
    3. Negotiating
    4. Decision making and problem solving
    5. Platoon drill
    6. Taking charge - knowing your responsibilities as a leader
  Plus C. Foundations for Success
    1. Becoming a better writer
    2. Creating better speeches
    3. Becoming a better speaker
    4. Managing anger
    5. Conflict resolution and diversity
    6. Finding solutions: mediation
    7. Violence prevention
    8. Career Exploration strategy
    9. Career development portfolio
    10. Military career opportunities
    11. College preparation
    12. Making the right choices
    13. Goals and goal setting
    14. Time Management
    15. Cadet Etiquette Guide
    16. Financial Planning: Your road map
    17. Budgeting: Don't go broke
    18. Savings and investments: Your money at work
  Plus D. Citizenship in American History and Government
    1. Leadership choices, decisions, and consequences
    2. Ethical choices, decisions, and consequences
    3. Global citizenship choices, decisions and consequences
    4. Historical Timeline: choices, decisions and consequences
  Plus E. Core Service Learning - Advanced
    1. Orientation to Service Learning
    2. Plan and Train for Your Exploratory Project
    3. Project reflection and integration
Plus IV. Level 4 - Seniors - Leadership, Education and Training
  Plus A. Citizenship in Action
    1. The Department of Defense
    2. The Active Army
    3. The Army Reserve Components
  Plus B. Leadership Theory and Application
    1. Power bases and influence
    2. Styles of leadership
    3. Management skills
    4. Communication
    5. Motivation
  Plus C. Foundations for Success
    1. Credit: buy now
    2. Insurance: your protection
    3. Preparing to teach
    4. Using and developing lesson plans
    5. Delivering instruction
    6. Using variety in your lesson plan
    7. Thinking maps and graphic organizers
    8. Using feedback in the classroom
  Plus D. Core Service Learning - Mastery
    1. Orientation to service learning
    2. Plan and train for your exploratory project
    3. Project reflection and integration

Plus Pathway Standards

  Plus A. Develop and implement courses to train persons who will perform tasks relating to national security.
    Plus 1. Manage training to enable individuals and groups to perform missions.
        a. Have experience performing missions for which training is to be provided.
        b. Plan and evaluate teaching methods.
        c. Devise means of evaluating student progress.
    Plus 2. Use mission objectives to explain purposes of training.
        a. Prepare units of instruction that recognize mission priorities.
  Plus A. Recognize the appropriate duties, responsibilities, and authority of organization personnel at all levels to facilitate maximum utilization of human resources.
    Plus 1. Apply knowledge of tables of organization and other administrative systems to assign tasks and responsibilities for achievement of maximum effectiveness.
        a. Recognize goals and objectives of organization.
        b. Align personnel assignments with job demands.
        c. Appreciate demands on personnel of tasks and responsibilities assigned.
    Plus 2. Evaluate performance to decide personnel recommendations.
        a. Use evaluation systems and standards of the organization.
    Plus 3. Provide counseling and training/retraining to correct deficiencies affection individual or organizational performance.
        a. Use available counseling and training resources.
  Plus A. Provide leadership necessary to ensure compliance with rules of engagement and other applicable ethical standards.
    Plus 1. As necessary, provide training to ensure that all personnel are familiar with rules of engagement and other applicable ethical standards.
        a. Master rules of engagement.
        b. Master U.S. and international laws, treaties, and conventions applicable to military or other security agency conduct.
        c. Teach training material effectively.
    Plus 2. Foster respect for consideration of ethical issues.
        a. Conduct discussions of ethical issues raised by current events.
    Plus 3. Take necessary action to remove violators from engagement and cause enforcement of disciplinary action as prescribed by law.
        a. Exercise working familiarity with international laws, treaties, and conventions.
        b. Exercise working familiarity with procedures of U.S. and international military, maritime, criminal, and civil law.
        c. Apply laws, rules or standards to appropriate situations.
        d. Recognize actions in violation of laws, rules, and standards.
  Plus A. Collect and analyze information from within and outside the United States to assess opportunities and threats relevant to national security.
    Plus 1. Process intelligence information to brief commanders and recommend priorities for further intelligence activity.
        a. Work within the scope and limits of the assigned mission.
        b. Gain familiarity with the target entities physically, psychologically, culturally, and militarily.
        c. Define the specific goals and intentions of foreign entities relevant to the mission.
        d. Study physical characteristics of areas that could become battlegrounds in time of war.
        e. Study foreign troop and equipment movements.
        f. Direct aerial and satellite observations.
        g. Direct ground and sea surveillance.
        h. Systematically analyze data received.
        i. Prepare intelligence reports, maps, and charts.
    Plus 2. Protect channels of communication to maintain the integrity of intelligence operations.
        a. Test for security leaks.
        b. Intercept foreign military communications.
        c. Coordinate information with other national security agencies.
  Plus A. Translate and analyze signals to discover elements indicative of intent, plans, and operations of potentially hostile governments, groups, or individuals.
    Plus 1. Organize and present evidence to facilitate discovery and interpretation of actions of a potentially hostile nature.
        a. Operate signal intelligence equipment and understand its uses and limitations.
        b. Encrypt and decrypt signals.
        c. Analyze ciphering and telecommunications protocols for hidden information.
        d. Relate signal information to information from other agencies and contexts.
        e. Discern patterns of significance and organize data.
        f. Identify sources of transmissions.
  Plus A. Prepare and coordinate strategies to defend against effects of chemical, biological, or nuclear (CBR) events.
    Plus 1. Utilize information, equipment & tactics to defend self & other persons & resources from effects of CBR events.
        a. Make and implement plans for response to both hostile and unintended events.
        b. Secure equipment and supplies needed for protection against CBR effects.
        c. Access intelligence information to determine appropriate state of plan implementation.
        d. Continually access local and global intelligence, including information about weather and geophysical events.
        e. Maintain communications with other federal agencies and installations and with state and local authorities.

Plus Foundation Standards

  Plus A. Interpret and apply concepts of geography to perform governmental and public administrative functions.
    Plus 1. Use graphic tools and technologies to depict and interpret international, national, state, and local systems.
        a. Use maps and globes to locate places and regions.
        b. Devise maps, globes, and graphs to gather, analyze and report geographic information.
    Plus 2. Analyze and explain information about the human and physical features of places and regions to execute governmental and public administrative functions.
        a. Discuss similarities and differences that emerge among international, national, state, and local communities.
        b. Interpret the importance of cultural symbols in the planning of government and public administration activities.
        c. Predict how geographical considerations impact regional change over time.
        d. Develop plans that integrate the diversity of different international, national, state, & local social & economic environments.
    Plus 3. Interpret geographical influences on requirements for international, national, state, local governments & public administrations.
        a. Interpret the need to exchange goods and services, create population centers, and interact culturally.
        b. Explain the importance of global networks for communications and transportation.
        c. Analyze how changes in technology, transportation, & communication impact social, cultural, economic, & political activity.
        d. Analyze how conflict and cooperation shape government and public administration.
        e. Interpret demographic trends to forecast impacts on government and public administration.
  Plus B. Interpret and apply concepts of governance to assess functions of government and public administration in society.
    Plus 1. Examine concept of authority, tights, and responsibility to evaluate their impact on government & public administration.
        a. Contrast how various societies have governed themselves.
    Plus 2. Evaluate the alignment of institutions of government and public administration with the principles of U.S. and international law to guide policy development.
        a. Evaluate importance of individuals, public opinion, media, political parties, associations, and groups in forming public policy.
        b. Describe the significance of diversity in the American political system.
        c. Recognize tension between constitutional ideals and realities of American political and social life.
    Plus 3. Examine the levels of government and public administration to establish roles and relationship among federal, state, and local governments.
        a. Explain the various forms of state and local governments, agencies, and commissions.
        b. Compare the role of and relationship of federal, state, and local government.
    Plus 4. Analyze U.S. foreign policy to determine its affect on other countries.
        a. Analyze the affects of domestic politics on foreign policy.
        b. Evaluate circumstances in which the United States has politically influenced other nations.
        c. Evaluate circumstances in which other nations have influenced the politics and society of the United States.
        d. Examine the purpose and function of international governmental organizations.
  Plus A. Select appropriate format to facilitate the flow of ideas and information among government, public administration ,the business community, and the general public.
    Plus 1. Use communication techniques to stimulate the exchange of government and public administration ideas and information.
        a. Translate complex government and public administration technical information of issues in language appropriate for the audience.
        b. Explain, justify, or discuss public issues.
        c. Employ presentation techniques to handle difficult interviews and political situations.
        d. Prepare information for the media.
    Plus 2. Accurately document, report, and record information to conform to legal requirements.
        a. Secure additional or clarifying information and documentation.
        b. Choose exact words to precisely describe a situation.
        c. Integrate information about compliance with public standards.
        d. Recommend modifications in practices and advise on corrective action.
        e. Document compliance with due process of law.
  Plus B. Negotiate to achieve the goals of government.
    Plus 1. Develop international, national, state, and local networks to accomplish the governmental goals.
        a. Identify common ground among a range of stakeholders.
        b. Evaluate the diversity of agencies and people in a variety of situations.
        c. Facilitate outcomes that are advantageous to all the parties involved.
        d. Develop alliances with internal and external groups.
  Plus C. Communicate in one or more foreign languages to reduce difficulties of performing government work with citizens whose first language is not English.
    Plus 1. Use Spanish of another language other than English to speak with, write to, and read materials received from persons whose first language is Spanish or another foreign language.
        a. Speak and write Spanish or another foreign language.
        b. Interpret printed and electronic media, audio and visual information in a non-English language.
        c. Translate accurately from Spanish or another foreign language.
        d. Apply the functions and structure of one language to study another language.
  Plus A. Apply democratic principles in the process of governmental and administrative policy making of achieve the public will.
    Plus 1. Employ governmental decision-making processes to achieve desired objectives.
        a. Visibly support policies, programs, and ideals.
        b. Work with elected officials, interest groups, and the public.
        c. Generate consensus among and within diverse groups.
        d. Assess programs, organizations, and activities to effectively engage the political and institutional environment.
        e. Recognize crossover relationships and multiple causes of issues.
        f. Assist with analysis and drafting or refinement of regulations, policies, procedures, and/or processes.
        g. Assist with analysis and drafting or refinement of legislative measures.
        h. Plan for anticipated consequences of policy decisions.
  Plus A. Exploit technologies to achieve common objectives of government and public administration.
    Plus 1. Access appropriate information technologies to accomplish tasks in government and public administration.
        a. Integrate technologies suitable for the application.
        b. Analyze issues using most appropriate information technology.
        c. Innovate to create new knowledge.
  Plus A. Analyze the systemic relationships of government and public administration agencies to achieve strategic objectives.
    Plus 1. Assess the interrelated nature of complex international, national, state, and local governmental and public administrative systems to serve the public interest.
        a. Compare organizational similarities.
        b. Contrast differences.
        c. Delineate intergovernmental and private contractor relationships.
        d. Educate the public about government systems and their functions.
  Plus A. Implement plan and policies to respond to health, safety and environmental needs.
    Plus 1. Carry out policy to ensure public well being and environmental protection.
        a. Evaluate the roles of organizations that impact the well being of the public and the environment.
        b. Form partnerships that ensure the best utilization of resources.
        c. Implement programs to protect the public and the environment.
        d. Ensure compliance.
  Plus B. Evaluate environments to identify hazards and determine abatement strategies.
    Plus 1. Establish safety standards and practices to ensure public safety.
        a. Evaluate safety hazards in the environment.
        a. Act as a catalyst for innovation in government or public administration.
        b. Formulate abatement actions.
        b. Involve stakeholders in the development of the vision.
        c. Identify key policies and economic, political and social trends.
        d. Interpret the affects of economic, political, and social trends on agency goals.
        e. Formulate effective strategies for reaching the goals of the organization.
    Plus 2. Coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security & other security agencies to implement homeland security.
        a. Support partnerships with international, national, state and local governments, the private sector, and citizens to share responsibility for homeland security.
        a. Recognize stakeholder interests.
        b. Comply with federal preparedness standards and directives.
        b. Maintain focus under adverse conditions.
        c. Plan effective responses to political challenges.
  Plus A. Lead a government or public administration agency to develop an organizational vision and strategic plan.
    Plus 1. Incorporate the vision and strategic plan into the activities or the agency.
        a. Act as a catalyst for innovation in government or public administration.
        b. Involve stakeholders in the development of the vision.
        c. Identify key policies and economic, political and social trends.
        d. Interpret the affects of economic, political, and social trends on agency goals.
        e. Formulate effective strategies for reaching the goals of the organization.
    Plus 2. Formulate strategies to manage the interests of various stakeholders.
        a. Recognize stakeholder interests.
        b. Maintain focus under adverse conditions.
        c. Plan effective responses to political challenges.
  Plus B. Exercise leadership to create a culture that fosters mutual trust and confidence.
    Plus 1. Exercise leadership to create a culture that fosters mutual trust and confidence.
        a. Foster a sense of organizational responsibility and commitment to public service.
        b. Develop staff talents.
        c. Encourage collegial involvement in decision making.
        d. Plan strategies to minimize conflict.
        e. Coach staff in conflict resolution.
    Plus 2. Organize team-building experiences to develop leadership in others.
        a. Foster team identity.
        b. Coach team to work together to achieve the goals of the agency.
        c. Facilitate cooperation between teams and the public.
  Plus A. Adapt a standard of practices sufficient to meet legal and ethical requirements and meet the public's expectations for government and public administration.
    Plus 1. Comply with directives to ensure protection of confidential information while carrying out duties as a government of public administration employee.
        a. Practice confidentiality in accordance with legal requirements relating to privacy.
        b. Practice responsible public disclosure.
        c. Provide appropriate information to regulators and to the public as required by law.
        d. Retain records in compliance with government regulations.
        e. Comply with open meeting laws.
    Plus 2. Follow regulations to ensure governmental actions are free from conflict of interest or the appearance of conflict of interest.
        a. Analyze situations for any appearance of conflict of interest.
        b. Choose behaviors that do not use a position in government or public administration for direct or indirect personal benefit.
        c. Disclose all interests or activities that night create or appear to create a conflict of interest.
    Plus 3. Exercise ethical conduct to comply with the letter and the spirit of add laws and regulations affecting government and public administration agencies.
        a. Practice compliance with laws and regulations affecting government and public administration.
        b. Modify practices to ensure compliance with changes in laws and regulations.
        c. Consult with an authority when in doubt about the application or interpretation of any legal requirement.
  Plus A. Develop a career plan to obtain employment and advance in government and public administration.
    Plus 1. Pursue appropriate opportunities to prepare for employment and advancement opportunities in government and public administration.
        a. Apply for opportunities to complete an internship in government or public administration.
        b. Seek occupational experiences that prepare one for employment in government and public administration.
        c. Prepare a plan that will enhance lifelong learning opportunities for continued advancement.
  Plus A. Use geographic information technology to perform duties of government and public administration.
    Plus 1. Operate geographic information systems to enhance analysis.
        a. Interpret data from global positioning systems.
        b. Perform mapping and graphic functions.
        c. Analyze routes, distances, and travel times between locations.
        d. Plan and execute travel from place to place using geographic information.
  Plus A. Administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner that instills public trust.
    Plus 1. Apply accepted principles of financial management to administer budgets and programs.
        a. Prepare, justify and administer budgets.
        b. Integrate cost-benefit analyses to set priorities.
        c. Monitor expenditures in support of programs and policies.
        d. Incorporate cost-effective approaches.
    Plus 2. Manage human resources to achieve goals.
        a. Assess current and future staffing needs based on goals and objectives.
        b. Select and manage a multi-cultural workforce.

Plus Career & Employability Standards

  Plus A. Reading, English & Language Arts
    1. Read a technical manual and write a clear & logical report explaining the information using standard business English.
    2. Give a verbal report on reading from a technical manual.
    Plus 3. Read a case study and identify the details about the situation, define technical terms, jargon, or words with multiple meanings based on context, and summarize the conclusion.
        a. Relate the results of study to a similar situation in a verbal or writen report.
    4. Take a verbal and written position on a topic and use correct grammar to defend it.
  Plus B. Mathematics
    Plus 1. Approach practical and workplace problems using a variety of mathematical techniques.
        a. Problems include making conversions between the metric system and non-English systems of measurement, mixed units (such as hours and minutes), and can require serveral steps to finding a solution.
    2. Research how math is used in the workplace and make a presentation detailing the process.
  Plus C. Listening & Presentation Skills
    1. Use correct grammar to communicate verbally.
    2. Listen to a presentation and record important information. Report back identifying central themes and use key points to explain how the message applies to a similar situation.
  Plus D. Technology
    1. Apply technology to workplace or career situation. Include research and a written paper.
  Plus A. Career Planning
    1. Organize career information and labor market trends from a variety of sources.
    2. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of working for self, others, being an employee of a large or small organization.
    3. Analyze information & preferences from work-based opportunity.
    4. Interpret information from a variety of career assessments to identify career interests and abilities.
    5. Apply a decision-making model and use career assessment information to choose a career pathway.
    6. Annually review EDP and include plan for continuing education.
  Plus A. Developing and Presenting information
    1. Gather, interpret, analyze, and refine data.
    2. Analyze and synthesize information and data from multiple sources.
    3. Plan and transform ideas and requirements into a concept, service, or product.
    4. Assess the quality of the concept, service, or product using a predetermined standard.
    5. Develop a plan to market a new product, service, or concept which includes identifying of customers, a graphic presentation, product requirements, and costs.
    6. Practice and demonstrate presentation skills using a variety of media and interpretive data.
  Plus A. Problem Solving
    1. Apply a problem solving model to a workplace situation that involves setting goals, implementing and evaluating results.
    2. Identify typical problems that occur in a workplace and use a problem solving model to devise solutions, compare alternatives to past solutions, and predict their success.
  Plus A. Responsibility
    1. Demonstrate regular attendance, promptness, and staying with a task until satisfactory completion.
    2. Complete assignments with minimum supervision and meet deadlines.
    3. Use mistakes as learning opportunities; demonstrate persistence and adaptability to change.
    4. Initiate projects and extra activities for personal satisfaction.
  Plus B. Self-Management
    1. Monitor & evaluate accurately one's progress towards a goal or completion of a project.
    2. Demonstrate health and safety practices and drug-free behavior in school & workplace setting.
    3. Obtain a driver license and demonstrate driving skills and safety and/or use public transportation.
    4. Prioritize and accomplish tasks independently.
    5. Use appropriate personal expression and relate to school and work settings.
  Plus C. Ethical Behavior
    1. Demonstrate ethical behavior in school, work, and community situations.
    2. Describe employer-employee rights and responsibilities.
    3. Demonstrate appropriate behaviors necessary to maintaining employment.
    4. Demonstrate positive personal qualities as a group leader.
  Plus D. Respect for Self and Others
    1. View accomplishments or failures of self and others accurately and in a positive manner.
    2. Understand how to make improvements and ask for help from adults as needed.
    3. Offer encouragement and ideas to others as they work toward attaining their goals.
    4. Provide for customer needs and expectations in a helpful and courteous manner.
    5. Respect other points of view.
    6. Demonstrate customer service skills in an appropriate setting by listening, suggesting solutions, and communicating the issues at hand.
  Plus A. Time
    1. Determine goals and develop an action plan to accomplish them within a given time frame.
    2. Read time charts and work schedules and perform tasks within time constraints of school or the workplace.
    3. Prioritize tasks and revise schedules as needed.
  Plus B. Money
    1. Estimate costs and prepare a detailed budget for a school-based or work-based project.
    2. Report the costs of various components of a budget and adjust budget items as needed.
    3. Understand compensation practices and financial management and explain how financial resources can be used effectively and efficiently.
  Plus C. Materials
    1. Utilize materials, tools, and processes to complete a task related to a career selection.
    2. Compile a list of materials and supplies needed in advance of an assignment.
    3. Acquire resources in a timely fashion and take responsibility for their care.
    4. Identify and prepare tools, equipment, space, and facilities appropriate for a task.
    5. Work within constraints of safety precautions and available resources.
  Plus D. Human Resources
    1. Learn cooperation and leadership in a team at school or in a workplace setting.
    2. Organize and communicate with members of a team using varied methods of communications.
    3. Recognize the individual roles of team members, delegate tasks, and give feedback on performance.
    4. Acknowledge and utilize the skills, abilities, and input of all member of a team.
  Plus A. Group Participation
    1. Exhibit teamwork skills including trust and loyalty to group, and demonstrate connectedness to group members, values, and culture.
    2. Take personal responsibility for influencing and accomplishing group goals.
    3. Demonstrate understanding of how effective teams operate within organization and diverse settings.
    4. Solve a career/work-related problem as a member of a team.
  Plus B. Conflict Resolution
    1. Demonstrate leadership by listening to others and asking appropriate questions to clarify a problem or issue.
    2. Summarize a problem clearly and in appropriate detail.
    3. Suggest constructive alternatives with confidence that will help resolve a conflict.
    4. Compromise and/or build consensus within a group and summarize the decision of the group while maintaining respect for minority viewpoints.
    5. Participate in the implementation of a group's decision and evaluate the results.
    6. Show sensitivity to others' thoughts and opinions and relate them to the resolution process.
  Plus C. Diversity
    1. Understand and respect the concerns of members of cultural, gender, age, and ability groups.
    2. Be respectful of a variety of differences of people in a work/school setting.
    3. Demonstrate ability to work with others with different backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.
  Plus D. Leadership
    1. Demonstrate leadership ability in a work or school setting.
    2. Recognize and take advantage of leadership opportunities that give direction to other team members, or that encourage other members to complete tasks.
  Plus A. Negotiation Skills
    1. Using correct terminology, clarify the problem or issue to be negotiated.
    2. Identify, organize, and define ideas from various sources to logically support a position and use these ideas in debate.
    3. Demonstrate objectivity in assessing other viewpoints by considering all sides of an issue, using past experience, data and logical analysis, and showing respectful behavior towards others.
    4. Responsibly challenge existing policies and procedures and identify new solutions or policy changes.
  Plus A. Understanding Systems and Using Technology
    1. Identify trends and how they affect changes within a system.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of business systems.
    3. Compare management systems and consider how employees function and adapt to change within them.
    4. Describe the technical systems related to a career interest area.
    5. Diagnose and make necessary corrections or improvements to a technical system in a business, industry, or simulated work place setting.
    6. Describe how changes in technology have impacted business and industry, identify current trends, and recommend how a technical system might be improved.
    7. Demonstrate the use of equipment and machines to solve practical or work-based problems.
    8. Demonstrate effective use of a variety of on-line technological resources.
    9. Determine what kind of application is needed for a given task and use effectively.
    10. Use technologies as tools for communication of technical or work-related information.
    11. Use technology effectively in solving problems in an area of career interest.
    12. Understand and demonstrate basic computer hardware and software installation and maintaining efficient machines.
    13. Demonstrate ability to adapt to different software applications, comparing and contrasting specfic functions and applying them to different projects.
  Plus A. Employability Skills
    1. Continue the EDP process which includes an annual review with student and counselor and notification of parents.
    2. Participate in work-based opportunities such as job-shadowing, mentorships, work experiences, etc.
    3. Show ability to market oneself by preparing for and completing an interview process.
    4. Accurately complete records/documents to support job applications (inquiry letters, resume, references, evaluations, follow-up letters).
    5. Use a portfolio, resume, record of attendance, certificates, and/or transcript as self-marketing tools to demonstrate interest and competence.
    6. Apply career and labor market information to seek and obtain employment and/or pursue educational goals.
    7. Research availability of educational programs, financial requirements, and resource and complete an application process as appropriate for career goals.
    8. Understand the need for lifelong learning in a rapidly changing job market.
    1. Discuss emerging technology resources (e.g., podcasting, webcasting, compressed video delivery, online file sharing, graphing calculators, global positioning software)
    2. Identify the capabilities and limitations of emerging communication resources.
    3. Understand the importance of both the predictable and unpredictable impacts of technology.
    4. Identify changes in hardware and software systems over time and discuss how these changes might affect the individual personally in his/her role as a lifelong learner.
    5. Understand the purpose, scope, and use of assistive technology.
    6. Understand that access to online learning increases educational and workplace opportunities.
    7. Be provided with the opportunity to learn in a virtual environment as a strategy to build 21st century learning skills.
    8. Understand the relationship between electronic resources, infrastructure, and connectivity.
    9. Routinely apply touch-typing techniques with advanced accuracy, speed, and efficiency.
    10. Assess and solve hardware and software problems by using online help or other user documentation and support.
    11. Identify common graphic, audio, and video file formats (e.g., jpeg, gif, bmp, mpeg, wav)
    12. Demonstrate how to import/export text, graphics, or audio files.
    13. Proofread and edit a document using an application's spelling and grammar checking functions.
    1. Identify legal and ethical issues related to use of information and communication technology.
    2. Analyze current trends in information and communication technology and assess the potential of emerging technologies for ethical and unethical uses.
    3. Discuss possible long-range effects of unethical uses of technology (e.g., virus spreading, file pirating, hacking) on cultures and society.
    4. Discuss the possible consequences and costs of unethical uses of information and computer technology.
    5. Identify ways that individuals can protect their technology systems from unethical or unscrupulous users.
    6. Demonstrate the ethical use of technology as a digital citizen and lifelong learner.
    7. Explain the differences between freeware, shareware, and commercial software.
    8. Adhere to fair use and copyright guidelines.
    9. Create appropriate citations for resources when presenting research findings.
    10. Adhere to the district acceptable use policy as well as state and federal laws.
    11. Explore career opportunities and identify their related technology skill requirements.
    12. Design and implement a personal learning plan that includes technology to support his/her lifelong learning goals.
    1. Complete at least one online credit, or non-credit, course or online learning experience.
    2. Use technology tools for managing and communicating personal information (e.g., finances, contact information, schedules, purchases, correspondence)
    3. Have access to and utilize assistive technology tools.
    4. Apply advanced software features such as an application's built-in thesaurus, templates, and styles to improve the appearance of word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
    5. Identify technology tools (e.g., authoring tools or other hardware and software resources) that could be used to create a group project.
    6. Use an online tutorial and discuss the benefits and disadvantages of this method of learning.
    7. Develop a document or file for inclusion into a web site or web page.
    8. Use a variety of applications to plan, create, and edit a multimedia product (e.g., model, webcast, presentation, publication, or other creative work)
    9. Have the opportunity to participate in real-life experiences associated with technology-related careers.
    1. Identify and describe various telecommunications or online technologies (e.g., desktop conferencing, listservs, blogs, virtual reality)
    2. Use available technologies (e.g., desktop conferencing, e-mail, groupware, instant messaging) to communicate with others on a class assignment or project.
    3. Use a variety of media and formats to design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., presentations, newsletters, web sites) to communicate original ideas to multiple audiences.
    4. Collaborate in content-related projects that integrate a variety of media (e.g., print, audio, video, graphic, simulations, and models) with presentation, word processing. Publishing, database, graphics design, or spreadsheet applications.
    5. Plan and implement a collaborative project using telecommunications tools (e.g., groupware, interactive web sites, videoconferencing)
    1. Compare, evaluate, and select appropriate internet search engines to locate information.
    2. Formulate and use evaluation criteria (authority, accuracy, relevancy, timeliness) for information located on the internet to present research findings.
    3. Determine if online sources are authoritative, valid, reliable, relevant, and comprehensive.
    4. Distinguish between fact, opinion, point of view, and inference.
    5. Evaluate resources for stereotyping, prejudice, and misrepresentation.
    6. Develop a plan to gather information using various research strategies (e.g., interviews, questionnaires, experiments, online surveys)
    1. Use a variety of technology resources (e.g., educational software, simulations, models) for problem solving and independent learning.
    2. Describe the possible integration of two or more information and communication technology tools or resources to collaborate with peers, community members, and field experts.
    3. Formulate a research question or hypothesis, then use appropriate information and communication technology resources to collect relevant information, analyze the findings, and report the results to multiple audiences.