Panther Partners Syllabus 2020-2021
- Program Overview
○ The Amphi High Panther Partners/Life Skills program focuses on life skills and functional academics that are connected to each individual student’s annual IEP goals and post-secondary goals. Our program provides instruction and opportunities for students to learn social skills, daily living skills, job skills and independent living skills in the classroom and in the community.
○ Our goal is to partner with families in supporting their child to be as independent as possible as they prepare for transitioning out of high school.
- Course Content
○ Life Skills (LS) English
■ Functional reading skills - schedules, menus, current events, recipes, etc.
■ Functional writing skills - emails, shopping lists, personal data, filling out forms, etc.
○ LS Math
■ Dollar Up, menu math, multi-step word problems, time elapsed, money exchange, etc.
○ Work Skills (LS Social Studies)
■ Money management, customer service, following sequential steps, workplace etiquette, health code rules and regulations, working with others, completing work tasks independently and collaboratively, etc.
○ Daily Living (LS Science)
■ Following sequential steps, social skills, working with others, working independently and collaboratively, cooking, measuring, navigating the community, safety skills, appropriate communication, community-based instruction
- General supplies - ready to use by Thurs, Aug 13th.
■ Pink erasers
■ Clorox wipes
■ Hand sanitizer
■ Headphones/ ear buds
■ As we continue learning remotely and creating our lessons we might be asking for additional supplies through an email.
■ ***If you are unable to purchase these supplies please let us know right away.
- Course Policies
○ Online attendance
■ Students need to attend their assigned Zoom class on “A”/blue days where attendance will be taken. On “B”/green days students will be required to answer the “Attendance” question in Google Classroom.
○ Make-up work/late work
■ Students have one week from the “due date” to turn in assignments.
○ Classroom expectations
■ We expect students to be kind, respectful and engaged during class.
■ We expect students to communicate with teachers if problems arise, preventing them to attend Zoom or complete assignments.
○ Zoom Behavior and Participation Expectations
■ During Zoom class students need to have their webcam on and be within the camera frame/view.
■ All classroom rules apply when in a Zoom session. In other words, if you wouldn't do it while in physical class, don't do it while in digital class.
■ It is preferred that students sit in a quiet area with good lighting when participating in a Zoom session.
■ Students need to remain on mute while the teacher and classmates are speaking.
■ All verbal and group chat comments should be related to the class discussion.
■ To be admitted into Zoom class students must be in dress code and ready to learn.
■ Teachers will take attendance at the beginning of the class period; so it is very important to enter the Zoom class on time.
■ Zoom is a privilege that may be taken away if any of the above expectations are not followed.
■ Students should only attend their assigned Zoom group at the appropriate time.
- Grading Policy/Assessment
○ Students receive a pass or fail for all Life Skills classes
○ Progress towards students’ individual IEP goals will be sent out quarterly along with grades.