Foundations of Green Energy B

Course Description:

Foundations of Green Energy, Semester B is the second part of a two-semester course designed to help you learn about the science, technologies, and careers in the rapidly growing and evolving energy industry, with special emphasis on electrical energy and new and emerging energy technologies. The course is designed to address state standards related to STEM studies in energy. The course content is aligned to the Energy Industry Fundamentals Certificate Program (EIFCP) standards developed by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD).

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Foundations of Green Energy B
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Emerging Technologies
Course Provider : Burr Oak Community School District
Content Provided By : My Virtual Academy
Online Instructor Provided By : My Virtual Academy
Standards Addressed : Common Core State Standards
Academic Terms : Open Entry / Open Exit
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Engineering and Technology
Course Identifier : Emerging Technologies
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://www.myvirtualacademy.com/programs/specialized-programs/specialized-programs-application/
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 800-297-2119

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost: $0.0

Additional Cost Description:

None

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following: • Describe how oil and natural gas are used to produce electric power and different types of fuel and explore careers in fossil-fuel power generation. • Learn about nuclear energy production and careers in this industry. 2 • Describe the process of generating hydroelectricity and explore careers in the hydropower generation industry. • Explain how solar energy is produced and explore careers in this industry. • Explain how wind energy is used to produce electric power and explore wind energy careers. • Explain how electric energy is produced from biomass and biofuels and explore careers in the bioenergy industry. • Describe how geothermal energy is harnessed and explore careers in this field. • Explain how new and emerging trends in energy generation, such as ocean wave energy, algae, clean coal, IGCC, biodegradable materials, waste-to-energy, are used to produce electric power, and explore careers in these fields. • Describe the role of the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration in workplace safety. • Describe how electric power and natural gas distribution systems operate. • Describe established safety procedures and compliance norms in the energy industry and learn how to identify and deal with unsafe work conditions.

iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses

Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met The course includes activities/discussions that involve two-way communication with the instructor.
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met There are a variety of materials to expose students to content (projects, videos, interactive games, tutorials, problems, quizzes, etc.).
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met The coure is organized into Units tht have Tutorials, Mastery Tests, Unit Activities/Discussions and Unit Post Tests. Each unit has an overview of objectives to be mastered by the student in the syllabus.
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met Students can interact with their instructor via phone, email, text, instant message, and/or Zoom video message.
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met MVA policy states that students will communicate with their instructor multiple times during a week to ensure engagement and learning within the course.
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met Students have access to translator, dictionary, reader tools, notebook etc.
Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met Syllabus provided to students upon enrollment with standard alignment.
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met All standards are met by the curriculum.
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met Assignments, discussions, videos, quizzes, etc.
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met Syllabus and course goals are provided to students upon enrollment in course
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met All course goals are explained in the syllabus.
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met Contact information is provided to students, parents, and mentor which includes email and a Zoom telephone number (phone, text, Zoom)to reach the online instructor and course provider.
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met Documents on Academic Integrity and Plagiarisim are within each courses Syllabus for students to view. Course expectations are available to the student with 24/7 access.
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met Privacy policy is uploaded into Edmentum for 24/7 access.
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met Resources are available for students in the software program and teachers can upload notes in individual assignments.
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met Program provides answer keys to all assignments/assessments
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met Student's mastery of content is shown in activities during the tutorials, Mastery Tests on specific skills, the Unit Post Tests, Course Activities/Discussions and on the End of Semester Test (Final Exam).
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met Students are able to see their progress in Edmentum 24/7 through the home dashboard, and through a learner progress report.
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met Students are able to see a learner progress report in Edmentum at any time during the course.
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met Teachers are able to add projects, outside links, etc. to course materials.
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met Courseware is available 24/7.
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met Students are provided with an orientation for every course.
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met All technology requirements for the course are specified in the Syllabus.
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met Copywright and licensing information is linked at the bottom of the screen in Edmentum.
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met Student work is kept confidential within the school database system and courseware.
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met Courses are reviewed and updated by MVA and Edmentum annually.
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met All MVA instructors are licensed in the state of Michigan and are considered "Highly Qualified".
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met Support is available from the course provider as well as the school.
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met All staff attend ongoing professional development sessions throughout the year to remain current with students and families needs.
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met There is an orientation at the beginning of every class in Edmentum.

Review Conducted By: My Virtual Academy
Date of Review: 07/19/2021

Unit 1: Conventional Electric Power Generation Unit 2: Alternative and Emerging Energy Sources Unit 3: Worker Health & Safety and Cybersecurity

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