Spanish 4A

Course Description:

This is the first semester of a two semester course in Spanish 4. The main objective of the Spanish IV course is to develop students’ interpersonal communication skills in Spanish. The fundamental objective is for the students to achieve a high level of ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In this course students develop a strong command of the Spanish language, with proficiency in integrating language skills and synthesizing written and aural materials, the formal writing process, extensive interpersonal and presentational speaking and writing practice, and aural comprehension skills through quality, authentic, and level-appropriate audio and video recordings. This objective is achieved through highly engaging course content and interactive simulations, which give students ample opportunities throughout the course to integrate reading, writing, and speaking. Students are exposed to literature, historical and current events of Spanish-speaking countries through authentic newspapers and magazines, music, movie, radio and television productions, literary texts, and virtual visits online. Students will also use Spanish to access information and to compare and contrast cultural elements of Spanish-speaking countries with their own. Content and assignments are presented in the target language. Grammar concepts are presented in English also. Students are required to contact their instructor to schedule two live speaking assessments during the course.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Spanish 4A
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Spanish IV
Course Provider : Michigan Virtual
Content Provided By : Florida Virtual School
Online Instructor Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Standards Addressed : National Collegiate Athletic Association, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Alignment Document :
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester, Open Entry / Fixed End
Subject Area : World Language
Course Identifier : Spanish IV
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website :
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost: $0.0

Additional Cost Description: None

Student will...
• Respond to questions using the subjunctive mood and conditional tense as well as vocabulary and culture related to the global challenges
• Orally present information on the global challenges
• Write a formal type of communication related to the global challenges
• Respond to questions using the subjunctive mood and future, and past tenses, including the perfect tenses, as well as vocabulary and culture related to technology and innovation
• Orally present information on technology and innovation
• Use sequencing and transition words when writing modern communication
• Respond to questions using a variety of tenses, words with Latin origin, the pronoun se, embellished adjectives, possessive adjectives and pronouns, nouns formed from verbs as well as vocabulary and culture related to family, community, and love
• Orally present information on family, community, and love

iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses

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
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
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
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
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
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met
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. Partially Met The course is evaluated regularly for effectiveness, but it remains unclear how evaluations results are used to improve the course.
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
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
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
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
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
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
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
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
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 provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Partially Met Instructor may not edit the existing LTI, but may add supplemental content/activities via the Blackboard LMS.
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
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
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
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
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
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
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Partially Met Although assessment methods do not offer much flexibility for the instructor to make changes/edits, the assessments themselves are varied. Students have options in choosing the topic of their course-long final project.
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Partially Met Grading rubrics offer consistency and are easy to understand, but there are not specific grading policies and practices set forth.
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Partially Met Instructors cannot alter content provided by the course vendor, but MVS instructors are permitted to add supplemental materials as needed via the Blackboard LMS.
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
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
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
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

Review Conducted By: Michigan Virtual
Date of Review: 02/16/2017

Módulo 1: Desafíos mundiales

01.00 En el mundo todos somos vecinos

01.01 Es esencial que seas saludable

01.02 Temo que el mundo no se mejore

01.03 Apoyan a fin de que ayuden

01.04 ¿Qué diría la Madre Tierra?

01.05 ¡Escribamos una comunicación formal!

01.06 ¡Conversemos!

01.07 ¿Qué harías si no tuvieras derechos?

01.08 Módulo Examen

01.08 Módulo Examen Parte 2

Módulo 2: Ciencias y tecnología

02.00 La ciencia de hoy es la tecnología de mañana

02.01 ¿Ya lo habías pensado?

02.02 ¿Cómo habrá cambiado el mundo?

02.03 ¡Espero que me des un like!

02.04 Mándame una foto por internet

02.05 ¡Escribamos un blog!

02.06 ¡Conversemos!

02.07 ¡Debatamos!

02.08 Módulo Examen

02.08 Módulo Examen Parte 2

Módulo 3: La familia y la comunidad

03.00 Amar no es solo querer, es comprender

03.01 La amistad y el amor

03.02 Las etapas de la vida: niñez y adolescencia

03.03 La estructura de la familia

03.04 Clases y papeles en la sociedad

03.05 ¡Escribamos una autobiografía!

03.06 ¡Conversemos!

03.07 Costumbres de los principios y finales

03.08 Examen Del Segmento Uno

03.08 Examen Del Segmento Uno Parte 2


Colaboración del segmento uno
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Students can use email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.
School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
22-23 52 46 88.46%
21-22 70 59 84.29%
19-20 54 44 81.48%
18-19 73 61 83.56%
17-18 46 31 67.39% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2017-18 school year.
16-17 5 2 40.0% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2016-17 school year.
Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements:
Students must also have access to YouTube.