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Syllabi and curriculum developers needed

Help St. James Academy provide students with basic education and income earning vocational skills. Contact us if you can help SJA develop syllabi and teaching resources to help bring spiritually integrated, high quality, locally relevant resources especially to those suffering from poverty and hostilities. These resources will be available to students and/or teachers with internet access for learning in formal and informal settings.

Our goal is to provide syllabi that engage students and empower teachers with resources designed to capture the students’ attention, while respecting curriculum standards, testing requirements, access to technology, and local economic and cultural considerations. Our goal is to bring relevant subject matter and grade level expertise to every subject. Resources that can be quickly translated into increasing earning power are especially important. Teachers access the curriculum from anywhere with an Internet connection and consult online with our curriculum development group. Online exams for each course module will help the teacher validate and monitor each student’s progress.

All administrative activities are done in a highly secure online environment that uses the latest in 128-bit security protocols.

All resources provided must be free of third party copyright infringement and will be adapted by SJA for SJA students and teachers.

Individual Developers or Team Efforts are sought.

Whether you prefer to propose syllabus and curriculum that you are comfortably fluid in, or have a team of educators that can combine their skills and knowledge to propose a strong meaningful curriculum, SJA welcomes your proposals.

All proposals will be evaluated by our Board and responded to. If your proposal is
accepted, you will receive up to a US$1,000.00 recognition award and recognition for your contribution on the SJA web site.

Please contact St James Academy with a short explanation of the recourses you can

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St James Academy Syllabus Guidelines

A syllabus sets the expectations and provides important information for students and Teachers. The syllabus is also a record of the course as presented and is archived by SJA. These guidelines help SJA syllabi to be consistent and comprehensive for the student and teacher. If you have questions, please contact the SJA Administrator or the Chair of the Curriculum Committee.

Three Steps to a SJA approved syllabus

  1. Ask the SJA administrator to create a folder on the server to store all the files associated with your syllabus. While you are working on your syllabus, be sure to save all associated files in this folder.
  2. Develop the Syllabus using the below template as a guide adding text, links, and graphics.
  3. Ask the Administrator or Curriculum Chair to approve the Syllabus and publish it on the SJA website. Make any revisions necessary for final approval.

Minimum Syllabus Template Information

  1. Instructor:
    1. Telephone:
    2. Fax:
    3. E-mail:
    4. Office Address:
    5. Office Hours:
  2. List Study Materials Required:
  3. Minimum Student Educational Prerequisites:
  4. Instruction Type Expected:
    1. Self Study
    2. Classroom
    3. On the Job Training
    4. Laboratory
    5. On the job training
    6. Etc
  5. Students Participation Expectations
    1. Describe expectations for student conduct, class participation, team participation, etc.
    2. Describe expectations regarding attendance, assignments, quizzes and exams, make-up work, extra credit, etc.
    3. State what accommodation may be required for special needs students.
  6. Course Content: What topics, learning experiences and assignments will be required?
  7. Course Schedule: Include dates of class meetings, topic, assignments, and assignment due dates.
    1. Week 1
    2. Week 2
    3. Week 3
    4. etc
  8. Major Teaching Methods: Students may be expected to attend mini-lectures, demonstrations, participate in class discussion, group projects, and lab assignments, and complete reading assignments.
  9. Field Experience: Describe what is required and the learning outcomes and expectations. How many hours? What type of setting?
  10. Technological Competencies: What technology will the candidate learn from or use in this course?
  11. Institutional Methodologies: What methods of instruction will the instructor use to teach this course?
  12. Christian Theology and Social Teaching: How is this to be integrated in this course?
  13. Bibliography: List sources of support materials for the course.
  14. Course Assessments: Upon completion of this course, the student shall:
  15. Total Course Evaluation: How do the pieces fit together for a final grade? Are some things weighted more than others? Is each given a defined number of points?

  16. Grading/Evaluation: Students will be evaluated in the following areas:
    1. Attendance
    2. Exams - Three exams with objecStive and essay items
    3. Course project - grading will be for content, style, grammar, and accuracy.
    4. Grading Scale: What constitutes an A, A- B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, or F?