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JROTC Curriculum Luis A. Melendez Sussex Technical High School
JROTC History n United States Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC ) came into effect in 1916 by the National Defense Act. There was a condition that the instructors follow a prescribed course of training and maintain a minimum enrollment of 100 students over the age of 14 years who where citizens. n The JROTC Program has changed, became a citizenship program devoted to the moral, physical and educational and help motivate students. n Recently, and improve curriculum focusing on character building and civic responsibilities. n Cadet enrollment has growth to 273, 000 cadets with 3, 900 professional instructors in the classroom.
JROTC Curriculum Cost n Start up Cost: n Instructor Salaries n Computers/phone/internet n Insurance n Office Materials n Demilitarized Rifles n Curriculum n Instructor Travel n Classroom Equipment n Uniforms n Total $36, 900. 00 $ 3, 800. 00 $ 8, 600. 00 $ 5, 400. 00 $ 1, 000. 00 $ 6, 100. 00 $33, 900. 00 $96, 532. 00
Cost continue n Sustainment Cost: n Instructor Salaries n Computer/phone/internet n Insurance n Office Materials n Demilitarized Rifles n Curriculum n Instructor Travel n Uniforms n Total $124, 696. 00 $ 300. 00 $ 800. 00 $ 2, 000. 00 $ 0 $ 11, 997. 00 $140, 793. 00
n 1. Appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship. n 2. Develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others. n 3. Be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing. n 5. Understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced educations and employment opportunities. 6. Develop mental management abilities. n 7. Become familiar with military history as it relates to America’s culture, and understand the history, purpose, and structure of the military services. n 8. Develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team.
Overview n Curriculum revamped in 2002 n n Previous version n Out dated n Boring, not automated (slides) n Incomplete First rendition n Up to date n Uses attention getters
Overview continue Caters to different methods of learning (writing, audible, hands on etc. ) n Added material / removed topics of lesser importance Previous (First ) Rendition n n n POI (simpler) Different Books LET Levels mixed together Cumbersome
Newest Rendition n Books per LET Level (Less cumbersome) n POI- now serves as book table of contents n DVD now like the new LET Level books
Organizations: JROTC Programs n Wisconsin Instructional Design System, (WIDS), an educational organization, wrote Competencies and linked SCANS and National Standards. n Students-Centered learning techniques form the National Academy if Integrative Learning, Inc. (NAIL) have been incorporated in the lesson and instructor preparation materials. n The lesson format is an accepted standard and was provided by Dr. Steven Dunn, author of Brain Compatible Learning for the Block. Dr. Dunn provided training to curriculum work groups and writers and assisted the in review of the lessons.
Organizations continue n The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) also uses Dr. Dunn’s lesson format, and provides all materials for the High School financial planning Program (HSFPP). n Written Communication for Sergeants, developed by Susan Hughes is an excellent resource for students to learn writing skills and to prepare for the written portion of the SAT’s. n Winning Colors (WC) by Stefan Nielson and Shay Thoelke of Aoen Communications, Inc. , has been used in the school and corporation as a present time behavioral observation indicator that is readily understandable. n The Success Profiler, is integrated in this program of instruction in cooperation with Conover Company. It is designed to measure and improve emotional intelligence.
Programs continue n Unlocking your potential (UYP), a youth motivational program from Edge Learning Institute, Inc. , is incorporated in many lessons and is used as additional elective material n You the people (YTP), has been incorporated into the program and the author has worked with the writers to integrate the process into the lessons. Additional materials are also provided. n Chief Justice, the author worked closely with JROTC to add this active learning program that addresses the judicial branch. n Interactive Night Out 2, produced by Will Interactive, Inc. , is integrated into the Drug Awareness lessons. n Prevention of Sexual Harassment of sexual harassment in a unit. It is available for use by the JROTC cadets at the discretion of the JROTC Instructors.
Programs continue n Lions Quest is a comprehensive, values based, program that focuses on a positive prevention approach and a broad range of life skills that can be consistently taught and reinforced. Lions Quest Service Learning is a teaching strategy that facilitates skills based classes. Conclusion: Good can often be made better: n New perspective-efficient changes n A consorted effort is necessary to use current education philosophy and incorporate state requirements