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Ms. Melissa Witt » HPA Prof Comm - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Periods

HPA Prof Comm - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Periods

WELCOME! I'm looking forward to beginning your journey in understanding and effectively using the tools of communication! This course will focus on the Prof Comm TEKS and beginning argumentation/debate.
 
COURSE SUPPLIES NEEDED
- Writing utensils - pen/pencil, whatever you are comfortable with
- 70-page spiral or composition notebook for notes/journals
- Laptop - charged & ready
- Tissue - each person will have to provide their own tissue as needed, there will not be any available in the classroom. 
COURSE TIMELINE pending (this is subject to change)
 
*This is a one-semester course*

 

Week 1 (3 days) - Introductions - Instructor and students will introduce themselves


Week 2 - Course Overview & Introduction

Monday - Course overview, syllabus, timeline, expectations

Tuesday - Types of Communication

Wednesday - Communication Model

Thursday - Communication Model 

Friday - Communication Model


Week 3 - Communication Theory

Monday - Labor Day, no class

Tuesday - Verbal Communication

Wednesday - Verbal Communication

Thursday - Nonverbal Communication

Friday - Nonverbal Communication 


Week 4 - Communication Theory (cont’d)

Monday - Listening

Tuesday - Listening

Wednesday - Registers of Language

Thursday - Registers of Language

Friday - Comm Theory Assessment


Week 5 - Intrapersonal Communication

Monday - Intrapersonal Communication Notes (defined, Maslow, JoHari)

Tuesday - Intrapersonal Fun Day activities

Wednesday - Intrapersonal Fun Day activities

Thursday - 100 Adjectives Assignment

Friday - 100 Adjectives Assignment


Week 6 - Interpersonal Communication

Monday - Context, Context, Context! 

Tuesday - Journal, reflection, goal-setting

Wednesday - Emotional Bank Account

Thursday - Gratitude

Friday - Gratitude







Week 7 - Research & Interviewing 

Monday - Research & Source Citations in Public Address

Tuesday - Topic Selection & Research

Wednesday - Topic Research & Rough Draft outline

Thursday - Quantitative Research

Friday - Qualitative Research (interviewing)


Week 8 - Public Speaking 

Monday - Student holiday

Tuesday - Research Interview assignment due; 

Wednesday - Informative Outline due

Thursday - Informative Outline edits/revisions

Friday - Final Draft outlines due, speaker order determined


Week 9 - Public Speaking

Monday - Informative Presentations

Tuesday - Informative Presentations

Wednesday - Informative Presentations

Thursday - Notes on Persuasive Speaking

Friday - Congress Overview & Docket distribution


Week 10 - Informative Speeches

Monday - Docket Discussion

Tuesday - Docket Discussion

Wednesday - Sponsorship Selection & Research Assignments

Thursday - Sponsorship Workday

Friday - Sponsorship Workday


Week 11 - Introduction to Persuasion & Congress

Monday - Sponsorship Outlines due; Pro/Con Selections

Tuesday - Pro/Con Research & outlines

Wednesday - Pro/Con Research & outlines

Thursday - Pro/Con Research & outlines

Friday - Pro/Con Research & outlines


Week 12 - Sponsorship Speeches

Monday - Sponsor edits/revisions; Pro/Con outlines due 

Tuesday - Pro/Con edits & revisions

Wednesday - Pro/Con edits & revisions

Thursday - Cross Examination in Congress

Friday - Cross examination question prep


Week 13 - Congress Expectations

Monday - Grades to be taken during Class Congress sessions

Tuesday - Table of Motions 

Wednesday - Setting up Precedence Charts in Sheets

Thursday - Ballots & Flows

Friday - Presiding Officer Cheat Sheet & Sign-up


Week 14 - Thanksgiving Break


Week 15 - Class Congress

Monday - Congress Session 1a - Stop & Go, Witt PO

Tuesday - Congress Session 1b - Witt PO

Wednesday - Congress Session 1c - Open PO

Thursday - Congress Session 1d - Open PO

Friday - Congress debriefing - How’s it going, what’s making sense and what’s not?


Week 16 - Class Congress (cont’d)

Monday - Congress Session 2a - Open PO

Tuesday - Congress Session 2b - Open PO

Wednesday - Congress Session 2c - Open PO

Thursday - Congress Session 2d - Open PO

Friday - Congress Workday - what do you have to have done by next Wednesday/Thursday?


Week 17 - Class Congress

Monday - Congress Session 3a - Stop & Go, Witt PO

Tuesday - Congress Session 3b - Witt PO

Wednesday - Congress Session 3c - Open PO

Thursday - Congress Paperwork due

Friday - Early Release - anything missing may be turned in.