Course: Professional Communication
Instructor: Ms. Mayes Ext: 5340
Course length: 18 Week Period
Course Credit: .5 Credit to 1 Credit
Course Type: Required Elective/ CTE Course
Education and Background:
Ms. Mayes is a LHS Alumni. She received her Bachelor of Art degrees in Communication Public Relations and in Advertising from The University of Texas at Arlington. Ms. Mayes has a freelance Graphic Design business and has interned with the Lancaster ISD Communications Department. She has also interned for the Steve Nice Academy as a promotions and public relations assistant. In College, she served as an Advertising Assistant for The Shorthorn Newspaper (A well-known, award winning newspaper in the Tarrant County Area). She is a former member of The Association for Women in Communication (a national organization) and a communication consultant for the local area.
In Professional Communication we will develop effective communication skills necessary for successful participation in professional and social life. We will explore communication processes, group and interpersonal communication in professional and social contexts and make and evaluate formal and informal presentations. Lastly, we will also explore internal and external communications in a business setting.
About Professional Communication
Professional Communications blends written, verbal, and visual communication in a career-based environment. Careers in the global economy require individuals to be creative, have a strong background in computer and technology applications, and a proficiency in professional oral and written communication. Within this context, students are expected to develop and expand the ability to write, read, edit, speak, listen, apply software applications, manipulate computer graphics, and conduct Internet research.
Business and Administrative Communication (Eleventh Addition)
Published by McGraw-Hill Education. Authors: Kitty O. Locker (Ohio State University) and Donna S. Kienzler (Iowa State University). Business and Administrative Communication (Eleventh Addition) (Published in 2015).
Lesikar’s Business Communication; Connecting to the Digital World (Thirteenth addition)
Published by McGraw-Hill Irwin Education. Authors: Kathryn Rentz (University of Cincinnati) and Paula Lentz (University of Wisconsin-EAU Claire). Lesikar’s Business Communication; Connecting to the Digital World (Thirteenth addition) (Published in 2014).
Assignments will be posted and turned in on Edmodo.com. Edmodo.com is similar to Blackboard used by many colleges and universities. Students needing accommodations may keep a folder of written assignments in the classroom.
Quote: "More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person's level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails" -Dean Becker, CEO of Adaptive Learning Systems
1st-6th period: Professional Communication
Lunch Time: D 12:35-1:05 pm
Planning Period: 2:00-2:45 pm
After School Tutoring: 2:45- 3:45 pm