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Article 5. Community Classrooms. Definition.   

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(a) "Community Classroom" is an instructional methodology which utilizes unpaid on-the-job training experiences at business, industry, and public agency sites to assist students in acquiring those competencies (skills, knowledges, and attitudes) necessary to acquire entry-level employment. The intent of the community classroom methodology is to provide additional resources so concurrent, formalized classroom instruction can be extended and the acquisition of salable skills enhanced.

(b) "Competency" means the prescribed performance level for a skill, knowledge, and attitude necessary to accomplish a job task.

(c) "Formal Vocational Instruction" means instruction provided by a qualified teacher, utilizing a lesson plan, to a group of students in a classroom.

(d) "Related Classroom Instruction" means formal vocational instruction which is correlated with unpaid on-the-job training experiences.

(e) "Community Classroom Teacher" is the certificated vocational education instructor, employed by the local educational agency operating a community classroom instructional methodology, who provides the formal vocational classroom instruction, conducts the required visitations to on-the-job training stations, and verifies student acquisition of competencies identified in the training plan.

(f) "Community Classroom Joint Venture Training Agreement" is a written document which describes the conditions and requirements to be met by the local educational agency and management of the community classroom in the utilization of business, industry, and public agency resources for vocational instruction.

(g) "The Management of the Community Classroom" is the owner or designated employee(s), representing the entity offering its resources for vocational instruction, who assists the local educational agency in the operation of community classroom.

(h) "Community Classroom Individualized Training Plan" is a written document which identifies those competencies the student will acquire through vocational classroom instruction and unpaid on-the-job training experiences.

(i) "Concurrent Classroom Instruction" means classroom instruction and unpaid on-the-job training experiences are being conducted together within, the same time frame (quarter, semester, program year, etc.).

(j) "Approved Vocational Education Course/Program" means the State Department of Education has approved the vocational education course/program by either signing a ROC/P Course Approval Application (Form VE-77) or local educational agency Program Inventory (Form VE-30).

(k) "Community Classroom Training Station" is the business/industry or public agency location where the student receives his/her unpaid on-the-job training experiences.

(l) "Methodology" means a technique or procedure used for teaching students skills.

(m) "Supervision/Coordination" are those activities performed by the community classroom teacher, usually outside of the classroom, that include but are not limited to: advisory committee operation, program promotion, recruitment, selection of training stations, training plan development, relating in-school instruction to unpaid on-the-job training, on-the-job student/employer visitations, and evaluation of student progress.

Authority cited:

Education Code 52372

Education Code 52372.1

Reference:

Education Code 52372.1

(Amended by Register 87, No. 50.)