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Module 5: Weld Lessons

5.1 Overview of Weld Lessons

Weld lessons involve actual demonstration and execution of a specific weld. Resources available to you within each weld lesson can include:

  • Instructor Lesson Plan
  • Student Resources
  • Videos

The U/LINC Advantage

  • Like Curriculum Lessons, U/LINC Weld Lessons use a Situation and Interest Approach to teach and motivate students. This goes beyond the technical aspects of welding and explains how each technique will help them advance their careers.
  • Most Weld Lessons also include hi-definition video demonstrations of welding techniques to supplement your hands-on demonstrations.

5.2 Accessing Weld Lessons and Instructor Lesson Plans

 

To find Weld Lessons:
  1. Click the U/LINC Catalog link
  2. Search for Weld Lessons in the Narrow Content By Subject Area column

 

To Launch an Instructor Lesson Plan:

  1. Click the title of the Instructor Lesson Plan you want
  2. Click the Open Link -or- Click the red Add to Learning Plan button, then the red Open button

 

 

U/LINC Tip

Each U/LINC Weld Lesson eliminates the guesswork from demonstrating welding techniques. Everything is in place for you to instruct your students how to practice and perform live welds and assess their work afterward.


5.3 Using an Instructor Lesson Plan to Demonstrate a Weld

Each U/LINC Weld Lesson eliminates the guesswork from demonstrating welding techniques. Everything is in place for you to instruct your students how to practice and perform live welds and assess their work afterward.

The beginning of each Lesson Plan lists:

  • The lesson’s Objective(s)
  • The Materials you will need to teach the lesson (handouts, reference materials and welding lab materials)
  • Terms you will define and use during the lesson
  • Which welds students should have become proficient in before attempting the current weld
  • Ways the techniques in the lesson can be applied in the workplace or outside the welding lab

The pages in the Lesson Plan are arranged in an easy-to-follow “T” format

  • The left column contains tips on how to conduct the lesson, safety recommendations and icons indicating the handouts and supplemental resources you should use at each point of the lesson
  • The right column lists specific content, instructional procedures and key questions you should cover using the tips and resources in the left column

U/LINC Tips

  • The VRTEX® icon indicates points of the lesson where it would be beneficial to use the virtual welder to demonstrate a technique. You do not need a VRTEX® or any other virtual trainer to execute the lesson but it does help students learn the skill more quickly.
  • The WPS icon calls for the review of the Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) sheet, another huge advantage of the U/LINC Curriculum. By becoming familiar with using WPS sheets, which are incorporated into each weld lesson, students will be better prepared for the workplace when they begin their careers.

The end of each Lesson Plan includes:

  • The Weld Inspection Checklist
  • The VRTEX® Lab Work sheet
  • The Welding Lab Work sheet
  • The Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) sheet
  • The Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) instructor’s key

U/LINC Tip

The Weld Inspection Checklist, Welding Lab Work sheet and Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) sheet are also available separately from the Lesson Plan. Click the Student Resources link to access them.


5.4 Launching a Weld Video

 

Most U/LINC Weld Lessons include a hi-def video that provides an additional demonstration resource to supplement VRTEX simulations and live welds.

 

Each video includes:
  • A list of the materials students need to execute the weld
  • A list of the safety gear students should use while welding
  • A full demonstration of the weld with audio instructions and full captioning to comply with state web accessibility laws
To Launch a Video:
  • Hover over the video you want in the list of Weld Lessons
  • Click the Open link -or- Click the video title and click the Open link -or- Click the video title, click the Add to Learning Plan button and click the Open button on the next page

 

 

U/LINC Tip

Adding videos to your Learning Plan lets you launch them directly from your My Learning page.