School For Education Mission StatementThe School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.
School For Education Vision StatementThe School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.
Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDS 410 MidSch Directed Tchng w/Seminar
FA 2008 HO
Tuesdays, 11:35-12:15; Thursdays, 11:30-3:30; Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment
Thursdays as indicated below
5:06 - 6:30 PM
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In a safe environment which fosters collaboration, critical thinking, group and individual problem-solving and especially reflection, all students learn to apply newly learned theories and concepts of the subject at hand to the practice of teaching in a practical, efficient way.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Student learning will be assessed by way of successful completion of directed teaching; regular, on-line discussion participation; completion and submission of six assignments which align with Park University’s School for Education Portfolio rubric; seminar attendance; completion of a Teacher Work Sample; and a reflective journal, kept daily during the first two weeks of the semester and weekly thereafter.
Online Discussion:The Online Discussion requirement must be completed on the ED600/602 course website (http://parkonline.org). Its purpose is to provide an additional forum for discussion of course topics and issues you encounter in the classroom, while ensuring mastery of key concepts. To satisfy this requirement, you must post at least one response to a question or topic I will raise every two weeks. You must also respond at least one additional time per two week period. These additional postings may be to a comment I make within the discussion or to a response or posting made by another student or faculty. I will post the topic every other Monday. You will then have that week to post your initial response and the following week for your two additional posts.
Assignments: Each teacher candidate is expected to successfully complete a portfolio that meets the standards of the Portfolio Rubric designed by the Park University School for Education. Throughout the semester you will be responsible for submitting well-written drafts of 6 indicators as specified on the course schedule. These assignments, which make up 30% of your seminar grade, are meant to ensure that you have a nearly-complete if not complete portfolio to submit at the end of the semester.
Attendance: As active participation is a course requirement, attendance is mandatory and worth 30% of your final seminar grade. You will receive a 0 point deduction for your first absence but will receive 10 point deductions for each additional absence. As I do not give excused absences, I recommend you save your absences for emergencies!!
Reflective Journal: Daily journal reflection entries must be made the first two weeks of the semester and weekly for the remainder of it. These reflections may include: observation of and analysis of classroom procedures, environment, and culture; reflection of interactions with students and faculty; evaluation and reflection on school organizations; new ideas and pedagogical or methodological material implemented; reflections on lessons presented, including what went well and what can be improved upon; weekly goals; evidence of growth; etc. This journal is designed to further develop your critical and reflective thinking skills and help assess professional growth in the field. NOTE: Every observed lesson must include a reflection.
Teacher Work Sample: Each of Park’s teacher candidates must complete a Teacher Work Sample during the field experience. This Teacher Work Sample will consist of a unit agreed upon by the cooperating teacher and teacher candidate. The Teacher Work Sample assignment will be discussed in detail on August 28.
Directed Teaching Experience 300 points (75%) of final grade
Interim Evaluation by University Supervisor 60 points
Interim Evaluation by Cooperating Teacher 30 points
Final Evaluation by University Supervisor 150 points
Final Evaluation by Cooperating Teacher 60 points
Seminar 100 points (25%) of final grade
Assignments 6 at 5 points = 30 points
Attendance 30 points
Reflective Journal 10 points*
Online Discussion 20 points
Teacher Work Sample 10 points*
* Although only worth 10 points, the reflective journal and teacher work sample are required elements of the teacher candidate’s portfolio.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
I do not accept late work. Because of the amount of work required for this class, I highly recommend you tackle each assignment as soon as it is assigned or posted, allowing time for any technological “glitches” that might arise. Most assignments will be submitted through email or E-companion, however exceptions for the manner in which you turn in your assignment may be made on occasion if necessary (e.g. If your computer dies, you are more than welcome to submit a paper copy to me – as long as it is received on time).
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Pair and group discussions are a crucial component of our class. In order for these conversations to be as fruitful as possible, you are expected to be respectful of one another, open to your colleagues' ideas and perspectives, and ready to talk about given topics in a professional manner.
· Syllabus/Course Requirements
· Learning Styles
· Teacher Work Samples
Due on 8/29:
· Reflective Journal Daily Entries for 8/21-8/29
· Discussion Thread #1
· Classroom Management
· Behavior systems
· Grading Systems
Due in class on 9/4:
· Assignment #1: Personal Autobiography & Philosophy of Education DRAFT
Portfolio Work Time
Due on 9/12:
· Reflective Journal Daily Entries for 9/1-9/12
· Discussion Thread #2
· Legal Issues, Ethics, and Professionalism
Due on 9/19:
· Reflective Journal Weekly Entry for 9/15-9/19
· Assignment #2: 1.1 (all)
Due on 9/26:
· Reflective Journal Weekly Entry for 9/22-9/26
· Discussion Thread #3
· Resumes, Cover Letters, and Recommendations
Due on 10/3:
· Reflective Journal Weekly Entry for 9/29-10/3
· Assignment #3: 1.2.1 (all)
· Guest Speaker
· Preparing for the Interview
Due on 10/10:
· Reflective Journal Weekly Entry for 10/6-10/10
· Discussion Thread #4
· Guest Speaker - Eileen West
· Certification and Licensure
Due on 10/24:
· Reflective Journal Weekly Entries for 10/13-10/24
· Assignment #4: 1.2.2 (all)
Due on 10/31:
· Reflective Journal Weekly Entry for 10/27-10/31
· Discussion Thread #5
In Class Portfolio Editing
Due in class on 11/6:
· Assignment #5: 1.2.9 (all)
Due on 11/7:
· Reflective Journal Weekly Entry for 11/3-11/7
TWS – In Class Work Time/Editing
· Reflective Journal Weekly Entry for 11/10-11/14
· Discussion Thread #6
Final Paper Work Completion
Semester Wrap up
· Reflective Journal Weekly Entries for 11/17-12/5
· Assignment #6: Choose one from 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.2.7, 1.2.8,1.2.10, 1.2.11
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Also listed above
As active participation is a course requirement, attendance is mandatory and worth 30% of your final seminar grade. You will receive a 0 point deduction for your first absence but will receive 10 point deductions for each additional absence. As I do not give excused absences, I recommend you save your absences for emergencies!!
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .I wish to fully include persons with disabilities in this course. If you have special circumstances that you believe may affect your performance in this course, please meet with me to make necessary accommodations that will enable you to fully participate. I will do my best to maintain complete confidentiality of nay information you share with me.
Last Updated:8/18/2008 10:54:56 AM