EDU 105 Career Inquiry in Education
FA 2006 HOA
Maus, William A.
Ed. Spec., Secondary EducationM.A. Ed., Sec. Admin., Middle SchoolB.A., Mathematics
Copley Hall, Rm 211
816-584-6335, leave messages with Mrs. Debra Allegro
August 21 - December 15
8:00 - 9:50 AM
None, required for certification
Ryan, K. and Cooper, J. (2004) Those Who Can, Teach
10th Edition, Boston:Houghton Mifflin Co.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's philosophy is one of active learning based on class activities, discussions, assignments and on-site classroom visits to assist your career search. Students will be expected to discuss orally and in writing their reactions to the readings and visits made to school sites. Students will analyze and reflect through journaling and essays of those experiences as they relate to becoming a teacher. The course will focus on some initial questions about: the history of teaching, the process of teaching, and teaching as a profession.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Six Classroom Observations & Observation Reports: The observations are intended to give the student an overview of the education system. Depending upon the interest of the student (Early Education, Elementary or Secondary), the visits are to be divided into two per level: two elementary, two middle school, and two high school/early education. also, students should select a variety of school districts to visit: urban, rural, and suburban; public and private. Three of these observations are scheduled as class meetings - see syllabus. The remaining three are to be scheduled by the student are are not to interfere with class dates. There will be a written report form signed by the observed teacher and a typed report for each observation. Also included is a final reflective essay.
Autobiography: Each student will write an autobiography to fulfill one requirement for admission to the School for Education. The final copy is no more than two pages typed in 12 pt. font. A rubric will be attached to the informational handout.
Five Chapter Summaries: Although the entire text will be read and discussed, a written summary of five chapters are assigned in the syllabus schedule. The summary will include chapter themes, new terminology and points that will assist one in becoming a more effective educator.
Critiques/Journals: Critiques and journals will be in-class activities based upon readings, experiences and discussions. These critiques will demonstrate a short review of ideas, including agreement or disagreements with those ideas, clarifying points and reflection for their part in the profession. these in-class assignments will not be made up if a student is absent as they are a attendance/participation grade.
Attendance & Class Participation: In preparation for a career as a educator, it is assumed that attendance at all classes is mandatory. Attendance is reflected in he Park University Frameworks, (D: 5, 6, 10, 20, and 21)
Midterm: The midterm is a take home essay/reflection which is based on the Frameworks, and Dispositions of the School for Education, the readings, and class discussions.
Final: The Final addresses Standard 1.1 of the Education Portfolio.
Classroom Observations - 6 Classroom Observations with report, each 30 points = 180 points (see Core Assessment Rubric), Final Observation Essay, 20 points = 200 Points Total.
Autobiography - 100 points
Chapter Reviews (5) - Each 10 pints = 50 points
Journals/In-Class Activities = 10 points each
Midterm = 80 points
Final = 120 points
The Grading Plan is the traditional 90%=A, 80%=B, 70%=C. Grades below a B are not acceptable in the profession. See the rubric and previous paragraphs for assessment/grading specifics.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The syllabus dates may upon class discussion be altered if there is a problem not foreseen when it was written. The observation reports, chapter summaries, autobiography, and midterm are due as scheduled. As all assignments are due on the scheduled class date, any work handed in after class on the date due will be considered late and drop 20% each week past due. Late work should be left in the instructor's mailbox in the education office, room 309 Copley Hall.
In class writing and activities are considered participation grades and cannot be made up if absent.
All work must be in the instructor's possession by the end of the assigned final's session on 12/11/06.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Careeer Inquiry into Education will often hold discussions that require students to be civil to each other when viewpoints differ.
As a professional certification class, students should conduct themselves as such and dress appropriately, even if casual. PROFFESSIONAL ATTIRE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SITE VISITS & CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS.
Students need to turn off all electronic devices and are not permitted to text message or leave class for phone conversations. Students are expected to arrive to class on time and participate in class activiites.
Students are expected to complete all assignments on the computer. Thus, students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of work and print copies as back-up. DO NOT expect your instructor to accept assignments on email or to print your assignments.
CLASS MEETING DATES
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS & DUE DATES
Monday, 8/21/06 Class at Park
"Who are you?" and "Why teach?" Introductions & Syllabus explanation
Read ch. 15 & 13, Write one chapter review; Journal: What are your motives for teaching?-BOTH DUE 8/28
Monday, 8/28/06 Class at Park
"What can a new teacher expect?" Discuss classroom observations & autobiography assignment
Read chpt. 1 & 2, Journal: What is the most important factor in the classroom? Journal DUE 9/11.Write autobiography-Rough Draft DUE 9/11
Monday, 9/4/06 NO CLASS
Labor Day Holiday
Work on your autobiography-DUE9/11/06. Excellent opportunity to schedule one of your independent Classroom Observations during this week.
Monday, 9/11/06 Class at Park
What is a school and Who are the Students? Share Autobiographies
Read ch. 3 & 4, Write one chapter review; Journal: How much responsibility should schools assume for educating children about social problems?- BOTH DUE 9/18/06
Monday, 9/18/06 Class at Park
What is Taught? Missouri Standards & Park Frameworks
Rewrite autobiography-final copy DUE 10/9/06 DESE Search: Find the role of Standards & curriculum guides; Journal: How would you improve the curriculum of the public schools? DUE 10/9/06
Monday, 9/25/06 ON-SITE OBSERVATION
Meet at 8:50 AM at Northland Early Education Center OR Park Hill High School
Write Observation Report #1-DUE 10/9/06
Monday, 10/2/06 ON-SITE OBSERVATION
Meet at 8:00 at Garcia Elementary School (K-5)
Write Observation Report #2-DUE 10/9/06
Monday, 10/9/06 Class at Park
What is your role as an educator? Social problems & Issues in the Classroom Final Copy autobiogrpahy due Midterm assigned
Schedule 3 remaining observations-contact list DUE 10/23/06 Write Midterm Essays- DUE 10/23/06
Monday, 10/16/06 NO CLASS
Monday, 10/23/06 Class at Park
What Makes a Teacher Effective? Discuss scheduled observations Collect & discuss midterms
Read ch. 5 & 6, Write one chapter review; Journal: As an effective teacher, what will be three of your goals? -BOTH DUE 11/6/06
Monday, 10/30/06 ON-SITE OBSERVATION
Meet at St.Andrews OR St. Pius
Write Observation Report #3-DUE 11/6/06 Read Ch. 7, Journal: What "everyday ethics" will you practice in your classroom? DUE 11/6/06
Monday, 11/6/06 Class at Park
What are the Legal & Ethical Issues in Teaching? What's Your Philosophy?
Read ch. 8 & 9, Describe Your Philosophy as a chapter review DUE 11/13/06; Observation Report #4 DUE 11/13/06
Monday, 11/13/06 Class at Park
Where are we headed? School Reform
Read Ch. 10 & 11, What does NCLB mean to you?Observation report #5 & #6 DUE 11/20/06
Monday, 11/20/06 Class at Park
Where to teach? DESE, Licensure & Certification
Read ch. 12 & 13, Review one chapter; Journal: What are the most important characteristics of an effective teacher? BOTH DUE 11/27/06
Monday, 11/27/06 Class at Park
Preparing the Portfolio-Writing the rough draft for Standard 1.1
Complete rough draft of 1.1; Write final observation essay-DUE with Observation Notebook 12/4/06.
Monday, 12/4/06 Class at Park
Share Observation Essays, Review rough draft of 1.1 for Final
PREPARE FOR FINAL on 12/11/06
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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 2006-2007 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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