EDU 105 Career Inquiry in Education
FA 2006 HOC
Hennessy, Gail B.
M 10:00-10:50, T, Th, F 8:30-10:50
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Ryan, K. and Cooper, J. (2007). Those Who Can, Teach. 11th Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.
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The facilitator's philosophy is one of active learning based on class activities, discussions, assignments and on-site classroom visits. Students will analyze and reflect on their readings and classroom observations through journaling, essays and discussions of those experiences as they relate to becoming a teacher.
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. Students should also 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 and 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. All observations will be compiled into a notebook which will include a final reflective essay-see rubric.
Autobiography: Each student will write an autobiography to fulfill one requirement for admisssion 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 of a career as an educator it is assumed that attendance at all classes is mandatory. Attendance is reflected in the Park University Frameworks, (D:5,6,10,20,21).
Midterm: The midterm is a take-home two question essay reflection which is based on the Frameworks and Dispositions of the School for Education.
Final:The Final is the final draft of Standard 1.1 of the Education Portfolio.
6 Classroom Observation with report, each 25 points =150 points (See Core Assessment Rubric)
Final Observation Essay & Notebook= 150 points (See Core Asessment Rubric)
5 Chapter Reviews, each 10 points=50 points
In-Class Activities/Journals=50 points
Midterm: 2questions, 50 points each= 100 points
Final: 100 points
TOTAL COURSE POINTS:700. 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 previou 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 forseen 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 that date will be considered late and drop a letter grade each week past due. Late work should be left in the instructor's mailbox in room 213 Copley Hall.
In class writings 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 on topics. 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. 1. "Why teach?" & ch.14 "What can the new teacher expect?", Write one chapter review; Journal: What are your motives for teaching?-DUE 8/28
Monday, 8/28/06 Class at Park
"What can a new teacher expect?" Discuss classroom observations & autobiography assignment
Read ch.2,"What is a school & what is it for?" & ch.3, "Who are today's students in a diverse society?" Write autobiography-Rough Draft DUE 9/11
Monday, 9/4/06 NO CLASS
Labor Day Holiday
Work on your autobiography-DUE 9/11/06
Monday, 9/11/06 Class at Park
What is a school and Who are the Students? Share Autobiographies
Read ch.4,"What social problems affect today's students?" & ch.5, "What is taught?" Write one chapter review. 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-Report 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 8:50 at Northland Early Education Center, OR Meet at 1:15 at Garcia Elementary School (K-5)
Write Observation Report #2-DUE 10/9/06. Schedule 3 remaining observations-contact list due 10/23.
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
Observation 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.6,"What makes a teacher effective?" & ch.7, "What should teachers know about technology?" Write one chapter review, DUE 11/6/06
Monday, 10/30/06 ON-SITE OBSERVATION
Meet at St.Andrews, St. Pius, NEEC at 8:50, OR Garcia at 1:15.
Write Observation Report #3-DUE 11/6/06 Read Ch.8, "What are the ethical & legal issues facing teachers?" Write a 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.9,"What are the philosophical foundations of Am. education?" & ch.10,"What is the history of AM education?" 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.11,"How are schools governed, influenced and financed?" & ch. 12, "How should education be reformed?". Prepare to discuss "What does NCLB mean to you?" Observation report #5 & #6 DUE11/20/06
Monday, 11/20/06 Class at Park
Where to teach? DESE, Licensure & Certification
Read ch.13,"What are your job options in education?" & ch. 15, "What does it mean to be a professional?" Review one chapter; Journal:What are the most important characteristics of an effective teacher? 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
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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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