EDS 359 Teaching Strategies
FA 2006 HOZ
Royal, Corinne E.
ED. S. Curriculum & InstructionMA Ed. Elementary EducationBA Ed. Elementary & Special Education
Copley, # 211
Aug. 21-Dec. 7, 2006
Acceptance into the School For Education
Instruction: A Models Approach by Gunter, Estes & Schwab (most recent edition)
Becoming a Student of Teaching by Bullough & Gitlin (most recent edition)
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Educational Philosophy: This course is an interplay between theory and practice. By research and sharing these two topics will be discussed and observed in class and at field sites. We will explore many topics, some of them controversial while maintaining civility to each other. Excellence of effort in presentations and written and oral work will be a goal.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Teach two lessons at Park classroom
Assessment for this five hour class is based on many aspects, all of which will include an informal observation of teaching dispositions. The grading policy is: A 100-90%, B 89-80%. Total course points=700. A grade below B will require retaking the course before studfent teaching according to School for Education policy.
Attendance: You are expected to attend class and be responsible for all instructional activity that takes place during class time. EDS359 is a five hour course incorporating reading, research, school observations, and practice teaching. Students unable to attend class regularly should plan to take the class at another time. Failure to attend or to notify one's school of illness or another absence in advance is problematic since this is considered to be a professional experience. Each session is worth points regardless of the reason for absence. More than 3 absences shall result in administrative withdrawal.
Reading Assignments & Participation (200 points): You are expected to complete all reading assignments as scheduled and be prepared to respond in class discussion &/or activities. On occasion there will be additional handouts to be read and discussed. Each class session will have an activity of point value completed only if in attendance.
Exams: A midterm and a final of 100 points each will be assessments of progress towards the core learning outcomes.
Micro Teaching Lessons(150 points each): These form the Core Assessments which are scored according to the rubric. Each student teaches two lessons to her/his Park peers utilizing models of instruction from the text. The class will act as the students for this lesson and complete a peer review at the end of each lesson. You will be provided a lesson format , rubric and following the micro-teaching lesson a private review with the instructor.
As part of this course, EDS360 Practicum includes 80 hours of classroom observation, 20 journals and a shadow study. Each of these items are outlined below and are listed with due dates in the syllabus schedule.
Two Hour Practicum:You will be assigned by a University Placement Officer to work with a teacher and a class, logging 80 hours of classroom field experience. Once assigned, it is your responsibility to contact the teacher and make the necessary arrangements for observing one full day or two half days weekly. You will be required to have either the practicum site or your student teaching experience that is different from your own high school experience (suburban, rural or urban). Be sure to dress professionally, arrive on time, ask questions, and assist the teacher according to the guidelines in the Handbook for Practicum (on website). Attendance at the field site is logged on the attendance sheet in the Handbook and signed by the teacher. The teacher will also complete an evaluation which will be mailed to me by November 22, 2006.
Further documentation of your field experience is provided in 20 Reflective Journals that address suggested topics, significant events, student and teacher behaviors, strategies and classroom activities. These should be reflections and your thoughts on what you would do differently if you were the teacher. The last entry is a summary entry of the field experience. The entries will be collected three times in the semester.
A Shadow Study will be completed at the practicum field site as you "follow-along" a student in that class for half a day. An observation of three categories and an interview session with the student comprise the study. An oral and typed presentation of that study will be submitted in the Strategies class.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work must be submitted on time to receive full credit. Late work will be reduced by one grade for each week it is not received. Since our course is an independent study and class meetings are less frequent and determined by consensus, class activities cannot be made up if absent.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The policy on appropriate conduct as defined in the student handbook will be enforced. Conflicts will be administered as outlined in the procedures of the policy.
Students are to manage all personal business outside of the classroom-no phone calls or text messaging is permitted. Course work other than journals should be completed on the computer; and students should plan ahead for technological problems. Do not expect the instructor to print any assignments.
MEETING DATE & LOCATION
Tues., Aug.22, 1:00 Copley, Rm.213
Introductions, Preview of the Semester, Discuss: Transitioning to "TEACHER", Teaching Dispositions
Read:Becoming a Student of Teaching, Chpt. 1 & 2,
Write: 'Why I Want to be a Teacher" (include contexts, definition of a teacher) due 8/29
Tues., Aug.29, 1:00
Copley, Rm. 213
What forces effect teaching and learning?
Reflective Journaling & the Practicum
Read: Becoming Chpt. 4 & Instruction Chpt. 1. Write and reflect upon 3 personal goals for this semester. Search DESE for your content, gr.level goals-due 9/5
Tues., Sept. 5, 1:00 Copley, Rm. 213
Cultural Diversity & the Hidden Curriculum; Teaching to the MO Standards
Establish contact with practicum teacher & email schedule to instructor.
Read: Instruction Chpt. 2 & 3-Determining Objectives. Search lesson plans in your contenet area (provide 2)-due 9/12
Tues., Sept.12, 1:00
Copley, Rm. 213
Planning & Writing Objectives; Developing Lesson Plans (format for micro teaching)
Read: Instruction Chpt. 4-Direct Instruction. Prepare a mock lesson plan draft for microteaching-due 9/12
Tues., Sept.19, 1:00 Copley, Rm. 213
Discuss lesson plans and micro teaching assignments-assign teaching dates (2 each).Practicum discussion.
Read:Becoming Chpt. 6, Classroom Studies and write Journals 1 & 2.read: becoming Chpt. 7, bring a textbook to examine 9/26.
Tues., Sept.26, 1:00 Copley, Rm.213
Analyzing texts & curriculum;
Cooperative Learning, Vocabulary & Textbook Activities
Read: Instruction Chpt. 14, & Prepare Cooperative Learning Activity-due 10/3
Copley, Rm. 213
MICRO TEACHING(45 min.) & reflective peer comments; Vocabulary Acquisition Model
read: Instruction Chpt. 11-Create a Vocab/Cooperative Learning Activity. Journals #1-4 due 10/10.
Tues., Oct. 10, 1:00 Copley, Rm. 213
Discuss Shadow Study Assignment;
Select a student for the Shadow Study, Read Chpt. 5 & 6 in Becoming.Midterm due 10/24.
Tues., Oct. 24, 1:00, Copley, Rm. 213
Midterms collected & discussed.
Begin Shadow Study arrangements. Read Instruction Chpt. 5 & 6, Become an expert on one model-5 min. presentation on 10/31
Tues., Oct. 31, TBA
Concept Attainment & Development Videos Activity
Read Instruction Chpt. 9, Cause & Effect Model-Combine it with the graphic organizer and use it in your practicum classroom-bring copies to class by 11/14. Journals #5-10 due 11/7. Read Instruction Chpt. 13, Write: "Values I will Promote in my Classroom", due 11/7
Tues., Nov. 7, TBA
MICRO TEACHING; Values Model
Read Instruction Chpt. 7. Complete Journals 11-15.
Tues., Nov. 14, TBA
MICRO TEACHING; Share graphic organizers; Discuss Inquiry & Cause & Effect Models
Journals #11-15 due.Finalize Shadow Study-due 11/21.
Tues., Nov. 21, TBA
MICRO TEACHING; Collect & share Shadow Studies.
Practicum Evaluation forms & Logs due 11/28.
Read Instruction Chpt.12,prepare a classroom problem solving/conflict resolution scenario-due 11/21.
Tues., Nov. 28, TBA
Collect Evaluation forms and Practicum Logs.Discuss & role play Conflict Resolution Model
Read Instruction Chpt. 15-Write:My Memory Model
Tues., Dec. 5, TBA
MICRO TEACHING; Summarize Models of Teaching; Celebratory Lunch
Journal #16-19 & Summary due with final.Prepare for final.
Tues., Dec.12,1:00 Copley Computer Lab
Are you ready for student teaching???
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