EDC 380 Advanced Practicum: Leadership in Early Childhood Education
FA 2006 HOZ
Ebright, Ladonna E.
Bachelors at Park College, Masters at University of Kansas,Certifications: Elementary Ed K-8, Special Education certification in Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Mental Retardation. Psychological Examiner and School Psychologist certification
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August 22, 2006 - December 7, 2006
Completion of EDC359 (or permission of advisor and instructor), EDC 361 (or permission of advisor and instructor, with a grade of B or better and a GPA of 2.75
Curtis, D & Carter, M. (2003) Designs for Living and Learning, Transforming Early Childhood Environments, St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press
Neugeboren, R. & B. (2003) On Being a Leader, Redmond, WA: Child Exchange Press
Neugeboren, R & B (2003) Top 20 Classics, WA: Child Exchange Press
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Instructor Learning Outcomes
Each student will spend a minimum of 25 hours per week for 10 weeks at a practicum site. For most students the practicum site will also be the student's work site. The class will also meet as a group for regular seminar meetings to discuss readings and practicum experiences. Seminar topics will include theory as it relates to daily practice, designing integrated curriculum, guidance and classroom management, evaluating their own teaching practices and portfolio development.
1. Students will spend a minimum of 25 hours per week for 10 weeks in an infant/toddler or a pre-K classroom.
2. Learning journals are due weekly throughout the semester. Journals will address: What are you learning and how will you use it? What are you learning about yourself as a teacher? The reflections should connect your reading and practicum experiences. 10 pts. each.
3. Each student will develop an in-depth project with children. Project will be documlented with a journal describingh each phase of the project and with a documentation panel that tells the child's story, the learning and development story and the teacher's story. A rubric will be developed in class. 50 pts.
4. Each student will video tape him/herself in two different learning activities with children. The student will complete a wriotten self-evaluation using the tape. One tape will then be reviewed with a partner. The student will explain to the partner rationale for the activity with children, various teaching strategies, and what he/she would like to change. The final task in this assignment is to write a reflective essay reflecting on your growing capacity for self-evaluation. Guidelines and rubric will be developed in class. 50 pts.
5. Evaluate your classroom management and guidance strategies. Look carefully at the physical arrangement of the classroom, curriculum choices, effective instructional strategies, including pacing, transitions, giving clear directions, providing statements, if necessary, to set limits, effective use of conflict resolution strategies, etc. Evaluate how you promote the success of each individual and build a sense of community and friendship inclusive of all children. Guidelines and rubric will be developed in class. 20 pts.
6. Each student will partner with another student. They will select three articles from professional journals. A list of articles will be provided by the instructor. Each student will read the articles. The two students will then meet to discuss the articles. The students will then submit a summary of their discussion, poiints of agreement, points of disagreement, questions they still have, and how their practice has been influenced by their learnings. Rubric will be developed in class. 20 pts.
7. A portfolio demonstrating your competence as an early childhood educator must be submitted as a part of the course requirements. The portfolio will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis using attached rubric. Your portfolio must include your Philosophy of Education. See Creating Your Portfolio and Portfolio Rubric for Child and Family Studies for details. Class time will be devoted to protfolio development and questions but you must set aside time outside of the class to complete portfolio.
1. Written work for the course = 60% of the grade
2. Assessment of the college supervisor of classroom performance = 40% of the grade
All work must be typewritten with careful attention to spelling and grammar.
The following grade scale will be used:
198-220 points = A
176-197 points = B
154-175 points = C
Late Submission of Course Materials: Unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor, assignments NOT submitted on the due date will NOT receive full points.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technologyu. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes. When turning in an assignment, be sure to provide the instructor with a paper copy rather than a disk or an e-mail attachment. Every student is an important participant in the learning community of this class. Respect for fellow classmates, the instructor, and any guest presenters is expected. Rude behavior will not be tolerated.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Sequence of assignments to be determined between instructor and student. (see assessment area)
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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