ED 614 School Supervision
S2P 2007 EDI
Brown, Michael S.
Doctoral Degree - Educational LeadershipEd. Specialist - AdministrationMasters - Administration
Plaza Middle School - Park Hill School District
March 21 - May 9, 2007
5:00 - 9:30 PM
This course will utilize a variety of resources. Although a textbook is not required for the course, the reference listed below will be used extensively for course discussion and activities. Students may wish to purchase the book for her/his professional library.
Wile, J. & Bondi, J. (2000) Supervision: A guide to practice (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc. ISBN: 9780130462671
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
1. Participation - Student attendance and participation is essential in achieving maximum learning. It is generally expected that students will attend all scheduled class sessions and to contribute to the classroom learning environment. However, it is recognized that occasions do arise that necessitate being absent from a class. Students are responsible for making prior arrangements regarding a necessary absence and for completing any alternative assignments. (50 points)
2. Weekly Reflections – Each student should submit five weekly reflections starting with week three. The reflection journal is to be submitted each class period and should include the student’s reaction to course activities (subject matter, discussions, comments, presentations, etc.) that occurred the preceding week. They should not be simply an accounting of course activities, but should include comments related to learning and instructional methodology. Each week’s reflection should be approximately one typed double spaced page in length. These are personal reflections. They are what you think and believe related to what you are learning. Whereas your comments are your personal beliefs and reactions, they will be assess based on how they related to the previous weeks activities, not on the positions taken. (5 @ 20 points each = 100 points)
3. Article Review and Presentation – Each student will research, read and summarize five articles related to an educational supervisory issue. A one to two page (typed double space) written summary will be required about how the information may be used to improve supervision along with leading a group discussion. Discussions should be centered on three or four guiding questions or statements related to your article and thoughts. (5 @ 20 points each = 100 points)
4. Personal Vision Statement – Each student will create a personal vision statement reflecting their beliefs with regard to supervision and educational leadership. The paper will be your personal statement concerning student outcomes, instructional climate, teaching and learning, leadership and governance. The personal statement should also have an introduction and conclusion. The final copy will be due at our last class on May 9th. (100 points)
5. Professional Development Plan- Students will be provided qualitative and quantitative school data along with other factors concerning a particular school. The data will be used in formulating a 1 year professional development plan for a particular school. The school is provided four full professional development/school improvement days. The plan should include overall professional development focus, goals, objectives and rationale for the year and each day should have an agenda, goals, objectives and activities with explanations and intended outcomes. This project can be done individually or in a team of 2 or 3 students. Each individual or team will present their plan in a formal 10-15 minute presentation to the class as if the audience was the assistant superintendent of academic affairs and his/her team. The use of technology and visuals are encouraged in the presentations. The plans and the presentations are due on May 2nd. (Plan = 100 points and Presentation = 50 points)
6. Field Experience and Final Examination – At the end of the class, each students will be expected to write a description and a reflection regarding their 10 hours of field experience dealing with one or more of the learning outcomes and demonstrate his/her personal knowledge, disposition, and performance related to the learning outcomes of the class. (100 points)
Weekly Reflections 100
Article Reviews and Presentations 100
Personal Vision Statement 100
Professional Development Plan and Presentation 150
ADA Compliance Review & Facilities Assessment 100
580 - 650 – A
520 - 579 – B
460 - 519 – C
390 - 459 – D
0 - 389 – F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS
This course is designed to emphasize the application of knowledge and dispositions through structured performances requiring the student to read, analyze, and respond to a variety of educational situations. The articulation of ideas through verbal and written discourse is paramount in maximizing learning outcomes. Hence, all assigned work is expected to be completed in a timely fashion. A grade reduction of 20% will be assigned for late work. The instructor may make modifications to these requirements for unique and/or extenuating circumstances.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school-sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for all the missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods in a 16-week semester (or 2 in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Dean or Director of the individual graduate program for appropriate action. Any student failing to attend classes for two consecutive weeks, without approved excuse, will be institutionally withdrawn (unofficially withdrawn) and notified by mail that an “F” will be recorded unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the course. At the beginning of each course professors will announce the date and time of the final examination.
Plan to attend all class sessions. In the event of an unavoidable absence, and with prior notice and approval from the facilitator, the student may substitute an individual project or paper for work missed in class. To receive full credit, however, the project or paper must be closely related to the course content and/or learner outcomes covered during the student’s absence.
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 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24
Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 27
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 .
Last Updated:3/15/2007 4:47:44 PM