EDC 360 Infant and Toddler Practicum for ECE Certification
UU 2007 HO
Ballentine, Dana & Robb, Pamela
MA in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Emphasis
Dana home: 913-642-4345 or Pamela home 816-363-1002
Dana cell: 913-515-5117. Pamela cell: 816-916-5405
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1 day a week from 8-5 and a second day from 8-12 for 6 weeks (total of 72 hours)
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Teaching methods for the course and Philosophy
The professors draw from Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, in that it is important to allow for diverse learning styles in all classrooms. Further, they believe in the fact that individuals learn through collaboration and construction of their own knowledge. In other words the professors draw heavily from theorists such as Dewey, Vygotsky, Piaget, Bruner to name a few. The professors provides time to share personal experiences and ideas to understand multiple perspectives.
The student integrates the learning, from EDC 359A: Infants and Toddlers into a first hand supervised field experience in an infant or toddler classroom. The setting in conjunction with reflective journals, as well as the projects and assignments from EDC 359A, provides the opportunity to assimilate teacher knowledge, skills, and dispositions .
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Student, cooperating teacher, and instructor will meet twice together during the practicum period.
Week of June 25
*Reflect on the image of the child in your cooperating teacher’s classroom? How is that image communicated through the environment? Through the documentation? Through the daily schedule? What does the schedule reveal about prioritie
A= 261-290 pts
B= 232-260 pts
C= 203-231 pts
F= less than 174 pts
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All written papers should be saved for the purpose of revision. You are allowed to make one revision for each written project if the grade is less than ninety-three percent and submitted on time. The due date for the revised papers is two weeks after they have been returned to the students. Paper return immediately prior to finals must be resubmitted by July 19th.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A. Students are required to follow the guidelines set forth in the Practicum Fieldwork Manual 2006-2007
B. Submission of Assignments Scoring guides that include format for written assignments are provided for the course. Students must follow the criteria outlined and abide by the due dates for each project. Late submissions are accepted only with prior approval from the professor. Twenty percent of the total points (for the project) may be deducted if the professor accepts the paper as a late submission. Students may submit papers on time even if absent (via digital drop box, placing in the professor's mailbox, or sending with a friend). It is the student's responsibility to contact the professor prior to due date if they do not understand the criteria for the assignments as explained. Students should attend the writing center to ensure that papers do not bear any technical writing and typological errors. Students must cite references using APA style within the contents of the paper. Students should write papers in order to explain all information (assume that the reader does not understand the information presented). This form of writing will enable the students to explain their ideas and understanding of content to the professor. Furthermore, this form will better enable students to explain ideas to family members of children with whom they will work in the future.
C. Revision of Written Papers
F. Telephones, Mobile Phones and Messaging: Participation in the practicum experience provides a student with the opportunity to begin entry into the profession of teaching. Attention during in the classroom must be directed towards the children and families; it is inappropriate and disrespectful to use telephones, mobile phones, or messaging for any personal purpose other than an emergency.
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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Attachments:Observation SheetsPracticum Evaluation
Last Updated:5/31/2007 1:49:35 PM