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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDU 105 Career Inquiry in Education
SP 2009 HOA
Lecturer/Urban Core Initiative Coordinator
MS Instructional Leadership in Curriculum and InstructionBA English/Liberal StudiesAA Education
Herr House #10
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10-12
Janurary 12 to May 12, 2009
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Required: All students seeking teacher certification and licensure must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education electronic portfolio system. Purchasing information will be distributed within the first two weeks of the semester.
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The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactive instruction based on lectures, quizzes, dialogues, internet, videos, presentations, writing, and other learning strategies as appropriate. This course presents the basics of teaching in elementary schools, and provides teacher candidates with opportunities to reflect upon and apply those basics. Reflective inquiry is a key element of the course. Its purpose is to facilitate the teacher candidate’s development of critical reflection skills, the building of an individual but theory-based philosophy of elementary school teaching, and the beginnings of a dynamic repertoire of teaching strategies that complement the teacher candidate’s individual philosophy and style in the effort to meet the individual needs of elementary school students.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Classroom observation reports (see rubric) compiled into a notebook with a final reflective essay (160 pts.= more than 20% of total points)
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, they will select one of the areas of interest for their concentration in education (Early Childhood 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. Six observations are scheduled as class meetings-see syllabus. There will be a written notes observation 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 summative reflective essay-see rubric.
Autobiography: Each student will write an autobiography to fulfill one requirement for admission to the School of Education. The final copy is no more than two pages typed in 12 pt. font. A rubric will be attached to the informational handout.
Discussion Board: Will have your Lab assignments on E-Companion. You will discuss and post your in-class assignments, observation experiences and activities with your peers. Lab post will demonstrate a short review of ideas, including agreement or disagreement with those ideas, clarifying points and reflection for their part in the profession. Lab assignments will not be made up after the posted time is over.
Attendance &Class Participation: In preparation of a career as an educator it s assumed that attendance at all classes in mandatory, Attendance is reflected in the Park University Frameworks, (Dispositions: 5, 6, 10, 20, and 21). Students should demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and their desire to become an educator by attending class regularly and completing assignments as scheduled. One absence will be excused with prior notice to the instructor or a doctor's excuse.
Grading: Post all assignments on E-Companion
6 Classroom Observations, each 25 points=150 points (See Core Assessment Rubric)
6 Observation Reports (120 points), Final Observation Essay (25 points), Notebook (15 points)= 160 points (See Core Assessment Rubric)
Autobiography= (100 points)
Personal Interview of teacher --Presentation = (100 points)
In Class participation, activities and journals (40 points)
Resume = 100 points
Attendance= 100 points
Total points = 750
Late Submission of Course Materials: The syllabus dates may upon class discussion be altered if there is a problem not for seen when it was written. The observation reports, personal interview, autobiography, and school board meeting report are due as scheduled. As all assignments are due on the scheduled class date, any work handed in after the date will be considered late and a drop of letter grade each week past due. Late work should be brought to the instructor's office or placed in mailbox.
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 finals session on 05/15/09.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Career 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. PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SITE VISITS AND 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 activities.
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.
D. Lowe EDU 105
Career Inquiry in Education
This is a tentative schedule.
In Class assignments and Due Dates
Follow Rubric for maximum points
Observations- What types of technology is used in classrooms?
Discussion Board Resume with cover letter (one paragraph)
Essay- Do school mottos and bulletin boards reflect achievement goals, nature of personal interactions with teachers, and academic performance
Essay – Define what “the climate of a classroom” means to you. What will be the “climate” of your classroom”? Is there a battle between what you desire for climate, structure, and routine and what is needed for effective instruction and maximization of student achievement?
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2008-2009 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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 .
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