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EDC 361A Inf & Todd Pract for ECE&Ldrshp
UU 2009 HOZ
B.A. Special Education/Recreation, Ottawa University - Ottawa, KSM.A. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri - Kansas City
June 1-July 25, 2009
Admission to the School for Education. Students must co-enroll in EDC 359A Infants and Toddlers
Textbook: No textbooks are required.
Additional Resources: Technology:
Technology is embedded in the course through Internet research. Teacher candidates will use technology in the college classroom and the classroom with children. Some instruction occurs in E-Classes via the discussion board.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness through writings, observations, dialogs, internet and websites, helping students to integrate learning from EDC359A with a first hand, supervised field experience in an infant/toddler classroom. Projects and assignments from EDC359A in conjunction with assignments and experience at practicum site provide the opportunity to assimilate teacher knowledge skills and dispositions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Assessment of class will be done by Reflective Journal writing, and Final Evaluation.
1. Fieldwork Evaluation for Practicum ( 300 pts)
Reflective journal writing ( 6 journals - 36 pts/ea)
1. Fieldwork Evaluation for Practicum 300
2. Reflective journal writing 216
Total pts available: 516
464 - 516 - A
411 - 464 - B
358 - 410 - C
305 - 357 - D
below 305 - F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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
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. Rubrics
must be completed and attached to each assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
• Students are required to follow the guidelines set forth
in the Practicum Fieldwork Manual 2008-2009.
• Complete all assignments on the date indicated in the
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more
productive however technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives
crash. Students are responsible
for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to
disk and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
1. Fieldwork Evaluation for Practicum ( 300 pts)
You, your mentor teacher and your practicum instructor will
evaluate your performances using the evaluation form. In a conference you will
discuss your performance by comparing the evaluation forms. This discussion and
evaluation should be use to improve or modify your performances and can be used
to have a better evaluation by the end of semester.
Reflective journal writing ( 6 journals - 36 pts/ea - 216 total pts.)
Write a reflective journal for each visit to your school or
program. Your journal should include the following components. Three or more
pages using Times New Roman 12 font, double spaced and left alignment. Refer to
rubric for additional expectations. Two journal assignments may be submitted
on-line as class discussion at instructor discretion. Each journal writing should be submitted by dropbox on due
date. The following topics are to
be written about all students in addition to general practicum observations and
Visit the school’s/classroom’s supply room and create a list of materials and
supplies that are available in your classroom. After observing the classroom environments, add to the list
any materials and supplies that you think would be of benefit to encourage the
growth and development (cognitive, social, representational, physical) of
infants or toddlers. Compare the
materials stored in the classroom and those in the Art Studio. How are they alike or different? Discuss with your mentor teacher about
how the materials in the Art Studio may enhance the learning taking place in
the classroom? Due June 12, 8pm
How does your teacher plan for the day’s activities? How does your mentor teacher plan for individual children's
growth and development? What
evidence of this planning is visible?
How does your mentor teacher assess the learning from the activities
that are planned and implemented? Compare and contrast what is planned for the
day and what actually takes place. Be sure to explain discrepancies. Due June 19, 8pm
Reflect on the image of the child in your mentor teacher’s classroom? How is that image communicated through
the environment, through the documentation, and through the daily schedule?
Relate this to the Berkley Philosophy (You can get a copy of this from your Mentor
Teacher or off of the Berkley Website) and comment about how it is reflected
both in and out of the classroom. Due June 26, 8pm
Describe your mentor teachers’ classroom management style. Describe incidents
of student’s behavior and teachers’ response. How effective was the management style? Reflect upon other
methods of classroom management and compare/contrast. Due July 3, 8pm
How does your mentor teacher demonstrate collaboration in the classroom, in the
school and with families? How does your mentor teacher establish and maintain
communication with the families?
Do you see any constraints?
How are families included in both the classroom community and the school
community? Discuss with a mentor teacher a time she has had to communicate
negative information to a families. Reflect on the response and what you have
learned. Due July 10, 8pm
Refer to doc sharing to read and review the NAEYC Code of Ethics, and the
Quality Rating Scale (QRS). Reflect on how the two are inter-related. Give examples of incidents that you
have observed and describe the influence you see (or don’t see) of these
documents in your practicum classroom. Due July 17, 8pm
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 89-90POLICY SPECIFICALLY APPLICABLE TO THIS CLASS:
Students must complete all hours of the practicum assignment (36 hrs); if a student misses scheduled practicum hours they must arrange with the mentor teacher to make these hours up in the class room. A report of an “F” will be made if student does not complete 36 hours total during the practicum period.
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 .
Attachments:I/T Journal Rubric
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