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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDE 378 Science for ECE & Elem Tchrs
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MEd Infortation Science and Learning TechnologyMissouri Certification: Unified ScienceB.A. Biology
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ED 359A and admission to the School of Education
Textbook: Course readings will be provided electronically.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor and the students will work together to establish a foundation for effective standards based science instruction. This course will include experiences that engage the students through active learning. Active learning is developed by acquiring knowledge, understanding through discussion, interactive examples of effective teaching, collaborative groups, portfolio development, and reflective practice.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The following assessments meet the requirements of the course learning outcomes in this syllabus.
1. Inquiry lesson presenation to your peers. This lesson must be “hands - on” with enough materials for your peers to participate in the activity. This lesson will be one of the required lessons in your unit.
Cover page with your name, the name of the unit and the date
Two (2) lessons containing inquiry-based experiments
One (1) lesson describing a technology-based experiment (i.e. website or video integration within the unit, hardware use, etc.)
Two (2) additional supporting lessons
Lesson plans demonstrate “Constructivist Teaching Methods” resources synthesized in the unit cited, Missouri Science Standards (GLE’s), Early Childhood Standards, activities appropriate for the age you plan to teach, integration with other disciplines, vocabulary, appropriate children’s literature suggestions, methods of evaluation, and other appropriate artifacts and attachments.
3. Mid-term essay
4. Science Education Journal reflection paper
5. Postings of reflective "eLab" questions
6. Active participation in class discussion and various standards based science activities conducted in class and out of class.
Assignments (Tentative) Point Value
Class Explorations, labs, and discussions (16 x 10 pts) 160
Reflective eLab Questions 40
Inquiry lesson presentation 20
Science Education Journal reflection paper 30
Mid-term essay 30
Total 420 (total points may change)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will not be accepted for credit unless arrangements have been made in advance with the instructor. Full or partial credit may be awarded at the discretion of the instructor depending on the circumstances that resulted in the assignment being turned in late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Note Some Topics and Dates Listed are Subject to Change
Introductions and Misconceptions
In-class Discussion on Safety and Technology
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In-class Discussion on Inquiry and Experimental Design
In-class Discussion on Physics Units 1-3
In-class Discussion on Physics Units 4-6
First group of Presentations
Read Physics Units 7-9
Complete Post-Lab: Making Sound
Read Chemistry Units 1-3
Complete Post-Lab: Ice-cold Lemonade
In-class Discussion on Chemistry Units 1-3
Third group of Presentations
Complete Pre-Lab: Chemical Bonds Read Chemistry Units 4-6
Complete Post-Lab: Chemical Bonds
In-class Discussion on Chemistry Units 4-6
Fourth group of Presentations
Read Chemistry Units 7-9
Complete Post-Lab: Seedlings in a Jar
In-class Discussion on Chemistry Units 7-9
Mid-Term Essay Due
Read Earth Science Units 1-3
Complete Post-Lab: Darkness at Night
In-class Discussion on Earth Science Units 1-3
Complete Pre-Lab: Mountain Age Read Earth Science Units 4-6
Complete Post-Lab: Mountain Age
In-class Discussion on Earth Science Units 4-6
In-class Discussion on Earth Science Units 7-9
Journal Assignment Due
Read Life Science Units 1-3
Complete Post-Lab: Habitat Change
In-class Discussion on Life Science Units 1-3
Read Life Science Units 4-6
Complete Post-Lab: Functions of Living Things
In-class Discussion on Life Science Units 4-6
Read Life Science Units 7-9
Complete Post-Lab: Human Body Basics
In-class Discussion on Life Science Units 7-9
Thematic Unit Due
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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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