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ED 634 Directed Field Experience
Ewing, Larry


COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: ED634

COURSE TITLE: Directed Field Experience

COURSE DESCRIPTOR:N/A

TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT:  F2P04

NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Larry Ewing

TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Associate Professor

FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Copley 316

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: M-R -- 8:30 – 11:00, other times by appointment

FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: (816) 584-6258

FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: larry.ewing@park.edu

OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: N/A

FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS: captain.park.edu/ewing

DATES OF THE TERM:  October 25, 2004 through December 19, 2004

CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: ARR

CLASS SESSION TIME: ARR

PREREQUISITE(S): None

CREDIT HOURS: 3

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

 

VISION STATEMENT

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Designed to provide the prospective principal an opportunity to spend 40 hours in an administrative field experience with a successful, practicing principal. The graduate student will be able to observe, participate and study the role of the principalship as a result of being in the actual school setting.

 

FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: The instructor’s role is to provide students with the opportunity to take an active role in reading, researching, presenting, discussing and applying information related to the course objectives and learner outcomes.  The instructor recognizes the importance of student contributions to the learning environment and encourages the cooperative exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: On the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:

      [Number in brackets refers to Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standard]

 

  1. Demonstrate and understanding of the importance of promoting the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community. [1.3.1]
  2. Demonstrate and understanding of the importance of promoting the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth. [1.3.2]
  3. Demonstrate and understanding of the importance of promoting the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment. [1.3.3]
  4. Demonstrate and understanding of the importance of promoting the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources. [1.3.4]
  5. Demonstrate and understanding of the importance of promoting the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner. [1.3.5]
  6. Demonstrate and understanding of the importance of promoting the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context. [1.3.6]

 

COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): None

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

 

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY: 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.

 

Attendance in this class is arranged.  Satisfactory attendance is achieved by weekly communication with me related to the experiences you have accomplished during the week along with associated reflective comments.

 

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.

 

COURSE ASSESSMENT: Documentation Required

 

1.      Contact Log: The contact log shall include your name, the location of the experience, a brief description of the activity including the student’s role, the number of hours devoted to the activity, identification of the relevant ISLLC standard or standards, the name of the on-site supervisor, and his or her signature.  The student should keep a file of support materials such as memos, agendas, reports, meeting summaries, curriculum meeting minutes, etc.

 

2.      At the conclusion of the course (all materials are due no later than Friday, December 17, 2004), the student shall submit, in addition to the contact log, six reflective pieces, one for each standard, related to the activities you have accomplished during the course.  The reflection should include an assessment of the effectiveness and appropriateness of activity in which you were involved, a discussion of what you have learned, and your personal reactions.

 

Additional Requirements

·        40 hours is the minimum requirement (you can do more if you wish).  This activity is designed to give you the opportunity to view and practice the skills necessary to be an effective school leader.

 

·        Hours should be distributed across each of the six Interstate School Leaders Consortium Standards.

 

·        No more than four hours may be counted for any one activity type unless permission is obtained from the university supervisor.

 

As you complete your reflection pieces, emphasis should be given to your analysis of the activity including your or your on-site supervisor’s actions or responses.  For example, if legal issues are involved, state what legal issues are involved.  If instructional or assessment issues are involved, indicate what the issues are.  If a response indicates an effort to reach consensus during the decision making process, so indicate.  (These are the types of responses on which you will be evaluated during the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.  Keep the ISLLC standards in mind during your analysis.)  It would be appropriate to include your analysis and reflection responses in your portfolio.

 

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom or interferes with the learning of other students will be subject to disciplinary action ranging from dismissal from the classroom to expulsion from Park University.  Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, excessive tardiness, and excessive absences.

 

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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities and, to the extent 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: www.park.edu/disability

 

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

Week

Date

Topics/Assignments

1

Oct 25 through Oct 31

Weekly Report of Activities*

2

Nov 1 through Nov 7

Weekly Report of Activities*

3

Nov 8 through Nov 14

Weekly Report of Activities*

4

Nov 15 through Nov 21

Weekly Report of Activities*

5

Nov 22 through Nov 28

Weekly Report of Activities*

6

Nov 29 through Dec 5

Weekly Report of Activities*

7

Dec 6 through Dec 12

Weekly Report of Activities*

8

Dec 13 through Dec 19
Assignments due Dec 17

Weekly Report of Activities*

Contact Log/Reflection Sheets Due

·        A weekly report of activities is required until the required number of hours have been met.

 

GRADING PLAN:
            Contact Log – 40 plus hours required (less than 40 hours will result in a failing grade)

            Weekly Reports – 8 @ 10 points each equals 80 points

            Reflection Sheets –50 points for each of the six standards equals 300points

            Total 380 points

                0 – 227 = F

228 – 265 = D

266 – 303 = C

304 – 341 = B

342 – 380 = A