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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDU 107 Career Inquiry in Education
F2T 2009 DL
Faculty for the School for Education
M. S. Instructional Leadership in Curriculum and InstructionB. A. English/Liberal StudiesA. A. Education
Watson Literacy Center MA330B
Monday, 1:00 – 4:00 Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Cell # 816-729-2127
: August 17, 1009 – December 4, 2009
Per Student (Prepaid)
Per Student, Per Year
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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 (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. Three observations are scheduled as class meetings-see syllabus. The remaining three are to be scheduled by the student and are not to interfere with class dates. 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.
Chapter Summary Presentations: Although the entire text will be read and discussed, each student will present a chapter summary as assigned in the syllabus schedule. The presentation will include a discussion of the chapter theme/issue, new terminology and points that will assist one in becoming a more effective educator. A presentation outline and closure activity for the class will be provided by the presenter. All outlines with notes will be compiled into a notebook.
Critiques and Journals: Critiques and Journals will be in-class activities upon readings, presentations, experiences and discussions. These critiques will demonstrate a short review of ideas, including agreement or disagreement with those ideas, clarifying points and reflection for their part in the profession. These in-class assignments will not be made up if a student is absent as they are attendance/participation grade.
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.
6 Classroom Observations, each 25 points=150 points (See Core Assessment Rubric) Requirement to pass the course.
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
Final Summative Essay = 100 points
Attendance= 100 points
Total points = 850
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 final's 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.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: **** = No Class
D. Lowe EDU 107
Career Inquiry in Education
This is a tentative schedule.
Class Assignments homework and Due Dates
Follow Weekly Online Assignments.
Introduction, Syllabus, Observations , Notebook, Journal, Foliotek
6 individual Observations (required to pass course)
Who am I?
Observation Notebook and Journals due
Discuss Classroom Climate (Midterm)
Review Personal Teacher Interview
Autobiography, Resume and Cover-letter
Write Autobiography in class. Draft
Autobiography due on 0
(5 -10 min)
Essay: Do school mottos and bulletin boards reflect achievement goals, nature of personal interactions with teachers, and academic performance?
The Exceptional Learner (DVD)
Director of Field- Ms. Bennet
Director of Practicum-
and Journal on class activity
Work in groups sharing your writing assignments: Peer Editing
Turn in Autobiography,
Resume and Cover-letter
Conceptual Frameworks and Dispositions
Introduce all Quality Indicators
Write 1.1 & 1.1.1
Follow Rubric for maximum points
Journal on what you learned about Quality Indicators?
Go to scheduled school today.
Read Text Chapters 1 2& 14. Complete Why Teach? Your Final Word questions for each chapter.
Those Who Can, Teach
By Ryan Cooper
Answer “Why Teach? Your Final Word Questions for each chapter and place them in the discussion board for this week.
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?
(Midterm 4 Pages)
Observation 3 Go to scheduled school today.
Read Text Chapters 3, 4 & 5. Complete Why Teach? Your Final Word questions for each chapter.
Observations- Answer “Why Teach? Your Final Word Questions for each chapter and place them in the discussion board for this week.
No Class this week
Observation 4 Go to scheduled school today.
Read Text Chapters 6, 7& 8. Complete Why Teach? Your Final Word questions for each chapter.
Discussion Question/Answer “Why Teach? Your Final Word Questions for each chapter and place them in the discussion board for this week.
Observation 5 Go to scheduled school today.
Read Text Chapters 9 & 10. Complete Why Teach? Your Final Word questions for each chapter.
Observation 6 Go to scheduled school today.
Read Text Chapters 11, 12 & 13. Complete Why Teach? Your Final Word questions for each chapter.
Personal Interview Presentation and
Observation Report on all observations
What are some effective Classroom Management Strategies?
Do these things strategies simultaneously provide great behavior management and support effective instruction? Is there a lot of busy work for the teacher in documentation? Or does everything just flow smoothly?
Turn in Personal Interview Essay and Classroom Climate Essay
Class room Management
Final Summative Reflection Essay
Turn in Notebooks
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 .
Attachments:EDU 107 Rubrics and Examples
Last Updated:10/9/2009 1:10:36 PM