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EDM 360A Practicum
Kasperbauer, Kimberly


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The School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.



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The School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.

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Course

EDM 360 Practicum

Semester

SP 2010 HO

Faculty

Kasperbauer, Kimberly

Office Location

227 Copley

Office Hours

M, W, 10:00 – 2:00; T, R, 10:10-11:10

E-Mail

kkasperbauer@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

2


Textbook:
Required: All Park University teacher candidates seeking certification and licensure must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education’s electronic portfolio system. As purchasing and accessing Foliotek is a multi-step process, please follow these instructions:

1. Decide the Contract Period and fee for which you will be paying. Minimally, you must purchase a contract which extends to the year you expect to graduate, however some students purchase a contract extending one year beyond graduation.

Contract Period   

Contract Fee

Per Student (Prepaid)

Cost Breakdown

Per Student, Per Year

1 year

$30.00

$30.00

2 years

$59.00

$29.50

3 years

$87.00

$29.00

4 years

$112.00

$28.00

5 years

$120.00

$24.00

6 years

$125.00

$20.83

2. Send an email to Carol Williams (cwilliams@park.edu) with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Major (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, etc…)
  • The Contract Period you wish to purchase
  • Your student identification number

3. Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.

4.   Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information. You must then send a final email to Carol Williams (cwilliams@park.edu), requesting she provide your current education professors and academic advisor (list them) access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step!!

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
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Course Description:
EDM360 Practicum: This field experience in a classroom supports the integration of teacher knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the observation and application of classroom management, professional practices, and instructional techniques. The student is required to be in the regular classroom a full day or 2 half days during the semester. Student must earn a "B" grade or higher before continuing in the practicum sequence; may be repeated. Prerequisite: Admission to the School for Education. A - Concurrent enrollment in EDM 359 and EDM 380 required unless previously completed. 0:2:2.

Educational Philosophy:
In a safe environment which fosters collaboration, critical thinking, group and individual problem-solving and especially reflection, all students learn to apply newly learned theories and concepts of the subject at hand to the practice of teaching in a practical, efficient way.

Class Assessment:
A 14-week field experience provides supervised fieldwork in the middle level classroom. The students are required to spend one full day a week or 2 half days a week (minimum) at the designated field site. The details of specific assignments for the block practicum are outlined in related courses and the Practicum Handbook. The requirements of this experience must be successfully completed before enrolling in additional Practicum courses or before Student Teaching will be permitted. Evaluation forms will completed by the supervising teacher and cooperating teacher that assess the student's skills in the classroom.  

Grading:
 

Practicum (On Site) Experience                                    60%

Threaded Discussions                                                   15%

Reflective Journal                                                          25%

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The policy on appropriate conduct as defined in the student handbook will be enforced.  Conflicts will be administered in the procedures outlined in the handbook.  The school site officials and Park University Supervisors have the right to remove/end the Practicum student's placement in a school setting at any time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week

Dates

Assignments Due

1

1/11-1/15

2

1/18-1/22

Discussion Thread #1 Begins

3

1/25-1/29

4

2/01-2/05

Due: Discussion #1, 2/05 at 5:00

Due: Journal #1 on 2/01

5

2/08-2/12

Due: Journal #2 on 2/08

6

2/15-2/19

Due: Journal #3on 2/15

7

2/22-2/26

Due: Discussion #2, 2/26 at 5:00

Due: Journal #4 on 2/22

8

3/01-3/05

Due: Journal #5 on 3/01

3/08-3/12

Spring Break – No Class

9

3/15-3/19

Due: Discussion #3, 3/19 at 5:00

Due: Journal #6 on 3/15

10

3/22-3/26

Due: Journal #7 on 3/22

11

3/29-4/02

Due: Journal #8 on 3/29

12

4/05-4/09

Due: Discussion #4, 4/09 at 5:00

Due: Journal #9 on 4/05

13

4/12-4/16

Due: Journal #10 on 4/12

14

4/19-4/23

Due: Journal #11 on 4/19

15

4/26-4/30

Due: Discussion #5, 4/30 at 5:00

Due: Journal #12, 4/26

16

Finals Wk

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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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