School For Education Mission StatementThe 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.
School For Education Vision StatementThe 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.
Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDE 378 Science for ECE & Elem Tchrs
U1T 2010 DL
Adjunct Faculty/Education Department
M.eD - Information Science and Learning TechnologiesMissouri Unified Science Teaching CertificationB.A. - Biology
Voicemail AND Fax: 206-666-3343
1/11/10 - 3/7/10
EDE359 and admission to the School for Education
Martin, Ralph et al. Teaching Science for All Children. Fourth edition. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2005.
www.eequalsmcq.com/moodle (enrollment key is “pArKcLaSs”)
(eBook) Classic Science: Elementary Life Science
(eBook) Classic Science: Elementary Earth Science
(eBook) Classic Science: Elementary Chemistry
(eBook) Classic Science: Elementary Physical Science
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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:
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. Contact the Education Department for current fees and accessibility procedures.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email email@example.com or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
This course is designed to explore how children develop an interest in scientific exploration. Students will observe, design, implement and evaluate activities appropriate for early childhood programs and elementary classroom. Students in this class will master the basic concepts of Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science and Chemistry as identified by the National Science Education Standards. Most importantly, student’s background knowledge will be continually examined throughout the course through the use of self-reflective exercises. To assess their newfound understandings of the natural world, students will create practical applications to utilize in their future classrooms.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: You will be assessed by your successful completion of weekly assignments, pre- and post-lab discussion postings, peer reviews of these discussion postings, and a final proctored exam.
The following chart provides the point value for all assignments in this course:
Reflective Question (Week 1)
Question (Week 3)
Question (Week 5)
Core Assessment Lesson #1
Core Assessment Lesson #2
Core Assessment Lesson #3
Core Assessment Lesson #4
Pre-Lab Discussion Posts
Post-Lab Discussion Posts
Peer Review of Post-Lab Discussion
Final Proctored Exam
Final Proctored Exam:
Each student must schedule and complete the proctored exam. The final proctored exam will include the identification of key components of an inquiry-based lab worksheet. Students will need to be certain to print a copy of the ESP Reference Book and ESP Scoring Guide to use within the final exam. The ESP Scoring Guide will be used to grade the final exam.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday.
Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week MUST be completed by midnight Sunday of the week assigned in order to receive any credit whatsoever. Writing assignments must be completed and successfully submitted to the Discussion thread or Doc Sharing area (as directed). If you ever have problems posting your assignments, contact me immediately by Email or by phone and I’ll get the problem solved.
Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of online references that discuss writing online http://goto.intwg.comand netiquettehttp://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html
If you experience computer/technical difficulties (e.g. you need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your online course), please contact the Park Online helpdesk via phone (toll free) at 1-(866) 301-7275 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help is available 24/7.
If you are experiencing any confusion over course material, technical difficulties that are not being resolved and are preventing you from completing your assignments, or general questions about the course, please let me know immediately by phone or by EMail. Avoid "Dropping out" of the course communication or failure to submit assignments due to time constraints, technical problems, or confusion. If you miss class discussion for a week, you MAY not pass the course (my discretion based on past performance), unless you have communicated the nature of your absence (in advance) to me.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This course is offered online using the eCollege online classroom management platform, which allows you to participate at any time, and from any location. Because of this flexibility, it is important to plan your time carefully.
You are expected to sign in to the class (your "virtual classroom") and participate in discussions and other activities at least three times per week (or about every other day). You should expect to spend a minimum of 4 hours per class week online -- the same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom so please plan your daily/weekly activities accordingly. You will be sending and receiving Email, performing online research, participating in Web explorations, and interacting socially and professionally with your classmates.
Email and Expected Response Time:
You should use Email for private messages to the instructors and/or to your classmates. The privacy of all personal email messages sent between instructors and students will be maintained throughout the course. The class conference area is to be use for public messages only. Naturally, all of our online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.
When composing and sending Email, please identify yourself fully by name and class number (EDE378) in the subject line of the Email. I will usually respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours. When files are sent attached to an email, the files MUST be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .rtf file types only) or PDF file formats. Scanned documents or paper copies will not [normally] be accepted.
You are expected to complete 4 hours per week of conferencing or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving Email and navigating and conducting research over the Internet. You must participate in all conference area topics and discussions. Conventions of "online etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be observed.
You are expected to be proactive, however if you run into a computer-related problem which you cannot solve through your own resources, you may seek assistance through me. Assignment will be given each week, and discussion questions will be presented. You are expected to complete all assignments and actively participate in all weekly online discussions. Lack of participation in the course for a week may, at my discretion [based on past performance], result in an academic withdrawal from this course.
To the left you will see buttons Course Home and Weeks 1-8. Under the Course Home button you will find helpful information you should read before starting the course. It is recommended that you print this information. Below is a brief summary of the different sections. Explore these areas to become familiar with the course.
Course Home contains the following:
Calendar - standard eCollege calendar.
Get Help - contains links to the eCollege helpdesk, Park Library, bookstore and online tutoring.
Help and Resources – contains links to technical help and system requirements, ADA accessibility information, Netiquette guidelines, students services and other resources needed when taking online courses.
Course Overview - contains course objectives, policies, grading criteria and descriptions of assignments.
Course Schedule - summary of weekly activities and assignments including due dates.
Instructor's Office – an area to meet your instructor and ask questions.
Introductions - an area to introduce yourself to your classmates.
Virtual Cafe - area for students to discuss non-course topics.
Weeks 1 – 8: Course Schedule
Each week you will find an Overview page (click the Week button to view). Within each week you will have the following sections: Lecture, Pre-Lab Discussion Forum, Readings, Post-Lab Discussion Forum, and Assignment. Download the following PDF document to find a copy of the course schedule: Course Timeline
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.
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 .
Last Updated:5/13/2010 5:16:26 PM