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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDU 105 Career Inquiry in Education
SP 2008 HOB
Maus, William A.
Ed. Spec., AdministrationM.S.Ed., Secondary Admin.B.A., Mathematics
Copley Hall, Room 211
30 minutes before class and an hour+ after class, and by appointment
01/14/08 - 05/09/08
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Ryan, K. and Cooper, J. (2007). Those Who Can, Teach. 11th Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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.
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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 email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
The facilitator's philosophy is one of active learning based on class activities, discussions, assignments and on-site classroom visits. Students will analyze and reflect on their readings and classroom observations through journaling, essays and discussions of those experiences as they relate to becoming a teacher.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Classroom observation reports (see rubric) compiled into a notebook with a final reflective essay (160 pts.= more than 20% of total points)
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
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 Education, Elementary or Secondary), the visits are to be divided into two per level: two elementary, two middle schools, and two high schools/early education centers. Students should also select a variety of school districts to visit: urban, rural and suburban: public and private. Three of these 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 report form signed by the observed teacher and a typed report for each observation. (20 points each) All observations will be compiled into a notebook, which will include a final reflective essay-see rubric. (summary, 40 points)
Autobiography: Each student will write an autobiography to fulfill one requirement for admission to the School for Education. The final copy is to be no more than two pages typed in 12 pt. font. A rubric will be attached to the informational handout.
Chapter Summaries: The entire text will be read and discussed. A written chapter summary and presentation will be assigned to class members. Each Chapter Summary Presentation will include a one-page handout for classmates to complete during the presentation (i.e. Guided Notes or an Outline). Copies may be made in the education office, Copley room 309, with the Administrative Assistant’s permission. Assessment: (30 points) Completed set of notes over assigned chapter(s), (10 points) for oral presentation, and (10 points) for written chapter summary. A digital copy is to be provided by email of an attachment of Word document.
Guided notes to include:
Provide an Anticipatory Set, what “hooks” us into the topic? Share an overview of the topic.
Major Points to consider
Outline of specific topics/issues
Explain new terms and provide examples
Closure and Review
Conduct a summary activity for classmates to review the most important topic(s) of the chapter.
Critiques/Journals: Critiques and journals may be in-class activities based upon readings, experiences and/or discussions. These critiques will provide a short review of ideas, including agreement or disagreements with those ideas, clarifying points and reflection for their part in teaching profession. These assignments will not be made up if a student is absent as they are a attendance/participation grade.
Attendance & Class Participation: In preparation for a career as an educator it is assumed that attendance at all classes is mandatory. Attendance is reflected in the Park University Frameworks, (D:5,6,10,20,21).
Midterm: The midterm is a take-home two question essay reflection which is based on the Frameworks and Dispositions of the School for Education.
Final: The Final is the final draft of Standard 1.1 of the Education Portfolio and several questions summarizing the semester's class discussions.
6 Classroom Observations, each 25 points =150 points (See Core Assessment Rubric)
Final Observation Essay & Notebook= 50 points (See Core Asessment Rubric)
Chapter Reviews, 50 points
In-Class Activities/Journals = 10 points each
Midterm: 100 points
Final: 100 points
TOTAL COURSE POINTS: 600 + points. The GRADING PLAN is the traditional 90%=A, 80%=B, 70%=C. Grades below a B are not acceptable in the profession. See the rubric and previous paragraphs for assessment/grading specifics.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The syllabus dates may be altered upon class discussion if there is a problem not foreseen when it was written. The observation reports, journal entries and mid-term are due as scheduled. Any work handed in after that class period will be considered late and drop 20% each week past due. Late work should be left in the instructor's mailbox in the education office, Copley Hall room 309 or in Copley Hall room 211. In class writings are considered participation grades and cannot be made if absent. All work must be in the instructor's possession by the end of the assigned final test session.
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 electronic copies of work and print copies as back ups. DO NOT expect your instructor to accept assignments by email or to print your assignments.
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. PROFFESSIONAL ATTIRE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SITE VISITS & 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.
CLASS MEETING DATES
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS & DUE DATES
Monday, 01/14/08 Class at Park
"Who are you?" and "Why teach?" Introductions & Syllabus explanation.
Read Ch. 16, Why Teach? & Ch. 14, What can the New Teacher Expect? Write chapter reviews, DUE 01/28/08.
Journal: Why are you choosing to teach? DUE 01/28/08
Monday, 01/21/08 Class at Park
Martin L. King Day holiday, NO CLASS
Work on your autobiography.
"What can a new teacher expect?" Who do you turn to for help and what things do you expect to be in place to support you?
Discuss how to complete classroom observations & autobiography assignment.
Read Ch.2,"What is a school & what is it for?"
Write autobiography-Second Draft DUE 02/11/08.
Journal: What are important factors supporting a new teacher? DUE 02/11/08.
Monday, 02/04/08 ON-SITE OBSERVATION
Write Observation Report #1, DUE -2/11/08. Work on your autobiography. DUE 02/11/08
Read Ch. 3, Who are Today's Students in a Diverse Society? and Ch. 4, What is Taught?
Monday, 02/11/08 Class at Park
What is a school and Who are the Students?
First Chapter Reports due, Ch. 3, & Ch. 4. Presenters should plan for 10-15 minutes for presentation and discussion.
Journal: Should schools teach students or solve social problems? How much responsibility should schools assume for educating children about social problems? -Due 03/03/08
Holiday, NO CLASS
Rewrite autobiography (if needed) - DUE 03/03/08.
Monday, 02/25/08 ON-SITE OBSERVATION
Write Observation Report #2 - DUE 03/03/08
Monday, 03/03/08 Class at Park
Final copy autobiography due.
What is taught? What are the roles of Standards and curriculum guides?
MO Standards and Park Frameworks. www.dese.mo.gov.divimprovement
Go to the Missouri DESE website and find a set of GLEs (Grade Level Expectations) appropriate to your intended teaching area.
Journal: Is this an appropriate effort to improve overall curriculum? Pass out the Mid-Term Exam, Due 03/24/08.
03/09/08 – 03/16/08
Working on the Mid-Term is encouraged, your questions through email about the exam are encouraged, and responses to your questions will be shared with all.
Monday, 03/17/08 ON-SITE OBSERVATION
Write Observation Report #3-DUE 03/24. Schedule 3 remaining observations-Tentative observation list due 3/24. Work on Midterm-DUE 3/24
Monday, 03/24/08 Class at Park
What is your role as an educator? Social problems and community issues, how do they affect you as the teacher?
Collect Mid-Term Exam, Observation Report #3.
Read Ch. 5, What is Taught?
Collect Journal: Is this an appropriate effort to improve overall curriculum?
Monday, 03/31/08 Class at Park
What makes a teacher effective?
Chapter Report due, Ch. 5.
Read Ch. 6, What Makes a Teacher Effective?
Journal: As an effective teacher, what will be three of your goals? - DUE 04/07/08
Class at Park
Effective classroom management,
Hold high expectations for all students, …..
Chapter Report due, Ch. 6.
Read Ch. 8, What are the Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Teachers"
Journal: What "everyday ethics" will you practice in your classroom? DUE 04/14/08
What are the Legal and Ethical Issues in Teaching?
What is your Philosophy of Education?
Chapter Report due, Ch. 8.
Read Ch.9, What are the Philosophical Foundations of American Education? and Ch. 10. What is the History of American Education?
Journal: My Philosophy of Education DUE 04/21/08
Monday, 04/21/08 Class at Park
Where are we headed in School Reform?
Imagine yourself as a patron of a highly effective school district where children receive an excellent education. What if anything can you provide for students of ineffective schools?
Chapter Report due, Ch. 9 and Ch. 10.
Read Ch. 11, How are schools Governed, Influenced, and Financed? and Ch. 12, How should Education be Reformed?
Journal: What does NCLB mean to you? What should each teacher do to "close the achievement gap?
Observation Reports #4,#5,#6 DUE 04/28/08
Monday, 04/28/08 Class at Park
Where to teach? (what assists your decision?) What fits you? School Reform, DESE, Licensure, Certification & Portfolios.
Chapter Reports due, Ch. 11 and Ch. 12.
Read Ch.13, What are your Job Options in Education? & Ch. 15, What Does it Mean to be a Professional?
Observation Note Book & Final Essay due 4/30.
Monday, 05/02/08 Class at Park
Spring Classes End
Collect remaining assignments and preparation for Final Exam.
Chapter Reports due, Ch. 13 and Ch. 15.
Collect Observation Essay and booklet including copies of 6 Observation Reports.
Prepare for Final Exam.
Monday, 05/09/08 Test Week
ALL ASSIGNMENTS must be submitted by the end of our testing period.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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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