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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDE 378 Science for ECE & Elem Tchrs
S1T 2011 DL
BS in Elementary Education from Central Missouri State UniversityMasters in Elementary Education from Webster University
By appointment only
ED 359A and admission to the School of Education
Textbook: Required Textbooks: (available through Park University Bookstore)
McQuerry, S. (2009). Elementary Earth Science. Classic Science. (eBook)
McQuerry, S. (2009). Elementary Physical Science. Classic Science. (eBook)
McQuerry, S. (2009). Elementary Chemistry. Classic Science. (eBook)
Additional Required Textbook: (freely available for download at http://www.eequalsmcq.com)
McQuerry, S. (2009). Elementary Life Science. Classic Science. (eBook)
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.
Some of your core materials may be PDF files. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download it for free from here http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
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.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor and the students will work together to establish a foundation for effective standards-based science instruction. This course will include experiences that engage the students through active learning. Active learning is developed by acquiring knowledge, understanding through discussion, interactive examples of effective teaching, collaborative groups, portfolio development, and reflective practice.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
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.
These resources can be downloaded from the links below:
ESP Reference Book
ESP Scoring Guide
The following chart provides the point value for all assignments in this course:
Personal Reflection (Week 1)
Assessment of Lab Report (Week 3)
Classroom safety worksheet (Week 5)
Discussion Forum/Peer Review
Final Proctored Exam
A = 90-100%; 540-600 points
B=80-89%; 480-539 points
C=70-79%; 420-479 points
D=60-69%; 360-419 points
F= less than 60%, less than 360 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will not be accepted for credit unless arrangements have been made in advance with the instructor. Full or partial credit may be awarded at the discretion of the instructor depending on the circumstances that resulted in the assignment being turned in late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Week 1 - Jan. 10
Discussion Forms: Introduction: "Two Truths and a Lie", “Gravitating Towards an Answer”, and Peer Review
Readings and Lecture: Required Text Physics Units 1-4
Assignment: Personal Reflection
Week 2 - Jan. 17
Discussion Forms: “Seeing in the Dark” and Peer Review
Readings and Lecture: Physics Units 5-9
Assignment: Lesson #1 Due
Week 3 - Jan. 24
Discussion Forms: “Transforming Tea’s Temperature” and Peer Review
Readings and Lecture: Chemistry Units 1-4
Assignment: Assessment of Lab Report
Week 4 - Jan. 31
Readings and Lecture: Chemistry Units 5-9
Assignment: Lesson #2 Due
Week 5 – Feb. 7
Discussion Forms: “Describing Darkness” and Peer Review
Readings and Lecture: Classroom Safety docs, Earth Science Units 1-4
Assignment: “What Not to Do” worksheet
Week 6 – Feb. 14
Discussion Forms: “Birthday Candles on a Mountain” and Peer Review
Readings and Lecture: Earth Science Units 5-9
Assignment: Lesson #3 Due
Week 7 – Feb. 21
Discussion Forms: “Change is Always Difficult” and Peer Review
Readings and Lecture: Life Science Units 1-4
Assignment: Lesson #4 Due
Week 8 – Feb. 28
Discussion Forms: “Plants vs. Animals” and Peer Review
Readings and Lecture: Life Science Units 5-9
Assignment: Final Proctored Exam
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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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