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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDU 107 Career Inquiry in Education
S1T 2011 DL
Elmore, James L.
Ph.D. in EducationM.A. in Mathematics EducationA.B. in Mathematics and Chemistry
600 College street Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
6:00-9:00P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
1-10-2011 to 3-6-2011
Textbook: Those Who can, Teach, by Ryan Cooper 12th Edition
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS 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. The observations will need to begin the first week of class in order to complete all six observations. 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 an electronic notebook which will include a final summative reflective essay-see rubric. All 6 Required to pass course.
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.
Midterm and Final: There is a midterm exam using a quality indictor. The Final is the final draft of Standard 1.1 of the Education Portfolio.
120 pts -- 6 Observation Reports 20 points each
25 pts -- Final Observation Essay
100 pts -- Autobiography
100 pts -- Personal Interview of teacher -- Presentation
100 pts -- Midterm
400 pts -- 8 Discussions at 50 points each
100 pts -- 4 Essays
100 pts -- Resume & Cover Letter
100 pts -- Final Summative Essay
1145 Total Points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Latework is not accepted except in extreme circumstances and with required documentation. Because of the amount of work required for this class, I highly recommend you develop a schedule and work on each assignment as soon as it is posted. Please allow time for technical glitches as they do arise. Please contact me ASAP (the day of the occurrence and no more than 2 days afterwards) if you are experiencing an extenuating circumstance which affects your ability to abide by the due dates, and this policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. However, only in extreme situations will a reconsideration be granted.
Any actions for course work involving military TDY or deployments are to be documented in writing via Park University policy. Therefore, if you are a servicemember and experience a deployment or TDY which affects your ability to meet the course deadlines, please let me know ASAP and provide supporting documentation (TDY orders, letter from supervisor stating TDY, etc.).
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation and discussion are a critical component of the course. It is expected that all learners will conduct themselves in a professional manner. Likewise, any discussions and dialogues are to be courteous and respectful. Online posting, like email, can be misconstrued. Please be mindful of how others may interpret your words or tone. Furthermore, please be open-minded of others' perspectives, opinions, and thoughts. We may not all agree, but how we disagree matters greatly!
Please be respectful of others by responding to their questions and/or comments!
I will be in the discussion threads a minimum of 4 times a week, posting comments and questions to help delve deeper and/or more broadly in our discussion of a specific content. I also focus on applicability and transference of learning to encourage you to apply the information to yourself as a learner or as a teacher as well as challenge you to consider why you think what you do and what contributes to your viewpoints.
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 .
Additional Information:An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus. BE SURE TO LOG IN EACH WEEK IN ORDER TO BE COUNTED IN ATTENDANCE.
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