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 311 Child Lit for ECE & ELEM Tchrs
FA 2010 HO
Dr. Shannon Cuff
Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education and EnglishMasters in EducationDoctor of Philosophy, Literacy Education
Watson Literacy Center, 330B
Monday: 1:30--4:00, Tuesday: 12:30--3:30, Thursday: 1:00--3:30
August 16, 2010--December 10, 2010
12:00 - 1:15 PM
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:
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.
Per Student (Prepaid)
Per Student, Per Year
2. Send an email to Carol Williams (email@example.com) with the following information:
1. Your Name
2. The Contract Period you wish to purchase
3. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), requesting she provide your current education professors and a academic advisor (list them) access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step!!
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/.
Teachers are catalysts for their students' learning process and educational experiences. My goal is to work collaboratively with my students to deepen their knowledge of literacy education and facilitate their growth as educators. Respect for one another is critical to establishing a culture and climate where all ideas may be expressed. We will engage in conversations that challenge us to think about how to best teach every child. Teachers must strive to work with the whole individual and provide authentic learning opportunities in order to promote growth and academic success.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Resource file of 100 annotations of children’s books.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Grading: Final grades are calculated by points only. Each assignment will be assigned a point value. Students will receive rubrics for each assignment before points are determined to aid them in earning the grade they desire. Additionally, students will receive points for attendance and participation. A student's grade will be lowered half a letter grade upon the fourth unexcused absence and/or late entry to class.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 92-93Dr. Cuff reserves the right to use anti-plagiarism software to determine the authenticity of students' assignments.
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 95-96A student's grade will be lowered half a letter grade upon the fourth unexcused absence and/or late entry to class.
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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