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EDC 360A Inf & Todd Pract for ECE Certification
U1J 2010 DNZ
B.A. Special Education/Recreation Ottawa University - Ottawa, KSM.A. Curriculum and Instruction University of Missouri - Kansas City
June 7 - July 30, 2010
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Assessment of class will be done by use of Reflective
Journal writing, and Final Evaluation.
Fieldwork Evaluation for Practicum ( 300 pts)
Reflective journal writing ( 6 journals - 30 pts/ea) 180
Total points: 480
432 - 480 A
383 - 431 B
334 - 382 C
285 - 285 D
below 285 F
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
• Students are required to follow
the guidelines set forth in the Practicum Fieldwork Manual 2008-2009.
• Complete all assignments on the date indicated in the syllabus.
Computers make writing and
revising much easier and more productive however technology can also cause
problems. Printers run out of ink
and hard drives crash. Students
are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of
technology. Be sure to save copies
of your work to disk and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Phones and Messaging:
If candidates must have a
mobile phone for emergencies, they are required to turn to vibrate.
Otherwise, all phones are to be turned off during practicum experience. Text
messaging is not permitting during time spent in practicum classroom. Policies of the Practicum site must be
When visiting early childhood programs for
observations it is essential that candidates always remember that they are
representatives of Park University. Professional dress and behaviors are
required during all observations.
1. Fieldwork Evaluation for Practicum (
You, your mentor teacher and your practicum instructor will
evaluate your performances using the evaluation form. In a conference you will
discuss your performance by comparing the evaluation forms. This discussion and
evaluation should be use to improve or modify your performances and can be used
to have a better evaluation by the end of semester.
Reflective journal writing ( 6 journals - 30 pts/ea)
Write a reflective journal for each visit to your school or
program. Your journal should include the following components. Three or more
pages using Times New Roman 12 font, double spaced and left alignment. Refer to
rubric for additional expectations. Two journal assignments may be submitted
on-line as class discussion at instructor discretion. Each journal writing should be submitted by dropbox on due
date. The following topics are to
be written about all students in addition to general practicum observations and
1. Visit the school’s/classroom’s supply room and create a list of materials and
supplies that are available in your classroom. After observing the classroom environments, add to the list
any materials and supplies that you think would be of benefit to encourage the
growth and development (cognitive, social, representational, physical) of
infants or toddlers. Compare the
materials stored in the classroom and those in the Art Studio. How are they alike or different? Discuss with your mentor teacher about
how the materials in the Art Studio may enhance the learning taking place in
the classroom? Hard copy due in class on Thursday, June 24.
2. How does your teacher plan for the day’s activities? How does your mentor teacher plan for individual children's
growth and development? What
evidence of this planning is visible?
How does your mentor teacher assess the learning from the activities
that are planned and implemented? Compare and contrast what is planned for the
day and what actually takes place. Be sure to explain discrepancies. Hard copy due in class on Thursday, July 1.
3. Reflect on the image of the child in your mentor teacher’s classroom? How is that image communicated through
the environment, through the documentation, and through the daily schedule?
Relate this to the Berkley Philosophy (You can get a copy of this from your
Mentor Teacher or off of the Berkley Website) and comment about how it is
reflected both in and out of the classroom. Hard copy due in class on Thursday, July 8.
4. Describe your mentor teachers’ classroom management style. Describe incidents
of student’s behavior and teachers’ response. How effective was the management style? Reflect upon other
methods of classroom management and compare/contrast. Hard copy due in class on Thursday, July 15.
Hard copy due in class on Thursday, July 15.
5. How does your mentor teacher demonstrate collaboration in the classroom, in the
school and with families? How does your mentor teacher establish and maintain
communication with the families?
Do you see any constraints?
How are families included in both the classroom community and the school
community? Discuss with a mentor teacher a time she has had to communicate
negative information to a families. Reflect on the response and what you have
learned. Hard copy due in class on Thursday, July 22
**6. Refer to doc sharing to read and review the NAEYC Code of Ethics, and the
Quality Rating Scale (QRS). Reflect on how the two are inter-related. Give examples of incidents that you
have observed and describe the influence you see (or don’t see) of these
documents in your practicum classroom. Submit in dropbox by 8p.m. on Thursday, July 29. ** Instructor reserves the right to change this assignment.
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 95Full participation is required in each class period whether it is on-line or in 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 .
Attachments:Journal RubricPracticum Fieldwork ManualRubric
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