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
ED 634 Directed Field Experience
FAP 2010 ED
Singer, James D.
Director of Graduate Education Programs, Associate Professor
PhD--Kansas State--Administration and FoundationsMEd--Washburn University--AdministrationBEd--Washburn University--Education
Downtown KC, Suite 900
August 16-December 10, 2010
Students must purchase a license to use the Foliotek electronic portfolio for their School for Education (SFE) portfolio, a graduation requirement; a license may be purchased for 3 yrs. - $87.00, 2 yrs. - $59.00, or 1 yr - $30.00. To make arrangements to purchase a Foliotek license, you must contact Carol Williams via email at Carol.Williams@park.edu and provide your full name, student ID number, program (i.e., Educational Leadership), # of years you wish to purchase the Foliotek license, and an email address where you wish to be contacted. Within a few days, you will receive an email from Foliotek with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract. Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information from Foliotek. You must then send a final email to Carol Williams (Carol.Williams@park.edu) requesting she provide your current education professors and academic advisor - list them - access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step!!
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The instructor's role is to assist the student in acquiring the necessary practical experiences to accomplish course objectives and to achieve learner outcomes. The instructor recognizes the importance of student contributions to the learning environment and encourages the cooperative exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The student shall submit six reflective pieces (two to three double spaced type written pages for each MoSTEP/ISLLC standard) related to the activities you have accomplished during the course. The reflection should include an assessment of the effectiveness and appropriateness of activities in which you were involved, a discussion of what you have learned, and your personal reactions of your experiences as related to the standards.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
1. Contact Log: The contact log shall include your name, the location of the experience, a brief description of the activity including the student's role, the number of hours devoted to the activity, identification of the relevant ISLLC standard or standards, the name of the on-site supervisor, and his or her signature. The student should keep a file of support materials such as memos, agendas, reports, meeting summaries, curriculum meeting minutes, etc. (150 hours required -- Pass – Fail)
2. At the conclusion of the course (all materials are due no later than Friday, May 9, 2010, the student shall submit, in addition to the contact log, six reflective pieces (two to three double spaced type written pages for each standard) related to the activities you have accomplished during the course. The reflection should include an assessment of the effectiveness and appropriateness of activities in which you were involved, a discussion of what you have learned, and your personal reactions. (6 @ 50 = 300 points) This item serves as the Core Assessment activity for the course.
3. Weekly Report – A brief summary (one to two paragraphs) of weekly activities is due each Monday for the preceding week. If some activities have already been accomplished, these activities should be included in the first weekly report. (16 @ 5 = 80 points)
Additional Requirements • 150 hours is the minimum requirement (you can do more if you wish). This activity is designed to give you the opportunity to view and practice the skills necessary to be an effective school leader. • Hours should be distributed across each of the six Interstate School Leaders Consortium Standards. • No more than eight hours may be counted for any one activity type unless permission is obtained from the university supervisor. As you complete your reflection pieces, emphasis should be given to your analysis of the activity including your or your on-site supervisor's actions or responses. For example, if legal issues are involved, state what legal issues are involved. If instructional or assessment issues are involved, indicate what the issues are. If a response indicates an effort to reach consensus during the decision making process, so indicate. (These are the types of responses on which you will be evaluated during the School Leaders Licensure Assessment. Keep the ISLLC standards in mind during your analysis.) It would be appropriate to include your analysis and reflection responses in your portfolio.
Grading: Total 380 points
0 – 227 = F
228 – 265 = D
266 – 303 = C
304 – 341 = B
342 – 380 = A
Late Submission of Course Materials: This course is designed to emphasize the application of knowledge and dispositions through structured performances requiring the student to read, analyze, and respond to a variety of educational situations. The articulation of ideas through verbal and written discourse is paramount in maximizing learning outcomes. Hence, all assigned work is expected to be completed in a timely fashion. A grade reduction of 20% will be assigned for late work. The instructor may make modifications to these requirements for unique and/or extenuating circumstances.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom or interferes with the learning of other students will be subject to disciplinary action ranging from dismissal from the classroom to expulsion from Park University. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, excessive tardiness, and excessive absences.
Academic Honesty:As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20
Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 24
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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