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 606 Curriculum Theory & Practice
F1P 2010 EDG
Hunt, David Scott
BSED Elemetary teacherMED Elementary PrincipalEDD Superintendent
18400 E. 19th St. Independence, MO 64057
August 16 through October 4th
5:00 - 9:30 PM
Improving Student Learning: One Teacher At A Time, Pollock, Jane E., ASCD, Copyright 2007 ISBN 978-1-4166-0520-1
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The instructor's role is to provide students with the opportunity to collaboratively interact in researching, presenting, discussing and applying information related to the course objectives. The instructor will provide a variety of learning and assessment opportunities including- writings, dialogues, quizzes, readings, lectures, examinations, videos and web sites.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
1) Class Participation- Student attendance and participation is essential in achieving maximum learning. It is generally expected that students will attend all scheduled class sessions and to contribute to the classroom learning environment. However, it is recognized that occasions do arise that necessitate being absent from a class. Students are responsible for making prior arrangements regarding a necessary absence and for completing any alternative assignments. (80 points)
2) Weekly Reflections: Each student should submit a weekly reflection journal starting with week two. The reflection journal is to be submitted each class period and should include the student's reaction to course activities (subject matter, class discussions, comments, presentations,etc.) that occurred the proceeding week. They should not be simply an accounting of course activities, but should include comments related to learning and instructional methodology. Each journal should be approximately one typed double spaced page in length. THESE ARE PERSONAL REFLECTION JOURNALS, IN OTHER WORDS, THEY ARE WHAT YOU THINK AND BELIEVE RELATED TO WHAT YOU ARE LEARNING! Whereas your comments are your personal beliefs and reactions, reflective comments will be assessed based on how they relate to the previous weeks activities, not on the position or positions taken. (60 points)
3) Journal Annotations : Students will select two (2) journal article on curriculum to present to colleagues during the course of the class. Each student will be asked to develop a list of talking points for students to discuss and reflect on. Students will be asked to summarize the article, react to the contents and apply the content to their practice. (50 points)
4) Bridging the Curriculum: Each student is asked to share a grade level book that bridges Communication Arts with the content areas. Students are to identify what Grade Level Expectations coincide with the book. Students must share a book in 2 of the following areas: Math, Social Studies, and Science. (50 points)
5) Personal Philosophy: Write a personal statement about how children learn best and how it relates to curriculum. Please address the following question: 1) What do I want students to learn? 2) How will I know if they have learned it? 3) What am I going to do if they don't learn it? (60 points)
6) Core Assessment: Choose a unit of study in the curricular area of your choice. Develop and map the objectives for this curricular unit. This project must include the following: 1) The objectives/grade level expectations 2) Three formative assessments to check for understanding and remediation 3) The summative assessment that checks for understanding. Each student must present their unit of student to their classmates. Please provide a copy of this unit for colleagues. (Rubric will be provided) (100 points)
1. Participation 80 Points
2. Reflections 60 Points
3. Journal Annotations 50 Points
4. Book Talks 2 @ 25 Points each
5. Personal Statement 60 Points
6. Curricular Map 100 Points
Total Points Possible:
A = 360 - 400
B = 320 - 359
C = 319 - 300
D = 299 - 279
F = 278
Classroom Rules of Conduct: So that everyone can learn and feel that their thoughts, ideas and suggestions are valid, please keep side bar conversations to a minimum.
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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