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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 378 Science for ECE & Elem Tchrs
S2T 2012 DL
St. Martin, Judy L.
Ph.D. in Education
1386 Sunset Circle, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
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Textbook: Required Textbooks: (available through Park University Bookstore)
McQuerry, S. (2009). Elementary Earth Science. Classic Science. (eBook)
McQuerry, S. (2009). Elementary Physical Science. Classic Science. (eBook)
McQuerry, S. (2009). Elementary Chemistry. Classic Science. (eBook)
Additional Required Textbook: (freely available for download at http://www.eequalsmcq.com)
McQuerry, S. (2009). Elementary Life Science. Classic Science. (eBook)
Please Note: All Park University School for Education candidates seeking a degree in Education (certification
and non-certification tracks), 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:
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.
Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon
receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.
Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information. You must then send a final email
to Carol Williams (email@example.com), 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.
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:
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. Contact the Education Department for current fees and accessibility procedures.
Some of your core materials may be PDF files. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download it for free from here http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email email@example.com or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage the learner to encourage exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Discussions, papers, reflections and final proctored exam
The following chart provides the point value for all assignments in this course:
Personal Reflection (Week 1)
Assessment of Lab Report (Week 3)
Classroom safety worksheet (Week 5)
Discussion Forum/Peer Review
Final Proctored Exam
A = 90-100%; 540-600 points
B=80-89%; 480-539 points
C=70-79%; 420-479 points
D=60-69%; 360-419 points
F= less than 60%, less than 360 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will not be accepted for credit unless arrangements have been made in advance with the instructor. Full or partial credit may be awarded at the discretion of the instructor depending on the circumstances that resulted in the assignment being turned in late.
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 .
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