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EDE 359 Elementary Teaching Strategies
Hennessy, Gail B.


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Course

EDE 359 Elementary Teaching Strategies

Semester

SP 2012 HO

Faculty

Hennessy, Gail B.

Title

Assistant Professor of Education

Office Location

Room 317

Office Hours

T/R 7:30-8:30 AM, T/R 10:10-1:00 PM

Daytime Phone

816.584.6323

E-Mail

gail.hennessy@park.edu

Semester Dates

Jan. 17- May 11

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

1:00 - 3:30 PM

Prerequisites

Admission to the School for Education

Credit Hours

5


Textbook:
 

Farris, P. J. (2012) Elementary and Middle School Social Studies: An   Interdisciplinary Instructional Approach (6th ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.   ISBN 13: 978-1-57766-734-6

Eggen, P. D. and Kauchak, D. P. (2012). Strategies and Models for Teachers: Teaching Content and Thinking Skills.(6th ed.). Boston:   Pearson. ISBN 13: 978-0-13-217933-1

Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment, Study Guide, Practice and Review. Princeton, NJ. / The Praxis Study Guide eBook, rev. 2008. Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment. Test Code:0011  ets.org

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Recommended Texts

Marzano, Robert J. The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007.

Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Practice Test (Test Code:0011) eBook. www.ets.org/store.html

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Course Description:
EDE359 Elementary Teaching Strategies: This course develops the curriculum and instructional strategies appropriate to the elementary learner. An emphasis is focused on developing knowledge of the Missouri Standards, lesson plans, teaching strategies, and reflection techniques. The course is designed to provide the student with the skills to plan, implement, and evaluate both the teaching and learning processes for the elementary social studies classroom.Prerequisite:Admission to the school for Education. Students must earn at least an "B" in this course before enrolling in directed teaching. Will be taken simultaneously with Practicum. 5:0:5.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor believes there is no single more powerful factor in a classroom than the teacher. Each teacher candidate must strive to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet the needs of each learner that enters his or her classroom. Essential to engaging learners in an elementary setting is having learned, practiced, and used methods and strategies that demonstrate best practices. In an interactive, inquiry based setting, the instructor will engage each teacher candidate in studying, practicing, and reflecting on a variety of methods and strategies to help him or her grow in becoming an educator that will know and use best practices. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. analyze the characteristics and organization of elementary schools, and reflect upon what comprises instructional effectiveness.
  2. discuss and reflect upon issues and views currently being debated in educational circles, both those related to education in general and elementary schools in particular, critically integrating the resulting insights into their own developing teaching philosophies.
  3. analyze and synthesize a typical elementary school curriculum with emphasis on social studies, and examine standards and curriculum frameworks at the district, state, and national levels.
  4. develop and produce appropriate instructional outcomes for elementary school students in various subjects, with emphasis placed upon social studies.
  5. design, develop, and evaluate instructional unit that meets desired learning outcomes, leads to student engagement an ownership, is flexible enough to meet diverse students needs, and facilitates the development of higher order learning outcomes emphasizing the themes in Social Studies.
  6. develop and produce a social studies thematic unit that emphasizes interdisciplinary connections literacy across the curriculum, multiple types of “texts” and resources, active learning, and the use of technology.


Core Assessment:

Core  Assessment:  Social Studies Unit 


 


Assessment:  Reflective/Resource Journal, Crisis Management/ Case Study Notebook, Social Studies Unit 


 


Assessment:  Reflective/Resource  Journal, Portfolio, Crisis Management/Case Study Notebook, Tests 


 


Assessment:    Reflective/Resource, Tests, Journal, Portfolio, test,  and Social Studies unit 


 


Assessment:   Social Studies unit and  lesson plans


 


 

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

  • Core Assessment: Thematic Social Studies Unit --- The social studies unit is a complete and corrected unit incorporating the elements and strategies defined in class. The unit will have sections that will be addressed and supported by methods, strategies, and best practices.  The social studies unit will be interdisciplinary. The integrated unit with an essential question must include at least 10 lesson plans. Formative and/or cumulative evaluative procedures must be included. A notebook containing a title page, table of contents, Contextual Factors, Essential Question, Unit Rational, an interdisciplinary map, linkage essay to the National Social Studies Standards,  Initial Lesson Plan along with 9 additional Lesson Plans aligned to Missouri Standards, Assessment Plan, and a Bibliography are required elements in the unit. A completed self-assessment will be turned in with submission. The goal of the social studies unit is to provide each teacher candidate an opportunity to practice and apply the skills needed when developing units of studies in his or her future classroom.  The social studies unit guidelines can be found in the rubric provided during class. 
  • “Process” Drafts of Thematic Social Studies Unit --- There will be assignments that will be components of the instructional unit that will become the social studies unit. The assignments should be considered “process drafts”; they will be reviewed by peers and instructor. The instructor will give input and suggestions. Students are expected to revise and develop these drafts as their unit takes shape. 
  • Activities --- Students will do various activities to connect reading, learning, understanding, and reflection of the models and strategies read and presented during the course.  The activities will be focused on the needed knowledge and skills a future teacher must have to provide best practices in the classroom.
  • Farris Chapter Tests --- Reading and comprehending the ideas in the Farris text is essential, and tests over the material will ensure individual accountability for the ideas presented in the text. There will be four multiple choice tests. Discussion over each test will be part of the process. Some chapters will be a part of an activity.
  • Final ---   The final will be MoSpe essays with artifacts uploaded into Foliotek that will be part of the portfolio requirement for graduation. 

Grading:
 

Thematic Social Studies Unit

350 points

42%

“Process” Drafts for Unit

10 at 20 points each= 200 points

24%

Activities (book, research, supporting, etc)

10 at 10 points each = 100 points

12%

Farris tests

4 at 20 points each = 80 points

10%

Final (MoSpe essays)

100 points

12%

Total

830 points

100%

Must earn an A or B in course. If earn lower than a B, the student must re-take as stated in the catalog. 

830-743 = 100%-90% = A

742-659 = 89%-80% = B

Below 658 = Re-take course as outlined in catalog

Much of the semester’s work In all classes is focused on knowledge and skills needed to pass the Praxis successfully. There are no graded portions of the course that includes preparation and/or studying for the Praxis exam although the expectations are such that each student should focus, study, and set a goal for taking the Praxis in April or June. The Praxis must be passed before a student will be placed or can student teach. Passage of the Praxis exam is a Missouri certification requirement.

 

Writing is a powerful tool. Writing is a tool that will impress an administrator, parent, student, etc.  It will be to a teacher candidate’s advantage to write clearly, professionally and with correct conventions. If a teacher candidate knows and/or has been asked to seek writing assistance, it is the candidate’s responsibility to improve and seek assistance. Park University has a resource center that will assist students and also the Online Writing Lab is a resource. Papers should be professionally written and error free when submitted. 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 Late work of daily assignments will be accepted up to one week late, but the grade will be reduced an additional 10 percent of earned grade (i.e. if earned an 85% grade will be recorded as 75%).  Work can be turned in after the one week but will be reduced an additional 30 percent of earned grade.  The thematic social studies unit must be turned in the class it is due. If it is not submitted then ten percent will be deducted each day it is late. Much of the knowledge and skills gained from the course will be from active engagement with peers thus if a student is not in class the participation points may not be earned or made up.  Absolutely no late work will be accepted after the assigned time of the final. Any missing work/assignments will be recorded as a “zero”.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 This semester is the first one that is solely focused on education coursework. It will be time consuming and it is understood that each member of the class has other responsibilities in his or her life.   With that being said when in class, time and each person should be respected. Be open to ideas, willingly share ideas, and realize that the time and effort you spend this semester will help you reach your goal --- becoming a teacher. 

Park University’s School for Education Dispositions will be used as a self-reflective, instructional, and practical tool to assist each teacher candidate in his or her growth in professional standards. 

Refrain from using cell phones during class (receiving calls or responding to text messages).  There may be times it is necessary to respond to a message, please step out of the class, do so, and then return. Any other technology used in class should be class appropriate (i.e. laptop computer use should be restricted to taking notes and not used for any other purposes (internet, etc.).   This statement has been included to remind everyone of the professional standards set for all. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The following is a tentative course schedule for EDE 359. Students will receive updates and/or a more detailed schedule of topics and assignments as needed.   The first month of EDE 359 is detailed for planning purposes. Major unit assignments, tests, study guides, presentations, and Praxis preparation have been scheduled. The schedule has been set up to accommodate the needs of the students as their knowledge and skills develop. 

Week

Date

Topic

Readings/Preparation

Assignments Due

1

1/17

Course Introduction, Syllabus review, Thematic Social Studies Unit,  Building a community

Eggen Ch. 1 & 2

Farris Ch. 1

Activity 1/24

Unit Topic 1/26

Farris Ch. 2 Quiz 1/26

 

1/19

NCSS/GLE, MoSPE, Praxis, Thematic Social Studies Unit, Lesson Planning, Sharing the Sole

Social Studies Text and Districts Social Studies curriculum to review 1/26

Review Units

2

1/24

Thematic Social Studies Unit

Lesson Planning

NCSS Themes, Elementary Curriculum Scope and Sequence SS, GLEs

Eggen Ch. 3

Farris Ch. 2

Review Units

Activity 1/31

NCSS Themes graphic representation 2/02

Thematic Social Studies Unit (4/17)

 

1/26

Cont.

What is interdisciplinary teaching?

Practice writing objectives (DOK, Bloom’s) must be MEASURABLE (In class Activity)

3

1/31

Discuss Topic

Making Connections – Essential question and Unit Rationale

Strategies and Learning

Farris Ch. 3 & 6

Work on Essential Question and Unit Rationale

Strategies and Learning

Farris Quiz Ch. 3 & 6 2/02

Introductory Lesson Plan 2/07

Essential Question and Unit Rationale (2/09)

 

2/02

Cont.

Energizer/Brain Break

4

2/07

Using social studies to connect to self, text, world

The ART of Questioning

What is discussion?

Farris Ch. 7& Ch. 10

Eggen Ch. 4

Discussion Lesson Plan 2/16

Farris Quiz Ch. 7 & 10 2/14

Activity 2/14 Interdisciplinary Map

 

2/09

Cont.

Energizer/Brain Break

Thematic Social Studies Unit (4/17)

5

2/14

Multicultural Connections, English Language Learners, All Learners

Farris Ch. 4 & 5

Energizer/Brain Break

Activity 2/21

Farris Quiz Ch. 4 & 5

 

2/16

Cont.

Discuss Interdisciplinary Map 

Energizer/Brain Break

6

2/21

Needs of All, Strategic Instruction, Direct Instruction Model

Eggen Ch. 9

Energizer/Brain Break

Direct Instruction 2/28

Activity 3/01 Graphic Organizer

 

2/23

Cont.

Energizer/Brain Break

7

2/28

Graphic Organizers: Defined, Types Benefits, Uses, Responsibilities

Energizer/Brain Break

Graphic Organizer 3/06

 

3/01

Sustaining interest by varying activities, aligning instructional activities with instructional outcomes, Inquiry

Energizer/Brain Break

Share Activity

8

3/06

Guided Discovery Model, Building a Bibliography, Resource File

Eggen Ch. 5

Farris Ch. 12

Energizer/Brain Break

Guided Discovery 3/20

 

3/08

Civic Education in a Democratic Society

Thematic Social Studies Unit (4/17)

 

3/12

Spring Break

 

2/16

Spring Break

9

3/20

Problem-Based Learning

Eggen Ch. 8

Problem Based 3/27

Activity Focus on Social Studies and the Arts 3/29

 

3/22

Assessment (Pre-Post, formative, summative)

10

3/27

Concept Attainment, Building exemplars & non-exemplars

Eggen Ch. 6

Farris Ch. 14

Concept Attainment 4/05

Linkage Essay to NCSS Ten Themes peer review 4/10

 

3/29

Integrating Social Studies and the Arts

Share Activity

11

4/03

Peer Review Concept Attainment Lesson

Farris Ch. 13

 

4/05

Economics Education, Praxis overview, Portfolio Writing

Develop Praxis study plan

Final Portfolio Writing 5/03

Thematic Social Studies Unit (4/17)

12

4/10

Linkage Essay to NCSS Ten Themes peer review, Differentiation, Expectations for All

 

4/12

Differentiation, Expectations for All, further discussion of best practices

Self Assessment of Unit (4/17) calculated and handed in with unit

13

4/17

Praxis Review, study guides, best practices, differentiation

Thematic Social Studies Unit Due

 

4/19

Praxis Review, study guides, best practices, differentiation

14

4/24

Praxis Simulation (2 hour)

 

4/26

Praxis

Review the Semester

15

5/01

Praxis Discussion, Dispositions filled out, Portfolio Writing and planning

Share the BEST! (worth 2 activities)

 

5/03

Discuss Portfolio essays (take notes for future use)

Let the Sharing continue

If needed may re-submit Thematic Social Studies Unit at scheduled final time

16

Final

 

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
4, 5, 6  Development of unit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
____ The more than the 14 listed unit's elements are developed in detail.







____ The author's intentions are detailed and referenced.







____ The Teaching Strategies are original, organized, and “classroom ready”;  







____ Attachments  are included, labeled and are of excellent quality.







____ The work is an original synthesis with documented resources and demonstrates creativity and enthusiasm throughout the lessons in the unit.























 
____Thirteen of the listed unit's elements are developed in detail.







____ The author's intentions are clearly stated.







____ The Teaching Strategies are “classroom ready”  







____ All attachments  are included and are of good quality.







____ The work is an original synthesis and demonstrates creativity and enthusiasm in 8 or 9 lessons.























 
____ Twelve of unit's various elements are included.







____ The author's intentions must be inferred.







____ The Teaching Strategies are somewhat “classroom ready”  







____ Nearly all attachments  are included and are of good quality.







____ The work is partially original synthesis., but mostly copied from other sources, ex. Internet.







____ The author's creativity and enthusiasm in the topic is difficult to identify in the unit.















 
___Eleven or fewer of the unit's elements are included.







___The author's intentions can not be established.







___Few attachments are included and/or are of poor quality.







___The work is a re-creation of other sources, ex. Internet.







___The unit lacks creativity and enthusiasm, ex. Direct instruction only.















 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3, 4, 5  Learning Goals/Objectives                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
____ Ten or more lessons are aligned  with national, state, and local standards.







____ Five outcomes/goals for unit are identified and explained at the beginning of the unit and each corresponding lesson and evaluation has the appropriate outcome/goal referenced .







___  Two measurable behavior objectives that incorporates varying levels of Bloom's Taxonomy for each lesson







____   Objectives enhance the anticipatory set,  procedures, and lesson assessment







____   Objectives are motivating  for students' age and development







___   Documentation is included of surrounding area public school guidelines for unit compliance























 
____Ten lessons are aligned with national, state, or local standards







____Five outcomes/goals are identified at the beginning of the unit.







___   A measurable objective that utilizes Bloom's Taxonomy is included in each lesson.







____   Objectives match each procedure and lesson assessment







____   Objectives are appropriate for students' age and development, and surrounding area public school guidelines















 
____Nine to eight lessons are aligned with national, state, or local standards







____Four to three outcomes/goals are indentified for unit, but not specifically connected to the lessons.







___   A measurable objective is written for each lesson







____   Two or less objectives do not clearly  match the procedures and lesson assessment







____   Some objectives do not appear to be motivating for students' age and development and questionable compliance with surrounding area public school guidelines















 
___Seven or less of the lessons are aligned with National, state, or local standards.







___Two or less outcomes/goals for the unit are not listed at the beginning of each lesson.







___Each lesson does not contain a measurable objective.







___Three or more objectives do not clearly match the procedures and lesson assessment.







___Objectives do not appear to be motivating for students' age and development and are inappropriate for surrounding area public school guidelines.







 
Evaluations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
3, 5  Assessment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
_____Alignment of assessment with learning goals/objectives, anticipatory set,  and instruction with explanation







____    Detailed explanation of criteria for performance and/or assessment.







____    Detailed explanation and inclusion of Student-self evaluation ready for class use.







____Detailed Adaptations or accommodations for special needs that are lesson specific























 
_____ Alignment of assessment with learning goals/objectives and instruction







____    Clarity of criteria for performance and/or assessment







____    Inclusion of  Student self-evaluation ready for class use.







____Adaptations or accommodations for special needs are lesson specific























 
_____ Inferred alignment with learning goals/objectives and instruction.







____  Inferred criteria for performance and/or assessment.







____  Student self-evaluation not ready for class use.







____Adaptations/accommodations for special needs are not lesson specific for each lesson















 
___Little identifiable alignment with learning goals/objectives and instruction.







___Little identifiable criteria for performance and/or assessment.







___No student self-evaluation included.







___Adaptations/accommodations for special needs are missing.







 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 5   Contextual Factors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
____  Detailed information that includes statistics and reflection of Community, school, and classroom factors







____  Detailed information that includes specifics, such as testing information, and reflection of characteristics of students







____  Detailed information and reflection of students' varied approaches to learning that includes specific learning styles, intelligences, etc.  







____  Detailed information and reflection of students' skills and prior learning, such as reference to examples







____  Explicit of three or more implications for instructional planning and assessment (specific examples)















 
____  Information and reflection of Community, school, and classroom factors are all documented







____  Information and reflection of characteristics of students are documented







____  Information and reflection of students' varied approaches to learning are documented







____  Information and reflection of students' skills and prior learning are documented







____  Two or more implications for instructional planning and assessment are easily identified















 
____Information and reflection of two of the three factors:  Community, school, or classroom







____ Brief information and reflection of characteristics of students that limits the evaluator's ability to evaluate lesson plans with student ability.







____ Brief information and reflection of students' varied approaches to learning







____Little information and reflection of students' skills and prior learning







____  One or more implications for instructional planning and assessment.















 
___Information and reflection of one of the three factors:  community, school, or classroom.







___Missing information and/or reflection of the characteristics of the students.







___Missing information and/or reflection of students' varied approaches to learning.







___ Missing information and reflection of student's skills and/or prior learning,







___Missing implications for instructional planning and assessment.







 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 4, 5, 6  Instructional Effectiveness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
____The unit overall is appropriate for the age level and is documented with curriculum guides, pre-testing, etc.







____The sequence of every Teaching Strategy, as well as that of the activities within each Teaching Strategy, are documented with evidence that they are natural and logical.







____The unit documents elements for different learning styles/multiple intelligences and identifies these elements in over 5 lessons..







____ Adaptations for every lesson are included and explained in detail to help diverse learners achieve learning outcomes.







____The unit documents relationship to children's interests and prior knowledge.







____Four or more assessments are included and analyzed















 
____The unit overall is appropriate for the age level specified







____The sequence of every Teaching Strategy, as well as that of the activities within each Teaching Strategy, seems natural and logical.







____The unit has over 3 lessons that account for different learning styles/multiple intelligences







____ Adaptations for every lesson are included to help diverse learners achieve learning outcomes.







____The unit relates to children's interests and prior knowledge according to national standards.







____At least 3 methods for assessing learning are included















 
____The unit has at least one element that is not appropriate for the age level specified.







____The sequence of one of the Teaching Strategies or activities within each Teaching Strategy, does not seem natural and logical.







____The unit has less than 3 accommodations or lessons that address different learning styles/multiple intelligences







____ Adaptations for every lesson are included to help diverse learners, but do not relate to learning outcomes and/or lack relevancy or creativity.







____The unit can be inferred to relate to children's interests and prior knowledge, but includes no direct proof.







____ At least two methods of assessment are included.















 
___The unit is not appropriate for the age level specified according to national standards.







___The sequence of more than one of the Teaching Strategies or activities with in each Teaching Strategy, does not seem natural and logical.







___The unit has no accommodations or lessons that address different learning styles/multiple intelligences.







___Adaptations to help diverse learners are missing.







___The unit can not be inferred to relate to children's interests and prior knowledge.







___ Less than two methods of assessment are included.















 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
3, 4, 5, 6  Design for Instruction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
____   A creative, engaging introductory lesson that sets a tone of excitement for future lessons.







____  Documented and explained alignment with learning goals/objectives







____  Closure/summary lesson that summarizes the unit with excitement.







Lessons include:







____  Standards (national, state, and local)







____ Anticipatory Set (creative, motivating, and lesson specific)







____ Objectives (measurable, motivating and match the lesson procedures)







____  Clarity of Procedures (steps) of lesson plan that are detailed, descriptive, and sequential.







____ Closure is brief, is motivating, assesses learning, and related to objective.







____ Creative and motivating adaptations/accommodations that are lesson specific for special needs















 
____Introductory lesson that sets the engages the students for future lessons.







____  Clear alignment with learning goals/objectives







____  Closure/summary lesson that summarizes the unit.























Lessons include:







____  Standards (National and State)







____ Anticipatory Set (lesson specific)







____ Objectives (measurable and related to lesson procedures)







____  Clarity of Procedures (steps) of lesson plan that are sequential







____ Closure is brief and assesses objective







____ Appropriate adaptations/accommodations for special needs that are lesson specific















 
____ An introductory lesson that starts the unit, but isn't engaging or motivating for future lessons.







____  Inferred alignment with learning goals/objectives in each lesson.







____  An inferred closure/summary lesson







Lessons include:







____  Standards (State)







____ Anticipatory Set (not lesson specific)







____ Objectives included, but not clearly related to the lesson.







____  Procedures (steps) of lesson plan must be interpreted







____ Closure is lengthy and teaches.







____Adaptations/accommodations for special needs are not lesson specific















 
___Missing the introductory lesson.







___No alignment with learning goals in each lesson.







__No closure/ summary lesson.







Lessons lack:







___Standards







___Anticipatory Set







___Objectives that match the lesson







___Clarity of Procedures (steps)







     of lesson plan







___Closure







___Adaptations/accommodations







for special needs







 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
6 Mechanics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
___More than the 14 elements of the unit are present (see checklist)







____ Unit is proofread and free of typos and errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.







____ Unit is presented so that it has a colorful creative, but also neat and professional appearance in an appropriate binder.







____Elements of the unit are clearly labeled, easy to find and numbered for table of contents.







____ Teaching Strategies contain all the required sections as specified in the model provided in class and include references.















 
___The 14 required elements of the unit are present (see checklist)







____ Unit is proofread and has less than 5 typos and errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.







____ Unit is presented so that it has a neat, professional appearance in an appropriate binder.







____Elements in the unit are clearly labeled and easy to find.







____ Teaching Strategies contain all elements as specified in the model provided in class, are sequential, and written so that they are easy to follow.















 
___Less than 14 of the  required elements of the unit are present (see checklist)







____ Unit is proofread and has less than 10 typos and errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.







____ Unit is presented so that it has in an appropriate binder.







____Elements of the unit are easily found or clearly labeled. ____ Teaching Strategies are included and follow the model provided in class.















 
___Less than 12 of the required elements of the unit are present (see checklist)







___Unit has more than 10 typos and errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.







___Unit is not in an appropriate binder.







___Elements of the unit are not labeled or easily found.







___Teaching Strategies are missing elements or are difficult to interpret (follow).







 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
3, 4, 6  Unit Design                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
____NCSS and Missouri Standards are incorporated into the unit, and referred to in the unit and lesson plans.







____ The unit is interdisciplinary, encompassing at least 5 subject areas (Social Studies, Communication Arts, Mathematics, Science, etc.)







____ A variety of  8 or more resources were used to develop the unit, and are clearly documented both within the unit, lesson plans and in a bibliography.







____ The Content Outline/Map is colorful and contains at least 6 subjects with at least 10 Key concepts in each subject area.







____ Outcome statements are written to take students to higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation) and include affective, psychomotor, and cognitive domains.







____ Teaching Strategies compliment the stated outcomes and an explanation of their effectiveness is included.







____ Assessment procedures (both daily and overall) assess whether stated outcomes are met and include at least one rational to demonstrate the relationship.







___All elements of the unit are coherent, fit together consistently and polished.















 
____NCSS and Missouri Standards are incorporated into the unit and lesson plans.







____ The unit is interdisciplinary, encompassing 3-4 subject areas (Social Studies, Communication Arts, Mathematics, Science, etc.)







____ A variety of 5 or more resources were used to develop the unit, and are clearly documented within the unit and in a bibliography.







____ The Content Outline/Map contains at least 5 subject areas with at least 6 Key Concepts.







____ Outcome statements are written to take students to higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation)







____ Teaching Strategies clearly compliment the stated outcomes.







____ Assessment procedures (both daily and overall) will assess whether stated outcomes are met.







___All elements of the unit are coherent and fit together consistently.















 
____NCSS or Missouri Standards are incorporated into the unit and lesson plans.







____ The unit is interdisciplinary, encompassing less than 3 subject areas (Social Studies, Communication Arts, Mathematics, Science, etc.)







____ A variety of 4 or more resources were used to develop the unit and are listed in the bibliography.







____ The Content Outline/Map contains 4 subject areas with at least 4 key concepts.







____ Outcome statements are written using different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy







____ Teaching Strategies can be inferred to compliment the stated outcomes.







____ Assessment procedures for daily or overall are included and will assess whether stated outcomes are met.







___All elements of the unit are coherent.















 
___NCSS and Missouri Standards are missing in the unit and the lesson plans.







____ The unit is interdisciplinary, encompassing less than 2 subject areas (Social Studies, Communication Arts, Mathematics, Science, etc.)







___Less than 2 resources were used to develop the unit and are listed in the bibliography.







___The Content Outline/Map contains fewer than 4 subject areas with fewer than 4 key concepts.







___Outcome statements do not include different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy







___Teaching Strategies do not compliment the stated outcomes.







___Assessment procedures are missing.







___Elements of the unit are disjointed and lack coherence.







 

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