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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDS 358 Reading and Writing in the Content Area
SP 2012 HO
Dr. Shannon Cuff
Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education and EnglishMasters in EducationDoctor of Philosophy, Literacy Education
Watson Literacy Center, 330B
Tuesday and Thursday: 2:30--4:30, Wednesday: 12:30--4:30
January 16, 2012--May 11, 2012
11:35 - 12:50 PM
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All Park University teacher candidates seeking a degree in Education (both 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:
1. 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.
Per Student (Prepaid)
Per Student, Per Year
2. Send an email to Carol Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
1. Your Name
2. The Contract Period you wish to purchase
3. Your student identification number
3. Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.
4. 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!!
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Teachers are catalysts for their students' learning process and educational experiences. My goal is to work collaboratively with my students to deepen their knowledge of literacy education and facilitate their growth as educators. Respect for one another is critical to establishing a culture and climate where all ideas may be expressed. We will engage in conversations that challenge us to think about how to best teach every child. Teachers must strive to work with the whole individual and provide authentic learning opportunities in order to promote growth and academic success.
Reaction Papers—2 (10%): You will write two “formal” one-page reaction papers. I will give you the reading material that you will be writing your reaction paper on. You will receive specific instructions for these papers in class.
Final Project (Core Assessment)—Individual Literacy Portfolio (20%): You will investigate literacy in your content area in greater detail in addition to thinking about yourself as a content area reader and teacher of literacy.
Final grades are calculated by points only. Each assignment will be assigned a point value. Students will receive rubrics for each assignment before points are determined to aid them in earning the grade they desire. Additionally, students will receive points for attendance and participation. A student's grade will be lowered half a letter grade after the third absence and/or late entry (10 minutes or more) to class.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments should be submitted on time even if a student is absent (excepting emergencies). Use email or ask a fellow classmate/friend to deliver the assignment to class or Dr. Cuff's mailbox on her office door.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
You are expected to be on time and refrain from leaving early.
Classroom participation is part of your grade in this course. To participate, you must attend class having prepared the materials for the day and engage in classroom discussion. Additionally, you should have all assignments ready to turn in the day they are due. If the assignment requires a paper copy, be prepared to turn it in. Assignments that must be emailed because of failed preparation will be noted and will factor negatively into your participation grade for this course.
Classroom discussion should be respectful to everyone and relevant to the topic we are discussing. Classroom discussion is meant to allow us to hear a variety of viewpoints. This can only happen if we respect each other and our differences.
Electronic devices must be turned off during class, unless you have informed me ahead of time that you are expecting an emergency message.
Topics and Due Dates for Major Assignments
Week 2—Why is Literacy Important?
Week 3—The Process of Reading
Week 4—Building Background Knowledge
Reaction Paper #1 Due (no weekly response)
Week 6—Questioning and Inferences/Begin Young Adult Integrated Literature Unit discussions
Week 7—Choosing the Right Material
Week 8--Vocabulary and Purpose
Textbook Lesson Due
Reaction Paper #2 Due (no weekly response)
Week 10—Alternative Texts
Week 11--Finish Young Adult Integrated Literature Unit Presentations
Week 12—Writing to Learn
Due Date for Text Sets
Week 14—Finish Text Set presentations/lessons
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 93Dr. Cuff reserves the right to use anti-plagiarism software to determine the authenticity of students' assignments.
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 96A student's grade will be lowered half a letter grade upon the fourth absence and/or late entry to 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 .
Last Updated:1/13/2012 10:24:08 AM