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
EDC 410 Early Child Dir Tchng w/Seminar
FA 2012 HO
Estes, Judith Lynn
Assistant Professor of Education
PhD Behavioral PsychologyMS Education, MS Psychology, Mental Health ServicesBS Elementary Education
Wed 8:00-noon; Thursday noon-4:00
August 20-December 14, 2012
4:30 - 5:50 PM
There is no required text for this course. However, required reading: Park University Teacher Candidate Handbook from: www.captain.park.edu/education
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:
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 (email@example.com) with the following information:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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!!
Additional Resources: Additional readings may be provided by the professor throughout the semester.
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 email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: As a seasoned educator with a variety of experiences as a teacher and administrator, the professor will guide this seminar through integrating theory with practice, sharing experiences, and encouraging students to share their experiences. The seminar is intended to be interactive utilizing expert guest lecturers, direct instruction, small group discussions, student-led presentations, and independent work. This format will facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and implementation of seminar content. The seminar is held in conjunction with the student teaching experience and is intended to be in support of the student teaching experinece
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Weekly discussion posts (12)
Power Point Introduction
Letter of Introduction
First Video-tape reflection
Second Video-tape reflection
Teacher Candidate Performance Project
Presentation of TCPP
Late Submission of Course Materials: Timely completion of assignments is required. Late work cannot be accepted. This is a fast paced semester and most assignments are time senstivie. Any missing work/assignments will be recorded as a “zero."
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The policy on appropriate conduct as defined in the student handbook will be enforced. Conflicts will be administered according tothe procedures outlined in the handbook. As computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive, students must also recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. (Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.)
Attendance and Dress: Regular attendance at the school site is extremely important. Attendance must be kept on the time sheets to fulfill the state requirement of required days at the assigned site. Professional dress is required at the school site. While adhering the dress code of the School where you are, you must remember that you are a representative of Park University and a candidate for possible employment. You should dress as if you are on a job interview every day. Therefore you should dress accordingly. If you have a question about the appropriateness of the attire, it probably isn’t appropriate. For example, there should never be any bare midriffs, or space between your top and your slacks/skirt, no see-through tops or bottoms, no inappropriately clingy or form-fitting outfits, etc. While this does not require expensive clothes, it does require clothes in good taste. You are a guest of the school district. They have the authority to remove you from their premises if they feel you are disruptive to the learning environment. Disruption to the learning environment can include improper dress.
Aug 21 & 22
Opening Seminar including Portfolio Overview & TCPP Overview
Portfolio Progress Report Due
Observation, classroom environment, student engagement
On-line discussion PowerPoint Introduction & Letter of Introduction
On-line discussion TCPP: Contextual Factors
Check-in on events of the week
Lesson Planning-Bring a lesson plan to class
Lesson Plan Due
First Video-Tape Due
TCPP: Planning the Instructional Unit
Lesson Plan Exchange
TCPP: Using formative & summative assessment to inform teaching
Resume Preparation-Lynn Prange
Mock Screening Interviews
TCPP: Evaluation & Reflection
Second Vide-tape Due On-line discussion
Oct 26 (Friday)
TCPP: Poster Session Presentation
Note: Last week of student teaching for Elementary, Middle, and Secondary
Applying for Teacher Certification-Melanie Kinney
Mock Building Level Interviews
Individual meetings with professor as needed
End of Semester
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 95-96
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 95
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 98
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:8/16/2012 8:56:47 PM