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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDM 225 Psych of Education & Adolescence
FA 2012 HO
Reyes, Christine M.
B.A. Telecommunications / English - Texas Tech University 1993M.A. Bilingual / ESL Education - Texas Tech University 2002
Herr House # 304
M 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, W 9:00 - 11:30 am, Th 9:00 - 11:30 am (and by appointment)
August 20 - December 7 (final exam Dec. 13 @ 10:15)
11:35 - 12:50 PM
Textbook: Ormrod, J.E., (2011). Educational Psychology: Developing Learners. Boston, MA: Pearson Education Inc.
Additional Course readings will be supplemented throughout the semester. These readings will be available on our course website located in E-Companion.
Required: 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.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Occasionally, I will add/use uTube videos, articles, cartoons, etc... to help our understanding. All links will be provided in class and in the webilography.
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/.
Educational Philosophy: The goal for this course is to develop critical thinking, group and individual problem-solving techniques and reflection to apply these practices to the newly learned theories and concepts into the practice of teaching. Students will develop practical and efficient tools for decision making in a timely matter. Teaching requires us to be quick thinkers and experience gives us the tools in which to be successful. As your facilitator, I will guide you in a safe environment in which we can collaborate, learn from each other and apply our knowledge in helpful and meaningful ways for our future students.
Class Assessment: Student learning will be assessed by way of a final paper project; two exams which correlate with Park University's School for Education portfolio rubric and performance indicators; electronic essay assignments; two presentations; regular quizzes; attendance and active participation in activities and discussions.
In Addition, all Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the relevant Departmental Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. The core assessment for this course is the Term Paper and will account for 20% of the total grade. This 8-10 page (not including the title and reference page) double-spaced paper should be done in APA format and should include at least 8 professional references. The topic for this paper is at the student's discretion as long as it is mentioned somewhere in the course textbook. It must be approved by the instructor (e.g. to insure that it is neither too broad not too narrow) so will need to be submitted by a date specified by the instructor.
E-Companion: In order to succeed in this course, you must be minimally proficient in the use of E-Companion. All E-Entries and Exams MUST be submitted through their respective E-companion Drop Boxes, and grades will be updated regularly and available for your viewing. All handouts and power point presentations will be available in the Document Sharing section of the course website through E-Companion.
A = 740-820
B = 622 - 739
C = 582 - 661
D = 502 - 581
E-Entries (x8) 5 pts each = 40 pts
Exams (x2) 50 pts each = 100 pts
Peer Critique (x2) 10 pts each = 20 pts
Quizzes 5pts each = 40 pts
Research Assignment = 20 pts
Group Presentation & Handout = 100pts
Paper to accompany final = 120 pts
Final Project = 200 pts
Participation/Attendance 5pts (per day)= 160pts
TOTAL = 820 pts
Late Submission of Course Materials: There are a few occasions on which I will allow late work. A situation must arise in order for me to make a decision -- Quizzes will not be accepted late - as those are in class assignments.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Pair and group discussions are a crucial component of our class. In order for these conversations to be as fruitful as possible, you are expected to be respectful of one another, open to your colleagues' ideas and perspectives, and ready to talk about given topics in a professional manner.
Cell Phone Use/Text Messaging: Please refrain from text messaging during class, as it is a major distraction to the professor as well as to your neighbors. Active participation is a course requirement and if you are distracted by incoming text messages you are unable to fully benefit from course discussions and presentations and thereby will receive an absence for that class . I understand that on occasion you may need to make or take an emergency phone call. If such a situation arises, please try to alert me of this possibility before class, and please leave the classroom to make or receive your call.
Laptops/Ipads/tablets, etc... If you are using them to take notes -- I reserve the right to ask for verification.
Pass out 411 Sheets
Leading, & Teaching Styles à la Gregorc Style Delineator
Due 8/23 in class: 411 Sheet
& Linguistic Development
Discuss Core Curriculum website assignment
Missouri Teacher Preparation Standards / SFE policies, etc...
Due 8/26 (midnight): E-Entry #1
Due 8/26 in class: Core Curriculum
Personal & Social Development
Emotions, Intimacy & Personality
Ch. 3 & 4
Individual Differences & Special Needs
9/9 (midnight): E-Entry #2
Ormrod, Ch. 5
Individual Presentations on Disabilities & Teaching Strategies
Individual Presentations & Handouts
Learning & Knowledge Construction
Due 9/23 (midnight): E-Entry #3
Ormrod, Ch. 6 & 7
EXAM #1 -
Psychology - How People Learn
Due 9/28: EXAM #1 (bring a copy to class & submit a copy to the EXAM
1 Drop Box)
Ormrod,Ch. 8, 9, 10 (con't)
Continue: Cognitive Psychology
Discuss FINAL PROJECT
Discuss RESEARCH SYNTHESIS ASSIGNMENT
Due 10/7 (midnight): E-Entry #4
Ormrod, Ch 8, 9, 10
NO CLASS - FALL BREAK
Intelligence/ Intelligence Theory
Due 10/19 in class: Research Synthesis Assignment
Due 10/21 (midnight): E-Entry #5
Motivation/ Motivation Theory
Ormrod, Ch. 9
Due 10/29: Prospectus of Final Project (MUST BE APPROVED BY THIS DATE IN
ORDER TO EARN FULL POINTS)
Fear & Safety: Affects on Learning
Due 11/8 (midnight): E-Entry #6
Due 11/15: EXAM #2 (bring a copy to class & submit a copy to the EXAM
2 Drop Box)
Creating a Positive Learning Environment - Classroom Culture
Due 11/18 (midnight): E-Entry #7
Ormrod Ch 13 & 14
Draw names for Final Presentation time
Putting it All Together
Due TUESDAY, 11/30 (midnight): EXAMS 1 & 2 must be uploaded to
Due 12/2 (midnight): E-Entry #8
Final - 10:15-12:15
Due 12/7 (4:00 pm): FINAL PAPER - paper copy turned in to Reyes's
office or Copley 309
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:8/20/2012 2:11:14 PM