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 354A Observ,Assess & Screening inECE
F1T 2012 DL
Ebright, Ladonna E.
Assistant Professor School for Education
Certification: Elementary Education K-8; Special Education, Ld, BD, MR, K-12 School Psychological Examiner, School Psychologist
911 Main, Suite 903, KC, MO 64105
T- 9am-1pm, W- 9am- 1pm R- 9am-2pm, or by appointment
August 20-October 14, 2012
Admission to School for Education
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:
a. Your Name
b. The Contract Period you wish to purchase
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.
TEXTBOOKS: IMPORTANT: Please note: the Curtis and the Puckett & Black textbooks will also be used for EDC354B
Curtis, D., & Carter, M. (2000). The art of awareness: How observation can transform your teaching. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press. ISBN 1-884834-84-1
Puckett, M. B. & Black, J. K. (2008). 3rd Edition. Meaningful Assessments of the Young Child; Celebrating Development and Learning. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Pearson ISBN 13-978-0-13-223759-8
Frankenburg, W., Dodds, J. et all (2009). Denver II Training Manual, Denver. CO, Denver Developmental Materials, Inc.Catalog ISBN 2116
Harms, T., Clifford, R., & Cryer, D. (2005). Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Revised Edition (ECERS-R)., Teachers College Press, New York, NY ISBN 978-0-8077-4549-6
Harms, T., Clifford, R., & Cryer, D. (2005). Video Guide and Training Workbook for the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Revised Edition, Teachers College Press, New York, NY ISBN 0-8077-3835-2
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: Adult learners bring a wide range of professional and personal experiences and knowledge to the University classroom. Each student has a unique learning style, needs, and interests. It is the instructor's role to create a community of learners who take ownership of their learning by helping the student make connections with current practice and new knowledge, and reflect on their own assumptions, beliefs, and practice.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
3. Program Evaluation – Chapter 9 – 25 points. For this assignment, you will interview the director of the program or your cooperating teacher to determine what child outcome measures are used to assess the effectiveness of the Practicum Site Program. You will also want to find out what activities or methods are used to include parents in the education of their child. Besides information in Chapter 9, you will want to review The Head Start Child Outcomes Framework in chapter 8 (p.225-230). You will be given a list of suggested questions to help you frame this assignment.
Late Submission of Course Materials: A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the semester (August 20, 2012 and ends on October 14, 2012). Assignments must be submitted by 11:50 CST on Sunday of each week to receive credit. Writing assignments must be completed and successfully submitted to the Discussion thread, Drop Box or Doc Sharing (as directed by the instructor). If you have any problems posting your assignments, contact the instructor immediately by E-Mail or by phone to get the problem solved.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Orientation, Introductions and activities in class to prepare you for observations
Reading: (prior to class)
Puckett & Black: Chapter 9: Program Evaluation
Curtis & Carter: Chapter 1; A new way of Being with Children; Overview of the Study Sessions.
Video training for the ECERS
Puckett & Black: Chapter 2 The Big Picture: Development, Diversity, and Standards
Curtis & Carter: Chapter 2 Study Session: Learning to See and Chapter 3, Study Session: Observing for Children’s Perspectives
Post copies of your ECERS Score Sheet-Expanded Version p.1-11 in Drop Box
Post your reflection of the ECERS in Drop Box
Video training for the DENVER II
Administer the DENVER II
Post copies of your Denver II Score Sheet Page 6 in Drop Box
Post your reflection of the Denver II in Drop Box
Secure permission from Parents/Guardians for Child Study
Complete Background Information with parents and practicum site information
Post copy of permission for child study and background information.
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 .
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