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 354 Observ,Assess & Screening inEarly Childhood Ed-Part 2
F2T 2012 DL
Ebright, Ladonna E.
Masters + KU; Certifications: Elementary Ed K-8, Special Education K-12 (LD, BD, MR) Psychological Examiner and School Psychologist
911 Main, Suite 903, Kansas City, MO 64105
Tues, Wed., Thurs. 9am-12pm or by appointment
October 22 - December 16, 2012
Admission to School for Education
Please note: All Park University School for Education candidates seeking a degree in Education (certification and non-certification) 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:
a. Your Name
b. The Contract Period you wish to purchase
c. 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!!
Please note: the Curtis and Puckett textbooks were also be used for EDC354A so students should not have to purchase additional books for Park 2 of this course.
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
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Missouri’s Framework for Curriculum Development. www.dese.state.mo.gov/divimprove/curriculum/frameworks/index.htmll
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Student Assessment. www.dese.state.mo.gov/divimprove/assess/content.html
Missouri PreK Literacy Standards. www.dese.state.mo.gov/divimprove/fedprog/earlychil/pdf/PREKSTANDARDS/literacy-Standards.pdf
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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
Proctored Final Exam – 50 points
Child Study: 100 points
During this term, you will arrange to participate for at least one hour per week at your practicum site (total 10 hours). With the assistance of your cooperating teacher, you identified a child in EDC354A to study for this 8 week period. You have written permission (from EDC354A) from the parents or guardians to complete this study. You also have the Background information from the school and family completed. In This term, you will complete the study. There will be a portion of the study due each week of this term.
At this site you will have the opportunity to:
1) Practice the skills of observing and recording children’s accomplishments using a variety of techniques
2) Participate in the development of a child’s portfolio
3) Observe and/or participate in the screening of children
4) Create an individually and culturally appropriate plan for a child based upon your assessment of the child’s strengths.
5) Include a well-developed plan for sharing assessment and documentation with the family.
At the completion of your field experience, you will submit:
1) A Child Study Portfolio that you have created with the child
2) The plans you have implemented with the child including a self-assessment
3) A final reflection on your learning’s from the field work.
4) Post your final product to share with the class.
Weekly Threaded Discussion – 8 threaded discussions worth 10 points each for 80 points.
Each week you will be asked to respond to a specific question or situation from your readings or your observations for the week. You are to respond to at least one of your classmate’s postings each week. (Try to respond to a different classmate for each week)
Professional Portfolio Standard Essay – 20 points
· Certification Pre-Service Teachers: Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators (MoSPE) Standard #7: The teacher understands and uses formative and summative assessment strategies to assess the lerner's progress, uses assessment data to plan ongoing instruction, monitors the performance of each student, and devises instruction to enable students to grow and develop.
Proctored Final 50 points
Child Study Class Presentation 10 points
Portfolio Standard writing 10 points
Proctored Final 50 points
TOTAL 250 points
F= Below 150
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 (March 19, 2012 and ends on May 13, 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:
2. You must participate in all conference area topics and discussions. Conventions of "online etiquette", which include courtesy to all users, will be observed
3. Assignments will be given each week, and discussion questions will be presented. You are expected to complete all assignments and actively participate in all weekly online discussions
Art of Awareness Chapters 4 & 5
Puckett & Black Chapter Chapters 3 & 4
Art of Awareness Chapters 9 & 10
Puckett & Black pp 80,86
Art of Awareness Chapter 7
Puckett & Black pp 34, 35, 184-186
Supplemental material provided for language – Doc Sharing
Art of Awareness Chapter 8
Puckett & Black p226
Supplemental material provided for literacy- Doc Sharing
Mathematical and Logical Thinking
Supplemental material provided for math- Doc Sharing
Music/Art (artistic development)
Puckett & Black pp78, 254-55, (4 year olds 225-229)
Supplemental material provided for music/art – Doc Sharing
Summary for Parent/Teacher
No reading assignments
Presentation of Child Study to class.
Proctored final exam
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:10/21/2012 2:36:44 PM