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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDE 360 C Practicum
SP 2013 HO
Ed.D Educational Administration
August 20, 2012 thru December 14, 2012
Wednesday (if possible)
An entire elementary school day
Admission to the School for Education. C - Concurrent enrollment in EDE385 and EDE 387 or approval of Program Chair
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:
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.
Student, Per Year
Send an email to Carol Williams
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
The Contract Period you wish to purchase
Your student identification number
Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this
email, purchase your Foliotek contract.
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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Educational Philosophy: I believe the best learning environment is created when
both teachers and students see themselves as learners and when both come to a
learning experience with an expectation and an intention to learn as a result of the experience. As an instructor/facilitator of
learning it is my role to maximize students’ learning experiences through challenging
pedagogical strategies that encourage questioning, reflective thinking, and
self-evaluation. This is best done
through interactive and experiential discussions within the context of real-life situations.
Through this process I not only encourage the student to learn and challenge
themselves, but I am also an active participant in the process as I learn
through my interactions with the students.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Required Forms for Practicum C
a Time Sheet of your attendance, in which you record the date of each practicum
session, time in and out for each session, hours completed during each session,
and cumulative hours completed during the course of the practicum. The Time
Sheet must be reviewed and approved by the Cooperating Teacher. Note: you MUST
follow the Schedule and Attendance policy outlined in the Practicum
Fieldwork Manual. Attendance also means that you will assist
your Cooperating Teacher as described in the Practicum Fieldwork Manual.
the Field Experience Initial Interview (from the Practicum Fieldwork
Manual). You are responsible for contacting your Cooperating Teacher and
scheduling an initial meeting. During this meeting, you and your Cooperating
Teacher will set a schedule for regular attendance and establish an agreement
as to what is expected of each other. You must submit a copy of the Field
Experience Initial Interview form found in the Practicum Fieldwork
Manual to your University Supervisor according to the due date listed in
the Tentative Course Schedule.
Forms & Responsibilities Required of Cooperating Teacher
(forms are included in Practicum Manual and/or provided in a packet presented
to Cooperating Teacher at beginning of Practicum):
two Student Evaluation Forms, one at mid-term (i.e., approximately week 6) and the other at the end of the term (i.e., approximately week 12).
and approve the student’s Time Sheet. Time sheets should be initialed by the Cooperating teacher each day that the student is in attendance.
guidelines outlined in the Practicum Handbook and the Memorandum of
Understanding between Park University School for Education and the School.
Assignments will be graded on a 0-2 scale: 2 = A, 1=B, 0=unacceptable
A total of 30 points is possible for this class:
Reflections are a pass/fail assignment with the potential of 1 point each for a total possible = 8
Lesson assignments are divided into three parts: Preparation, Presentation, Classroom Management. Each section is graded separately so a total of 6 points are possible for each lesson. Two lessons at 6 points each for a total possible = 12
The portfolio has five (5) sections and each section will be graded separately for a total possible of 10 points
26-30 points = A
20-25 points = B
19 and below = C
Record To receive a final course
grade, you must submit the Log Sheet form from the Practicum Manual
containing a record of all days you attended Practicum C with your cooperating
teacher’s signature. This log sheet should be attached at the end of your
Practicum Case Study assignment.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Your practicum schedule will largely determine when you submit
assignments. Reflections will be submitted according to the due dates listed on the attached assignment sheet. Late assignments will be accepted but repeatedly turning in assignments late may result in a reduction in the final grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Follow the guidelines and standards presented in the Practicum Manual.
Inform the Park University Supervisor prior to absences on practicum days.
1. Reflections - Core Assessment This
assignment should combine both reading and math sessions. Students
are to submit eight (8) reflections during this semester. Each week's
reflection should discuss the assigned topics which are listed on the
attached assignment sheet and must be submitted by midnight Sunday of the assigned week. These will be returned to you in a timely manner with feedback, and will
be used as part of the core assessment in this class.
2. Practicum Case
Study Portfolio (Core Assessment)
The case study portfolio is intended to guide the student in
understanding the various dynamics at work in diagnosing and remediating
specific learning deficits. This is not intended to be a “term paper” but rather
a portfolio of documented information and reflection that leads you to a deeper understanding
of how teachers impact student learning through the choices they make.
The portfolio must contain the following: 1) A detailed description of the two students you
selected to tutor; include academic needs and other factors which may have an impact on student learning. 2) Describe the assessment process and the deficits that process identified for each student. 3) Develop a learning plan with stated objectives and suggested strategies. 4) Maintain a daily log of tutoring sessions describing tutoring activities, progress and/or problems, unforeseen circumstances that positively or negatively impacted the tutoring process. (The format for this log will be provided for you by the University Supervisor by week three of the semester. 5) Discuss the gains or improvements the students
made (if they did) and how you measured that. If the student did make any gains, discuss the factors that may have had a negative impact. The completed portfolio will be due near the end of the semester but sections of it will be requested for review throughout the semester.
3 3. Additional Practicum C
4. S4. Self-Assessment of Teaching
Dispositions: Complete a self-assessment of your teaching
dispositions. Using the Teaching Disposition Evaluation—Students form,
you are to rate your demonstration of each of the teaching dispositions.
This form will be compared with the form completed by the University Supervisor as professional development activity. The Supervisor is required to turn in his/her form to the University but this is not an activity that is scored as a part of the students grade.
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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