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EDE 335 Art,Music & Movement for ECE/ELE
Love, Danica Kathleen


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Course

EDE 335 Art,Music & Movement for ECE/ELE

Semester

S6T 2013 DL

Faculty

Love, Danica

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

BA ED Early Childhood Education
MA ED Early Childhood Education

Office Location

E-companion

Office Hours

8:00 - 10:00pm

Daytime Phone

816-686-2406

E-Mail

danica.love@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 14 - May 12 2013

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Visual Arts Education

Herberholz, D. & Herberholz, B. (2002) Artworks for Elementary Teachers; Developing Artistic and Perceptual Awareness. (With Art Starts Packet) Boston: McGraw Hill. ISBN #0-07-240707-7 (With Art Starts Packet).

 Music Education

Jensen, E. (2000). Music With the Brain in Mind. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. ISBN #1-890460-06-0

Movement Education

Cone, T.P., Werner, P., and Cone, S. (2008). Interdisciplinary Elementary Physical Education: Connecting, sharing, partnering 2nd Edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780736072151.

Grade Level Expectations (Print GLE's for Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education as well as the glossary for music and visual arts just below GLE's).

www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/curriculum/GLE/

MO-PreK Standards - Physical Development, Health and Safety Standards Booklet (Also use Literacy Standards of Symbolic Development and Written Language for Visual Arts Education and Science Standards for Music: Physical Science).

http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/fedprog/earlychild/PreK_Standards/Index.html

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Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Beal, Rayma K. (1993). Issues in Dance Education. Arts Education Policy Review. 94(4). 35-39.

Diegmueller, Karen. (1995). Advocating Lifelong Activity, Group Unveils P.E. Standards. Education Week. 14(39). 8.

Ernst, Heidi. (2006). Full Court Verse. Teacher Magazine. 18(1). 24-27.

Greene, Leon. (1990). Enhancing Thinking Abilities in Children Through Movement. Education Resources Information   Center. http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/20/45/51.pdf

LaFee, Scott. (2008). Let's Get Physical! P.E. Struggles to Make the Grade. Education Digest. 73(6). 49-52.

Lorenzo-Lasa, Riolama. (2007). Facilitating Preschool Learning and Movement through Dance. Early Childhood Education Journal. 35(1). 25-31.

Rivkin, Mary S. (2006). Let's Move Together! Early Childhood Today. 20(6). 32-38.

Wood, Karen. (2008). Mathematics through MOVEMENT: An investigation of the links between kinesthetic and  conceptual learning. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom. 13(1). 18-22. 

DeVries, Rheta & Kamii, Constance. (1980). Group Games in Early Education: Implications of Piaget's Theory. National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Edwards, Linda C. (2001). The Creative Arts: A Process Approach for Teachers and Children (3rd Edition). Prentice Hall

Forman, George. Helping Children Ask Good Questions.         www.videatives.com/content/solutions/articles/good_questions.pdf

Forman, George. (2005). Wondering with Children: The Importance of Observation in Early Education. Early Childhood Research & Practice. 7(2).

Gandini, L. & Topal, C.W. (1999). Beautiful Stuff: Learning with Found Materials. Sterling Publishing.

Gardner, H.E. (1993). Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. New York, NY. BasicBooks.

Isenberg, J.P. & Jalongo, M.R. ((2006). Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade. Fourth Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Jensen, E. (2001). Arts With the Brain in Mind. Alexandria, VA. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Kohl, Maryann F. & Solga, Kim. (1997). Discovering Great Artists: Hands-on Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters. Bright Ring Publishing, Inc.

Pelo, Ann. (2007). The Language of Art: Reggio-Inspired Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings. Redleaf Press.

 Striker, Susan. (2001). Young at Art: Teaching Toddlers Self-Expression, Problem-Solving Skills, and Appreciation of Art. Harcourt College Publishers.

Waite-Stupiansky, S. (1997). Building understanding together: A constructivist approach to early childhood education. Albany, NY: Delmar.

 CD'S:

Becky Bailey: Brain Boogie Boosters.

Becky Bailey and Jack Hartmann: It Starts in the Heart.

Greg and Steve: Kids in Action, Kids in Motion, We All Live Together Volume 4 and We All Live Together Volume 1

Dr. Jean: Sing to Learn with Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean and Friends, Keep on Singing and Dancing with Dr. Jean, and Is Everybody Happy?

Schoolhouse Rock Rocks! By Schoolhouse Rock. April 1996

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Course Description:
EDE335 Art, Music and Movement for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers: A course in which students plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate materials, activities and strategies for teaching art, music and physical education in early childhood settings and the elementary grades. Combines theoretical knowledge about effective instruction with the development and application of reflective teaching skills. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor for this class has constructivist educational philosophies and teaching experience. This course was designed for teachers to share their knowledge and ideas to integrate meaningful visual arts education, music education and movement/physical education activities within the core curriculum in a general classroom setting. Students will gain knowledge about the importance of recognizing individual learning needs of students within the classroom. Ideas and examples of activities and materials based in visual arts, musical, and bodily-kinesthetic intelligences will be used to engage learners who can then apply these methods within their own classrooms. Self-reflection and participation will be encouraged within the classroom environment as the instructor builds upon the students' knowledge base in each of the arts areas.

Instruction in each of the arts areas may include developmentally appropriate learning experiences, accommodations and adaptations to be considered, multiple intelligences theory, problem solving, critical thinking, use of questioning skills, current trends, historical content, theoretical content, integration within the core curriculum, family and community involvement, safety concerns, and the teacher's role in observation and assessment. Each student will being to create, evaluate and revise a personal arts education philosophy statement for future guidance of teaching practices in their own classroom.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. apply practices that nurture the whole child/adolescent within the learning environment.
  2. demonstrate a range of strategies to meet the needs of all learners
  3. Balance diversity and unity, through respecting and integrating different viewpoints, learning styles, cultures, and lived experiences
  4. use a variety of techniques and technologies in learning and teaching about the arts using a range of strategies to meet the needs of all learners.
  5. Articulate and support a personal philosophy of Arts Education demonstrating that they critically think, read, speak, and write about arts education.
  6. analyze historical, cultural, social, and financial trends and issues in arts education
  7. build, analyze and synthesize a personal knowledge base about teaching and learning about the arts showing a practical understanding of the knowledge and performance areas emphasized in the Missouri Show Me Standards for the Fine Arts.


Core Assessment:
Philosophy Statement with Supporting Unit
  • Reflective Journal
  • Portfolio Reflections on Missouri Performance Standards and Early Childhood Competencies, Reflective Journal Entries, and Lesson Plan Reflections
  • Portfolio Philosophy and Reflections on Missouri Performance Standards and Early Childhood Competencies in Portfolio
  • Supervisor and Cooperating Teachers’ Evaluation Forms

Class Assessment:
Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week MUST be completed by midnight (CST) Sunday of the week assigned in order to receive any credit whatsoever. Writing assignments must be completed and successfully submitted to the Discussion Thread or Drop Box (as directed by me). If you ever have problems posting your assignments, contact me immediately by Email and we’ll get the problem solved. Points will be deducted (up to twenty percent of total grade) for assignments turned in after due date, unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor. 20% of total points possible deducted for each additional week late as well.

Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of online references that discuss writing online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.

Readings:

You are required to read resources listed in class syllabus per the calendar for each week. Additional articles will be provided by the instructor, as listed in resources. You are also encouraged to research original sources and additional resources to add to your understandings of the creative arts as well as to support your beliefs and statements in your presentations and assignments.

Discussions and Journals:

It is important to read the assignments and write your reflections/reactions to the reading in your journal before beginning work on the assignments or participating in class discussions. The assigned readings, along with additional resources you find, will assist you in gathering an adequate amount of resources for your assignments as well as in refining your thoughts for your personal philosophy statement.

The journal is intended to be used as an organizer as you are reading to assist you in reflecting on what the reading means to you and what ideas and/or questions come to mind when reading. It is important for you to record your reactions to the readings, using an informal writing style, so you have thoughts to share during class discussions for full participation points. Your journals will also be used to record your thoughts while participating in class discussions, in-class activities, during presentations, and other assignments.     

Weekly Activities (10 pts. Each):

Within each week, an activity will be assigned as part of the discussion / participation. You will be asked to follow the directions of the activity, to be completed during the week stated, and then provide a reflection of your experience of participating in the activity. Each activity is due to be posted in the “drop box” by midnight on Sunday of each week. Referencing readings and personal experiences as well as fully explaining statements and thoughts is necessary. All items stated in each week’s activity description within the project packet must be completed.

Power Point and Lesson Plan for Art, Music and Movement (30 pts. Each):

   For each of the topics: Visual Arts Education, Music Education and Movement/Physical Education a power point presentation and lesson plan will be created in four different groups as given by the instructor. The group power points and individual lesson plans will be submitted to two different drop boxes in addition to being posted in the discussion thread for the week the final drafts of group power points and lesson plans are due. Items to be included in each of the three power points on separate topics of visual arts education, music education and movement / physical education are as follows: 1.) a definition or art, music or movement; 2.) what does it mean (benefits) for children to have the opportunity to participate in art, music or movement; 3.) Materials list with examples of how each stated material(s) could be used; 4.) Activity ideas with ways of integrating the creative arts throughout the core curriculum; 5.) Skills children use when participating in activities; 5.) Family involvement; 7.) Community involvement; 8.) How would the topics of art, music and movement be demonstrated within your classroom environment; and 9.) Implications for the general classroom environment; 10.) Other information you feel is of importance; and 11.) List of references used to support statements. Reference to applicable theorists and readings, citing sources when appropriate, is necessary to support your ideas throughout the power point (minimum of five cited sources is required for each of the three power points) as well as being provide on a reference slide. Each topic listed above should be divided amongst the four group members with each group member ensuring their name is listed with their topic chosen. The information for each topic should complete a minimum of one FULL slide per topic and provide information that is in addition to and separate from all the information provided by the instructor through lecture power point presentations each week. A lesson plan is completed by each of the four group members individually with their name on the lesson plan and (in elementary education format as provided in the project packet) should be developmentally appropriate for age group specified and demonstrate critical thinking skills and reflection of students and teacher. Each lesson plan should contain the same creative arts area as the power point. If you’re completing a Visual Arts power point, the lesson plan should include the Visual Arts as one of the three subject areas. Missouri Pre-K Literacy Standards of Symbolic Development and Written Language for Visual Arts as well as Physical Science for Music will be used for Standards in Early Childhood Lesson Plans. Lesson Plans completed for Elementary aged students will use Grade Level Expectations appropriate for age group and subject specified. Lesson Plans and Power Points are due to be posted to the two “drop boxes” in e-companion by the last day of the week due (midnight on Sunday). Each student will complete a rubric with a self-evaluation for the power point and the lesson plan to be handed in on the due date with the assignment.

Once the final drafts of the group power points and individual lesson plans are submitted to the drop box by the due date, discussion threads will be open for students to post questions and reflections and respond to each other to discuss the group power points and individual lesson plans. Two of the four groups will present for one week, during the week stated on the weekly schedule. Students will facilitate a discussion thread on their own group power point and individual lesson plans. Students will also provide questions and reflective responses to the second group power point and individual lesson plans in a second discussion thread.

 Children's Stages of Drawing (25 pts.):

Each student will collect five (5) children's drawings between the ages of 2 and 8 years and reflect upon them while referring to the stages of children's drawing. In addition, each child’s drawing MUST be included with the reflection paper (in the document or in a file attached) to be graded All drawings provided within the assignment MUST be collected within the time period of the current class and semester for you to provide information on your interactions and conversations with each child to complete the assignment. You MUST be present while the child is drawing the picture for you to provide information on your interactions and conversations to complete the assignment. At least three different stages of children’s drawings should be clearly identified and included within the reflection.  Within the reflection the following should be mentioned: 1.) Introduction - what is the purpose of the reflection paper; 2.) Background information on each child - age and your relationship to each child; 3.) Documented conversation / interaction (questions you asked the child and their responses) between you and each child as well as how you obtained the drawing; 4.) Your Reflection - including: a description of each drawing; each child's age and stage of drawing including how you identified the stage of drawing each child was demonstrating within their piece of artwork by relating characteristics of the stage of drawing to the detail within each child’s drawing (description and linking characteristics from stage of drawing to picture are two separate paragraphs); 5.) classroom implications for how to integrate the child’s interests and knowledge shown within each of their drawings with other content areas; and ways the teacher AND families can support each child based upon stage of drawing and interests / knowledge demonstrated within each child’s drawings. ** All items listed under the reflection should be included for each drawing and each child, separately. In addition, the child’s name and age must be identified within the file name or just underneath the picture if inserted directly into the reflection paper document. A rubric with the self-evaluation column filled out will be completed by each student and handed in on the due date with the assignment.

Position Statements for Music and Movement (15 pts. Each):

 A position statement will be created for each of the two topics separately: one paragraph for 1.) Music Education and one paragraph for 2.) Movement / Physical Education handed in separately based on due dates in calendar. The position statement is a reflection of your values, beliefs, and experience in music education and movement / physical education. Being only a paragraph in length, the position statement will serve as a foundation from which your philosophy statement will grow. Within this statement of a few sentences, you should explain your idea of how you want to see music education and movement education in your classroom and school curriculum. You will have a main idea supported by a few objectives that will serve as the objectives for your philosophy statement. The question of "Why do children need music education and movement education to stay in the curriculum?" should be answered as the main idea. Some topics to consider are as follows: Integration of music and movement within the curriculum – how does this benefit children (Example of theorist to support - Gardener’s Multiple Intelligences), b.) music as a means of self expression, c.) benefits of music for cognitive thinking and for Movement: a.) Relationship of obesity and video games b.) Too much seat time c.) Teachers take away recess as punishment d.) Boys vs. girls in how they learn.  A rubric will be completed by the student, for a self-evaluation, and handed in on the due date with the assignment.

 Personal Philosophy Statement (85 pts.):

 Your personal philosophy statement will reflect your beliefs about the importance of continuing visual arts education, music education and movement / physical education within the core curriculum in the general education classroom environment in an introduction. Further support of statements in the introduction citing sources in APA format in the introduction and on a reference page are necessary. Details and supporting beliefs to your introduction should follow the introduction. Each of the three topic areas: 1.) Visual Arts Education, 2.) Music Education, and 3.) Movement / Physical Education should be supported by a minimum of 2 beliefs for each topic. Supporting documentation includes: personal insights, role of the teacher and theories and readings that support each stated belief individually in each of the three topic areas. Examples of at least ONE activity with materials should be included for each stated belief for a total of at least SIX activities that include statements on materials and link specific content areas for integrating the creative art topic being discussed. Examples of family involvement and community involvement should also be included and linked to each stated belief individually. In addition, ideas for family and community involvement should directly relate to and integrate each creative arts topic being discussed. Weekly activities, power point presentations, lesson plans, class discussions and readings, and individual topic position statements on music and movement / physical education written in class can be used as information to complete the personal philosophy statement. Citing references using APA format, especially when addressing theory, is necessary. Theorists and readings should be cited within the paper as well as in a reference page at the end of the paper. Rubric completed for self-evaluation should be handed in by student on due date with philosophy statement paper. 

 

Proctored (Final) Exam (40 pts.):

1 pg. Letter to Families

Using information from assignments (position statements, power points, lesson plans, philosophy statement, etc.) create a 1 page letter to families explaining the importance of integrating all of the creative arts (Visual Arts Education, Music Education and Movement / Physical Education) within the core curriculum. Providing links to readings and theorists discussed during class as well as those used within other assignments cited in APA format is necessary. Provide an example(s) of at least one activity (including materials) and linking the activity example to at least three different content areas with at least one content area being Visual Arts Education or Music Education or Movement / Physical Education. Explanation of how the activity would be linked to each subject stated with an appropriate objective is necessary. Also to be included are examples (at least three) of family involvement activity ideas (providing activities to involve families in the classroom or for them to contribute materials to) in addition to examples (at least three) of community involvement activity ideas. A way to start you letter would be to have a short introduction of the importance of your philosophy, as a teacher, for integrating the creative arts in the classroom supported by a theorist and/or reading from class/assignment(s). Next, list examples of how you follow through with those beliefs within the classroom in your activity examples and examples of family and community involvement activity ideas. A rubric, for self-evaluation, will be completed by each student and handed in on the due date with the assignment.  

Grading:

Weekly Assignment 5 @ 10 Points each. 50
PowerPoints and Lesson Plan Presentations 3 @ 30 Points each. 90
Position Statements 2 @ 15 Points each. 30
Stages of Children's Drawings Reflection   25
Participation/Discussion 10 @ 10 Points each.                                   100
Participation Threads for Group Discussion 6 @ 10 Points each. 60
Personal Philosophy Statement (Core Assessment)   85
Final Exam   40
Total   480
Grading Scale
A 432 - 480 90-100%
B 384 - 431 80-89%
C 336 - 383 70-79%
D 288 - 335 60-69%
F Less than 288 0-59%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments should be typed and double-spaced. No handwritten assignments will be accepted.

All assignments must be turned in on stated date (per syllabus) unless otherwise changed by instructor or arranged with instructor prior to due date of assignment. All assignments are due by midnight on Sunday of each week. Please refer to the weekly schedule for specific weeks in which each of the assignments should be completed.

Late written assignments are subject up to a 20% reduction in student's total possible points for that assignment if handed in with one week after the original due date as stated within the weekly calendar for the current semester’s course. An additional 20% for each week late after the first week will also apply. With prior notice and approval, designated written assignments may be made up in cases of legitimate absence. Park defines a legitimate absence as one which include a) your illness, b) a death in your immediate family, c) jury duty, d) generally recognized holidays, and e) approved activities where you are required to represent Park University. Please contact the instructor of the missed class before you will be late in submitting the assignments.

 Emailing the Instructor:

You should use Email for private messages to me and/or your classmates. The class conference area is to be used for public messages only. When composing and sending an Email to me please identify yourself fully by name in the subject line of the Email. I will check my Email and the conference area frequently. I will usually respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable). When files are sent attached to an email or downloading in a discussion thread or drop box, the files MUST be in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .rtf), RTF, or PDF, file formats. Scanned documents or paper copies will not [normally] be accepted.

All of your online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance

Regular and timely attendance is expected and necessary to begin to fulfill the participation requirement of this course. Full participation points cannot be earned if you are absent from discussion topics. This would mean that you do not enter into a discussion or show that you have signed into the online class for the entire week (Sunday – Monday). The instructor should be notified beforehand of any absence from class in order to provide excused absence in attendance reporting for the week. Any assignments due the day of absence should be turned in to instructor by the date due unless other arrangements are made prior to the beginning of class on the day absent. It is the responsibility to the student to receive information and any missed work during absence as well as items due/expectations for the week following absence.

Participation (10 pts. For reflection and response(s) to classmates)

This course is offered online using the eCollege online classroom management platform, which allows you to participate any time, and from any location. Because of this flexibility, it is important to plan your time carefully.

You are expected to sign in to the class (your “virtual classroom”) and you must participate in all conference areas topics and discussions/activities at least four times per week (or about every other day) You should expect to spend a minimum of 5-6 hours per class week online – the same amount of time you’d spend in the physical classroom so please plan your daily/weekly activities accordingly. You will be sending and receiving Email, performing online research, participating in activities and interacting socially and professionally with your classmates. Conventions of “online etiquette,” which include courtesy to all users, will be observed. Individual posts to the discuss thread(s) are due by Wednesday and response posts to at least three peers are due by Sunday of each week. Response to discussion questions as well as peers should be constructive and demonstrate critical thinking and reflection; commenting and posing questions to your classmates throughout the discussion(s) each week. To earn all participation points for each class meeting, active participation in discussion is needed; referencing readings and personal experiences as well as responding to several classmates' reflections. 
 
There will be two weeks of discussion threads in which two different groups will present their power point and individual lesson plans. This will occur for each of the creative arts topics of Art, Music and Movement / PE whenever the group power points and lesson plans are due. Each group is responsible for facilitating their own discussion thread for one week after the final drafts are due. Students are required to provide meaningful responses to your peers within the discussion thread you are facilitating in a timely manner. In addition, everyone is also required to respond to each of the two discussion threads for conversation about both groups’ power points and individual lesson plans for the two weeks. For example, groups 1 and 2 are facilitating their own discussion threads but also posting responses to each other’s group power point and individual lesson plans. Questions and responses should be included from each student for both discussion threads each week we are reflecting on the group power points and individual student lesson plans.    
 
Weekly Structure:

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the semester and ends at midnight Central Standard Time (CST) the following Sunday.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 Introduction to class

Topic:

  • Materials for Visual Arts Education

Reading:

  • Artworks for Elementary Teachers - Chapter 1
  • Syllabus Overview / assignments and rubrics
  • MO - Grade Level Expectations for Fine Arts

Weekly Activity:

  • Introductions and Learning Styles Questionnaire. Complete the Learning Styles Questionnaire from the website link provided in addition to writing the reflection.
  • Groups given for Visual Arts Education. Make sure to make initial contact with group members to choose topics and discuss possible ideas for individual lesson plans that integrate two additional content areas with Art by the end of the week.

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Week 2 Visual Arts Education

Topic:

  • Elements and Principles of Art

Reading:

  • Artworks for Elementary Teachers - Chapters 2-3

Due

  • Power Point and Lesson Plans for Visual Arts Education (rough draft)

Weekly Activity:

  • Try an art recipe provided by the handout from the instructor.

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Week 3 Visual Arts Education

Topic:

  • Integrating Art Throughout the Curriculum

Reading:

  • Artworks for Elementary Teachers – Chapters 4- 6

Due:

  • Final Draft of Art Power Point and Lesson Plan due to the drop box by midnight on Sunday.

Weekly Activity:

  • View Finder (using your own picture/painting) and Element / Principle cards (using two paintings provided by the instructor in the PowerPoint for Elements and Principles of Art) activities.
  • Feedback provided for rough drafts of group power points and individual lesson plans.

Week 4 Visual Arts Education

Topic:

  • Visual Arts Group Presentations and Lesson Plans posted

Reading

  • Visual Arts Group 1 and 2 Presentation and at least one Lesson Plan (making sure that a response / question is provided each of the lesson plans posted)

Groups 1 and 2 are responsible for facilitating each of their own discussion threads for their group power point and individual lesson plans. Responses must be provided to acknowledge peers’ questions and comments. All students must post responses and questions to both of the weekly discussion threads to group 1 and 2 power points and at least one of the lesson plans, making sure to provide a reflection for each of the lesson plans posted.     

Due

  • Children’s Drawings
  • Groups 1 and 2 posted to the weekly discussion thread by the instructor.

Week 5 Visual Arts Education

Topic:

  • Visual Arts Group Presentations and Lesson Plans posted

Reading

  • Visual Arts Group 3 and 4 Presentation and at least one Lesson Plan (making sure that a response / question is provided each of the lesson plans posted)

Groups 3 and 4 are responsible for facilitating each of their own discussion threads for their group power point and individual lesson plans. Responses must be provided to acknowledge peers’ questions and comments. All students must post responses and questions to both of the weekly discussion threads to group 3 and 4 power points and at least one of the lesson plans, making sure to provide a reflection for each of the lesson plans posted.     

Due

  • Groups 3 and 4 posted to the weekly discussion thread by the instructor.

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Week 6 Music Education

Topic:

  • Introduction to Music Education

Reading:

  • Music With the Brain in Mind Part 1

Due:

  • Music Position Statement

Weekly Activity:

  • Using recyclable materials collected over the week, make a musical instrument to be played.
  • Groups given for Music Education. Make sure to make initial contact with group members to choose topics and discuss possible ideas for individual lesson plans that integrate two additional content areas with Music by the end of the week.

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Week 7 Music Education

Topic:

  • Materials for Music Education

Reading:

  • Music With the Brain in Mind Part 2

Due:

  • Power point and lesson plan for Music Education (rough draft)

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Week 8 Music Education

Topic:

  • Integrating Music Throughout the Curriculum

Reading:

  • Music With the Brain in Mind Part 3

Weekly Activity:

  • Feedback provided for rough drafts of group power points and individual lesson plans.

Due:

  • Final Draft of Music Power Point and Lesson Plan due to the dropbox by midnight on Sunday.

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Week 9 SPRING BREAK

 

 

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Week 10 Music Education

Topic:

  • Music Education Group Presentations and Lesson Plans posted

Reading

  • Music Education Groups 1 and 2 Presentation and at least one Lesson Plan (making sure that a response / question is provided each of the lesson plans posted)

Groups 1 and 2 are responsible for facilitating each of their own discussion threads for their group power point and individual lesson plans. Responses must be provided to acknowledge peers’ questions and comments. All students must post responses and questions to both of the weekly discussion threads to group 1 and 2 power points and at least one of the lesson plans, making sure to provide a reflection for each of the lesson plans posted.     

Due:

Groups 1 and 2 posted to the weekly discussion thread by the instructor.

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Week 11Music Education

Topic:

  • Music Education Group Presentations and Lesson Plans posted

Reading

  • Music Education Group 3 and 4 Presentation and at least one Lesson Plan (making sure that a response / question is provided each of the lesson plans posted)

Groups 3 and 4 are responsible for facilitating each of their own discussion threads for their group power point and individual lesson plans. Responses must be provided to acknowledge peers’ questions and comments. All students must post responses and questions to both of the weekly discussion threads to group 3 and 4 power points and at least one of the lesson plans, making sure to provide a reflection for each of the lesson plans posted.     

Due

  • Groups 3 and 4 posted to the weekly discussion thread by the instructor.

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Week 12 Movement/Physical Education

Topic:

  • Dramatic Play / Theatre

Reading:

  • Chapters 1 and 2 (Part I) of Interdisciplinary Elementary Physical Education. Connecting, Sharing, Partnering. 

Due:

  • Movement / Physical Education Position Statement

Weekly Activity:

  • Groups given for Movement / Physical Education. Make sure to make initial contact with group members to choose topics and discuss possible ideas for individual lesson plans that integrate two additional content areas with Movement / PE by the end of the week.

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Week 13 Movement/Physical Education

 Topic:

  • Materials in Movement / Physical Education

Reading:

  • Chapters 3 and 4 (in Part II) of Interdisciplinary Elementary Physical Education. Connecting, Sharing, Partnering. 

Weekly Activity:

  • How can you incorporate movement with a story (book, story of a famous or important person or event in history)? State your materials, objectives for the activity and link to the appropriate GLE’s.

Due:

  • Power point and lesson plan for Movement / Physical Education (rough draft) 

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Week 14 Movement/Physical Education

Topic:

  • Integrating Movement / Physical Education Throughout the Curriculum

Reading:

  • Chapters 5 and 6 (in Part II) of Interdisciplinary Elementary Physical Education. Connecting, Sharing, Partnering. 

Weekly Activity:

  • Feedback provided for rough drafts of group power points and individual lesson plans.

Due:

  • Final Draft of Music Power Point and Lesson Plan due to the drop box by midnight on Sunday.

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Week 15 Movement / Physical Education

Topic:

  • Movement / Physical Education Group Presentations and Lesson Plans posted

Reading

  • Movement / Physical Education Groups 1 and 2 Presentation and at least one Lesson Plan (making sure that a response / question is provided each of the lesson plans posted)

Groups 1 and 2 are responsible for facilitating each of their own discussion threads for their group power point and individual lesson plans. Responses must be provided to acknowledge peers’ questions and comments. All students must post responses and questions to both of the weekly discussion threads to group 1 and 2 power points and at least one of the lesson plans, making sure to provide a reflection for each of the lesson plans posted.     

Due

  • Groups 1 and 2 posted to the weekly discussion thread by the instructor.

 

Week 16 Movement / Physical Education

Topic:

  • Movement / Physical Education Group Presentations and Lesson Plans posted

Reading

  • Movement / Physical Education Groups 3 and 4 Presentation and at least one Lesson Plan (making sure that a response / question is provided each of the lesson plans posted)

Groups 3 and 4 are responsible for facilitating each of their own discussion threads for their group power point and individual lesson plans. Responses must be provided to acknowledge peers’ questions and comments. All students must post responses and questions to both of the weekly discussion threads to group 1 and 2 power points and at least one of the lesson plans, making sure to provide a reflection for each of the lesson plans posted.     

Due

  • Groups 3 and 4 posted to the weekly discussion thread by the instructor.
  • Philosophy Statement

 

Week 17 Final Week of the Course

Topic:

  • Final Reflections and Proctored Exam

 

Due

  • Proctored (Final) Exam -- Letter to Families

 

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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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

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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