TR: 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Students recognize, understand, and address in both writing and discussion the implications of the many developmental phenomena associated with teaching and learning
1.1k, 1.2k, 4k
Students recognize, understand, and address both in writing and discussion the implications of the many cognitive and behavioral phenomena associated with teaching and learning
Students recognize, understand, and address in writing and discussion, the many aspects of developing a culture for learning and a positive environment of respect and rapport. Specifically, candidates will verbally discuss and write about factors affecting children’s learning, including candidates’ understanding of the school community, students’ developmental level, students’ racial, cultural, and gender diversity, and the needs of special populations.
002, 004, 005
Diversity: Students will develop a vision of learning that promotes the success of all students based on relevant knowledge and theories, including but not limited to an understanding of the diversity of learners and learners’ needs, and schools as interactive, social, and cultural systems. Specifically, candidates will read, discuss, and write about students from diverse social, ethnic, and cultural systems.
Students recognize, understand, and address in writing and discussion the nature and implications of both student-centered and teacher-centered approaches to teaching and learning. Specifically, candidates will analyze instructional techniques that influence student learning.
Students learn and practice reflective habits while in the classroom.
001, 002, 004
Tests: Essay Test (50 points), Mid-term (150 pts) - multiple choice,
Final (200 pts) – cumulative and multiple choice
Projects and Papers: Student Motivation and Engagement (200 pts),
Class Lead (100 pts), and Observation Evaluation (200 pts)
Participation: Participation will mainly focus on class and online discussions and group activities. Reading the assigned chapters before class and being prepared supports participation. You will be given three online discussions, which will make up 60 of your 100 participation points. The additional 40 points will be yours from the beginning. Points will be deducted from the 40 points for being tardy, leaving early, or otherwise being unprepared for class.
Assignments are expected to be turned in by the due date. Ten percent of the total points will be deducted per date late, and any assignment submitted more than two weeks late will receive no more than 50% of the possible points. Arrangements must be made at least two days in advance for any exceptions to be given.
Absences during the term should be minimal. As a beginning professional, you are expected to be present and on time in the classroom, as if you were employed. Professional teachers are dependable, reliable, and responsible. Therefore, candidates are expected to be on time and in attendance at every class. Tardiness, leaving early, and absences are considered evidence of lack of dependability, and are taken seriously. If you are absent more than one time during the semester, you will have ten points deducted from your participation grade for each subsequent absence (i.e. second absence - ten points, third absence – additional ten points, etc.). Arriving in the classroom after class has started will count as a tardy. Three tardies will count as one absence. Points will also be deducted for leaving class early.
1. Written work – Should be completed in a professional style. Using correct spelling and grammar are important writing skills you must know well because your students will learn from you. Therefore, most written assignments will have 10% - 20% of the grade based on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and a professional writing style. Expectations are for quality work.
2. Adhering to professional ethics – When using professional sources in your writing, please cite sources you have used or ideas you have adapted when completing assignments. Use of copyrighted materials must adhere to legal and ethical guidelines. If part of an assignment is submitted for credit in more than one course, both professors must pre-approve this dual credit and the dual use should be referenced clearly on both assignments.
3. Speech Screening: If you have not been screened and released by Anita Beeks, Speech Therapist, you will not be allowed to student teach. If you have not previously been screened, please contact Sherri Johnson, 397-4370, to set up an appointment. Screening is not conducted during the summer months.
4. Americans with Disabilities Act: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Students with a disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.
5. Plagiarism Statement: “By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes.” from Student Handbook
6. Submission of Assignments: All assignments must be submitted to the assignment page for this course on D2L prior to class on the date due. Please plan ahead for assignment submission, in case you have difficulty attaching your assignments. A minimum of 5 points will be deducted for assignments not submitted through D2L into the appropriate folder. Hard copies will not be accepted.
7. Due Dates and Late Penalties: Assignments are expected to be turned in by the due date. Ten percent of the total points will be deducted per date late, and any assignment submitted more than two weeks late will receive no more than 50% of the possible points. Arrangements must be made at least two days in advance for any exceptions to be given.
8. Cell phones: Please silence all cell phones and put them away. Students who are texting in class may be asked to leave. If you must answer your phone, please get up and leave the class. You will be responsible for missing class.
8. Inclement Weather: In case of inclement weather, the instructor will post an announcement regarding the status of the class on D2L. Students are also encouraged to call the department if they have no immediate access to the Internet.
Additional Readings “APA Documentation” see http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocAPA.html