mathematics and technology applications.
Learners will be able to develop learning activities that involve the infusion of technology.
Assignments for All Certification Areas
All written work must follow either APA guidelines or the course required Lesson Plan format (as is appropriate) as specified in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2009). All assignments will be submitted via D2L or TK20 unless otherwise specified by me.
Course Objective Connection
5 Article Reviews (25 pts ea):
1, 3, 4
Due on or BEFORE 9/5, 9/26, 10/17, 11/7, and 12/5
Submit to D2L Dropbox
Resource Notebook (200 pts). MUST INCLUDE:
NOTE: Each kit listed below must include a LESSON PLAN in proper lesson plan format. It must be COMPLETE and USEABLE when you turn it in to me. That means a complete activity that you could pull out of your file, put out, and use. So, ALL components must be included:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Due on or BEFORE 11/26
Turn in as a hard copy to me OR to D2L
**Note: The kits must still be complete! So, if the child needs a ruler to do the take-home kit (for example) you need a printable-to-scale ruler in that file.
Standards Summaries (25 pts ea)
Due as assigned
Submit to D2L
Class Participation (100 pts)
Participate in class discussions and activities by making meaningful, thoughtful contributions; don't monopolize discussions; actively include other class members in discussions; demonstrate that you have read all readings when assigned.
Scored at end of semester
Assignments for EC-6 Certification
Math Trail (200 pts): Each must:
At each location, you will be writing multiple problems for the same trail! At each location, you will write a problem that is appropriate for grades K-1, one for 2-3, and one for 4-5. After each problem, include the TEKS that are covered by that question.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5(?)
Due on or BEFORE 12/5
Teaching and Reflection (50 + 150 pts ea):
**If you teach more than 2 lessons, you may choose which you want graded.
1st lesson on or BEFORE 10/10
2nd lesson on or BEFORE 12/5
I am only at the school on THURSDAYS, so you need to teach your math lessons then if at all possible.
Assignments for 4-8 Certification WITH A MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATION
At each location, you will be writing multiple problems for the same trail! At each location, you will write a problem that is appropriate for grades 4-5, one for 6-8, and one for 7-8 advanced students. After each problem, include the TEKS that are covered by that question.
Teaching and Reflection (50 pts ea + 100 pts ea):
1st lesson on or BEFORE 9/26
2nd lesson on or BEFORE 10/17
3rd lesson on or BEFORE 11/7
4th lesson on or BEFORE 12/12
You need to teach on THURSDAYS, if at all possible.
Assignments for 4-8 Certification WITH A NON-MATH CONCENTRATION
At each location, you will be writing multiple problems for the same trail! At each location, you will write a problem that is appropriate for grades 4-5 and one appropriate for grades 6-8. EACH PROBLEM SHOULD BE RELEVANT TO YOUR AREA OF CERTIFICATION AND INTEGRATE MATH CONCEPTS. After each problem, include the TEKS that are covered by that question (both math and your concentration area).
Mathematics Integration (50 pts ea):
1, 2, 3, 4
All field experience hours must be documented to be eligible to receive a final course grade. The gold field experience document will be turned in at the end of the semester to your classroom management professor, or you will receive an incomplete. If you must turn in an assignment late, arrangements must be made in advance, and a deduction of 1 letter grade per day late will be assessed except in terms of MAJOR catastrophes (ie-a tornado destroys your house, or you must have a lung transplant).
In all formal written assignments that you complete in this class (e.g., papers, essays, presentations), you WILL BE GRADED upon both the quality and the content of your writing.
Mechanics are especially important to presenting yourself as a knowledgeable professional, and thus all writing assignments must be submitted free of spelling and basic punctuation errors. These are errors that could easily be corrected if you read through your paper prior to submission. I WILL NOT GRADE PAPERS OR LESSON PLANS THAT CONTAIN SUCH ERRORS. If I find such an error, I will return the paper to you ungraded, and you will have one day to edit and resubmit the work (without any changes to the content), with a DOWN GRADE of 1 letter grade. AFTER THIS ONE CHANCE, ANY OTHER SUBMITTED WORK THAT CONTAINS SUCH ERRORS WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ZERO.
As part of your preparation for becoming a teacher, you will be expected to act in a professional manner. This includes:
Final Grade Scale and Grading Policies
93-100% = A
86-92% = B
78-85% = C
70-77% = D
If you must turn in an assignment late, arrangements must be made in advance, and a deduction of 1 letter grade per day late will be assessed