The teacher candidate will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to create a classroom environment of respect and rapport that fosters a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence. The knowledge and skills will be developed within the following areas, and you will demonstrate skills from each of the following categories as you complete the assignments for this class:
(Adopted from the PEDAGOGY AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES STANDARDS; EC-GRADE 12)
**Because your coursework relates to 3 different areas, so will your assignments. You will be expected to complete the below assignments and turn them in to each of the indicated professors. All will be compiled to make a single grade.
Domain I: Planning and Preparation
Domain II: Classroom Environment
Domain III: Instruction
Domain IV: Professionalism
Plan “minds-on” lessons around “powerful ideas” (Domains I and III) 350 points
*Observations completed by the professor (Domain III) pass/fail
Reflection after each lesson with a SS component taught (see reflection guide on D2L)
(all Domains) 100 points
Course reading assessments and activities (Domain I) 100 points
Creating a Learning Community exercise - see page 49 of your text (Domain II) 100 points
Annotated bibliography of exemplary tutoring websites (Technology) 100 points
Feedback provided by your mentor teacher (Domains II and III) 100 points
Develop personal learning goals for each domain (Domain IV) 10 points
Continual reflection through discussion board (Domain IV) 10 points
Relevant scholarly article and Professional Development opportunity on D2L
(Domain IV) 10 points
*Observation of professionalism by instructor, mentor, and principal (Domain IV)
*Member in good standing within the Professional Learning Community (Domain IV)
Final: reflection (details forthcoming) 120 points
*These are unscored expectations. Failure to meet these expectations could result in a Fitness Alert.
Note: Ten percent point reduction in assignment grade for each class period late.
Common Assignments for All Students
1, 4 and 5
1, 2, 4 and 5
1, 2 and 3
1, 2, 3 and 5
1, 3 and 4
Course Objective Connection
5 Article Reviews (25 pts ea):
1, 3, 4
Due on or BEFORE 9/4, 9/25, 10/16, 11/6, and 12/4
Submit to D2L Dropbox
Webquest of Exemplary Sites (100 pts).
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Due on or BEFORE 11/25
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.
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 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.
Final Grade Scale and Grading Policies
93-100% = A
86-92% = B
78-85% = C
70-77% = D
All written work must follow APA guidelines 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. Some assignments may also require a hard copy or interaction with a Wiki-space. Use the review format.
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
MSU students demand of themselves the highest level of academic honesty as delineated in their honor creed. Academic honesty involves the submission of work that is wholly the student's own work, except in the case of assigned group work. Additionally, academic honesty involves the proper citation of other authors' works.
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 and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
As the faculty of the West College of Education, we are dedicated to helping meet the needs of our students with disabilities and are eager to provide the accommodations to which such students are entitled. If you have a documented disability and are registered with the Office of Disability, please let your instructor know to expect a letter from that office describing the accommodations to which you are entitled. If you have a documented disability but are not registered with the Office of Disability, please contact that office immediately to register.