Tuesday/Thursday 8:00--2:20 Cunningham Elementary School
Course Objectives: The successful participant in the course will be able to:
Planning and Instruction (50 points) • 1 developmental lesson plan (10 points--in class activity) • 1 lesson plan with connection to the social studies (15 points) • Curriculum Product (Annotated Bibliography) (25 points) Reaction papers, class assignments, etc. (70 points) • Teacher Reflection Paper (10 points) • Reflective journal (20 points) • Final Wisdom Demonstration Activity (40 points) Technology (50 points) • Graphic Product (25 points) • Curriculum Web Quest Product (25 points)
Correct spelling and use of appropriate grammatical skills are expected on each written assignment or project. All projects are to be typed and utilize an appropriate style. Assignments are to be accomplished with the quality expected of an upper division university student. Unacceptable work will be returned, un-graded, to the class member. Students should always retain a copy of any work turned in for a grade. In most cases, student work will be submitted electronically to the course instructor using the email function of WebCT. Explanation of the procedure and process of electronic submissions will be presented in class. In some cases students will be expected to submit assignments electronically and bring a hard copy of the assignment to class for class discussion and group work.
Late work will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the course instructor.
: Professional teachers are dependable, reliable, and responsible. Therefore, candidates are expected to be on time and in attendance at every class, and to stay for the entire class. Tardiness, leaving early, and absences are considered evidence of lack of dependability, and are taken seriously. Candidates will receive a grade of F on the third absence and this F will apply to all block courses. After the second absence from the course it is mandatory that a student schedule an appointment with the course instructor to discuss attendance. Failure to schedule and attend a conference will result in the grade for the course being lowered by one letter. It is the candidate's responsibility to make up any missed work. A summary of a missed class cannot be provided via email. It is also expected that you will complete all course field experience hours in a professional manner. Professional conduct is expected when observing or participating in school settings (e.g., dressing appropriately, arriving on time, remaining for the entire pre-arranged time, not canceling, and demonstrating respect in all interactions with children, parents, teachers, and staff). If you must miss your field experience for any reason, you are expected to call the school and the teacher you are observing before school begins for the day. You must also contact the course instructor by e-mail or phone to let me know you will not be present and arrange a time with me when we can discuss the most appropriate way to make up that absence. Excessive tardiness (determined by the professor) can be defined as an absence and subject to the absentee policy. Three instances of tardy arrival will be counted as one absence.