Class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 until 2:20 at Cunningham Elementary School
The teacher candidate will possess the knowledge and skills required to create a classroom environment of respect and rapport that fosters a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence. The teacher candidate will have the knowledge and skills outlined in Standard II of the PEDAGOGY AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES STANDARDS (EC-GRADE 12)required of beginning teachers in Texas. (Appendix B)
Standard II: The teacher creates a classroom environment of respect and rapport that fosters a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence.
2.13k theories and techniques relating to managing and monitoring student
2.14k appropriate behavior standards and expectations for students at various
2.15k the significance of district policies and procedures for managing student
behavior and ensuring ethical behavior in the classroom;
2.16k the importance of establishing classroom standards of student conduct and
clear consequences for inappropriate behavior;
2.19k features and characteristics of physical spaces that are safe and productive for
2.20k the benefits and limitations of various arrangements of furniture in the
2.21k procedures for ensuring safety in the classroom;
2.22k physical accessibility as a potential issue in student learning;
2.18s organize the physical environment to facilitate learning;
Point values for specific assignments are as follows:
6. Wisdom Demonstration Activities:
Final @ 40 points
Total Possible Points 200
Grading Procedures Evaluation and Grades Rubrics will be utilized for the grading of all student submitted products. Point values on rubrics will be converted to percentages for conversion to a course letter grade according to the following scale: A = 90% - 100% B = 80% - 89% C = 70% - 79% D = 60% - 69% F = 0 - 59%
Submitted Work 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. 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 arrangement are made with the course instructor.
Attendance Policy Absence Policy - 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 from both 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. 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 young people, 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 working with 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.