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  • 1. Saint Leo University Graduate Studies in Education New Student Orientation
  • 2. How to participate in the conference  Check your audio tools to be sure your mic is working  If you want to speak, click on the raise hand button  I will give you the mic- imagine you are holding a mic- when you have finished speaking, you must click off the mic  The Chat Feature is on so you can use it at all times  Revised: 8/17/12 2
  • 3. Welcome to Graduate Studies in Education Within this power point presentation you will find valuable information designed to make your time at Saint Leo not only pleasant, but instructionally fulfilling. Please take the time to review the presentation as well as the links contained in the slides. 3
  • 4. Full-time Instructors in the Grad Ed Program Dr. Sharyn N. Disabato, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Education Dr. Lin Carver, Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Charles Dennis Hale, Professor of Education Dr. Keya Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Carol Todd, Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Dwight Raines, Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Elaine Omann, Assistant Professor of Education 4
  • 5. Saint Leo University  Catholic liberal arts based university serving all people of all faiths  Charter- June 4, 1889 – order of St. Benedict  The University creates a student-centered environment in which love of learning is of prime importance.  Members of the community are expected to examine and express values, listen respectfully and respond to the opinions of others, serve the community and welcome others into their lives 5
  • 6. Core Values of Saint Leo University Excellence - Saint Leo University is an educational enterprise. All of us, individually and collectively, work hard to ensure that our students develop the character, learn the skills and assimilate the knowledge essential to become morally responsible leaders. The success of our University depends upon a conscientious commitment to our mission, vision and goals. Community - Saint Leo University develops hospitable Christian learning communities everywhere we serve. We foster a spirit of belonging, unity and interdependence based on mutual trust and respect to create socially responsible environments that challenge all of us to listen, to learn, to change and to serve. Respect - Animated in the spirit of Jesus Christ, we value all individuals' unique talents, respect their dignity and strive to foster their commitment to excellence in our work. Our community's strength depends on the unity and diversity of our people, on the free exchange of ideas and on learning, living and working harmoniously. Personal Development - Saint Leo University stresses the development of every person's mind, spirit and body for a balanced life. All members of the Saint Leo University community must demonstrate their commitment to personal development to help strengthen the character of our community. Responsible Stewardship - Our Creator blesses us with an abundance of resources. We foster a spirit of service to employ our resources to university and community development. We must be resourceful. We must optimize and apply all of the resources of our community to fulfill Saint Leo University's mission and goals. Integrity -The commitment of Saint Leo University to excellence demands that its members live its mission and deliver on its promise. The faculty, staff and students pledge to be honest, just and consistent in word and deed. 6
  • 7. Academic Honor Code Saint Leo University holds all students to the highest standards of honesty and personal integrity in every phase of their academic life. All students have a responsibility to uphold the Academic Honor Code by refraining from any form of academic misconduct, presenting only work that is genuinely their own, and reporting any observed instance of academic dishonesty to a faculty member. 7
  • 8. Academic Misconduct Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to the following categories: A. Cheating: • Providing or receiving academic work to or from another student without the permission of the instructor/professor. • Buying or selling academic work. • Violating test conditions. • Forging academic documents. • Copying computer programs. 8
  • 9. Academic Misconduct B. Plagiarism: • Stealing and passing off the ideas and words of another as one's own or using the work of another without crediting the source whether that source is authored by a professional or a peer. • Submitting an article or quoted material from a periodical or the internet as one’s own. • Retyping or re-titling another student's paper and handing it in as one’s own. • Intentionally or unintentionally failing to cite a source. 9
  • 10. Academic Misconduct C. Complicity: • Helping another student commit an act of academic dishonesty. D. Misrepresentation: • Resubmitting previous work, in whole or in part, for a current assignment without the written consent of the current instructor(s). • Having another student complete one’s own assignments, quizzes, or exams. • Lying to a professor. • Fabricating a source. 10  
  • 11. Saint Leo Portal From this link you can access your SLU email, eLion, Foliotek (EL 1 year only), and eCollege. 11
  • 12. Saint Leo E-Mail  This email is the official form of communication  Use your student number on all communications  Students are required to check their Saint Leo email daily for all information  Faculty are required to only use Saint Leo email and will not respond to your questions/concerns if you use an alternate email.  Student Email Format: firstname.lastname@email.saintl 12
  • 13. eLion  You should print out your program evaluation  You will be able to access your grades.  You can register for courses.  You can access financial aid information and other financial information.  You can access your transcripts. 13
  • 14. Orientations and Resources  You will be required to complete several orientations: – eCollege- prior to beginning the course – APA course- by the end of the term – Library Tour- by the end of the semester  Resources – – – – Grammarly@edu SLU Graduate Academic Catalog Graduate Studies in Education Handbook 14
  • 15. Advisor  Each student is assigned an academic advisor.  Your advisor’s name will appear on the program outline.  You should contact your advisor each term to determine the course(s) to take. 15
  • 16. Registration  Once a term begins, you are able to register for the next term.  After you have contacted your advisor you may contact: The re-enrollment specialistKristina Deakins ( ) who will help you with registration after you had advising. 16
  • 17. Graduate Education Required APA Tutorial  Step 1: SLU Library link   click on APA Tutorial (Harvard University)  Step 2:  Now complete all the modules along with the Learning Checks at the end of each module  Step 3: Use Print screen option at the completion of each learning check and copy your print screen images into one MS Word document, put your name your student id number and as an email to your advisor. 17
  • 18. Saint Leo University Library Tour Use the following link to access the tour of our library resources: 18
  • 19. Saint Leo University Graduate Academic Catalog  Please download the graduate academic catalog for your year of admission.  Your catalog year is listed on your program evaluation.  Please read through the catalog as you are responsible for its contents.  If you have any questions regarding the catalog, please contact your advisor.  Download a copy of the online graduate catalog from the following link 19
  • 20. Graduate Education Student Handbook  A new student handbook is being distributed through SLU email.  This handbook details additional information that you will need to know some of which is not in the SLU Graduate Catalog.  Please review the handbook and use this as a resource throughout your program. 20
  • 21. IPLAS EL Students in Foliotek  This is your electronic portfolio  IPLAS is for the Educational Leadership program.  You will be required to upload specific assignments to document your mastery of the state standards.  The specific information on how to use the system is located in your eCollege course or will be sent to you in email by your instructor.  Contact  if you have difficulty with Foliotek. 21
  • 22. Learning Outcomes Manager (LOM) Learning Outcomes Manager (LOM) for ESE and Reading students All students are required to upload assignments to the eCollege shell for this course via the link in the My Saint Leo Portal. Students must upload assignments to eCollege by the assignment due date listed on the course syllabus/weekly schedule. If an assignment is not uploaded and submitted by the due date, it will be treated as a late assignment and will not be graded until the upload is complete. Certain assignments are designated as being part of the Learning Outcomes Manager (LOM) and are designed to document student mastery of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices and other state standards as required by the Florida Department of Education. All LOM assignments and related rubric criteria must be successfully completed prior to receiving a passing grade in the course. 22
  • 23. Technology Requirements  Computer that uses Windows 2003 or higher  Access to the internet  Microsoft office suite- word, excel, and PPT  Preferably Internet 7.0  Virus protection on your computer  Headset for Blackboard Collaborate Elluminate sessions  Help Desk- 352-588-8888 23
  • 24. Ordering Textbooks  MBS Bookstore   Click on “Order My Books” (in blue)  Select Financial aid or no financial aid  Select term Continued on next page 24
  • 25. Ordering Textbooks (continued) Select Center: Click in the box next to “Graduate Studies in Education” (in the middle column or Online Graduate Education) or next to “Online Graduate Education” if you are taking online classes. Click in the box next to the Course Number: For example EDU 633 Click on “Submit Course ID Selection(s)” at the bottom of the page
  • 26. Ordering Textbooks con’t.   For each book listed: Select: “Buy New,” “Buy Used,” or “Don’t Buy”  Click on “Add Items to Cart”  Click on “Order My Books” (in blue at the top of the page)  Go to the bottom of the next page and click on “Add Items to Cart”  Click on “Proceed to Check Out”  Enter information for “New Customer” or “Returning Users”  Click on “Continue” 26
  • 27. Class Attendance – You must attend the first face to face course or you will be dropped unless you have made prior arrangements with the professor. – In an online course you must sign into the course during Week 1 or you will be dropped. – Be sure to note when the withdrawal date is for your course. If you are unsure, please ask. – Failure to attend class without withdrawing will result in a grade of FA 27
  • 28. Grades  There is an expectation that students’ work will be of high quality. We view this as proficient. To receive excellence, the work must standout as above and beyond.  You may not have more than 2 grades of C. If you do, you must retake the last course in which you received a C.  You are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above at all times. If you fall below you will be placed on academic probation. During this time you may only take 1 course at a time and must contact your advisor to register. 28
  • 29. Grades 2  You must redo any course in which you receive a grade of F.  If you receive a second grade of F (for any reason) you will be placed on academic suspension from the program for 1 year.  At the end of the suspension, you may request to be reinstated in the program. Please see SLU Graduate Catalog for specifics. 29
  • 30. Academic Writing and Reference Guidelines APA Manual 6th edition 30
  • 31. APA Manual Chapter 3: Writing Style • Precision and Clarity – Students are required to adhere to these guidelines for all writing assignments unless otherwise noted by the instructor to meet specific assignment requirements (p. 68 section 3.09) . • Colloquial expressions • Jargon • Pronouns • Comparisons • Attribution • Guidelines for Reducing Bias - Students are required to adhere to these guidelines (p. 71). 31
  • 32. For assistance with writing: To access the Grammarly@edu site, click on the link below: s/ Students should submit all papers to this prior to submission to your professor 32
  • 33. Information to Reduce Plagiarism Use the link provided to access “turnitin” 33
  • 34. Graduate Education Required APA Tutorial    Step 1: SLU Library link –  Step 2: click on APA Tutorial (Harvard University) – Now complete all the modules along with the Learning Checks at the end of each module.  Step 3: Use Print screen option at the completion of each learning check and copy your print screen images into one MS Word document, put your name your student id number and as an email to your advisor. 34
  • 35. If you need help with your academic writing skills, you have two options that you can use. Option 1: Use the proof reading software Grammarly@edu. Saint Leo University students have free access to Grammarly@edu (formerly Sentenceworks), an online grammar tutor and revision tool. Grammarly@edu provides instant feedback on areas of concern with your writing and offers suggestions for developing sentence-level writing skills, preventing plagiarism, and reinforcing proper revision habits 35
  • 36. Just upload a draft of your writing assignment to receive immediate instructional feedback on over 100 points of grammar and to double-check that all sources are properly cited. To access the website, go to Sign up to create an account using your Saint Leo email address. If you previously registered with Sentenceworks, use your existing login information to access the Grammarly@edu website. 36
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  • 38. Option 2: Use resources available at SLU to get help on writing and research /Research-Writing-Help 38
  • 39. References • Students are required to follow all APA 6th Edition reference citation guidelines • Students may use all references in Chapter 7 except Internet Message Boards, Electronic Mailing Lists and Other Online Communities (p. 196). • Students are required to adhere to the following guidelines for citing electronic media. • Page 200 – Citing electronic articles • Page 203 – Citing electronic books 39
  • 40. Websites 1. Citing Electronic Sources and Locator Information (p. 187) – Students are responsible for reading and following the guidelines. 2. .com websites – Generally students cannot use .com sites for assignment source material or references. However, individual instructors may identify and permit the use of .com websites to meet the specific requirements of a course. 3. Wikipedia and other reference .com websites are not permitted. 40
  • 41. Part II of the Session  In the slides that follow, please locate the program that you are enrolled in for additional information  MED Educational Leadership and Instructional Leadership: slides 42-50  MED Exceptional Student Education: slides 51-60  MED Reading: slides 61-71  MSID: slides 72-76 41
  • 42. Educational and Instructional Leadership Presentation  Welcome to Leadership Studies  The advisors for this program are: Dr. Hale, Dr. Omann, Dr. Raines, and Dr. Disabato.  Students will generally take 1 course each eight week term.  Most of the courses are eight weeks but 3 are sixteen weeks because they require Field Experiences. 42
  • 43. Educational Leadership  The curriculum is divided into 3 clusters: Instructional Leadership, Operational Leadership, and School Leadership  Instructional and Operational leadership are made up of 4 courses and a field experience course.  School leadership is made up of 2 courses, one of which is a practicum.  Field experience courses (EDU 661 and 647) and the Practicum (EDU 678) cannot be taken in the same semester 43
  • 44. Educational Leadership 2  It is required that you take the instructional leadership cluster first (EDU 615, 624, 628, 635, 661),  then the operational leadership cluster (EDU 649, 659, 662, 688, and 647) and  then the school leadership cluster (EDU 669 and 678).  Courses are offered on campus, a cohort model, and online. 44
  • 45. Educational Leadership Curriculum • • • • • • • • • EDU 615 Instructional Leadership: Theory and Practice EDU 624 Instructional Leadership: ESE EDU 628 Educative Assessment and Accountability EDU 635 Technology for Instruction and Leadership EDU 647 School Operations ** EDU 649 Community School Relations EDU 659 Public School Law EDU 661 Managing the Learning Environment ** EDU 662 Human Resource Development and Management in Education • EDU 669 Principalship: Theory and Practice • EDU 678 Educational Leadership Practicum ** • EDU 688 Public School Financial and Safety Management ** 16 week ”online only” with Field Experiences 45
  • 46. ESOL requirement  All Educational Leadership graduates must document ESOL proficiency in one of the following ways:  Have ESOL endorsement on your Florida professional teaching certificate (need a copy)  Have taken a college course and supplied a transcript to SLU  Have 60 hours of inservice from a school district  Documentation must be submitted to  You are required to take EDU 561- if none of the above apply.  EDU 561 is offered once per year in SU1. 46
  • 47. Educational Leadership-Mentor  Mentor-be certain to select a high performing administrator who is willing to work with you over the next two years.  Your mentor will assist you in securing experiences where you will be able to demonstrate the Florida Principal Leadership Standards.  Your mentor will also be responsible to verify your experiences. 47
  • 48. FELE  You are required to take and pass all subtests of the FELE before you will be able to graduate.  Please review the dates of the exam on the Florida DOE website 48
  • 49. Instructional Leadership  Your advisor is: Dr. Charles Hale  You will be conducting an Action research project as part of your program  Please note that EDU 607, 621, 660 and 665 will only be offered once a year. 49
  • 50. Instructional Leadership • • • • • • • • • • • • • Instructional Leadership Concentration Courses EDU 607 Theories and Practices of Curriculum Leadership EDU 615 Instructional Leadership EDU 621 Psychology of Learning EDU 624 Instructional Leadership: ESE EDU 630 Measuring Learning and Performance EDU 632 Educational Research Methods EDU 635 Technology for Instruction and Leadership EDU 649 School and Community School Relations EDU 659 Public School Law EDU 660 Theory and Practice of School Leadership EDU 665 Education Governance EDU 670 Action Research 50
  • 51. ESE New Student Orientation
  • 52. ESE Course Sequence Term 1 Term 2 EDU 620 Special Education: An Introduction to Law, Ethics, Placement and Diversity EDU 562 Culturally Responsive Instruction & Applied Linguistics EDU 530 (16 weeks) Application of Theory and Strategies for Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities EDU 633 Theories and Methods for Mild and Moderate Populations EDU 530 Foundations in Language and Cognition EDU 640 Managing Students with Exceptionality EDU 563 (16 weeks) ESE Methodology, Curriculum & Assessment EDU 530 Literacy, Assessment and Intervention EDU 646 Assessment for ESE: EDU 656 Transition Planning for Evaluation, Interpretation and Placement Students with Exceptionality EDU 674 (16 weeks) Practicum for ESE: EDU 672 Instructional Design for Action Research in the Classroom Exceptional Student Education August 2012
  • 53. Guidelines used in Developing Course Objectives Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) b.2 Professional Responsibility and Ethical Conduct Understanding that educators are held to a high moral standard in a community, the effective educator adheres to the Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession of Florida, pursuant to State Board of Education Rules 6B-1.0001, F.A.C., and fulfills the expected obligations to students, the public and the education profession. b.2.a Fulfills expected obligations to students b.2.b Fulfills expected obligations to the public b.2.c Fulfills expected obligations to the education profession ESOL Endorsement Standards 3.1.a Demonstrate knowledge of L2 teaching methods in their historical context. 3.1.b Demonstrate awareness of current research relevant to best practices in second language and literacy instruction. Reading Endorsement Competencies Competency 4 Foundations and Applications of Differentiated Instruction 4.19 Modify assessment and instruction for students with significant cognitive disabilities while maintaining high expectations for achievement that reflect appropriate levels of access to general education instruction. August 2012
  • 54. Learning Outcomes Management 1. You must score at least proficient in all LOM rubric items 2. If you do not score at least proficient in a LOM rubric item, you must remediate. August 2012 August 2012
  • 55. Ethics Case Study Scoring Rubric EDU 620 Rating: Consider the student’s level in the program (semester I, II, or III) Exceptional corresponds to an A (95-100%). Performance is outstanding; significantly above the usual expectations. Proficient corresponds to a grade of B to A- (83-94%). Skills and standards are at the level of expectation. Basic corresponds to a C to B- (75-82%). Skills and standards are acceptable but improvements are needed to meet expectations well. Novice corresponds to an F (< 74%). Performance is weak; the skills or standards are not sufficiently demonstrated at this time. 0 This criterion is missing or not in evidence. Ratings Criteria Responses show appropriate knowledge and application of the Florida Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession of Florida Novice Basic Proficient Exceptional 1 – 10 11- 12 13 - 14 15 Responses demonstrate the teacher’s responsibility to fulfill the expected obligations to students (FEAP b.2.a) Responses demonstrate the teacher’s responsibility to fulfill the expected obligations to the public (FEAP b.2.b) Responses demonstrate the teacher’s responsibility to fulfill the expected obligations to the education profession (FEAP.b.2.c) 1 – 10 11- 12 13 - 14 15 1 – 10 11- 12 13 - 14 15 1 – 10 11- 12 13 - 14 15 Responses address the appropriate use and maintenance of student information and records Responses address policies and procedures for the safe, appropriate, and ethical use of technologies Responses show appropriate knowledge of disabilities as related to the case 1 -7.4 1 -7.4 7.5 – 8.2 7.5 – 8.2 8.3 – 9.4 8.3 – 9.4 9.5 - 10 9.5 - 10 1 -7.4 7.5 – 8.2 8.3 – 9.4 9.5 - 10 Responses display an understanding of the importance of community in problem-solving for individuals with disabilities Required number of responses are evident and submitted in a timely manner Writing and grammar skills are appropriate to the graduate level; including appropriate use of APA 1 -7.4 7.5 – 8.2 8.3 – 9.4 9.5 - 10 1 -7.4 1 -7.4 7.5 – 8.2 7.5 – 8.2 8.3 – 9.4 8.3 – 9.4 9.5 - 10 9.5 - 10 Comments: 0 Total ____ of 120 August 2012
  • 56. State Approved Program Track A 1. The state approved program includes ESE Certification, ESOL and Reading Endorsements 2. All students are enrolled in Track A unless you have ESE certification and Florida Reading Endorsement and Florida ESOL Endorsement. You must have all three to be exempt from Track A. 3. If you have a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate you are exempt from EDU 580 (internship). August 2012
  • 57. Florida Teaching Certificate and Endorsements 1. If you have a current teaching certificate send a copy to your advisor Dr. Carol Todd 2. You may obtain a copy at August 2012
  • 58. Non-State Approved Program Track B 1. Track B is for students who have a Florida teaching certificate and Reading and ESOL endorsements. 2. You must send documentation to your advisor Carol Todd ( 3. You will receive a Master’s Degree in ESE. 4. You are not required to complete EDU 580 (internship). 5. You are required to complete the state exams. August 2012
  • 59. Florida Teacher Certification Exam 1. You must complete all three sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) to complete the program and graduate (Track A and Track B). 2. For additional information refer to August 2012
  • 60. Field Experience Requirements 1. In this program, most classes have field experience requirements. 2. Please be advised all school districts in Florida require volunteers to adhere to the district’s process for finger printing and background checks. 3. You are required to complete this process while enrolled in EDU 620 and prior to enrolling in EDU 633 / 530 (Application of Theories and Strategies…). 4. If you are not currently teaching you are expected you to volunteer in a class (with ESE students) at least 4 hours a week. August 2012
  • 61. Graduate Studies in Education M.Ed. Reading Program 61
  • 62. Advisor Dr. Lin Carver Phone: 352.588.8387 62
  • 63. ESOL Requirements All M.Ed. Reading graduates must document ESOL proficiency in one of the following ways: Have ESOL endorsement on your Florida professional teaching certificate (need a copy) Have taken a college course and supplied a transcript to SLU Have 60 hours of inservice from a school district Documentation You must be sent to Karen Goodrich, are required to take EDU 561- if none of the above apply EDU 561 is offered once a year in SU1. 63
  • 64. Advising Sheet  Please make an appointment with your advisor to discuss the coursework in the program  Complete the advising sheet, sign it, and send it to your advisor 64
  • 65. M.Ed. Reading Program  Program contains content for grades K-12  Field experiences with both elementary and secondary students. 65
  • 66. Courses o Cohort o Online 8 week or 16 weeks 66
  • 67. 2012-2013 Graduate Academic Catalog  Please visit the Saint Leo Website, Graduate and download the 2012-2013 Graduate Academic Catalog. The catalog contains the information about coursework and the requirements for the program. 67
  • 68. FTCE SAE Reading K-12  FTCE SAE Reading K-12 testing requirements  Must be taken and passed before you can graduate. 68
  • 69. Fieldwork Log  Must be signed by the classroom teacher if you are teaching in someone else’s room.  If you are teaching in your own classroom, you can sign as the classroom teacher. 69
  • 70. Letter for your administrator  To tell your administrator about the program and the fieldwork and practicum requirements. 70
  • 71. To be Completed  APA course and send printout to advisor  Complete Library Orientation 71
  • 72. Graduate Studies in Education Master of Science in Instructional Design (MSID) New Student Orientation 72
  • 73. Program Changes  New courses being incorporated into the MSID program – EDU 548 e-Learning (already in place) – EDU 5XX Graphics in e-learning (as of Spring 2013) – EDU YYY Program Management (hoping for Summer 2013) 73
  • 74. Advising  Advisor: Dr. Keya Mukherjee for all MSID students, – All course sequence related questions need to be addressed to me – Complete advising sheet and send to me • Appendix L Master of Science – Instructional Design Student Advising Sheet 74
  • 75. To be Completed  APA course and send printout to advisor  Complete Library Orientation 75
  • 76. Plagiarism, Cheating, Conduct  Plagiarism: difference between sloppy referencing and plagiarism  Cheating: from another student’s DQ post, discussion  Conduct: communication etiquette must be followed at all times – Courteous even if you disagree – Formality of communication  There are procedures in places for referral when these are violated 76