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  1. 1. Carol Billing Office: Aspen Classrooms Building, 122 208.562.3391 Elementary Education: Exit Seminar EDUC 290-001W Summer 2012Course DescriptionThis course is the capstone course in the Teacher EducationProgram. Students will complete ane-portfolio. Students will be introducedto representatives from Idaho institutions and encouragedtocomplete application materials for their institution ofchoice. (This course addresses NationalEducation TechnologyStandards 1-5 and Idaho Core Teacher Standards 2, 3, 6,8 and 9.)PREREQUISITE COURSES: EDUC 201, 202, 204, 205, and 215.Course Schedule Online, asynchronous Students are expected to check into class approximately twice per week Runs an 8-week summersemester from 6/4/12 -7/27/12Course Goals Ensure computer literacy and course requirementshave been met for the elementary education associates of arts degree at CWI Identify student’s needs for transfer to a university Identify educational programs and contact institutions Support student in compilation of completed Teacher Education Exit PortfolioCourse Objectives& Outcomes Assessment:Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to meet CWI Teacher Education ExitRequirements.Students must fulfill the requirements below to successfully complete EDUC 290 and ultimately theTeacher Education Program. Complete AA requirements Complete the Teacher Education Exit Survey Demonstrate a proficient Teacher Education e-Portfolio. The Teacher Education e-portfolio may include: o EDUC 201 Autobiographical Essay (AE) o EDUC 202 Field Experience (Field Experience Form) o EDUC 204 Statement of Informed Beliefs (SIB) o EDUC 205 Individual Differences Student Profile Essay (IDSP) o EDUC 215 Educational Technology (Technology Portfolio)Revision date: 4/25/12 1
  2. 2. Textbooks and Required MaterialsThere is no textbook required. I highly recommend purchasing or renting: How to Develop a Professional Portfolio A Manual for Teachers 5th Edition By Campbell, Cignetti, Melenyzer, Nettles & Wyman ISBN-13: 978-0-13-703454-3 ISBN-10: 0-13-703454-7PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS:The skills necessary to successfully complete the course is a subset of the skills required of a goodteacher. These include: Moderate computer skills Independent learning Commitment and dedication Critical thinking Transfer of knowledge Communication skills Responsibility and accountabilityStudent ContributionsCourse Work:All assignments are due on the date assigned. Unless prior arrangements are made, late work is notaccepted. After the first week of the semester, if the student does not log into the Blackboard(Bb) class, submit assignments/communicate with the instructor, I will withdraw the studentfor lack of attendance.You can expect to spend two to four hours a week working on course assignments.Attendance:  The college recognizes that punctual and regular attendance is the student’s responsibility. In this online class attendance is demonstrated through regular participation in class assignments requiring collaboration and on-time submission of assignments.  It is the student’s responsibility to drop the course.During the first week of the term, a student may drop a course or completely withdraw without its being recorded on the students official transcript. After the first two weeks a “W”will be recorded in any course the student drops. A student who stops attending but fails to drop or withdraw from the course will be given an F grade. NOTE: No course may be dropped or withdrawn from after 75% of the course or 12 weeks of the term has elapsed, whichever is earlier. An Incomplete (I) grade may be available in the event that unexpected circumstances prevent the completion of the course after the twelfth week.Revision date: 4/25/12 2
  3. 3. Behavior:  You are expected to conduct yourself in a positive and professional manner in this class environment. All other class members should be treated with respect.  You will receive a warning concerning inappropriate behavior. If the behavior persists, you will be referred to the Office of Student Enrichment, and if the problem persists it may result in removal from the course.ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:All work submitted by a student must represent his/her own ideas, concepts, and currentunderstanding. All material found during research must be correctly documented to avoid plagiarism.Cheating or plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and violations may result in disciplinary actionranging from failure of the assignment to failure of the course. Repeated acts of academic dishonestymay have more severe institutional ramifications.Course EvaluationThis is a graded course.To pass this course, students must:  Complete assignments  Submit a well-organized, complete, and proficient Teacher Education Portfolio  Submit the Teacher Education Program Exit SurveyThe final grade will be based on the following percentage: 90 - 100% = A 80 – 89.9% = B 70 – 79.9% = C 65 – 69.9% = D 0 – 64.9% = FEnd-of-Course EvaluationStudents are strongly encouraged to complete course evaluations at the end of the course.Evaluations are very important to assist the teaching staff to improve the course. Evaluations areavailable at Evaluations become available two weeks prior to the end of thecourse. The last day to complete an evaluation is the last day of the course. During the time theevaluations are open, students can complete the course evaluations at their convenience from anycomputer with Internet access. When students log in, they should see the evaluations for the coursesin which they are enrolled. Evaluations are anonymous. Filling out the evaluation should only take afew minutes. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated.If 80 percent of the class completestheir evaluation, everyone in the class gets extra credit.CWI E-mail and Blackboard AccountsAll registered CWI students receive a college email and Bb account. Every course at CWI has a Bbcomponent. It is the student’s responsibility to access both accounts regularly to avoid missingimportant messages and deadlines. Bb can be accessed through the icon on CWI’s home or Email can be accessed through the login page at Your default password for both Bb and email accounts will be the first letter ofyour firstname in CAPS + first letter of your last name in CAPS + “logon” in lower-case letters + last 4digits of your SSN; if you don’t have a SSN, then use the last 4 digits of your student ID number (Ex:Jonathan Smith’s password would be JSlogon1234).Revision date: 4/25/12 3
  4. 4. Drop PolicyIt is the student’s responsibility to drop the course. Students are responsible for adding anddropping courses. At the end of the first week of class, faculty may perform faculty initiated drop fornon-attendance. Beyond the first week, it is the student’s responsibility to drop any course he/shedoes not intend to finish. Students who stop attending a course without filing a drop request willreceive a grade of F.Special AccommodationsStudents with disabilities who believe that they may qualify for accommodations in this class areencouraged to contact the One Stop Student Services Center and discuss the possibleaccommodations with an Enrollment Specialist. If you have a diagnosed Learning Disability, pleaseinitiate this contact as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in atimely fashion. Please contact the One Stop Student Services at 562-3000 or Room 107 – CWI MainCampus.Library and Information ResourcesThe CWI Library is located in room 209 of the Nampa Campus. Online library and informationresources, including electronic databases, are accessible through the library web page at Student login instructions are available on the library home page.Emergency ProceduresMake yourself familiar with the evacuation procedures and follow posted instructions for evacuationlocated in each room.Course CalendarSee course calendar uploaded in a separate document to Bb.Revision date: 4/25/12 4
  5. 5. Special Notes for Online LearningPersonal technical skills required to take an online course Communicate via email including sending attachments Navigate the World Wide Web using a Web browser such as Internet Explorer Use office applications such as Microsoft Office (or similar) to create documents Be willing to learn how to communicate using a discussion board and upload assignments to a classroom Web site Be comfortable uploading and downloading saved files Have easy access to the InternetHardware and software requirements are clearly stated Personal computer / laptop with Windows operating system Microsoft Office 2010 (See or Google “Microsoft Ultimate Steal” for student pricing)Email turn-around time All emails and text messages will be answered within 24 Mon-Friday, no responses on Sat/Sun.Assessment turn-around time and feedback All assignments will be graded within one week of due date All projects will be graded within two weeks of due date Feedback on work will be posted in the Blackboard grade book or directly on assignment in Bb.Netiquette expectationsTaken from: @ 1. Participation — unlike classroom settings, you can’t just ―show up‖ and expect to pass the class. An online class is a community, and as such all are expected to participate. Discussion posts, opinions and feedback should be thoughtful and well-articulated so that everyone can enjoy a fun learning experience. 2. Procrastination — do not wait until the last minute to do your work! Taking an online course means working with technology, and sometimes it can fail you. Work ahead of schedule so that any problems can be taken directly to the instructor for help, without losing time. 3. Sharing — ideas, opinions and experiences should be shared with the whole community. Classmates may post questions on the Discussion Board, which you may be able to answer. Don’t keep information to yourself; in a community, everyone works together for the good of the whole. 4. Proofread – before you press the SEND button, think about what you have written; you can’t take it back! A response to a classmate, a discussion post, an email to the instructor, make sure that you have said what you meant and that you mean what you said! 5. Express — classmates and teachers cannot ―see you‖, so you have to be clear. Sarcasm, concern and other emotions are lost in an online environment if there is not enough information to back the statement up. 6. Feedback — give feedback to your classmates and be open to theirs. Online classes function best when everyone is involved in the learning process. 7. Respect — do not put down anyone’s ideas or thoughts, also state your own opinion in a way that is not hostile or overwhelming. Respect your classmates and they will respect you! 8. Caution – be careful about statements that may come off as derogatory, racist or inappropriate for the classroom setting. If you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t say it online. 9. Cheating – treat the class like an in-room course. Do not cheat; it only hurts your learning opportunities. 10. Work hard! — to get the most out of it, you’ve got to put your best into it! Work hard and achieve results!Revision date: 4/25/12 5