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EDUC 201 Syllabus Spring 2012_Billing


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EDUC 201 Syllabus Spring 2012_Billing

  1. 1. Carol Billing Office: Aspen Classrooms Building, Rm. 122 Phone: 208-562-3391 Elementary Education Foundations of Education EDUC 201 Spring 2012Course DescriptionThis course introduces social, philosophical, and historical perspectives in education. An up-to-dateexamination of the teaching field, foundations of education, and teaching as a profession are thegoals. (This class includes Portfolio Entry: Autobiographical Essay. This class addresses Idaho CoreTeacher 6 and 9.) COREQ: EDUC 202Course ScheduleSection W01 (Traditional) Tuesdays & Thursdays, Aspen Classrooms Building, Room 102: 11:30am-12:45pmSection W02H (Hybrid) Mondays, Aspen Classroom Building, Room 104: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pmSection W03W (Online) Online, asynchronous Students are expected to check into class approximately three-four times per week All sections run a regular semester from 1/17/2012-5/10/2012Course FocusThis course is a broad overview of all aspects of teaching. It covers everything from classroommanagement and curriculum development to ethics and school reform. This course is a broadoverview of all aspects of teaching. If you aren’t sure about a career in teaching, this is the class totake. By the end of the semester you’ll know for sure if you’re meant to teach.Course ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, the student should be able to 1. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills. 2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of teaching definitions, concepts, and techniques. 3. Identify historical changes in American education 4. Students will critically discuss the diversity of educational issues. 5. Identify leaders in educational reform 6. Discuss students’ rights and responsibilities 7. Students will evaluate effective instruction and best practices for effective instructional delivery. 8. Students will develop an analytical philosophy statement. 9. Uncover their true motivation for becoming a teacher and assess whether or not to become an educator.Revision date: 12/23/11 1
  2. 2. Outcomes Assessment:Student comprehension will be measured by the following assignments:  Assignments  In-class & online participation (group work & lecture discussions)  Individual Teaching Demonstration  Portfolio Entry: Autobiographical EssayAdditionally there will be three (3) exams over textbook material, class lectures, readings, Bb coursecontent and group activities.Textbooks and Required Materials Required Text: Ryan/Cooper THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH ISBN: 978-0-547-20488-8You are expected to arrive in class having read the current material (see course schedule). Notevery aspect of each chapter will be covered in lecture. If you have specific questions about thereading, it is your responsibility to courteously ask them in class.Student ContributionsCourse Work:  Assignments are completed using information from the textbook, resources from Bb, class lectures, handouts and group assignments. To see assignment due dates, check your course calendar or ‘My Grades’ on Bb. All assignments will be submitted via Bb unless directed otherwise by your instructor. If you do not see the assignment link in Bb, the assignment is late and cannot be submitted. I will not accept late assignments or those that are emailed.Attendance:  Attendance is critically important for this class. I have high expectations for the work submitted. In order to comprehend concepts, theories and how assignments should be competed and submitted for full credit, you must attend classes for traditional and hybrid courses. Online students are expected to check into Bb 3-4 times a week.  It is the student’s responsibility to drop the course. During the first two weeks 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 12th week.  A class missed due to required participation in a verified school activity will not be considered an absence; however the instructor should be notified in advance when this will be necessary. Students who miss class or are absent for any reason, are still responsible for completing all course requirements.  Please don’t bring children, pets, spouse, significant others, your BFF’s cousin, etc. to class. Just you, prepared and ready to contribute to a riveting course meeting.Revision date: 12/23/11 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.The average student can expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week preparing for class, with 2-4 hours of homework following class.Course EvaluationGradingA combination of lecture, demonstration, homework, exercises, and projects will be used in the class.Lectures, text readings, homework, Bb exercises, and projects will be used as preparation forassessments. At CWI, it is assumed that there are two (2) hours of homework required for each hourof class time. Therefore, students should plan on spending at least two (2) hours of additionalhomework for each hour of lecture.Grades for this class will be based on a straight point total, calculated in Bb. The final grade will bebased on the following percentage: 90 - 100% = A 80 – 89.9% = B 70 – 79.9% = C 65 – 69.9% = D 0 – 64.9% = FAs a general rule I do not give Incompletes. However, to be eligible for an Incomplete, a studentmust have an A for the class and have at least 60% of the class work completed. I will only considerawarding an Incomplete if a student meets the above criteria and has some extreme emergencysituation after the 12th week of the course. In such cases, a student requiring an incomplete mustsubmit a written appeal with full rationale to the instructor at least three weeks prior to the end of theterm.End-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.Revision date: 12/23/11 3
  4. 4. Class Cancelation PolicyIf there is an emergency and I am forced to cancel class, I will post an announcement on Blackboard,send an email to your CWI email account and have a note posted on the door.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 Email can be accessed through the login page at Your defaultpassword for both Bb and email accounts will be the first letter of your firstname in CAPS + first letterof your last name in CAPS + “logon” in lower-case letters + last 4 digits of your SSN; if you don’t havea SSN, then use the last 4 digits of your student ID number (Ex: Jonathan Smith’s password would beJSlogon1234).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 drop students for non-attendanceup to census date. Beyond census date, 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 mayreceive 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: 12/23/11 4