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EDUC 202 Syllabus SP 2012 Billing

  1. 1. Carol Billing Office: Aspen Classrooms Building, rm. 122 Phone: 208.562.3391 Elementary Education: Field Experience EDUC 202 Spring 2012Course DescriptionThis course provides students with practical, hands-on experience in K-12 classrooms for thepurpose of exploring teaching as a career. Under the supervision of a cooperating teacher, studentsobserve and aide in various classroom settings and duties respective to the student’s field of study.Field experience placement is based upon availability and need in a school district. In addition to thefield-experience component, students participate in class forums where teacher education topics arediscussed. (This course addresses Idaho Core Teacher Standards 2, 6, and 9.) COREQ: EDUC 201Course FocusThis course will allow you to look at education as an outsider with new knowledge and appreciations.You will learn from professionals what is most effective in the classroom and the different skills andtalents needed for a successful teacher. Yes, you have sat through years of classrooms, but now youwill work with the teacher and learn specifics to help you succeed as an educator.Course Schedule Online, asynchronous Students are expected to check into class approximately twice per week Runs a regular semester from 1/17/12 -5/10/12Course ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, the student will have 1. Completed an K-12 classroom experience with a certified teacher 2. Provide examples of effective classroom management 3. Identify best practices for students with special needs 4. List the steps necessary to create effective lesson plans 5. Identify specific resources for the teacher based on the goals and objectives of the lessons 6. Familiarity with specific assessments to measure student success in the classroom 7. Completed the Field Experience Form (portfolio entry) by the certified teacherOutcomes Assessment:Student comprehension will be measured by the following assignments:  Bb assignments  Observation Presentation  Portfolio Entry: Field Experience Form To pass this course, you must submit the Field Experience Form signed by the certified teacher confirming a minimum 30 hours observation/participation AND earn at least 70% of the total course points in Bb.Revision date: 12/23/11 1
  2. 2. Textbooks and Required Materials: No Required TextStudent ContributionsHours of Field Experience:Students must complete a minimum 30 hours in an organized classroom with a certified teacher.While fulfilling the minimum number of hours, the student may be engaged in any or all of thefollowing activities:  Observing classroom instruction  Individual instruction  Working with small groups of students  Organizing class activities  Performing other duties that are normal in a teacher’s everyday activitiesCourse 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.Assignments are completed using reflections and observations during field experience, onlinelectures, and resources within Bb (external links, etc). To see assignment due dates, check yourcourse calendar or ‘My Grades’ on Bb. All assignments will be submitted via Bb unless directedotherwise by your instructor. If you do not see the assignment link in Bb, the assignment is lateand cannot be submitted. I will not accept late assignments or those that are emailed.Attendance:  Online attendance is important for this class. Information, assignments and interaction among peers can only happen when you log in a few times each week, at least twice. I have high expectations for the work submitted. In order to receive the full educational impact of your observations and learn from others, you must submit work on time.  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.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.Revision date: 12/23/11 2
  3. 3. 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 EvaluationGradingA combination of online lectures, reflections & observations from the field and the observationpresentation will be used in the class. Grades for this class will be based on a straight point total,calculated in Bb. The 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% = 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 70% 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.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).Revision date: 12/23/11 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 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