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<ul><li>Dennis Lawrence </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>IM DnnsLawrence </li></ul><ul><li>OFFICE HOURS 10:00 ET - 11:00 ET every Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>OR Meet Me in the Resource Room - Teacher Ed Chat Room 1 </li></ul><ul><li>I would be glad to talk to you. My phone number is 719-379-3935 and I am usually at my desk Monday - Friday between nine o'clock and five o'clock Mountain Time. Please be aware of time zone differences when you call and that Sunday is reserved for family time. </li></ul>I will state right away that I am a lousy typist, and although I will try to avoid typing errors, I know when things get fast and furious my thumbs and fingers will mangle words. So plse excude mu tyoing errors I also use voice activated software that does not always translate what I say efficiently. So if you get a paperback where I comment, “This is a goober flavor”, be assured I meant “This as a good paper.”
UNIT 1 SEMINAR AGENDA <ul><li>Welcome to our first seminar. In this session, we will address the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Meet your fellow classmates and professor </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the syllabus, course expectations, and the class in general </li></ul>
Project: Preparing For Your Final Project You are now ready to start collecting the five lesson/activities or guidelines of planned activities that you will be using in your final project. Type, scan, or download a lesson/activity plan or activity that you have previously taught or used and are going to use in your final project. Create a folder on your hard drive and put the lesson/activity plan or activity into the folder. You may want to save several lessons/activities into the folder each week so that you can select the best five lessons/activities for the final project. Please check the final project scoring guide for criteria. These will be the plans fro which you will select to review for your final project.
Assessment Achievement of course outcomes will be assessed through Assignment Due Points Research Analysis Unit 2 60 Curriculum Mapping Unit 5 180 Rubric Writing Unit 6 180 Reflective Journal Unit 6 70 Final Project: Curriculum Review Unit 7 270 Discussion Boards Units 2-9 240
Research Analysis Unit 2 Read the article cited below and complete a Research Analysis Assignment by following the outline provided. Kamps, D. M, Wills, H. P., Greenwood, C. R., Thorne, S. , Lazo, J. F., Crockett, J. L., Akers McGonigle, J., & Swaggart, B.L. (2003). Curriculum influences on growth in early reading fluency for learners with academic and behavioral risks: A descriptive study. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders , 11 (4), 211–224. Your Research Analysis Assignment paper should be no more than four pages in length and must follow this outline: Research Problem: Literature Review: Research Design: . Findings: Limitations: You will find a sample assignment in the unit. A Sample M.A. Research Analysis Assignment Milner, H. R. (2003). A case study of an African American English teacher's cultural comprehensive knowledge and self-reflective planning. Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 18 (2), 175-196.
<ul><li>Units 4 and 5: Writing Assignment - Curriculum Mapping This is a two week assignment that you will begin in Unit 4 and complete in Unit 5. Select a topic that you plan to implement over a two-week time span, during units 4 and 5. Using Udelhofen’s Curriculum Mapping Template (Fig. 3.1. page 30 in Keys To Curriculum Mapping )as a model, create a curriculum map using your knowledge of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>selecting appropriate curriculum for the age and grade level of the learners </li></ul><ul><li>sequencing the order of presentation of the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>organizing content and activities within the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>establishing priorities for assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Write a 200 word essay that describes the value of your curriculum map. Answer the following questions in your essay: </li></ul><ul><li>How can your curriculum map be used to teach your chosen lesson topic? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you change if and when you use this topic again based on the mapping of the curriculum? </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to the Curriculum Map Samples (found in Doc Sharing) to help guide you through the process. </li></ul>
Unit 6: Writing Assignment - Rubric Writing Select a project that you have implemented or create a project to be implemented in the future. Develop an assessment rubric (scoring guide) for the assignment that defines the project's measurable tasks and assigns a weight to each. As you complete the rubric, make sure that the expectations and the point values are indicative of the criteria that you intend the project to measure. You may use the scoring guides in this course or any of your other Kaplan courses as a model
Unit 6: Writing Assignment B - Reflective Decision Maker Journal The reflective decision maker draws upon knowledge of diverse learners, knowledge of academic content and pedagogy, knowledge of assessment, and knowledge of professional responsibilities and relationships when making professional decisions and when considering the effects of his or her actions and behaviors on learning. The reflective decision maker is able to articulate a solid rationale for his or her choices in terms of teaching practices and professional actions, based on the four key areas of professional knowledge. Here are the points to be addressed in the Reflective Journal assignment that you will complete at the end of this course: Improvement in Practice: Mastery of Program Competencies: Impact on Learning .
<ul><li>Unit 7: Writing Assignment - Final Project for Curriculum Design </li></ul><ul><li> You will select topics that you implemented in your own classroom or work setting during our units 1-5. In each of those units, you should save at least one activity plan in a folder on your computer titled Curriculum Review Project . </li></ul><ul><li>You will do a self-critique of your progress as a curriculum developer. This critical analysis should be based on your course readings, Internet assignments, and your current research into best practices. Your critique should include the following elements: </li></ul><ul><li>Review your selected activity plans and identify the educational theory used in each plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why you planned the activity the way you did. </li></ul><ul><li>Review your selected plans for best practices implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Review your selected lesson/activity or activity plans against your state's, organization or company’s standards. </li></ul>
Blog – Journal In Unit 8 you will post your first Reflective Journal entry to the blog you created in Unit 1. Your first blog post should address the following: Improvement in Practice: Using course theory and independent research, describe how your practice has been improved. The artifact of your choice should show a direct relationship between practice and outcome. It should demonstrate your deep understanding of concepts/strategies and your improved knowledge, skills and behaviors. Be sure to visit your classmates’ blogs and post your comments/questions. You will also post to your blog in Unit 9
Let’s Brainstorm First – Any questions? Let’s talk about what you learned about curriculum so far and ideas for lessons.
Game Time! Volunteers? I am going to divide you into two groups. I am going to give a question to each team and ask for the correct answer. You can all brainstorm about what it is, but I want a captain for each team who will be the one to give the official answer. So…………………. Volunteers for captain?
A Team: Here is Your Question The Final Project will contain A) A review of your selected activity plans and identification of the educational theory used in each plan. B) A blog on your ideas C) A review of selected plans for best practices implementation. D) A & C only E) A, B & C
B Team: Here is Your Question <ul><li>The Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Is created in Unit One </li></ul><ul><li>Will be posted to in Units 9 and 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Will be the same blog you use in all Kaplan courses </li></ul><ul><li>All of the Above </li></ul><ul><li>A & B </li></ul>
Tie Breaker In the Two Truths And A Lie Thread I said I 1)I work on a plantation in the summers. 2) I once hugged Janis Joplin. 3) I was bitten by a copperhead snake. Which was the lie?
Thanks! <ul><li>I hope this first seminar was helpful Let’s end by everyone posting one piece of important information you gained tonight </li></ul>