Welcome to EDU 310


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This is an introductory video of EDU 310. Your instructor is Dr. Jennifer Levin-Goldberg. This brief presentation will let you know what you will be learning, reflecting, and examining in the course. I order to view the videos, click onto links, play my intro video, and hear the music, you need to download the video!!!! Then play it on your computer.

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Welcome to EDU 310

  1. 1. Welcome to EDU 310Your Instructor is Dr. Jennifer Levin- Goldberg
  2. 2. Introductory video! 
  3. 3. What will you be learning
  4. 4. Reflecting
  5. 5. and Examining in this course
  6. 6. Demographics of American K-12 education
  7. 7. Types of Schools•Private•Public•Charter
  8. 8. Teacher Credentialing/Licensing • State •Degree credentialing provider agencyYour states credentialingagency’s
  9. 9. What is an educated person?At this time, Windows 8 and Adobe Flash have compatibility issues; therefore to view the following short videosPlease click onto the link rather then videos.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIg
  10. 10. Would you have assumed a Harvardgraduate is more knowledgeable than WillFerrell’s character in Old School?Do we replicate these stereotypesof what we consider“knowledgeable” or “educated”people?Do you consider a nuclear scientistas knowledgeable but a deliveryman not?Do you do this with your students
  11. 11. •What is Learning?•Knowledge?•Teaching
  12. 12. Is the learning personal?
  13. 13. Are they applying the new knowledge?Are you inspiring them to explore the content orskill further outside the classroom walls?Do they have the skills to know how?Are we teaching them to “think”?
  14. 14. What is the purpose ofeducation?Preparation for standardizedtestingOr becoming ademocratic, productive citizen?
  15. 15. How do we best learn and processinformation?????Learning Styles……
  16. 16. How do we build a positive school culture?Do the students want to go there?Do they feel safe?Supported?Do they passionate about what they arelearning?Who are the stakeholders?
  17. 17. What is your vision of a school’s purpose?Climate?Work environment?Are you creating a community of learnersor fostering competition?
  18. 18. Small Schools Large Schools
  19. 19. Who is designing the curriculum?Teachers?Parents?Students?or StatesFederal governmentDistrict officials?
  20. 20. How much influence should all stakeholders have indesigning the curriculum?Should it be child-centered versus society-centered?Futurist versus presentist or adaptive? values-centered education versus skills-training? or humanist/existential versus behaviorist?What is the hidden curriculum?Core curriculum?
  21. 21. Who sets the learning goals?The teachersor the students?Are you teaching to the studentsinterests?
  22. 22. Who makes the rules on your classroom?Youor the studentsIf they break rules what are the consequences?Detention?Are detentions and suspensions effective?Will it change the behavior?Do the consequences fit the crimeor are there better ways to inspire the desired behaviors?Like community service...Do we involve the student in how to best change the behavior?
  23. 23. The Separation between church andstateand its role and debate in education
  24. 24. Are we making learning real enough
  25. 25. The New 3 “R”sRelevanceRelationshipsRigor
  26. 26. Are we connecting the learning to theirlife?Are there internships,apprenticeships,and mentors available to embedauthenticity to the learning and cater totheir interests
  27. 27. What role does collaboration have on theprofession?Does your school possess and encouragePLC?
  28. 28. What represents you as a teacher?An expert disseminator of knowledge?A learner?A facilitator?or a relations developer?
  29. 29. What are the dispositions of a teacher?At this time, Windows 8 and Adobe Flash have compatibility issues; therefore to view the following short videosPlease click onto the link rather then video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke7td3Ll3-8
  30. 30. Ummmmmmm…..Not a very good example of a teacher exemplifyingproper or appropriate dispositions
  31. 31. How do you measure students progress?Solely through gradesor embracing and utilizing specific and meaningful feedbackbased upon their own unique goals?How do you ask students to demonstrate their learning?Multiple choice testsor via PBLExhibitions, and so forth
  32. 32. What issues surround the Americaneducational systems today?The role of the government in educationIDEA..special education laws/rights and 504 PlansFundingSeparation of church and state in educationHidden curriculumType of curriculaHigh stakes standardized testingSchool Choice and vouchers
  33. 33. What are the various educational reformmodels?Business Model of Standards-drivenreformEducator Accountability ModelPolitical Accountability modelMinistry of Education Model
  34. 34. What is in store for the future ofeducationand what role will you as an educator playin its evolution
  35. 35. Restructuring
  36. 36. Reformation
  37. 37. and Transformation?
  38. 38. Please click onto the following linkto see a screencast on navigating LoudCloud and what to do the first fewdays of class. • http://screencast.com/t/rHSyDFc7GH