Preparing for praxis one course

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Preparing for praxis one course

  1. 1. Preparing for Praxis One Course<br />
  2. 2. Preparing for Praxis One<br /> <br />Instructor Information<br /> <br />Name: Lisa Muldrew<br />Telephone: 501-25TEACH<br />E-mail: lmuldre@uark.edu<br />Office Location: cellular<br />Office Hours: As needed, please email or call for appointment.<br /> <br />Course Description<br />This course is designed to provide knowledge-based training to education students, teachers, administrators and high school students that are planning on entering the profession of teaching. This course will use blended learning strategies such as a classroom environment along with online computer activities to deliver the material. This course will provide the students with the necessary fundamental skills and test information to become better prepared for the Praxis I examination. <br />  <br />
  3. 3. Target Audience<br /><ul><li>High school students
  4. 4. Teachers
  5. 5. Education Professionals
  6. 6. Anyone entering the Education field</li></li></ul><li>Course Objectives:<br /><ul><li>To improve literacy skills in reading, writing, math and standardized test performance for teacher education participants
  7. 7. To design comprehensive material that will facet Student Success
  8. 8. To develop a plan to evaluate and increase the scores for Praxis I test takers. </li></li></ul><li>Delivery MethodThe training will meet once a week on Wednesday nights from 6pm to 9pm; the remainder of the time will be spent online.The material will be offered through blended learning sections.<br />
  9. 9. Learning that will take placeParticipants will have an opportunity to improve skills in three areas… 1. Reading 2. Writing 3. Math<br />
  10. 10. Reading OverviewParticipants will have an opportunity to work through handouts, workbooks and submit online activities such as…*Case Study *Role-Play *Group Presentation via Elluminate Live <br />
  11. 11. Reading Comprehension VideoYouTube - Reading Comprehension Strategies : Improving Reading Speed<br />
  12. 12. Writing OverviewParticipants will write two major essaysParticipants will take timed practice drillsParticipants will learn how to write a five paragraph essay <br />
  13. 13. Math OverviewThe math test and activities have multiple-choice questions that pertain to…*Multiplication *Mathematical Relationships *Geometry and Measurement<br />
  14. 14. Sample Math Problems1.  Which of the following fractions is least? A: 5/6 B: 5/4 C: 4/5 D: 6/5 2.  If x/4 = y, then x/8 = A: y/2 B: y/4 C: 4y D: 2y  <br />
  15. 15. Answer Key for Math Problems1. C.  It may be easier to compare these numbers by converting the fractions to decimals by dividing the numerator by the denominator, or by converting all the fractions to the form with the lowest common denominator. 2.A.  One way to solve this problem is to substitute values in the first equation, and then note how the right side of the second equation can be altered to maintain its truth. <br />
  16. 16. What Participants can Hope to Gain…Improved Skills in designated areas that will lead to passing the Praxis I examNew Test Taking Strategies Self Confidence<br />
  17. 17. References:YouTube Video; Reading Comprehension Strategies: Improving Reading Speed was found on website:http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=JWib5CsBgOAPraxis 1 Math Problems were found on website:http://www.studyguidezone.com/praxis_math.htm<br />

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