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Syllabus

 

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3 credit hours
Administration 247
Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 - 4:15
Lab:  Tuesday and Thursday 4:15 - 6:00

Texts:

Howe, A., & Jones, L. (1998). Engaging Children in Science.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice-Hall.

Walmsley, S. (1994).  Children Exploring Their World.  Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann

OTHER MATERIALS

2-inch, 3-ring binder

computer disk

file box

Students who do well in this course have enthusiasm, attend regularly, score well on tests, complete outside projects and assignments, and participate in class.

·        ATTENDANCE

This course will include many hands-on experiences and attendance is necessary for learning and meeting the objectives.  Missing class can jeopardize your grade.  Each tardy or leaving early for any reason will lower your grade by 1%.  Each absence for any reason will lower your grade by 2%.  Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the instructor.

Should weather conditions cause the cancellation of class, an announcement will be made on radio and by the instructor with e-mail.  Telephone arrangements will be made for those who do not have access to e-mail in their homes.

·        QUALITY WORK

Assessment of the quality of your written and oral expression will be included in the evaluation of your work.  All written work is to be typed, double spaced, and must include correct grammar, form, punctuation, and spelling.  All sources must be cited with complete bibliographic references.  (See MLA Style Guide).  You will use technology skills to explore resources and make lessons plans, and class presentations.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Given research based readings and class discussions, students will

Number

Department Outcome

Measure

1.4
1.8

Explore current philosophical theories and definitions of natural science and social and cultural instruction..

Graphic organizers

1.3
1.5
1.6

Identify research based learning theories and current trends that provide for developmental instruction in natural science and social and cultural studies.

Graphic organizers

Discussion

Exams

1.5

Present rationale and instructional strategies for teaching content related to content related to current affairs and multi-ethnic and global education with specific emphasis on gender equity.

Lesson Plans

Surveys

Given classroom and laboratory experiences and reading, students will

1.3
1.4
2.1 - 2.6
3.11 - 3.192

Identify and develop lesson plans combining scientific content and processes and social and cultural learning activities for effective participation in integrated activities in the classroom.

Lesson Plans

 

Given assigned classroom or laboratory setting, students will

2.1 - 2.5
3.1 - 3.192
3.21 - 3.24

Demonstrate skills in planning, presenting, and implementing effective materials and activities for science and social studies.

Lesson Plans

Observations

Given teaching participation, students will

1.9
3.18
3.34

Contact parent/guardian of Girls, Incorporated Participants that student is responsible for in lab.

Phone Script

3.31

Chart participation of Girls Incorporated enrollees in lab activities.

Surveys

4.3
3.31 - 3.33

Assess and evaluate procedures used in presenting science and social studies activities.

Lesson Plans

Units

REQUIREMENTS

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Graphic Organizers and Short Papers: Create graphic organizers or write short papers as assigned for readings.  Readings for this course are very large and will be completed in groups.

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File: Develop a file box of at least 20 labeled files of organized science/social studies lesson ideas that are meaningful to you now and in you future career.  This file box should also include a variety of materials to use in your elementary classroom, including pictures, displays, collections. Due December 7.

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2 Practicum Unit Plans:  Complete lesson plans and materials for 2 integrated science/social studies units to be used during your practicum in the SMART Lab.

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Reflections:.  Following teaching in the practicum, add reflections and any revisions to lesson plans and resubmit to the  instructor.

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Practicum Teaching: You and a partner will teach the units you planned in the SMART Lab.

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Midterm Exam will evaluate your knowledge and understanding of the metric system and of the principles of teaching natural and social science addressed to this point in the term.

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 Final Exam will consist of short written essays in which you will be asked to apply what you have learned in this course consistent with the philosophy of science/social studies teaching that you have developed during this term.

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Participation in all class/lab activities and field trips is essential to your learning and that of your peers.  Please come to class prepared for active engagement in hands-on activities, discussion, and presentation.  Points will be deducted for lack of participation - double for missing field trips.

 

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EVALUATION

Participation

10%

Graphic Organizers/Reflections

10%

Teaching Units (20 each)

40%

Midterm Exam

10%

Data Collection

10%

File

10%

Final Exam

10%

 

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GRADING

A

93 - 100 percent

B

84 - 92 percent

C

70 - 83 percent

D

60 - 69 percent

F

< 60 percent

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Instructor will make changes in the syllabus when needed to best meet the needs of students.

CSM seeks to maintain a supportive academic environment for students with disabilities.  If you have a disability and need accommodations to succeed in this course, please contact me to verify that the required documentation is filed with the Academic Affairs Office and that an accommodation plan is in place.  Please remember that the law places the responsibility on you, the student, to notify the College of your disability and to request information.

All forms of dishonesty and misconduct including cheating, plagiarism, forgery, knowingly furnishing false information to the instructor, and intentional disruption or obstruction of learning or teaching will not be tolerated.  At the instructor’s discretion, these acts will result in a failing grade for the course and a letter regarding the behavior will be filed with the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs offices.  All work should be your own and must represent new work prepared specifically for this class.

 

 

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