Presentation on theme: "Welcome to EDUC 490 Spring 2007 Pick up a copy of each of the papers on the front table. Find your name card.Pick up a copy of each of the papers on the."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to EDUC 490 Spring 2007 Pick up a copy of each of the papers on the front table. Find your name card.Pick up a copy of each of the papers on the front table. Find your name card. Grab a snack and socialize – introduce yourself to new classmates.Grab a snack and socialize – introduce yourself to new classmates. Record the answer to this question:Record the answer to this question: What have you been told you must never do as a teacher?
Agenda History and Purpose of Course Syllabus & Schedule Internship Work Sample Reaching the Moral Heart of Teaching
History and Purpose Evolution of EDUC 490 –Two meetings in fall for sharing University Supervisors EDUC 490 team –Survey of the last 490 group –Decision to make change –Shared new course with US
History and Purpose Why a capstone course? –Demonstrate competence in objectives from Conceptual Framework –Nurture evolution of moral/ethical leadership –Develop of community of learners –Establish a trusted place for discussion and reflection –Synthesize prior courses to launch a career of life-long learning
Syllabus Highlights Assignment requirements –Foundation in Internship Work Sample –All components must be submitted –Written work submitted through WebCT –Follow formatting/file naming “rules” Attendance Internship Work Sample Calendar –Rectangle of Responsibility (YOU, 490 instructor, University Supervisor, Mentor Teacher) Grading Criteria Dr. Johnson’s website:
Schedule Examine with an eye for high expectations as well as flexibility Use as a tool for time management When changes need to be made COMMUNICATE as early as possible with rectangle. SNACKS??
WebCt Check DAILY! Use help desk for computer difficulty Use the Discussion Board! Submit assignments before deadline (technological difficulty is not an excuse for lateness)
Internship Work Sample Four main parts: –Unit Context (490) –Assessment Plan (490) –Design for Instruction –Analysis of Student Learning (490) Consider parts of a whole –Each has a description, task, and rubric –Each piece is a building block to subsequent tasks.
Internship Work Sample – A Moral/Ethical Engagement How does idea of the IWS relate to the purpose of the course? –Fosters moral/ethical leadership by examining and addressing the needs of the students/school/community. –Explores issues in education such as instruction and assessment; requires use of assessment data to guide instructional decisions. –Promotes reflective practice.
What have you been told you must never to do as a teacher? State your name and content area. Share “what not to do.” Reaching the Moral Heart of Teaching
Read the highlighted part of the article, “The Hope and Practice of Teaching.” Gather with Practical Art Group. Discuss and share with class: Summary of PA – What’s the advice? The “Do” instead of the “Don’t.” How does the PA reject the list of don’ts? How does the PA exemplify teaching as a moral enterprise? Reaching the Moral Heart of Teaching
For Next Time… 1.Start building a trusting relationship with your rectangle. 2.Be a sponge. 3.Look at Contextual Factors piece of the IWS (on WebCT). Start collecting data. 4.Bring a copy of your school’s NCLB Report Card to class (use in #3).NCLB Report Card 5.Start working on Class Demographic Table (on WebCT). 6.Start discussing Learning Goals with your Mentor Teacher (on WebCT).