COURSE DESCRIPTION This is an online course designed for the middle and secondary learning environment. It provides a foundation for students to learn instructional methods, the learning process, theory and application of curriculum development for various academic disciplines, effective collaboration skills, professionalism, technology skills, and research methodology. Field experience will be required.
COURSE OBJECTIVES Practice basic skill in computer literacy Maintain an online journal Be a contributing member of a Wiki Participate in online discussions using Blog
COURSE OBJECTIVES Evaluate scholarly literature associated with middle and secondary learning environment Plan and Organize an integrated unit plan Design a classroom management plan
COURSE OBJECTIVES Submit assignments using a course management system Observe experienced teachers Evaluation Scale Evaluation Components
COURSE CLALENAR WEEKDATETOPICLECTURE READPROJECTS DUE DATES 15/31 Intro & Ed - Philoso phy Video ~ Create Blog, www. blogspot.com ~ Join Class Wiki Jun. 6, 10 26/7 Lesson Plan VideoText ~ Create daily lesson plan -Team Discussion Jun. 13, 2010 36/14 Class- room Mgmt VideoTwo Articles ~ Create Wiki Page ~ Download Jing Jun. 20, 10
COURSE CALENDAR WEEKDATETOPICLECTURE READPROJECTS DUE DATES 46/21 Class- room Mgmt Video Two Articles ~ Create Classroom Mgmt Plan ~ Team Disc Jun. 27, 10 56/28Video Two Articles ~ Integrated Unit Plan ~ Overview Jing Project Jun. 12, 10 67/12 Unit Plan- ning Video Two Articles ~ Jing Presenta- tionJul. 18, 10
COURSE CALENDAR WEEKDATETOPICLECTURE READINGSPROJECTS DUE DATES 77/19 Teach- ing Philoso - phy Video ~Redefine Teaching Philoso- phy ~ 10 hr Ob dueJul. 25, 10 87/26 ~ Annota- ted Bibliog- raphy Due ~ Final Exam Jul. 30, 10 Note: Blog post due with each weekly assignment.
ASSESSMENT SCALE A = 90 - 100 B = 89 - 80 C = 79 - 70 D = 69 – 60 F = 59 - Below
ASSESSMENT COMPONENTS Team Discussions5 points Classroom Wiki Page5 points Blog Posts5 points Philosophy of Teaching10points Daily Lesson Plan10 points
ASSESSMENT COMPONENTS Group Unit Project5 points Annotated Bibliography5 points Final Exam5 points Total 100 Points
Blackboards largest competitor Collaboration and Communication are key Has discussion boards, chats, email State of Alabama uses program for high school ACCESS www.desire2learn.com Free Course Management System Designed with pedagogy as main focus Has blogs, forums, and moodle-docs Has free demonstration page to experiment with program www.moodle.com