CityU

November 14th, 2008 | by scottleduc |

June 6th

ECU 530 Assignments

  • Discussion about culture diversity and story telling
    • copy and paste into the discussion board
  • Explored digital storytelling examples
  • Explored data from a worldly perspective
  • Please fill in the end of course evaluation in BlackBoard

June 5th

ECU 525 Assignments

  • Difficult Converstion discussion reflective blog post
    • copy and paste into the discussion board
  • Personal educational philosophy discussion blog post
    • copy and paste into the discussion board
  • Technology greatest hits blog post
    • Reflect on the tool(s) that have made the biggest impact on you and your teaching over the past two years
  • Please fill in the end of course evaluation in BlackBoard

May 2nd

ECU 530 Assignments

  • Demographics blog and discussion board post – Due May 2nd
  • Case study resources and topics ideas for issues impacting our classes blog post – Due June
  • Diversity blog post – Due June 6th (in class)

ECU 525 Assignments

  • Self directed learning blog and discussion board post – Due May 1s

Case study resources and topics ideas for issues impacting our classes

Reflective Journal

  • Pick a topic that impacts your classroom, maybe from the list above, and research it. Create a journal post on your findings.

ECU 525 – Due for May 1st

  1. Research for resources and examples of best practices of either self-directed learning and/or cooperative learning. Look for material that will help us in our discussion May 1st. I am especially interested in finding resources and examples of how teachers are preparing students for learning in an online environment. Please look for material that is most relevant for your students or for your students when they get older are in high school and beyond. What self direction skills, cooperative learning skills or online skills will they need to be successful in 5, 10 or 15 years from now?
  2. Write a blog entry detailing what you find and cite your resources, but not in APA format. Just include the link.
    • Copy and paste your information into the Blackboard discussion board as well.
      • I will have a discussion board item titled ‘Self-directed Learning, Cooperative Learning and Online Environments’

ECU 530 – Due for May 2nd

  1. Look up you school’s demographics information at OSPI.
    • Write a blog entry and highlight some of the details about the information you found.
    • Copy and paste your information into a Blackboard discussion board item titled, ‘School Demographics Information’.
  2. Find an article addressing cultural diversity in the classroom. How are schools and teachers best supporting their students diversity? What issues should we consider in helping support our leaning population and their families? We will have a discussion on May 2nd about key ideas.
    • Write a blog entry explaining findings with a link to the web site
  3. Case Study
    • Find an example on an issue or problem in your school or district related to diversity that we can discuss as a group. You do not need to have anything written. Just bring the issue or idea that you found for discussion and further action.
  4. Start reading Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
    • Due in June

Skype Times for April 10 and 11th

Skype Times
Integrating
Matt
8AM – Sat. April 10th
Craig
8:30AM – Sat. April 10th
Zandrea
9AM – Sat. April 10th
Jen
10:30AM? – Sat. April 10th
Diane
1PM – Sat. April 10th
Chandra
1PM – Sat. April 10th

April 10th and 11th – Virtual Weekend Agenda

  • ECU 525
    1. Discuss work outcome for this course:
      1. Support your personal philosophy of education based on various philosophies and a knowledge of American education, its history and objectives;
      2. Analyze the social conditions currently affecting public education;
      3. Project a course of probable future action for some educational issue, based on knowledge of historical development and current practices in schools;
      4. Identify the historical roots of current problems in the classroom;
      5. Synthesize best practices of self-directed learning with cooperative learning in an online environment.
  • ECU 530
    • Discuss Case Study
      • On an issue in their school or district related to cultural diversity
      • News Articles about issues
      • Ed Leadership Articles
      • EXAMPLE: WEA
        - Georgia girl wanted to bring her girlfriend to prom so the school district canceled the prom
    • Discuss Reflective Journal
      • Look up your own school’s demographics at OSPI
      • Find good articles and reflect on your own classrooms practices
        • Maybe 6 Articles big and small?

ECU530 – Reflective Practice III: Continuous Improvement in Diverse Learning Communities

  1. Understand, apply, and transfer basics of intercultural communications to multiple situations;
  2. Understand values, beliefs, and patterns of behavior of those in our own culture and of those in our learning communities;
  3. Integrate continuous feedback in school-based communications with a variety of populations;
  4. Modify instructional and relational behaviors based on feedback from a number of sources;
  5. Apply cultural lenses to academic discourse, both online and face-to-face;
  6. Recognize and transform intercultural conflict into relationship and learning;
  7. Apply a variety of strategic accommodations to prevent and intervene appropriately;
  8. Plan for personal and professional growth and transfer of skills to the instructional context;
  9. Present data-based decisions, curriculum, and instruction to a range of audiences.
Attendance, Preparation, and Participation 15%
Cross-cultural Awareness Reflective Journal 30%
Case Study Analysis 35%
Online Academic Discourse 20%
TOTAL 100%

ECU525 – Foundations of Education: Perspectives in Education

  1. Compare and contrast the basic tenets of a variety of educational philosophies;
  2. Recognize the philosophical inclinations present in a school and/or classroom from observation, a description of the subjects offered, and the teaching practices employed;
  3. Analyze the philosophical and historical development of schools in the United States;
  4. Support your personal philosophy of education based on various philosophies and a knowledge of American education, its history and objectives;
  5. Analyze the social conditions currently affecting public education;
  6. Project a course of probable future action for some educational issue, based on knowledge of historical development and current practices in schools;
  7. Identify the historical roots of current problems in the classroom;
  8. Synthesize best practices of self-directed learning with cooperative learning in an online environment.
Attendance, Preparation, and Participation 15%
Communication of the Historical and Social Context 15%
Analysis of Personal and System Philosophy Paper 25%
Educational Foundations Examination 25%
Online Academic Discourse 20%
TOTAL 100%

ECU520 – Reflective Practice II Quantitative, Qualitative and Action Research – Assignments

  • What Makes a Great Teacher
    • Reflection blog entry
  • Journal Article Critique (APA), emailed to Scott by March 1st
    • 2-4 pages double-spaced
    • Cite the article at the top of page 1
    • Cite any other references at the end of the document
  • Final Review of Literature (APA), emailed to Scott by March 7th
    • Written in Word
    • Title Page
    • 3-5 pages double-spaced
    • 7 or more sources cited

ECU515 – Design Effective Teaching and Learning – Assignments

  • Showcase of high impact curriculum, teaching and assessment practices
    • Demonstrate a best practice to the rest of class
    • Due 2nd class
  • Refelctive blog post
    • Hightlight the best practices observed and how you might incorporate them into your classroom
  • Blackboard Discussion Board
    • Post one comments,
    • Due in class
  • Email Scott tech issues
    • Due in class
  • Jigsaw Reading Assignments
    • Due 2nd Class
Chapters Reading Assignments
Integrating
Matt
1 & 2
Craig
7
Jen
6
Zandrea
5
Diane
8
Chandra
3 & 4
  • Share curriculum unit redesign in class
    • Bring whatever materials make sense for the rest of the class to use as take aways
    • You don’t have to teach us the unit, just share the process and highlight the changes
    • Due 3rd Class, March 13th
  • Blackboard Discussion Board
    • Post one comments,
    • Due in class
  • Jigsaw Reading Assignments
    • Due 3rd Class, March 13th
Chapters Reading Assignments

Becoming

Better

Teachers

DifferentBrains
Matt
2
8
Craig
5
2
Jen
6
6
Zandrea
1
4
Diane
4
9
Chandra
3
5
Jimmy 7 1

ECU510 – Reflective Practice I: Tools for Academic Inquiry – Assignments

Class Theme: Relevance

  • Blog Entries
    • F.A.T. City Video reflection
    • Informational Literacy Self Assessment
    • Problem Statement Idea(s)
    • Chapter Reading Reviews – Due Before Next Class, Jan. 30th, 2010
      • FORMAT BLOG ENTRIES: Book Title: Chapter Title Review
      • See reading assignments below
  • Word Processed and Emailed – Due by Dec 25th, 2009
    • Problem Statement (Non-APA)
      • Written in Word
      • Emailed to scottleduc@gmail.com
      • 1 Page
    • Preliminary Review of Literature (APA)
      • Written in Word
      • Title Page
      • 2 -4 pages double-spaced
      • 5 or more sources cited
  • Blackboard Discussion Board
    • Post two comments
    • Post two replies
  • Jigsaw Reading Assignments
Chapters Reading Assignments
American Education
Matt
3
Craig
2
Jen
6
Zandrea
9
Diane
1
Chandra
7

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