EDUC 4454 -- Curriculum Methods P/J

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course consists of three components – methods, management and computers. The methods component consists of a study of teaching and learning in the primary and junior divisions. It includes a range of approaches to develop instruction, implementation and evaluation strategies. The management component identifies management strategies appropriate to the developmental needs of primary and junior level learners and the classroom environment. Teacher candidates will use a practical and theoretical framework for understanding and managing social interactions in the classroom and develop a personal, proactive plan for classroom management. The computer component will provide an introduction to the roles of information technology in teaching and learning.

REQUIRED TEXTS :

Nipissing University. (2006-2007). Practice Teaching Handbook. North Bay, ON: Faculty of Education.

Schwartz, S., & Pollishuke, M. (2005), Creating the Dynamic Classroom, A Handbook for Teachers. Toronto: Canada Inc.

Evertson, C.M., Emmer, E.T., and Worsham, M.E. Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers. Boston: Pearson Education

Ministry of Education Curriculum Policy Documents www.edu.gov.on.ca

Ontario College of Teachers, Foundations of Professional Practice www.oct.ca

Parkay, Forrest et al. (2005) Becoming a Teacher, Pearson Education Inc., Toronto, ON.

 COURSE MARKS:

Students should note that the final standing in EDUC 4454 is a composite grade based on:

Term Marks:

Marks

Due Dates

1.  Assignment #1- Observation

10

Sept. 14, 2006

2.  Lesson Plan #1        

10

Sept. 28, 2006 ( peer);Oct.2, 2006-submit

3.  Lesson Plan #2

10

Oct. 26, 2006 (peer); Oct.30-submit

4.Management Seminar
And  Plan

15
10

Weeks of Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 2006
Plan is due on Feb.5, 2007

5.  Technology and Teaching Project

20

Week of March 19 , 2007

6.  Final Exam

25

April 2-6, 2007

EVALUATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

All assignments and the final exam are to be successfully completed with a final mark of 60% or more in order to meet the course requirements.

Assignments have identified due dates. Extensions beyond identified due dates are not granted except in the most justified circumstances. Requests for extensions must be received by the instructor prior to the identified due date of the assignment.

All submitted assignments will identify the assignment topic/title, course name and number, due date, instructor's name and student's name on a separate cover sheet. All assignments must be submitted in hard copies directly to the instructor. Times New Roman 12 must be used.

 

DATE

ACTIVITIES

READINGS & ASSIGNMENTS

Mon. Sept. 11

INTRODUCTION

  • Introduction & backgrounds (Nametag activity)
  • Review course outline
  • : “My Remarkable Teacher was…because…?”
  • Introduction to Cooperative Learning
  • Debrief Assignment #1 via cooperative learning

Bookmark: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/

 

Reminder: Hand in Assignment #1 next class

Thurs. Sept.14

STARTING THE YEAR

  • Collection of Assignment #1
  • Brief review of Ch. 2-4 and Appendices
  • Developmental Characteristics of Students
  • Foundations of Professional Practice
  • Remarkable or exemplary teachers from Professionally Speaking

INTRODUCTION TO LONG & SHORT TERM PLANNING

  • Long and Short Term Planning (PowerPoint)
  • OCUP
  • General Model of Instruction, p. 14, Practice Teaching Handbook
  • Review the Remarkable Teacher description

*Assignment #1 due (10%)
Chapter 2:The Physical Set-up of the Classroom,, Ch. 3, “Timetabling,” Ch. 4, “Classroom Atmosphere,” and “Appendix 1: Beginning Teacher’s Checklist” and Page 203 in Creating the Dynamic Classroom, A Handbook for Teachers
Chapter 1: Evertson et al.: Classroom Management

Explore:  Remarkable Teachers in Professionally Speaking
Ontario College of Teachers. (2004). Foundations of Professional Practice, from http://www.oct.ca

Read the General/Teacher-directed Planning Format, p. 14: Nipissing University. (2006-2007). Practice Teaching Handbook. North Bay, ON: Faculty of Education.

 

 Ch. 5: Planning an Integrated Curriculum (pp. 44-69) in Creating the Dynamic Classroom, A Handbook for Teachers

Thursday, Sept. 21

LONG & SHORT TERM PLANNING

  • Discussion of readings: Long-range Plan, Short-term Plan, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Multiple Intelligences, Lesson Plan in Ch. 5
  • General Model of Instruction, p. 14
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Design Down Model (PowerPoint)
  • Demonstration of General/Teacher-directed Planning Format

 

Evertson et al: Classroom Management…pages 89-100

 Review the ‘General Planning Format’ for lesson planning: Nipissing University. (2006-2007). Practice Teaching Handbook. North Bay, ON: Faculty of Education. Prepare questions. pp. 14-53

Mon.Sept.25

UNDERSTANDING THE PLANNING FORMATS and OCUP

  • Developing a teacher-directed general lesson plan
  • Critiquing lesson plans
  • Comparing templates
  • Using OCUP as a resource

Ontario Ministry Of Education Curriculum Documents:
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/

OCUP
http://www.ocup.org

 

 Pick one expectation from any of the curriculum documents for your practicum grade for which you would like to create a lesson plan. Make sure that it relates to an area that you already something that you have some content knowledge on.

Thurs.Sept.28

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

  • Using Assessment Data
  • Achievement Levels
  • Rubrics
  • Use of Exemplars
  • Self, Peer and Teacher Evaluation

 

Ch. 2, “Introduction, hook, or metal set,” Ch. 5, “Planning an Integrated Curriculum” and Chapter 11 in Creating the Dynamic Classroom, A Handbook for Teachers.

Nipissing University. (2006-2007). Practice Teaching Handbook. North Bay, ON: Faculty of Education.

Bring finished GPF lesson plan

Mon.Oct.2

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

  • Discuss reading, Ch. 8
  • Brainstorm technology possibilities

*Lesson Plan #1 due (10%)
Explore the Teaching Strategies Companion of OCUP

Thurs.Oct.5

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

  • Overview of Areas for Classroom Routines and Rules
  • Overview of theorists of Classroom Management

Peruse: Evertson et al., Classroom Management-Chapters 2,3,4,7 and pages 87-109

 

Mon. Oct. 23

DEBRIEFING AND LEARNING CENTRES

  • Relate to Activity-Based Planning
  • Explore various types of learning centres
  • Examine the Activity Planning Format (APF) lesson
  • Analysis of communication practices/ understanding vocal communication (PowerPoint)
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • QUILT video

Nipissing University. (2006-2007). Practice Teaching Handbook. North Bay, ON: Faculty of Education.
Read Chapter 6 of Creating the Dynamic Classroom

 

Bring in completed Activity Based Lesson Plan for peer review
Camp, W. Improving Your Teaching Through Effective Questioning Techniques. Retrieved July 7, 2006, from http://www.aged.vt.edu/methods/que-skil.htm

 

Mon.Oct.30-
Thurs. Nov.9

Seminars on Classroom Management Theorists

*Lesson Plan #2  due

Research one theorist in a group of 3-4 students and present a 45 minute presentation.
Three or four groups will present on each day.
 

Mon. Dec.4

TECHNOLOGY AND TEACHING

  • Podcasts
  • Computers
  • Webcams,etc..

 

Read: Chapter 8:ofCreating the Dynamic Classroom, A Handbook for Teachers
And Chapter 9of Becoming a Teacher

Thurs. Dec. 7

OUT OF CLASS EXCURSIONS

Read: Chapter 9 :ofCreating the Dynamic Classroom, A Handbook for Teachers

Mon.Dec.11

       PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Read: Chapter 12 :ofCreating the Dynamic Classroom, A Handbook for Teachers

Thurs.Dec.14

HOMEWORK AND COMMUNICATIONS

Read: Chapter 10 :ofCreating the Dynamic Classroom, A Handbook for Teachers

 

 

JAN. 8-12,

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

RR: Eby, J., Herrell, A., & Hicks, J. (2002). Reflective Planning, Teaching, and Evaluation, K-12. Columbus, Ohio: Merrill Prentice Hall.

Staff. (2006). Resumes and Cover Letters. Diversity Canada.com's Employers Want You, pp. 12-15.

 

JAN. 15-19

INTEGRATING TEACHING METHODS

  • discussion of reading, Ch. 7
  • Curriculum Integration (PowerPoint)

Chapter 7: Literacy and Language Learning in Creating the Dynamic Classroom, A Handbook for Teachers (pp. 93-138).

 

Jan. 22-Feb.14

 UNIT PLANNING, EQAO,REPORT CARD WRITING, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, DAY BOOK PLANNING

 

 

BLOCK V – 2 SESSIONS

MAR. 19-23,
 

 

NEW TEACHER INDUCTION PROGRAM
Technology and Teaching Project is Due: choice of long term plan, Unit plan, newsletter, podcast, Website, SMART board applications…

 

MAR. 26

 

EXAM REVIEW - Past examinations: http://www2.nipissingu.ca/exams/educ.htm

  • Jeopardy Game (PowerPoint)