Teaching the Child in Front of You

in a Changing World

 

Master in Teaching Program

Winter 2008

http://academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/mit2008/

 

faculty

office

phone

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Scott Coleman

Lab I 3010

867-6130

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Gery Gerst

Sem II A3104

867-5209

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Jacque Ensign

Sem II A3110

867-6619

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Office Hours: by appointment

 

I. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Winter quarter of the second year of the Master in Teaching Program is, above all, a reflective quarter: a time to look back at the recently completed student teaching experience and the year of intense learning that preceded it while also looking ahead to the second student teaching experience and the soon-to-follow first year of paid teaching. Most of the experiences this quarter are aimed at fostering reflective self-study about current skills and needs while providing opportunities to improve in areas most critical to future success in teaching. A major component of this quarter, the independent contract, involves students identifying and pursuing an area for growth that will be uniquely beneficial to them in light of needs that became apparent during the fall student teaching experience. The weekly book seminar and workshops provide the opportunity to delve more deeply into aspects of teaching, both philosophical and practical, that are particularly appropriate at this time. In addition, this quarter is one in which special education is studied in depth, allowing students to use the special education experience gained during student teaching as a means to extending and improving the capacity to meet the needs of all learners.

 

Regular Meeting Times & Locations

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

9:00am – 12:00 noon

Reflective Workshops

SEM 2 B3105

 

1-3:00 p.m.

Meetings in Contract Groups

Gery SEM 2 E3107

Jacque SEM 2 E3109

Scott SEM 2 D1107

 

9:00am-12:00noon

Reflective Workshops

SEM 2 D1107

 

1:00- 3:00

Seminar

Gery LAB 1 2033

Jacque CRC 109

Scott LAB 1 3033

 

 

9:00am – 12:00 noon

Special Education

Wk 1 SEM 2 C1105

Wks 2-9 SEM 2 B3105

Wk 10 LH 2

 

 

12:30- 2:00

Job Search Preparation Brown Bags with Loren (and Guests)

same rooms as above

 

9:00am- 12:00noon

Independent Contract Time

at the location of your choice

 

except for:

Wks 1 & 2 - Video Workshops

&

Wk 9 Professional Growth Plan Presentation Preparation

 

Wks 1,2,9 meet in the MAC Classroom

 

 

 

See the week-by-week schedule, which follows, for exceptions to this schedule

II. REQUIRED BOOKS

FOR EACH READING, THE EDITION LISTED HERE IS EXPECTED SO WE HAVE THE SAME PAGES TO REFERENCE IN SEMINARS.

Books New for This Quarter

The Teacher's Guide to Leading Student-Centered Discussions (2006). Michael S. Hale, Elizabeth A. City; Corwin Press.

ISBN: 9781412906357

 

Democracy and Education (2004). John Dewey, Courier Dover.

ISBN 0486433994

 

Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom(2006). Rick Wormeli; Stenhouse Publishers.

ISBN: 978-157110-424-3

 

Prisons We Choose to Live Inside (1987), Doris Lessing; Harper Perennial.

ISBN: 978-0060390778

 

Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers(2005). Rethinking Schools.

ISBN 0-942961-54-4

 

Quality Questioning: Research-Based Practice to Engage Every Learner (2005). Jackie Walsh, Beth Sattes; SAGE Publications.

9781412909860

 

Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All(2006). MS Carolyn Chapman, Gayle H. Gregory; Corwin Press.

ISBN: 9781412936408

 

Teaching Exceptional, Diverse, and At-Risk Students in the General Education Classroom, IDEA 2004 Update Edition, (3rd Edition – May 2005). Sharon S. Vaughn, Candace S. Bos, and Jeanne Shay Schumm; Allyn and Bacon.

ISBN: 0-205-47036-X  --- get this used version, the one specified above, rather than the newer version

 

Books from Last Year We Will Be Using This Quarter

Understanding by Design (2005). Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe; ASCD.

ISBN: 978-1-4166-0035-0

 

Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (2006). James A. Banks; Wiley.

ISBN: 978-0-471-78047-2

 

The Art of Classroom Management: Building Equitable Learning Communities (2004). Barbara McEwan Landau; Pearson Education.

ISBN 0130990779

 

Teachers as Collaborative Partners: Working with Diverse Families and Communities (2005). Sandra J. Winn Tutwiler; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

ISBN 0805839003

 


 

III. REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS

1. Overall Responsibilities and Expectations Established by the MIT Program Covenant

See the Master in Teaching Program Student Guidebook to Policies, Procedures, and Resources.

 

2. Attendance and Participation

Students are expected to attend and participate in all program activities, arrive on time and leave when class ends. If a student must be absent due to a valid reason, he/she will need to negotiate how to make up the work missed during the absence by contacting his/her seminar faculty in advance of the absence. Absences require make-up work; failure to complete makeup work or unexcused absences may result in loss of credit.

 

3. Seminar and Workshop Preparation

Preparation assignments for all seminars and workshops, are due at the beginning of that seminar or workshop.

 

For each Tuesday afternoon seminar, you are required to arrive with:

(a) your copy of the assigned reading, having read the entire assigned reading and

(b) two copies of a 2-page, single-spaced, typed paper that will help you actively participate in the seminar discussion. One copy of your preparation paper is handed to your seminar faculty; the other must be kept for your portfolio with your handwritten notes added during seminar.

These papers are informal and typically would be in the form of notes with quotes, page numbers, and your accompanying commentary based on your understanding of the reading.

 

Use the following criteria to determine if your paper is complete:

(1) Use of specific page numbers so other seminar members can quickly access the pages from where your information/concept was drawn.

(2) An accompanying comment for each item of referenced information/concept that explains why it is significant in relation to your teaching and/or your overall understanding of the author’s intent.

 

Special Note: for the week you lead the Tuesday seminar, rather than bringing a regular seminar preparation paper you should write your plans for leading and record keeping during the seminar; your notes and reflections should be added during the seminar. Your preparation and added notes and reflections should then be included in your portfolio.

 

For Monday seminars and all workshops, follow directions given in the week-by-week section of this syllabus or in class – as the preparation for these varies each week.

 

4. Projects

This quarter will include several special projects:

An Independent Contract Project, including a paper and presentation

Masters Project Presentation

Video Editing Project

Professional Growth Plan, including a presentation

 

Details about these projects will be provided separately, on handouts distributed in class and at the program web site: http://academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/mit2008/

 


5. Program Portfolio Format

Your portfolio materials must be organized (use an organizational system that works best for you) and submitted in a 3-ring binder. Include a table of contents and dividers, coordinated with each other. Except where specified, materials in the portfolio should be typed. Your name needs to appear both on the outside of your portfolio and on the first page of your portfolio.

 

6. Summary of Assignments and Portfolio Contents (subject to minor changes)

Assignments (other than readings)

 

Due date

Must include in portfolio?

Draft of contract approval form

1/7

no

Professional Growth self-assessment

1/8

yes

Week 1 seminar preparation paper, including notes taken during seminar

1/8

yes

Special education lesson plan with adjustments and assessment

1/9

yes

Notes on contract findings--from first source

1/14

no

Finalized/approved version of contract approval form

1/14

yes

Professional Growth Plan (1 copy for portfolio and email a copy to Scott by due date)

1/14

yes

Week 2 seminar preparation paper, including notes taken during seminar

1/15

yes

Special education lesson plan with adjustments and assessment

1/16

yes

Written educational philosophy

1/22

yes

Week 3 seminar preparation paper, including notes taken during seminar

1/22

yes

Special education lesson plan with adjustments and assessment

1/23

yes

Issues of abuse quiz

1/24

yes

Video clip of your student teaching experience

1/25

no

Masters presentation support document (format will vary)

1/28

yes

Evaluation forms from your Masters presentations

1/28 & 1/29

yes (the ones you receive)

Special education lesson plan with adjustments and assessment

1/30

yes

Typical ability auto-ethnography entry

1/31

yes

Notes on contract findings--from second source

2/4

no

Written document with 10 questions you prepared during Fall student teaching

2/4

yes

Week 5 seminar preparation paper, including notes taken during seminar

2/5

yes

Graphic organizer on Culturally Responsive Teaching

2/5

yes

Special education lesson plan with adjustments and assessment

2/6

yes

Notes on contract research findings--from third source

2/11

no

Week 6 seminar preparation paper, including notes taken during seminar

2/12

yes

Auto-ethnography on religion

2/14

yes

Special education lesson plan with adjustments and assessment

2/13

yes

Week 7 seminar preparation paper, including notes taken during seminar

2/19

yes

Two lesson plans from fall with assessments you designed for those lessons

2/19

no

Draft of your intended outcome(s) for your contract presentation

2/19

no

Special education lesson plan with adjustments and assessment

2/20

yes

Full draft of contract paper

2/25

no

Week 8 seminar preparation paper, including notes taken during seminar

2/26

yes

Notes from reviews of ed tech sites, focused on one content area

2/27

yes

Finished version of contract paper emailed to seminar faculty by 1PM

2/28

yes

Contract presentation support document (format will vary)

3/3

yes

Evaluation forms from your contract presentations

3/3 & 3/4

yes (the ones you receive)

Portfolio due to seminar faculty

3/6 1PM

 


IV. WEEKLY SCHEDULES

 
Week 1 (January 7-10): Reflections and Beginnings

 

Mon., January 7

Tues., January 8

Wed., January 9

Thurs., January 10

Topics/Activities

9:00—noon

Brief Introduction to the Quarter

 

Workshop: Reflections On Your Student Teaching Experience

 

Sign up for Wednesday potluck

 

1-3:00

Contract Groups: Meet together from 1-2 in SEM 2 D1107 for overview and arrangement of groups, then meet seminar groups from 2-3 to do initial planning on contracts

 

9:00—noon

Full Introduction to the Quarter

 

Workshop on Professional Certification and Professional Growth Plan

 

1-3 pm

Seminar

 

Sign up for video workshop, for either this Thursday or next Thursday.

 

9:00—noon

Special Education

Introduction and ADHD

 

Noon – 1 Welcome Back Potluck Lunch

 

12:30 – 2

Job Search Workshop with Loren and Maggie

Special Event: Video Editing Workshops

Sign up and attend either this week from 8:30-11:00 or next week from 8:30-11:00. These will be held in the Macintosh Classroom in the Computer Center in the Library Building

 

Otherwise, this time is for regular

9:00—noon

Individual Contract Work

 

 

Readings

 

The Teacher's Guide to Leading Student-Centered Discussions

 

 

 

Vaughn, Bos, Schumm ch 1 and ADHD portion of ch 2

 

http://ldonline.org/adhdbasics

 

 

 

Assignments Due / Special Preparation

Draft of Contract Approval Form

Seminar preparation paper on The Teacher's Guide to Leading Student-Centered Discussions

 

Complete Draft of PGP during workshop, typed & emailed version due by next Monday to Scott

Bring lesson plan from student teaching, with adjustment for student with ADHD & how to assess that student.

(Note: in addition to focus chapter(s) each week, chs 12-15 may help you plan for a special ed student)

 

 

Bring your DV (digital) tape to the workshop if you are signed up for this week

 


Week 2 (January 14-17): Your Philosophy of Education

 

Mon., Jan 14

Tues., Jan 15

Wed., Jan 16

Thurs., Jan 17

Topics/Activities

9:00—noon

Workshop: Classroom Management Revisited

 

1-3:00

Contract Groups: Check-in and collaboration

 

Typical ability auto-ethnography prompt handed out

 

Issues of abuse quiz handed out

 

 

9:00—noon

Workshop: John Dewey and Your Philosophy of Education

 

1-3 pm

Seminar

9:00—noon

Special Education

Learning Disabilities

 

 

12:30 – 2

Job Search Workshop with Loren and Guests

 

Special Event: Video Editing Workshops

Attend this week from 8:30-11:00 if you did not attend this workshop last week. This will be held in the Macintosh Classroom in the Computer Center in the Library Building

 

Otherwise, this time is for regular

9:00—noon

Individual Contract Work

 

 

 

Readings Due

 

Democracy and Education chs 3 & 4

and

My Pedagogic Creed- at http://dewey.pragmatism.org/creed.htm

Vaughn, Bos, Schumm ch 2 LD section

& http://ldonline.org/columnists/spearswerling

&

http://wea.uwctds.washington.edu/ (special ed policy)

 

 

Assignments Due / Special Preparation

Bring your classroom management plan from spring 07 to the workshop, on paper or on a laptop

 

 

Contract Approval Form finalized

Notes on contract research findings--from first source

 

 

Bring to workshop your results of General Reflections on Education questions (be sure to click on “next question” on right bar to get sub-questions) at http://learnweb.harvard.edu/alps/reflect/index.cfm

 

Seminar Preparation Paper on Dewey chapters and My Pedagogical Creed

 

Bring lesson plan from student teaching, with adjustment for student with Learning Disability & how to assess that student.

 

Come prepared to share 2 Spear-Swerling articles with your group.

 

Bring your DV (digital) tape to the workshop if you are signed up for this week

 

 

Week 3 (January 21-24): Preparing For Masters Presentations

 

Mon., Jan 21

Tues., Jan 22

Wed., Jan 23

Thurs., Jan 24

Topics/Activities

Campus Holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

9:00—noon

Workshop: Preparing for Your Masters Paper Presentations

 

1-3 pm

Seminar

9:00—noon

Special Education

Developmental Disabilities

 

12:30 – 2

Job Search Workshop with Loren and Guests

 

9- noon

Individual Contract Work

 

 

Readings Due

 

Democracy and Education, chs 7 & 8

 

Vaughn, Bos, Schumm ch 5

http://cec.sped.org

 

Assignments Due

Final deadline for sending your completed video clip to Scott

by 9am: your philosophy of education

 

Seminar Preparation Paper on Dewey chapters

 

Sign up for attending next week's Masters presentations

Bring lesson plan from student teaching, with adjustment for student with a mental disability & how to assess that student.

Issues of abuse quiz due today

 

Video clip final deadline (by tomorrow)

 
Week 4 (January 28-31): Masters Presentations

 

Mon., Jan 28

Tues., Jan 29

Wed., Jan 30

Thurs., Jan 31

Topics/Activities

9:00—3:00

Conference Presentations

 

 

 

 

9:00—3:00

Conference Presentations

9:00—noon

Special Education

Collaboration

 

Focus the Nation

 

12:30 – 2

Job Search Workshop with Loren and Guests

9- noon

Individual Contract Work

 

 

 

Readings Due

Read Conference Papers for authors whose sessions you will be attending

Read Conference Papers for authors whose sessions you will be attending

 

Vaughn, Bos, Schumm ch.9

 

Assignments Due

Presentation support materials (e.g., PowerPoint or outline)

 

Presenter Evaluations for each session attended (hand these directly to the presenter)

Presenter Evaluations for each session attended (hand these directly to the presenter)

 

Bring lesson plan from student teaching, with plan for using other educator or guardian.

by 9 AM by email to seminar leader: auto-ethnography on typical ability.

Notes: LH 1 available for Monday presentations

details and schedule for Focus the Nation: http://www.evergreen.edu/events/focusthenation/

 

Week 5 (February 4-7): Questioning

 

Mon., Feb 4

Tues., Feb 5

Wed., Feb 6

Thurs., Feb 7

Topics/Activities

9:00—noon

Workshop: Questioning

 

1-3 pm

Contract Groups:

Check-in and collaboration

 

Handout: auto-ethnography on religion

9:00—noon

Workshop: Revisiting Culturally Responsive Teaching

 

 

1-3 pm

Seminar

9:00—noon

Special Education

visual, physical, emotional disabilities

 

12:30 – 2

Job Search Workshop with Loren and Guests

9:00- noon

Individual Contract Work

 

9:00-4:00 Special Event:

Mock Interviews by appointment

 

Readings Due

Questioning: Research-Based Practice to Engage Every Learner

 

Differentiated Instructional Practices pp.120-123

For the workshop: article: Culturally Responsive Teaching

 

For seminar:

Democracy and Education, chs 10, 11, 12

 

Vaughn, Bos, Schumm chs 4 & 6 & p. 228-229

 

Assignments Due / Special Preparation

In all your lesson plans from Fall-review your scripted questions; then copy/paste 10 questions (the most representative or exemplary) from your plans into 1 document. Print and bring that to workshop to use.

 

Notes on contract research findings--from second source

 

Graphic organizer on Culturally Responsive Teaching

 

Seminar Preparation Paper on Dewey chs 10, 11, 12; include in sem paper, some examples in your prior lessons of where you applied Dewey/tie to text
OR where you could have applied Dewey/tie to text.

Bring lesson plan from student teaching, with adjustment for student with one of these disabilities & how to assess that student.

 


Week 6 (February 11-14): Integration

 

Mon., Feb 11

Tues., Feb 12

Wed., Feb 13

Thurs., Feb 14

Topics/Activities

9:00—noon

Workshop: Rethinking Mathematics

 

1-3 pm

Contract Groups:

Check-in and collaboration

9:00—noon

Workshop: Integrating the Arts

Salmon People

 

1-3 pm

Seminar on religion and schools

9:00—noon

Special Education

Gifted

 

12:30 – 2

Job Search Workshop with Loren and Guests

9- noon

Individual Contract Work

 

 

 

Readings Due

Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers

Multicultural Education: Issues & Perspectives ch.5

The Art of Classroom Management ch.9

 

Teachers as Collaborative Partners pp.71-74

Vaughn, Bos, Schumm ch 11

 

Differentiated Instructional Practices

ch 5 on compacting

 

Assignments Due

Notes on contract research findings--from third source

Seminar preparation paper on readings

Bring lesson plan from student teaching, with adjustment for student with gifted & how to assess that student.

by 9 AM by email to seminar leader: auto-ethnography on religion

 

Week 7 (February 18-21): Assessment

 

Mon., Feb 18

Tues., Feb 19

Wed., Feb 20

Thurs., Feb 21

Topics/Activities

No Classes

President's Day

 

9:00—noon

Workshop: Assessment and Planning Revisited

 

1-3 pm

Seminar

9:00—noon

Special Education

Differentiation strategies

 

12:30 – 2

Special Event: meeting with MIT YEAR ONE Students

9- noon

Individual Contract Work

 

 

Readings Due

 

For Seminar: Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom

 

Differentiated Instructional Practices ch 4

 

 

Assignments Due

 

Seminar preparation paper on reading

 

Bring two lesson plans from your fall student teaching that each include assessment strategies specific to those lessons.

 

Also bring to class an initial draft of your intended outcome(s) for your independent contract presentation.

Bring lesson plan with plans for each student for one appropriate pre- and one formative assessment per student from either book this week.

 


 

Week 8 (February 25-28): Preparing For Contract Presentations

 

Mon., Feb 25

Tues., Feb 26

Wed., Feb 27

Thurs., Feb 28

Topics/Activities

9:00—noon

Workshop: Copyright and Fair Usage

 

1-3 pm

Contract Groups: Peer Editing

 

Sign up for attending next week's contract presentations

 

9:00—noon

Workshop: Preparing Your Contract Presentation

 

1-3 pm

Seminar

9:00—noon

Technology in the Content Areas

 

1-3:30 pm

Job Fair

9- noon

Individual Contract Work

 

 

Readings Due

 

Prisons We Choose to Live Inside

 

 

Peruse these ed tech sites:

Apple Learning Interchange: http://ali.apple.com

Center for Technology and Teacher Education http://www.teacherlink.org/content/

George Lucas Educational Foundation: http://www.edutopia.org/techintegration

International Society for Technology in Education http://www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=K_121&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=38&ContentID=3827

 

 

Assignments Due

Complete draft of Contract paper due

 

 

Seminar preparation paper on reading

Notes in preparation for “show and tell” on tech in one content area for your endorsement

Final Version of Contract Paper emailed to Scott Presentation Due by 1 PM

 


Week 9 (March 3-6): Contract Presentations

 

Mon., March 3

Tues., March 4

Wed., March 5

Thurs., March 6

Topics/Activities

9:00—3:00

Contract Presentations

 

9:00—3:00

Contract Presentations

 

9:00—noon

Special Education

Differentiation

 

9- noon

Special Event: Putting together your Professional Growth Plan and Teaching Video Presentation

Computer Classroom

 

 

Readings Due

Review Papers by authors whose sessions you will be attending – tentatively available on our program website by 5 PM Friday February 29.

Review Contract Papers by authors whose sessions you will be attending.

 

Differentiated Instructional Practices

Ch 6

 

Assignments Due

Presentation support materials (e.g., PowerPoint or outline)

 

Presenter Evaluations for each session attended (hand these directly to the presenter)

Presenter Evaluations for each session attended (hand these directly to the presenter)

 

come prepared to share 2 strategies

portfolio due to your seminar faculty by 1 PM today

Note: LH 1 available Monday 8:30 – 12:00

 

Week 10 (March 10-13): Completing the Quarter

 

Mon., March 10

Tues., March 11

Wed., March 12

Thurs., March 13

Topics/Activities

9:00—3:00

Workshop:

Psychological and Spiritual Health of Teachers

 

Sign up for Wednesday potluck

 

9:00—noon

Workshop: Presenting Your Professional Growth Plan and Video Clip

 

1-3 pm

Seminar

9:00—10:30

Special Education

Final exam

 

11:00 – 1:00

Speaker and Potluck Lunch

No class today – visit your Spring Student Teaching Site if possible

 

 

Readings Due

Optional reading: Promoting the Psychological and Spiritual Development of Teachers, available on our class website

Rethinking Schools, Current Issue

 

 

 

Assignments Due

 

(no seminar preparation paper this week)

come prepared for final exam on special ed

 

 


Week 11 (March 17-21) Evaluation Week

Individual Evaluation Conferences to be arranged with your seminar faculty.

 

DUE: (a) Student Self-Evaluation of Academic Learning and (b) Student Evaluation of Faculty

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!

Student Teaching begins Monday, March 24; you will take your Spring Break the same week your school does

 

V. CREDIT                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Award of Credit:

See MIT Student Guide to Policies, Procedures, and Resources for guidelines related to earning credit.

 

The anticipated credit equivalencies for this quarter are:

1. Reflective Practice and Educational Philosophy, 3 credits

2. Special Education and Differentiated Teaching Practices, 3 credits

3. Methodology, Curriculum Integration and Assessment, 3 credits

4. Individualized Professional Growth Project, 4 credits

5. Masters Paper and Presentation, 2 credits

6. Educational Technology, 1 credit