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21st Century Literacy SYLLABUS Semester Course: Block every other day Teacher: Mr Joe Pastoor: 8th Grade (sub for Mrs. Schoeneker) 952-848-3518 Available 7:15-3:15 Monday-Friday Office #214 firstname.lastname@example.org https://sites.google.com/a/apps.edina.k12.mn.us/mrs-engelkes-classes/ Course Standards 22.214.171.124 Understand, analyze, and use different types of print, digital, and multimodal media. a. Evaluate mass media with regard to quality of production, accuracy of information, bias, stereotype, purpose, message and target audience (e.g., film, television, radio, video games, advertisements). b. Critically analyze the messages and points of view employed in different media (e.g., advertising, news programs, websites, video games, blogs, documentaries). c. Analyze design elements of various kinds of media productions to observe that media messages are constructed for a specific purpose. d. Recognize ethical standards and safe practices in social and personal media communications. 126.96.36.199 As an individual or in collaboration, create a persuasive multimedia work or a piece of digital communication or contribute to an online collaboration for a specific purpose. a. Demonstrate a developmentally appropriate understanding of copyright, attribution, principles of Fair Use, Creative Commons licenses and the effect of genre on conventions of attribution and citation. b. Publish the work and share with an audience Unit Outcomes To successfully complete this course, you must complete the following units. Unit 1: Media Literacy and Responsibility o There is one planned quiz and one planned test on terminology. Students will create a Public Service announcement to demonstrate their mastery of the skills in this unit. Unit 2: Rhetoric, Research & Debate o There is one planned quiz and one planned test on terminology. Students will research a controversial topic of their choice and create a digital debate to demonstrate their mastery of rhetoric and electronic research. o Rhetoric (which means the skill of persuasion). This unit will grow your research and debate skills while studying the art of persuasion. o The final unit project will tie together the entire semester. You will apply your knowledge of the media, visual literacy, musical techniques, group collaboration, research, and persuasion to create a digital debate on a controversial topic of your choice! Unit 3: Life and Career Skills o This mini unit (3 days) is taught by the 8th grade counselor Kent Downing. There is little homework and no assessments. o Students will receive and learn about their Explore Test results, start planning for the future while learning about EHS course offerings and the job market. o We will go through the steps of exploring who you are, your interests and strengths, and how these can help you plan for the future and even a career. o We will use Naviance to find out your interests and learn how to use them to guide in your future planning. Required Materials To successfully complete this course, you will need A flash/travel drive A form of note taking: notebook/pencil or computer(must be approved and have a sticker) A folder for keeping track of papers Online Resources Edina Public Schools Website for Students o http://www.edina.k12.mn.us/students Class Moodle page Policies, Procedures and Grading General Rules: I expect students to be on time, prepared, polite and respectful. I expect our classroom to have rapport and an environment conducive to learning. When students are not prepared, repeatedly late or absent, or are disrespectful these incidents cause issues for the entire classroom. Each of us is a vital part of the whole: we all need to do our part for our class to be successful. I see parents and teachers as a team – we need to work together to best support your child. Please contact me immediately about questions and concerns! If you have a planned absence: I expect that you check in with me before hand and have all work completed when you return. If you are absent due to illness or for some other unexpected reason, I expect you to check in with me on your first day back, check Moodle, and complete the make-up work by a date set by you and me. Grading Policies: I accept late work through the end of the unit. I will deduct 20% from the late work’s grade because I believe it is important for students to learn to meet deadlines. Timely homework completion is essential for material mastery and comprehension. Formative (10% of overall grade.) = Daily assignments, in class work, pop quizzes Summative = Assessments (Planned quizzes, tests, projects) Summative (90% of overall grade) = (60% = Projects & 30% = Tests/Planned quizzes.) Projects are cumulative and are completed in stages throughout the quarter. This means that the students’ grades are a “work in progress” through the end of each quarter. Grading Scale: Reading Lab is Pass or Fail Standard Grading Scale. I do not round percentages up. 89.9% = B+ 100-90% A Exceeds state standards Passing Grades 89-80% B Meets state standards 79-70% C Partially meets state standards 69-60% D Does not meet state standards 59%-0% F Far below state standards Failing Grades