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									                                Weekly Plan for
               Introduction to Elementary Education EDUC-111
                                   Fall 2006


 Week         Readings                             Assignment(s)
number
  1       Chapter 1 in class             Begin Initial-Development Portfolio
           text: Teaching
                Today                         Respond to Reflections

         Visit MTEL websites
             from WebCT
  2       Ch. 2: Becoming a    Respond to Question 3, p.55 on the Discussion Board
              Professional
               Educator             Write a 2 page paper on question 4, p.55
  3       Ch. 3: Challenges       Complete Chapter 3 self test on the companion
          of School Reform                          website

                                 Respond on the DB to the critical incident on p.78
  4       Ch. 4: Profiles of                Respond to Reflections
         Today’s Learners
  5      Ch. 5: Responding      View Video Viewpoints- respond on the Companion
            to Diversity                            Website

                               Short paper: Can you follow suggestions in the section
                               “Relying less on Standardized Tests” and still meet the
                                     needs of students who must pass MCAS?

                                (Use http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/about1.html to
                                                     help)
  6      Ch. 6: Meeting the     BEGIN OBSERVATIONS AT ASSIGNED SCHOOL
             Needs of                             THIS WEEK
            Exceptional
              Learners               Chapter 6 self-test on Companion website

                                          Post to DB: #2 on page 29 in text
  7          Ch. 7: The        After reading this chapter and exploring the resources,
             Curriculum        review your paper from week 5. Revise or edit with the
                                          new information available to you.
  8        Ch. 8: Effective            Respond to Web Extension 8-1 on p.199
             Instruction
                               Check out Project Based Education – Web Extension
                                8-2. Have you observed PBE in your observations?
                                                   Post to DB
                                 Choose one activity from p.225-post to DB
9    Ch. 9: Classroom        Read the MA provisions for classroom wall space:
     Management and       http://www.princetonfd.org/Princeton527CMR1009.htm
         Discipline
                          Respond to the 5 topics in Field Experiences… on p.
                                                   253
10   Ch. 10: Assessing            Read the web extension 10-3 article at:
         Learning         http://www.ericdigests.org/1997-1/grading.html or pick
                                          up a copy in my office

                          Respond to the Critical incident on p.276 –Post to the
                                                    DB

                              During this week’s obs- do question 2, p. 281
11   Ch. 11: Social and    Collect a copy of the MA Curriculum Frameworks for
       Philosophical                             reference
       Perspectives
                           Respond to the reflections on p. 310- post to the DB
     Ch. 12: Historical       Take the self test at the Companion website
12      Influences
                           Respond to the Reflections on p.338- post to the DB

                                                   Go to:
                            http://www.pbs.org/onlyateacher/horace.html#top
                          Read about Horace Mann (do you know what the first
                                      normal school is called now?)
13        Ch. 13:         Record your reflections (page 368) for inclusion in your
                                                 portfolio
       Influences of
        Technology        At your observation site, how is technology used in a)
                           the classroom and b) the building. How does what
                             you’ve observed address the ISTE and State IT
                                    standards? Submit a short paper
14      Ch. 14: Legal     Exercise 3 in Field experiences page 397-Post to DB
      Issues Affecting
        Learners and        Draft of a summary of observation experiences for
          Teachers                       inclusion in the Portfolio
15                                           Present Portfolio

                              Final copy of observation summary included in
                                                  portfolio
           This plan subject to change at instructor’s discretion

								
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