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Administrative Unit: Education Department
Course Prefix and Number: EDUC 298
Course Title: Field Placement II
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Students, under the guidance of college supervisors and classroom teachers, expand their knowledge of teaching through observation and participation in classroom activities. Successful completion of 15-45 clock hours in a mid-level field placement plus attendance at a weekly seminar is required. (Number of hours required is determined by course enrollment.) The student will explore student learning and success in the classroom. Students will become familiar with the ISTE standards for technology education and connect the standards to their field experience. Prerequisite: EDUC 198. $40 lab fee.

 
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

EDUC 198

 
Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Spring.

 
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide
By Johnson, D. (Wiley)
Recommended
Field Experience: A Guide to Reflective Teaching
By Posner, G.J. (Pearson)
Recommended
 
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the academic language of the appropriate discipline applicable to the certification area(s) sought as defined by the Subject Competencies for Beginning Teachers in Missouri. (1.1)
  2. Demonstrates understanding of diverse cultural perspectives by creating and implementing lessons to introduce those perspectives, recognizing the potential for bias. (1.5)
  3. Can plan learning activities to address students’ prior experiences, learning styles, multiple intelligences, strengths, and needs in order to positively impact learning. (2.5)
  4. Demonstrates an understanding that instruction should be connected to students’ prior experiences and family, culture, and community. (2.6)
  5. Understands how to select appropriate strategies for addressing individual student needs in meeting curriculum objectives. (3.2)
  6. Demonstrates knowledge of researched-based models of critical thinking and problem- solving, including various types of instructional strategies, to support student engagement in higher level thinking skills. (4.1)
  7. Demonstrates knowledge of current instructional resources to support complex thinking and technological skills. (4.2)
  8. Knows how classroom management, motivation, and engagement relate to one another and has knowledge of strategies and techniques for using this to promote student interest and learning. (5.1)
  9. Understands the importance of and develops the ability to use effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques. (6.1)
  10. Develops sensitivity to differences in culture, gender, intellectual, and physical ability in classroom communication and in communication with families. (6.2)
  11. Develops skills in using a variety of technology media communication tools. (6.4)
  12. Understands strategies for reflecting on teaching practices to refine their own instructional process in order to promote the growth and learning of students. (8.1)
  13. Is knowledgeable of and demonstrates professional, ethical behavior and is aware of the influence of district policies and school procedures on classroom structure. (8.3)
  14. Understands school-based systems designed to address the individual needs of students by working with the cooperating teacher/supervisor to engage with the larger professional community across the system to identify and provide needed services to support individual learners. (9.2)
  15. Recognizes the importance of developing relationships and cooperative partnerships with students, families and community members to support students’ learning and well-being. (9.3)
 
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Reflective thinking in field observations
  • ISTE Standards
  • Current school technologies
  • Pedgagogically sounds ways of using technology in the classroom
  • Types of instructional technology skills used in the classroom
  • Johnson’s Hierarchy of Educational Technology Needs
  • SAMR model
  • Safe and ethical uses of technology 
 

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20

 
Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

 
Prepared by: Terrence Mason Date: December 19, 2017
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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