You will have at least one discussion each week. The purpose of these discussions are to help you create, get feedback on, and finalize all guiding prompts around the standards and their artifacts for licensure examination. You are required to post an initial post and respond to at least one classmate for each discussion.
Initial posts are due by 11:59 p.m. CT on the Wednesday of each week, except in Week 1, when your initial post is due by 11:59 p.m. CT Thursday. Response posts are due by 11:59 p.m. CT on the Friday of each week, except in Week 1 and Week 8, which your response post is due by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday. You will not be allowed to respond to classmates until you have posted your own, initial post in the discussion.
Each discussion must have an initial post, even if it is only a draft. Additionally, response posts should provide concrete feedback on a classmate’s draft; simply responding “good job” or “I liked it” is not appropriate. Estimate one or two paragraphs for response posts.
The Personal Narrative is a two page introduction to self, to your strengths, goals, and basic philosophy of leadership. Specific requirements of this assignment can be found in the Content Area of the course. The Personal Narrative is due by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday of Week 1. It is worth 25 points.
For each of the 10 PESL standards, you will write a two- to three-page narrative of the meaning of the five domains outlined in the Practicum Portfolio Handbook and related standards as they apply to school leadership. You will include two to three courses that support each domain and add an exhibit from each course that reflects your understanding. You will also identify two leaders/theorists within the Field of Educational Leadership whose work has informed this domain, standards, and the coursework that you have taken in your M. Ed. Program. All coursework must be represented in your practicum and in your domain narratives. Specific requirements of this assignment can be found in the Content Area of the course. The Standard Narratives are due by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday of Weeks 2-6. Each is worth 20 points.
Practicum Hour Chart and Summaries 150 Hours
The Practicum Hour Chart and Summaries for EDUC 608 catalogues 150 practicum hours with accompanying summaries and artifacts. The summaries require that you review the spectrum of your internship experiences and designate if they are entry level experiences or culminating. Many of the assignments EDUC 502, 581, 583, 546, and 569 can be considered practicum hours. We suggest that you review those courses.
Your Chart and Summaries must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman, 12pt font, and adhere to APA style. The Practicum Hour Chart and Summaries are due by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday of Week 7. This assignment is worth 150 points.
Presentation of Standards
This PowerPoint Presentation should include a Title Slide, an Introduction Slide, and 2-3 slides per Standard indicating the Standard, associated courses with exhibits that tie to the standards, and at least one theorist/leader in the field. You should also note practicum hours that relate to that standard. This presentation should be the final presentation, not a draft. For specific guidelines on the presentation, see the Practicum Portfolio Handbook, found in the Content Area of the course. The Presentation of Standards is due by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday of Week 7. This assignment is worth 50 points.
Portfolio Part 1
For this assignment, you will turn in the following pieces of the final portfolio as outlined in the Practicum Portfolio Handbook: Cover Sheet; Table of Contents; Part I-Personal Introduction; Part II-Explanation of Standards; Part III-Practicum Hour Chart; and Summaries for 150 Hours. Specific requirements for this assignment can be found in the Content Area of the course. The Presentation of Standards is due by 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday of Week 8. This assignment is worth 300 points.