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Video Interview with Richard Mezeske (requires QuickTime)

ISTE Nets Distinguished Achievement Award

Ed 282-Literacy II

282 Literacy II: Reading and the Language Arts, Grades 3-6 -- The focus of this course is the transitional reader, the child becoming an independent reader in the elementary classroom. Building on the foundation provided in Education 280, prospective teachers will consider issues surrounding content area reading and the growing use of expository texts. Instructional scaffolding for continued student growth will be an additional focus. Informal and formal assessment, children's literature, and the integrated language arts will provide a framework for designing instruction which engages all learners. This course is also available during the May Term and takes place in the elementary schools of Liverpool, England. Corequisite: Education 283. Three Credits.

283 Literacy II: Field Placement - A coordinated, supervised field placement in an appropriate elementary school setting, grades three through six. Requires a minimum of two hours a week. Corequisite: Education 282.One Credit.

General Preparation Profile & Artifacts

General Preparation Performance Profile-NETS for Teachers
Upon completion of the general preparation component of their program, prospective teachers will:
Artifact/Evidence
Elementary
Secondary
Artifact/Evidence
5. Use technology resources to facilitate higher order and complex thinking skills, including problem solving, critical thinking, informed decision-making, knowledge construction, and creativity. (I, III,V)
General Discussion
X

 

Professional Preparation Profile & Artifacts

Professional Preparation Performance Profile-NETS for Teachers
Prior to the culminating student teaching or internship experience, prospective teachers will:
Artifact/Evidence
Elementary
Secondary
Artifact/Evidence
1. Identify the benefits of technology to maximize student learning and facilitate higher order thinking skills. (I,III)
Group Lesson Plan Assignment
X
2. Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate use of technology for teaching and learning while using electronic resources to design and implement learning activities. (II,III,V,VI)
On-going discussions
X
 
4. Identify, select, and use hardware and software technology resources specially designed for use by PK-12 students to meet specific teaching and learning objectives. (I,II)
Group Lesson Plan Assignment
X
6. Identify specific technology applications and resources that maximize student learning, address learner needs, and affirm diversity. (III,VI)
Instructional methodology
X
8. Design and peer teach a lesson that meets content area standards and reflects the current best practices in teaching and learning with technology. (II,III)
Options for Instructional Strategies X
9. Plan and teach student-centered learning activities and lessons in which students apply technology tools and resources. (II,III)
Options for Instructional strategies. Professor Interview Video (requires QuickTime) X
16. Identify and engage in technology-based opportunities for professional education and lifelong learning, including the use of distance education. (V)
Literacy Learning Project Lesson plans X
19. Use technology productivity tools to complete required professional tasks. (V)
All assignments are word processed-PowerPoint and lesson plans X
20. Identify technology-related legal and ethical issues, including copyright, privacy, and security of technology systems, data, and information. (IV)
Discussion on copyright issues X