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Ed 310 - Elementary Curriculum and Methods

310 Elementary Curriculum and Methods (Math, Science, Social Studies) -- An examination of the modern elementary school curriculum -- its philosophy, structure, organization, methods of curriculum development, and methods of instruction. Includes general principles and practices that are applicable to all areas of the curriculum, as well as specific principles and practices for the teaching of social studies, mathematics, and science. Co-requisites: Education 311 and 312. Five Credits.

311 Elementary Curriculum and Methods Field Placement -- More than 50 hours of participation and observation in local elementary or middle school classrooms. Students will observe instruction; keep reflective logs; maintain classroom routines; work with individual students, small and large groups; and develop original lesson plans and units. Co-requisites: Education 310 and 312. 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
15. Exhibit positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity. (V,VI)
Lesson and unit design: lesson plan guideline, lesson plan:sample entry #1, sample entry #2, tech/lesson design assignment, technology task sheet. Group presentation: rubric
X
17. Discuss the health and safety issues related to technology use. (VI)
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
3. Identify technology resources available in schools and analyze how accessibility to those resources affects planning for instruction. (I,II)
Observation/reflection log
X
6. Identify specific technology applications and resources that maximize student learning, address learner needs, and affirm diversity. (III,VI)
Lesson and unit design: lesson plan guideline, lesson plan:sample entry #1, sample entry #2, tech/lesson design assignment, technology task sheet. Science and technology units: lesson guidelines, sample X
7. Design and teach technology enriched learning activities that connect content standards with student technology standards and meet diverse needs of students. (II,III,IV,VI)
Lesson and unit design: lesson plan guideline, lesson plan:sample entry #1, sample entry #2, tech/lesson design assignment, technology task sheet. Science and technology units: lesson guidelines, sample 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)
Lesson and unit design: lesson plan guideline, lesson plan:sample entry #1, sample entry #2, tech/lesson design assignment, technology task sheet, MI Climb Video (requires QuickTime), professor modeling science lesson X
9. Plan and teach student-centered learning activities and lessons in which students apply technology tools and resources. (II,III)
Teaching in field placement setting: lesson plan guideline, lesson plan:sample entry #1, sample entry #2, tech/lesson design assignment, technology task sheet. X
10. Research and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information resources to be used by students. (II,IV,V,VI)
Website evaluation X
23. Identify safety and health issues related to technology use in schools. (VI)
Discussion X
24. Identify and use assistive technologies to meet the special physical needs of students. (VI)
Instructional education component in lesson plans: lesson plan guideline X