COLUMBIA AREA CAREER CENTER
FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING AND INSTRUCTION
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Grade of B
ter both semesters of Introduction to Teaching Professions
, Child Development
or Human Development
Teaching Professions Internship Course
This course will expand on student’s knowledge from Introduction to Teaching professions by
become better acquainted with themselves as learners, individuals and community
members. Students will also become acquainted with the educator both as a person and a
professional. Students will plan lessons, visit and observe several educational setting
s and grade
: Experiencing Learning
Awareness and Reflection
Growth and Development
: Planning for the Classroom
Analysis and Reflect
Theme 3: Experiencing the Profession
Unit 1: History and Trends
: Professional Growth and Development
2” Three Ring Binder with clear front pocket and dividers (for retaining work
and building a portfolio throughout the year)
: Spiral Notebook, Writing Instrument, Flash Drive,
Box of Kleenex
TEXTBOOKS and RESOURCE MATERIALS
by John W. Santrock, 4
A Framework for Understanding Poverty
by Ruby K Payne, Ph.D
The Acorn People
by Ron Jones.
The Hurried Child
by Dr. David Elkind.
All Grown Up and No Place to Go
by Dr. David Elkind.
Students will ut
ilize professional journals and Internet resourc
es to research teaching related
AREER CENTER EXPECTATIONS
All Career Center classes strive to prepare students for adult life by teaching skills and behaviors
that will be valued in the workplace.
The following expectations are stressed and graded in all
Career Center classes. Your instructor will review these, provide instruction in all areas and
answer any questions.
Be here on time each day, prepared to work, dressed appropriately
Use appropriate language, be honest and truth
ful, be respectful of peers and
Follow safety rules and procedures, keep work area orderly
Complete work on time, follow directions, use resources to answer
tions, ask for help when needed, contribute to class discussion
Show determination to complete tasks, be consistent in quality, focus on the
task at hand
Work as a productive team member in a variety of roles, communicate in a
weighted as follows:
rojects including tests
Workplace readiness including Career Center Expectations
Semester grades account for 90% and semester exams account for 10% of final letter grades.
When a student has taken three (3) credits of a career center program,
they will take an industry
course exam, NOCTI, which will account for 10% of the
final exam grade
Student literacy and math skills are assessed at
the beginning and end of the course, but these
assessments are not part of course grades.
(Parent Excused, Excused, Medical, Field Trips and Verified Absences)
All missed work may be made up at full credit.
It is the student’s
responsibility to initiate contact with the teacher to get make up work.
Work must be made up within the same number of days as the absence. (e.g. absent 2
days, work made up in 2 days)
must be made up
by working in the classroom/shop
/lab outside of
class time or through alternate assignments determined by the instructor.
Missed work may be made up at full credit.
It is the student’s responsibility to initiate contact with the teacher to get make up work.
expected that missed work will be completed during suspension and submitted upon
returning to school. A one
day extension is given for each day of absence and must be
submitted upon returning to the class
room or school.
n points must be
made up by working in the classroom outside of class time
or through alternate assignment
s determined by the instructor.
If this is not possible
points will be lost.
Students who are more than 10 minutes late must check in at the office.
be made up at 50% credit.
Students will lose
ay be permitted to take exams for 50% credit
*All assignments will be due at the beginning
of the class period on the
RETURN POLICY FOR SECOND SEMESTER
Students who are performing below average, or who are failing the semester are subject to
removal from the program at semester. A student/parent conference will be held prior to the end
of the semester with the appropriate individuals present and alternati
ves will be discussed.
PREREQUISITE FOR ADVANCED COURSES
To be eligible to take advanced courses, a student must meet the prerequisites for the course in
which he/she wishes to enroll. Prerequisites vary by course, but generally include a minimum
nd satisfactory performance on attendance and Career Center Expectations. See individual
course descriptions for specific prerequisite information. If the curriculum for a prerequisite
course is modified in any way, a pass/fail grade is issued. Pass/fail g
rades do not satisfy the grade
requirement to take advanced courses.
Students may earn college credit for career center classes through the Articulation process.
College credit awarded through Articulation gives the stu
dent a jump
start into a technical degree
program by allowing the student to by
pass certain entry
level classes at the college level for
which the student has
already mastered the coursework. Articulated college credit is free and is
transcripted after th
e student 1)
completes the high school course and 2) enrolls and completes
the required number of credit hours at the institution awarding the credit.
Grade of 80% or better in this class for the year
Attendance of 95% or better in this
class for the year
: Moberly Area Community College
College credit earned through Dual Credit is possible when the subject matter covered and the
competencies mastered are equivalent to those required in a particular college
evel class as
identified by the post
secondary institution. Unlike articulation, there is a fee for the award of
dual credit; however, dual credit is transcripted for the student whether or not the student attends
that college or university after high scho
ol graduation. The transcripted credit is usually
transferable to other post
Must meet the institution requirements for entrance
University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg)
tegrity of the academic program and the evaluation of each student's achievement are of
primary concern to educational institutions. Cheating on an educational exercise not only reflects
dishonesty on the part of the student, bus also diminishes the value
of the work done by his/her
classmates. Students who cheat or plagiarize (using another's words, ideas or writing as one's
own) shall be subject to the following: referral to the assistant director; parent/guardian contacted;
a zero recorded for the exer
cise; possible detention and/or suspension; and/or removal from the
course with a grade of “F” recorded on the transcript.
Student services are available to help students succeed in their technical classes. Students in
are eligible for extra assistance by asking for help or by having their teacher
refer them to the Student Services team. There are literacy specialist, a math specialist,
counselors and resource personnel who will help students in classrooms, by appointm
before and after school with problems they are having in their technical classes. An employment
specialist is available to students who are looking for part
time or full
time jobs. In addition,
persons knowledgeable about financial aid for pos
t high school training/education are available,
as well as persons who can help students assess their vocational strengths and preferences in
order to make more informed career choices.
NSTRUCTOR’S PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Masters of Education in Special Education, UMC
5 Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, UMC
Instructor for Career Center, Columbia Public Schools
Director of Easter Seals Child Develop
and Coordinator of r
and specialized car seat loan pro
Education Coordinator CMC
HDC Head Start
Education Specialist CMC
HDC Head Start
Family Development Advisor CMC
HDC Head Start
STUDENT YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS
Future Educators Association® (FEA) assists middle and high school students in exploring
careers in education. The association is unique in its ability to offer students unparalleled, age
appropriate professional development opportunities, including an ann
ual conference and access to
art FEA social networking website. Through hands
on career exploration
opportunities, FEA allows members to assume leadership roles and develop professional skill sets
that will serve them throughout their career
s. The association also connects students with chances
to earn scholarship grants through its sponsoring organization, PDK International.
As a political subdivision, employer, recipient of federal funds, and an education institutio
Board of Education is prohibited from, and hereby declares a policy against, engaging in unlawful
discrimination. This included harassment and creating a hostile envi
ronment on the basis o
color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disa
bility, age, sexual orientation, or the use of leave
protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act, in its programs, activities, and with regard to
employment. The Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer.
The use of any Columbia Public School computer is a privilege, not a right. Users of computers
are obligated to conform to district and individual school policies and directions given by a staff
member. Using the CPS facilities to access information carri
ed by the Internet or other such
information services must be for academic work assigned by a teacher. Depending on the nature
of the situation, students who violate this regulation shall be subject to disciplinary action, or as
the case is with any other
property of the CPS, be held responsible for the cost of repair,
replacement or maintenance of any damaged equipment or materials. The school may have a
student assigned to an alternative educational program.
Teaching and Instruction
Measurable Learning Objectives
Big Picture: Experiencing Learning
Concept: Awareness and Reflection
MLO: Students will analyze own strengths and areas for improvement as
MLO: Students will evaluate themselves as individuals, learners, and
MLO: Students will be able to work cooperatively with others.
MLO: Students will understand the factors contributing to self
MLO: Students will analyze the rol
e of self
esteem in learning and its
MLO: Students will examine and appreciate others’ diversity.
MLO: Students will analyze their own diversity.
Concept: Styles and Needs
MLO: Students will evaluate different leaning styles.
LO: Students will identify the special needs and exceptionalities of
learners and describe how these needs affect the learning process.
MLO: Students will examine major physical, social and personal
challenges that impede successful learning.
ept: Growth and Development
MLO: Students will differentiate the physical stages of learners.
MLO: Students will examine and observe cognitive stages of learners.
MLO: Students will recognize and distinguish between moral stages of
MLO: Students will analyze and observe the steps in the psychosocial
stages of learners.
MLO: Students will apply an understanding or knowledge of the
changes of learners.
Big Picture: Experiencing the Profession
Concept: History and Trends
MLO: Students will trace the state and national history in education.
MLO: Students will evaluate the educational philosophies that have
ed the issues in education today.
MLO: Students will predict future educational trends based on past and
Concept: Structure and Governance
MLO: Students will discuss and analyze regulations, policies, laws and
rights of children.
MLO: Students will locate community resources.
MLO: Students will understand and follow state licensing regulations
Concept: Certification and Employment
MLO: Students will describe the process and structure of te
MLO: Students will identify the reasons for teacher shortages and the
content and geographic areas that are greatly impacted.
MLO: Students will pass Red Cross First Aid and Infant & Child CPR
MLO: Students will demonstrate effective job application and interview
Concept: Ethics and Professionalism
MLO: Students will recognize and analyze the current state and NAEYC
code of conduct.
MLO: Students will understand how teachers can exhibit leadership as
advocates and agents of change for education.
MLO: Students will identify professional organizations and the services
they provide for teachers.
Big Picture: Experiencing the Cla
Concept: Observation and Preparation
MLO: Students will identify own strengths and areas for improvement as
MLO: Students will develop appropriate instructional objectives after
analysis of developmental stages of learners
MLO: Students will distinguish between desirable and undesirable
teaching strategies and traits.
MLO: Students will identify strategies to strengthen school and family
MLO: Students will analyze ways in which a teacher’s personality,
disposition, and cultural competence impact instructional style and
MLO: Students will defend effective teachi
MLO: Students will evaluate components of effective classroom climate,
management and discipline.
MLO: Students will incorporate various technologies in the planning of
MLO: Students will
evaluate various assessment techniques.
MLO: Students will design and deliver an effective lesson for instructor
and peer feedback that differentiates instruction to accommodate
Concept: Application and Inst
MLO: Students will plan developmentally appropriate learning activities
for all learners in order to build confidence, knowledge and skills.
MLO: Students will accommodate major physical, social, and personal
challenges that can impede successful learning.
MLO: Students will apply knowledge of learning styles, multiple
intelligences, Depth of Knowledge, brain
based learning, and
classroom management to instruction and assessment.
ts will design an effective lesson that differentiates
instruction to accommodate all learners.
MLO: Students will apply the components of effective classroom climate,
management, and discipline.
Big Picture: Experiencing Education
nalysis and Reflection
MLO: Students will evaluate positive and negative aspects of the teaching
MLO: Students will describe, analyze and think systematically about their
practice and reflect on field experience.
will develop a personal philosophy of education.
Big Picture: Participating in a Local Student Organization
Concept: Students will participate in a local student organization.
MLO: Students will assess the purposes and goals of a local student
MLO: Students will discover the benefits and responsibilities of
participation in a local student organization as an adult.
MLO: Students will demonstrate leadership skills through participation in
student organization meetings, programs and projects.