ED-292 Practicum and Seminar

Course Description: This course concentrates on the lesson plan as a living document intended to answer the basic questions of what to teach; how to teach; and how to know students have learned. Students write lesson plans and produce curriculum supplemental enhancement material and practice teaching simple lessons. This course provides students opportunity to use technological skills as well as to observe classes in the public schools and report their observations.

  • Prerequisite Course(s): ED210 or consent of instructor

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):

The student will be able to

1.  Demonstrate basic knowledge of the foundations and concepts related to elementary   education.
2. Demonstrate familiarity with a variety of instruction strategies for elementary school
students.
3. Demonstrate basic knowledge in the following areas: art, communication, humanities, language, literature, science and social sciences.

     B.    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – GENERAL:

  1. The student will demonstrate of how curriculum standards and benchmarks are used at an elementary school using student learning outcomes.
  1. The student will prepare appropriate lesson plans based FSM or State-approved minimum curriculum standards and deliver at least one lesson before a group.
  2. The student will understand how to use assessment instruments to detect student-learning (strengths and weaknesses)
  3. The student will conduct school site vitiations.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

1

I

ID

ID

2

I

ID

I

3

I

ID

I

4

I

ID

ID

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – SPECIFIC:

General Outcome 1: The student will demonstrate understanding of how curriculum standards and benchmarks are used at an elementary school using student learning outcomes.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Design curriculum performance expectations for FSM or State-approved minimum curriculum standards.

Student makes measureable and observable SLO’s from FSM and/or State curriculum standards using Bloom’s Taxonomy active verbs and showing conditions surrounding the lesson and stating a level of performance expected.

1.2 Find appropriate content to successfully complete student learning outcomes.

Student locates and presents simple readings on a given student learning outcomes and then provides level of performance required on an instructor prepared instrument.

1.3 Demonstrate how curriculum is implemented using student learning outcomes

Student completes instructor prepared checklist on student learning outcomes after watching lessons delivered while visiting classrooms

General Outcome 2: The student will prepare appropriate lesson plans based FSM or State-approved minimum curriculum standards and deliver at least one lesson before a group.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Use the COM-FSM Lesson Plan Format.

Student uses approved student learning outcomes and completes COM-FSM Lesson Plan Format describing an intended lesson.

2.2 Provide a variety of instructional methods and strategies on the COM-FSM Lesson Plan Format.

Student provides several varied methods and strategies in the Teacher Activities and Student Activities in those sections of the COM-FSM Lesson Plan Format.

2.3 Develop supplemental or curriculum enhancement materials.

Student makes worksheets, glossaries, puzzles, readings that supplement or enhance the successful completion of the student learning outcome. 

General Outcome 3: The student will understand how to use assessment instruments to detect student-learning (strengths and weaknesses).


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 List and explain three types of simple assessment instruments that are used for quantitative measurements.

Student take quiz or test question by listing and explaining the positive and negative features of the True-False, Multiple Choice and Fill-in type assessment instruments.

3.2 Develop simple assessment instruments for student learning outcomes stated on the COM-FSM Lesson Plan Format.

Student constructs simple assessments for lesson plans that measure the student learning outcome of a lesson. Instructor determines suitability and completeness depending on the approved student learning outcomes

3.3 Use assessment instrument on a group following delivery of a lesson.

Student gives assessment to group, grades records results and presents to instructor in writing.

General outcome 4: The student will conduct and report on school site   
visitations.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Observe and report on the physical environment of the classroom (s) observed.

Student completes and comments on Instructor prepared checklist following visitation(s)

4.2 Observe and report on the psychological environment of the classroom (s) observed.

Student completes and comments on Instructor prepared checklist following visitation(s).

4.3 Summarize the school site visits.

The student writes a final rubric graded paper as part of final course grade.

  1. COURSE CONTENT

Lesson planning skills
Technical skills
Research skills
Oral communications skills—lesson delivery
Professional writing skills
Collaboration skills

  1. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

Lecture/discussion
Hands on technical skills
Independent searching
Team’s collaboration
Computer based instruction
On-line instruction during off class hours

  1. REQUIRED TEXT AND COURSES MATERIALS

               Womack, Richard A., Planning Lessons for Student Learning. Kolonia: College of Micronesia-FSM, 2009 (or most recent edition).
Flash drive
Two reams copy paper

G.     REFERENCE MATERIALS
 Curriculum Resources Rooms/LRC’s
Online-Internet (multiple sites)

  1. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

None

  1. EVALUATION

None

  1. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

 

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