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Ed 285- Secondary Reading/Language Arts Across Disciplines


285 Secondary Reading/Language Arts Across Disciplines - This course will focus on the integration of reading and the other language arts into content subjects for grades 6-12. Course topics include: uses of literature; reading, writing, listening, speaking and graphically representing as tools for diverse learners in content subjects; diagnostic teaching; study skills; direct skill instruction and formal/informal assessment practices. Planning for content subject lessons will be integrated with Education 287. Three credits.

286 Secondary Reading/Adolescent Design Field Placement -- A coordinated, supervised field placement in an appropriate content area middle school or high school classroom. This placement is shared with Education 287 and requires a minimum of two hours a week. Co-requisite: Education 285 and 287. 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:
7. Use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. (I,IV,V)
Web search of lesson plan resources
10. Observe and experience the use of technology in their major field of study. (III,V)
X DISCUS (discussion board)/journals
13. Use a variety of media and formats, including telecommunications, to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences. (I,V)
X DISCUS (discussion board)


Professional Preparation Profile & Artifacts

Professional Preparation Performance Profile-NETS for Teachers
Prior to the culminating student teaching or internship experience, prospective teachers will:
1. Identify the benefits of technology to maximize student learning and facilitate higher order thinking skills. (I,III)
Concept Map, Sample Concept Maps, Student Rubric, Professor Rubric
3. Identify technology resources available in schools and analyze how accessibility to those resources affects planning for instruction. (I,II)
    X Lesson and unit design, readings( not yet posted)
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)
Standards Search and Mentor Interview
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)
Teaching Seminar
9. Plan and teach student-centered learning activities and lessons in which students apply technology tools and resources. (II,III)

X Plan and implement PowerPoint presentations designed to facilitate direct instruction lesson plans. Professor modeling
13. Examine technology tools used to collect, analyze, interpret, represent, and communicate student performance data. (I, IV)
  X Use EXCEL to create a gradebook spreadsheet .
14. Integrate technology-based student assessment strategies and tools into plans for evaluating specific learning activities. (IV)
  X Personal Style Inventory
17. Apply online and other technology resources to support problem solving and related decision-making for maximizing student learning. (III,V)
  X Technology Demonstrations.
18. Participate in online professional collaborations with peers and experts.
  X DISCUS (discussion board)
19. Use technology productivity tools to complete required professional tasks. (V)
    X Use Inspiration to create a web/map of the core content structures in their major/minor fields-the assessment for the WWW search of content standards. Use of word processing programs for production of documents.