Welcome to EDUC 204 TOI

Overarching course quest: To integrate technology effectively and efficiently.

Course Materials

  • You can select how you want to learn about each tech tool or component within Danielson (within reason).

  • We will be reading blogs, websites, PDFs, and other course material as Dr. Fecich sees fit.

  • Instructor created ebook passages

  • We will be signing up for many different types of Web 2.0 tools. Some of these tools require a login user id and password. It is suggested to use your GCC email address to sign up for tools, but you will need to use a different password than your GCC password.

Required Course Materials:

Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator: Dave Burgess: Amazon.com: Books. (2016).Amazon.com.


Optional Course Materials:

Danielson, C. (2007). Enhancing professional practice a framework for teaching (2nd ed.). Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

This text is available in the curriculum library (2 copies)

This text is available as an eBook for you to download here: http://hbl.gcc.libguides.com/educ204 - Follow the instructions on this page to download the eBook.

This textbook is where will build our digital portfolios from, students who read the text as we go along as suggested by each ebook will get more out of this course. Students will also obtain more in depth knowledge about the Danielson Framework .

Homework

  • All work is due prior to class.

  • Assignments submitted after the due date will be deducted by 2 XP for each day it is not submitted. If the assignment is over 5 days late it will not be accepted.

  • Late assignments can not be used as a resubmit when given extra lives.

  • You are responsible for completing all assigned readings, discussions, reflections, projects, assignments, and activities independently (unless otherwise posted) and on time.

Use class time to do work for this course. You need to use your time wisely.

Please listen when others are talking or asking questions - you may just have the same question or may be able to answer it!

Academic integrity

  • In signing their application form, all Grove City College students have pledged themselves to academic integrity. (cf. page 49 of the 2009-2010 Grove City College Bulletin).

  • In addition, by vote of the Grove City College faculty, a student who violates, or who assists another to violate, the Honesty in Learning Policy shall be penalized with a 0 for the specific work for which the dishonesty was committed.

  • More severe penalties may be imposed by faculty including failure in the course.

  • For the processes through which incidents are handled please refer to your Crimson, the 2015-2016 College Bulletin, or the Academic Integrity link on mygcc. FURTHERMORE, violation of the Honesty in Learning Policy for those who feel called to the profession of teaching is a serious and grave matter. As such, the professor would recommend for such violations for those called to be teachers to carry the strongest sanction possible as outlined by College policy.


  • DO NOT PLAGIARIZE in this course. For the purposes of the assignments of this course plagiarism includes traditional citation infractions in written work and using lesson or unit plans conceived by others without providing appropriate references, using worksheets and other classroom materials without properly referencing the source. Even when an author states that their work may freely be used by other education professionals developing teachers in this course are not permitted to use such work without acknowledging the source. If you need assistance in citing resources please use the following guides and resources:

  • The OWL APA Writing Lab - This is a great tool to bookmark for this and other classes that require citations. The next two tools are guides to help you cite. Just fill in each slot with the information you have and it will have a citation ready for you. Please check the OWL APA Writing Lab to make sure the citation provided is correct. This is a tool, not necessarily 100% correct. It is up to you to check the citation!

  • If you like to have a book resource I recommend this text, APA Manual. If you can get it spiral bound for easy reference and navigation. I have 2 copies of this manual, if you would like to borrow it at any time.

  • Also, the Buhl Library has a great resource on their website

Accommodations for a Disability:

If you feel that you may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability, you should confidentially contact the Disabilities Service Coordinator (DSC) at 724-264-4673 or go to the Academic Resource Center in Crawford Hall to discuss your specific needs. Please also feel free to discuss your needs with me. If you require additional information please let me know.


Computer policy

  • Your computer needs to be functional!

  • Please be sure your computer is in working order and that you have access to the internet during this course.

Tech support

If you need technical assistance regarding your computers contact the GCC Helpdesk

Hours of operation (at the TLC)

  • Sunday: 7:30 AM - 12: 00 AM

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 12: 00 AM

  • Friday: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5: 00PM

GCC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: MISSION AND OUTCOMES

Mission:

The Education Department of GCC embraces the mission, goals, and objectives of the college and joins fully in its effort to produce capable Christian leaders in fields of teaching and learning. Recognizing a responsibility to generations of students yet to come, department members through example and course content seek to equip GCC students with both the specialized knowledge and the spiritual fortitude necessary to excel in the field of education. In order to support a wide variety of callings, the Education Department of Grove City College consciously and consistently develops a strong historical, philosophical, and theological understanding of education and seeks to instill a mastery of, and an appreciation for, the art and science of teaching in each of its students.


Goals and Outcomes:

  1. The Grove City College Education major conscientiously executes his/her responsibilities based upon knowledge of pedagogy, subject matter, students, parents, the community, and curriculum goals.

  2. The GCC Education major recognizes the value and sanctity of life and applies a Christian perspective of human nature to build disciplined classroom environments that support and empower learners. Furthermore the GCC Education major establishes a Christian climate of respect through effective communication in all relationships: students, staff, administration, parents, and community.

  3. The GCC Education major understands the historic development of education within Western Civilization and can articulate, utilize, and defend a distinctively Christian philosophy of education. As a reflective practitioner, he/she recognizes and can critically engage and critique educational philosophies imbedded within school practices, policies, curriculum, and teaching strategies. These philosophies include but are not limited to Christianity, Romanticism, Materialism, Platonism, Behaviorism, Constructivism, Naturalism, Secular-Humanism, and Postmodernism.

  4. As a life-long learner, the GCC Education major critically reads research and understands curriculum and policy within the framework of objective truth.

  5. The GCC Education major demonstrates knowledge of effective communication skills-- writing, speaking, reading, listening, visual representation, and technology—in pedagogy and professional responsibilities.

  6. The GCC Education major understands holistic development of learners and utilizes a variety of assessment strategies to determine the learner’s cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development. This enables the pre-service educator to design, implement, and evaluate instructional opportunities that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

  7. GCC education majors are equipped to educate students in a wide variety of formats including but not limited to public, private, and home schools. In addition, students will be well prepared to take up leadership positions in American schools and qualified for continued study and graduate school.

  8. The Grove City College Education major demonstrates superior subject area competence specific to their field of study as measured by the Praxis certification tests. Test scores will place GCC majors who take this exam on average in the top quartile in comparisons to pass rates at other institutions.