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Mrs. Pam Jimison, M.Ed.

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Welcome to our class

My name is Pam Jimison. I am the Educational Technologist in the IT Department at William Jessup University. I also work as a Student Teacher Supervisor and Associate Faculty in the Education Department. I have worked in education for 26 years and am excited to work with you as we venture through this course together.

My range of experience is varied! I have taught Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, 5th, middle school English and Bible, and high school English and Accounting. I have also worked as a K-12 Technology Coordinator and K-8 school principal. I hold a CA Clear Multiple Subject Credential, CA Clear Single Subject (English) Credential, ACSI Administrator Certificate, Technology Certificate, as well as a M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning/Instructional Technology and Online Instruction.

Course Summary

Our course:

This foundational course prepares the candidate to assess a student’s reading level, make appropriate lesson plans, develop methods to help the student learn to read and write, and evaluate the student’s progress toward being able to read and write the English language. The candidates will learn to make these applications for students in different grade and age levels. The areas of phonics and decoding as the base for reading instruction will be stressed. Students will learn how to prepare for the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA - http://www.rica.nesinc.com/). The 9 character qualities of the CWC Program will be integrated throughout the course, with an emphasis on the character quality of truth.

The Road Ahead...

Please download the course syllabus, paying special attention to the assignments and due dates.

Finally, please review the late assignment policy in this class and plan your schedule over the next 15 weeks. Note that there are major assigments due at various stages. Plan ahead.

Meet and Greet

Also, take a moment to upload a headshot photo to your Moodle profile and introduce yourself in our first discussion forum.

Technical Stuff

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That's all for now. I'm looking forward to our time together.