Unformatted text preview: FLED 184 Y&Z Foreign Language Student Teaching II-III Spring 2010 Single Subject Credential program Department of Foreign Languages College of Education San Jose State University Instructor: Office Location: Telephone: Helene Chan Clark Hall 408K Office: 408 924-4618 Home: 408-245-4522 Cell: 408-910-8681 [email protected] [email protected] 2:00-4:30 PM (Tuesday) and by appointment or arrangement Tuesday 4:30-6:30 PM Clark Hall 206 Email: Office Hours: Class Days/Time: Classroom: Program Mission: The purpose of the Single Subject Credential Program at San Jos State University is to prepare professional educators as scholar-practitioners, critical thinkers and reflective decision-makers committed to education youth for life-long learning in a technologically advanced, culturally diverse democracy. Furthermore, the Foreign Language Department upholds and complements the vision and mission of the College of Education and the philosophy of the Secondary Education Department: College of Education Vision: The College of Education at San Jos State University is a professional community of students, faculty, and staff engaged in supportive partnerships to serve a community of culturally diverse children, youth, and families by pursuing scholarly and reflective inquiry, promoting, enhancing, and increasing access to a quality, life long education. Faculty, staff, and graduates are compassionate professionals who interact in ethical ways and are mindful of our roles and responsibilities in a democratic society. College of Education Mission: The mission of the College of Education is to prepare educators who will enhance the quality of education for all students in our culturally diverse, technologically complex world. 1 Basic Values: Respect and appreciation for diversity Promotion of equity and access to quality education Excellence through scholarly activity and reflective professional practice Continual professional and personal growth Ethical, collegial, and humane interpersonal relationships as a basis for community Secondary Education Philosophy: The philosophy of the Secondary Education Department at San Jos State University is based on a vision of professional educators who can function effectively and sensitively in multicultural, multilingual, and technologically complex environment of today's secondary schools. The faculty is committed to preparing teachers who are critical and reflective practitioners who are prepared to: 1) make informed and thoughtful decisions in their daily practice, 2) serve in diverse educational contexts, 3) promote equity, respect for person, and social justice, and 4) provide fair-minded and responsive instruction for ethnically and linguistically diverse populations. These teachers must also be aware of uses of technology for learning, and they must be well prepared in current education theory, research, methods, and practice. Course Description: 184Y: Minimum 80-120 class periods of classroom teaching or field teaching in appropriate single subjects, grade K-12, and related teaching activities and seminar. 184Z: Same as 184Y, but may be in different subject or school, and will be at a different grade level. Course Prerequisites: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program. Joint approval of major and education departments. Pass the CSET in French, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Course Philosophy and Objectives: Having to reinvent the wheel in the classroom can be avoided by brainstorming with fellow student teachers and with the supervisor, not only about the challenges encountered (e.g., time management), but also about the successes (e.g., selection of effective techniques and materials). The pragmatic nature of FLED 184 Y, Z allows student teachers to bring to class discussions virtually any concern that becomes relevant to them along the course of their practicum. For this reason, the objectives outlined in (2) below will be addressed within a flexible sequence and will be allotted varying amounts of time, depending on the actual needs expressed by the student teachers during our periodical meetings. 1.0 Facilitate communication and exchanges of information between student teachers and supervisor and among student teachers 1.1 Selection, use, and sharing of effective materials (with emphasis on realia) 1.2 Selection, use and sharing of effective techniques and technological tools for teaching specific skills 2 1.3 Exchange of information regarding professional organizations, conferences, publications, and other resources in the teaching profession 2.0 Seek practical solutions to challenges encountered along the practicum. These may include: 2.1 Lesson planning 2.2 Time management 2.3 Classroom logistics (record keeping, etc) 2.4 Discipline, class management and rapport with students 2.5 Testing, evaluation, error correction 2.6 Adhere to and clear / meaningful use of language of the target language 2.7 Achieving balance in teaching all language skills (including culture) and between teaching grammar and communicative use of language 2.8 Planning instruction, materials and motivational strategies for diverse learners and their affective needs and learning st yles 2.9 Differentiated instruction and its effectiveness in Foreign Language classroom Promote computer based technology skills including: 3.1 Record keeping of students' work using software 3.2 Record keeping of students' grades using appropriate software 3.3 Creation of interesting, informative, motivating, or developmentall y appropriate materials to complement course materials 3.4 On-line informational support to students and parents, when possible 3.5 Management of learni ng activities in a technology-enhanced
environment with emphasis on the incorporation of textbook materials and media pr esentations in conj unction with the text 3.0 Course Requirements: There will be an organizational meeting between the student teachers and their advisor during the first few weeks of the semester. From then on, regular meetings will be scheduled (approximatel y every 2 weeks). Student teachers must be available at the designated time to attend these meetings: They are a very important component of the student teaching experience. Active participation in class discussions, which include preparation of topics previousl y selected as well as voicing of relevant concerns and questions that may have surfaced since the previous meeting. Trainees are to keep their lesson plans in a binder, and to write an introspective, critical reflection (a paragraph should suffice) after each day of teaching. These will be read by the advisor during 3 supervisory visits, and used by the student teachers to build a pool of concerns to bring to our meetings. If more frequent feedback is desired, a dialog journal with the advisor is also another option. Completion of various seminar assignments including but not limited to a visitation to and evaluation of another language class, a self-evaluation, and shared strategies' assignments. (These assignments will be issued and discussed at the third seminar meeting). Completion of World Languages Teaching Event. (The full text of World Languages Teaching Event, Candidate Handbook 2009-10 can be downloaded from www.pacttpa.or g
Click on Teaching Events Handbooks, then World Languages.) Procedures: By the first organizational meeting, provide the supervisor with the following: 1. complete address and map or written directions to the school; 2. teaching schedule (class title(s); meeting days, times, and room(s); 3. complete name, schedule, e-mail, and address of master Teacher; 4. a district or school calendar with days in which class won't meet (due to holidays or school meetings; also include days in which the class period will be used for testing). This particularl y important because, after the first visit (which will be scheduled by mutual agreement), subsequent visits will be unannounced. (A separate sheet is included to facilitate this request. Please include all materials in a three-hole binder). Method of Grading: Credit / No credit Also see Determination of Grade. Final Exam: There is no final Exam for the course. Your participation in the seminars, your performance and preparation for your high school classes (field work), and the completion of the semester projects and the PACT Teaching Event constitute your receiving CREDIT / NO CREDIT for the course. In addition, all other relevant factors such as proficiency, etc. may influence the final grade. Determination of Grade: Participation, preparedness, and attendance at all meetings scheduled. Evaluation by the on-site supervisor and the 184Y&Z director, Helene Chan. Effective management of student learning activities and the competent use of technology to enhance the learning process. Completion of the minimum 80-120 class periods of classroom teaching or field teaching and full day supervised teaching duties for a minimum of two weeks. 4 (See Phase II: Student Teaching EDSC 184Y, Z). At least two different levels are required. Complete and up to date journal and lesson plans at each visitation by the supervisor. Ability to manifest the standards, philosophy, and mission of the College of Education, the Secondary Education Department, the Foreign Language Department, and the site school. Completion of seminar assignments. Completion of the PACT World Languages Teaching Event Tasks #1-5 (see World Languages Teaching Event, Candidate Handbook 2009-10). ADA (American with Disabilities Act): Campus policy in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act: "If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with DRC to establish a record of their disability." Academic Dishonesty: Academic integrity statement (from Office of Judicial Affairs): "Your own commitment to learning, as evidenced by your enrollment at San Jos State University, and the University's Academic Integrity Policy requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the Office of Judicial Affairs. The policy on academic integrity can be found at: http://www2.sjsu.edu/senate/S05-14.htm Recommended Biography: Single Subject Credential Program, Student Teaching Handbook. San Jos State Universit y. (Most recent edition available in the bookstore) National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Foreign Language Framework for California Public Schools, K-12. California State Department of Education. California World Language Content Standards, [email protected] World Languages Teaching Event, Candidate Handbook 2009-2010. Performance Assessment for California Teachers, www.pacttpa.org Blaz, Deborah. Differentiated Instruction, A Guide for Foreign Language Teachers, Eye on Education, Inc, 2006. Tomlinson, Carol Ann and McTighe, Jay. Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2006. Patrick, Paula. The Keys to the Classroom, A basic manual to help new language teachers find their way. ACTFL 2007.The Foreign Language Department has information about 5 courses, scholarships, and study abroad. Visit the office in CL 421 or go to the web site. http://www.sjsu.edu/foreignlanguages/ 6 ...
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