CheckPoint: Socioeconomic Status and Student Achievement
Resource: SchoolMatters Web site at http:/www.schoolmatters.comand p. 134 of
Introduction to Teaching
Navigate to http:/www.schoolmatters.comand locate the district you live in or want to work
Final Project: Professional Development Plan
Resources: Introduction to Teaching, Appendix A, and INTASC principles at
Review the guidelines in Appendix A.
Use Appendix A to help you create a Professio
Are there certain curricular areas in which technology is more useful than in others? Explain
According to Ch. 12 of the text, there are barriers that prevent the implementation of
technology in classrooms. Based on your
Assignment: Mentoring vs. Induction Programs
Resources: Web search or University Library, and Ch. 13 in Introduction to Teaching
Examine programs that encourage individuals to stay in the profession of teaching and lower
the attrition rate.
Exercise: Characteristics of Effective Classrooms
Resource:Introductionto Teaching companion Web site
Read the case study on p. 421 of the text.
Complete question 11 on the text companion Web site.
Assignment: Rights & Responsibilities of Educators & Students
Resources: Appendix C, the University Library, and Ch. 9 of Introduction to Teaching
Complete Appendix C by filling in the following:
Perform a search of the University Library databases and lo
CheckPoint: Technology Use Timeline
Resource: Appendix D
Research the use of technology in schools from 1980 until present day.
Use Appendix D to fill in a timeline with events to depict the changes in school technology
since 1980. You must discuss a mini
Exercise: Teacher Liability
Resource:Introduction to Teaching companion Web site at
Answer three questions on the text companion Web site.
Identify internal or external rewards that affect recruitment and retention of quality teachers.
How do such rewards influence recruitment or retention? How might these rewards shift as
new accountability-centered teacher reforms are
Assignment: Interview with a Teaching Professional
Resources: Ch. 2 in Introduction to Teaching
Schedule a brief (15-minute) interview with a teacher or a teacher's aide. The interview may
be in person, by phone, via e-mail, or in an instant message chat.
Determine which factors may explain that most of the higher per-pupil expenditures are
found in the Northeastern and upper-Midwest states and the lower per-pupil expenditures are
found in the South and West. In your opinion, what must
Assignment: Characteristics of At-Risk Students
Resources: The Online Library and Ch. 4 of Introduction to Teaching
Readp. 134 of the text, which discusses the way one school district addresses the needs of a
group of at-risk students.
Choose a category o
CheckPoint: Governance and Effecting Change in Schools
Resource: p.275 of Introduction to Teaching
Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following:
Assume you are a teacher who would like to address a technology issue at your school. Many
of the studen
Checkpoint: History of American Education
Resource: Interactive Timeline and Ch. 5 of Introduction to Teaching
Identify the three major periods and the two major eras in the history of American education
as discussed in Ch. 5 of Introduction to Teaching
CheckPoint: Learning Needs of Diverse Students
Resource: Appendix B and Ch. 3 of Introduction to Teaching
Identify at least two types of diverse learners as discussed in Ch. 3 of the text
Search for effective teaching practices for the two types of learne
CheckPoint: Managing a Daily Teaching Schedule
Resource: Ch. 2 of Introduction to Teaching
Use a Microsoft Excel or Word table function to propose and create a schedule of schoolrelated tasks for a typical teaching day from the time you arrive at school u
Exercise: Case Study: The Roles of a Teacher
Resource: Case Study on p. 62 ofIntroduction to Teaching and the text companion Web site
Answer question #5 on the text companion Web site.
Navigate to http:/wps.prenhall.com/chet_kauchak_intrototea_2
CheckPoint: Teaching as a Professional Career
Resource: Ch.1 of Introduction to Teaching
Write a 200- to 300- word paper in which you list 3 to 5 factors that define teaching as a
professional career. Elaborate on how these factors are employed by teacher
Final Project: Educational Debate Persuasive Paper
Resources: Appendix A
Choose one of the current debates from Introduction to the Foundations of American
Education (13th ed.) listed in Appendix A.
Read the Yes and No opinions presented in the correspond
Capstone Discussion Question
Post your response to the following: Of all the current issues in education, which do you
think will be the biggest issue for you local or state schools? Why? What will you do to
address this issue?
CheckPoint: Accommodating ELL Students
Resource: Journal Entry #2 from Chapter 13 in Introduction to the Foundations of American
Education (13th ed.).
Write a response to Journal Entry #2 (p.461) from Chapter 13 in Introduction to the
Foundations of Ameri
Discussion Question 1
Resource: Review the No Child Left Behind section in Chapter 5(p.156-157) in Introduction
to the foundations of American education (13th ed.). and go to the website
Post your response to the following: V
CheckPoint: Teacher Certification/Licensure
Resource: Appendix A from Introduction to the foundations of American education (13th
Use Appendix A from the textbook and the internet to determine the teacher
certification/licensure requirements for the
Assignment: Technology in Education Project
Resources: Portfolio Development #2 (p.461) from Chapter 13 in Introduction to the
Foundations of American Education (13th ed.), Table 13.10 (p. 450) from Chapter 13 in
Introduction to the Foundations of America
CheckPoint: Key Players in Curriculum Development
Resource: Appendix C
Use Appendix C to identify key players in curriculum development and management.
Describe the role each member plays and the influence they have on the curriculum.
Post your completed
CheckPoint: Personal Philosophy of Education
Write a 200-300 word response to the following: You've been presented with a variety of
educational philosophies. You should be beginning to formulate your philosophy of
education. What instructional philosophi
Assignment: Classroom Management Paper
Resources: Classroom Management video from Chapter 11 on the textbook companion
View the Classroom Management video clip from Chapter 11 on the textbook companion
Discussion Question 1
Post your response to the following: What are the fundamental differences between Western
philosophies and Eastern ways of knowing? (Generally, how does each culture view the
world and education?) How can you incorporate seemingly di
CheckPoint: Educational Philosophies
Resource: Appendix B
Use the Educational Philosophies Table in Appendix B. Classify each philosophy as either
student-centered or teacher-centered and describe the characteristics of each philosophy.
Compare the behavi