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EDU 525 Entire Course Expectations of GCU for its Teacher Candidates-Part I

EDU 525 Entire Course Expectations of GCU for its Teacher Candidates-Part I

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GCU EDU 525 Entire Course

Expectations of Grand Canyon University for its Teacher Candidates – Part I

GCU EDU 525 Full Course

GCU EDU 525 Topic 1 Discussion 1

The lecture for this Topic discusses becoming a scholar. In what way do you plan to become a scholar during your graduate studies? What will you personally need to do to ensure you become a scholar? How do you think your graduate educational experience will be different from your undergraduate experience?

GCU EDU 525 Topic 1 Discussion 2

Explain the consequences of plagiarism. Read the “Plagiarism Story.” What are the potential consequences of Steven’s academic dishonesty? What would you do if you were in a similar situation as Steven? What resources are there at GCU to help you so you do not resort to academic dishonesty? To help you answer this discussion question, view the Plagiarism video.

GCU EDU 525 Week 1 Assignment Online Learning Environment Scavenger Hunt

Learning how to navigate the online classroom environment is essential to your academic success. View the LoudCloud Walk to Class tutorial and search within your LoudCloud course to find the answers for the attached “Online Learning Environment Scavenger Hunt” document. Submit a completed version of this document to your instructor in LoudCloud at the end of this topic.

Online Learning Environment Scavenger Hunt

Introduction

Learning how to navigate the online classroom environment is essential to your academic success. GCU’s Learning Management System (LMS) LoudCloud has many resources to help you become a successful graduate student.

Directions

View the LoudCloud Walk to Class tutorial and search LoudCloud to find answers to the questions below. You should complete the guide while navigating the LoudCloud environment.

Part A: Answer each prompt

1.    List the tabs and other items on the screen when you first enter a course in LoudCloud.

2.    From the course home page in LoudCloud, click on the “Resources” tab and then click on “Classroom Policies.” What do you need to do to make sure you are properly participating in the online classroom?

3.    Under the “Resources” tab in LoudCloud, click on the “Student Success Center” link. Click on “Tools” in the upper right header, then click on the “Style Guides and Templates” link. Read through the APA Style Guideand APA Template (without Abstract) Why do you think academic writing requires such strict formatting?

4.    Under the “Resources” tab in LoudCloud, click on the “Student Success Center.” Where can you find official Microsoft Tutorials for their software products?

5.    Under the “Resources” tab in LoudCloud, inside the “Student Success Center,” click on “Tools” in the upper right header, and then the “Success Webinars” link. What video might be most helpful to you in the “Success Webinars” section and why?

6.    From the course home page in LoudCloud, where can you find your current grade in the course?

7.    From the “Resources” tab in LoudCloud, click on “Syllabus.” Looking under both the “Current” and “Overall” tabs, list the headings that demarcate the sections within the syllabus. (Hint: The orange sections on the left of the screen.)

8.    Click on “Library” under the “Resources” tab. Find a time that a GCU Library Introduction webinar tour is available. Write down a time and date that one is offered.

Part B: Highlight the correct response

9. Where are the topic lectures found?

a.    Syllabus

b.    Course Materials

c.    Main Forum

d.    Both A and B

10. From the main page of the Student Success Center, which of the following is not found under the “Tools” tab:

a.    The Writing Center

b.    The Basics

c.    Virtual Campus Tour

d.    Success Webinars

11. What are some things included under the “Course Material” link under the “Resources” tab in LoudCloud?

a.    Lecture Notes, Textbook, e-Library Resources, and Website links

b.    Computer, Internet, and Software

c.    Pens, Paper, and Books

d.    Discussion Forum and Student Success Center

12. Where do you find the“Announcements” tab within a course in LoudCloud?

a.    In the LoudCloud tool bar near the top of the home page

b.    The Calendar

c.    The Syllabus

d.    The instructor emails them to you at the start of each week.

13. What would you do if you wanted to ask your instructor a question in which you felt your classmates could benefit from the answer as well?

a.    Send him or her a personal email

b.    Post the question in the Main Forum

c.    Post the question in the Individual Forum

d.    Post the question in the Questions to Instructor Forum

14. From the “Forum” link under the “Tasks” tab in LoudCloud, which section is not listed?

a.    Main Forum

b.    Questions to Instructor Forum

c.    Assignment Forum

d.    Individual Forum

15. Where are the weekly topic learning objectives found?

a.    On the Calendar

b.    In the Syllabus

c.    In the Main Forum

d.    Under the “Tasks” tab

16. Where is the syllabus found in LoudCloud?

a.    Under the “Calendar” tab

b.    Under the “Resources” tab

c.    In the Main Forum

d.    Under the “Tasks” tab

GCU EDU 525 Topic 2 Discussion 1

One of GCU’s goals is to help you to communicate effectively throughout your life. Review the “Communication Tool.” Why is it important to communicate effectively with others? How will effective communication help students in their academic career? Give examples. Why do you think GCU emphasizes quality discussion posts and proper etiquette in the Discussion Forums?

GCU EDU 525 Topic 2 Discussion 2

How can knowing your fellow students and fostering a sense of community benefit your educational experience?

GCU EDU 525 Week 2 Article Summary

Details:

Read “Read-Only Participants: A Case for Student Communication in Online Classes.” Write a 500-750-word summary of the article.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

GCU EDU 525 Topic 3 Discussion 1

List three major educational changes over the past 100 years that have positively influenced students. Explain why these changes were influential.

GCU EDU 525 Topic 3 Discussion 2

Now that you have completed the first few topics of EDU-525, explain your viewpoint of the online classroom setting. What elements of LoudCloud do you find most useful? Are there any elements you find confusing or difficult to use?

GCU EDU 525 Week 3 Educational Reform Essay

Details:

Using the GCU Library, locate five scholarly articles on changes and/or reforms in education during the past 100 years. Review the Topic 3 Lecture for a description of what is considered a scholarly article.

In a 750-1,000-word essay, compare and contrast the three most significant positive and negative changes in education. Discuss the changes/reforms you think still need to be made.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

GCU EDU 525 Topic 4 Discussion 1

View the video “TEDTalks: Sir Ken Robinson—Do Schools Kill Creativity?” How would you reconcile the InTASC Standards and the philosophy espoused by Sir Ken Robinson?

GCU EDU 525 Topic 4 Discussion 2

Based on the readings and InTASC standards, how have your perceptions of what a teacher is and does changed?

GCU EDU 525 Week 4 Professional Teaching Standards

Details:

Review and download a copy of the InTASC professional teaching standards located in the Topic Materials.

Based on your review of the InTASC standards, submit a 250-500-word essay in which you:

1.    Summarize the key themes that run through the InTASC standards.

2.    Relate new information that you gleaned from your review.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Submit this assignment to your instructor in LoudCloud by the end of this topic.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

GCU EDU 525 Week 4 Taskstream Account

Details:

If you have not already done so, set up your Taskstream account. All GCU College of Education students are required to have an e-Portfolio account established in Taskstream, a web-based tool to organize, assess, and showcase learning.

Use the information in the “Using your Taskstream Key Code” tutorial link to set up your account.

Review the Taskstream resources located on the College of Education page in the Student Success Center for additional information regarding Taskstream.

To verify the setup of your account, submit a screen shot of the Taskstream homepage. To capture the screenshot, complete the following steps:

For Windows desktop computers: With the homepage appearing on your screen, hold the “Alt” key down and press the “Print Screen” key at the same time. This will make a copy of that specific screen.

For a Windows laptop: Hold down the “Fn” and “PrtSc” keys at the same time.

For a Mac: Hold down Shift, Command (?) and 3. Your screenshot will be placed on the desktop.

Paste the screen shot into a Word document by pressing the “Ctrl” key and “V” at the same time, or select the menu item “Edit” then “Paste.”

Save your file as “Taskstream Screen Shot – First name Last name.”

Submit this assignment to your instructor in LoudCloud by the end of this topic.

GCU EDU 525 Topic 5 Discussion 1

Watch “The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence” and “The Mathematics Standards: Key Changes and Their Evidence” videos on the Common Core standards.

Describe the purposes of the Common Core standards and instructional shifts described within the videos. Based on the readings in Chapter 3 in Foundations of American Education, which philosophy do you think most closely aligns to the Common Core? Why?

GCU EDU 525 Topic 5 Discussion 2

Using the four principles of ethical teaching found in the “Code of Ethics for Educators” article, the College’s conceptual framework, and the College’s professional dispositions, describe three commonalities between these sources. Elaborate why these commonalities are important for teachers and students in the 21st century.

GCU EDU 525 Week 5 Philosophy of Education Essay

Details:

In a 750-1,000-word paper, research, develop, and write your philosophy of education that addresses your beliefs on the following topics:
•    Purpose of schooling
•    Nature of learners
•    Curriculum
•    Instructional methods
•    Classroom management
•    Assessment practices
•    Professional relationships with family and community

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Submit this assignment to your instructor in LoudCloud by the end of this topic.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
You will also submit this assignment to Taskstream along with your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form after you have accumulated all of the required practicum/field experience hours for this course. Refer to the syllabus for further instructions regarding any additional documents to be included in your Taskstream submission. Directions for submitting to Taskstream can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.
Standards Assessed:
InTASC: 1(j), 2(l), 4(r), 9(l)
ACEI: 5.1
COE Program Competencies: D1 C1.1; D5 C5.1

GCU EDU 525 Topic 6 Discussion 1

Create a timeline of your program showing when you expect to complete your courses, the Program Progression requirements, and the field experience hours in each of the Leading, Learning, and Serving blocks. Also include where you expect to complete the certificate or licensure requirements for your state to become a teacher, the job search activities you expect to engage in, and the approximate date you plan to begin teaching your first class as a certified teacher. At the end, write a short statement of how you feel, having written this out.

GCU EDU 525 Topic 6 Discussion 2

In “Work or Love? A Christian Evaluation of John Dewey’s Views on the Purpose of Schooling,” Cimpean states:

Dewey rejects the Christian purpose for schooling, which is to serve and love God. When evaluated from a Christian perspective, Dewey’s progressivism falls short due to its refusal to promote the Christian ideal of serving and loving God. Dewey’s purpose for schooling is to promote a democratic state.

Do you agree or disagree with Cimpean’s assertion? Why or why not? Provide support for your response.

GCU EDU 525 Week 6 Assignment Clinical Field Experience

Details:

Complete Clinical Field Experience Option A or B for this assignment.

Clinical Field Experience Option A: Service and Support

Allocate 6 hours to complete this clinical field experience.

Volunteer for a total of 6 hours with one or more organizations in your community that help elementary-age students and their families live healthy, more productive lives.

In 250-500-words, discuss your frames of reference (e.g., culture, gender, language, abilities and ways of knowing) and whether they changed or stayed the same based on your service activities. What expectations did you have before your experience? How have your frames of reference affected your expectations throughout this experience? Based on this experience, reflect on any takeaways that would be well-suited for teaching practices.

Examples of organizations and events that you may volunteer for during this clinical field experience could include:

·         After-school activities (e.g., Boys/Girls Club, YMCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Parks and Recreation

·         Emergency food programs (e.g., soup kitchens, community pantries)

·         Family shelters

·         Leadership/Mentoring programs

·         Academic support programs (e.g., community-based tutoring)

·         Habitat for Humanity

·         4-H

·         Community fairs

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit your reflection to Turnitin.

Document your time on the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form accessed in Taskstream. You will submit the completed Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to Taskstream with your Benchmark Assignment during the last week of this course.

Clinical Field Experience Option B: School and Community Resources

Allocate a total of 6 hours to complete this clinical field experience.

Imagine you are a parent of an elementary-age student and you have recently moved to your neighborhood. Spend 6 hours investigating the following:

1.    The nearest public, private, and charter elementary schools;

2.    Before- and after-school activities offered for elementary-age students at the schools identified above;

3.    How well these before- and after-school activities promote intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of elementary-age students;

4.    Community resources that provide services to elementary-age students; and

5.    How well these community resources promote intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of elementary-age students.

In 250-500-words, discuss your findings and reflect on your frames of reference (e.g., culture, gender, language, abilities and ways of knowing) and whether they changed or stayed the same during your investigation of the schools and community resources. What expectations did you have before this investigation? How have your frames of reference affected your expectations throughout this investigation? Based on your findings, reflect on any takeaways that would be well suited for teaching practices.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit your reflection to Turnitin.

Document your time on the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form accessed in Taskstream. You will submit the completed Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to Taskstream with your Benchmark Assignment during the last week of this course.

GCU EDU 525 Week 6 Disposition to Teach (Parts One and Two)

Details:

The disposition to teach has been identified as the most influential quality of highly effective educators. Dispositions are the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues, and communities and affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth.

Part 1: Dispositions Self-Assessment Survey.

Complete the “Dispositions Self-Assessment Survey.” For each of the dispositions, check the corresponding box on the survey to rank how you currently value the disposition on a scale from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree.

Part 2: Video Submission

Based on your understanding of your own dispositions, respond to the following questions in a 3-5 minute video submission:

1.    What dispositions do you possess that you think will make you a successful teacher?

2.    What dispositions do you need to work on before you enter the classroom as a first-year teacher?

3.    What does a professional educator look like and how do they behave? What standards guide their thinking and actions?

Note: Video submission must be less than 10MB for uploading directly into LoudCloud. If your video exceeds this size, it is recommended you use another platform (e.g., www.vimeo.com) and submit the link to your instructor. Please make arrangements with your instructor if you will not be using LoudCloud to submit your video.

GCU EDU 525 Week 6 NES Elementary Education Subtests I and II

Details:

Read the attached “NES Elementary Education Subtests I and II Instructions” document to learn how to register and take the NES Elementary Education Subtests I and II. Submit screen shots of your score to your instructor in LoudCloud.

These screen shots will also be submitted to Taskstream at the end of this topic. Refer to the instructions in this topic regarding your Taskstream submission for this course.

GCU EDU 525 Week 6 Professional Letter of Recommendation

Details:

Submit a professional letter of recommendation speaking to the personal and professional qualities appropriate for your future in the field of education. The letter of recommendation should be authored by a current or former supervisor or colleague with whom you have worked in the past five years.

Submit this assignment to your instructor in LoudCloud by the end of this topic.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Additionally, submit the letter of recommendation to Taskstream at the end of this topic. Refer to the instructions in this topic regarding your Taskstream submission for this course.