All assignments are required. I encourage you to discuss your assignments and your grades with me while the course is in progress.
What’s on your mind? You are always welcome to stop by my office during my office hours or during some other time that we agree is mutually convenient. We don’t even need to talk about specific grades or assignments!
In each assignment, I am looking for evidence of thoughtful engagement and reflection on course readings, lectures, workshops and discussions. I invite you to carefully consult the assignment descriptions and assessment rubrics that I have developed to guide your work and to support your understanding of the expectations of each assignment.
1. Learning Experiences – Our ED100 class is divided into four (4) learning communities responsible for planning and engaging the whole class in three (3) learning experiences (~30 minutes) based on the assigned reading(s) for that week. Please follow this link for detailed information about this assignment.
2. Current Connections – Write a brief essay to synthesize the week’s assigned reading with your selection of a recently published (within the past two years) newspaper or magazine article. Please follow this link for detailed information about this assignment.
3. FieldBlog – Following each classroom visit to observe learning activities with children, document your experiences and observations in a written FieldBlog. Please follow this link for detailed information about this assignment.