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EDCURINS 575 3 Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning (SI 641)

The primary purpose of this course is to bring together students and faculty who are engaged in all kinds of community and public interest projects, to make connections between projects, to read and discuss social and political theory articles, and to meet interesting outside guests. Permission of instructor.

EDUC 500 3 Foundations of Literacy

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Provides key theoretical underpinnings to research and instruction in literacy. Investigates current theories of reading/literacy and their historical roots as well as current trends in practice. Ties these trends in practice to the question: “What is typical and atypical development and how does context affect judgments about typicality and atypically?”

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Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar
EDUC 501 3 Literacy Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment: Primary / Elementary

Focuses on the child in her or his own varying life contexts, including home, school, clinic, and community. Studies the ways individual children who are experiencing literacy problems understand and express their knowledge of literacy within and across these contexts. Uses this portfolio of information in the design of effective interventions and assessments for young children in their classrooms.

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Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar
EDUC 503 3 Media Literacies

This course surveys new media and literacies and examines definitions of learning in classroom and out-of-class contexts. Each week, we will examine various media, the literacies they demand or produce, and methods for studying new media effects, and consider debates about the value of new media and literacies for learning.

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EDUC 504 0.5-3 Teaching with Technology

Prepares secondary education students to critically examine the teaching and learning applications of a variety of technology tools and resources, situating this examination in the context of contemporary and historical issues related to technology use, access, and the broader purposes of schooling. Explores notions of what it means for both a teacher and learner to have a digital presence by developing an understanding of oneself as a professional, and offers hands-on experience and opportunities for engaged reflection.

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Jeffrey Adam Stanzler
EDUC 505 3 Literacy Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment: Middle / Secondary

Enables students to successfully meet the needs of middle and high school students with literacy problems with regard to assessment, instruction, and curriculum development/modification. Attends to the transition from learning to read and write to using reading and writing to learn, the literacy demands of the context areas (science, history, and mathematics), the relationship between in and out-of-school literacies, and developmentally appropriate technological tools that enhance the learning of students experiencing learning difficulties.

EDUC 510 1-3 Teaching and Learning

Introduces students to current theory and research in the processes of learning and teaching in schools. Focuses primarily on educational psychology; emphasis placed on urban education and diversity. This course is closely tied to EDUC 650, which entails an internship in schools in an urban area.

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Shari Saunders
EDUC 511 1-3 Records of Practice I

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the use of digital records of practice (RoP) as a method for understanding their own practice as well as the practice of others. Students will work with new technologies to develop a professional language and theoretical and conceptual frames that will guide them in their gathering, examining, analyzing, and evaluating a variety of RoP.

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EDUC 511 1-3 Records of Practice I

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the use of digital records of practice (RoP) as a method for understanding their own practice as well as the practice of others. Students will work with new technologies to develop a professional language and theoretical and conceptual frames that will guide them in their gathering, examining, analyzing, and evaluating a variety of RoP.

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EDUC 512 2 Records of Practice II

The purpose of the course is to develop a professional voice and dispositions by examining and learning from one's own practice. In this course, students will work in a technology rich environment to understand how the use of digital records of practice can guide their learning and deepen their knowledge and skills of teaching. Students do this by sharing their digital records of practice in a professional context.

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EDUC 516 3 Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education

Provides an overview of behaviorist, constructivist, and sociogenic theories and their application to early childhood education settings. Students use narrative specimen records, structured inquiry, and case studies to explore relationships between theory and practice.

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EDUC 517 3 Early Childhood Education: Policy Issues

Considers a number of issues of concern to the field such as day care, work and family, readiness testing, and poverty and public responsibility. Course is focused on one or two issues each semester.

EDUC 518 1-3 Workshop on Teaching Mathematics

Considers methods and materials for teaching specific mathematics topics, selected grade levels, and specific groups of learners.

EDUC 524 3 Inquiry on Education Issues

This course provides an orientation to educational inquiry appropriate for a range of education stakeholders. In interdisciplinary work groups students investigate a specific contemporary educational policy/practice issue as it plays out in real-world contexts, conduct a guided inquiry into the issue, and design a response to the issue.

EDUC 525 3 Language and Learning in Home and School Settings

Examines issues of language and learning from pre-school through adolescence. Students learn to analyze language, develop strategies for supporting language development at school, and engage in focused research on language in school settings. Topics include the role of language in the home and community, multilingual language development, oral and written language, and language across school subjects.

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Term Faculty Syllabus
Mary J. Schleppegrell