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Courses described below either link directly to a syllabus from the last date I taught the course or to a page that includes the syllabus along with additional support documents. Students have access to everything here of course and may, if they wish, check for updates or additional information even in cases where the course is (or was) supported on another platform; e.g., Angel, Moodle, Blackboard or WebCT.

Western Oregon University
Teacher Licensure, M.A.T. and MS.Ed. Programs

ED 418: Assessment, Planning, and Instruction (HTML)
Enable students to apply assessment and instructional strategies in the planning, designing and implementation of instruction within various classroom settings and in different subject areas. Will provide opportunities for students to work with others seeking the same authorization licensure. The work sample methodology is integrated within the content of the course. Online discussion at: https://online.wou.edu/ (Moodle discussion sections, login ID required).

ED 421: Technology Integration (HTML)
Explores operations and concepts of basic technology to enhance personal and professional growth and productivity, and integration of technology into classroom planning, instruction and assessment.

ED 450: Authorization Specialty and Classroom Management (HTML)
Focuses on best practices that address age level educational issues. Topics covered will enable early childhood, elementary, middle and high school teachers to better serve the academic, social and emotional needs of their students.

ED 461: Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners (HTML)
Focus on identification of students' skills, readiness levels, interests, and learning styles and the exploration of teaching techniques and resources that respond to their unique needs. Preservice teachers explore aspects of teaching that promote an inclusive classroom, such as classroom climate, course content, and teaching materials. Will examine classroom strategies that allow students of all backgrounds and ability levels to learn the same essential concepts in different ways.

ED 622: Curriculum, Assessment, and Management I (HTML)
Course will help students to develop assessment, instructional, and management strategies in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of instruction in various classroom settings using the framework of teacher work sampling. The basics of lesson planning, instructional methods, assessment planning, differentiation, and classroom management will be covered. Online discussion at: https://online.wou.edu/ (Moodle discussion sections, login ID required).

ED 623: Curriculum, Assessment, and Management II (HTML)
Course will help students to develop assessment, instructional, and management strategies in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of instruction in various classroom settings using the framework of teacher work sampling. The basics of lesson planning, instructional methods, assessment planning, differentiation, and classroom management will be covered. Online discussion at: https://online.wou.edu/ (Moodle discussion sections, login ID required).

ED 627: Assessment of Teaching & Learning (HTML)
Development, administration and interpretation of curriculum aligned tests in the work sample methodology. Also, acquired knowledge in test construction, standardized testing and the use of data in formative/summative assessment design. Online discussion at: https://online.wou.edu/ (Moodle discussion sections, login ID required).

ED 635: Action Research (PDF)
This course introduces students to the principles and processes of action research, a form of self-reflective inquiry by practitioners within socio-cultural contexts. The goals of action research are to better understand and improve practice. Students develop skills in data collection, analysis, interpretation, as well as the oral and written presentation of research. Course is online in a password-protected course management system (Moodle) available at Western Oregon University CMS

ED 639: Curriculum and Planning (HTML)
Study of current curriculum and governing practice; instruction in planning, design and delivery of courses, and work sample methodology. Online discussion at: https://online.wou.edu/ (Moodle discussion sections, login ID required).

ED 677: Integrating and Differentiating Instruction (HTML)
Focus is on cross-disciplinary, team teaching strategies. Simulated group processes will enable the participants to develop standard-based curricula for 21st Century schools.


Lindsey Wilson College
Undergraduate Teacher Certification and M.Ed. Programs

EDUC 1103: Introduction to Education (PDF)
An overview of schooling for students interested in becoming K-12 teachers, this course explores historical, philosophical and sociological perspectives on education in the United States generally and in Kentucky specifically.

EDUC 2103: Introduction to Educational Technology (PDF)
Introduces the student to the theory and practice of instructional technology from historical and pragmatic perspectives. Studies the context and rationale for technology infusion in education, the definition of instructional technology, its development in practice, the history of the field and current trends and issues. Students develop competencies in educational technology appraisal, technologically mediated communication and research, and the selection, development and application of multi-media to instruction.

EDUC 2113: Introduction to Philosophy of Education (HTML)
A study of the historical movements of Western thought that have significantly shaped contemporary educational theory and practice in the United States. Includes analysis of the underlying philosophical themes that are evidenced in the current structure and content of primary, middle grades, and secondary education.

EDUC 2393: Capstone Field Experience (HTML)
Students in the Early Childhood Associates of Arts degree program must have a total of 120 clock hours worked in a early child care and development facility and produce a formal paper and journal related to the work experience. This course provides the required supervision and culminating evaluation of reflective practice.

EDUC 3133: Learning Theories (PDF)
Engages students in an active, potent investigation of the question "How do human beings learn?" Students will become conversant with current learning theories, experimental findings and other data applicable to the educational setting. Various performance events are structured into the course to evaluate the degree a student is able to integrate and apply the knowledge base presented in this course with authentic applications in the profession of education.

EDUC 3323: Teaching Reading 5-12 (PDF)
Designed to reflectively initiate the student in various reading theories, methods and materials associated with the teaching of reading to middle school/secondary students. Particular emphasis is given to instructional and reading strategies that increase reading comprehension in the content areas and to multicultural field experiences. These experiences along with class discussions, projects (including computer use) and collaborative research will be used to supplement class lectures and readings.

EDUC 3403: Fundamentals of Secondary Education (PDF)
Acquaints the student with curriculum materials, teaching methods and techniques, microteaching, and the role of the secondary school in our society.

EDUC 3423: Curriculum and Methodology in Secondary Schools (HTML)
In-depth study of discipline-specific principles of secondary curriculum and instruction. Topics include: theory and standards organizing disciplinary scope and sequence; preparation of activities, lessons and unit plans; microteaching; and the study and application of integrative principles and techniques.

EDUC 4333: Curriculum and Methodology in Middle Grades (HTML)
The study of the philosophies and organization of instruction in the middle grades, methods for the teaching majors, discipline strategies, and classroom management techniques that are suitable for rural/small school settings. Intended for senior 5-9 certification candidates in preparation for student teaching, emphasis will be placed on practice.

EDUC 4463: Classroom Management 8-12 (PDF)
The course will acquaint the student with methods of classroom organization, discipline strategies, classroom management techniques, and the application of each to instruction. Intended for senior secondary certification candidates in preparation for student teaching, emphasis will be placed on practice.

CUI 5023: Seminar in Cognate Instruction (PDF)
Individualized analysis of instructional practices and current research related to each studentís cognate area(s) of mastery. Emphasis is given to reflective examination of curriculum and instructional practices in the class room including innovative uses of technology.

CUI 5033: Pedagogical Research (PDF)
An acquisition of the skills necessary to read and benefit from research literature relevant to the field of education and the studentís cognate area of mastery. Emphasis is given to theory of design and application of research related to systematized instruction in the K-12 setting.

CUI 5043: Assessment in Pedagogy (PDF)
Examination and application of various assessment strategies relevant to pedagogy in K-12 settings. Emphasis is given to the development of an expanded repertoire of formative and performance evaluation techniques for individual and group settings.

CUI 5203: Masters Thesis (PDF)
Working in conjunction with the student's advisor the teacher/student will write a formal research paper on a mutually agreed upon C&I related topic. The teacher/student may elect to take a comprehensive exam in lieu of a thesis.

Workshops and Projects

Good Judgement, Best Practices and Technology (HTML)
Focuses on educational technology as a tool in support of recognized best instructional practices and the development of professional judgement in the selection and implementation of strategic solutions and network-based resources used in facilitation of student learning. Conducted June 23, 2004, Curriculum Trends in Science Education (EdSMART 596), University of Tennessee, Knoxville (referring course page is here).

Best Practice: Pieces of the Puzzle (HTML)
This professional development resource was developed by master teachers in the Saskatchewan, Canada school system and is an excellent example of what distributed sharing of professional expertise can be. With the permission of the team leaders I am updating and modifying the assets for use here in the states.

*Previous workshops on web-course development, classroom multimedia, electronic learning centers, and the use of modeling software to enhance inquiry are undergoing revision and will return should demand for them arise.