FCS 461:  Methods and Teaching Strategies for Family and Consumer Sciences

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Welcome to FCS 461
Fall 2008 Semester

Welcome to the FCS 461 Methods and Strategies for Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

This is a capstone course in which you will acquire classroom management strategies and teaching strategies.  The prerequisite for this class is FCS 350 Curriculum Development in FCS Ed.

If you haven't looked over the syllabus carefully, please do so now.  Your grade for this class will be based on the unit and lesson plans that you prepare and submit.  If you are in the face-to-face course,  you will also be evaluated on your lesson delivery.  There are a few incorrect dates on the syllabus assignments and grading pages.  They will be corrected as we go along. Please bear with us in transition between teachers - THANKS!

You are responsible to learn and apply the content which is available in the PowerPoint presentations for each day and any reading assignments, plus whatever resources you need to review to complete the assignments. 

 

Week One, Lesson One:  What Ought to be Taught?  Meet Thurs Aug. 28 4:15 PM  or by email assignments to  bsawyer@uidaho.edu

 

1.  Introduction to the Course and due dates

2.  Lesson Overview

3.  Read Chamberlain & Cummings Chapter 16:  Engaging Learners in Thinking

3.  PowerPoints:

     Critical Science Approach to FCS

     Practical Problem Framework for Developing Critical Science Curriculum in FCS

4.  Reflect on readings and PowerPoint content through email and label it for Day One

 

Additional Resources:

 

The information provided within this lesson will be helpful in the development of your personal philosophy of family and consumer sciences education.  The following link will connect you to a detailed description of the Philosophy Paper Assignment (just to begin thinking about...) Due Thursday, 11/20/08.

 

Helpful Questions to guide development of philosophy paper.  Probing Questions

Week Two, Lesson One:  What should be done about recognizing students' diverse needs? Tues 9/ 2

1.  Overview

2.  Read Chamberlain & Cummings Chapter 2:  The Learners We Teach

3.  PowerPoint: Multiple IntelligencesNote:  The assignment within this PowerPoint is due by Wednesday, 9/3/08 (or before). 

Remember to ignore the due dates within the powerpoints for now; and be sure to email your assignments to bsawyer@uidaho.edu, NOT to Lindsey Shirley!  THANKS.
4.  PowerPoint:  Learners

 

Additional Resources:

Multiple Intelligences Inventory Take this inventory for fun and see what your "intelligence" could be; reflect on multiple intelligences by 9/2/08
 

Week Two, Lesson Two:  What should be done about recognizing students' diverse needs? Wed. 9/3

1.  Overview
2.  PowerPoints: 

     Learning Styles The assignment, developing a lesson plan, within this PowerPoint is due Thursday 9/4/08

     Gregorc Model


Additional Resources:

Learning Styles Inventory

Week Two, Lesson Three:  What should be done about recognizing students' diverse needs? Thurs 9/4

1.  Overview
2.  PowerPoint:

     Teaching Learning Styles

     Learning styles in the classroom
 

Additional Resources: 
Classroom Examples

Why Do You Write?

Week Two, Lesson Four:  What should be done about recognizing students' diverse needs? Fri. 9/5

1.  Overview
2.  PowerPoint: Connecting the Models

     Integrated Curriculum and Intelligences  Reflect via email on the powerpoints you reviewed yesterday and today, due  9/6
 

Week Three, Lesson One:  Introduction to Developing a Unit Plan and Lesson Plan Tues. 9/9

 

1.  Overview

2.  Read Chamberlain & Cummings Chapter 3

3.  Cartoon of the Day
4.  PowerPoint:  Curriculum Development and Concept Organization

5.  Assessment of Learning:  Application Assessment Email this assessment later, do not try to post to WebCT

 

The information provided within the next couple of lessons will provide you with the tools and resources needed in order to complete the Unit Plan Assignment.  I have created the assignment sheet for this assessment so that you can begin to peruse what is expected of you.  First submission of the unit plan assignment will be on October 17, 2008 by Midnight.  A revised copy will also be included within your final portfolio for the course.

 

Additional Resources:

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences:

Unit Plan Model:  http://www.ceap.wcu.edu/Houghton/Learner/NCcurricplanning/UnitPlan.html

Sample Unit and Lesson Plans:  http://ali.apple.com/

The Meta-Libraries of Online Resources:  http://www.ceap.wcu.edu/Houghton/Learner/Look/fulltext/metalibrarymore.html

Teaching to Standards Workshop:  http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/standards/index.html

Week Three, Lesson Two:  What should be done about creating objectives and competencies? Thurs. 9/11

1.  Overview

2.  Read Chamberlain and Cummings Chapter 4 (The PowerPoint highlights most of the chapter, you may want to follow along in the book while viewing the PowerPoint.)

3.  PowerPoint: Objectives and Competencies

4.  Assessment of Learning:  Embedded within PowerPoint presentation This assignment is due 9/12

 

 Be sure you continue to work on UNIT PLAN due Oct 17.

 

Additional Resources: 

Bloom's Taxonomy:  http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html

     http://www.edselect.com/blooms.htm

Writing Educational Objectives and Competencies:  http://captain.park.edu/facultydevelopment/writing_learning_objectives.htm

http://med.fsu.edu/education/FacultyDevelopment/objectives.asp

http://med.fsu.edu/education/FacultyDevelopment/PDF/writingobjectives.pdf

Week Four, Lesson One:  What should be done about providing learning experiences for students with diverse needs? Tues 9/16

 

1.  Overview

2.  Read Chamberlain and Cummings Chapter 5:  Designing Learning Experiences
3.  PowerPoint: Designing Learning Experiences

4.  The application assessment is embedded within the PowerPoint Presentation This assignment is due 9/17

 

Be sure to  continue work on your UNIT PLAN due Oct 17.

 

Additional Resources:

Tips on teaching:  http://www.ou.edu/idp/tips/22_1.htm

Six Domains of Teaching:  http://www.bankstreet.edu/tne/domain_two.html

Interesting article:  http://www.nowhereroad.com/seriousplay/Rieber-ASCILITE-seriousplay.pdf

Designing Teaching and Learning Activities:  http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/3649/

Great Resources Site:  http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teach/hto.cfm

Designing for Learning:  http://www.campus-technology.com/article.asp?id=7092

Week Four, Lesson Two:  Teaching Plans Thurs. 9/18

1.  Overview

2.  PowerPoint:  Teaching Plans

3.  Application Assignment:  There is no assignment that is due directly related to this lesson, but I have attached the Lesson Plan Assignment Format for you to begin familiarizing yourself with.

4.  Lesson Plan Format

5.  "Toolbox for Teaching" Assignment Instructions:  As explained in the Introduction to Course page, you will be required to create a resource filing system to help in the instruction of content within FCS.  I thought it necessary to give the instructions for the assignment as soon as possible in order for early beginning and successful completion.  Any questions please contact me.

 

Additional Materials:

Lesson Plans:  http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teach/les.cfm

Standards Information:  http://www.state.ia.us/educate/ccwp/ct/stds/sbfcssecondary.html

National FCS Standards Information:  http://ideanet.doe.state.in.us/octe/facs/natlstandards.htm

 

Week Five:  Core Teaching Skills  Thurs. 9/25

1.  Overview

2.  PowerPoint:  Core Teaching Skills

3.  Application Assignment  This assignment is due 9/26

 

Additional Materials:

Teaching Skills:  http://alex.edfac.usyd.edu.au/BLP/Teaching_Strategies/teaching_skills_index.htm

Teaching Strategies:  http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tstrategies/teachings.html

http://www.englishcompanion.com/vignettes/teachingstrats.html

 

Week Six:  What should be done about varying methods and teaching strategies within the FCS classroom?  Thurs. 10/2

1.  Overview

2.  Problem/Project-Based Learning Application Assessment  This assignment is due 10/3

3.  Additional Resources

Week Seven: What should be done about varying methods and teaching strategies within the FCS classroom? Thurs. 10/9

1.  Overview

2.  Demonstration/Simulation

                                                 Are you working on:   1.  UNIT PLAN due Oct 17

                                                                                    2.  Philosophy Paper due on or before November 20

                                                                                    3.  TOOL BOX  due Dec. 5

                                                                                     4.  Portfolio due December 9

 

 

 

Week Eight:  What should be done about varying methods and teaching strategies within the FCS classroom? Thurs. 10/16

 

1.  Cooperative Learning Do a web search and find a couple of sites on Cooperative Learning and write a reflection on email, due by Friday 10/17

REMINDER:  the first draft of your UNIT PLAN, mentioned in Week 3, Lesson 1 is due Friday 10/17

 

 

Week Nine:  What should be done about varying methods and teaching strategies within the FCS classroom? Thurs. 10/23

 

 

Concept Attainment  Do a web search on concept attainment  and write a reflection on email, due Friday 10/24
 

 

Week Ten:  What should be done about varying methods and teaching strategies within the FCS classroom? Thurs. 10/30

 

 

                                          

 Practical Reasoning  Do another web search on Practical Reasoning and write a reflection on email, due Friday HALLOWEEN

 

 

Week Eleven:  What should be done about varying methods and teaching strategies within the FCS classroom? Thurs. Nov. 6

NO CLASS

 

 Taba Inductive Model Once again, find the Taba Inductive Model on a web search and write at least 2 paragraphs about it by email, due Friday Nov. 7

 

REMEMBER YOUR PHILOSOPHY PAPER IS DUE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008 so this is a good week to work on it.


 

 

Week Twelve:  What should be done about varying methods and teaching strategies within the FCS classroom?  Thurs. Nov 13

 

Synectics   One Last email reflection:  discuss synectics, after you do a web search, and describe how it could be used in the FCS classroom, due Fri Nov. 14

 

REMEMBER the assignments from our INTRODUCTION?:

Philosophy Paper is Due November 20, 2008

Tool Box is Due December 5, 2008

Final Notebook (Portfolio) must be post-marked no later than December 9, 2008. 

 

More Methods and Teaching Strategies:   HAVE SOME FUN ON YOUR OWN!

                              

Content on PowerPoint: Homework/Practice

Content on PowerPoint: Identifying Similarities/Differences

Content on PowerPoint: Instruction that works

PowerPoint: Summarizing/Note Taking

Content on PowerPoint: Reinforcing Effort

Additional Resources: Effective Praise

Content on PowerPoint:  Non-Linguistic Representation 

Content on PowerPoint: Cooperative Learning

Content on PowerPoint: Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback

Content on PowerPoint: Generating and Testing Hypothesis

Content on PowerPoint: Cues, Questions & Advanced Organizers

Content on PowerPoint: Teaching Specific Types of Knowledge

Content on PowerPoint: Using 9 Categories 

Content on PowerPoint:

Unlocking the Mind (Study Groups)

Classroom Management

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