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Welcome to
EDEC 3613.001
Summer 1-2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Dr. King’s Legacy Lives On
In You And Me
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." I Have A Dream, Martin Luther King Jr., August 28, 1963
Dr. Morrison and Mrs. Morrison at a New Year's Eve party
Dr. Morrison and a doctoral student
Dr. Morrison likes to fish!
Dr. Morrison enjoys teaching.
Dr. Morrison and Silver Ryder

Happy Birthday... Alex
Dr. Morrison and Meagan Brewer
Darla Taylor
My family
A personal friend...
Bob McGrath
Midland, TX
Grace Cho
Supplemental Instructor
Email: Gracecho2@my.unt.edu
(blackboard email as well)

SI Session/Office Hour times will be posted on Blackboard.
EDEC 3613 Facebook Page
Complete syllabus confirmation survey on Blackboard
In the event of school closure, you are still responsible for all on-line assignments
Remember no face to face class on
Thursday is an online working day for you to complete all of your assignments, quizzes etc

I’m Grace and I am so excited to be your SI Leader for this semester! I am currently a junior, Peer Mentor for
UNT-International, an ambassador for a non-profit organization called Mercy29 and I also love serving in the community! People are my passion and I am so thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children one day! My hope as an SI leader is to help you all succeed in this class as well as gain insight, clarity and a deeper understanding on Early Childhood Education.
It’s a wonderful thing to be able to empower the next generation to rise up to their fullest potential and this class will equip you with the skills and knowledge to do just that!

Looking forward to a great semester with you all!
You will be involved in EDEC 3613
Required Textbook:
Morrison, G. S., (2012). Early Childhood Education Today, 12th edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.:Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.
ISBN # 9780132779418

Five textbooks are on reserve in Willis Library. They are available for 24 hour checkout
Bring to class every time!!
Participation in Class ---
Clicker Protocol:
Buy a clicker
Register your clicker on Blackboard
Bring your clicker to class each time.
Set clicker to Channel 65
Check your batteries
Use Phillips screwdriver
NO CLICKER...No Points
Name Tag Contest
Please Register Your Clicker in Blackboard Learn BEFORE:
January 21
You will find a link to register and a couple of instructional videos on how to do this in the “Clicker Information” folder in Blackboard Learn.
Registration must be done in Blackboard Learn, so that your device responds to the clicker questions during class times
No Points!
See Darla Taylor for polling test as soon as you think you are having problems.
Try a new battery- packs of 2 batteries are $4 at the campus bookstore
Call Turning Technologies Help Desk:
1-866-746-3015 Monday-Friday 6am-8pm

Let instructor know about any technical problems with clickers, if you have to call the Turning Technologies Help Desk and if you have to replace your clicker *** IMMEDIATELY ***
If you replace your clicker during the semester, you must be sure your new clicker is registered before class.
Class "Take Aways"
Discuss with your neighbors:
Early Childhood Education is defined as:
1. Birth through Age 8
2. Age 3 through Age 9
3. Birth through Age 3
4. Birth through Age 5
Class Participation
You can earn up to 15 points per class for participating in clicker activities during each class period.
You must be in class to earn clicker activity points.
Students who arrive late or leave class early and who do not participate in clicker activities may not receive the full 15 points for each class period.
Clicker points/activities begin the second day of class (January 21).
Bring your clicker to class every week.
Make sure the batteries in your clicker are working.
Set the channel of your clicker as soon as you get to class. The channel is 65 every time!
Note: Professor Morrison does not accept any excuses regarding clicker use. NO CLICKER, NO POINTS.
See the “Amanda Rule” and the "Kaitlyn Rule" in your syllabus
Make a name tag to wear to class each week. BE CREATIVE!!
On Tuesday, January 21, we will have a contest for the most creative name tag.
You vote for the winners!
Prizes for the best 6 name tags
Number 1 Rule
Follow the rubrics in your syllabus for ALL assignments and discussions!

Make the rubric work for you!
No Late Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions Accepted
11:59 p.m. is NOT an acceptable excuse!

Blackboard Learn does not change quiz answers!! When taking a Blackboard Learn quiz:
Be sure to save each answer!
Do not use the arrow buttons to scroll up or down!
Online Discussions
Discussion guides are posted under course content.
read the chapter discussion guide found on Blackboard Learn and answer the questions under the “apply” section of the discussion guide.
post an in-depth reflection on the chapter topic (See Rubric for posting online discussions on the last page of your syllabus).
respond to three of your classmates’ reflections

Your final posts are due Thursday of each week by 11:59 P.M (See Schedule of discussions for specific dates). There are 14 total discussions for the semester.
Each discussion is worth 25 points.
Professor Morrison closes the on-line Discussions at 11:59 PM on the due date. After this time you will not be able to post.

Directions for posting on-line discussions:
Go to the menu on the left side of your screen once you have logged in to our class
Click on Discussions
Click on the discussion you are submitting for the week.
Post your discussion and respond to at least three classmates.

first three
(3) students to post their discussion will receive extra points added to their discussion grade:

First to post -5 Extra points

2nd to post-4 Extra points

3rd to post-3 Extra points

Placement for Child Observation Record
All observations will be done in
• Sanger
• Northwest
• Plano
• Irving
• Lake Dallas
Total points in the course are distributed as follows:

Participation (14 x 15 points each) 210

Quizzes (12 x 40 points each, 1 x 60 points) 540

Online discussions (13x 25 points each & 1 X 50 points: Prezi Due 2/27) 375

Introductory Assignment (Due 1/16) 25

Inclusion Essay (Due 2/6) 75

Pre-K/K 5E Lesson Plan (Due 2/20) 100

Book Whisperer Essay (Due 3/6) 75

Primary 5E Lesson Plan (Due 3/20) 100

Child Observation Record (Due 3/27) 150

Teacher Tool Box (Due 4/24) 100

Final Self Evaluation (Due 5/1) 10

Total Points: 1760

A 100%-90% 1760-1584
B 89%-80% 1583-1408
C 79%-70% 1407-1232
D 69%-60% 1231-1056
F 59% and below 1055 and below
Tips to be Successful in EDEC 3613
Attend class every Tuesday
Check BB e-mail every day
Meet all assignment deadlines
Follow all rubrics
No 11:59 and connectivity excuses
Call Blackboard Help Desk immediately to get a case number if you have a problem submitting a quiz or assignment.
Communication is VITAL!-stay in touch with Dr. Morrison and Darla Taylor
• intrinsic self-motivation
• perseverance
• hard work
• dedication
• “working the syllabus.”

Take Away #2
Enriched environments enable children to learn, grow, develop, and achieve. Which of the following contributes to an enriched environment.
A. Healthy
B. Respectful
C. Supportive
D. Challenging
Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) is one of the foundations of Early Childhood Education. What are three cornerstones of developmentally appropriate practice.
A. Knowledge of children's social and cultural backgrounds.
B. Knowledge of individual children.
C. Knowledge of child development.
Dispositions are characteristics which high quality teachers demonstrate and which set them apart from the average teacher. What is the most important teacher disposition?

Take Away #1:
How many books should a child be familiar with when they enter kindergarten?
A. 30
B. 60
C. 100
D. 150
Denton, TX.
When the wind blows in
West Texas!
Take Away #3
Take Away #4
Take Away #5
1. Children need to be familiar with at least 150 books before entering kindergarten.
2. Enriched environments = healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging
3. Early childhood = ages birth to age eight (8)
4. Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) = know your children, the child, and child development (what level ?)
5. Teacher dispositions = CARING!!!
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