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Copy of Introduction to Early Childhood- EDEC 3613

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Laura Isbell

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EDEC 3613 uses Blackboard Learn!
For Help in Using Blackboard Learn, Check out the On Demand Learning Center visit:


Steps if you don’t have a Twitter but want one: (Not mandatory!)
Step 1: Go to www.twitter.com
Step 2: Click ‘Sign Up’ and create an account
Step 3: Once you’ve created an account, go to www.twitter.com/ChildhoodEd and click Follow!
EDEC 3613 has a Twitter page!
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The student has the responsibility of informing Professor Morrison of any disabling condition which requires modification to avoid discrimination. Copies of the College of Education ADA Compliance Documents are available in the Dean’s Office, Matthews 214. Professor Morrison provides accommodations for all University approved recommendations for student accommodation.
Foundations of early childhood education including current programs, best practices, and ethical issues. Introduction to teaching young children and the influences of research, theory, program practices, and teaching strategies on young children and early childhood classroom practices.
Syllabus- Course Description
This course implements the professional preparation standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
These are:
Standard 1: Promoting Child Development and Learning
Standard 2: Building Family and Community Relationships
Standard 3: Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
Standard 4: Using Developmentally Effective Approaches to Connect with Children and Families
Standard 5: Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum
Standard 6: Becoming a Professional

NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professionals, Initial Licensure Programs, p. 11, July, 2009

Each chapter of your textbook begins with NAEYC Standards specific to the chapter. Read and reflect on these NAEYC Standards as you read each chapter.
You can access the full description of the NAEYC Standards at:
NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional
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.
Required Textbook!
Bring your textbook to every class!!
Required Clicker
ISBN- RF-LCD 9781934931400
Register your clicker in Blackboard.
*Class participation points are earned through weekly activities.
Turning Point
Kathy Rogers
Instructional Support
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.
Clicker Problems?
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.
Please Register Your Clicker in Blackboard Learn BEFORE
September 3, 2013
Registration must be done in BB Learn, so that your device responds to the clicker questions during class times.
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
Discuss with your neighbors:
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 (Sept.3).
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.
Post a Bio of yourself to the discussion board by Thursday, September 5 at 11:59 PM
Please write a 300 word bio of yourself including the following information.
Year in School
Family information
One defining life experience you have had (ex: I worked with special needs children in a Ready Set Teach program and it changed my life. OR, I volunteered with PETA and am now very interested in training service dogs for young children with autism, etc.)
What grade you want to teach and why
A specific bulleted list of your past experiences with children.
A bulleted list of five (5) things you want to learn in this class.
Please attach a picture of yourself (click on add attachments before posting)
Professor Morrison uses this information to form groups for student presentations.
Bio Discussion Post
ALL assignments will be posted online through Blackboard Learn. ALL quizzes/discussions will be completed online through Blackboard Learn. 

Directions for posting an assignment:

Go to the menu on the left side of your screen once you have logged in to our class
Click on Assignments
Click on the assignment you are turning in (ex: inclusion essay)
Scroll down and click Add Attachment
Add your attachment (as a word document not as a zip or RTF (Rich text)
Click submit
On Tuesday, September 3, we will show you exactly how to submit your assignments.
No Late Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions Accepted!
Note: 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!
11:59 p.m. is NOT an acceptable excuse!
Inclusion Reflective Essay
Read and reflect on two articles posted on Blackboard Learn by Professor Morrison. Each article includes his comments and questions. Follow the rubric to write your reflective essay on inclusion.
Due: September 26 by 11:59 PM (75 points).
Directions for the Inclusion Reflective essay will be discussed in class. (Read the rubric ahead of time. It is on blackboard/Course Content/Inclusion Folder.)
Child Observation Record (Pre-K-Grade 3)
Each student will:
Conduct an observation of TWO (2) children in the same grade level (PreK-3)
Conduct at least two observations.
Your observations should be at least one week apart.
Complete two observation forms (1 form per observation).
Collect at least one work sample from each child.
Complete the Child Observation Record (COR). This can be found on Blackboard
Write a 1,500 word reflective essay based on your observations and COR according to the COR protocol found on Blackboard.
Observations, Work Samples, COR, and your reflective essay are due on November 14 by 11:59 P.M.

Professor Morrison will discuss directions for the Child Observation Record in class. (Read the rubric ahead of time. It can be found on Blackboard/Course Content/Child Observation). Professor Morrison will NOT give extensions to complete this assignment because you did not find a child to observe before the due date. The Child Observation Record and 1,500 word essay are worth 150 points.
Placement for Child Observation Record
Tim Sutton,
UNT Director of Clinical Practice
Develop Two Lesson Plans Using the 5E Model
There are two lesson plan assignments that you complete individually using the 5E model. Professor Morrison will provide information for using the 5E model.
Information on the 5E Model is located in the textbook on pages 316-319; and 352-353.

Lesson Plan 1: Pre K or Kindergarten—Due October 10 by 11:59 P.M.
Lesson Plan 2: Primary Grades (Choice of grade 1, 2, or 3)—Due October 31 by 11:59 P.M.

Professor Morrison will discuss the directions for the lesson plan assignments in class. (Read the rubric ahead of time.) The Rubric is located at Blackboard/Course Content/Lesson Plans.

Each lesson plan is worth 100 points.
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.
Note: During the week of October 17, you will read Chapters 5 AND 14 and prepare a prezi presentation based on a topic of your interest in one of these chapters. You will post the link to your presentation on the discussion board, view at least three of your classmates’ presentations, and respond to three presentations by October 17 at 11:59PM. This will be worth 50 points. More information will be given about this in class and the protocol and rubric is available on Blackboard.
Final Self Evaluation.
Submit a 250 word post evaluation about your effort and achievement in the course. Also, include your total number of course points.

Submit as an assignment on Blackboard.

Due December 5 by 11:59 PM. 10 points (Read the rubric ahead of time. Blackboard/Course Content/Final Self Evaluation)
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 Laura Isbell
Next Class Period-

Review of Child Observation Record and other specific assignments
Begin Chapter 1
Name Tag Contest
We Want to Know Who You Are!
Make a name tag to wear to class each week. BE CREATIVE!!
On Tuesday, September 3, we will have a contest for the most creative name tag.
You vote for the winners!
Prizes for the best 6 name tags.
Follow the rubrics in your syllabus for ALL assignments and discussions!
The first three 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
“…if we want to close achievement gaps -- if we're serious about giving every single child a chance to be successful -- we have to enter kindergarten ready to learn and ready to read.” --U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan
Please reference page 11 in syllabus.
At a Delaware daycare, three employees have been accused of forcing two three-year-old's to punch each other in the face repeatedly. At some point during the fight, one child said "he's pinching me" and that child was told "No pinching, only punching!" by one of the day care employees. Court records say one of the day care employees allegedly forced one of the toddlers who was being hit to “continue in the physical altercation," Parents were notified of the incident days after. What do you think should
happen to the three day care employees?

1) fire the employees
2) Charge the employees with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment and conspiracy
3) Probation for a month if the employees promise to never engage toddlers in physical altercations again.
4) Ban the employees from ever working with children
Ethical Dilemma!
Grace Cho

Born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
Moved to Texas in 1967
Bachelors Degree from Abilene Christian University
Taught in Dimmitt ISD, McCamey ISD, Greenwood ISD, Midland ISD, Midland Christian School, and Ector County ISD
Special Populations Preschool Consultant at Region 18 Education Service Center
Received MBA at Abilene Christian University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Special Education
Married to David Taylor, education consultant, one son - Nathan: junior high band director and one daughter - Whitney: high school U.S. history teacher and now a master's student at Texas Tech
ECE in the News:

Fun in EDEC 3613
Fall 2012
Introduction to Early Childhood
EDEC 3613

Professor Morrison
Two important announcements
1) In the event of school closure, you are still responsible for all on-line assignments

2) Remember no face to face class on Thursdays
Thursday is an online working day for you to complete all of your assignments, quizzes etc
Darla Taylor
We have fun in EDEC
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