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Teach Like a Champion: The Path to College


EDUC 600

Course Syllabus and Assignments


Course Instructor  Joseph C’de Baca, MaEd. 727-258-7233, teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com

Credit Hours: 3 Semester Credits                                            Grade Type: Letter Grade

Course Readings : Teach Like Champion: 49 Techniques that put Students on the Path to College..by Doug Lemov. 2010. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 323 pages.

 

Course Description:   

This course will provide educators with techniques for improving instructional delivery for students who are on a path to college. Emphases are on high standards, structuring lessons and mastered literacy. Educators will view the DVD video that demonstrates actual sample techniques of book contents for academic achievement. Teachers are introduced to pacing, creating rhythm and will review critical thinking strategies. Educators will utilize the books content and develop lessons, activities and an essay explaining how the information can be implemented in classrooms and schools.  


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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.


Course Objectives:

1. . Educators will learn various techniques that put students on a path to college by setting high expectations and standards that will ensure academic excellence.

2. Teachers are presented with developing and structuring lessons that engage students and create a well behaved classroom culture that builds trust and character.

3.   . Educators will view and write about the books DVD video contents that demonstrate 25 actual techniques that can be implemented in the classroom.   

4.   Teachers are presented with 50 techniques such as pacing, creating rhythm, critical thinking and numerous literacy skills that must be mastered for college success.

5.   Teachers will develop writings, lessons and activities that demonstrate the books concepts and techniques so they can then apply to schools and classrooms.

 

Chapter Review/Reflections : Write several paragraphs summarizing the main points or ideas and reflect on what you thought was significant from each chapter in the book.

 

Chapters:

1. Setting High Academic Expectations                                     

2. Plan to Ensures Academic Achievement

3. Structuring & Delivering Your Lessons 

4. Engaging Students in Your Lessons  

5. Creating a Strong Classroom Culture                

6. Setting & Maintaining Hi Behavior's

7. Building Character and Trust

8. Pacing: Techniques for Creating Rhythm

9. Think Critically: Techniques for Q & R

10. All Teachers must be Reading Teachers

11. Fundamentals: Decoding, Vocab, Fluency

12. Comprehension: What they Read


Writing Assignments

Read the book:Teach Like Champion: 49 Techniques that put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov. Write chapter Reviews/Reflections for each of the chapters in the book. View the enclosed DVD and write a Video Review about the content. Then Develop a project or activity or a lesson/unit plan utilizing various concepts in the book. Write a two-page Final Application Essay summarizing key dynamics from the course. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts or strategies from the course experience. Write about how you can apply them to your teaching methods, instructional practice and school or classroom environment, See Assignment Rubrics below.

                

Assignments 1. Book readings, Chapter Reviews/Reflections 2. Research Article Review 3. Lesson/Unit Plan or Project/Activity 4. Final Application Essay   

  

Writing FormatUse size 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing, Bolded headers and titles. Feel free to use your own styling format or an APA /MA writing style format.


Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in only 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Grading % Grade Distribution
Chapter Reviews & Reflections 50%

90-100 =A

Research Article Review 20%

80-89 =B

Project or Activity 20%

70-79 =C

Application Essay 10%

0-69 =D/F

Letter Grade % Possible Points

Points Earned

A

90-100

100

B

80-99

70

C

70-79

50

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Teach Like a Champion: The Path to College  

Course Assignments and Rubric with Video Assignment:  

Chapter Reviews/Reflections  

Chapter Reviews/ Reflections

Basic (30 pts.)

Proficient (40 pts.)

Advanced (50 pts.)

Read the book and write chapter reviews and reflections for each chapter.

Consider reflecting on a paragraph or a concept that was enlightening and applicable to teaching.

Address or apply any state, district, or national academic standards.

Expanded bullet points of main issues are also acceptable.

Include your personal

experiences, ideas, and critical analysis.

Writes a basic narrative of the chapters’ contents.

Includes major points expressed by the author.

Includes at least one citation or example.

Writes a general narrative of the chapters' contents with limited personal reflection.

Expresses major points of each chapter.

Writing includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.

Includes several citations or examples.

Writes a complete narrative of the main points of each chapter.

Writes personal reflections that include the student's experiences with these issues as they relate to their personal classroom experience.

Expresses major points of each chapter and provides in-depth elaboration.

Includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.

Includes critical analysis of the course’s positive and/or limiting content and offers solutions as they apply to instructional applications in classrooms and schools.

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Academic Standards: Academic standards that may apply to this course will vary from state to state. Visit your district or state educational websites for academic standards that may apply to specific courses or subject areas and apply them if needed.


DVD Video Review Rubric Assignment:  

DVD Review

Basic (10 pts)

Proficient (15 pts)

Advanced (20 pts)

Locate the DVD included in the book for the course and watch it the 1st time for entertainment. Then watch the movie a 2nd time pausing and taking notes.

Then write a movie review -reflection connecting movie content, information and learning with the book or research article or other course material.

Writes a basic review of the DVD with one or two citations of information. Review only includes a minimal connection between course materials and DVD content

Writes complete review of DVD with numerous citations and examples that thoroughly explore the connection between course and DVD content. Personal examples, critical analysis, solutions and reflections are relevant to teaching and classroom applications in schools and personal development.

 

 


Required Lesson/Unit Plan or Project or Activity Rubric  

Activity Lesson/Unit Plans

Basic (10 pts.)

Proficient (15 pts.)

Advanced (20 pts.)

Write a unit or lesson plan, project or activities that demonstrate the course concepts in a school classroom or instructional environment.

Other activities include: staff development,

state academic standards, parent outreach, department or committee work, curriculum development, presentations, and school events.

Creates a minimal activity and lesson plan that briefly demonstrates a simple application of a course concept or strategy that can be utilized in classrooms for instructional and/or evaluative applications.

Creates a general activity and lesson plan or unit plan that demonstrates two or more course applications of the various topics or concepts.

Includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.

Contains a variety of teaching or learning styles and concrete or abstract practical applications of a concept from the course

materials.

Creates a detailed activity and lesson plan or unit plan that includes a variety of teaching and learning styles.

Contains concrete and abstract activities for practical classroom applications of several concepts from the course content.

Addresses any state, district, or national academic standards in the activity.

Creates a lesson plan or activity that helps students utilize course content to apply the knowledge or skills to school curriculum for their affective needs and improving academic achievement.


Final-Application Essay Rubric Assignment  

Final-Application Essay

Basic (5 pts.)

Proficient (8 pts.)

Advanced (10 pts.)

Write a 2 page essay combining all the course content or assignments and show how they can be applied to teaching students, schools settings and staff and personal development.

Writes an essay addressing how the course content can be applied to classroom instruction, student achievement, and the overall school environment.

Writes an essay with one or two examples of how various course concepts can be developed and implemented in the classroom and school environments.

Writing addresses any state, district, or national academic standards.

 Addresses instructional methods, teaching strategies and effective lessons as well as students' affective needs and academic achievement.

Writes a thorough essay with multiple examples of how various course concepts can be developed and implemented in classroom and schools.

Includes student's personal and experiential reflections and any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.

Writing has critical analysis of the course’s positive and/or limiting content and offers solutions as they apply to instructional applications in classrooms and schools.

Addresses instructional methods, teaching strategies and effective lessons as well as the affective needs of students along with academic achievement.


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Joseph C'de Baca with any questions.

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