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Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues - Module B

EDUC 600

        Course Syllabus Assignments and Directions

Credit Hours: 3 Semester Credits                                          Grade Type: Letter Grade

Course Readings: Understanding Hispanic Culture, History and Social Issues by Joseph C'de Baca. (2003)  Denver, CO: Course Kit, 210 PP Slides, DVD's. WB 80 pages.

Course Description: 

This course will continue from Module A's historical overview through the Mexican Era 1821, the United States Era 1847 and to the current Hispanic history in 2012. The Origins of Mexican stereotypes and the diversity of Central and South American nationalities are examined. Immigration, social and political issues are explored as they relate to demographic populations. Educational obstacles related to the achievement gap and instructional methodologies are presented. Social-economic dynamics associated to poverty, Latino gangs and Chicano ideological influences are contrasted. Academic achievement in educational settings are addressed throughout the course.


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Course Objectives:


1. Educators will analyze statistical, educational, and social demographic U.S. trends.

2. Review the Mexican Era 1821 as it relates to the United States 1847 and current times.

3. Educators will examine the origins of Mexican stereotypes and myths regarding cultural views as well as immigration patterns as they relate to the assimilation process.

4. Participants will learn about and contrast various Hispanic cultural views, behaviors, and traits to distinguish them from U.S. culture and/or normal adolescent behavior.

5. Participants will review and explore the current social, educational, political issues and bilingual Education methodologies affecting U.S. Hispanos in school and society.

6. Students will learn about educational obstacles, school dropout issues and the Mexican American civil rights era and Chicano sub-cultural influences on Hispanic youth.

7. Educators will review learning theory and methodology for improving their instructional effectiveness regarding teaching Hispanic student's basic skills and core knowledge.

8. Educators will view Power Point slide shows and DVD's to develop visual knowledge and cultural understanding for teaching and improving student achievement.

Chapters:

4. The Mexican Era: Texas Revolt - Major Events of 1800's - Events 1900's

6. Educational Considerations - Current Social Issues.


a. Hispanic Dropout Issues - Backgrounds of Hispanic Families
b Chicano Subculture - Gang Affiliations - Immigration Issues
c. Language Differences - Language acquisition - Bilingual Education


7. Educational Considerations: Teaching Styles - ROPES
a. Hispanic Diversity - Achievement Gap - Obstacles - Mobility


Writing Assignments:

Complete the 4-A guided questions and readings while viewing the 5 power-point slide shows with 210 slides and corresponding text on the enclosed CD. View the 4 DVD's and write reviews/reflections on them. View the 4 DVD movies and write a movie review/reflection for each movie. Then write a three-page paper linking key concepts from the book sections in Understanding Hispanic Culture, History and Social Issues by Joseph C'de Baca. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. Educators may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or instructional practice. (APA or MA writing style format)

Required assignments include: 1.Book readings 4-A Guided questions  2. Power Point slide show viewing. 3. DVD Movie Reviews/reflections 5. Final Essay or Project Activity

Email Assignments:teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com Instructor Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Mail registration: Teachers Learning Center   11246 68th Ave.   Seminole, FL 33772

Grading

 

Grade Distribution

4-A guided Readings and Questions

40%

90 - 100 = A

DVD Movie Review/Reflection

20%

80 - 89 = B

Power Point Slide shows

20%

70 - 79   = C

Application Essay

20%

 0 - 69 = D - F

Total

      100%

 

Letter Grade

%

Possible Points                   Points Earned

A

90-100

    100

B

80-89

      70

C

70-79

      30

Re-Write Assignments

 

Based on Rubric                Score

Academic Standards: Academic standards that apply to this course will vary from state to state. Educators will visit their district or state educational websites for academic standards that may apply to specific courses or subject areas and apply them as needed for license renewal applications or other requirements.

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Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues Module B  

      Course Assignments Rubrics with Video Assignments  

4-A Readings, Question Responses and Reflections

Chapter Reviews/ Questions

Basic (50 pts.)

Proficient (60 pts.)

Advanced (70 pts.)

Open the enclosed CD with 4-A syllabus directions and reading assignments. View the Power-Point slides as directed along with the corresponding book readings.  

Answer the questions writing  several paragraphs about the ideas, knowledge, and information that you thought was significant from each reading, Power-Point slide and descriptive text.

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

Address  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.

Essentially error-free.

Course Questions

Basic (10 pts)

Proficient (20 pts)

Advanced (30 pts)

Respond to the questions

with complete answers

from the book readings

Answers the questions with a basic or general response.

Questions are completely addressed with some elaboration, critical analysis and classroom application.

Questions are thoroughly addressed and incorporated into a narrative. 

Response are elaborated on in depth with   an exploration and critical analysis of the questions positive and/or limiting content as it applies to instructional applications in the classroom.

Error free

DVD Video Review Rubric Assignment: 

DVD Review

Basic (10 pts)

Proficient (15 pts)

Advanced (20 pts)

Locate the relevant DVD for the course and watch it or them 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 a expanded review of the DVD with several citations of information and explores the connection between course and DVD content.

Writing has some critical analysis,

solutions, personal reflection and school applications.

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.

Unit Plan or Activity Rubric  

Activity Lesson/Unit Plans

Basic (10 pts.)

Proficient (20 pts.)

Advanced (30 pts.)

Write a unit plan with two or more lesson plans 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 (10 pts.)

Proficient (20 pts.)

Advanced (30 pts.)

Write an essay linking all the course content or assignments, and show how they can be applied to teaching students, schools, 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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1-727-258-7233
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