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Brian's Class Materials- SPRING 2010 - SEYS 382

In this course, you are required to complete NINE assignments.  The assignments are spread out over the sixteen weeks so that you should have plenty of time to complete each one.  Each assignment is graded on as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory, with extra points possible for exceptional work.  

Assignment DescriptionInstructionsHow to SubmitScoring GuidelinesDue
Possible Points
Assignment 1 –  Write a short desription of the school, the community, the student body and the faculty.  Assignment 
1 instructions
How to submit
Assignment 1
Scoring guidelines
2/11/201020 (5 points each)
Assignment 2 –  – Describe in detail the classroom learning environment where you are student teaching. (Physical environment, students, teacher, class rules, contracts, atmosphere, textbooks, review books, other)Assignment 
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How to submit
Assignment 2
Scoring guidelines
2/25/201040 points
Assignment 3 -  Interview with your cooperating teacher or other experienced science teacher, For the class you are teaching, interview (If you can, you might want to try out to record the interview) your cooperating teacher and Assignment 
3 instructions
How to submitAssignment
Scoring guidelines
4/8/201020 (10 points for questions, 10 points for transcript, video or audio file)
Assignment 4  Weekly updates on successes, positive events, and challenges (Post before or during Thursday class) (These can be video, audio or text postings) Assignment 
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How to submitAssignment
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Due weekly10 points each week for a total of 100 points
Assignment 5  Action Research Project - Goal:  improve student performance on a required assessment .  Procedure:   Design an Exam Review aid - create an original game, poster, model, video, activity, contest, etc. that will help students review for a required assessment such as the Regents exam.  Test out your exam review aid with your students.Assignment 
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How to submit Assignment 5Assignment 5
Scoring guidelines
5/13/2010100 points for activity
10 points for presentation

Assignment 6 –  Digital portfolio of examples of your work.  Sign up to for a free account to create a portfolio and Professional Development plan. Assemble a copy of your digital portfolio using labeled files and folders and burn on a DVD.

Assignment 6  instructionsHow to submit

Assignment 6
Scoring guidelines
5/20/2010100 points
ParticipationActive participation in all class activities. Participation
Not applicableEntire semester20

Total points = 410