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Brian's Class Materials- SPRING 2011 - SEYS 382

In this course, you are required to complete SIX 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 Description Instructions How to Submit Scoring Guidelines Due
Possible Points
Assignment 1 –  Write a short desription of the school, the community, the student body and the faculty.   Assignment 
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How to submit
Assignment 1
Scoring guidelines
2/10/2011 20 (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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Assignment 2
Scoring guidelines
2/24/2011 10 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 
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How to submit Assignment
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4/7/2011 20 (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 submit Assignment
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Due weekly 10 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 5 Assignment 5
Scoring guidelines
5/12/2011 100 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  instructions How to submit

Assignment 6
Scoring guidelines
5/19/2011 100 points
Participation – Active participation in all class activities.  Participation
Not applicable
Entire semester 20

Total points = 410