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Teaching Philosophy | Sacred Heart University | Wayne State University | Boise State University
University of Georgia | K-12


Courses Taught

Term

Course #

Course

#

Spring 2007

EDIT6180
EDIT6600

ESOC4000

Instructional Development (co-teacher)
Multicultural Perspectives on Technology (co-teacher – online)
Simulations and Gaming in Social Studies (co-teacher)

11
12

18

Fall 2006

EDIT4170
EDIT6170
ESOC5520

Instructional Design (co-teacher)
Instructional Design (co-teacher)
Teaching Politics, Government, and Civics (co-teacher)

9
17
17

Spring 2006

EDIT2000
ESOC2450

ESOC3420
ESOC5460

Introduction to Technology for Teachers
Initial Field Experience in Social Science Education (co-teacher)
Early Childhood Social Studies (co-teacher)
Social Science Education Student Teaching (field instructor)

15
20

28
2

Fall 2005

EDIT2000

ESOC2450

ESOC5560

ESOC5460

Introduction to Technology for Teachers (two sections)

Initial Field Experience in Social Science Education (co-teacher)
Social Science Education Student Teaching Seminar (co-teacher)
Social Science Education Student Teaching (field instructor)

18
19
22

21

2

Summer 2005

EDIT6190

Design and Development Tools (co-teacher)

11



Spring 2005

EDIT2000

EDIT9990
ESOC5460

Introduction to Technology for Teachers (two sections)

Doctoral Topical Seminar (co-teacher)
Social Science Education Student Teaching (field instructor)

18
19
13
3

Fall 2004

EDIT2000
ESOC5460

Introduction to Technology for Teachers
Social Science Education Student Teaching (field instructor)

19
3

Summer 2004

EDIT2000

Introduction to Technology for Teachers (co-teacher)

20

Spring 2004

EDIT2010

Basic Instructional Technology (teaching assistant)

20

Course Descriptions

EDIT2000: Introduction to Technology for Teachers
The computer and its educational applications for pre-service teachers. Computer-based education in the areas of instruction, text and data processing, multimedia, and telecommunications. Emphasis on integrating computer tools into class instruction.

EDIT2010: Basic Instructional Technology
Introduces the use of a variety of resources in teaching. Design and creation of products for learning environments using various technologies.

EDIT4170/6170: Instructional Design
Systematic procedures for designing, developing, evaluating, and revising instruction to meet identified goals and objectives.

EDIT6180: Instructional Development
Developing instructional materials for a defined context applying a learner-centered, systematic design philosophy. Working within a team environment while applying contemporary learning theories. Engaging in situational assessment, learner analysis, performance specification, test construction, strategies selection, materials design, and evaluation.

EDIT6190: Design and Development Tools
Students learn a variety of tools appropriate for computer-based development. These include graphics, media, and software development tools. Students are required to write a contract for the specific tools to be learned.

EDIT6600: Multicultural Perspectives on Technology
Investigation of the policies, motivations, and beliefs surrounding the use of technology in educational systems around the globe. Students will learn to recognize, analyze, and benefit from different perspectives on the use and meaning of technology in educational contexts.

EDIT9990: Doctoral Topical Seminar
This seminar is designed to allow its participants to explore the roots of the field of Instructional Technology by reading original works of the pioneers of the field from the past 80 years and interpreting the implications of these contributions for teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

ESOC2450: Initial Field Experience in Social Science Education
The Initial Field Experience is designed as an introduction to curriculum and instruction in secondary social studies. Students will document observations of the school context, administration, teachers, students, and resources available for instruction. In addition, students will explore questions about the nature, purpose, and practices of social studies in the modern school curriculum. Students will develop an initial rationale for teaching social studies.

ESOC3420: Early Childhood Social Studies
Social studies curriculum and instruction for young children; content selection, lesson and unit planning, teaching methods, materials, and evaluation strategies.

ESOC4000 Special Problems in Social Science Education
This course focuses on the instructional uses of role playing, simulations and games within K-12 social studies. Students will develop skills in the technique of role playing. Students will also consider the planning and implementation of traditional and computer-based simulations. Finally, traditional, computer-based, and online games will be examined as a potential tool.

ESOC5460: Social Science Education Student Teaching
Teaching social studies in the middle or secondary grades under supervision of school and university professional personnel.

ESOC5520: Teaching Politics, Government, and Civics
Rationale for and resources in political science and civic/citizenship education, the role of teachers and schools in political socialization, and teaching procedures for instruction on state and local citizenship in middle grades and high schools.

ESOC5560: Social Science Education Student Teaching Seminar
Offered concurrently with Student Teaching in Social Science Education, the course examines issues related to aims, persistent problems, theoretical arguments, and research findings in field experiences. The course features a technological component supporting the completion of teaching portfolios, the capstone assignment in the certification program.