NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Guiding Young Children

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Guiding Young Children
    B. Course Number: ED 113A - 10490
    C. Semester: Spring 2018
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Wong, Ruth
    G. Office: Mansur Hall (MH) 129D
    H. Email Address: RWong@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2839
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 9:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);4:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 3:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 9:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);11:00:00 AM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 9:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    If you are unable to meet during office hours, please contact me through Canvas mail for an appointment.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course explores various theories of child guidance and the practical applications of each. It provides developmentally appropriate methods for guiding children and effective strategies and suggestions for facilitating positive social interactions. Strategies for preventing challenging behaviors through the use of environment, routines, and schedule will be presented. Emphasis is placed on helping children become self-responsible, competent, independent, and cooperative learning, including families as part of the guidance approach. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course fulfills one of the New Mexico Junior College's education requirements for a vocational certificate in Early Childhood Education and/or Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in early childhood education. Please note that if a student intends to transfer to another institution, it is the student’s responsibility to verify the transferability of this course with the receiving school or institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Positive Child Guidance, Eighth Edition by Darla Ferris Miller, Cengage Learning, 2016, ISBN 978-1-305-08899-3

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Grading Distribution

    Module Zero - 50 points
    Test 1 (chapters 1 – 3) - 100
    Test 2 (chapters 4 - 6) - 100
    Test 3 (chapters 7 - 9) - 100
    Final Exam (chapters 10 - 12) - 100
    Interview Assignment - 100
    Authoritative Parenting - 100
    Observation - 100
    My Philosophy of Guidance - 100
    Participation or discussion board - 280
    Assignment Total - 1130 points

    Grades for the course will be posted by the end of the day on Sundays of each week.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The Early Childhood Education program at New Mexico Junior College supports NMJC’s mission of “promoting success through learning”. Our goal is to help students become successful teachers or professionals in fields related to working with young children (birth through 8-years-old). The following will be emphasized in this course and throughout the program:

    • Children’s developmental progress toward competence, interdependence, and socialization
    • The nature of the relationship of children and their teacher as an active learning community, connected to the larger community around them
    • The importance of relationships and communication as teachers collaborate with families and children toward academic success
    • Early childhood curriculum which focuses on children as engaged, excited, curious, and intensely involved in learning experiences that are meaningful to them
    • Early childhood environments grounded in reciprocal relationships with caring teachers who provide authentic learning experiences

    New Mexico Junior College's Education Department uses the Core Competencies established by the Higher Education Department in the State of New Mexico. By the end of the semester, students should be able to:

    -Analyze and evaluate oral and written communication in terms of situation, audience, purpose, aesthetics, and diverse points of view.

    -Express a primary purpose in a compelling statement and order supporting points logically and convincingly.

    -Use effective rhetorical strategies to persuade, inform, and engage.

    -Employ writing and/or speaking processes such as planning, collaborating, organizing, composing, revising, and editing to create presentations using correct diction, syntax, grammar, and mechanics.

    -Integrate research correctly and ethically from credible sources to support the primary purpose of a communication.

    -Engage in reasoned civic discourse while recognizing the distinctions among opinions, facts, and inferences.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students taking this course should understand the theory of interpreting children’s social behaviors and the practice of implementing appropriate strategies to enhance children’s social competence. This course fulfills one of the New Mexico Junior College's education requirements for a vocational certificate in Early Childhood Education and/or Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in early childhood education.

    This course is part of the articulated Universal Catalogue of Courses for Early Childhood Education in the State of New Mexico. The following objectives are taken from the New Mexico State Department of Education’s Common Core Competencies for early childhood professionals. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following competencies at the established level of proficiency:

    Apply knowledge of cultural and linguistic diversity and the significance of socio-cultural and political contexts for development and learning and recognize that children are best understood in the contexts of family, culture and society. A.6

    Demonstrate knowledge of the many functions that language serves in the cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of development in the formative years. A.7

    Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship among emotions, behaviors, and communication skills to assist children in identifying and expressing their feelings in appropriate ways. A.10

    Use appropriate guidance to support the development of self-regulatory capacities in
    young children. A.11

    Recognize and respond to each child's physical health, intellectual and emotional well being, and nutritional and safety needs. B.1

    Demonstrate knowledge and skill in building positive, reciprocal relationships with families. C.1

    Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for variations across cultures, in terms of family strengths, expectations, values, and child-rearing practices. C.4

    Demonstrate the ability to incorporate the families’ desires and goals for their children into classroom or intervention strategies. C.7

    Demonstrate knowledge and skills in developmentally appropriate guidance techniques and strategies that provide opportunities to assist children in development positive thoughts and feelings about themselves and others through cooperative interaction with peers and adults. E.3

    Demonstrate understanding of the influence of the physical setting, schedule, routines, and transitions on children and use these experiences to promote children’s development and learning. E.7

    Demonstrate knowledge of assessment techniques, interpretation of assessment information in the application of this data to curriculum development or intervention planning. F.9

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    The instructor will respond to student e-mail within 48 hours.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by TBA. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Tentative Schedule
    All assignments and tests will be due on Sunday nights at midnight.

    Week 1
    Introductions and Module Zero due
    Week 2
    Read chapter 1
    *Discussion board questions due
    Week 3
    Read chapter 2
    Discussion board questions due
    Week 4
    Read chapter 3
    My Philosophy of Guidance due
    Discussion board questions due
    Week 5
    Continue reading chapter 3
    Discussion board questions due
    Week 6
    Read chapter 4
    Discussion board questions due
    Test 1 (ch. 1-3) due
    Week 7
    Read chapter 5
    Observation due
    Discussion board questions due
    Week 8
    Read chapter 6
    Discussion board questions due
    Week 9
    Read chapter 7
    Discussion board questions due
    Test (ch 4-6) due
    Week 10
    Review Chapters 3, 5, and 6
    Interview due
    Discussion board questions due
    Week 11
    Spring Break - no assignments
    Week 12
    Read chapter 8
    Discussion board questions due
    Week 13
    Read chapter 9
    Discussion board questions due
    Week 14
    Read chapter 10
    Test (ch. 7-9) due
    Discussion board questions due
    Week 15
    Continue reading chapter 10
    Authoritative Parenting Assignment due
    Discussion board questions due
    Week 16
    Read chapter 11
    Discussion board questions due
    Final Exam (ch. 10-11)
    due on Tuesday, May 8th at midnight

    **Note: The preceding information may be changed at the discretion of the instructor as needed
    Revised: 10/25/2017