NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Health, Safety, and Nutrition
    B. Course Number: ED 222 - 10487
    C. Semester: Spring 2018
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 2
    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 provides information related to standards and practices that promote children’s physical and mental well-being, sound nutritional practices, and maintenance of safe learning environments. It includes information for developing sound health and safety management procedures for indoor and outdoor learning environments for young children. The course examines the many scheduling factors that are important for children’s total development, healthy nutrition, physical activity, and rest. This is a two credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course fulfills New Mexico Junior College’s education requirement for a vocational certificate in Early Childhood Education and/or an Associate in Arts degree with 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:

    Health, Safety, and Nutrition, 9th edition, by Lynn Marotz ISBN: 978-1-285-42733-1


    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
    Participation/Discussion Board - 140
    Outside Playground Assignment 100
    Nutritional Report 100
    Activity Plan for Teaching Nutrition or Health and Safety Education 100
    Test 1 (chapters 1 - 5) 50
    Test 2 (chapters 5 - 9) 50
    Test 3 (chapters 10 - 14) 50
    Final Exam (chapters 15 - 19) 50
    Total 690

    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

    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.

    The student should be able to:

    • Recognize and respond to each child’s physical health, emotional well-being, nutritional and safety needs.

    • Appropriately plan, maintain, and facilitate the use of the indoor and outdoor learning environments to promote each child’s physical and emotional well-being.

    • Use appropriate health appraisal and management procedures and make referrals when necessary.

    • Recognize signs of emotional distress, child abuse, and neglect in young children and use procedures appropriate to the situation, such as initiating discussions with families, referring to appropriate professionals, and, in cases of suspected abuse or neglect, reporting to designated authorities.

    • Establish an environment that provides opportunities and reinforcement for children’s practice of healthy behaviors that promote appropriate nutrition and physical and psychological well-being.

    • Provide a consistent daily schedule for rest/sleep, as develop¬mentally appropriate.

    • Implement health care and educational activities for children and families based on health and nutritional information that is responsive to diverse cultures.

    • Assist young children and their families, as individually appropriate, in developing decision-making and interpersonal skills that enable them to make healthy choices and establish health-promoting behaviors.

  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. This is an 8 week class. All assignments are due on Sunday nights at midnight. Discussion board posts are due on Friday night at midnight.

    Week 1
    Module Zero due
    Chapters 1 and 2
    2 discussion board posts due

    Week 2
    Chapters 3 and 4
    2 discussion board posts due
    Test 1 (chapters 1 - 4) due

    Week 3
    Chapters 5, 6, and 7
    2 discussion board posts due
    Outside Playground Assignment due

    Week 4
    Chapters 8 and 9
    2 discussion board posts due
    Test 2 (chapters 5-9) due

    Week 5
    Chapters 10 and 11
    2 discussion board posts due
    Activity Plan due

    Week 6
    Chapters 12, 13, and 14
    2 discussion board posts due
    Test 3 (ch. 10 - 14)due

    Week 7
    Chapters 15, 16, and 17
    2 discussion board posts due
    Nutritional Report due

    Week 8
    Chapters 18 and 19
    Final Exam (ch. 15-19) due Thursday, March 8th at midnight

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