NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Curriculum Development and Implementation: Age 3 (Pre K) through Grade 3

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Curriculum Development and Implementation: Age 3 (Pre K) through Grade 3
    B. Course Number: ED 223C - 10454
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    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: 4:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 9:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 9:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Wednesday: 9:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Friday: 9:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    If you are unable to meet during scheduled office hours, please contact me for an appointment.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): ED 212 - Practicum II
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    The curriculum course focuses on developmentally appropriate curriculum content in early childhood programs, age 3 through third grade. Development and implementation of curriculum in all content areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health and emotional wellness, science, motor and social skills is emphasized. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) is included. This is a three credit hour course. Corequisite: ED 212 Curriculum Development and Implementation Practicum: Age 3 (Pre K) through Grade 3

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is part of New Mexico Junior College’s education requirements for a certificate in early childhood education and/or an Associate in Arts degree with emphasis in early childhood education. This course is also a part of the articulated Universal Catalogue of Courses for Early Childhood Education in the State of New Mexico. 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:

    Title: Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
    Author: Kostelnik, Marjorie J.
    ISBN: 978-0-13-335177-4
    Edition: 6th (2015)
    Publisher: Pearson

    Supplies for creating activities will be discussed throughout the semester

    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
    

    Module Zero - 50
    Developmentally Appropriate Lesson Plan – 100
    Designing Environment – 100
    Lesson Plans - Aesthetic and Affective Domain – 100
    Final Project – 200
    Test 1 (ch. 1-4)– 100
    Test 2 (ch. 5-8)– 100
    Test 3 (ch. 9-11)– 100
    Final Exam (ch. 12-16) – 100
    Discussion Board – 120
    Total - 1070

    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

    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following competencies at the established level of proficiency (included in NM Common Core Competencies for Early Childhood professionals):
    • Use appropriate guidance to support the development of self-regulatory capacities in young children. A.11
    • Demonstrate the integration of knowledge of how young children develop and learn with knowledge of the concepts, inquiry tools, and structure of content areas appropriate for different developmental levels. D.2
    • Demonstrate knowledge of what is important in each content area, why it is of value, and how it links with early and later understandings within and across areas. D.3
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the language, reading and writing components of emergent literacy at each developmental level. D.4
    • Adapt content to meet the needs of each child, including the development of individualized family service plans (IFSP) or individualized education plans (IEP) for children with diverse abilities through the team process with families and other team members. D.6
    • Demonstrate knowledge of varying program models and learning environments that meet the individual needs of all young children, including those with diverse abilities. E.1
    • Create environments that encourage active involvement, initiative, responsibility, and a growing sense of autonomy through the selection and use of materials and equipment that are suitable to individual learning, developmental levels, diverse abilities, and the language and cultures in New Mexico. E.2
    • Create and manage inclusive learning environments that provide individual and cooperative opportunities for children to construct their own knowledge through various strategies that include decision-making, problem solving, and inquiry experiences. E.4
    • Demonstrate understanding that each child’s creative expression is unique and can be encouraged through diverse ways, including creative play. E.5
    • Plan blocks of uninterrupted time for children to persist at self-chosen activities, both indoors and outdoors. E.6
    • 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 developmentally appropriate uses of technology, including assistive technology. E.12
    • Demonstrate knowledge of assessment techniques, interpretation of assessment information in the application of this data to curriculum development of 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 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. 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

    Weekly Schedule for both the Curriculum class and the practicum. All assignments are due on Sunday nights at midnight.

    Week 1 – Read the Course information and complete Module Zero in ED223C class in Canvas.

    Week 2 – Read the introduction and chapter 1
    2 discussion board posts due

    Week 3 – Read chapter 2
    *Practicum Assignment #1 due

    Week 4 - Read chapter 3
    Developmentally Appropriate Activity Plan Assignment due

    Week 5 – Read chapter 4
    Practicum Assignment #2 due
    Test 1 (ch. 1-4) due

    Week 6 – Read chapter 5
    Practicum Assignment #3 due
    Designing Environments Assignment due

    Week 7 – Read chapter 6
    Practicum Assignment #4 due

    Week 8 – Read chapter 7
    Practicum Assignment #5 due

    Week 9 – Read Chapter 8
    Practicum Assignment #6 due
    Test 2 (ch. 5-8) due

    Week 10 – Observation due in Weeks 10 or 11
    Read chapters 9-10
    Lesson Plans - Aesthetic and Affective Domain due

    Week 11 – Spring Break

    Week 12 – Read chapter 11
    Practicum Assignment #7 due

    Week 13 - Read chapter 12
    Practicum Assignment #8 due
    Test 3 (ch. 9-11)due

    Week 14 – Read chapters 13-14
    Practicum Assignment #9 due

    Week 15 - Chapter 15 and Additional information on anti-bias curriculum
    Practicum Assignment #10 due

    Week 16 - Read chapter 16
    Final Project assignment due

    Final Exam (ch. 12-16)due Tuesday, May 9th online

    **Note: The preceding information may be changed at the discretion of the instructor as needed
    Revised: 10/30/2016/