ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
First of all, I am looking forward to many discussions with you regarding Teaching Diverse Populations. My hope is that your horizons are broadened and you appreciate our differences as a country and a world, and you are able to convey this appreciation to your future students.
*There is a portfolio required for this class. We will talk more about the details during our first session. Your portfolio must include your observation reflection, interviews (3), observation hours (15 total) (start your observations now...don't wait!), listing of diversity books and summaries, and diversity webpages and summaries. Any other items listed on the form-put it this way anything we have completed for this class should be in your portfolio. Neatness does matter!
Monday: January 14th-you will attend a Lake County School Board meeting. The meeting starts at 6 PM. you will need to stay for the duration of the meeting or until at least 7:30. You will need a copy of the agenda and then you will write a summary of the meeting (following the guidelines listed in the syllabus). This paper will be due on Monday, January 28th.
Also due Monday, January 28th: you will need to have read chapters 1-3 and be prepared to discuss them. You will need to answer Journal Entry #1 (Please set up according to syllabus standards and restate the Journal Question, for example: Journal Entry #1: Do I consider myself an individual that is accepting of diversity, why or why not? then answer the question thoroughly.
No class on Monday, January 21st due to Martin Luther King day.
Due February 4th: Write a paper summarizing and give your opinion, thoughts and feelings about the movie A Place at the Table.
Journal Entry #2: What do you think the phrase "good American" means?
Article review #1: Bring in an article that deals with any diversity in education topic. Your article may be from the Internet, the newspaper, a magazine, etc. Once you find an article I want you to write a paper summarizing the article and giving your opinion-do you agree with the article, yes or no, why or why not.
Read chapters 2-3 (which you should have already), and read chapter 4.
See you next week!
Due February 11th: Read Chapter 5 and complete Storytelling PowerPoint project-be prepared to present.
Due February 18th: No homework other than catch up on your reading. Be ready to discuss chapters 1-6. See you on President's Day
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD!!! :)
Due February 24th: read the Case Study on pages 147-149 (green section), then read the Critical Incidents on pages 166-169 answer the questions at the end of each Critical Incident. I also want you to tell me where you place yourself on the DMIS model and why. Make sure to type this assignment according to the syllabus standards. We will discuss Chapter 6 next time we meet.
NO CLASS MARCH 4TH FOR SPRING BREAK
March 11th: There will be a test on Chapters 1-6, so make sure and study. Pay attention to the words in bold print. Please complete the following as well:
Locate a newspaper article that discusses a cultural conflict in a school or community. How can you apply the 12-theme cultural-general framework to better understand the dynamics at play?
Journal Entry #3: According to the reading, greater diversity in a school does not necessarily on its own lead to an increase in cross-racial friendships. What are some suggestions that you might offer a local high school that would increase the likelihood that more meaningful cross-racial relationships might develop among students?
Journal Entry #4: What are some practical strategies that can be used to prepare students to better understand and interact with others around the world so they might prevent or solve problems that are global in nature?
Due March 18th:
Journal Entry #5: How do you learn best? If faced with the need to learn something new, what would you do? (example: read about it, talk with someone about it, etc.)
Have you ever thought of the news from someone else's perspective? Well, here is your chance: Please complete activity #1 under Classroom Activities on page 249 in the textbook.
Read Chapters 7-8-9
Due April 1st: Read chapters 8-13-we will go over, discuss and complete activities starting on April 1st.
Remember: no class March 25th-just complete the chapter reading assignment above-work on portfolio, reflections, observations and interviews. This would be a good time for your to get these assignments completed.
See you on the 1st: don't forget: portfolios due 4/22 and final is on 4/29.
Due 4/8: Review PowerPoints for chapters 8-13 (see documents and downloads-PowerPoints).
Answer the following questions: What do you know about charter schools? Homeschooling? Voucher programs? What is your opinion of each?
What do you think about girls who often use vulgar language? What do you think about boys who often use vulgar language? Is it more acceptable for one gender over the other?
Do you think religious schools should receive public funds? Why or why not?
What is inclusion and what are your thoughts about it?
See you on the 8th!
Due April 22nd:
Logo assignment-handout given in class
We will review for final on April 22nd. See you then!