CPSE 490 - Capstone Sem: Ind w/Disab

Fall 2012

Section 001: 160 MCKB on M from 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Name: Katie Steed

Office Phone: 801-422-1408

Office Location: 237 C MCKB

Email: katie_steed@byu.edu

Office Hours: M 2:00 pm to 3:00 am

M,W 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Or By Appointment

Course Information

Description

Words of advice from Dr. Burrell:

         You must understand that . . .

1.      Nothing in your life has prepared you for this!

2.      You’re going to have quick failures!

3.      Failure is only feedback!

4.      You will have to re-define success!

A seminar class that coincides with student teaching and internship experiences.

CPSE 490 is a companion course to your student teaching and intern experience.  The Student Teaching/Intern Handbook outlines the goals and objectives for the student teaching/intern courses (CPSE 487R or 496R).

 

Prerequisites

Completion of special education program.

Material

Item

Vendor

Price (new)

Price (used)

Student Teacher/Intern Handbook, Brigham Young University Required

by Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education

$0.00

$0.00

Learning Outcomes

Basis for Special Education practice

Models, theories, and philosophies that form the basis for special education practice.

Rights and responsibilities

Rights and responsibilities of students, parents, teachers, and other professionals, and schools related to exceptional learning needs.

Teacher attitudes and behaviors

Teacher attitudes and behaviors that influence behavior of individuals with exceptional learning needs. Social skills needed for educational and other environments.

Standards

National, state or provincial, and local curricula standards. As well as organizations to support individuals with special needs.

Materials for daily instruction

Prepare and organize materials to implement daily instruction.

Specialized materials

Develop or modify specialized materials for individuals with disabilities.

Learning environment

Create a safe, equitable, positive, and supportive learning environment in which diversities are valued.

Continuum of lifelong professional development

Continuum of lifelong professional development.

Grading Scale

Grade

Percent

A

96% to 100%

A-

90% to 95%

B+

87% to 89%

B

85% to 86%

B-

80% to 84%

C+

77% to 79%

C

75% to 76%

C-

70% to 74%

D+

67% to 69%

D

65% to 66%

D-

60% to 64%

E

0% to 59%

Grading Policy

Grading your performance is a complex process.  As your teacher, I consider myself a mentor, but as your evaluator I must be as impartial and objective as possible.  Your grades will reflect both effort and achievement.  There will be no extra credit offered in this class.

Participation Policy

Course Expectations:

·       Adhere to the BYU Honor Code on and off campus.

·       Attend all class sessions

·       Actively participate in all learning activities and discussions

·       Be prepared for each class by completing the assigned readings from texts an handouts

·       Be professional in typed written assignments: proof-read prior to submission. Reports should be free of spelling, grammatical, and typographical errors.

·       Hand in all assignments on time

·       Additional objectives for this course:

·       Participation in class discussion

·       Email weekly reflection journals

·       Consider legal issues, share concerns and ideas, and ask a question

·       Consider math curriculum and instruction, share ideas, and ask a question

·       Read articles from professional publications relevant to the needs of special educators and students with disabilities

Attendance Policy

Absence and Tardies affect your class participation points---One point is possible if you are actively participating during class, one point for arriving on time, one point for completing all of the assigned readings BEFORE class and one point for staying until the end of class (no partial points will be awarded).  Assignments are to be handed in at the beginning of class on the due date designated by the instructor (this applies in case of absences as well).  Assignments will be lowered 10% for each day late.  No assignments will be accepted after the last day of class.

Classroom Procedures

Please turn off all cell phones and beepers during class time. Make sure I have your email address.  Special announcements regarding this class will be sent via email to you and you will be responsible for their content!

Assignment Descriptions

Participation

Due: Monday, Oct 15 at 11:59 pm

The material and discussions that we have in class will impact your ability to succeed in your student teaching/intern placement.  Therefore, participation during CPSE 490 is critical.  During each class you will participate in a large or small group discussion.  In each session you will rate yourself on your preparation (readings), participation and attendance (including staying for the full duration of class and coming on time) using a scale of 1 to 12.  If you are absent you will lose the participation points for that class period.

Weekly Reflection 1

Due: Thursday, Aug 30 at 11:59 pm

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

Weekly Reflection 2

Due: Thursday, Sep 06 at 11:59 pm

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

Weekly Reflection 3

Due: Thursday, Sep 13 at 11:59 pm

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

Weekly Reflection 4

Due: Thursday, Sep 20 at 11:59 pm

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

Weekly Reflection 5

Due: Thursday, Sep 27 at 11:59 pm

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

Weekly Reflection 6

Due: Thursday, Oct 04 at 11:59 pm

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

Weekly Reflection 7

Due: Thursday, Oct 11 at 11:59 pm

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

Questions from Student Teaching Handbook

Due: Monday, Oct 08 at 11:59 pm

Math, Collaboration, and Inclusion Sessions: You will submit a question or concern to assist in our classroom discussions on these days.  The question/concern needs to be typed and your name needs to be included.  Each question is worth 5 points.  These need to be handed in at the beginning of class and NOT emailed. 

Questions from Student Teaching Handbook

Due: Monday, Sep 24 at 11:59 pm

Math, Collaboration, and Inclusion Sessions: You will submit a question or concern to assist in our classroom discussions on these days.  The question/concern needs to be typed and your name needs to be included.  Each question is worth 5 points.  These need to be handed in at the beginning of class and NOT emailed. 

Questions from Student Teaching Handbook

Due: Monday, Sep 10 at 11:59 pm

Math, Collaboration, and Inclusion Sessions: You will submit a question or concern to assist in our classroom discussions on these days.  The question/concern needs to be typed and your name needs to be included.  Each question is worth 5 points.  These need to be handed in at the beginning of class and NOT emailed. 

Reflection of Article Reading: 1

Due: Monday, Sep 17 at 11:59 pm

You will read 2 journal articles to be given to you at later dates.  In order to receive full points I must see heavy evidence on these articles that you read and applied them to your teaching setting.  Each reflection is worth 10 points.

Reflection of Article Reading: 2

Due: Monday, Oct 01 at 11:59 pm

You will read 2 journal articles to be given to you at later dates.  In order to receive full points I must see heavy evidence on these articles that you read and applied them to your teaching setting.  Each reflection is worth 10 points.

Personal IEP and Final Project

Due: Monday, Oct 15 at 11:59 pm

 You will write an IEP on yourself in the areas of academic, physical, and spiritual. The goals must be met within the semester for you to receive full credit. Up to 9 points will be allotted for each successful week. 

Collaboration Question

Due: Monday, Aug 27 at 11:59 pm

Submit a question on Collaboration

Rubric for CPSE 490 Questions

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

Question is typed

 

2

Question is well written with obvious reflection and is free of grammatical errors

 

2 ½

Name is included

 

½

TOTAL

 

5

 

Math Question

Due: Monday, Sep 17 at 11:59 pm

Math question

Inclusion Question

Due: Monday, Oct 08 at 11:59 pm

Inlcusion question

Working with members with DIsabilties in The Church

Due: Monday, Sep 24 at 11:59 pm

Write a one page response to the case study handed out in class.

Point Breakdown

Assignments

Percent of Grade

Grade

100%

Participation

30.32%

Weekly Reflection 1

3.61%

Weekly Reflection 2

3.61%

Weekly Reflection 3

3.61%

Weekly Reflection 4

3.61%

Weekly Reflection 5

3.61%

Weekly Reflection 6

3.61%

Weekly Reflection 7

3.61%

Questions from Student Teaching Handbook

1.81%

Questions from Student Teaching Handbook

1.81%

Questions from Student Teaching Handbook

1.81%

Reflection of Article Reading: 1

3.61%

Reflection of Article Reading: 2

3.61%

Personal IEP and Final Project

22.74%

Collaboration Question

1.81%

Math Question

1.81%

Inclusion Question

1.81%

Working with members with DIsabilties in The Church

3.61%

Schedule

Date

Column Title

M - Aug 27

-IEP’s and Getting Started

Collaboration Question

Submit a question on Collaboration

Rubric for CPSE 490 Questions

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

Question is typed

 

2

Question is well written with obvious reflection and is free of grammatical errors

 

2 ½

Name is included

 

½

TOTAL

 

5

 

Th - Aug 30

Weekly Reflection 1

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

M - Sep 03

Labor Day Holiday

Th - Sep 06

Weekly Reflection 2

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

M - Sep 10

-Mock IEP’s-the process and the people

-Collaboration with Administrator and Gen Ed

Langford/Steed

Questions from Student Teaching Handbook

Math, Collaboration, and Inclusion Sessions: You will submit a question or concern to assist in our classroom discussions on these days.  The question/concern needs to be typed and your name needs to be included.  Each question is worth 5 points.  These need to be handed in at the beginning of class and NOT emailed. 

Th - Sep 13

Weekly Reflection 3

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

M - Sep 17

-Understanding the State Core/Access Skills

-Working with Paras

-Supporting the of members with disabilities in a religious setting

Math Question

Math question

Reflection of Article Reading: 1

You will read 2 journal articles to be given to you at later dates.  In order to receive full points I must see heavy evidence on these articles that you read and applied them to your teaching setting.  Each reflection is worth 10 points.

Th - Sep 20

Weekly Reflection 4

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

M - Sep 24

Classroom Set-up & Scheduling

Adamson & Lewis

Questions from Student Teaching Handbook

Math, Collaboration, and Inclusion Sessions: You will submit a question or concern to assist in our classroom discussions on these days.  The question/concern needs to be typed and your name needs to be included.  Each question is worth 5 points.  These need to be handed in at the beginning of class and NOT emailed. 

Working with members with DIsabilties in The Church

Write a one page response to the case study handed out in class.

Th - Sep 27

Weekly Reflection 5

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

M - Oct 01

-Parental Perspectives

-Math Curriculum

Smith/Steed

Reflection of Article Reading: 2

You will read 2 journal articles to be given to you at later dates.  In order to receive full points I must see heavy evidence on these articles that you read and applied them to your teaching setting.  Each reflection is worth 10 points.

Th - Oct 04

Weekly Reflection 6

At the conclusion of each teaching week I want to know how you are doing. This will be accomplished through a weekly email you will send to me (Katie_Steed@byu.edu) that will be conducted as a reflection journal on what you have learned, questions you may have, comments on the readings, methods you want to implement and so forth.  This is not a journal about your personal life.  You are required to submit your journals to me via email by each Thursday at midnight.  Each reflection is worth 10 points, and they should be between a paragraph to one page. Your reflection should include: 1) A reflection on the class topics 2) A reflection on your teaching experience and 3) One other personal insight. 

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

M - Oct 08

-Abuse

-DIBELS/Data Collection-bring a form of data collection to share

Roundy/Steed

Questions from Student Teaching Handbook

Math, Collaboration, and Inclusion Sessions: You will submit a question or concern to assist in our classroom discussions on these days.  The question/concern needs to be typed and your name needs to be included.  Each question is worth 5 points.  These need to be handed in at the beginning of class and NOT emailed. 

Inclusion Question

Inlcusion question

Th - Oct 11

Weekly Reflection 7

Rubric for CPSE 490 Reflection Journals

Task

Points Earned

Points Possible

A reflection on the class topic for that week

 

2

A reflection on your teaching

 

2

At least one other personal insight dealing with the course and/or student teaching

 

4

Reflection is well written with no errors/strong insight is evident

 

2

TOTAL

 

10

 

M - Oct 15

-IEP

-Inclusion-How to make it happen

Participation

The material and discussions that we have in class will impact your ability to succeed in your student teaching/intern placement.  Therefore, participation during CPSE 490 is critical.  During each class you will participate in a large or small group discussion.  In each session you will rate yourself on your preparation (readings), participation and attendance (including staying for the full duration of class and coming on time) using a scale of 1 to 12.  If you are absent you will lose the participation points for that class period.

Personal IEP and Final Project

 You will write an IEP on yourself in the areas of academic, physical, and spiritual. The goals must be met within the semester for you to receive full credit. Up to 9 points will be allotted for each successful week. 

M - Oct 22

M - Oct 29

M - Nov 05

M - Nov 12

M - Nov 19

M - Nov 26

M - Dec 03

University Policies

Honor Code

In keeping with the principles of the BYU Honor Code, students are expected to be honest in all of their academic work. Academic honesty means, most fundamentally, that any work you present as your own must in fact be your own work and not that of another. Violations of this principle may result in a failing grade in the course and additional disciplinary action by the university. Students are also expected to adhere to the Dress and Grooming Standards. Adherence demonstrates respect for yourself and others and ensures an effective learning and working environment. It is the university's expectation, and my own expectation in class, that each student will abide by all Honor Code standards. Please call the Honor Code Office at 422-2847 if you have questions about those standards.

Sexual Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in an educational program or activity that receives federal funds. The act is intended to eliminate sex discrimination in education and pertains to admissions, academic and athletic programs, and university-sponsored activities. Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment of students by university employees, other students, and visitors to campus. If you encounter sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination, please talk to your professor or contact one of the following: the Title IX Coordinator at 801-422-2130; the Honor Code Office at 801-422-2847; the Equal Employment Office at 801-422-5895; or Ethics Point at http://www.ethicspoint.com, or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours).

Student Disability

Brigham Young University is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability which may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact the University Accessibility Center (UAC), 2170 WSC or 422-2767. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified, documented disabilities. The UAC can also assess students for learning, attention, and emotional concerns. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by the UAC. If you need assistance or if you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established grievance policy and procedures by contacting the Equal Employment Office at 422-5895, D-285 ASB.

Respectful Environment

"Sadly, from time to time, we do hear reports of those who are at best insensitive and at worst insulting in their comments to and about others... We hear derogatory and sometimes even defamatory comments about those with different political, athletic, or ethnic views or experiences. Such behavior is completely out of place at BYU, and I enlist the aid of all to monitor carefully and, if necessary, correct any such that might occur here, however inadvertent or unintentional. "I worry particularly about demeaning comments made about the career or major choices of women or men either directly or about members of the BYU community generally. We must remember that personal agency is a fundamental principle and that none of us has the right or option to criticize the lawful choices of another." President Cecil O. Samuelson, Annual University Conference, August 24, 2010 "Occasionally, we ... hear reports that our female faculty feel disrespected, especially by students, for choosing to work at BYU, even though each one has been approved by the BYU Board of Trustees. Brothers and sisters, these things ought not to be. Not here. Not at a university that shares a constitution with the School of the Prophets." Vice President John S. Tanner, Annual University Conference, August 24, 2010