Provides an overview of the skills, knowledge and dispositions necessary for working with school-age children in various community settings. Students begin to develop the concept of the "whole child" in the context of today's society, including the impact of technology on children and learning environments. Explores the various ways professionals can positively contribute to the lives of children. Introduces students to the Childhood Studies and Elementary Education majors and the Conceptual Framework for Teacher Education. Introduces students to the institution's electronic portfolio tool and course management system. Students are exposed to educational technologies that relate to managing learning activities, delivering materials to learners and assessing learning through the development of an electronic portfolio as an example of authentic assessment. Falls and Springs. (TECO)
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.