Course Syllabus and Assignments
Course Instructor: Joseph C’de Baca, MaEd. 727-258-7233,info@TeacherRecertification.com
Credit Hours: 3 Semester Credits Grade Type: Letter Grade
Course Readings: Motivation and Learning by Spence Rogers . (1999) 1999: Peak Learning Systems: Evergreen, Colorado. 274 pages
This course will provide strategies and tips on ways for teachers to increase motivation and learning for students in the classroom. They will examine brain-based learning and multiple intelligences to help teachers design instructional units. Hundreds of teaching tips and student activities are presented for teacher implementation. Teachers will view DVDs about consciousness, quantum physics and the Law of Attraction. Educators will also learn about developing instructionally supportive activities and strategies to improve motivational and instructional impact in classrooms.
1. Teachers will review student relationships and how to make learning easier without lowering standards. They will learn how to use various teaching tips and strategies.
2. Students will read about various quick-tips for increasing motivation and learning. They will examine and apply the various ideas for possible applications into their teaching environment.
3. Educators will examine how motivation works in human behavior and how to get students to be intrinsically motivated. The videos: The Law of Attraction and Quantum Physics are also viewed to blend consciousness concepts into motivation applications.
4. Educators will examine the motivation tips as they relate to instructional content and teaching for classroom implementation.
5. Teachers will learn about assessments, testing, and grading tips as they check for validity regarding testing and how they can be used for motivating students.
Chapter Review/Reflections: Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.
1. Student Motivation
2. Enhancing Motivation and Commitment to Quality
3. Making Teaching Easier
4. Building Knowledge and Understanding
5. Collaborative Groups
6. Self-Reflection and Assessment Prompts
7. Exciting Projects, Products, and Performance Ideas
After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book Motivation and Learning by Spence Rogers. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or instructional practice.
Required assignments include: 1.Book Readings 2. Chapter Reviews/Reflections 3. DVD Movie Review 4. Project or Activity 5. Final Essay (APA or MA writing format.)
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|Chapter Reviews & Reflections||30%||90 – 100 = A|
|DVD Movie Review/Reflection||20%||80 - 89 = B|
|Project or Activity||30%||70 – 79 = C|
|Application Essay||20%||0 – 69 = D – F|
|Letter Grade||%||Possible Points Points Earned|
|Re-Write Assignments||Based on Rubric Score|
Motivation and Learning: Practical Teaching Strategies
Course Assignments Rubrics with Video Assignment:
|Chapter Reviews/ Questions||Basic (50 pts.)||Proficient (60 pts.)||Advanced (70 pts.)|
|Read the book and write chapter reviews and reflections for each chapter.Write several paragraphs about the ideas, knowledge, and information that you thought was significant from each chapter.
Consider reflecting on a paragraph or a concept that was enlightening and applicable to teaching.
Address or apply any state, district, or national academic standards.
Expanded bullet points of main issues are also acceptable.
Include your personal
experiences, ideas, and critical analysis.
|Writes a basic narrative of the chapters’ contents.Includes major points expressed by the author.
Includes at least one citation or example.
|Writes a general narrative of the chapters’ contents with limited personal reflection.Expresses major points of each chapter.
Writing includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Includes several citations or examples.
|Writes a complete narrative of the main points of each chapter.Writes personal reflections that include the student’s experiences with these issues as they relate to their personal classroom experience.
Expresses major points of each chapter and provides in-depth elaboration.
Includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Includes critical analysis of the course’s positive and/or limiting content and offers solutions as they apply to instructional applications in classrooms and schools.
Academic Standards: Academic standards that apply to this course will vary from state to state. Educators will visit their district or state educational websites for academic standards that may apply to specific courses or subject areas and apply them as needed for license renewal applications or other requirements.
DVD Video Review Rubric Assignment:
|DVD Review||Basic (10 pts)||Proficient (15 pts)||Advanced (20 pts)|
|Locate the relevant DVD for the course and watch it or them the 1st time for entertainment. Then watch the movie a 2nd time pausing and taking notes.Then write a movie review -reflection connecting movie content, information and learning with the book or research article or other course material .||Writes a basic review of the DVD with one or two citations of information. Review only includes a minimal connection between course materials and DVD content||Writes a expanded review of the DVD with several citations of information and explores the connection between course and DVD content.Writing has some critical analysis,
solutions, personal reflection and school applications.
|Writes complete review of DVD with numerous citations and examples that thoroughly explore the connection between course and DVD content.Personal examples, critical analysis, solutions and reflections are relevant to teaching and classroom applications
in schools and personal development.
Required Lesson/Unit Plan or Activity Rubric
|Activity Lesson/Unit Plans||Basic (10 pts.)||Proficient (20 pts.)||Advanced (30 pts.)|
|Write a unit plan with two or more lesson plans or activities that demonstrate the course concepts in a school classroom or instructional environment.Other activities include: staff development,
state academic standards, parent outreach, department or committee work, curriculum development, presentations, and school events.
|Creates a minimal activity and lesson plan that briefly demonstrates a simple application of a course concept or strategy that can be utilized in classrooms for instructional and/or evaluative applications.||Creates a general activity and lesson plan or unit plan that demonstrates two or more course applications of the various topics or concepts.Includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Contains a variety of teaching or learning styles and concrete or abstract practical applications of a concept from the course
|Creates a detailed activity and lesson plan or unit plan that includes a variety of teaching and learning styles.Contains concrete and abstract activities for practical classroom applications of several concepts from the course content.
Addresses any state, district, or national academic standards in the activity.
Creates a lesson plan or activity that helps students utilize course content to apply the knowledge or skills to school curriculum for their affective needs and improving academic achievement.
Final-Application Essay Rubric Assignment
|Final-Application Essay||Basic (10 pts.)||Proficient (20 pts.)||Advanced (30 pts.)|
|Write an essay linking all the course content or assignments, and show how they can be applied to teaching students, schools, and personal development.||Writes an essay addressing how the course content can be applied to classroom instruction, student achievement, and the overall school environment.||Writes an essay with one or two examples of how various course concepts can be developed and implemented in the classroom and school environments.Writing addresses any state, district, or national academic standards.
Addresses instructional methods, teaching strategies and effective lessons as well as students’ affective needs and academic achievement.
|Writes a thorough essay with multiple examples of how various course concepts can be developed and implemented in classroom and schools.Includes student’s personal and experiential reflections and any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.
Writing has critical analysis of the course’s positive and/or limiting content and offers solutions as they apply to instructional applications in classrooms and schools.
Addresses instructional methods, teaching strategies and effective lessons as well as the affective needs of students along with academic achievement.
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