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Contributions in Class:
The middle school model is based on the premise that educators are most effective in working with youngadolescents when
collaborating with other professionals
. For this reason, students in this course will beencouraged to work together during class and in the creation of some learning products. As such, attendance ateach class session is important. Please be punctual, contribute willingly and complete readings andassignments in a timely way. If you are unable to attend a class session, we will expect to be notified. Sincemuch of the success in this kind of course depends on learner to learner interaction,
your presence andparticipation is essential
Academic Honesty & Professionalism:
Students will be held accountable to the UVM Code of Academic Integrity, which can be found athttp://www.uvm.edu/policies/student/acadintegrity.pdf
Required and/or recommended readings:
Anfara and Waks. (2002).
Developmental Appropriateness vs. Academic Rigor.
Middle School Curriculum,Instruction, and Assessment, pp. 41-55.Beane (1997).
A Special Kind of Unity.
Curriculum Integration, pp. 1-18.Beane (1997).
In the Place of High Pedagogy.
Curriculum Integration, pp. 48-70.Bishop, Allen-Malley, and Brinegar (2007).
Student Perceptions of Curriculum Integration and Community.
TheYoung Adolescent and the Middle School, pp. 91-120.Black et al. (2004).
Working Inside the Black Box: Assessment for Learning in the Classroom.
Brinegar and Bishop (2011).
Student Learning and Engagement in the Context of Curriculum Integration.
Why Do Questions Matter in Curriculum?
What’s the Big Idea?, pp. 1-21Caskey (2002).
Middle School Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, pp. 103-118.Casas (2011).
Motivational Theories & Early Adolescence.
Enhancing Student Learning in Middle School, pp.51-80.Casas (2011).
Designing and Enacting the Curriculum.
Enhancing Student Learning in Middle School, pp. 131-157.Meo (2010).
Curriculum Planning for all Learners.
The Mandate to Change Classroom Grading.
Transforming Classroom Grading.McTighe (1996-1997).
What Happens Between.
O’Steen et al. (2002).
Curriculum Integration: Theory, Practice, and Research for a Sustainable Future.
MiddleSchool Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, pp. 1-22.Prensky (2010).
Partnering: A Pedagogy for the New Educational Landscape.
Teaching Digital Natives, pp. 9-30.Prensky (2010).
Moving to the Partnering Pedagogy.
Teaching Digital Natives, pp. 31-52.Rose and Gravel (2010).
Technology and Learning: Meeting Special Students’ Needs.
Effective Homework Practices.
Rethinking Homework, pp. 87-124.