Syllabus A Constable ED 230 7 Week

Syllabus A Constable ED 230 7 Week

Community College of Philadelphia
Department of Psychology, Education and Human Services
Education 230
Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Education
Summer 2019
7 week ONLINE Course

Meeting Times: Online Course
Meeting Location: Online
Instructor: Allison E. Constable, M.Ed.
Office: W1-9

Office hours: Wednesday 12:30-3:30, Thursday afternoons by request & Saturday 8:00- 9:00 am; 1-3
Additional meeting date can be accommodated upon request.
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This course provides students with an overview of information and strategies for integrating the creative arts into the early childhood curriculum. It includes experiences to help prospective teachers understand the role the creative arts play both in supporting children’s development and informing learning in other disciplines. Students explore drama, music, movement and visual arts for children, birth through fourth grade, from the perspective of child development theories. Connections between the arts, individual development and curricular subjects guide the course. This integrationist approach views the arts as meaningful sources of expression, culture, learning and joy.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the Pennsylvania Pre-K - 4th grade learning standards for art and humanities.
2. Recognize and use elements and principles in a variety of art forms.
3. Create and perform in a variety of art forms.
4. Identify safety issues in a variety of art forms.
5. Identify and incorporate community performance and exhibition in a variety of art forms into the curriculum.
6. Recognize critical processes used in the examination of works in the arts and humanities.
7. Classify materials and processes used to create works in the arts; such as patterns, rhythm and color.
8. Use technologies in a variety of art forms.


Text: Isbell, R.T., Raines, S.C. (2013) Creativity and the arts with young children (3rd ed.). Australia: Wadsworth Cengage Learning

Access to Canvas for additional course materials and reading

Course Location:
As an online course this class will be conducted entirely through Canvas, the College’s Distance Learning framework, and students must be comfortable with the minimum technical skills described below. YOU MUST have access to reliable internet service and the ability to complete all coursework via Canvas. During the first week of class students will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with Canvas and ask questions about the online logistics of this course.

Technical Skills
To be successful in this course, students must have and feel comfortable using several technical skills, including:
-Accessing the internet
-Following hyperlinks on the internet
-Opening up and reading a variety of different types of files including Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint Documents, and PDF files
-Creating and submitting files in commonly used word processing formats, such as Microsoft Word
-Copying and pasting text
-Working in Canvas, CCP’s Distance Learning Framework
-Accessing online videos

In order to create optimum learning experience for each and every student, it is imperative that we all agree to abide by these guidelines. Please remember, We are a community of learners. Everyone must feel safe, respected and secure. Take care of your learning: ask questions, keep an open mind, ACTIVELY listen and participate, search for ways to apply new knowledge
 Students must be actively engaged by participating in all activities. Students will agree to listen attentively, speak openly and honestly, act professionally and ethically and participate cooperatively with all members of the class.
 Self-reflect. Good teachers continually review their own work searching for ways to improve. Be prepared to not just read or hear information but to process it in a way that is meaningful to you.
 Take ownership of your learning. It is your responsibility to understand the material. If you don’t understand something, ask a question. We are here to learn together and from each other.

The last date to withdraw from your courses is 2/18/2018 . Though you won’t earn an F if you withdraw, before you decide to withdraw from this course or any other course, think about the following information:
• The W will be reflected on your transcript permanently.
• Ws on transcripts may have a negative impact on acceptance into select programs.
• Transfer institutions may view Ws negatively, and it may go against your application.
• Your financial aid may be impacted.
• Please discuss your options with your instructor or an advisor/counselor before you decide to withdraw from a course.

Ethical Considerations:
Refer to the College Handbook to familiarize yourself with College policies on cheating, plagiarism, and student conduct. Use of internet/printed passages in any course assignment must be appropriately identified to avoid plagiarism. Refer to other appropriate guidelines for notation format. Cheating cannot be tolerated at the college level; it is expected that all participants will make every effort to avoid this serious ethical failure. It is the student’s responsibility to adhere to College and course expectations for citation. Credit will not be given for any assignment that does not contain all necessary citation. This means that any assignment that does not have proper citation (if/when needed) will receive a grade of zero.

Student Accommodations and College Resources:
All students will receive the needed accommodations and assisted strategies to support their success in this course. Students should provide this information at the beginning of the semester, so the instructor can assist them in the most appropriate accommodation possible. The College offers tutorial support in the various Learning Labs. Information on locations and hours can be found on CCP’s website. This information is also available in the College Handbook. Our library often has course text(s) on hold for student use and many other resources available to you. The Center on Disability should be contacted if you require instructional or testing accommodations. It is located in the Bonnell Building, Room BG-39.

College Early Alert System:
The Early Alert System provides faculty the opportunity to assist students by effectively communicating feedback about current academic performance and supplying recommendations beneficial to achieving academic success. At the 20% and 50% reporting periods during the semester, students may be assessed on the following items: attendance, punctuality, meeting assignment deadlines, classroom behavior, classroom participation, and other factors pivotal to student success. Should you receive an Early Alert letter, please follow up on the suggested intervention strategy as soon as possible.

Technical Help:
Students can receive assistance with the online aspects of this course in one of three ways: contacting the instructor, going to “Help” on Canvas (upper right hand of the screen), or calling the College IT helpline: (215) 496-6000.

Requirements and Grading:
As an online course, all assignments and communication will be through Canvas. It is imperative that you keep up-to-date with all course information provided in the syllabus, Canvas Modules, announcements, and emails. Make sure you are aware of all the assignments for each week and complete them on time.

Follow the outline detailed in each sessions expectations so that you are sure to complete all mandatory assignments. You may want to print the syllabus and use it as a guide to be sure you complete the assignments. Stay on top of deadlines and due dates so that you are not missing work. As an online course, it is imperative that you have the ability to pace yourself and meet deadlines. Time management is key!

Also note that course attendance will be counted by completion of each week’s assignments. Failure to complete the weekly assignments on time will be considered an “absence” from that class session. Please note the absence policy below. Also, you may not make up work from previous sections. All assignments are due by Saturday. Each session will end on Sunday at 11:59pm. You will not be able to submit after that day. Each new session will begin on Monday morning.

Follow the detailed instructions in Canvas to complete each individual assignment. Follow the rubric associated with each assignment to be sure you meet the requirements. Be sure you follow all of the instructions and complete the assignment in its entirety.



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