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General Course Information for ILD603: Curr Align and Eval for School A

Course: ILD603 - Curr Align and Eval for School A
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Course Description:

School administrator's perspective of instructional theory, curriculum development and methods for aligning course content to articulated goals and evaluation procedures. Student understanding of course content will be developed through class discussions, curriculum projects, presentations and reflective analysis.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe multiple models of learning and identify the relationship between learning theories and models of teaching.
  • Understand the importance of a harmonious relationship between intended curriculum and the choice of the teaching model.
  • Define desired outcomes of curriculum and develop strategies for accomplishing those outcomes.
  • Develop strategies and techniques to monitor and evaluate the extent that the delivered curriculum meets the expected articulated learning outcomes.
  • Identify and carry out changes in curriculum necessary to meet desired learning outcomes.
  • Describe the relationship of California State mandated tests and the evaluation of local school district curriculum.
  • Synthesize assessment instruments used for the selection of new instructional programs with an understanding of the difference between evaluation and design.
  • Develop curriculum that is aligned with both local community needs and state mandated tests.
  • Provide written evidence of knowledge of major models of teaching, their integration into the development of curriculum, and an ability to evaluate and align curriculum to meet the needs of diverse school sites in an APA formatted paper submitted as partial fulfillment of course requirements.
  • Develop strategies and techniques to monitor and evaluate the extent that the delivered curriculum meets the expected articulated learning outcomes.
  • Identify and carry out changes in curriculum necessary to meet desired learning outcomes.
  • Describe the relationship of California State mandated tests and the evaluation of local school district curriculum.
  • Synthesize assessment instruments used for the selection of new instructional programs with an understanding of the difference between evaluation and design.
  • Develop curriculum that is aligned with both local community needs and state mandated tests.
  • Provide written evidence of knowledge of major models of teaching, their integration into the development of curriculum, and an ability to evaluate and align curriculum to meet the needs of diverse school sites in an APA formatted paper submitted as partial fulfillment of course requirements.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
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URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures