||NBC 680 - Quality Teaching and Learning
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This course will provide students with an overview that leads to clear interpretations and understanding of the various components and interconnections that shape and influence the quality of teaching, student learning, professional development and leadership in our schools and communities.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
- Identify and apply information gained from key research reports, legislative bills, policies, and practices that play a role in attempting to increase quality in each of these areas: teaching, student achievement, professional standards, professional development, and teacher leadership.
- Accurately describe the NBCT Process and the Core Propositions.
- Identify Certificate Fields, Standards, the NBCT Portfolio Entries for use in examining accomplished teaching, learning and leadership.
- Provide examples of each of the 5 core propositions; at work; in classrooms and with students, community and colleagues.
- Provide examples of certificate standards that are reflected in their roles as teacher and teacher leader.
- Design a plan that addresses and proposes solutions to identified school needs and that requires leadership and action related to the NBCT Standards.
|Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
- Apply learning theories, methodologies, and assessments to manage, monitor, and engage student learning.
- Demonstrate a commitment to educating all students by examining cross-cultural educational issues and relating those to enhancing student learning.
- Demonstrate continuous growth in effective instructional practices and leadership through evidence of contributions to purposefully formed collaborative learning communities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to teach students by effectively accessing and using research based learning theories, assessment strategies, teaching models, technology, and classroom management strategies to educate all learners.
- Demonstrate the ability to focus on student learning through a systematic study and reflection of one's own teaching practices.
- Demonstrate the ability to focus on student learning through a systematic study and reflection of ones own teaching practices and through shared knowledge gained from purposefully formed professional learning communities.
- Integrate fairness, equity, and access in designing strategies to meet diverse student learning.
- Integrate information literacy skills to inform professional teaching practices and future instruction.
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:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:
Contact the Library:
- (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 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
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.
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.
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.
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