WELCOME Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) (Primary R-7) Dr. Trudy Sweeney “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn”. ~John Cotton Dana The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ~Mark Van Doren "A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.” ~ Forest Witcraft Master of Teaching Staff Dr. Trudy Sweeney: Program Coordinator of the Master of Teaching Programs Elena Sanchez- Initial Teacher Education Programs, Administrator Melinda Nathan- Initial Teacher Education Programs, Administrative Officer Barbara Rees – Administrative Assistant Professional Experience Coordinators Dr. Susan Krieg (Early Childhood) Dr. Barbara Nielsen (Primary R-7) Professional Teaching Practice Administrators: Elizabeth McKenna (Primary) Adam Stewart (Country; Early Childhood) Strand Coordinators Lutheran Strand Contact: Ruth Zimmermann Primary Languages Contact: Mirella Wyra Where does your course fit into the suite of Bachelor of Education Programs? BEd/BA BEd/BSc BEd/BHS Master of Teaching Early Childhood Early Childhood Primary Primary Middle School /Secondary Middle School Middle School /Secondary /Secondary Secondary Special Education (Pri. & Sec.) Early Childhood Study Plan Year 1 topics EDUC2321 The Expressive Arts in Early Childhood EDUC4724 Science and Design Technology in the Early Years EDUC9120 Teachers’ Work in a Changing World EDUC9123 Connections between Social Development and Early Years Pedagogy EDUC2421 Literacy and Numeracy: Birth-4 EDUC9222 Play, Teaching, Learning and Development EDUC3662 Thinking and Working Mathematically EDUC9231 Professional Experience 1: Early Childhood (25 days) = Both topics must be done in the same year due to prof. exp. Lecture. Early Childhood Study Plan Year 2 topics EDUC4722 Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood EDUC9301 Investigating Early Years Curriculum and Pedagogy EDUC3521 Languages, Literature and Literacies 4-8 EDUC4740 Professional Experience 2: Early Childhood (35 days) EDUC9402 Engaging Learners in Early Childhood EDUC9401 The Reflective Professional in Action EDUC9400 Critical Indigenous Pedagogies EDUC3623 Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood Primary R-7 Study Template Year 1 topics EDUC3523 Expressive Arts Curriculum Studies: Visual Art, Drama, Media, Music & Dance EDUC3524 Health and Physical Education Curriculum Studies* OR, for language specialists: EDUC3527 Investigating Languages Pedagogy in the Integrated Curriculum (Primary R-7) EDUC9125 English Curriculum Studies 1: Literacy in Changing Educational Contexts EDUC9121 Learning, Development and Teaching (Primary) EDUC3624 EDUC9221 EDUC9220 EDUC9232 Science and Design & Technology Curriculum Studies Mathematics Curriculum Studies in Context Relationships for Learning Professional Experience 1: Primary (25 days) = Both topics must be done in the same year due to prof. exp. lecture = Prerequiste link Primary R-7 Study Plan Year 2 topics EDUC4721 Differentiation for Diverse Learners EDUC4725 English Curriculum Studies 2 EDUC4726 Social Sciences Curriculum Studies: History and Geography EDUC4741 Professional Experience 2: Primary (40 days) EDUCXXXX Elective from approved list OR, for language specialists: EDUC4831 Exploring Literacies and Intercultural Contexts in Languages Pedagogy (Primary R-7) EDUC9400 Critical Indigenous Pedagogies EDUC9410 The Reflective Professional in Action EDUC9404 Numeracy and ICT Electives (Primary R-7) Students in the Primary R-7 course will undertake electives in the second year of the Masters Program Lists of possible topics will be available on the website in Semester One of 2013. Part-time and Leave from Study • • • • • The course can be completed as a part-time student. This takes much longer and is problematic due to the professional experience. All curriculum studies topics must be completed prior to professional experience. Part-time students are advised to seek academic counselling. Students must complete a minimum of one topic in semester 1 before applying for leave for up to a year. Part-Time Study Plan – Primary R-7 2012 Year 1 topics EDUC3523 Expressive Arts Curriculum Studies: Visual Art, Drama, Media, Music & Dance EDUC3524 Health and Physical Education Curriculum Studies* OR, for language specialists: EDUC3527 Investigating Languages Pedagogy in the Integrated Curriculum (Primary R-7) EDUC9121 Learning, Development and Teaching (Primary) EDUC9221 Mathematics Curriculum Studies in Context EDUC9220 Relationships for Learning Part-Time Study Plan – Early Child. 2012 Can select from: EDUC2321 The Expressive Arts in Early Childhood EDUC4724 Science and Design Technology in the Early Years EDUC9120 Teachers’ Work in a Changing World EDUC2421 Literacy and Numeracy: Birth-4 EDUC9222 Play, Teaching, Learning and Development EDUC3662 Thinking and Working Mathematically Critical Dates First Semester Topics Friday March 9th • • Last day to pay Semester 1 up-front student contributions and tuition fees Last day to enrol in topics unless otherwise specified Saturday March 31st • Census date (last day to withdraw without incurring fees) Friday May 11th • Last day to withdraw without failure (WN) Friday June 15th • Last day to withdraw (WF) Critical Dates Non-Semester One - Early Childhood EDUC9123 Friday March 9th • Last day to enrol Saturday March 31st • Census date (last day to withdraw without fees) Friday May 11th • Last day to withdraw without failure (WN) EDUC4724 Friday March 19th • Last day to enrol Saturday March 19th • Census date (last day to withdraw without fees) Friday March 21st • Last day to withdraw without failure (WN) Key Source of information The School of Education Website http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/education/studen t-information/ Includes: •Course related information incl. the 2012 Course Handbook •General information e.g. about enrolment and fees •Important dates and times •Student Services e.g. personal & academic •Student Computing Services e.g. FLO support Key Source of information The Professional Experience Website http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/education/profes sional-experience/ Action Needed Now before entering schools in Term 2! 1. National Criminal History Record check • Process managed by the Department of Families and Communities. Instructions provided. 2. Responding to Abuse and Neglect 1-day training • Book into a workshop now. 3.Professional Experience Application Form • Application forms provide in first lecture, Semester 1. So when do we actually get into preschools & schools? 1st year (25 days) • 1st Semester: 5 single days (try to keep 1 day a week free ). • 2nd Semester 4 weeks full time Professional Experience 2nd year (35 or 40 days) •1st Semester 5 days (EC) and 10 days (R-7) + 6 weeks full time Professional Experience • Check the date of your professional experience before you book your overseas holiday or wedding!!! Teacher Registration Completion of the Master of Teaching leads to eligibility for registration as a teacher Teachers Registration Board http://www.trb.sa.edu.au/ International students must note that there is an English Proficiency test required before registration can be approved. See http://www.trb.sa.edu.au/english.php Check your Email! • It is the primary means of communication within the School of Education and with schools in the community. • You can forward your Flinders email to another email account if you prefer, using the email utilities page. • Be aware that emails which are not sent from your Flinders domain may be treated as ‘spam’ by the University’s filters. • Complete the ‘subject’ line to indicate the purpose of the email. • Use a salutation (e.g. Dear Principal; Dear Coordinator). • Use conventional spelling, grammar, punctuation and appropriate tone. • Include your full name, student ID; the course in which you are enrolled eg. MTeach (EC) and your year of study (eg. 2nd year). This can be done automatically by setting up a standard signature. • It may also be appropriate to include the relevant topic code, the time of your class, the tutor’s name, etc. Student Study Workload • Assumes a full-time load of 36 hours per week to include: - on-campus attendance EC = 13 hrs/ week semester 1 8 hrs/week + Professional Experience in semester 2 R-7= 13hrs/ week semester 1 9 hrs/ week semester 2 + Maths intensive and Professional Experience. - completion of assigned readings & assignments • Check the Statement of Assessment methods for each topic if there are attendance requirements. • Assumes availability 5 days per week, 8am - 7pm - Time-tables alter from semester to semester and year to year • Assumes full-time attendance in schools/ preschools for a 4-week block in 1st year and 6-week block in final year • A few topics are held as intensives in semester breaks and some final year topics start earlier than the rest of the university. These are called Non-Semester (NS) topics Enrolling http://www.flinders.edu.au/enrolling Follow the 5 Steps to Flinders Don’t forget to 1. Enrol in topics 2. Register in workshops If required - submit a help request - FAQ Other Support Enrolment Week •Drop-in session for academic counselling and to check your enrolment today 11-1pm, rooms 2.09 – 2.10 Orientation Week •Drop-in for academic counselling session February 23rd 2-4pm room 3.25. •Orientation Week Website http://www.flinders.edu.au/futurestudents/orientation/information-and-welcome-sessions.cfm •Parking on campus http://www.flinders.edu.au/campus/location/parking.cfm •Link to Orientation (Start Smart) sessions is under T for Teaching at http://tinyurl.com/78fk7rw Summary • • • • • • • • Ensure that you enroll in the correct topics for your study plan. Seek academic counselling - especially part-time students Plan to attend your professional experience full-time Visit the professional experience website now and: • Action your Criminal History Check • Book into a 1-day Responding to Abuse & Neglect workshop Enrol in either EDUC9125 (R-7) or EDUC9123 (EC) in semester 1 when intending to do professional experience in semester 2 Contact your tutor and/or topic coordinator if you have questions or difficulties related to your academic work. Conduct yourself as a professional Read the parking on campus information if you intend to drive.