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CCE 285: The Project Approach. Mondays 6:30-9:00 pm North Seattle Community College, IB 1409 Candice Hoyt, Instructor Course online: http://northseattle.angellearning.com/. Course Basics. Basics: Textbook & Class Sessions. Textbooks for The Project Approach (CCE 285):

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cce 285 the project approach

CCE 285: The Project Approach

Mondays 6:30-9:00 pm

North Seattle Community College, IB 1409

Candice Hoyt, Instructor

Course online: http://northseattle.angellearning.com/

basics textbook class sessions
Basics: Textbook & Class Sessions
  • Textbooks for The Project Approach (CCE 285):
    • Judy Harris Helm, SalleeBeneke, Kathy Steinheimer. Windows onLearning = $17http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Learning-Documenting-Childrens-Childhood/dp/0807747866
    • Judy Harris Helm and Lilian Katz. Young Investigators: The ProjectApproach in the Early Years. = $16http://www.amazon.com/Young-Investigators-Approach-Childhood-Education/dp/0807740160
  • Class sessions:
    • Meet every Monday night
    • Usually from 6:30-9:00 (2.5 hours)
    • Followed by CCE 160 D3 – Talking Informatively
basics syllabus schedule
Basics: Syllabus & Schedule
  • Syllabus:
    • Paper syllabus
    • Online in Angel class Lessons page
      • Each assignment has its own pdf – can be changed
      • Online version takes precedence over printed version
    • Basic Requirements
  • Schedule:
    • Paper calendar
    • Online calendar
      • Schedule is separate pdf – can be changed
      • Online version takes precedence over printed version
basics assignments
Basics: Assignments
  • Assignments
    • Online, posted with its assignment
      • Posted pdf – can be changed
      • Online version takes precedence over printed version
      • ALL assignments will be turned in as attachments (Word, PowerPoint, etc) except discussion replies as text
      • Most assignments will require you to post in a drop box AND a discussion forum
      • You will only get credit when your assignment is posted in the right format, in the right place, or you may receive a late penalty
basics references
Basics: References

Proper referencing to avoid plagiarism:

  • Necessary info, no specific format (APA best):
    • On “Reference” page at end = 0.5 pts
      • Author.
      • Date.
      • Title (webpage/article/book/music/video).
      • Source:
        • Webpage: full http address and date retrieved.
        • Journal/magazine: journal title, volume, number & pages.
        • Book or music: publisher.
    • In text = 0.5 pts
      • In parentheses or as footnote
      • Info: author, date; & page number(s) if direct quote “_”
special online project forums
Special: Online Project Forums
  • Each of you has online discussion forums to post about your project and receive feedback.
    • Public forum: As an individual or with a team, you will have the permissions to submit initial posts, and others have only permissions to post replies to your posts.
    • Private forum: If you are in a team, you will have a private folder with a Discussion Forum, Blog, and Wiki.
    • Individual forum: You will have a discussion forum only accessible to you and me.
grade summary
Grade Summary
  • Class Participation 10 (+2 extra credit)
  • Manuscript Printing 10*
  • Essential Literature 10*
  • Puppet Dialog 10*
  • Eating Protocol 10*
  • Project Documentation 27*
  • Self Documentation 23(+2 extra credit)

* Up to 3 pts extra credit for reply posts (0.1/post)

Total 100

+ 7 pts extra credit

a 1 class participation 10
A 1. Class Participation = 10

A1a) Self-Evaluation of Participation = 6 pts

In a Word document, evaluate your participation this quarter in:

0 – 3 contributing to the group discussions and the tasks

0 – 3 responding supportively and reflectively to contributions from others

0 – 3 sharing your thoughts openly and honestly with others

0 – 1 making an effort to attend all classes

  • Post online on due date:
    • R1a drop box (PRIVATE): Self-Evaluation of Participation (Word)

A1b) Attendance Bonus +2 pts Extra Credit

    • Attend every class session
  • Post: nothing – entered manually by instructor
a 2 manuscript printing 10 pts
A 2. Manuscript Printing = 10 pts
  • Six, spaced-in-time, self-evaluated examples of your progression in strengthening your hand-writing skills
  • Bring to class on due date:
    • Packet of samples with periodic self-evaluations (hand-written okay)
  • Post online on due date:
    • A2 drop box: Final manuscript self-evaluation (Word)
    • A2 discussion forum: Final script self-evaluation as text (not Word)
    • Extra credit: replies in A3 discussion forum = 0.1 each up to 3 pts
a 2 manuscript printing 10 pts1
A 2. Manuscript Printing = 10 pts
  • Six, spaced-in-time examples, self-evaluated
    • Portfolio (each sample = 1.5 pts x 6) = 9 pts
      • 25+ words (1 pt)
      • At least 5 days before previous (0.25)
      • Self-evaluation for each (0.25)
    • Carefully assembled for submission = 0.5 pt
    • Final self-evaluation = 0.5 pt
      • 3 sentences or more
      • Your overall progress
      • How the experience has affected you
a 3 essential literature 10 pts
A 3. Essential Literature = 10 pts

We will explore examples of these kinds of books in class.

  • Conveying Commonly Felt Emotions Book = 4 pts
  • Embodying Democratic Community Values Book = 6 pts:Represents through story at least one of these value clusters which are antithetical to competition, conquest, triumph of the individual, or deception.
  • Bring to class on due date:
    • 1 book that conveys commonly felt emotions
    • 3 books that embody democratic values
  • Post online on due date:
    • A3 drop box: List of books in Word document
    • A3 discussion forum: List of books in text (not Word)
    • Extra credit: replies in A3 discussion forum = 0.1 each up to 3 pts
a 3 essential literature 10 pts1
A 3. Essential Literature = 10 pts
  • Conveying Commonly Felt Emotions Book = 4 pts
    • Direct emotional experience (1 pts)
    • Experience shared by most children (1 pts)
    • Child’s perspective (1 pts)
    • No moralizing (1 pts)
  • Embodying Democratic Community Values Book = 6 pts:Represents through story at least one of these value clusters which are antithetical to competition, conquest, triumph of the individual, or deception.
a 3 essential literature 10 pts2
A 3. Essential Literature = 10 pts
  • Conveying Commonly Felt Emotions Book = 4 pts
  • Embodying Democratic Community Values Book = 6 pts

Represents through story at least one of these value clusters which are antithetical to competition, conquest, triumph of the individual, or deception.

    • Cooperation — characters aid or support each other in pursuit of a common purpose
    • Courtesy — voluntary, generous consideration of others which is of a helpful nature
    • Negotiation — problems are solved by characters coming to terms through discussion
    • Inclusion — acceptance of each person as a valued member of the whole
    • Altruism — selfless concern for the welfare of others
    • Aesthetics — love of beauty
a 3 essential literature 10 pts3
A 3. Essential Literature = 10 pts

In class:

  • Embodying Democratic Community Values Book
    • You & partner choose 4 books neither of you have seen from those provided in class
    • Identify key element and aspects of the book that qualify it for each category
      • Cooperation
      • Courtesy
      • Negotiation
      • Inclusion
      • Altruism
      • Aesthetics
    • Absent: -2 pts participation
a 4 puppet dialog 10 pts
A 4. Puppet Dialog = 10 pts

Buy or make puppet and create persona

  • Description (post online) = 2 pts
  • Dialog Session (in class) = 8 pts
    • Manipulation & Voice (4 pts)
    • Dialog (4 pts)
  • Bring to class on due date:
    • Puppet & description (printed or in laptop)
  • Post online on due date:
    • Post as Word document in A4 drop box
    • Post as text in A4 discussion (reply for extra credit)
a 4 puppet dialog 10 pts1
A 4. Puppet Dialog = 10 pts

Buy or make puppet and create persona

  • Description (post online) = 2 pts
    • Name
    • Personality, dominant attitude towards world
    • Kind of movements you’d make when animating
    • Post as Word document in A4 drop box
    • Post as text in A4 discussion (reply for extra credit)
  • Dialog Session (in class) = 8 pts
    • Manipulation & Voice (4 pts)
    • Dialog (4 pts)
a 4 puppet dialog 10 pts2
A 4. Puppet Dialog = 10 pts

Buy or make puppet and create persona

  • Description (post online) = 2 pts
  • Dialog Session (in class) = 8 ptsPerform social problem in small group
    • Manipulation & Voice (4 pts)
      • Personal movement quiet while puppet talks
      • Distinctly different voice for the puppet maintained
      • Character of puppet conveyed in its movement
    • Dialog(4 pts)
a 4 puppet dialog 10 pts3
A 4. Puppet Dialog = 10 pts

Buy or make puppet and create persona

  • Description (post online) = 2 pts
  • Dialog Session (in class) = 8 ptsPerform social problem in small group
    • Manipulation & Voice (4 pts)
    • Dialog (4 pts)
      • Concrete example of actual instance described or re-enacted
      • Two parts played in the dialog
    • Absent: -2 pts participation
a 5 eating protocol 10 pts
A 5. Eating Protocol = 10 pts

Ideal procedure for serving & eating snack or meal – present & post as Word document

  • Protocol = 4 pts
  • Rationale = 4 pts
  • Clearly written and organized = 1 pt
  • Presentation in class = 1 pt
  • Bring to class on due date:
    • Orally present your protocol (-1 pt if absent)
  • Post on due date:
    • Post A5a & A5b in one Word document in A5 drop box
    • Post as text in A5 discussion (reply for extra credit)
a 5 eating protocol 10 pts1
A 5. Eating Protocol = 10 pts

Ideal procedure for serving & eating snack or meal – present & post as Word document

  • Protocol = 4 ptsAll parts required for credit; late deduction applies
    • Setting
    • Beginning
    • Manners
  • Rationale = 4 pts
  • Clearly written and organized = 1 pt
  • Presentation in class = 1 pt
  • Conversation
  • Closing
  • Community Work
a 5 eating protocol 10 pts2
A 5. Eating Protocol = 10 pts

Ideal procedure for serving & eating snack or meal – present & post as Word document

  • Protocol = 4 pts
  • Rationale = 4 ptsYour goal. What benefits do you expect:
    • …for yourself? (2 pts)
    • …for the children? (2 pts)
  • Clearly written and organized = 1 pt
  • Presentation in class = 1 pt
a 5 eating protocol 10 pts3
A 5. Eating Protocol = 10 pts

Ideal procedure for serving & eating snack or meal – present & post as Word document

  • Protocol = 4 pts
  • Rationale = 4 pts
  • Clearly written and organized = 1 pt
    • Protocol and Rationale in one Word document
    • Clearly written, posted correctly
  • Presentation in class = 1 pt
    • Clearly organized and presented
    • Credit only if present in class on due date
a 6 project documentation 27 pts
A 6. Project Documentation = 27 pts

Choosing a project:

  • Can do alone or in pairs (self-assign)
  • Project with 2+ children (pref. 3+)
  • Project can be investigated directly:
    • First-hand experience
    • Representation in art, dramatic play, and a broad range of other expressive modes
    • Numbers
a 6 project documentation 27 pts1
A 6. Project Documentation = 27 pts

Project Documentation

  • Presentation = 20 pts
  • Reflection Paper = 7 pts
  • Bring to class on Presentation (A6a) due date:
    • Orally present your project (on 1st or 2nd day)
    • Bring all necessary documentation to present
    • Submit documentation for all sections
  • Post online by Presentation (A6a) due date:
    • Post A6a computerized materials in A6a drop box
  • Post online by Reflection (A6b) due date:
    • Post A6b in one Word document in PRIVATE A6b drop box
    • Post what you want to like as text in PUBLIC A6 discussion (reply for extra credit)
a 6 project documentation 27 pts2
A 6. Project Documentation = 27 pts

Project Components Summary

  • Presentation = 20 pts
    • Phase One (8 pts)
    • Phase Two (8 pts)
    • Phase Three / Final Report (4 pts)
  • Reflection Paper = 7 pts
    • Five key insights gained doing this (2 pts)
    • What you need work on in future (2 pts)
    • Your immediate next step toward ii. (2 pts)
    • Clear and correct writing (1 pt)
a 6 project documentation 27 pts3
A 6. Project Documentation = 27 pts
  • Presentation = 20 pts
    • Phase One (1 pt each = 8 pts)
    • Phase Two (8 pts)
    • Phase Three / Final Report (4 pts)
  • Reflection Paper = 7 pts
  • How it arose
  • What you did
  • What children did (exact words)
  • Information they knew
  • Questions they had
  • Initial representation
  • Parent letter
  • Topic Web
a 6 project documentation 27 pts4
A 6. Project Documentation = 27 pts
  • Presentation = 20 pts
    • Phase One (8 pts)
    • Phase Two (1 pt each = 8 pts)
      • What you did for investigations
      • First hand experiences
      • Representation experiences
      • Parent involvement
      • Documentation
    • Phase Three / Final Report (4 pts)
  • Reflection Paper = 7 pts
a 6 project documentation 27 pts5
A 6. Project Documentation = 27 pts
  • Presentation = 20 pts
    • Phase One (8 pts)
    • Phase Two (8 pts)
    • Phase Three / Final Report (1 pt each = 4 pts)Phase three completion or current status
      • The culminating event (actual / possible)
      • Documentation (actual / what might be next)
      • Skills analysis (analyze complete / up to now)
      • Children’s reflection (at end / most current)
  • Reflection Paper = 7 pts
a 6 project documentation 27 pts6
A 6. Project Documentation = 27 pts
  • Presentation = 20 pts
  • Reflection Paper = 7 pts
    • Brief description of your project.
    • What were five key insights you gained from doing this? (2 pts)
    • What do you need to work on in the future? (2 pts)
    • Your would be your immediate next step toward that end? (2 pts)
    • Clear and correct writing – and number responses 1, 2 and 3. (1 pt)
a 7 self documentation 23 pts
A 7. Self-Documentation = 23 pts

Informal writing assignments documenting your learning in this class.

  • Class Reaction Papers = 0 pts
    • End of each class, written & handed back to me
  • Interval Papers (2 pts each) = 16 pts
    • Post each in its own A7 drop box (private)
    • Can post any in single A7 discussion forum (no extra credit for replies)
  • Final Reflection Paper = 5 pts + 2 extra credit
    • Post in A7c drop box (private) by due date
a 7 self documentation 23 pts1
A 7. Self-Documentation = 23 pts
  • Class Reaction Papers = 0 pts
  • Interval Papers (8 @ 2 pts each) = 16 pts
    • Due EVERY Sunday night before class (except last)
    • 150+ words
    • What you have done or thought about in the intervening week related to this course
    • How it affects your life: actions, thoughts, discussions
  • Final Reflection Paper = 5 pts
a 7 self documentation 23 pts2
A 7. Self-Documentation = 23 pts
  • Class Reaction Papers = 0 pts
  • Interval Papers (8 @ 2 pts each) = 16 pts
  • Final Reflection Paper = 5 pts + 2 extra credit
    • One most important insight gained this quarter: what & why. (Up to 2 more for 1 extra credit point each.)
    • Effect of this class on you personally.
    • Changes, deletions or additions helpful in future.
    • What would you say to others considering this course?
    • Clear writing, questions & answered listed by number 1-4.
    • Rate your participation in class (0-6 pts – see Req. 1)
schedule calendar info
Schedule: Calendar Info
  • Schedule:
    • Paper calendar
    • Online calendar
      • Lessons tab PDF
      • Online PDF version supersedes printed or Angel calendar dates
      • Online PDF version will indicate date of last revision
      • Revisions will be announced on Course home page Announcements section
    • Link to Angel PDF calendarhttp://northseattle.angellearning.com/section/default.asp?id=CCE185CH_choyt_hybrid_SP10
schedule readings
Schedule: Readings
  • Readings: Young Investigators
    • 4/11: pp. 1-26
    • 4/19: pp. 27-50
    • 4/26: pp. 51-97 (finish the book)
schedule due dates
Schedule: Due Dates
    • Interval Papers are due EVERY week, the night before class (Sunday) – not listed here
  • Assignments:
    • 4/12 Read: pp. 1-26
    • 4/19 Read: pp. 27-50
    • 4/26 Read: pp. 51-97
    • 5/3 In-class Completed bound book – in class
    • 5/10 (A 4) Bring puppet to work on (A 6) Bring proj. documentation to work on
    • 5/17 A 3 due: Essential Literature – in class (A 4) Bring puppet to work on (A 6) Project documentation to work on
schedule due dates1
Schedule: Due Dates
    • Interval Papers are due EVERY week, the night before class (Sunday) – not listed here
  • Assignments (continued):
    • 5/24 A 4 due: Puppet Dialog – in class A 5 due: Eating Protocol – in class (A6) Project documentation to work on
    • 5/31 No class Work on project (A6)
    • 6/7 A 6a due: Project presentation – in class
    • 6/14 No interval paper A 2: Manuscript Printing – in class A 6a con’t: Project presentation – in class
    • 6/16 No class – Online A 6b: Project Reflection paper – online A 7c: Final Reflection Paper – online
wrap up
Wrap-Up
  • Assignments:
    • 4/12 Read: pp. 1-26
    • 4/19 Read: pp. 27-50
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