Fall 2021 Calendar

One
Aug 31/Sep 2
Two
Sep 7/9
Three
Sep 14/16
Four
Sep 21/23
Five
Sep 28/30
Six
Oct 5/7
Seven
Oct 12/14
Eight
Oct 19/21
Nine
Oct 26/28
Ten
Nov 2/4
Eleven
Nov 9/11
Twelve
Nov 16/18
Thirteen
Nov 30/Dec 2
Fourteen
Dec 7/9
Fifteen
Finals

Week One August 31 and September 2

Tuesday | Introductions

Introductions: 

  • Me &
  • You 
  • School & Society, Course Introduction
    • What are schools for?
    • About education, what is happening in this present moment?
    • An educational history of the present
      • historical
      • political
      • socio-cultural
      • economic
      • philosophical

Course Website & Syllabus

Workshop: Building your ED253 Weblog


Thursday | Introductions

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Week Two September 7 and 9

Tuesday, September 7 is Rosh Hashanah, class is cancelled 🙂                         

Thursday 

  • Reading: Hinchey, P. and P. Konkol (2018). Getting to where we meant to be : working toward the educational world we imagine/d.Chapter 2: What Are Schools For, Anyway? Gorham, Maine : Myers Education Press. pp. 20-51.
  • Noteworthy |
    • Learning Experience BlogPost summaries are due at midnight on the Friday following classroom learning experiences.
    • Current Connection BlogPosts are due at midnight on the Tuesday following classroom discussions. 
    • Course Readings: Available online:  253edstudies
    • Application for Department of Education Teacher Education Program |
    • Learning Experience Meeting (for next week) Learning Circle One | Janak, Edward 2019.  Education in the Progressive Period (ca. 1890s–1920s). pp. 43-63.
  • Discussion |What is a Learning Circle?
    • intentional community
    • pedagogy of MIND, not mIND
    • Mentoring
      • lesson planning
      • conceptual understanding
  • Discussion | BlogPost I Class Survey Question 4: What are you into; what makes you special? Share a few “unique” aspects about yourself that would help our classroom community get to know you a bit more. Are you on an athletic team? Sing in the choir?  Are you trying out for a play? Painting? What are you planning on doing this semester in your life that is noteworthy?
  • Learning Experience: Hinchey & Konkol | What are Schools for Anyways?

Week Three September 14 and 16

Tuesday                                

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Thursday September 16 is Yom Kippur — Class is cancelled.                            


Week Four September 21 and 23

Tuesday                                

  • Reading: Janak, Edward 2019.  Education in the Progressive Period (ca. 1890s–1920s). pp. 43-63.
  • Noteworthy
    • Arrange a time to meet with me with your Learning Circle well in advance of your learning experience
    • Learning Experience BlogPost summaries | due at midnight on the Friday following classroom learning experiences.
    • Current Connection BlogPosts | due at midnight on the Tuesday following classroom discussions. 
    • Course Introductions
      • How are you? What about your JCU experience so far? Support needed? Support to offer? Resources to suggest?
  • Learning Experience
  • Service and Service Learning | Reflections on your Service Learning Experiences

Thursday

Noteworthy

  • THE interview
  • Notes on Assignments
  • Reading for next week |
  • Learning Experience BlogPost summaries | due at midnight on the Friday following classroom learning experiences.
  • Current Connection BlogPosts | due at midnight on the Tuesday following classroom discussions. 
  • Course Introductions | How are you? What about your JCU experience so far? Support needed? Support to offer?

Current Connections

Overview Discussion | Dewey, J. (2018/1897). My pedagogic creed.

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Week Five September 28 and 30

Tuesday

  • Reading: Dewey, J. (2018/1897). My pedagogic creed. In A. R. Sadovnik, P. W. Cookson Jr., S. F. Semel, & R. W. Coughlan (Eds.), Exploring education: An introduction to the foundations of education (5th ed., pp. 215-218). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Noteworthy
    • CSSA issues such as attendance
    • Current Connection BlogPosts are due at midnight on the Tuesday following classroom discussions.
    • Learning Experience BlogPosts are due at midnight on the Friday following classroom learning experiences.

Service Learning Update LC |

Learning Experience

  • LC Two | Dewey, J. (2018/1897). My pedagogic creed.

Thursday                             

  • Noteworthy
    • Current Connection | BlogPosts are due at midnight on the Tuesday following classroom discussions.
    • Learning Experience | BlogPost summaries are due at midnight on the Friday following classroom learning experiences.
  • Current Connections
    • Learning Circle Five | Dewey, J. (2018/1897). My pedagogic creed.
  • Overview Reading for next week | Blakely, J. 2017, 17 April. How School Choice Turns Education into a Commodity. The Atlantic.

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Week Six October 5 and 7

Tuesday                                


Thursday

  • Noteworthy
    • Current Connection BlogPosts are due at midnight on the Tuesday following classroom discussions.
    • Learning Circle 4 Let’s arrange to meet! | Learning Experience next week: The testing charade
  • Current Connections
    • Learning Circle Six | Blakely, J. 2017, 17 April. How School Choice Turns Education into a Commodity. The Atlantic.

Overview Reading | Koretz 2017 Test Prep: pretending to make schools better.

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Week Seven October 12 and 14

Tuesday                                

  • Reading | Koretz, D. (2017). The testing charade: pretending to make schools better. Chapter 7, Test Prep. pp. 93-118. Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Noteworthy
    • Learning Experience BlogPost summaries | due at midnight on the Friday following classroom learning experiences.
    • meetings individual or by learning circle
  • Learning Experience
    • Learning Circle Four | Koretz, D. (2017). The testing charade: pretending to make schools better. Chapter 7, Test Prep.
  • Service Learning |

Thursday

  • Reading | Koretz, D. (2017). The testing charade: pretending to make schools better. Chapter 7, Test Prep. pp. 93-118. Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Noteworthy
    • Current Connection BlogPosts | due at midnight on the Tuesday following classroom discussions
  • Current Connections 
    • Learning Circle One | Koretz, D. (2017). The testing charade: pretending to make schools better. Chapter 7, Test Prep.
  • Overview Reading | Stancil, W. 2018. The Radical Supreme Court Decision That America Forgot. The Atlantic. 29 May 2018.

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Week Eight October 19 and 21

Tuesday                                

  • Reading | Stancil, W. 2018. The Radical Supreme Court Decision That America Forgot. The Atlantic. 29 May 2018.
  • Noteworthy |
    • The difficulties of talking about race | class resentment, socialized racism, fear of saying the wrong thing, silence as privilege, and responsibility not guilt.
  • Learning Experience 
    • Learning Circle Five  Stancil, W. 2018. The Radical Supreme Court Decision That America Forgot. The Atlantic. 29 May 2018.

Thursday

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Week Nine October 26 and 28

Tuesday                                

  • Reading | Ladson-Billings, G. (2016/1995). But that’s just good teaching! The case for culturally relevant pedagogy.
  • Noteworthy |
  • Service Learning Update
  • History of the Present Timeline Project | Ideas? Questions?
  • Learning Experience 
    • Learning Circle Six | Ladson-Billings, G. (2016/1995). But that’s just good teaching! The case for culturally relevant pedagogy.

Thursday

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Week Ten November 2 and 4

Tuesday                                

  • Noteworthy | Zoom link for class today
  • Reading | Freire, P. (2013/1972). The banking concept of education.  (3rd ed., pp. 103-115). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Service Learning Update | LCs and a writing workshop 
  • Learning Experience

Thursday

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Week Eleven November 9 and 11

Tuesday                                


Thursday

  • Noteworthy | SJP JCU 6pm Dolan Free Pizza
  • Current Connections 
    • Learning Circle Five  |  Meyer, E. (2007). “But I’m Not Gay”: What Straight Teachers Need to Know about Queer Theory.
  • Overview Reading | Spring, Joel 2013. Chapter 2: Native Americans: Deculturalization. Schooling, and Globalization. New York: McGraw Hill.pp. 21-40.

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Week Twelve November 16 and 18

Tuesday


Thursday

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November 23 and 25 Thanksgiving No Classes Scheduled


Week Thirteen November 30 and December 2

Tuesday                                

  • Noteworthy | Final Exam Schedule
  • Reading | Mallett, C. (2016). The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Critical Review of the Punitive Paradigm Shift. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal33(1), 15–24.
  • Learning Experience 
    • Learning Circle Four |  Mallett, C. (2016). The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Critical Review of the Punitive Paradigm Shift. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal33(1), 15–24.

Thursday

  • Noteworthy |
  • Current Connections
    • Learning Circle One |  Mallett, C. (2016). The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Critical Review of the Punitive Paradigm Shift. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal33(1), 15–24.
  • Overview Reading | Greene, K. & Jean Anyon (2010) Urban School Reform, Family Support, and Student Achievement, Reading & Writing Quarterly, 26:3, 223-236.

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Week Fourteen December 7 and 9

Tuesday                                

  • Noteworthy
    • Titling your blog posts
    • Meeting during the last week — topics and discussions
    • Calculating your grades | Letters
  • Reading | Greene, K. & Jean Anyon (2010) Urban School Reform, Family Support, and Student Achievement, Reading & Writing Quarterly, 26:3, 223-236.
  • Learning Experience 
    • Learning Circle Five | Greene, K. & Jean Anyon (2010) Urban School Reform, Family Support, and Student Achievement, Reading & Writing Quarterly, 26:3, 223-236.
  • History of the Present Timeline Discussion 

Thursday

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Week Fifteen Finals (Date TBA)

  • Noteworthy |
  • Reading | Greene, M. (2018/1978). Wide-awakeness and the moral life. In A. R. Sadovnik, P. W. Cookson Jr., S. F. Semel, & R. W. Coughlan (Eds.), Exploring education: An introduction to the foundations of education (5th ed., pp. 218-224). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Learning Experience 
    • Learning Circle Six | Greene, M. (2018/1978). Wide-awakeness and the moral life.
  • Current Connections 
    • Learning Circle Three | Greene, M. (2018/1978). Wide-awakeness and the moral life.
  • History of the Present Timeline Discussion 

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Week Sixteen | May 4 and 6

Tuesday

Final Exam & Incomplete Assignments (Previously incomplete assignments are due on the last day of classes, 7 May 2021)

Consults Please follow this link to schedule a time to meet and discuss your your History of the Present timeline


Thursday

Final Exam & Incomplete Assignments (Previously incomplete assignments are due on the last day of classes, 7 May 2021)

Consults Please follow this link to schedule a time to meet and discuss your your History of the Present timeline


Final Exam Schedule TBA

May 11 Tuesday 1:00pm-2:50pm

Assignment Due |History of the Present Timeline

ED253 | A Retrospective

Due at time of scheduled exam

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