Shannon Carlson's Masters of Education Transcript

 


TE 802 Reflect and Inquiry Teaching Practice I
Michael Broda

Fall 2010

Reflection and Inquiry Teaching Practice I was a class I took during my internship. This class met once a week during my internship to focus on graduate level courses while integrating the practice within my year-long internship. This class focused on literacy practices and research. This class gave us an opportunity to research for an action plan. Then plan and implement action plan. The most important thing I took from this class was being able to establish a literacy practice plan for my internship classroom. I was then able to implement this action plan throughout the school year to make improvements within the classroom. 



TE 803 Professional Goals and Teaching Practice II
Kristy Brugar
Spring 2011


Professional Goals and Teaching Practice II was a class I took during my internship. This class met once a week during my internship to focus on graduate level courses while integrating best practices within my year-long internship. This class focused on social studies within the classroom context. It allowed students the opportunity to delve deeper into connecting the elementary classroom to the community and better understanding the community, its people and traditions. The most important piece I took from this class is the motivation to connect with the students and families both inside and outside of school. I was motivated to connect with families through school functions and volunteer my time to give back to the community that I was teaching in. 



TE 804 Reflect and Inquiry Teaching Practice II
Rochelle Rubin
Spring 2011


Reflection and Inquiry Teaching Practice II was a class I took during my internship. This class met once a week during my internship to focus on graduate level courses while integrating the practice within my year-long internship. This class focused on science inquiry and practice. I learned about best practices within the science context. I also participated in common elementary science experiments. I created and implemented an inquiry project by indentifying a problem within the science classroom context. The biggest part that I took from this class was the opportunity to conduct a science experienment with the entire fifth grade. I was able to connect with students I did not normally teach and conduct an experiment with students including all parts of the scientific process. 

 



TE 846 Accommodating Differences in Literacy Learners
Erin Jurand
Summer 2012


Accommodating differences in literacy learners was a class that gave students an opportunity to identify a literacy need within a case study child. We then gave literacy assessments, and collected and interpret the data. After the data was interpreted students had to choose one area of need to focus on and develop a plan on ways to help the child improve in the area of need. This class also gave us an opportunity to practice properly putting together a case study.

 

 


CEP 832 Educating Students with Challenging Behavior
Evelyn Oka
Spring 2013


Educating students with challenging behavior offered descriptions, best practices and action plans for students with varying challenging behavior. This class gave me the opportunity to select a child with challenging behavior. I then created and implemented an action plan/case analysis on how to best help this child with challenging behavior. After implementation I had the opportunity to reflect on the case study. This was a very influential class that truly helped me with a very challenging class of diverse behavioral needs. I was able to especially help one particular student process social situations and change angry and aggressive behaviors towards myself and other students. 

 



TE 836 Awards & Classics of Children’s Literature
Laura Apol
Summer 2013


Awards & Classics of Children’s literature was a class encompassing a few parts. One part was examining different literary awards given to children’s literature. We had to learn the criteria for these awards and then read books that were given these awards. We had to critically analyze and give our opinions on whether we felt the books met the awards criteria. Next we had to examine why certain books were given awards and how that has played out in the book’s relevance as time progresses. Next we compared and contrasted a book and movie of the same title. Here we examined core issues and themes amongst the two versions. This class has continued to help me select great literature for my students based on criteria I learned in the classroom. 

 


TE 842 Elementary Reading Assessment and Instruction
Erin Wibbens
Summer 2013


Elementary Reading Assessment and Instruction was a class that allowed students to delve deeper into understanding how to assess elementary reading. This class also taught students to properly plan instruction based on these assessments. I was given several case studies, in which I had to read and decipher data and correctly give descriptions on the child’s progress based on the data. I then used a case analysis to properly articulate the data and provide proper instructional strategies based on the assessments and results given. The most important piece of this class that I took away was the confidence in assessing students and properly creating a plan to help them become strong and confident readers. 


CEP 802 Developing Positive Attitudes toward Learning
Evelyn Oka
Fall 2013


Developing positive attitudes towards learning took students on a journey of motivation. This class offered different motivational strategies to use within several different educational contexts. We had the opportunity to complete a case analysis in which we chose a child with a lack of motivation within a part of the educational or classroom setting. Students identified the motivational issue/s, created and implemented a motivational plan and reflected on our experiences. This class has helped the overall dynamic of my classroom with more effort into motivational in terms of creating goals and moving towards self motivation for all students. 


ED 800 Educational Inquiry
Spring 2014
Steven Weiland


Educational inquiry was a class that had students examine aspects of inquiry within different educational contexts. I learned about how educational inquiry has evolved within the United States. I also learned about influential people who helped contribute to and bring to light important key factors of educational inquiry. I had the opportunity to read and discuss different types of educational inquiry implemented within the educational context. The most influential piece I took from this class is just how insightful narrative inquiry can be when used within the classroom.