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SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction: setting academic expectations Teach a book presentations—IAP follow-up
2 Cognitive language and literacy development: Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky Begin journaling teaching experience
3 Social, moral, and emotional development: Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lawrence Kohlberg, Part I  
4 Social, moral, and emotional development: Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lawrence Kohlberg, Part II  
5 Student diversity  
6

Specific ways to use technology to support a variety of learning styles

Guest speaker: Greg Schwanbeck, Teacher, Westwood High School

 
7 Behavioral theories of learning  
8 Information processing and cognitive theories of learning  
9 Student-centered and constructivist approaches to instruction  
10 Differentiated instruction—some practical steps, Part 1 First reflection paper due
11 Differentiated instruction—technology and grouping, Part II  
12

The administrator’s point of view, Part I

Guest speaker: Emily Parks, Assistant Superintendent, Westwood Public Schools

Teaching resume due
13

The administrator’s point of view, Part II

Guest speaker: Emily Parks, Assistant Superintendent, Westwood Public Schools

 
14 Getting a teaching job. Interviewing. Preservice Performance Assessment for Practicum (PDF) form and Practicum log due
15

Motivating the hard to reach student

Guest speaker: Mark Holthouse, Teacher, Westwood High School

Portfolio of teaching experience due
16 Learners with exceptionalities, Part I  
17

Learners with exceptionalities, Part II

Guest speaker: Greg Schwanbeck, Teacher, Westwood High School

Opening day handouts due
18 Standardized tests and accountability  
19

Licensure process

Guest speaker: Kenneth Hawes, Professor, Wellesley College

 
20 Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood. Presentation and discussion  
21 Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. Presentation and discussion  
22 Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence. Presentation and discussion Research project due
23 Special project presentations Final reflection paper due, along with teaching journal
24 Special project presentations (cont.)  
25 Special project presentations (cont.)  
26 What’s next? Taking care of yourself in the teaching profession  

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