COURSE TITLE:
NO. OF CREDITS:
5 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 3.33 credits]
WA CLOCK HRS: OREGON PDUs: |
50 50 |
INSTRUCTOR:
Kelly Lickteig
kmlickteig@gmail.com
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course meets OSPI's STEM requirements.
Preschool teachers will learn how to teach activity centered, basic math concepts that meet national standards for early childhood students. It is possible for early childhood students to learn math skills in the areas of numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability. Learn how to translate these standards into developmentally appropriate lessons that can provide a foundation that will best support your students’ learning. Apply mathematics using a variety of simple methods that are effective and will keep students engaged. You will walk away with classroom tools and resources to further promote the importance of math in the early childhood classroom.
The textbook, More Than Counting: Preschool and Kindergarten, Standards Edition, by Sally Moomaw is available used at Amazon for approximately $11.00.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
HOURS EARNED:
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
REQUIRED TEXT
The textbook, More Than Counting: Preschool and Kindergarten, Standards Edition, by Sally Moomaw is available used at Amazon for approximately $11.00.
One picture book form the "Math Picture Book Reading List"
MATERIALS FEE
Text, More Than Counting: Preschool and Kindergarten is available used at Amazon for approximately $11.00
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #1: Introduce Yourself
Introduce yourself in a 250-500 word background summary. Answer all of the following questions:
Assignment #2: NCTM
Read Chapter 1 and answer the following questions in a 500-700 word paper:
Briefly describe the NCTM Content Standards.
Assignment #3: Quantification
Read Chapter 2 and answer the following questions in a 500-700 word paper:
Assignment #4: Operations
Read Chapter 3 and answer the following questions in a 500-700 word paper:
Assignment #5: Algebra & Geometry
Read Chapters 4 and 5 and answer the following questions in a 500-700 word paper:
Assignment #6: Applying a Lesson Plan
Read Chapter 6 and answer the following questions in a 250-500 word paper:
Assignment #7: Review Questions
Read Chapter 7. Answer the Review Questions located at the end of the syllabus. Then answer the following questions in a 500-700 word paper:
Assignment #8: COURSE FORUM.
Read Chapter 8. Please choose two of the below questions and answer them using the Course Forum in 250-500 word paper. :
Assignment #9: Explore Math Websites
OR
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you do not have a classroom available to you, please contact the instructor for course modifications. Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #10: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
Create a preschool math lesson plan for your classroom or math center. In addition, choose a picture book from the reading list to incorporate into your lesson. Complete all of the following in 250-500 words (You may use the lesson plan format used in the text as a guide) and upload using the lesson tab.
Assignment #11: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
Assignment #12: (500 Level ONLY)
Option A)
Read the article “Early Childhood Teachers’ Misconceptions About Mathematics Education for Young Children in the United States.” Write a 500 word review for this article.
http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/wpcontent/uploads/2014/06/AJEC0904.pdf
OR
Option B)
Visit the following web page and choose two articles that relate to teaching math in the preschool/early childhood classroom. Read and write a review in a 250-500 word paper for each article.
http://www.naeyc.org/tyc/pastissues
OR
Option C)
An assignment of your own choice with the instructor’s prior approval.
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #13: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Write a 350-500 word Integration Paper answering these 5 questions:
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
I currently live in Reno, Nevada. I am a native to the Pacific Northwest and grew up in Madras, Oregon. I graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. During my undergraduate studies, I studied abroad in Macerata, Italy and traveled to several Western European countries. I have a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Willamette University.
I have experience teaching various grade levels in both public and private schools. The majority of my experience comes from teaching at the elementary level, specifically fourth and fifth grade. I also have experience with preschool and middle school students.
Upon starting a new position in the private sector in the Kansas City area, I was assigned the task of creating and managing a resource room. I taught students ranging in grades from Kindergarten to eighth grade, as well as both learning disabled and gifted students. I am genuinely passionate about education and enjoy finding the creativity potential in every subject.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
PRESCHOOL MATHEMATICS
Baratta-Lorton, Mary. Mathematics Their Way. Menlo, Park, CA: Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 1995.
Barbour, Ann. Learning at Home: PreK-3, Homework Activities That Engage Children and Families. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2010.
Gestwicki, Carol. Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2011.
Kostelnik, Marjorie, Anne Soderman, and Alice Whiren. Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2007.
Koza, Wendy. Managing an Effective Early Childhood Classroom. Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Educational Publishing, 2007.
Moomaw, Sally and Brenda Hieronymus. More Than Counting: Preschool and Kindergarten, Standards Edition. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press, 2011.
Williams, Robert A., Debra Cunningham, and Joy Lubawy. Preschool Math. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, Inc., 2005.
PRESCHOOL MATH PICTURE BOOK LIST
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Counting Book. Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1977.
Blackstone, Stella. Bear in a Square. Barefoot Books, 2000.
Calmenson, Stephanie. Dinner at the Panda Palace. Harper Collins, 1995.
Davis, Kathryn G. Mr. Ferris and His Wheel. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2014. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-0-547-95922-1
Depaola, Tomie. Marcos Counts: One, Two, Three (Barker Twins-Spanish Edition).
Putnam Juvenile, 2003.
Falwell, Cathryn. Feast for 10. HMH Books for Young Readers, 1995.
Franco, Betsy. Double Play: Monkeying Around with Addition. Tricycle Press, 2011.
Giganti, Paul Jr. Each Orange Had 8 Slices: A Counting Book. Greenwillow Books, 1999.
Girth, Melanie. Ten Little Ladybugs. Dalmatian Press, 2001.
Greene, Rhonda Gowler. When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2001.
Hutchins, Pat. The Doorbell Rang. Greenwillow Books, 1989.
Jones, Tracy. Careers in STEM A to Z. Dorrance Publishing, 2016. Paperback, 32 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4809-2736-0
Kitchen, Bert. Animal Numbers. Lutterworth Press, 1992.
Lionni, Leo, Inch By Inch. Harper Collins, 1995.
Mazzola, Frank. Counting is for the Birds. Charlesbridge, 1997.
Myers, MIchael J. T is for Turbo: ABC Book (Motorhead Garage Series). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018. Paperback, 32 pages, ISBN-10: 1717277969
Pinczes, Elinor. One Hundred Hungry Ants. HMH Books for Young Readers, 1999.
Ryan, Pam Munoz. The Crayon Counting Book. Charlesbridge, 1996.
Schachner, Judy. Skippyjon Jones: Shape Up. Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2008.
Smith, Maggie. Counting Our Way to Maine. Down East Books, 2008.
Twamley, Erin. Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers. Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2019. Hardcover, 88 pages. ISBN-10: 1634892046. ISBN-13: 978-1634892049.
Wang, Margaret. Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? Piggy Toes Press, 2006.
Wells, Rosemary. Bunny Money. Puffin Books, 2000.
Worth, Bonnie. One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2008.