This course is designed for
online instruction using Blackboard. Although Blackboard online instruction
is different, the content and syllabus are identical to that of a live course (603
Syllabus). In addition to time on Blackboard there are offline assignments
(readings, research, papers, presentations, etc.) which must be submitted
via Blackboard (either Homework or Discussion Board).
If this is the first time using
blackboard there is a handbook and reference material on 601 Course Info. The
first several lessons are NOT content rich, but are designed to see that you can
navigate Blackboard. Prof. Stein (and classmates) are ready, and willing, to
assist.
COMMUNICATION
Please place the following
web addresses in your Internet Explorer "Favorites"
www.touro.edu  Access information from Touro College
bb.touro.edu  Send completed work to Prof. Stein via Blackboard "Homework"
of "Discussion Board" forums.
touroweb.webhop.org
 Prof. Stein's Class Website
 Access assignments
and links
There is a s "Student's'" page and a "Messages" page as well. 
APPROACH
TO THIS COURSE Reality TV
Consider that you are applying
for a fictitious position at a prestigious private school. The position
is that of a science/mathematics teacher (grades 59 with a special education component). The position pays $175,000.00 per year with wonderful benefits. To apply
you are asked to submit your resume, a portfolio of mathematics lessons,
science lessons, a quick website (googlepages.com*) evidencing your technology and
teaching skills, a video introduction of a science and a math lesson (workshop
model), use of NYC or NYS Math and Science standards, as well as anything
else that demonstrates that you are a most capable and effective teacher and capable
of differentiated instruction.
You should
evidence that you are familiar with the NYCDOE prescribed textbook
IMPACT MATH
and that your lesson exemplifies the
WORKSHOP MODEL.
Completing
the assignments in this course, printing them, organizing them into a printed
portfolio will be your submission. A video of your mini lesson submitted,
via Blackboard, and to teachertube.com
is requested. NOTE: No photos of NYCDOE students please. It is not necessary that your
face be included in the video.
In short, the students of
this online course are the pool of candidates for this desired fictitious
position. Those students that make it to the next and final level for interviews
based on their work will receive an "A" in this course.
Simply stated, it is not
"Who you think you are" that will get you a position. It is "Who you appear to be"
to the hiring person(s) that
really count. This course will teach you how to look Great! This almost sounds like a Reality TV situation.
*Googlepages.com is a
free place to create a website. We will teach you how during this course. It is
not hard when you have guides (classmates and Prof. Stein).
CONFIRM
REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSOR STEIN
If you have received a
group email from Professor Stein, you in the class email
group list and you do not need to do the following.....
If you have NOT yet
received an email from Professor Stein PLEASE
confirm that you are in the class by sending an email to Professor Stein at abriteguy@aol.com.
This will assure that Prof. Stein has your correct email address.
COURSE
MATERIALS AND TEXTBOOKS
Note:
Links
have been provided for reference purposes only.
Purchase of required texts
should be made in a timely manor from the vendor of your choice.
Course Materials
 Portfolio: 3 ring binder
with clear cover. View
 A minimum of 20 clear
page protectors. View
 Protruding Adhesive tabs. View
Course Textbook and Reference
Materials  textbook (at right)
How to Differentiate
Instruction in MixedAbility Classrooms
 Downloads of NYS Math, Science and Technology Standards
 Downloads of appropriate content assessment tests (more about this later) 
Link 


PROCEDURE:
So How Does The System Work?
Review
files, folders and naming
procedures using your student prefix (ie 11z)
603 Assignments can be viewed on this website
(when available)
Completed assignments are submitted to either Blackboard Homework (for view by
Prof. Stein)
or to a Blackboard Discussion Board Forum (where all in the class can see) The Assignment listing will tell you
where to send the completed assignment
How to complete an assignment:
Watch the Tutorials
Locate the assignment 603assignments
EDUCATIONAL
COMPONENTS and STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
(taken from the course syllabus)
Let's look at the course syllabus,
understand what is expected and how a student can demonstrate their
accomplishments.
Students will demonstrate:
1. Knowledge of science and mathematics
content together with associated assessments for middle school
grades. This is in line with the NYC and NYS Math, Science and Technology
Standards. and the NYS Office of Assessment. 2. Knowledge of curriculum
development and instructional approaches in developmental context, with
attention to the needs of typical and atypical adolescent learners.
3. Knowledge of instructional
strategies in the areas of number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement
and data analysis for implementation within both the general and special
education population
4. Knowledge and practical
skill in basic techniques in the construction and implementation of performancebased
assessment
5. Knowledge and skill in
the use of technology and math resources on the Internet
6.Give
an account of the interrelationships among math, science, and technology for
students in general education and students with disabilities
7. Develop critical thinking skills through instruction in math and science
8. Describe modifications of curriculum and instructional approaches for
students with disabilities
9. Create digital portfolios
10. Design and deliver projectbased lessons in science and math that employ
technology as a tool and relate to learning standards
11. Use calculators and other tools of mathematics, science, and technology
study
12. Critically use the World Wide Web’s resources for science, math, and
technology
In order to accomplish the
“Student Learning Outcomes” of the syllabus (above) the course is divided
into components. Components are then divided into various Blackboard assignments.
These assignments are printed by the student and organized into a printed portfolio.
Some of the assignments can be posted to the Internet on a digital portfolio
(eportfolio).
Additionally some assignments (computer files) are sent to Prof. Stein
so that they can be viewed on a class website.
Mathematics Component
(students must demonstrate their knowledge of middle school mathematics and their
ability to teach it):
 Students will view Internet
video lessons that teach towards curriculum/standards based mathematics
lessons and upload them to Blackboard and Teachertube.com  Students will review mathematics
regents questions, which is an assessment tool..
 Students will write lesson
plans for geared towards specified regents questions (General and Special
Education).
 Students will write sample
student worksheets for specified regents topics (General and Special Education).
 Students will create one
minute mathematics video introducing one of the lessons they have created.
 Topics will include content
areas of: Geometry, Algebra, Linear equations, Graphing, etc..
Science Component
(students must demonstrate their knowledge of middle school science and their
ability to teach it):
 Students will view Internet
video lessons that teach towards curriculum/standards based science
lessons and upload them to Blackboard and Teachertube.com
 Students will review Intermediate Science
Grade 8 assessment questions, which is an assessment tool..
 Students will write lesson
plans for geared towards specified areas in the Intermediate Science Grade 8
assessment (General and Special
Education).
 Students will write sample
student worksheets for specified regents topics (General and Special Education).
 Students will create one
minute mathematics video introducing one of the lessons they have created.
 Topics will include content
areas of: Geometry, Algebra, Linear equations, Graphing, etc..
Special Education Component:
 Students will be asked
to read and respond to the assigned text: How to Differentiate Instruction
in MixedAbility Classrooms.
 Students will show how
concepts in this text can be applied in both General and Special Education
settings
 Students will conduct
research on current Issues in Special Education ( FAPE, ADA, NCLB,
IEP, etc.), In addition they will discuss each while comparing their legislative
differences.
Philosophical Component:
 Student will conduct Internet
research on several current educational philosophers and discuss their
approaches.
 Students will construct
a list of 5 major tenets of their own educational philosophy
 Students will substantiate,
where possible, their philosophical tenets by referencing current educational
philosophers
 Students will discuss how their approach will be
used in the classroom Technology Component
Individual:
 Students will review educational
websites that teach and enhance mathematic and science education
 Students will use technology
to submit computer files to the instructor via Blackboard (Homework, Blackboard
Discussion Board).
 Students will create a digital portfolio (eportfolio) their professional
website. This site will demonstrate that they can use technology and the
Internet to disseminate information (i.e. lessons, videos, etc.)
 Students will review the
work of classmates on Blackboard (Discussion Board)
 Students will aid in publishing selected work to a viewable website
(i.e. Teachertube.com)
Challenge: Can you be a student chosen for the
Touro
Technology Showcase.
STUDENTS
PRINTED PORTFOLIOS To Be Submitted in Print
Printed Portfolio with all
assignments  The three ring presentation binder will contain printed
assignments, Student Philosophy, Issues in Special Education Legislation, Cover,
Dedication Page, Lesson Plans, etc.
THIS PRINTED PORTFOLIO (binder) MUST BE SUBMITTED (See
calendar
in assignments). The binder should be delivered to Prof. Stein at his home: 2979
Judith Drive, Bellmore, NY 11710. Should it be sent via UPS, USPS, Fedex,
etc., make sure that it is sent with a tracking number. This
# should be placed in the portfolios BB DB Forum. Portfolios will NOT be
returned and become the property of Touro College and may be used by Touro
College as samples of course outcomes. Should you desire that your materials
NOT be viewed in this manner please contact Prof. Stein and receive confirmation
in writing.
