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Plan: Education Department Teacher Education Program

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Mission Statement: The mission of the Teacher Education Program of Great Basin College is to provide a distinctive early childhood, elementary, secondary and special education program for rural Nevada.
The Teacher Education Program is designed to develop competence, values, skills, and knowledge to promote lifelong learning and is distinctive in the following ways:
• We recognize and value diversity in the heritage and traditions of the region;
• We utilize the professional expertise and contributions of faculty and staff in all academic disciplines;
• We utilize technology for distance education and delivering education courses in rural areas; and
• We collaborate with the six rural school districts in the region to offer early and extensive clinical and field experiences throughout the programs.
GOALS
1.  Goal: Continue to develop and provide superior teacher education programs through rural Nevada. (Theme 3)

Added on 01/07/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

  OBJECTIVES
  1.1  Objective: The TEP will maintain state accreditation.

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Due 12 of 2013

    ACTION PLAN  
    1.1.1  Task: Rewrite conceptual framework

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Due 09 of 2013

    1.1.2  Task: Rewrite field experience rubrics

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Completed

    1.1.3  Task: Rewrite internship rubric

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Completed

    1.1.4  Task: Attend TEAC conference to gather information

Last changed on 05/25/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    1.1.5  Task: Determine whether we consider TEAC or NCATE or state (state may require one)

Last changed on 05/25/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    1.1.6  Task: Complete doctorate programs

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Completed

    1.1.7  Task: Eliminated

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

    1.1.8  Task: Determine if assessments are aligned to INTASC and if new assessments need to be used to document learning

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Ongoing

    1.1.9  Task: Create database to include rubrics, Praxis II scores, placement rates, surveys, portfolios, student teaching rubric scores for continuous improvement. Consider Livetext and other technology means.

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Completed

    1.1.10  Task: Enter and maintain relevant data in student database.

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Ongoing

    1.1.11  Task: Yearly evaluations of program based upon assessments starting on May 2012.

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Due 05 of 2013

    1.1.12  Task: Create database to track field experiences for diversity in placements

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Completed

    1.1.13  Task: Enter data to field experience database

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

Status: Ongoing

    1.1.14  Task: Create grids with alignment with state requirements for each degree

Last changed on 08/18/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    1.1.15  Task: Survey service area for needs for educators

Last changed on 02/23/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    1.1.16  Task: Eliminated

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

    1.1.17  Task: Eliminated

Last changed on 10/10/2012 by Sarah Negrete

  1.2  Objective: Eliminated

Last changed on 02/23/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

2.  Goal: Assess community needs, student interests, and college resources and develop appropriate programs. (Theme 2)

Last changed on 05/25/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

  OBJECTIVES
  2.1  Objective: The education department will partner with UNLV to create a 2+2 Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education.

Last changed on 02/23/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    ACTION PLAN  
    2.1.1  Task: Negotiation with UNLV

Last changed on 08/20/2010 by Lynette MacFarlan

Status: Completed

    2.1.2  Task: Complete Memorandum of Understanding accepting GBC’s terms

Last changed on 08/20/2010 by Lynette MacFarlan

Status: Completed

    2.1.3  Task: Advertise and offer program

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

  2.2  Objective: The education department will collaborate with content departments to develop endorsements in secondary science, social science, English, math and business education.

Last changed on 08/17/2010 by Cliff Ferry

Status: Due 12 of 2012

    ACTION PLAN  
    2.2.1  Task: Work with David Freistroffer to define the endorsements as academic minors in the content area or minor endorsements in education.

Last changed on 02/23/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 12 of 2011

    2.2.2  Task: Meet with content departments for each endorsement area to identify courses that can be used, paying attention to the minimum requirements for state licensure. Develop additional courses if needed.

Last changed on 02/23/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 12 of 2011

    2.2.3  Task: Present for approval to TEC and Curriculum and Articulation

Last changed on 05/25/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 05 of 2012

    2.2.4  Task: Write catalog descriptions

Added on 01/07/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 12 of 2011

    2.2.5  Task: State/Regents approval

Added on 01/07/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 05 of 2012

  2.3  Objective: The education department will create the business and industry license online.

Last changed on 08/17/2010 by Cliff Ferry

Status: Due 05 of 2011

    ACTION PLAN  
    2.3.1  Task: Develop a flyer of the courses to advertise with state department and school districts

Last changed on 08/18/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    2.3.2  Task: Offer EDCT 471 online. If the interest is high enough (at least 10 students enrolled), start the development of EDCT 439

Last changed on 08/18/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    2.3.3  Task: Develop EDCT 447, teach EDCT 439

Last changed on 08/18/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    2.3.4  Task: Develop EDCT 490, teach EDCT 447

Last changed on 08/18/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    2.3.5  Task: Teach EDCT 490

Last changed on 05/25/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

  2.4  Objective: The education department will create the four classes for the TESL endorsement online.

Added on 05/25/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 05 of 2013

    ACTION PLAN  
    2.4.1  Task: Dian Musial will create the fall class EDRL 471 this fall and then create EDRL 474 in fall 2012.

Last changed on 08/15/2014 by Tom Reagan

Status: Completed

3.  Goal: Use technology to provide quality instruction throughout rural Nevada. (Theme 3)

Added on 01/07/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

  OBJECTIVES
  3.1  Objective: The full-time education faculty will integrate technology into classes, modeling for our students.

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 05 of 2014

    ACTION PLAN  
    3.1.1  Task: Eliminated

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

    3.1.2  Task: Utilize Smartboards as a presentation tool

Last changed on 08/18/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    3.1.3  Task: Utilize Smartboards as an interactive tool

Last changed on 08/15/2014 by Tom Reagan

Status: Completed

    3.1.4  Task: Purchase Sirus Response System and utilize in IAV classes

Last changed on 08/15/2014 by Tom Reagan

Status: Completed

    3.1.5  Task: Eliminated

Last changed on 02/23/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

    3.1.6  Task: Eliminated

Last changed on 08/15/2014 by Tom Reagan

    3.1.7  Task: Utilize e-book sources and IPod applications for technology

Last changed on 02/23/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    3.1.8  Task: Attend technology conferences and professional development trainings. At least one department member will attend a technology conference or training and then come back to the department and teach the others.

Last changed on 08/15/2014 by Tom Reagan

Status: Ongoing

4.  Goal: Enhance communication within department and with students. (Theme 1)

Added on 01/07/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

  OBJECTIVES
  4.1  Objective: The education department will communicate with current, past and future students.

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 05 of 2014

    ACTION PLAN  
    4.1.1  Task: Meet with Lisa to determine feasibility of using Starfish program or other programs that would be able to used to meet our database needs

Last changed on 08/20/2010 by Tom Reagan

Status: Completed

    4.1.2  Task: Collect data for listserve

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 05 of 2014

    4.1.3  Task: Create electronic database (current students and graduates)

Last changed on 05/25/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 12 of 2011

    4.1.4  Task: Write newsletter beginning Fall 2010

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Completed

    4.1.5  Task: Send newsletter to all students in database

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 07 of 2011

    4.1.6  Task: Update database each semester

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 05 of 2014

  4.2  Objective: The education department will improve communication with adjunct faculty.

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 05 of 2014

    ACTION PLAN  
    4.2.1  Task: Schedule semester meetings with adjunct faculty

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 05 of 2014

    4.2.2  Task: Create the adjunct survey

Added on 01/07/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 09 of 2013

    4.2.3  Task: Send quality newsletters to adjunct faculty consistently every semester.

Last changed on 05/25/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 02 of 2014

    4.2.4  Task: Create a syllabus checklist to include basic expectations and education specific outcomes.

Last changed on 02/23/2011 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 10 of 2011

    4.2.5  Task: Observe each adjunct faculty once/year starting in fall 2009

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 10 of 2014

    4.2.6  Task: Survey adjunct faculty yearly by mail starting Spring 2014

Last changed on 08/24/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 06 of 2014

    4.2.7  Task: Review survey results and make changes accordingly

Added on 01/07/2010 by Bonnie Hofland

Status: Due 10 of 2014





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