TOSS ORIENTATION MEETING Welcome to the TOSS Fall 2011 Orientation Meeting!
Agenda • Dr. Bryan- Global Learning Coordinator, International Education Programs, Student Teaching Abroad in Spring of 2012. • Ms. Williams-Course Overrides • Dr. Delacruz- TOSS program coordinator… *TOSS Structure *Fall Calendar * TOSS school sign up and late registration * Field placement expectations *Professionalism *Student teaching applications *Questions
TOSS Methods Classes Ms. Williams Kennesaw Hall 2328 Assistant to EECE Assistant Chair
Please see me immediately following this meeting If you fall in one or more of the following categories: Kennesaw State University • If you took only 1 of the ISCI’s • If you did not take both ISCI’s @ KSU • If you didn’t take EDUC 3302 @ KSU • If you have already taken HPS 3370 • If you Transferred and was given credit for 1 or more TOSS classes.
TOSS Structure • 4 Methods Classes • ECE 4401 – Math Methods • ECE 4402 – Science Methods • ECE 4403 – Social Studies Methods • ECE 4404 – Reading Methods • Field Component –ECE 4406 • HPS 3670
TOSS Structure • Field Component • 1 Day per week for 10 weeks * • Oversight by Methods Instructors • 5 Days per week for 4 weeks (separate class) • University Supervisor • Collaborating Teacher
TOSS Structure • 10 Weeks • 4 methods classes • 2 days per week • 2 classes each of these days • 1 full day per week in the field • HPS • 4 Weeks • Full time field experiences • At least four observations by university supervisor and collaborating teacher
Calendar • August 17-First Day of Classes • August 17– October 26 • 2 FULL Days – Methods Classes at KSU • Days, Rooms, TBA • No class Sept. 5 (Monday make-up Oct. 26) • 1 Day in field • Six hours each time for the first ten weeks • First Day Friday August 26, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm • Subsequent days to be determined by TOSS Candidate and Cooperating Teacher
Calendar • October 31-December 2 • Full Time in Field • “Teacher Hours” • Fall Break • November 21-25
Dates of Note • June27-29 – TOSS school sign-up • Sign-up begins at 10:00 p.m. on June 27 • Directions for sign-up will be sent via email • August 15– Registration (Sections to be determined based on field school) You will be notified with section number for all classes including HPS. • Sept. 16– Mandatory Ethics Seminar – 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. • October 28– Midterm Seminar, KSU Room 400, 3:00-5:00 p.m. MANDATORY
Registration • Register for all four methods classes, TOSS Field Component, and HPS 3670 Section numbers based on field selection and will be emailed after July 18. (Registration is August 15-16) • 4401 (Math Methods) • 4402 (Science Methods) • 4403 (Social Studies Methods) • 4404 (Content Area Reading and Language Arts) • 4406 (Field Component) • HPS 3670
Field Experience Professionalism Assignments determined by Methods instructors Be sure to select a theme for the unit as soon as possible (work with you collaborating teacher on this) Get involved in the class as much as the collaborating teacher allows
Attendance • MANDATORY – Be Sure You Sign In • Written Documentation • Deduction of Points during Methods Classes • Field Experience time for EXCUSED absences must be made up • Failure to attend = repeat TOSS
Field Placement • Information will be sent via email and on the EECE Web Site. • Special Circumstances??? • Form available from Dr. Delacruz after July 1st. Decision based on need. No special placements guaranteed.
Field PlacementFYI • Please DO NOT call the school prior to first day meetings. • Cooperating teacher is determined by the principal at your field school. • Field supervisors will be assigned and announced at the midterm seminar on Oct. 28th. • Prior to supervisor assignment, email Dr. Delacruz with any problems or questions.
Remember!!! FINAL APPROVAL FOR TOSS CANNOT BE DETERMINED UNTIL AFTER FALL COURSE GRADES ARE POSTED! If you receive a “D” or “F” on a course you will be notified that your approval for FALL TOSS will be denied. It is YOUR responsibility to inform the TOSS coordinator of any changes in your plans, change in address, or phone number!
Important • At NO TIME are you to be alone with the students. (Think of yourself as your collaborating teacher’s shadow.) • If the teacher is absent, there must be a substitute in the room. You cannot be the substitute. (You can be in charge of the class, but there must be school personnel in the room.) • If this becomes an issue, contact Dr. Delacruz or your University Supervisor.
Important • It is not your responsibility to do extra duties around the school. For example, you are not to be the lunchroom monitor for the entire school. (Georgia has duty-free lunch.) • GACE • Take it early • DO NOT SIGN UP FOR GACE ON A SATURDAY THAT YOU HAVE A CLASS
Remember!!! • Professionalism is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. Every time you enter the school, you are interviewing for a job. • If you have questions, check the TOSS Handbook online at www.kennesaw.edu/education/eece (Do not download this until notified.)
Concerns??? • Concerns about your TOSS classes, assignments, grades first discuss with your class professor. • If the issue is still unresolved then you should contact Dr. Jim Cope, the ECE dept. chair @ firstname.lastname@example.org • If you have concerns or questions about the field placement during the first 10 weeks contact Dr. Delacruz, TOSS program coordinator, and copy Mrs. Peery @ email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Also contact us, the CT, and the school if you will be absent at any time throughout the semester. 4. If you have concerns or questions about field placements or assignments in 4406 during the final 4 weeks you need to contact your supervisor (who will be assigned during the midterm seminar).
Remember!!! • Student Teaching Applications are due August 30. 1. Go to: http://www.kennesaw.edu/education/ofe/st.html and follow the first steps, 1 and 2. 2. Email your advisor between August 17-August 28th to go over your application. • If you plan to stay at the same school for TOSS and student teaching, it must be indicated on the student teaching application.
Questions??? • Thank you for attending! This powerpoint will be online at the ECE website under the TOSS link!