Syllabus
Music Practica - May 12-17, 2014

Teri Kidd
Phone - 434.390.3758

Course Description:
MUSC345. Practicum in Elementary School. Students, through observation and participation, are introduced to the daily routine and music curriculum in the elementary school. 1 credit
MUSC346. Practicum in Secondary School. Students, through observation and participation, are introduced to the daily routine and music curriculum (instrumental or choral) in junior high, middle or high school. 1 credit.

Text, Materials, Opportunities:
The classroom placement.  
Guidelines and other materials are posted on Canvas.

Objectives: By the end of the Practicum the student will be able to
1. identify and describe normal activities in the music classroom.
2. recognize appropriate and non appropriate student behavior and practice as relates to the assigned classroom.
3. consider and form opinions about certain factors of school policy.
4. assess the assigned classroom situation and make comparisons with his/her ideal teaching situation.

Course Requirements:
Attendance at the Orientation meeting
Attendance, observation and participation in the classroom, as assigned
Written Assignments to be completed through Canvas
          Daily journal entries

          Annotated List of Materials -(Bibliography)
          Seminars - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Written materials (paper and pen) to be delivered to Ms Kidd by May 23, 2014

          Field Observation reports - to be completed on three different days during the Practicum
          Log - signed by your host teacher
Evaluation - to be sent to Ms. Kidd by your host teacher (Please remind your host teacher before you leave.)

Class Schedule:

April 27, 2014

Orientation - Wygal Room 233 -5:00 p.m.
First set of seminar questions to be completed at midnight the previous evening.
ASAP
Contact your cooperating teacher and introduce yourself

May 12 - M
Observation at your practicum site - all day
May 13 - T



Monday's journal entry is due on Blackboard by 8:00 a.m.
Observation at your practicum site - all day
Volunteer to assist wherever appropriate
Second set of seminar questions to be discussed after school
May 14 -W


Tuesday's journal entry is due on Blackboard by 8:00 a.m.
Observation at your practicum site - all day
Volunteer to assist wherever appropriate
May 15 - R


Wednesday's journal entry is due on Blackboard by 8:00 a.m.
Observation at your practicum site - all day
Volunteer to assist wherever appropriate
Third set of seminar questions to be discussed after school.
May 16 - F


Thursday's journal entry is due on Blackboard by 8:00 a.m.
Observation at your practicum site - all day
Volunteer to assist wherever appropriate
Fourth set of seminar questions to be discussed after school
May 16 - Sat.
Saturday after your practical experience
Friday's journal entry is due on Blackboard by 12:00 noon
List of Materials you observed in use is due electronically by 12:00 noon
   
May 23 - R

Field Observation Reports and Log are due in Ms Kidd's mailbox by 5:00
Evaluations from host teachers should be send by this date


Prior to the Practicum Observation Period:

- Contact your cooperating teacher to introduce yourself before you show up on the first day. You may contact him/her by phone, mail, e-mail or in person.
- Read the "Host Teacher Guidelines" so you have a clear understanding of what he/she is expecting of you.

During the Practicum Observation Period:
-Be prompt and professional. Teachers usually arrive half an hour or more before classes time. Plan to arrive when your cooperating teacher arrives and to be helpful in whatever way you can. Attend performances and meetings in which your host teacher is involved.
-Dress appropriately and professionally. You must observe any dress code which may be in place at your school.
-Be sure to wear your name tags at all times.
-Keep your journal up to date. Submit each day's entry before 8:00 a.m. on the following morning
-Volunteer to assist your cooperating teacher in whatever ways you can. If he/she doesn't assign you as much responsibility as you would like, ask if you might do more. Take advantage of all the opportunities presented for you to develop your professional skills.
-Don’t be afraid to ask your cooperating teacher questions. You will probably see and experience some ideas and activities that are new to you. Be sure that you understand the concepts and how they support the goals of the lessons. Be sure to include your reflection on these conversations in your journal.
-Be sure to notify all appropriate people, if you should have an emergency and need to be absent.

At the end of the Practicum Observation Period:
-Ask your cooperating teacher to fill out the evaluation and send it to Dr. Lust in the envelope provided.

Attendance:
-You are expected to attend all five days according to the host teacher's schedule, including before-school and after-school obligations. In case of 1 snow day, please follow the requirements in the Journal guidelines. In case of more than one snow day, please work with your Longwood instructor to make up the missed days.

Grading:

Journal entries - 5@10 = 50 points
Annotated Materials List = 10 points
Discussions - 3@6 - 18 points
Field Observations 3@3 = 9 points
Log = 3 points
Host Teacher Evaluation = 10 points

Bibliography:

Boonshaft, Peter Loel.  Teaching Music with Passion.  Galesville, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2002.

Boonshaft, Peter Loel.  Teaching Music with Purpose.  Galesville, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2002.

Burnard, Pamela. Musical Creativities in Real World Practice. London: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Campbell, Patricia Shehan.  Musician and Teacher: An Orientation to Music Education.  New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2008.

Jorgensen, Estelle.  The Art of Teaching Music.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2008.