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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Public Service Annoucement (PSA): Two

As of 02/19/15, if you have completed  60 percent (60%) or more of the assignments in this course, you have spoken with your instructor about your situation if you have less than 50% of your assignments completed, have discussed a completion strategy with your instructor to make up for your late assignments, AND you are actively engaged in the process of completing your tardy assignments, what follows will not apply to you.

 Otherwise, at this point in this course, you have three choices:
  1. At your convenience and as soon as possible, you are welcome to contact your instructor directly to discuss your situation AND make a series of appointments with the Lab Staff as required components of your attempt to complete this assignments. 
  2. If there is time left on the USA Academic Calendar, you can withdraw from this course without a grading penalty (i.e., withdraw passing) 
  3. You can do nothing and wait for your instructor to give you a failing grade for this course. 
For the record, neither Mr. Tashbin nor I  have any interest in failing any student in this course without a valid reason for doing so and/or have no other recourse under the circumstances.

Having read this posting, if you are one of the students that meets this description here (i.e., you have completed less than 50% of the assignments in this course) and you have an interest in potentially receiving a passing grade for this course, I encourage you to contact your instructor as soon as possible and make an appointment with him to both discuss your situation and determine a course of action that will hopefully result in your receiving a passing grade for this course.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How to get a job as a teacher in today's job market

Interview with DR. Rosado, Principal, Gulf Shores High School
Dr. Strange has kindly provided a link to a recent interview he had with Dr. Ernest Rosato; a principal in the Baldwin County School System. This interview contains information that will be useful to you in your career planning as a teaching professional.

How to get a job

Friday, February 6, 2015

Public Service Announcement (PSA): One

This posting is an alert to inform you where you should be with your assignments, projects, and activities in this course at this point in the semester. 

As of 12:00 p.m. (midnight) this coming Sunday, February 8, 2015, you should have completed the following activities, assignments, and projects:

Activity #1 (Questionnaire)
Activity #2 Intellectual Journey (IJ) Part 1)
Activity #3 (You should have an active Twitter account and be following @EDM310_USA and the EDM Student Lab staff at a minimum)
Activity #4 (IJ Part 2)
Activity #5 (enhance your blog post)

Practice Blog Post
Blog Post #1 ("What about EDM 310?")
Blog Post #2 ("What will teaching in the 21st Century Be Like?")
Blog Post #3 ("How can you provide meaningful feedback to your Peers?")
Blog Post #4 ("How and what questions do we ask?")

Project #2 (Three Rubrics)
Project #4 (C4T #1: post #1, post #2)
Project #5 (C4C #1, C4C #2, C4C #3)
Project #6 (C4K #1)
Project #15 (Search engines)

If you have already completed everything on this list, please enjoy your upcoming weekend and plenty of the beverage of your choice with our compliments.

If you have not completed all of these activities, assignments, and projects by 12:01 a.m. on 02/09/15, it will be in your best interest to speak with your instructor after class on Tuesday (02/10) to explain why you have not completed them AND make an appointment to meet with a member of the EDM 310 Student Lab staff to resolve this situation during the hours that the lab is open as soon as possible. 

Your Instructors and the Student Lab staff stand ready to assist you if necessary.