PCC/ CCOG / ED

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ED 208

Course Number:
ED 208
Course Title:
Outdoor School Leadership Practicum
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Gain training and experience teaching and leading sixth graders at outdoor school. Requires attending at least one full day training session (10-12 hours) at the outdoor school site prior to the scheduled assignment to work for 1 week, approximately 16 hours per day, 4 days, at a residential outdoor school for 6th graders.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is designed primarily for high school juniors and seniors who have volunteered to participate in training and leading groups of 6th graders attending outdoor school.  Recommended for students exploring careers in education.

Intended Outcomes for the course


On completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • Independently present and review prepared science lessons to groups of 6th graders.
  • Lead discussions on outdoor science topics.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior in a teaching environment.
  • Work cooperatively with staff and students.
  • Organize and lead 6th graders in everyday cabin living.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, particularly speaking, listening and modeling.
  • Use a variety of problem solving skills.

Course Activities and Design

The student's grade will be determined by a combination of daily observations, and weekly evaluations by site supervisors. Each student receives a written evaluation covering each of the outcome topics with ratings based on a rubric of specific observable behaviors. (See attached.)

 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The student's grade will be determined by a combination of daily observations, and weekly evaluations by site supervisors. Each student receives a written evaluation covering each of the outcome topics with ratings based on a rubric of specific observable behaviors. (See attached.)

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

 Students are expected to achieve a score of 4 or higher on the rubric of course outcomes to demonstrate competency.