Your FieldBlog should demonstrate what you have been learning in ED 100. The concepts that are introduced and studied in class should be in dialogue with your reflections and observations from your school visits. As you are making observations, consider concepts and ideas developed in course readings and discussions. Be intentional by making specific references to course readings and discussions as you synthesize your field observations with what we have been exploring in class.
Distinguish each fieldblog post to your WebBlog with an appropriate title that includes FieldPost1 or FP2, etc.
Independent Field Requirement In addition to your 3 school visits with the class, you will complete 10 hours of field experience on your own.
Your FieldBlog is your opportunity to examine and insightfully critique your school observations, as well as to enhance your understanding and discernment about the different teacher licensure areas in the state of Ohio:
- Early Childhood (PreK – 5th grade)
- Middle Childhood (4th grade – 9th grade)
- Adolescent/Young Adult (7th grade – 12th grade)
The goal of maintaining a FieldBlog is to document and describe what you recognize as meaningful and relevant to the education and development of the children that you are preparing to work with in the future! This is accomplished by reviewing your documentation of your initial observations and continues as you identify for focused consideration those events that were most memorable and significant for you.
(~2000 words or ~8 pages including a final summative post of themes and ideas that you have learned through this field blog assignment. In other words, the entire project, including every post together, based on three class observations in the field and your 10 hours of individual field observations, is to approximate 2000 words. Assuming you make ~ 10 entries, this would approximate 200 words/entry.
Field Blog Assessment Rubric
Exceeding | In responding to the Field Blog assignment prompt, the writer demonstrates a rigorous and in-depth understanding of content and purpose through the development and support of their posts. Appropriate organization and style is evident. [5 points]
Meeting | In responding to the Field Blog assignment prompt, the writer demonstrates a thoughtful understanding of content and purpose through the development and support of their posts. Appropriate organization and style is evident. [3 points]
Approaching | In responding to the Field Blog assignment prompt, the writer demonstrates an awareness of content and purpose through their effort to develop and support their blog posts. Appropriate organization and style is evident. [1 point]
Needing Improvement | In responding to the Field Blog assignment prompt, the writer demonstrates minimal or no attention to content and purpose. Posts may be unsuitable, and/or the writer may not develop or support an argument. Appropriate organization and style might not be evident. [0 point]