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2. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK of theDepartment ofEarly Childhood Education ATLANTA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE 3. What is aconceptual framework? 4. What is aconceptual framework?

  • Mission
  • Beliefs
  • Philosophy
  • Knowledge Bases

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  • Process of building the conceptual framework
  • Componentsof the conceptual framework

6. Part I: Process of Building CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK 7. TOOLS Atlanta Christian College Mission and Objectives ACC Teacher Education Mission and Objectives State Institutional Report from PSC forAtlantaChristian College 8. MISSION STATEMENT: Atlanta Christian College exists to provide education in biblical and theological studies, the arts and sciences and professional studies to equip men and women for service in the church and society. GOALS: Atlanta Christian College believes that the goal of education is the development of whole persons.The curriculum and learning environment are designed to encourage students to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically and professionally. 9. History of the Department of Education at Atlanta Christian College 10. 1920s and 1930s

  • Opened in 1928
  • Depression in 1929
  • Closed in 1930
  • Reopened in 1937 with 6 students and2 faculty

A.C.C. 11. 1970s

  • Already training preachers and Sunday school teachers
  • Added degree in Christian Education
  • Teacher certification at other institutions

12. 1980s

  • Board of Trustees approved addition of Teacher Education Program
  • Cooperative arrangement established with West Georgia College

13. 1990 ACCREDITATION!! 1992Certificationlaws changed 14. Professional Standards Commission Accreditation Process

  • 1992 - Dr. Wilton Key employed
  • Collaboration with West Georgia College
  • 1994 - Accreditation not granted
  • 1997 - Decision to apply simultaneously for NCATE and PSC accreditation
  • Agreement with Morris Brown College

15. Professional exchange Cultural exchange Christian-based Joint activities Lab supervision Seminars 16. TEAM EFFORT 17. Dr. William L. Russell Ms. Sally Stempinski Dr. Lacey Southerland ECE Dept. Chair ECE Professor ECE Asst. Professor 18. Dr. William L. Russell Ms. Sally Stempinski Dr. Lacey Southerland ECE Dept. Chair ECE Professor ECE Asst. Professor Dr. Ruth Pace Dr. Linda Adams Morris Brown College 19. Dr. William L. Russell Ms. Sally Stempinski Dr. Lacey Southerland ECE Dept. Chair ECE Professor ECE Asst. Professor Dr. Ruth Pace Dr. Fran Watkins Representative Dr. Linda Adams Dr. Bob Driscoll National Council for Morris Brown College Professional Standards Accreditation of Commission Teacher Education 20. Dr. William L. Russell Ms. Sally Stempinski Dr. Lacey Southerland ECE Dept. Chair ECE Professor ECE Asst. Professor Dr. Ruth Pace Dr. Fran Watkins Representative Dr. Linda Adams Dr. Bob Driscoll National Council for Morris Brown College Professional Standards Accreditation of Commission Teacher Education Ms. Barbara Bain ECE Admin. Asst. 21. Dr. William L. Russell Ms. Sally Stempinski Dr. Lacey Southerland ECE Dept. Chair ECE Professor ECE Asst. Professor Dr. Ruth Pace Dr. Fran Watkins Representative Dr. Linda Adams Dr. Bob Driscoll National Council for Morris Brown College Professional Standards Accreditation of Commission Teacher Education Ms. Barbara BainDr. R. Edwin Groover Dr. Dennis Glenn ECE Admin. Asst. A.C.C. President VP Academic Affairs 22. Dr. William L. Russell Ms. Sally Stempinski Dr. Lacey Southerland ECE Dept. Chair ECE Professor ECE Asst. Professor Dr. Ruth Pace Dr. Fran Watkins Representative Dr. Linda Adams Dr. Bob Driscoll National Council for Morris Brown College Professional Standards Accreditation of Commission Teacher Education Ms. Barbara BainDr. R. Edwin Groover Dr. Dennis Glenn ECE Admin. Asst. A.C.C. President VP Academic Affairs A.C.C. A.C.C. Trustees Faculty & Staff 23. Dr. William L. Russell Ms. Sally Stempinski Dr. Lacey Southerland ECE Dept. Chair ECE Professor ECE Asst. Professor Dr. Ruth Pace Dr. Fran Watkins Representative Dr. Linda Adams Dr. Bob Driscoll National Council for Morris Brown College Professional Standards Accreditation of Commission Teacher Education Ms. Barbara BainDr. R. Edwin Groover Dr. Dennis Glenn ECE Admin. Asst. A.C.C. President VP Academic Affairs A.C.C. A.C.C. Teacher Education Trustees Faculty & Staff Advisory Council (T.E.A.C.) 24. Dr. William L. Russell Ms. Sally Stempinski Dr. Lacey Southerland ECE Dept. Chair ECE Professor ECE Asst. Professor Dr. Ruth Pace Dr. Fran Watkins Representative Dr. Linda Adams Dr. Bob Driscoll National Council for Morris Brown College Professional Standards Accreditation of Commission Teacher Education Ms. Barbara BainDr. R. Edwin Groover Dr. Dennis Glenn ECE Admin. Asst. A.C.C. President VP Academic Affairs A.C.C. A.C.C. Teacher Education Trustees Faculty & Staff Advisory Council (T.E.A.C.) GO TEAM!! 25. Part II: Components CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK 26. TEACHER EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT

  • The purpose of the Early Childhood Teacher Education program at Atlanta Christian College is to equip Effective Teachers as Mentors.

27. TEACHER EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT

  • An Effective Teacher as Mentor is one whonurtureseach child and fulfills the responsibilities of providing developmentally appropriatelearning experiencesto meet the needs, capabilities and interests of children in pre-kindergarten through grade five.

28. TEACHER EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT

  • The Effective Teacher as Mentor also recognizes and respects individual differences,

29. TEACHER EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT

  • emphasizes the acquisition of essential skills, concepts and knowledge,

30. TEACHER EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT

  • and emphasizes the development of critical thinking, ethical and lawful social behavior and responsible citizenship.

31. * Mentoring logo used by permission from the Big Brothers & Big Sisters Organization 32.

  • Biblical knowledge
  • Christian behaviors &principles
  • positive interpersonal relationships

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  • language skills
  • computation skills
  • social sciences
  • problem solving
  • decision making

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  • basic ECE curriculum
  • professional pedagogy
  • appropriate instructional
  • planning
  • classroom management skills
  • mentoring
  • professionalism

35. * Mentoring logo used by permission from the Big Brothers & Big Sisters Organization 36. TWO CENTRAL CONCEPTS

  • MENTORING
  • EFFECTIVE TEACHING PRACTICES

37. Mentoring 38. ..teachers who would be mentors to their students as opposed to dispensers of facts. ..serve as collaborators for students in their search for knowledge.. Carnegie Corporation, 1986 39.

  • Every child who has a mentor has a better chance at absorbing mainstream values; learning about how to live a responsible life and staying on the right path.Quite simply, mentoring is one of the most promising solutions available and it can help prevent the crimes of tomorrow.Its not only service, its not only good citizenship, it also gives you some friends for life.

Attorney General Janet Reno 40. Well-known examples:

  • Odysseus
    • entrusted his son to Mentor

41. Well-known examples:

  • Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
    • mentors to their students

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  • Christ
  • mentor to the disciples

Be shepherds of Gods flock that is under your care,serving as overseers - not because you must, but because you are willing , as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples of the flock. 1 Peter 5: 2, 3 43.

  • WHY INCLUDE MENTORING?
  • WHAT IS A MENTOR?
  • HOW DOES ONE MENTOR?

44. Imitation 45. 46. HOW? 47. A.C.C. President Dr. R. Edwin Groover Those who teach and serve here in other ways regard their work as ministry, not just a job.Students know professors and fellow students by name.People matter on this campus. 48. Disciple Group Leaders Advisors Role models Friends A.C.C. Faculty members are... Counselors Teachers Coaches 49. Mentoring -planned or natural?

  • Structured program
  • Assigned mentor
  • Formal process
  • Career
  • Modeling
  • Collegiality
  • Coaching
  • Counseling
  • Career, personal and educational

50. Mentoring and Christianity

  • A disposition of caring is the core of the mentor teacher relationship.
  • The Mentoring Leadership & Resource Network, 1998

51. Collaborators Positive Role Models Inspirational Guides Supporters Developers of Talent Advisors Protectors Mentoring Goals for ECE Graduates 52. MENTORING

  • INTENTIONAL
  • SUPPORTIVE
  • INSIGHTFUL
  • NURTURING

Anderson & Shannon, 1988 53. M