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English Educator and Doctoral student in Educational Leadership and Management in Distance Education from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in Ponce. EdAssist's Purpose:EdAssist is a platform that allows students and instructors to connect, communicate, coordinate and collaborate on important events, tasks and projects. It is hoped that EdAssist facilitate the learning process and allow students access to course content and communications options at any moment and anywhere.
App Created : 2018
App Creator : Jorge Rodriguez Marrero, M.A.
Background : Visionary Leader, Bridge Builder and Licensed Educator with a Master’s Degree coupled with over 19 years’ experience instructing secondary education students and implementing effective programs.
Online English 4
English 3 or equivalent
Mr. Jorge Rodríguez Jr.
B.A. In English Literature with a Concentration in English Education
M.A. English Education (M.A.E.E.)
II. ENGLISH PROGRAM Mission:
The English program has as its primary and fundamental mission to contribute in the growth and formation of human beings that can communicate competently in the English Language and to enable them to be responsible with themselves, to be effective in the world of work, and at the same time positively contribute to society by promoting respect for other cultures, life and a peaceful environment. The Online English program is committed to promoting and facilitating the development of critical and creative thinkers capable of communicating effectively to deal with the high expectations and demands of a society which is immersed in a global interchange and collaboration. The program will provide a comprehensive, challenging, and enriching curriculum that takes into account students’ social, economic, cultural, and personal backgrounds including their knowledge and skills.
Offer students English language experiences that are based on challenging, meaningful and pertinent content, and use performance and assessment standards based on the humanistic constructivist paradigm.
Prepare all students to reach their potential through the development of their abilities in the four strands of the English program: oral communication, written communication, reading comprehension, and literary appreciation.
Empower students to become competent, knowledgeable, independent, reflective, and self-confident English language learners.
Prepare students to access, organize, and evaluate information obtained through technological or electronic means for the development of listening, reading, and writing skills.
Develop students’ critical and creative thinking through the process of English language learning
Reinforce and y model students’ ethical and moral values, awareness, and cultural repertoire through exposure to a variety of literature in English.
Encourage all students to become informed and responsible citizens in a democratic society.
Provide opportunities for student participation in a variety of virtual social and interactive scenarios.
III. Definition and Objective of the Course:
In the Online English course, the teacher will develop the concepts and will emphasize the mastery of the processes and skills corresponding to the level taught. It is hoped that the students can inquire and discover the structures of the material that is provided at this level of learning, permitting students to develop into highly competent in English language speakers who are creative and capable of operating effectively as critical thinkers within different cultural contexts. The students will use skills that allow them to better understand the world around them, as well as gain a higher degree of tolerance and solidarity with other people in this era of globalization.
IV. Course Description:
The course has a duration of one semester. The student will assist a minimum of three prearranged online class sessions, and complete the relevant coursework for each unit/topic, acquiring a grade for each completed task which will be added together to form the grade point average of the course, along with a Midterm and Final exam. Additional virtual sessions can be arranged between the students and the teacher.
V. COURSE Content:
The material will be divided into units/topics, according to the needs of the students and the academic calendar. Students are expected to be honest in their academic work. The professor reserves the right to penalize any student whose academic conduct is, in its judgment, detrimental to the School. Such conduct shall include cases of plagiarism, collusion, cheating, giving or receiving or offering or soliciting information on examinations, or the use of previously prepared material in examinations or quizzes. Violations will be reported to the guardian and the appropriate guidance faculty, who will investigate and adjudicate them according to school regulations and the Policy on Academic Honesty. If the charges are found to be true, the student may be liable for academic or disciplinary probation or suspension from the school.
Note: The Teacher reserves the right to change the course content.
Note: A Preliminary pacing guide will be given out to students (subject to change).
Formal and Informal Performance Tasks
Classwork (including participating in forums, and virtual sessions)
Total % 100%
There will be no special tests, projects, or special assignments for the end of the course, without exceptions.
NOTE: The evaluations of the English Class can BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF NEEDED.
Video conferences and virtual sessions
Dictionaries and encyclopedia
Article analysis and synthesis
Professional journals and magazines
The majority of assignments and tasks will be given and turned in through Google Classroom. The teacher has set up classes for each of the groups, and during the first week of classes, students must log in and add the class to his/her class roster. More instructions to follow.
Class Rules and Procedures:
Be respectful. Respect yourself, your classmates, and your teacher. Insensitive remarks and speaking while your classmates or teacher are speaking will not be tolerated.
Be on time. When we have our video conference sessions, you should be connected by the prearranged time.
Be prepared. You should complete any assigned tasks by the prearranged due dates.
No extra credit assignments are given. You must complete the assigned work.
Late assignments (projects, essays) will be accepted for excused absences only, and will only be accepted until the third day.
Cheating or copying results in no credit for everyone involved.
Extra Help is available. Please email or message me if you need help. Your learning and development are my priorities. I will be available for any student who needs extra help or clarification.
Dishonesty, Fraud and Plagiarism
Dishonesty, fraud and plagiarism by a student constitutes a major infraction, according to the current Student Code of Conducts and may result in penalties ranging from a written reprimand to suspension or expulsion from the institution.
Compliance with the provisions of the Title IX
The Federal Higher Education Act, as amended, prohibits the discrimination on grounds of sex in any academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic or other program or employment, sponsored or Controlled by an institution of higher education irrespective of whether it is performed in or out of the institution, if the institution receives federal funds.
In accordance with current Federal regulations, our academic unit had designated a title IX Assistant coordinator that has been appointed to provide assistance and guidance in relation to any alleged incident constituting a sex or gender crime, Sexual harassment or sexual assault. You can contact the Assistant Coordinator, at the institution.
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