School Law For Educators: What Every Teacher Should Know

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

School Law: What Every Educator Should Know. By David Schimmel, Louis Fisher, Leslie Stellman (2008) Boston, MA: Pearson Education Inc. 160 pages.

Course Description

This course examines the numerous school law and legal issues that affect the public school system. Educators will become knowledgeable about the various social and political issues that are manifested in school systems. It will provide educators with a general understanding of how various legal issues have been decided. The course will provide teachers with a school law background so they can work with students or educators and feel more comfortable in their school settings.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will have a working knowledge of basic legal issues that affect the teachers and the public schools system.

2. Participants will analyze legal issues such as school safety, facilities, drug and health issues as they relate to educators and school environments.

3. Educators will be able to discern the legal dynamics related to religion, prayer, and curriculum issues in schools as well as free speech and expression.

4. Teachers will study the legal issues related to personnel management and decisions as well as the legal concept of governmental immunity.

5. Educators will write about legal issues relating to students, teachers, parents and administrators as they apply to their school and personal experience.

School Law For Educators: What Every Teacher Should Know

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the corresponding rubric for guidelines..

Chapters:

1. The School Environment: Safety, Searches, Drug Testing, Health and Facilities
2. Constitutional Issues: Religion, Prayer, Holidays, Speech, Dress and Publications
3. Student Issues: Internet, Organizations, Medications and Student Records
4. Personnel: Teacher Evaluations and Governmental Immunity
5. Accountability: Educational Malpractice

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book The School Law Handbook: What every leader needs to know by William Bosher, to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Final Application essay or project activity (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

School Law For Educators: What Every Teacher Should Know

$295

2 Credits

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Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

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