EDU525 Week 4 Quiz (October 2019)

EDU 525 Foundations in Elementary Education Graduate Studies

Week 4 Quiz

• After class, Mrs. Campbell is approached by a group of distraught students asking to speak with her privately. As soon as all other students exited the classroom, Mrs. Campbell asked the group of girls to share what was troubling them. The group of girls then detailed multiple negative comments directed to students in class by another teacher on the seventh grade team, Ms. O’Connor. The girls stated that they were used to these comments, but the most recent really upset them when Ms. O’Connor stated to the class, “You’re the reason I hate teaching in Title I schools!” With that information, Mrs. Campbell thanked the girls for confiding in her and shared she would be going to administration with their concerns that day. Which Model Code of Ethics did Mrs. Campbell utilize in this situation?

•Respecting students by taking into account their age, gender, culture, setting. and socioeconomic context.

•Interacting with students with transparencyand in appropriate settings.

•Communicating with students in a clear, respectful, and culturally sensitive manner.

•Taking into account how appearance and dress can affect one’s interactions and relationships with students.

• Mrs. Granger was teaching a social studies lesson on a famous battle in WWII to her freshman students. After the lesson, the students were to create an illustration of the timeline of events. Mrs. Granger found that a student drew a picture of a soldier shooting a student in the class. Which principle best helps the educator act in the best interest of all students?

•Increasing students’ access to the curriculum, activities, and resources in order to provide a quality and equitable educational experience.

•Working to engage the school community to close achievement, opportunity, and attainment gaps.

•Protecting students from any practice that harms or has the potential to harm students.

•None of the above

•Mrs. Jones has been teaching kindergarten for the past 12 years. She has been under the same school district and principal for the duration of her career. In October, a student entered her classroom with a gifted label. The school does not offer gifted services for kindergarten students and Mrs. Jones has not been trained to support the gifted needs of the student. She reaches out to the principal asking for a meeting to discuss support initiatives for the student. She is requesting to be sent through an intense week-long training to better prepare to work with gifted students. The principal is giving her push back as the budget has not been designed to include a training of this nature. Mrs. Jones will not accept this response and is determined to identify an avenue to attend the training to best serve the learning needs of her student. Which example of being committed to a high standard of practice is Mrs. Jones displaying?

•Incorporating into one’s practice state and national standards, including those specific to one’s discipline

•Committing to ongoing professional learning

Advocating for equitable educational opportunities for all students

•Reflecting upon and assessing one’s professional skills, content knowledge, and competency on an ongoing basis

•An educator has had a family emergency Monday night after school. The educator’s father has passed away. Because the educator’s mother is handling all of the arrangements, the educator decides to go to work on Tuesday and teach. The students can tell that something is wrong. The educator has cried in front of the students several times and has been unable to move through the lessons. Which professional tenet has the educator violated?

•Acknowledging that lack of awareness, knowledge, or understanding of the Code is not, in itself, a defense to a charge of unethical conduct.

•Knowing and upholding the procedures, policies, laws, and regulations relevant to professional practice regardless of personal views.

•Monitoring and maintaining sound mental, physical, and emotional health necessary to perform duties and services of any professional assignment; and taking appropriate measures when personal or health-related issues may interfere with work-related duties.

•Taking responsibility and credit only for work actually performed or produced, and acknowledging the work and contributions made by others.

•Mrs. Rodriguez has been teaching for eight years. During her time in the classroom, she has taught two children from the Parker family. This year she has the third and final Parker child. Mrs. Parker has been volunteering in the classroom each of the years her children were in Mrs. Rodriguez’s class. This has allowed Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Parker to develop a friendship. They are social media friends and have even spent time together on the weekends having lunch and shopping. The close relationship has allowed Mrs. Rodriguez to share information and trust Mrs. Parker to complete classroom responsibilities. During her volunteer hour this week, Mrs. Rodriguez asked Mrs. Parker to grade student work and update the gradebook. Once in the gradebook, Mrs. Parker has access to all student grades and performance data. Mrs. Parker begins talking with Mrs. Rodriguez about student data and learning levels. Mrs. Parker also shared information with other parents in the class regarding the data she saw. What Model Code of Ethics did Mrs. Rodriguez violate by allowing Mrs. Parker to complete grading responsibilities in the classroom?

•Protecting the confidentiality of student records and releasing personal data in accordance with prescribed state and federal laws and local policies.

Respecting the privacy of students and the need to hold in confidence certain forms of student communication, documents, or information obtained in the course of professional practice

•Upholding parents’/guardians’ legal rights, as well as any legal requirements to reveal information related to legitimate concerns for the well-being of a student.

None of the above.

•Parent/Teacher conferences are approaching. An educator is afraid of face-to-face communication with parents. The school office has prepared a letter to send home with students regarding parent/teacher conferences and the educator purposely places these in the top drawer of the desk and does not send them home to try to avoid having conferences. What professional tenet has the educator violated?

•Communicating with parents/guardians in a timely and respectful manner that represents the students’ best interests.

•Demonstrating a commitment to equality, equity, and inclusion as well as respecting and accommodating diversity among members of the school community.

Considering the implication of accepting gifts from or giving gifts to parents/guardians.

•Maintaining appropriate confidentiality with respect to student information disclosed by or to parents/guardians unless required by law.

•An educator notices that one of his students is starting to slack off in class. The teacher decides to check the student’s social media account to see if there is any information publicly available that might indicate reasons for the change in this student. The educator notices that the student is spending quite a bit of time with friends after school and posting pictures of the activities. The teacher confronts the student and tells her she needs to spend less time with her friends and more time working on schoolwork. Which professional tenet has the educator violated?

•Being vigilant in identifying, addressing and reporting (when appropriate and in accordance with local district, state, and federal policy) inappropriate and illegal materials/images in electronic or other forms.

•Exercising prudence in maintaining separate and professional virtual profiles, keeping personal and professional lives distinct.

•Monitoring to the extent practical and appropriately reporting information concerning possible cyber bullying incidents and their potential effect on the student learning environment.

•Respecting the privacy of students’ presence on social media unless given consent to view such information or if there is a possibility of evidence of a risk of harm to the student or others.

•While entering grades on her computer after school, one of Ms. Aletti’s students comes to her classroom to discuss homework. Sitting with Ms. Aletti at her desk, the student has a clear view of the computer screen and the grades she has been entering. Which professional tenet has the educator violated?

•Ensuring that the rights of third parties, including the right of privacy, are not violated via the use of technologies.

•Respecting the privacy of students’ presence on social media unless given consent to view such information or if there is a possibility of evidence of a risk of harm to the student or others.

•Taking appropriate and reasonable measures to maintain confidentiality of student information and educational records stored or transmitted through the use of electronic or computer technology.

•Understanding the intent of the Federal Educational Rights to Privacy Act and how it applies to sharing electronic student records.

•Ms. Goodman was forwarding a funny adult joke to her friend Cammie, but as she typed the name, she did not notice that Connie appeared in the To field before she hit send. Connie is the school administrator. As Ms. Goodman considered the implications of this error, which principle does this apply to when referring to the professional educator uses technology in a responsible manner by?

•Using social media responsibly, transparently, and primarily for purposes of teaching and learning per school and district policy. The professional educator considers the ramifications of using social media and direct communication via technology on one’s interactions with students, colleagues, and the public

•Staying abreast of current trends and uses of school technology.

•Knowing how to access, document, and use proprietary materials and understanding how to recognize and prevent plagiarism by students and educators.

•Understanding and abiding by the district’s policy on the use of technology and communication.

•An educator is the physical education teacher at his local elementary school. His principal calls him into her office and tells him that she needs him to take over a fourth grade classroom for the rest of the semester because the teacher has an unforeseen illness and cannot continue. The PE teacher declines and says that he is unable to accept this position because he does not hold the proper credentials. Which professional tenet did the educator uphold?

•Keeping student safety, education, and health paramount by maintaining and sharing educational records appropriately and objectively in accordance with local policies and state and federal laws.

•Enhancing the professional growth and development of new educators by supporting effective field experiences, mentoring, or induction activities across the career continuum.

•Ensuring that educators who are assigned to participate as mentors for new educators, cooperating educators, or other educator leadership positions are prepared and supervised to assume these roles.

•Ensuring that educators are assigned to positions in accordance with their educational credentials, preparation, and experience in order to maximize students’ opportunities and achievement.

•On Friday Mrs. Lau was preparing for the end of the day by allowing her class some social free time. She overhears a group of students talking about their plans for the weekend. A group of students is planning to go to a movie Friday afternoon and then go out for dinner. She interrupts the conversation and mentions that she would like to see that movie also. Since she is one of their favorite teachers, the students enthusiastically invite her to join them. Which professional tenet has the educator violated?

•Knowing and upholding the procedures, policies, laws and regulations relevant to professional practice regardless of personal views.

•Holding oneself responsible for ethical conduct.

•Monitoring and maintaining sound mental, physical, and emotional health necessary to perform duties and services of any professional assignment; and taking appropriate measures when personal or health-related issues may interfere with work-related duties.

•Refraining from professional or personal activity that may lead to reducing one’s effectiveness within the school community.

•Mr. Watson had just finished his lesson on solving inequalities and handed students a worksheet to complete silently. While the students were working independently, he decided to check his email, not realizing that his computer screen was still being projected to the class. He opens an email from the principal, Mrs. Russell, who is asking all teachers to keep an eye out for new student Rebecca Johnsons, who has recently transitioned from male to female. Mr. Watson realized what had occurred once he heard the students giggling at the screen. He quickly, unplugged his computer from the projector and told the students to get back to work. Which Model Code of Ethics did the teacher not utilize in this situation?

•Seeking to understand students’ educational, academic, personal, and social needs as well as students’ values, beliefs, and cultural background.

•Respecting the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual student including, but not limited to, actual and perceived gender, gender expression, gender identity, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and culture.

•Establishing and maintaining an environment that promotes the emotional, intellectual, physical, and sexual safety of all students.

•None of the above.

•An educator wants to complete a service project with students. The educator realizes that funding for this project through the school is not possible due to the project not being included in the school budget. The principal suggests seeking an outside grant from a community organization. The educator takes the principal’s advice and seeks to partner with a community organization that offers grants for such projects. The educator is awarded a grant that will fund the entire project allowing the students to be able to participate in service learning. Which professional tenet did the educator work to uphold?

•Advocating for policies and laws that the educator supports as promoting the education and well-being of students and families.

•Collaborating with community agencies, organizations, and individuals in order to advance students’ best interests without regard to personal reward or remuneration.

•Maintaining the highest professional standards of accuracy, honesty, and appropriate disclosure of information when representing the school or district within the community and in public communications.

•None of the above.

•Justin is an honor student preparing to apply for a scholarship to a four-year university. Justin has come to his favorite teacher to ask for support. During the conversation, Justin asked his teacher if he would modify test scores, performance data, and the evidence presented in the scholarship application. The teacher clearly reminds Justin of his responsibility with presenting data to others. The teacher demonstrated ethical characteristics that align with which code of ethics standard:

•Using developmentally appropriate assessments for the purposes for which they are intended and for which they have been validated to guide educational decisions.

Seeking and using evidence, instructional data, research, and professional knowledge to inform practice.

•Creating, maintaining, disseminating, storing, retaining and disposing of records and data relating to one’s research and practice, in accordance with district policy, state and federal laws.

•Using data, data sources, or findings accurately and reliably.

•The school has a BYOD (bring your own device) policy for students. The educator has assigned a research question to each student, but the computer lab is not available. She tells the students to use their personal devices to answer the research question. Five of her students do not have a device. She fails those students for not completing the assignment. Which professional tenet has the educator violated?

•Advocating for equal access to technology for all students, especially those historically underserved.

•Promoting the benefits of and clarifying the limitations of various appropriate technological applications with colleagues, appropriate school personnel, parents, and community members.

•Promoting technological applications (a) that are appropriate for students’ individual needs, (b) that students understand how to use, and (c) that assist and enhance the teaching and learning process.

•Understanding the intent of the Federal Educational Rights to Privacy Act and how it applies to sharing electronic student records.

•One of your students is staying with her grandfather for a week while her parents are out of town. On Wednesday, the student’s grandfather comes to your classroom and asks to see his granddaughter’s math grades from the previous semester. You politely inform him that you are not able to share that information with him since he is not the child’s legal guardian. You inform him that he can speak with his granddaughter’s parents and ask for written permission from them to view the grades. Which professional tenet did the educator uphold?

•Communicating with parents/guardians in a timely and respectful manner that represents the students’ best interests.

•Demonstrating a commitment to equality, equity, and inclusion as well as respecting and accommodating diversity among members of the school community.

•Considering the implication of accepting gifts from or giving gifts to parents/guardians.

•Maintaining appropriate confidentiality with respect to student information disclosed by or to parents/guardians unless required by law.

•Mrs. Lujano hears multiple rumors from students that Joseph, one of her students, has been vaping on the playground and encouraging others to vape as well. The teacher approaches this situation by sending out a letter to all grade level parents encouraging parents to talk to their students about the dangers of vaping, without consent from administration. Mrs. Lujano feels uncomfortable speaking about vaping with the students and hoped that parents would speak individually with their children after receiving the letter. Upon receiving feedback from parents, it was clear that not all of them felt comfortable speaking with their children on the topic of vaping. Which Model Code of Ethics did the teacher not utilize in this situation?

•Increasing students’ access to the curriculum, activities, and resources in order to provide a quality and equitable educational experience.

•Protecting students from any practice that harms or has the potential to harm students.

•Working to engage the school community to close achievement, opportunity, and attainment gaps

•None of the above.

•Ms. Gleason, who teaches junior and senior high school English, has recently started accepting her students Facebook friend requests. Since becoming more involved in her students’ lives via social media, she sees multiple inappropriate posts about drinking and partying and the students talk to her in class about these posts. Ms. Gleason has chosen to ignore the student’s inappropriate posts on social media and tries to not engage in conversation about them either. More recently one of her students reached out to her via Facebook and asked for a ride to school in the morning. Ms. Gleason was happy to oblige and posted a picture of her and her student in her car on the way to school. Which Model Code of Ethics did the teacher not utilize in this situation?

•Acknowledging that there are no circumstances that allow for educators to engage in romantic or sexual relationships with students.

•Considering the ramifications of entering into an adult relationship of any kind with a former student, including but not limited to, any potential harm to the former student, public perception, and the possible impact on the educator’s career. The professional educator ensures that the adult relationship was not started while the former student was in school.

•Avoiding multiple relationships with students which might impair objectivity and increase the risk of harm to student learning or well-being or decrease educator effectiveness.

•None of the above.

•You are doing practicum with a classroom teacher. One day the teacher asks you to sign off on a financial document for her. You think this is odd but sign off on it anyway. Which principle helps the professional educator demonstrate responsibility to oneself as an ethical professional?

•Acknowledging that lack of awareness, knowledge, or understanding of the Code is not, in itself, a defense to a charge of unethical conduct.

•Knowing and upholding the procedures, policies, laws and regulations relevant to professional practice regardless of personal views.

•Holding oneself responsible for ethical conduct.

•Monitoring and maintaining sound mental, physical, and emotional health necessary to perform duties and services of any professional assignment; and taking appropriate measures when personal or health-related issues may interfere with work-related duties.

•Over the weekend, an educator witnesses a colleague walking hand in hand with a student, and then kissing the student on the cheek. When the educator approaches the colleague, the colleague makes eye contact, drops the student’s hand, and leaves quickly. The educator decides to think nothing of it. On Monday, the educator approaches the colleague and the colleague says they are “just friends.” The educator trusts the colleague and does not discuss the issue with anyone else. Which professional tenet has the educator violated?

•Confronting and taking reasonable steps to resolve conflicts between the Code and the implicit or explicit demands of a person or organization.

•Maintaining fidelity to the Code by taking proactive steps when having reason to believe that another educator may be approaching or involved in an ethically compromising situation.

•Neither discriminating nor retaliating against a person on the basis of having made an ethical complaint.

•Neither filing nor encouraging frivolous ethical complaints solely to harm or retaliate.