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ECE 106 - The Role of Equity and Diversity in ECE - Emily Elam

Course:The Role of Equity and Diversity in ECE
Professor:Emily Elam
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


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Hello! Welcome to ECE 106. I am so excited that you have chosen to continue your learning journey. In this course we will be diving into critical knowledge that will allow you to service families with compassion, cultural humility and enthusiasm. In addition, we will be learning about ourselves and how that impacts our role with the children and families we are working with.

Course Description

Explores the impact of personal experiences and social identity on teaching effectiveness and objectivity when working with young children and families. Formerly ECE-165.

What to Expect in this Course

Assignment Guidelines:

If you do not participate for more than a week, you will be dropped due to excessive absence.  You are expected to log onto the course at least 3 times a week and / or as many times as needed to complete the assigned work.  In addition, be sure to read all assignments and directions CAREFULLY, as the internet and email are the primary source of gathering information. You must read all text with care.

Threaded discussions*** are integrated throughout each week of this course.  Generally speaking, the first post to a weekly discussion marked with ***  have 2 date submissions Your response is due by Wednesday (11:59pm) of that week.  Subsequent posts to classmates are due by the Sunday (11:59pm) of the week.

1. When you are writing your assignments please do not type your responses in capital letters.
2. When you upload your word documents, be sure to write your name on the assignment as though you were going to hand it to the instructor.
3. Check the comment boxes in the grade book regularly after your work has been posted.
4. If you do not participate for more than a week, you will be dropped due to excessive absence.
5. Log onto the course at least 3 times a week and as many times as needed to complete the assigned work.
6. All attachments must be done in Microsoft Word. If you are using another word processing program, please save your work as an .rtf file or .pdf.

Threaded Discussion:

This course contains some threaded discussions in which you will be asked to dialogue with your classmates on a particular topic. Merely posting your
thoughts at the last minute will not constitute a quality discussion thread. Below is a rubric which will outline the characteristics of a quality participation in a
threaded discussion and the corresponding point values. Use it as a guide to be sure you are participating fully in our discussions.
The threaded discussion assignments will be graded according to each discussion's rubric.

Basic Class Structure:

Each week you will Read 1-2 and sometimes 3 Chapters
Complete the activities associated with the specific week
Take Exam/Quiz that covers that week's readings

Besides reading the textbook and online material you will be involved in threaded discussions with classmates, simulation exercises, video clip viewing, small group discussion, charting and case study analysis. Be sure to carefully read the instructions to each assignment before completing. Please pay attention to each assignments due date.

In this course, points are earned for timely, successful completion of assignments.  As some elements of our learning community are emergent, assignments may be added or removed at the Instructor's discretion based on the needs of the class.  Any changes to posted assignments will be communicated via announcement or email.

Types of Assessments

In this course we will have discussion boards, journals, quizzes and projects.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

OER Textbook
(You will find the free OER textbook in the Canvas ‘Required Textbook”).
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Other Relevant Course Information

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Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 10/19/2021 Sub#: 907