This course examines middle level education. It evaluates the structure of middle schools and their characteristics, including curriculum, instruction, and learning in middle level education. It also addresses issues such as managing the middle level environment. Students in this course will demonstrate knowledge through application, analysis, and observation of middle level environments.
Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Level Education (cont.)
Evaluate middle school instructional strategies.
Determine effective uses of technology in a middle school setting.
Apply assessment tools used to measure instructional success.
Managing the Middle Level Learning Environment (cont.)
Examine the importance of family and community involvement.
Evaluate physical, emotional, and academic safety of a middle school campus.
Managing the Middle Level Learning Environment
Examine the link between effective teaching and classroom management.
Describe a positive and productive middle school learning environment.
Analyze classroom management theories used in the middle school.
Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Level Education
Examine the implications of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) for middle school education.
Analyze the interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary curriculum approach.
Correlate a middle level content curriculum area to national and state standards.
Assess the benefits and the disadvantages of tracking or grouping students in middle school.
Characteristics of Middle Level Education
Describe important ideas, principles, and understandings needed to be effective middle level teacher.
Examine the implications of diversity for instruction and for learning in middle level education.
Analyze how physical, intellectual, emotional, character, and social development impact learning.
Middle School Structure
Appraise resources and opportunities unique to the middle level.
Describe an appropriate classroom configuration for adolescent learners.
Analyze how the components of the school affect the learning environment.
Examine the history of junior high and middle schools.
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