This course focuses on the instruction and assessment strategies that enhance learning at the secondary level. Current issues affecting the secondary classroom are examined. Integrated content, interdisciplinary teaching, and curriculum and assessment issues are emphasized. This course provides students with an opportunity to develop and evaluate standards-based instructional and curricular materials, as well as appropriate assessment strategies.
Evaluate effective pre-assessment strategies to determine what to teach and assess.
Examine the characteristics of sound classroom assessments.
National, State, and Local Curriculum and Instruction Standards
Apply national, state, and local standards for instruction in a specific content area.
Methods of Teaching in Specific Content Areas
Analyze basic teaching methods and their application in a secondary school setting.
Demonstrate an awareness of the variety of materials available for instructional use.
Apply current methods for teaching in a specific content area.
Integrated Curriculum in the Secondary School
Apply methods of integrating secondary curricula.
Educational Needs of Secondary Students
Analyze social and developmental issues that impact secondary classrooms.
Identify the educational needs and attitudes of secondary students.
Describe the key elements of an effective student portfolio.
Examine scoring tool(s), either analytic or holistic, which accompany performance assessments.
Describe performance assessments.
Select appropriate achievement targets to measure.
Examine traditional assessments.
Examine methods and uses of various assessments.
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