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.
Select appropriate achievement targets to measure.
Describe performance assessments.
Examine scoring tool(s), either analytic or holistic, which accompany performance assessments.
Describe the key elements of an effective student portfolio.
Educational Needs of Secondary Students
Identify the educational needs and attitudes of secondary students.
Analyze social and developmental issues that impact secondary classrooms.
Methods of Teaching in Specific Content Areas
Apply current methods for teaching in a specific content area.
Demonstrate an awareness of the variety of materials available for instructional use.
Analyze basic teaching methods and their application in a secondary school setting.
National, State, and Local Curriculum and Instruction Standards
Apply national, state, and local standards for instruction in a specific content area.
Role of Assessment
Examine the characteristics of sound classroom assessments.
Evaluate effective pre-assessment strategies to determine what to teach and assess.
Develop a rationale for classroom assessment.
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