This course focuses on the theoretical models that underlie teaching and learning. Students examine methods for teaching all students, explore lesson plan designs, analyze the most effective teaching strategies to promote student learning, and develop a lesson plan.
Explore the range of social, health, educational and language-related service agencies and other resources that are available at school and off-campus.
Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
Describe how addressing student diversity in lesson planning can promote student learning.
Explain the effect of school, family, and community relationships on teaching and learning.
Develop classroom management strategies to positively affect lesson delivery and student learning.
Evaluation and Reflection
Evaluate your personal disposition toward the teaching profession.
Critique lesson plans.
Describe how assessments and evaluation of student learning can be used in lesson planning.
Describe the importance of self-reflection for lesson planning.
Design a lesson plan.
Explain how Response to Intervention supports student learning.
Describe methods of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of culturally and academically diverse students.
Describe how students’ critical thinking can be promoted through effective objectives, questioning, and activities.
Integrate graphic organizers and concept mapping to promote lesson planning and instruction.
Demonstrate how to use various instructional strategies to promote student-centered learning.
Compare and contrast the effectiveness of various instructional strategies.
Design a rubric to identify criteria for evaluating an assignment.
Create instructionally sound assessments.
Compare the strengths and weaknesses among assessment types.
Learning Goals and Objectives
Explain how a lesson plan objective relates to instruction.
Write developmentally appropriate objectives.
Relate Bloom’s Taxonomy to writing goals and objectives.
Differentiate between goals and objectives.
Determine the information needed to make instructional decisions.
Explain the role of standards in planning and instruction.
Compare and contrast different approaches to lesson planning.
Describe the components of a lesson plan.
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