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Models, Theories And Instructional Strategies For Spe

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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.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Assessment, Evaluation, and Reflection

    • Evaluate your personal disposition toward the teaching profession.
    • Compare the strengths and weaknesses among assessment types.
    • Create instructionally sound assessments.
    • Explain how Response to Intervention supports student learning.
    • Describe the importance of self-reflection for lesson planning.
    • Describe how assessments and evaluation of student learning can be used in lesson planning.

    Instructional Strategies

    • Compare and contrast the effectiveness of various instructional strategies, including differentiation and the integration of technology.
    • Demonstrate how to use various instructional strategies to promote learning, including graphic organizers and concept mapping.
    • Describe how students’ critical thinking can be promoted through effective objectives, questioning, and activities.

    Classroom Management

    • Evaluate classroom management strategies to positively affect lesson delivery and student learning.
    • Describe a successful classroom environment for the exceptional learner, including interactions with peers.
    • Determine successful behavior management strategies for the diverse classroom.
    • Identify methods of conflict resolution and peer mediation in the learning environment to address bullying or abusive behavior.

    Lesson Planning

    • Determine the information needed to make instructional decisions.
    • Describe the components of a lesson plan.
    • Design a lesson plan.
    • Compare and contrast different approaches to lesson planning.
    • Explain the role of standards in planning and instruction.


    • Describe how collaboration between stakeholders might enhance the student learning experience.
    • Explain the effect of school, family, and community relationships on teaching and learning.

    Learning Goals and Objectives

    • Write developmentally appropriate objectives.
    • Demonstrate state and national academic standards when writing objectives.
    • Explain how a lesson plan objective relates to instruction.
    • Differentiate between goals and objectives.
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