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CUR/520

Advocating for Learning

Online

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$1620

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Course level: EDU Graduate

Learners examine dispositions and beliefs regarding teaching and learning for all students. This course includes discussions about supportive and engaging learning environments, along with collaboration with other professionals to develop strategies that promote student learning. Using assessment data, learners will differentiate instruction and employ appropriate strategies for students. Learners will explore advocacy through course materials, practical exercises and engaging group activities. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New York.

Prerequisites

This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Analyze the key components of a classroom that promotes and facilitates an environment of active and collaborative learning.
  • Describe the characteristics of various learning environments.
  • Assess the effect that teacher individuality has on instructional practice.
  • Reflect on how your own life experiences, biases, and strengths influence your teaching style.

Week 2

  • Analyze the importance that knowing the backgrounds, experiences, and interests of students has on instructional practice and classroom management.
  • Identify strategies that can be used to obtain different types of learner information.
  • Evaluate the importance that parental involvement in the classroom and at home has on teaching and learning.

Week 3

  • Compare collaborative and traditional learning environments
  • Identify strategies that will assist educators in meeting the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of all learners.
  • Determine ways to locate community resources available in the community in which you teach.

Week 4

  • Contrast teaching students in a collaborative learning environment versus a traditional classroom environment.
  • Determine the role brain research has on instruction.
  • Describe the process for selecting instructional methods.
  • Contrast the learning environments of local schools.

Week 5

  • Determine various formats for assessment including both formative and summative assessments.
  • Contrast assessment of students in a collaborative learning environment versus a traditional classroom environment.
  • Analyze assessment data to obtain a clear picture of student learning.
  • Utilize assessment data to differentiate instruction.

Week 6

  • Determine the impact professional development has on teacher practice.
  • Analyze the relationship between reflection and continuous improvement.
  • Evaluate current models of professional development utilized in local schools.

Week 1

  • Analyze the key components of a classroom that promotes and facilitates an environment of active and collaborative learning.
  • Describe the characteristics of various learning environments.
  • Assess the effect that teacher individuality has on instructional practice.
  • Reflect on how your own life experiences, biases, and strengths influence your teaching style.

Week 2

  • Analyze the importance that knowing the backgrounds, experiences, and interests of students has on instructional practice and classroom management.
  • Identify strategies that can be used to obtain different types of learner information.
  • Evaluate the importance that parental involvement in the classroom and at home has on teaching and learning.

Week 3

  • Compare collaborative and traditional learning environments
  • Identify strategies that will assist educators in meeting the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of all learners.
  • Determine ways to locate community resources available in the community in which you teach.

Week 4

  • Contrast teaching students in a collaborative learning environment versus a traditional classroom environment.
  • Determine the role brain research has on instruction.
  • Describe the process for selecting instructional methods.
  • Contrast the learning environments of local schools.

Week 5

  • Determine various formats for assessment including both formative and summative assessments.
  • Contrast assessment of students in a collaborative learning environment versus a traditional classroom environment.
  • Analyze assessment data to obtain a clear picture of student learning.
  • Utilize assessment data to differentiate instruction.

Week 6

  • Determine the impact professional development has on teacher practice.
  • Analyze the relationship between reflection and continuous improvement.
  • Evaluate current models of professional development utilized in local schools.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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