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Models & Theories Of Instruction

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This course focuses on the theoretical models that underlie teaching and learning for all learners. Effective teaching strategies that promote student learning will be examined. Various lesson plan designs will be explored, and students will create an original lesson plan.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Teacher as Reflector

    • Examine how to use reflection to improve decision making.
    • Identify how to use reflection to revise instruction.
    • State the importance of reflection in teaching.

    Teacher as Technological Leader

    • Identify ways to integrate technology in lesson planning.
    • List technological tools for improving planning, student learning, and assessment.

    Models and Theories of Instruction

    • Identify the framework for teaching and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ core propositions.
    • Identify the main factors considered in lesson planning.
    • Recognize the difference between goals and observable and measurable objectives.

    Learner-Centered Planning and Instruction

    • Identify essential lesson plan components and lesson plan models.
    • Describe instructional strategies.
    • Recognize the purposes for direct and indirect instructional strategies.
    • Apply knowledge of different learning styles to the development of instruction.
    • Formulate learning objectives that reflect selected state standards.
    • Develop a standards-based lesson plan.

    Learner-Centered Assessment

    • Explain authentic assessment.
    • Explain the importance of assessing prior knowledge.
    • Define formative and summative assessment.
    • Identify formal and informal assessment.

    Learner-Centered Planning and Instruction – Differentiation for the Diverse Learner

    • Identify differentiation techniques that accommodate diverse learners.
    • Identify cooperative learning structures.
    • Describe important components of group building.
    • Explain different ways to govern groups.
    • Design a cooperative learning activity.
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