eed436ca | undergraduate
Elementary Methods: Social Science And Fine Arts
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Classroom Assessment & Integrating Technology
- Examine methods for assessing student understanding and performance in a social science and visual and performing arts context.
- Investigate assessment strategies to meet the needs of culturally, academically, and linguistically diverse students.
- Create an assessment tool to measure student learning.
- Explore technological resources and tools that enhance learning and facilitate equitable access to the social science or visual and performing arts curriculum.
- Describe the legal and ethical concerns regarding technology use in the classroom.
Parent, Teacher, and Community Collaboration
- Investigate ways to research and utilize parent, school, and community resources for social science or visual and performing arts instruction.
- Explore opportunities for school-wide and community involvement in the social science or visual and performing arts classrooms.
- Determine collaboration strategies for increasing family and community involvement in the classroom.
Defining Social Science & Visual and Performing Arts Content
- Describe the major disciplines of social science and visual and performing arts.
- Determine potential controversies and challenges in social science and visual and performing arts instruction.
- Investigate the state and national standards for social science and visual and performing arts.
- Examine current trends and theories that support integrating visual and performing arts into the curriculum.
- Evaluate the importance of developing thematic and conceptual understandings in social science curriculum.
The Learning Environment & Instructional Planning
- Examine effective engagement and student motivation techniques for the classroom.
- Investigate strategies and accommodations that support diversity in the learning environment.
- Identify appropriate tools, materials, and procedures that promote a positive and safe classroom.
- Determine effective organization and management strategies to encourage an inclusive, productive, and respectful learning environment.
- Outline the necessary information, materials, and steps for planning instruction.
Instructional Approaches and Strategies
- Investigate methods for incorporating cultural and historical themes into social science and visual and performing arts instruction.
- Explore innovative instructional strategies and materials that promote critical thinking.
- Evaluate strategies for adapting instruction to meet the needs of culturally, academically, and linguistically diverse students.
- Determine developmentally- and ability-appropriate instructional strategies to meet the needs of all students.
- Examine interdisciplinary practices to integrate social science and visual or performing arts into other content areas.
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