mte508 | Graduate

Models, Theories, And Instructional Strategies

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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 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: 6 weeks

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    • Design a rubric to identify criteria for evaluating an assignment.
    • Compare the strengths and weaknesses among assessment types.
    • Create instructionally sound assessments.

    Instructional Strategies

    • Design a lesson plan.
    • Integrate graphic organizers and concept mapping to promote lesson planning and instruction.
    • Describe how students’ critical thinking can be promoted through effective objectives, questioning, and activities.
    • Describe methods of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of culturally and academically diverse students.
    • Explain how Response to Intervention supports student learning.
    • Compare and contrast the effectiveness of various instructional strategies.
    • Demonstrate how to use various instructional strategies to promote student-centered learning.

    Promoting Student Learning and Development

    • Explain the effect of school, family, and community relationships on teaching and learning.
    • Describe how addressing student diversity in lesson planning can promote student learning.
    • Develop classroom management strategies to positively affect lesson delivery and student learning.

    Lesson Planning

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

    Learning Goals and Objectives

    • Differentiate between goals and objectives.
    • Relate Bloom’s Taxonomy to writing goals and objectives.
    • Write developmentally appropriate objectives.
    • Explain how a lesson plan objective relates to instruction.

    Evaluation and Reflection

    • Evaluate your personal disposition toward the teaching profession.
    • Critique lesson plans.
    • Describe the importance of self-reflection for lesson planning.
    • Describe how assessments and evaluation of student learning can be used in lesson planning.
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