sec533 | Graduate
Instruction And Assessment For Diverse Learners
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Backward Design: Unit and Lesson Planning
- Identify key components of the backward design process for unit and lesson planning.
- Compare and contrast lesson plan formats and approaches to lesson planning.
- Apply appropriate content standards and learning progressions to instructional planning.
- Apply the backward design process to create effective unit plans.
- Differentiate between teacher-centered and student-centered instructional strategies.
- Examine instructional strategies that develop critical thinking skills, promote student engagement, and deepen student understanding of subject matter content.
- Explore effective and appropriate uses of technology for student engagement and learning.
- Design a lesson plan that aligns with content standards, promotes student engagement, and incorporates essential questions, differentiation, and cross-disciplinary skills.
Differentiated Instruction and Interventions
- Evaluate methods of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of culturally and academically diverse learners.
- Examine key components of the response to intervention (RTI) process at the secondary level.
- Compare methods of grouping students for the purpose of differentiating instruction.
Collaboration and Reflection
- Analyze the benefits of collaborating with colleagues to improve teaching and learning.
- Evaluate the impact of family, school, and community relationships on student learning.
- Identify a variety of approaches for communicating with parents.
- Formulate a plan to use teacher reflection and problem solving to improve teaching practice.
Teaching Practices; Learning Standards, Goals, and Objectives
- Analyze theoretical models that underlie teaching and learning.
- Analyze the relationship between academic content standards and short- and long-term planning.
- Differentiate between content standards, goals, and objectives.
- Convert content standards into learning goals and instructional objectives.
- Examine ways to create an inclusive, multicultural environment.
- Examine the role of assessment in data-driven decision making.
- Distinguish between formative and summative assessments, including how and when to use each type of assessment.
- Evaluate the use of rubrics to assess student learning.
- Identify strategies for using assessment data to drive instructional planning and differentiation of learning.
- Analyze assessment data to identify patterns and gaps in student learning.
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