sec537 | Graduate
Secondary Content And Curricular Knowledge
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Instructional Planning and Methods of Teaching Specific Content in Secondary School
- Address the academic, socioemotional, and developmental needs of adolescents in lesson planning.
- Create learning experiences appropriate for curriculum goals and content standards.
- Determine research-based methods for teaching a specific content area at the secondary level.
- Utilize assessment strategies to determine studentsâ knowledge for use in planning.
The Diverse Classroom
- Analyze how studentsâ personal, cultural, family, and community values affect learning.
- Reflect on ways to integrate culturally relevant content to build on learnersâ background knowledge and achieve learning goals.
- Analyze how multiple intelligences and learning styles influence instructional design.
- Examine ways to differentiate instruction and assessment to meet the needs of diverse learners.
- Evaluate resources and supports available to meet the needs of all students, including those with exceptional needs.
Delivering Content and Assessing Student Learning
- Evaluate strategies for utilizing multiple representations, perspectives, and explanations to enhance learnersâ understanding of content standards.
- Identify ways to foster learnersâ engagement through collaboration and critical thinking.
- Critique effectiveness of lesson delivery and make recommendations for changes.
- Evaluate the use of data to identify needs and enhance instruction for diverse learners.
- Develop questioning techniques that deepen studentsâ content knowledge and check for understanding.
- Describe ways to develop learnersâ understanding and use of the academic language of the discipline.
21st Century Skills for the Secondary Classroom
- Determine methods for implementing 21st century skills to foster learning and creativity in a variety of environments.
- Determine strategies for guiding students in developing innovative solutions to complex, interdisciplinary, and real-world problems through the use of technology.
- Examine the use of technology to meet the needs of diverse learners.
- Formulate ways to model collaboration and evaluation of student work in the digital age.
Interdisciplinary Design and Teaching
- Formulate ways to support students in developing innovative solutions to complex, interdisciplinary, real-world problems.
- Develop ways to build studentsâ local and global awareness and understanding through the development of interdisciplinary instruction.
- Evaluate strategies to implement learner literacy development across content areas.
- Determine learning environments that will encourage learner exploration, discovery, and expression across content areas.
- Analyze ways to develop learnersâ communication skills in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts.
Reflections on Student Achievement & Continued Teacher Development
- Investigate professional development opportunities specific to content and areas that need improvement, as a means of improving pedagogical practice.
- Determine the role that professional and ethical standards play in the field of education.
- Defend the importance of collaboration, self-reflection, and professional development in improving practice.
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