tch520 | Graduate

Teaching Methods

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This course focuses on general methodology to enhance student learning in today's diverse K-12 classrooms. Participants explore instructional planning, instructional strategies, and assessment. This course provides participants with the opportunity to develop and evaluate instructional materials and assessment strategies.

This graduate-level course is 4 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4

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    Selecting Instructional Strategies

    • Design a lesson in which students work cooperatively and collaborate in small groups.
    • Identify strategies that promote student engagement.
    • Differentiate between teacher-centered and student-centered instructional strategies.
    • Differentiate the differences between direct and indirect instructional approaches.
    • Analyze questioning techniques that enhance student performance.

    Assessing and Reporting Student Performance

    • Describe the role that assessment plays in data-driven decision making.
    • Distinguish the purposes and procedures for pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment.
    • Discuss ways to conduct performance-based assessment.
    • Examine the process of evaluating and reporting student performance and progress.

    Understanding Your Classroom

    • Describe the basic teaching functions and key qualities of effective teachers.
    • Examine your state’s professional teaching standards and the purposes they serve.
    • Formulate a plan to use reflection for the purpose of enhancing teacher decision making.
    • Determine multiple ways in which diversity is exhibited in students and how differentiated instruction can be used to meet all students’ needs.
    • Recognize the need to collaborate with colleagues and interact with families.

    Planning Your Instruction

    • Identify the reasons for instructional planning.
    • Determine curriculum considerations and resources needed for instructional planning.
    • Explain the need for goals, standards, and objectives when planning a lesson or unit of instruction.
    • Apply the principles of effective lesson planning and unit planning.
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