Online Fall 2017: Differentiated Instruction and Standards Based Teaching

14 weekly online sessions. Fall 2017
Price:
Sales price: $520.00
Description

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College Credit Option:  There is an addtional  cost for obtaining 3 college credits. College credits are offered through Fitchburg State University for $285. This payment must be paid directly to the University.  Payment procedures for the college credits will be available when you log into the course on the Moodle website. Participants that do not  apply for College Credits will receive PDP certificate.


Time Frame: 14 weekly online sessions  Fall 2017


 Materials Included in Course: 

  1. Ribas, W., Deane, J., and Seider, S.:  Instructional Practices That Maximize Student Achievement: For Teachers by Teachers, second edition (2010)
  2. Ribas, W., handout notebook for Instructional Practices That Maximize Student Achievement: For Teachers by Teachers, with 220 pages of supporting materials

 Course Overveiw:

Managing the Differentiated Instruction Classroom - After this section of the program, the participants will be able to implement the nine components of effective classroom management, including:

  • developing and implementing classroom rules and routines that maximize the level of respectful, on-task behavior
  • developing and implementing a system of rewards and consequences for reinforcing respectful, on-task behavior
  • obtaining students’ attention at the start of lessons, after group and partner activities, after interruptions, and after student attention has deteriorated
  • creating respectful student-teacher and student-student relationships
  • using physical proximity and the physical design of the classroom to improve student be havior

Framing the Learning (a.k.a. Cognitive Context for Learning) to Differentiate for All Students-

After this section of the program, the participants will be able to

  • use activators to show students how the content and the skills taught in lessons connect to their previous learning
  • use agendas to tell students what they will do during lessons
  • create increased motivation and retention by explaining to students why the information and skills taught in lessons are relevant to them
  • use summarizers to increase student mastery and retention of the knowledge and skills taught in lessons

Differentiated and Standards-Based Planning and Teaching

After this section of the program, the participants will be able to

  • write objectives for classes or units in language that describes what the students will know and be able to do after the teaching is finished
  • write objectives for classes or units in language that enable them to readily assess whether or not the objectives have been mastered
  • choose assessments that measure student mastery of the objectives
  • choose activities that maximize student mastery of the objectives

Formative and Summative Assessment of Student Work for Effective Differentiation

After this section of the program, the participants will be able to

  • describe the various purposes of assessment
  • define the similarities and differences between pre-assessments and summative and formative assessments
  • define the similarities and differences between product and performance assessments
  • create teacher-made product and performance assessments that gauge levels of student mastery on the stated objectives, both formatively and summatively
  • write scoring guides (rubrics and criteria sheets) that assess student products and performances on those concepts that are difficult to quantify for assessment

Questioning Skills for Regular and Special Education Students

- After this section of the program, the participants will be able to

  • increase the number of regular and special education students who ask and answer questions in their classes
  • raise the thinking level of the answers they get from students
  • pre-assess student information and skills
  • use questions and dipsticking to formatively assess student understanding
  • use questions and dipsticking to inform their instruction

Differentiated Instruction (with special sections for English language learners and special education students)

-After this section of the course, the participants will be able to

  • effectively group students for differentiating student learning
  • plan lessons that can flexibly provide reteaching, practice, and extension as needed
  • manage differentiated activities in single lessons
  • differentiate their teaching by content, process, and product
  • differentiated instruction to meet the needs of English language learners and special education students

Working Effectively with Parents

- After this section of the course, the participants will be able to

  • use pro-active communication to establish positive relationships with parents
  • conference effectively with parents
  • effectively deal with aggressive parents
  • maximize the engagement of uninvolved parents in their children’s education
  • conduct successful curriculum night presentations

Motivating the Low Motivation Learner

-After this section of the course, the participants will be able to

  • explain the key aspects of the following theories of intelligence:
    • innate, single-entity intelligence
    • learnable intelligence
    • multiple intelligences
    • attribution of intelligence
  • implement classroom strategies that move students toward the belief that success is due more to effort and acquired strategies than to innate ability and luck
  • increase students’ motivation by helping them to equate success with effort and to work to acquire effective strategies

ELL and Special Education Students

Each of the above sections contains essays that describe how the concepts in that part of the course can be applied to ELL and Special Education Students. 

 

 

About:

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