Would you like to learn how to reach all of your students—from the most naïve to the higher performers?Then this is the course for you! Comprised of five modules, you will learn how to incorporate strategies for effective questioning in to your classroom. Strategies that allow you to assess and guide your instruction, provide effective feedback, check for understanding and generate classroom discussions.
You will learn five areas to focus on that will improve student performance and sharpen your instructional skills. You will create a tool box of alternative strategies on how to reach your most naïve students.
The idea of differentiation can be overwhelming.Our intention is to bring it to you one small step at a time that ends in an action plan that won’t overwhelm you. Whether you are a new teacher looking for strategies on how to meet the needs of all your students or an experienced teacher looking to expand your skill set, this course has something to offer you.
From learning what differentiated instruction is and is not to use of the Gradual Release of Responsibility to planning differentiation strategies that are effective for your most naïve group of students the course (comprised of five modules) offers step by step guidance that enables you to use explicit instruction strategies that result in a clear plan for the use of differentiated instruction in your classroom while it increases positive interactions between teacher and student.
- Are you looking to identify strategies that improve instruction?
- Are you a teacher self-identifying areas of growth?
- Are you an administrator looking to provide concise, practical and evidenced based tools to your teachers?
- Are you looking to make your classroom visits opportunities for growth for both teacher and administrators?
Would you like a classroom of engaged students, focused on learning?Are you interested in decreasing acting out behavior that distracts from instruction and learning? Do you want to increase the time spent on instruction? “Increasing Student Engagement” can help you with these and more.Research supports the connection between engagement, achievement and school behavior across levels of economic and social advantage and disadvantage. Experience tells us that classrooms with high levels of student engagement are a more welcoming environment for both the teacher and the student.
In this three module workshop you will learn to use a variety of evidenced strategies and tools such as grouping students effectively for interactive discussions and activities, increasing use of formative assessments to drive next steps, as well as variety of activities and assignments within a lesson to increase student engagement.
Searching for effective and efficient ways you can use assessments to guide your instruction?Would you like to learn how to use your learning targets to formulate formative assessments? How you can create learning targets that are clearly defined and direct your teaching? Then this three module workshop “Using Assessment in Instruction” can help. This course will address:
- Assessment Criteria for Success
- Monitoring Student Learning and Providing Effective Feedback
- Self and Peer Assessment: Student Reflection to Deepen Learning
Research shows that regular and high-quality formative assessment in the classroom can have a positive effect on student achievement. There is firm evidence that strengthening the frequent and effective feedback that students receive from formative assessments lead to substantial learning gains. In addition, the perceptions of students and their role in co-creating success criteria and assessments have a significant impact on student performance. Students who can self-assess their own work are more motivated to learn.
Ask about how you can earn micro credentials. Please call the Registrar, Mr. Fred Bragan, 315-447-2617.
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