Jan 25, 2022
EDC 275 - Secondary Methods: English Language Arts/Social Sciences 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Instructional methods in English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Sciences (SS) for the secondary teacher. Includes considerations in instructional design and assessment such as standards-based lessons and objectives; instructional strategies, including differentiated instruction; 21st century Learning skills; informal and formal assessment strategies; and analyzing data. Also includes domains and concepts central to the discipline, as well as methods for self-assessment in content knowledge and application.
Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Identify domains and concepts that are central to the discipline (ELA or Social Studies). (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 4)
- Use the Standards Continuum Guide for Reflective Teaching Practice to self-assess content knowledge and application related to ELA/SS. (InTASC 4)
- Describe the ways in which cross-curricular instruction and 21st century learning skills can be integrated into ELA/SS. (International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2)
- Identify a variety of methods to informally and formally assess student learning in ELA/SS. (InTASC 6)
- Describe how formal assessments drive instructional decisions in ELA/SS and identify strategies for engaging learners in analyzing their own data. (InTASC 6)
- Describe strategies for differentiated instruction in ELA/SS. (InTASC 7)
- Develop standards-based lessons and objectives for ELA/SS using Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI). (InTASC 7)
- Discuss and analyze current and relevant social, cultural, and academic trends in general education and how they impact lesson planning. (InTASC 7)
- Identify effective instructional strategies for ELA/SS. (InTASC 8)
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