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EDC 274 - Elementary Methods: Instruction Across the Curriculum

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Instructional methods for organizing and integrating Literacy and Math across the elementary curriculum. Includes interdisciplinary teaching strategies, inquiry learning, formative and summative assessment, unit planning, lesson planning, and technology integration. Also includes writing instruction and assessment.

Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain how to promote independent learning. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 3, 7, 8)
  2. Create focus lessons in English Language Arts (ELA) and math. (InTASC 4, 7)
  3. Design project-based lesson plans. (InTASC 5, 7)
  4. Design integrated lesson plans. (InTASC 5, 7)
  5. Describe strategies to develop literacy and numeracy. (InTASC 5; International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 4)
  6. Develop an interdisciplinary unit plan. (InTASC 4, 5, 7, 8)

Outline:
  1. Interdisciplinary Teaching
    1. Interdisciplinary themes
    2. Inquiry learning
    3. Project-Based Learning (PBL)
    4. Literacy across the curriculum
  2. Organizing for Literacy Instruction
    1. Literacy Daily 5
      1. Student stamina and independence
      2. Managing transitions
      3. Anchor charts
      4. Check-ins
      5. Focus lessons
      6. Guided reading
    2. 6+1 Traits of writing
      1. Ideas
      2. Organization
      3. Voice
      4. Word choice
      5. Sentence fluency
      6. Conventions and presentation
    3. Assessing student writing
  3. Organizing for Math Instruction
    1. Math Daily 3 structure
    2. Math groups
    3. Math across the curriculum
  4. Assessment
    1. Preparing learners for high-stakes assessments
    2. Using formative and summative data to plan instruction
  5. Unit Planning
    1. Cross-curricular
    2. 21st century learning
  6. Essential Elements of Instruction
    1. Teach to the objective
    2. Level of difficulty
    3. Effective questioning
    4. Active participation
    5. Check for understanding
    6. Monitor and adjust
  7. Technology Integration
    1. Evaluating and modifying instructional resources
    2. Using technology to engage learners
    3. Teacher fluency with technology tools


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/21



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