INTRO TO

INSTRUCTION MASTERY

K-12, INSTRUCTION, BRAIN-BASED LEARNING

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PARTICIPANTS

K-12 Teachers
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TIME

45 hours (self-paced) – 6 months to complete

CLASSROOM OPENS

Winter 2019

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CREDIT OPTIONS

  • 3 Grad-Level Credits ($445)
  • 45 Hours of Non-Credit PD ($345)
  • 45 Texas CPE Hours ($345)
  • 1 LAUSD Salary Point ($295)

About The Course

You Snooze They Lose. Use Instructional Strategies That Work

Imagine dozens of young eyes all on you, eager, skeptical. They’re waiting to see what you’ll say. It’s game time! One of the most unique aspects of teaching is “teaching”. You can have the most engaging curriculum and best of intentions, but without effective instruction it all can quickly fade. In this course, you’ll learn a host of research-proven instructional approaches and techniques to help you do your best teaching. You’ll explore how to utilize questioning to facilitate discussion, create enduring understandings, and elevate cognitive rigor. You’ll gain insight into how your students’ brains work and learn strategies that you can use to help them be more successful in your class and beyond. In addition learning many research-based instructional strategies and techniques, you’ll evaluate your current approaches, so that you can figure out what works best for you and better meet your students’ unique needs.

10+

Videos + Readings

4

learning projects you can use immediately

10+

reflective journaling questions

24/7

Discussion board access

100%

satisfaction guaranteed

Why Take This Course?

This course is designed to help you cultivate instructional mastery. The goals of this course are for you to:

  • Learn instructional strategies that work.
  • Understand how to utilize questioning to facilitate classroom discussion.
  • Learn about the importance of essential questions enduring understandings.
  • Be able to elevate cognitive rigor through questioning in the classroom
  • Understand surface vs. deep vs. transfer learning.
  • Be able to utilize Hattie’s Visible Learning techniques.
  • Use differentiated learning strategies to reach all your students.
  • Explore how your students’ brains work and learn strategies that you can use to help them be more successful in your class and beyond.
  • Be a more engaging and effective classroom instructor.

topics covered

  • Teaching and Student Success
  • Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings
  • Brain-Based Learning – Storytelling, Whole Brain Teaching – Chris Biffle
  • Surface vs. Deep vs. Transfer Learning
  • Elevating Cognitive Rigor Through Questioning in the Classroom
  • Danielson’s Framework on Using Questioning and Discussion – Danielson Framework – Domain 3: Instruction – Component 3b
  • Instructional Strategies that Work
  • Hattie’s Visible Learning
  • Differentiated Learning

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