This course provides a general foundation of knowledge, skills, and principles of curriculum and assessment. Through this course, participants will focus on the major influences on curriculum-and the concomitant development of valid and reliable assessments that will allow educators to make formative and summative judgments regarding the curriculum. A major emphasis will be on developing assessment skills and competencies that promote the learning of children and youth.
This course is designed to introduce teachers to the importance of Carol Dweck’s work on mindset. The workshop will use the book- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In the book, Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. Parents will also find this course helpful.
This course is designed to introduce teachers to standards-based assessment in the classroom. Teachers will learn to design rubrics that align with objectives. The course is targeted for educators in the 3-12 grade levels, including special education, administration, and instructional coaches. University credit is available from another class.
This course is designed to explore different strategies and instructional approaches to bring STEAM into the classroom. Teachers will learn to recognize the role STEAM plays in the classroom. Teachers will learn ways for students to get exposure to hands-on learning that challenges them to think critically and creatively, and lets them apply important content knowledge in meaningful ways.
This course is designed to provide educators with an opportunity to engage in a Book Study of Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. This course provides a general foundation of knowledge skills and principles in curriculum and assessment. A major emphasis will be on developing assessment skills and competencies that promote the learning of children and youth.