Help students thrive with this systematic approach to culturally responsive instruction!
Research shows that students of color learn best in classrooms that reflect their cultural values. This breakthrough book shows educators how to create culturally relevant RTI models that help diverse students thrive!
Step-by-step, you’ll learn to skillfully apply 4 core characteristics critical to culturally responsive instruction: communalism, movement expressiveness. Richly detailed case studies and evidence-based, process-focused strategies will help you to:
Understand how and why culture mediates learning
Dispel cultural biases and appreciate the assets among all student groups
Address all tiers of the RTI model across grade levels
Eliminate disaproportionality in special education eligibility decisions
Work collaboratively with African American parents and communities
Use this thought-provoking handbook to confidently design high quality, culturally responsive instruction that fits the cultural needs of most African-American students!
Formative assessment and differentiated instruction made manageable
We all recognize the countless benefits of differentiated instruction. The challenge is in its implementation. Faced with a classroom of 25 students—each with very different needs—how can we possibly keep every student on track and motivated? Through formative assessment and efficient follow-up instruction. This start-to-finish guide will show you how through seven classroom-tested practices for maximizing student learning.
This mini-course takes a look at how to:
Establish new classroom norms
Involve students in the use of assessment data and feedback to inform their next steps
Clarify end-of-unit criteria to help map learning progression
Apply assessment data to grouping students for tiered activities
Differentiate assignments based on student readiness, characteristics, and interest
Best of all, Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Middle School Literacy Instruction is packed with vignettes, sample worksheets, and charts to assist you through each step in the process. Armed with this toolkit, you'll quickly discover new ways to keep all students engaged in their learning.
This course is a six-week mini-course granting 2.0 C.E.U.'s credit.
EDU 110 serves as a comprehensive teaching methods course which examines the importance of designing effective content related assessment questions to promote higher order thinking skills for K-12 students.
EDU 330 provides an introduction to young adolescence middle level education. This course takes a look at the societal context and implications of working with middle school students and explores the academic and student support structures of meeting academic and affective needs of pre-adolescent students. Learning styles, multiple intelligence theory, gender differences, and psychological wellness issues will be discussed in order to take into account designing an effecitve middle school curriculum.
EDUC 200 examines the idea of creating a learner-centered classroom environment that focuses on effective teaching theory in mathematics. Other topics of interest include the content understanding and utilization of effective formative assessments, evaluating student coutcomes regarding concept interpretations of math theory, and a focus on children's thinking including student artifacts for portfolio assessment.
EDU 500 serves as supplementary introductory course to graduate research methods and procedures used in fulfilling the requirements for writing a master's or doctoral thesis. This course introduces the learner to qualitative and quantiative research methods, data collection and analysis procedures, and teaches research writing skills using the APA manuscript style format for scientific writing and reporting.
EDU 2450 introduces educators to 50 practical strategies to use in order to effectively with ESL / ELL Learners. The strategies identified in the course identify with the TESOL standards in teaching language learners. Step by step instructions on how to plan and use those strategis in the classroom will be discussed including demonstrations, scenarios, and group interactive leassons. A focus on literacy development, technology, and assessment will serve as key issues of discussion for this course.
This weekly session professional development mini-class links children’s family members with school and community educational resources available within their local neighborhood, city, or county. This mini-class identifies how local and state school curriculum goals and objectives link with everyday pre-college and career readiness skills affecting the lives of their children and family using the interactive community education model—essentially how to bring about successful collaborations and partnerships among families, schools, and communities that will make learning and pre-college/career readiness experiences more productive and more positive for all concerned. In this professional mini-course, parents gain an understanding and how to access, utilize, and obtain the content knowledge they need to work effectively with their children in order to supplement or complement the educational goals and objectives identified in their local school district and state curriculum for student success .
The experience of fatherhood is fraught with conflict and ambivalence. On the one hand "new" or "involved" fatherhood represents the opportunity for men to express their nurturing feelings, taking an equal role in parenting and being there for their children. On the other hand, men are still expected to participate fully in the economic sphere and act as providers, constructing their identities as men through their work role. This online EDU 754 mini-course provides an innovative and interdisciplinary analysis of the social, cultural, and symbolic meanings of fatherhood in contemporary western societies. This mini-course draws on poststructuralist theory to analyze the representation of fatherhood in the expert literature of psychology, sociology, health sciences, and popular media. MenÆs own accounts of first-time fatherhood are also drawn upon, including four individual case studies. This course will be of interest to parents, grandparents, and community male mentors in the fields of gender and masculinity studies, the sociology of the family, cultural studies, social psychology, social work, social policy, and nursing as well as to practitioners working with families in the areas of education, health, and welfare.
This online "live interactive" course covers traditional topics of ethnic families, change in families, and parent-teacher communication. EDU 787 examines practical research-based issues identified by Olsen, Fuller, and their contributors delving into issues facing families today resulting in a dysfunctional family status classification affecting student performance in school. This course takes a look at the effects of poverty, advocacy, the father’s role, parents’ perspectives on schools, family/domestic violence, bullying, and school violence on families and offers practical techniques that give parents and educators the tools to cope with the many factors affecting their students.
Appreciating All Kinds of Families is an online mini-course deisgned to expand the knowledge base of parents and teachers as they learn how to interact, work with, and appreciate diverse famlies beyond their own homes and neighborhoods. Discussion topics include the following listed below:
Knowing and Serving the Human Family
Equal Protection Under the Law
Systems for Knowing Families
Exploring ethnic diveristy among American Families (i.e. African-American family, the Hispanic American family, the Asian American family, the Arab American family, the Native American family, the Amish family)
Lifestyle Variations Among American Famlies (i.e. Teenage Single-Parent Family, Divorced-Single Parent family, Step-father or Step-Parent family, Families with Special Needs Chidlren, Gay & Lesbian Families)
Children change rapidly. Not only in the physical sense but in their abilities to communicate, think and to interact. This development is fascinating and has a huge impact on the care, education and wellbeing of children.
Focusing on the earliest years (0-8), middle school, and high school years, this mini-course takes a looks at:
Theories and context of development
The impact of the home and universal environment and the wider world on children
Cognitive, biological, language, emotional and social development
Disorders and development
Health and development
The role of the parent in nuturing and enhancing childrens' development.
Understanding these elements is key to early years practice and courses. With the help of this book you will appreciate why it is so important and the impact of your role as the adult on children in your care.