Secondary Differentiated Instruction and Assessment


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Course Goals:

1. Gain the competencies to plan and conduct instruction.
2. Develop appropriate instructional strategies given diverse (7-12) student populations.
3. Apply standard and alternative methods of assessing students' needs, progress, and achievement
4. Grow as an effective and confident (7-12) teacher
5. Develop self-assessment skills and habits of reflective practice

Syllabus

Fall 2012


Spring 2012

Fall 2011


Class Agendas


Assignment Sheets


Menu of Teaching Strategies


Class Calendar - Fall 2011


Week
Date
Topic
Reading/Assignment/Quiz Due
1
T 8/30
Introduction to the course/ the goal of “reaching every kid”


R 9/1
Who are “diverse learners”?

2
T 9/6
What to teach (standards, curriculum, and student-centered instruction)
Chapter 1

R 9/8
Learning styles/multiple intelligences
Chapter 2
3
T 9/13
Teaching for learning: writing objectives/ basics of assessment
Microteach 1.1

R 9/15
Teaching for learning: how to teach (introduction to teaching strategies)
Chapter 3
Microteach 1.2
4
T 9/20
Direct Instruction
Quiz #1
Microteach 1.3

R 9/22
Inquiry-based Lessons/questioning
Chapter 5 -
5
T 9/27
Discussion-based lessons
Chapters 6 & 7
Microteach 1.4a
1. Assessment - direct instruction (75-79)- Jay
2. Inquiry-based lesson (something from your field) - Erin

R 9/29
Meet supervisors/Professional expectations for field experience
Chapter 10
Microteach 1.4b
1. Case study (management) - discussion-based lesson- Will
2. Case study (management) - discussion-based lesson - Luca
6
T 10/4
Lesson Design Plan/Reflection
Chapter 11
Microteach 1.5
1. Lesson design - Introduction - Paul 2. Lesson design - prior knowledge - Gene
3. Lesson design - types of formative assessment - Brett 4. Lesson design - closure

R 10/6
FIELD EXPERIENCE

7
T 10/12
Review
Mid term project

R 10/13
FIELD EXPERIENCE

8
T 10/18
Cooperative Learning /Classroom Management
Chapter 8
Teacher Interview
Microteach 2.1

R 10/20
FIELD EXPERIENCE

9
T 10/25
Cooperative Learning/Academic Language
Chapter 9
Student Interview
Microteach 2.2

R10 10/27
FIELD EXPERIENCE

10
T11/1
Differentiation/Workshop lesson plans for field placements
Chapter 4
Quiz #2

R 11/3
FIELD EXPERIENCE

11
T 11/8
Differentiation
Formal Observation 1
Microteach 2.3

R 11/10
FIELD EXPERIENCE

12
T 11/15
Lesson Planning Review
Microteach 2.4

R 11/17
FIELD EXPERIENCE

14
T11/22
TBA
Quiz #3
Microteach 2.5

R11/ 25
THANKSGIVING BREAK

15
T 11/29
TBA
Formal Observation 2

R 12/1
FIELD EXPERIENCE

16
T12/6
TBA (Final Project Presentation)
Wrap up /Course Evaluation
Final Project

R 12/8
FIELD EXPERIENCE
Observation log