Understanding Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
Instructor: Joan Sousae, MAED
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $150 + Partner Course Fee: $199
Partner Class Offered Through NaMaYaPD
Understanding Multiple Intelligences is the corner stone of the No child Left Behind initiative by the government. Its teachings philosophy is based on the premise that teachers should maximize student growth by meeting each student where he/she is and helping the student to progress. Students will be focusing on using several different Learning experiences in response to students’ varied needs. Students will be shown that Differentiated Instruction is a way of thinking about teaching and learning. This course is designed to assist teachers in developing meaningful learning experiences that meet students’ varying readiness levels, learning preferences and interests. It is based on the work of Carol Ann Tomlinson, Howard Gardner, Giselle Martin-Kniep, Silver and Strong and others who have recognized that “one size does not fit all.” All teachers are faced with heterogeneous classrooms. Meeting the diverse needs of unique students or groups of students requires differentiated instruction. This course serves as an introduction to the basics of differentiated instruction. Participants will learn how to recognize, address, and assess various learning styles and abilities that they find in their classrooms. During the course, time will be spent exploring multiple intelligences, cooperative and collaborative learning, inquiry learning and brain based learning. Students will also explore the various resources that are available on-line to support the differentiated classroom.
The student will be able to:
• Communicating with other teachers about differentiation.
• Manage their classroom for differentiation.
• Define student learning objectives and differentiation.
• Understand The role of assessment in a differentiated classroom.
• Use Tiered assignments and lesson plans.
• Understand why students learn at different levels.
• Understand Multiple Intelligences.
• The need to accommodate individual learning is of utmost importance.
• Understand why education is focusing on multiple intelligences in the classroom.
A list of readings will be provided upon course enrollment.
Pre-registration with NaMaYa PD is required.
Please register at http://school.namaya.com/pd/ before registering for NDSU Credit.
NOTE: Upon registration, you have 4 months for course completion.