Teaching All Learners One at a Time (P-12)
Instructor: Dr. John Eggers
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Section 2: April 30 - May 31, 2014
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Partner Course Fee: $695
This three-credit continuing education graduate course builds on the updated theories, concepts, principles and research of the Individualized Learning Movement as earlier popularized by Goodlad, Anderson, Glaser, Pino and others. Such basic tenets as individual delivery components, team teaching, non-graded progression, assessment and placement, multi-age grouping, classroom climate and the open classroom will be covered to the end that participants will be able to help students improve their academic achievement based on this individual approach. Lots of materials, activities, strategies and ideas will be shared, analyzed and evaluated to the end that individual students of participants will experience improved achievement levels.
As result of participation in this course, participants should know and understand:
1. The basic theories, concepts and principles of good teaching, one at a time.
2. The basic research related to this topic.
3. The basic components of a sound individualized learning program.
4. Ways to build a positive classroom culture.
5. A variety of ways for assessing student understanding.
6. Ways to help learners who are not finding success in the classroom.
7. Key brain research finding and show their relationship to effective teaching and how learning occurs.
8. The components of enthusiasm, motivation and the importance for justifying whatever is taught, and the relationship between the two.
9. Teaching techniques that are important for teaching learners who will spend most of their lives in the 21st century.
10. The elements of a good Plan of Action.
11. The key components and strategies to this pedagogical approach to learning and how each strategy can and will enhance student achievement.
The required reading is found using one basic text and on-line searches. Please be prepared to discuss the assigned readings listed for each class meeting via on-line focus groups.
Marzano, R. (2010). On excellence in teaching. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbooks are not included.
You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.