From Here to There: Motivational Tchng Strat that Work (P-12)
Instructor: Ed Pino, Ph.D.
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Partner Course Fee: $695
This course provides classroom teachers with a variety of motivational activities specifically addressing each of John Gardner’s eightestablished multiple intelligences in several academic areas. Related research, learning theories, principles and concepts will be reviewed and analyzed. The course offers a hands-on method for developing a collection of strategies which require easy-to-obtain materials and which teachers can use in their classrooms to motivate students to higher achievement levels.The intended focus is to enable teachers to involve their students in academic learning through diverse learning experiences. The outcome is to provide longer-lasting learning by allowing students to experience concepts in a variety of ways. This learning can more easily carry over into new academic areas and processes. The course is based on active participation and discussion and is presented using a multi-media approach.
As a result of participation in this course, students will know and understand:
1. The theoretical base and underlying principles and concepts of the motivation.
2. Have a working understanding of multiple intelligences and why a differentiated activity approach is best for motivating students.
3. The background rationale and philosophical base for using active participation types of teaching strategies as an excellent overall motivation environment.
4. The knowledge and techniques necessary to understand the elements of both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.
5. How to implement a variety of some 60 specific motivation activities which can be used immediately in the classroom.
6. How to adapt these motivation activities to different age levels, academic areas and specific multiple intelligence needs.
7. The necessity of having a wide selection of instructional materials, activities and strategies which can be used to motivate students.
8. How to select motivation strategies that can be used to impact the higher academic achievement of students at different age and academic levels.
The required texts is:
Blackburn, B. R. (2005). Classroom motivation from A to Z: How to Engage Your Students in Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, Inc.
The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbook(s) are not included.
You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.