Lay the foundation that your students will build on to meet mathematical standards for years to come. Learn to teach "mental arithmetic" to enhance your students' understanding of addition and subtraction. Develop your understanding of computational strategies by observing students, exploring lesson plans, and examining Web resources.
Delve into the full array of assessment and evaluation tools, including rubrics, journals, formal and informal assessments, and portfolios. Then, create an effective rubric based on an existing student assignment.
Help students in all grades use multimedia tools to demonstrate their authentic understanding of a subject. This course shows how Bloom's Taxonomy can help guide your assessment of a project's promotion of higher-level thinking skills. Learn to instill a strong understanding of content while promoting critical-thinking. Develop a project that integrates the use of multimedia in class assignments.
Expand cooperative learning through technology. In this course, you will explore three types of online cooperative experiences: tele-collaboration, WebQuests, and project-based learning. Examine the basic elements of each model and how to apply them to a project. As a final task, develop a teaching unit that employs one model, including both an assessment rubric and an implementation plan.
Apply new strategies to develop your students' problem-solving skills. Discover how technology can enhance their ability to state problems, pose questions, find answers, and, ultimately, approach learning as a continuous interaction with their world. Then, select a problem for your students to solve and craft a lesson plan that demonstrates the learning process.
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Encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits, physical health & fitness, and good safety practices with articles and activity ideas from PBS Parents. Learn more
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