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IAD14506: Embracing Diversity: Global Education
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Credit Hours: 2

This course provides an introduction to teaching using a global perspective. The course features Merry Merryfield, professor of social studies and global education at Ohio State University, and Tim Dove, social studies teacher at McCord Middle School in Worthington, Ohio. Both Merryfield and Dove bring a wealth of classroom, personal, and professional experiences to teaching with a global perspective. Participants will explore elements of global education, observe how others have incorporated global education into their classrooms or schools, critique classroom-tested lesson plans and units, infuse global education into a lesson, unit, or theme already being taught in the classroom, and explore teaching strategies. Refer to "Embracing Diversity: Global Education, 2nd Edition" for continued learning.

IAD14510: The Brain: Understanding the Physical Brain
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Credit Hours: 2

This course provides a survey of information about the brain and how it functions to make each of us who we are. Participants will explore the physical aspects of the brain and consider its role in emotions, memory, reasoning, planning, and problem solving. The course also explores possible implications for classroom practice and the views of prominent educators who have been studying this amazing organ for many years.

IAD14512: The Brain: Developing Lifelong Learning Habits, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 8

In The Brain: Developing Lifelong Learning Habits, you will learn about the thinking and learning skills that today’s students should be cultivating to become successful adults in the dynamic, rapidly changing, and "flattened" world into which they will graduate.  You will be introduced to the idea of habits of mind; survey 16 distinct ways of seeing, understanding, and interacting with the world; and learn instructional strategies to help your students develop each of these thinking and learning habits. In modules 3–6, there are also activity suggestions and materials that you can download and use in elementary or secondary classrooms.

IAD14513: The Brain: Memory and Learning Strategies, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 8.5

In The Brain: Memory and Learning Strategies, 2nd Edition, you will learn about the physical structures of the human brain that create and retain memories—and how to use this information to improve your classroom teaching practice. The more you understand about how people form and retain memories, the more you will be able to help your students learn and use the academic content you are teaching them.

IAD14516: Understanding by Design: The Backward Design Process
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This online course will help you understand and apply various aspects of Understanding by Design (UbD). Beginning with an overview of the principles of unit design presented in the UbD framework, this course will then help you develop a unit based on content standards of your choice. You will start by “unpacking" your state or district standards to create enduring understandings, essential questions, and enabling knowledge objectives. Next, you will create appropriate assessments to develop a “photo album" of student achievement. Finally, you will complete your unit by designing instructional activities to reinforce your desired results, ensuring that all your students demonstrate genuine understanding, rather than exhibiting only learning based on knowledge and recall.

IAD14517: Understanding by Design: The Six Facets of Understanding
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Credit Hours: 1.5

This course explains why teaching for and assessing understanding can be both challenging and critically important. It then explains each of the six facets in a separate lesson. Each lesson reinforces the relationship of the six facets to the backward design process, including how educators can use them to identify desired results and improve assessment tasks and activities.

IAD14518: Understanding Student Motivation Challenges
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course addresses the conditions that foster student motivation and how to meet students needs to enhance motivation in the classroom. Participants will explore strategies to cope with challenges and address ways to provide productive and positive choices for students. Refer to "Understanding Student Motivation, 2nd Edition" for continued learning.

IAD14519: Understanding Student Motivation, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 12

In Understanding Student Motivation, you’ll examine the basics of motivation and the role that motivation plays in academic performance. Through readings, video examples, and application exercises, you’ll learn how to establish strategies to create a respectful and connected classroom, balance structure and choice to create a positive attitude toward learning, set expectations, create challenging and engaging activities that are personally relevant to students, and develop strategies to help students feel more competent and confident in the classroom.

IAD14520: Formative Assessment: The Basics
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Credit Hours: 3

This six-lesson course defines formative assessment and discusses how it is used in the classroom. Learners will explore how to provide meaningful feedback and consider how students can be active in the assessment process. Additionally, learners will be given opportunities to listen to the perspectives of educators who have worked extensively to improve assessment in schools, and they can watch examples of exemplary practice and determine how they might implement such successful approaches in their own contexts.

IAD14521: Formative Assessment: Deepening Understanding
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Credit Hours: 14.5

Discover a range of best-practice methods for providing students with meaningful, interactive feedback.

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