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IAD14552: Using Data to Determine Student Mastery
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Credit Hours: 7

In today’s education landscape, the phrase “data-driven instruction” is very common. The pressure to use data analytics to drive student achievement can be felt from the legislative floor to the board room to the classroom and, ultimately, to the living room. Schools and teachers are being held accountable for proving student achievement in unprecedented ways. This course will explain the science of data in relation to education. The importance of designing assessment systems and knowing where and when to collect useful data are explained. Learners will evaluate classroom assessments and learn to develop rigorous assessment items. Finally, standards based grading systems are explored as a means to accurately reporting student mastery of content standards. 

IAD14553: An Introduction to the Whole Child
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Credit Hours: 8

The demands and challenges of the 21st century require innovations on the part of teachers, administrators, schools, and communities to fully prepare students for college, career, and beyond.  Educators who take on the whole child approach, which aims to ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, set the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provide students with the opportunity for long-term success. In this PD Online course, ASCD looks at how this approach works in relation to a school’s culture and climate, curriculum and instruction, assessment, classroom management, and outside of the classroom practices. After being introduced to the whole child approach, participants will have the opportunity review characteristics of it while comparing and contrasting their current professional practices with the approach through assessments, articles from Educational Leadership as well original readings for this course, videos featuring noted education experts, and applications to implement new ideas and strategies.  

IAE14013: The Learning Classroom: How People Learn
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This program introduces the main themes of the course. Teacher interviews and classroom footage illustrate why learning theory is at the core of good classroom instruction and demonstrate the broad spectrum of theoretical knowledge available for use in classroom practice.

IAE14014: The Learning Classroom: Learning As We Grow
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This program examines the concept of readiness for learning and illustrates how developmental pathways - including physical, cognitive, and linguistic - all play a part in students’ learning. Featured are a first-grade teacher, a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher, and a senior physics teacher, with expert commentary from University of California at Santa Cruz professor Roland Tharp and Yale University professor James P. Comer.

IAE14015: The Learning Classroom: Building on What We Know
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Credit Hours: 0.5 This course covers how prior knowledge, expectations, context, and practice affect processing, using information, and making connections. Featured are a first-grade teacher, a ninth- and tenth-grade mathematics teacher, and a special education teacher, with expert commentary from Stanford University professor Roy Pea.

IAE14016: The Learning Classroom: Different Kinds of Smart
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This course delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences and describes how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and tenth-grade social studies teacher, with expert commentary from Howard Gardner.

IAE14017: The Learning Classroom: Feelings Count
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This course introduces ways to create an emotionally safe classroom to foster learning and to deal effectively with emotions and conflicts. Featured are a fifth-grade teacher and an eighth-grade band teacher, with expert commentary from Daniel B. Goleman, author of the book, Emotional Intelligence, and Yale University Professor James P. Comer.

IAE14018: The Learning Classoom: The Classroom Mosaic
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Credit Hours: 1

This program discusses how culturally responsive teaching enables students to create connections, access prior knowledge and experience, and develop competence. Featured are a sixth-grade teacher and two ninth-grade teachers, with expert commentary from University of Wisconsin professor Gloria Ladson-Billings and University of Arizona professor Luis Moll.

IAE14019: The Learning Classroom: Learning From Others
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Credit Hours: 0.5

Based on Lev Vygotsky’s work, this course explores how learning relies on communication and interaction with others as communities of learners. The program features a fifth-grade teacher and a ninth- through twelfth-grade teacher, with expert commentary from Tufts University professor David Elkind, Yale University professor James P. Comer, and University of California at Santa Cruz professor Roland Tharp.

IAE14020: The Learning Classroom: Watch It, Do It, Know It
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This program demonstrates how teachers help their students develop expertise and accomplish complex tasks by modeling, assisted performance, scaffolding, coaching, and feedback. It features a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher and an eleventh- and twelfth-grade English and social studies teacher, with expert commentary from University of Michigan professor Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar.

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