EdSe3204 Fall 06:
General Instructional Methods (4 cr)

Instructors:
Helen Mongan-Rallis
Julia Williams
Trudie Hughes

Course Pages

UMD Links & Resources

Technology Resources

Class Schedule

Note: This is a tentative schedule and may be adjusted at different points during the course. Additional readings and items to prepare for class will be added under the "Read/prepare for class" column as the semester progresses, so it is important that you check the schedule each week for any changes and updates. This page was last updated on December 1, 2006

Date
Who
Topic Readings/Prepare for class Assignment
9/6
All
Introductions, creating framework    
9/11-25
TH
Special Education
9/27
HMR

Peer teaching
Intro to understanding students & creating inclusive learning environments

Prepare a 2 minute lesson (see guidelines)
10/2 - 10/23
JW

Assessment:

Julia's PowerPoints (these links will download the PPTs):

10/25
HMR

Using technology as tool to enhance teaching & learning
Digital natives vs immigrants (see Prensky - Listen to the Natives)
Intro to teaching strategies matrix (see teaching strats assignment)

  • If you didn't give Helen a hard copy of your Pre-survey turn this in today
  • E-mail the URL of your blog, wiki, & flickr account to Helen
10/30
HMR
  • On your wiki: Write instructional objective at each level in Bloom's taxonomy
  • Download the UBD blank. Using this format, create a lesson that teaches students about some aspect of using technology as a tool.
11/1
HMR

Instructional activities: (see today's lesson plan)

  • post obj on your wiki
  • review wikis of 2 peers - critique [type on their wiki]
  • finish the lesson plan that you began in class. Challenge: see if you can post it on your blog!
11/6
HMR

Instructional activities:

Use ideas from online and print sources. Examples: Instructional Strategies website, common teaching methods. In your groups, develop (a) lesson plan on your strategy (b) teach 10 minute lesson modeling your strategy (c) provide guidelines to class on description of key components the strategy, pros, & cons (explain in class and have on your wiki). See Peer teaching 2 guidelines.
11/8
HMR
J&H
  • Instructional activities: Analysis of peer teaching.
  • Adapting lessons to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Preparing for apprenticeship (Julia and Helen):
    • Overview of assignments
    • First posting in WebX
See overview of apprenticeship assignments & Course Rubric Analysis of peer teaching (due Friday 11/10. Email to Helen)
11/13- 12/6
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Practicum in schools (Apprenticeship) & online component of EdSe 3204
12/11
J&H
Putting it all together using Course Rubric Review & come prepared to talk about your work this semester in terms of the Course Rubric  
12/13
All
Putting it all together Self assessment: turn in an evaluation your work using the Course Rubric and written reflection on your professional development (see the last domain of this rubric)

 

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