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2024-2025 Catalog 
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EDUC 245 - Effective Instruction for Today’s Classroom

Credits: 2
Lecture Contact Hours: 2
Description: This course will focus on providing effective classroom instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. Students will explore and use the principles of human thought and action with an emphasis on individuals in their environment. Diversity, equity, and inclusion will be analyzed as it impacts instructional planning and student learning, including an examination of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and trauma. Family and community relationships will also be explored.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Alternative Route to Interim Teacher Certification Program.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter/Spring
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Course Competencies
  1. Identify different learning theories and how they impact classroom instruction and management.
  2. Explain how physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional development of children impacts learning from birth to adolescence.
  3. Examine social emotional learning (SEL) and trauma as it relates to the individual, classroom, and school community.
  4. Analyze how diversity, equity and inclusion impact instructional planning and student learning.
  5. Reflect critically on the ethical aspects of teaching and advocating for the diverse learner.
  6. Summarize how student motivation is influenced by instruction.
  7. Classify effective virtual instructional strategies.
  8. Develop strategies to support English Language Learner students.
  9. Recognize the importance of positive collaboration with families, schools, and agencies to promote the intellectual, social and emotional well-being of all learners.
  10. Identify school and community-based resources to address the needs of all learners and their families.

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