In this course students meld an understanding of how learning occurs with content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, technological knowledge, and design principles to create meaningful learning opportunities for students. Students use a design process to integrate and optimize enduring and conceptual understandings, assessment practices, and instructional strategies.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Design concept-based units that demonstrate mastery of how knowledge is constructed to enable deep understanding.
- Utilize data and assessment strategies to inform instruction and advance learning.
- Align instructional activities and assessment practices with state and national standards.
- Research best practice in teaching and learning in a specific content discipline as well other core areas including literacy and technology.