In this course, participants will gain additional insight and tools for increasing student performance via ELA instructional strategies for graphic literacy and inferences. Through examining the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice and connections between and among mathematical skills, participants learn tips and gain tools to increase student performance.
Audience: Classroom instructors and Program Leaders
The course format is asynchronous in nature, meaning you complete the course at your own pace. You’ll be able to look back at previous modules any time you’d like, and of course you can pause and re-watch any portions of the videos as needed. The video must be watched in its entirety for the quiz to unlock. Upon full viewing of the video, you'll be taken back to your home dashboard, and the quiz will be unlocked. If you need to exit the video before completed, click "SAVE VIDEO PROGRESS" before exiting the video to pick back up at the same place next time you log in.
All materials referenced in this course are in the Course Materials folder.
Each module, you’ll view the module video and then complete a module assignment, and responses will be reviewed on a regular basis by the facilitator. You may review facilitator comments by clicking on past module assignments. A facilitator dashboard keeps us updated on your progress, and if you’re taking the course as part of your agency’s professional development requirements, your agency will be informed of your status on a regular basis.
Please note that you will be logged out of the course after a period of inactivity. This includes the Assignment screens. It is advised that you type your responses into a Word doc and then copy/paste into the assessment to ensure you don't lose your work.
If you encounter an issue at any point, navigate to the Technical Support tab on the right-hand side of the screen within the course.
All assignments translate to an online environment as well. Modify/improvise as needed to meet your students' needs, but still experiment with the tools and techniques introduced in the course.
Module 1 – Graphic Literacy
Learning: Participants view the introductory video in Module 1 of the course and follow up with a discussion and examination of graphic worksheets, designing an activity for each.
Application and Support: Participants each complete the Module 1 Assignment/Reflection, designing classroom activities using the provided materials.
Module 2 –Making Inferences
Learning: Participants view the Module 2 video which discusses the strategies for teaching inference; highlighting of TABE 11/12 questions relating to inferences.
Application and Support: Participants view a lesson on making inferences and complete the Module 2 Reflection/Assignment.
Module 3 – Standards for Mathematical Practice
Learning: Participants view the Module 3 video which discusses the importance of the standards for mathematical practice as a means to create mathematically-sound students.
Application and Support: Participants complete the Module 3 Reflection/Assignment.
Module 4 – Connections Among Math Skills
Learning: Participants view the Module 4 video which discusses Big Ideas as a way to differentiate instruction in the math classroom.
Application and Support: Participants complete the Module 4 Assignment/Reflection, and the Course Post-Assessment
Module 5 -- Blended Learning Tools and Tips
Learning: Participants view the Module 5 video which discusses tools and tips to translate learned activities/techniques to the blended/online classroom.
Application and Support: Participants try a few of the suggested strategies for Module 5.