This course is designed to evaluate the unique characteristics of adolescents and the diversity among middle school students and their families. Instructional strategies, standards, technology integration, and assessment are examined. Participants develop curriculum and instruction to engage students and promote learning and achievement.
This graduate course is 4 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.
Topics and Objectives
The Middle School Classroom, Students, and Parent Involvement
- Compare past, present, and future models of middle schools.
- Describe components of effective middle schools.
- Summarize young adolescent development and implications for educators.
- Suggest strategies for creating positive learning climates for diverse middle school students.
- Identify cultural considerations for engaging parents and the community at the middle school.
- Compare curriculum definitions.
- Summarize standards and frameworks for developing an effective middle school curriculum.
- Describe considerations of middle school instructional planning.
- Summarize characteristics of effective middle school teachers.
- Apply developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for middle school students.
- Describe instructional modifications for students with varied learning needs.
- Summarize the types of assessment and their roles in the middle school.
- Identify issues related to assessment in the middle school.
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