Module 2 - Effective teaching: An Overview
Time requirements: This Module will require approximately 12-14 hours. We suggest you complete each assignment in one setting and take a break between assignments. If you can take at least one day between assignments, this distribution of learning will help understanding and retention of the knowledge. Before starting a new assignment a quick review of the knowledge quiz from the previous assignment would help to consolidate knowledge. The final assignment - the module self-check quiz - should be taken at least a day after completing the other assignments.
Participant Interests: This module has wide applications, including a. participants teaching all content areas k-12 in general and special education; b. school administrators; c. paraeducators interested in the core concepts and terms used in effective teaching practices and d. parents, school board members and community members interested in a synthesis of the research of the past 30 years identifying the instructional methods consistently used by the most effective teachers.
Module Requirements: This module requires considerable participant independence and modest interaction with an instructor or mentor. This module provides a knowledge base of concepts and terms to allow participants to complete later modules involving far more application of ideas and discussions with mentors, instructors and other participants.
Inservice Credit: After successful completion of the assignments and the Final Quiz (which will address the same content covered in the module self-check quiz) this staff development experience maybe recorded on your transcript of staff development credits in the Utah State Office of Education. Contact your mentor or instructor before completing assignments if you are interested in this option.
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