Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: EDU 105 (may be taken concurrently); must be taken concurrently with EDU 310. An investigation into how to teach content in the inclusive elementary classroom, with an emphasis on using all seven New York State Learning Standards as the framework for instructional planning and assessment. Students will apply a constructivist model of learning with child-centered techniques that integrate the content areas, using hands-on learning, manipulatives, inquiry-based and meaningful learning activities at the appropriate developmental level of students. As a result of this course, students will be able to write unit plans and lesson plans, and make modifications for special needs learners. Students will be able to develop learning opportunities that incorporatebrain-based theory, multiple intelligences theory, and the specific learning styles of students. A variety of teaching strategies will be explored, such as: use of centers, concept development lessons, simulations, expository and inquiry approachs textbook-based lessons, and technology use. Fifteen hours of field experience in local elementary classrooms, to identify theory in practice, round out the learning in this course. (Offered every semester.) (6)
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