Middle Grades Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Course Number: EDU 2610 CFS1 (undergraduate), EDU 5515 C04 (graduate)
Instructor: Dr. Monica McEnerny
Location: Stafford Academic Center, Room 142 Castleton University
Dates and Times: October 7, October 14, November 18, December 1 from 9 am to 2 pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16 participants
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $895

Note: Please register online. Purchase order or payment of $895, payable to RRWIB, is due at the time of registration. Please mail check to the Castleton Center for Schools, PO Box 6049, Rutland, VT 05701. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call the Center for Schools at (802) 770-7060.

Course Description

Curriculum, instruction and assessment are vital components to developmentally responsive middle grades practice. This course will examine research behind the unique needs of young adolescents and the practices that best correspond to those needs. In a personalized learning environment, we will explore online teaching and learning resources to help plan innovative lessons and methods of assessment. As a professional learning community, we will share techniques necessary to create meaningful learning opportunities, engage in authentic practice, and collect necessary data that will help move students forward. Participants may use this course to receive credit toward their middle grades endorsement through transcript review.

Course Objectives

Model/share instruction and assessment strategies and research across content areas.
* Explore innovative practices designed to create engaging curriculum.
* Practice technology designed to enhance learning.
* Track personal proficiency.

Course Expectations

1. Consistent attendance and active participation in all activities;
2. Successful completion of all assignments, including the use of technology tools designed to exercise reflective skills as professional practice; 
3. Successful completion of goal setting and proficiency tracking; and 
4. Successful completion of a fully developed final project.

Readings, Technology, Standards, and Evaluation

● Readings will be provided in personalized teaching and learning modules.
● Technology and online resources are integral parts of this course. For help accessing technology or resources, please notify the instructor immediately so that we may make accommodations.
●Participants in this course must demonstrate proficiency in the required standards. Feedback on assignments will take place on our Google Classroom. All grades and confidential information will be posted to Moodle.

For additional course information

Dr. Monica McEnerny
(802) 468-1358

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 770-7060

Register online now!