|Course Number:||EDU 5515 C37|
|Location:||Addison Central School District- Middlebury Middle School, Room 218|
|Dates and Times:||February 1 – March 13, 2020. In-person sessions on February 1 and 29 with the remainder of the course in an online environment.|
|Credits:||3 Graduate Credits|
The middle school concept is based on the developmental traits of young adolescents. Participants will explore the social, emotional, physical, moral, and intellectual traits of the 10-15 year-old and understand school structures and teaching strategies that support such needs.
The course is based on the following Vermont Middle Grades Endorsement Competencies: 1.1, 1.2, and 5.1. When participants have successfully completed this strand, they will have demonstrated mastery of the following standards, which are based on the above Vermont Middle Grades Endorsement Competencies:
1.1. Growth and Development
Create learning opportunities that demonstrate understanding of the cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and moral characteristics of young adolescents.
1.2. Cultural Diversity
Employ middle grades practices that are culturally responsive to young adolescents’ individual identities.
Advocate for developmentally responsive schooling practices and policies for every student.