|Course Number:||EDU 5515 C29|
|Location:||Workshop Session from 8:30 - 12:00 on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) conference room # 2, in Berlin. Online coursework from October 14th through November 25, 2018.|
|Dates and Times:||October 13th through November 25, 2018. In-person meeting on October 13, 2018. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.|
|Credits:||3 Graduate Credits|
Note: Course payment or purchase order of $925, payable to RRWIB, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form. Credit card payments can also be made online. Please mail check to the Castleton Center for Schools, Stafford Academic Center, Castleton University, 251 South Street, Castleton, VT 05735
We all want a classroom where students learn while treating each other with respect. Even experienced teachers can find this challenging at times. Participants in this course will learn practical strategies that they can use today which will lead to a respectful classroom where students embrace learning. “Sharpen your saw” and work with fellow teachers as you bring renewed purpose to your classroom.
Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers
Participants in this course will increase their effectiveness in the classroom and will increase their understanding of the following key principles:
Participants in this course will demonstrate their ability to do the following:
Week One: Trust & Respect in the Classroom
Readings: Lemov, chapter 12, Curwin & Mendler, chapter 1
Written Reflection: How have you built an environment of trust in your classroom?
Forum Response: What are the essentials of a trusting and respectful classroom?
Week Two: Establishing Behavioral Expectations and Responding to Misbehavior
Readings: Lemov 11, Curwin & Mendler chapters 2 &3
Forum Discussion: How teacher actions and language shape behavioral expectations
Week Three: Responding to Misbehavior
Readings: Lemov, chapter 2, Curwin & Mendler chapters 4 & 5
Written Reflection: Preventing Misbehavior
Forum Discussion: How can we respectfully turn a mistake into a learning opportunity for all?
Week Four: Teaching to Mastery
Readings: Lemov, chapter 1
Forum Discussion: What does Mastery look like on Lemov’s examples
Week Five: The Tough Ones
Readings: Curwin & Mendler, chapters 10 & 11
Written Reflection: Thinking some more about your Action Plan
Forum Discussion: The Tough Ones
Week Six: Getting Feedback on your Action Plan
Forum Discussion: Provide feedback to your classmates on their action plans.
Classroom Action Plan: A detailed set of goals to improve the participant’s classroom instruction and student behavior
It is expected that participants will be highly engaged in each classroom forum discussion. Forum discussions will demonstrate the participant's understanding of new information learned in each week. Weekly Written Reflections will demonstrate the participant’s ability to apply course concepts to their own instruction. The completion of the final project will demonstrate the participant's ability to identify key areas of instructional improvement in the participant’s classroom and concrete steps that he or she will take to improve student learning outcomes and behavior.
Costs, if any, for required texts are not included in the course tuition.
Lemov, D. (2015) Teach Like a Champion 2.0
Curwin & Mendler. (2018) Discipline with Dignity: 4th Edition