|Course Number:||EDU 5515 C47 (Graduate)|
|Location:||In-person + online/independent format|
|Dates and Times:||July 10- August 11, 2019. Workshop Sessions on July 10th & 11th at the Vermont Historical Society in Montpelier from 9:00-2:00 followed by online coursework through August 11, 2019.|
Note: Course payment or purchase order of $975, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form. Please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.
This course begins at the Vermont Historical Society where students will take advantage of its treasure trove of historical documents and artifacts to develop an inquiry based Vermont History unit. Students will blend together questions, sources and tasks that will bring a deeper and more engaging understanding of Vermont History to their classroom. This course will culminate with each participant having an inquiry based Vermont History unit they can teach in their classroom.
Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Administrators and Curriculum Coordinators
Participants in this course will demonstrate their ability to do the following:
Week Two: Tasks that Work
Readings: Swan, Lee & Grant, chapter 6
Forum Discussion: Tasks that Work
Week Three: Taking Informed Action
Readings: Swan, Lee & Grant, chapter 9
Forum Discussion: Taking Informed Action
Week Four: Designing your IDM
Readings: Swan, Lee & Grant, chapter 10
Forum: Posting IDM for Feedback
Week Five: Final Draft of Your IDM
Written Assignment: Final Draft of C3 Aligned, Inquiry-Based Mini-Unit
Classroom Action Plan: Designing a C3 Aligned, Inquiry-Based Vermont History unit to be taught in the classroom.
It is expected that participants will be highly engaged in each classroom forum discussion. Forum discussions will demonstrate the participants’ 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.
Jan Albers, Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape, 2007
Swan, Lee & Grant, Inquiry Design Model: Building Inquiries in Social Studies, 2018
National Council for the Social Studies (2014) C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards
Web Resource: http://www.c3teachers.org/