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INST120 Creating Units to Support Differing Learning Styles- 30 hr

Unlock the secrets to developing a curriculum that meets the learning needs of different types of students. Assess and identify these differing learning styles. Create a cross-curricular unit that integrates technology to support learning. Plan lessons that address the ways that your students learn. Course activities help you build flexibility into your lesson plans, enabling you to integrate your new knowledge into your teachings easily.

Classroom Link — Access to students recommended. PBS Classroom Link courses ask learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available).

List Price $350
Audience: All educators, Grades PreK-12
Graduate Credit: 2 graduate credits available at an additional fee

Objective(s) Virginia Standards of Learning Alignment
Identify the learning styles of classroom students. Because this course deals with teaching strategies, it can be used to support ALL standards of learning.
Create a cross-curricular (thematic) unit topic.
Plan activities for a thematic unit.
Make adaptations and accommodations to activities to support their students' learning styles.
Use technology to support a variety of learning styles.

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INST125 Building Critical Thinking Skills for Online Research- 30 hr

Acquire strategies that help students build critical-thinking skills and attain information literacy in the context of online research. Explore different information search process models and strengthen your own online research skills. Create an Internet-based model for teaching your students where to find information, how to evaluate it, and the best way to apply it to the tasks at hand.

List Price $350
Audience: All educators, Grades PreK-12
Graduate Credit: 2 graduate credits available at an additional fee

Objective(s) Virginia Standards of Learning Alignment
Explain the information search process and describe how it can support critical thinking skills and increase information literacy Because this course deals with teaching strategies, it can be used to support ALL standards of learning
Compare and contrast several information search process models
Adapt or combine elements of the models to construct your own unique Information Search Process model
Apply your knowledge of information search processes to Internet-based classroom activities
Integrate your knowledge of the information search process into an Internet based lesson or unit to be used in your classroom

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INST130 Utilizing Technology in Creating a Problem-Based Curriculum- 30 hr

Learn to apply new strategies to help students develop problem-solving skills. Discover how technology can enhance their ability to state problems, pose questions, find answers, and ultimately, approach learning as a continuous interaction with their world. As a final task, select a problem for your students to solve and craft a lesson plan that demonstrates the learning process.

List Price $350
Audience: All educators, Grades 3-12
Graduate Credit: 2 graduate credits available at an additional fee

Objective(s) Virginia Standards of Learning Alignment
Identify a suitable problem to solve; Because this course deals with teaching strategies, it can be used to support ALL standards of learning.

 

 

Brainstorm and organize questions related to the problem;
Define a final student product and identify the activities needed to complete the product;
Develop steps and strategies to complete the activities needed to solve the problem;
Identify technology to facilitate and enhance both process and products;
Design assessments to determine student learning.

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