Teaching and Learning Culture

Course Description

Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture supporting instruction, student learning, and staff professional development using state standards and accepted accountability systems. For candidates in Santa Clara County Office/NU joint program only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the process of change in building an effective instructional program.
  • Apply practical knowledge of collaborative strategies and methods of achieving effective school-community relations.
  • Implement educational change by mobilizing community support with consideration of special interest groups, and by fostering intra-agency and inter-disciplinary cooperation.
  • Demonstrate the effect of focused professional development on improved student academic performance by setting up or providing appropriate in-services.
  • Analyze and apply research and interpret relevant data, and make data driven decisions that are appropriate for effective teaching and learning.
  • Use content standards and instructional strategies as a foundation for instructional decision-making.
  • Develop and demonstrate skills to contribute to a school environment committed to improving teaching for all staff and learning for all students, and develop shared leadership skills.
  • Analyze and apply data collection and how it is used to assess student performance, and drive decisions on providing strategies for improving student achievement.
  • Use data and technological applications, to design, develop, implement, manage, support, evaluate, and improve instructional programs and to drive staff professional development.
  • Develop skills to contribute to a school environment committed to improving teaching for all staff and learning for all students.
  • Identify and plan staff development needs in professional development, through shared decision-making, to improve teaching and learning for all students.
  • Identify and practice the key leadership components to facilitate collaboration, consultation and shared decision making in an environment that promotes accountability and ethical conduct.
  • Develop skills to contribute to a school environment committed to improving teaching for all staff and learning for all students, and develop shared leadership skills.

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Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

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Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

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Sanford College of Education

“Our goal is to deliver high quality educator preparation programs that feature social-emotional learning and evolve inspiring professionals who have positive impact in PK-12 school settings.”
Sanford College of Education
Osvaldo A.
Class of 2019