Learners and Learning II

Course Description

Examines theories and research regarding typical and atypical child and adolescent development and learning. Considers various data collection and assessment techniques which guide the selection of effective instructional strategies, practices, resources, and technologies to create environments that support the full range of learners and provide equitable access to the curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare a variety of learning theories and instructional approaches to meet the unique needs of learners (i.e., individual, small group, and/or whole class).
  • Compare knowledge of typical and atypical child and adolescent development in the identification of appropriate instructional services (including methodologies, strategies, resources, and technologies) to support a wide range of learners and ensure equitable access to the curriculum.
  • Compare the purposes, characteristics and appropriate use (and misuse) of a wide range of assessment practices, (e.g. formal and informal, formative and summative, progress monitoring, and multi-tiered systems of support, performance, etc.).
  • Interpret data from a variety of assessments and data sources (e.g. IEP, IFSP, ITP, 504), and their implications for learning objectives and plans; monitoring student progress; differentiating, making accommodations, and making adaptations; identifying strategies and environmental supports appropriate to the individual student’s success, and incorporating critical and creative thinking.
  • Identify effective strategies for creating a learning environment that ensures students (and their families) are treated fairly and respectfully, and that addresses issues of intolerance and harassment (e. g., bullying, racism, sexism, etc.) among students and others in the educational community.

Requirements

  1. Students are expected to attend all class sessions, participate in all class activities, and complete assessment measures/assignments as scheduled.
  2. Students are expected to complete an assignment requiring four-hours in a PK12 school/classroom and/or with one or more educators representing a variety of roles and responsibilities.
  3. Students are expected to integrate textbooks, internet resources, educational research and literature, and lecture concepts into all appropriate assignment requirements.

Prerequisites

  • ITL404

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