SELF-STUDY: Core Academic Instruction (10 hours)
“Explore practical strategies to bring the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and educational research findings into your classroom in meaningful and effective ways.”
Welcome to this dual course aimed to help you understand more about core academic instruction. This dual course consists of the following 5 hour courses:
- Common Core: Raising Academic Achievement
- Research Based Instructional Strategies
To help students improve in academic achievement, develop an attitude of learning and acquire the skills needed for the demands of the workplace and real life situations, educators must continually review, reflect on and work to improve their instructional skills. This course thus equips teachers with teaching tools, tips and resources needed to make classroom instruction time more effective. The strategies in this course align with the principles of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and show teachers how they can fully tap into educational research findings.
The examples and templates included here focus on practical implementation and real classroom challenges, which will improve the effectiveness of teacher led instruction and encourage active student involvement in learning. Through this course, teachers can also have a look at their own views about teaching and learning, gaining a research based perspective on commonly believed myths in the educational field. Teachers are provided with useful strategies in the areas of reading, writing and math, along with a wealth of examples, templates and rubrics to help them understand and practically use the strategies in their classrooms.