Planning lessons; writing objectives; identifying content to be taught; incorporating active delivery methods; outlining some assessment techniques; delivering and reflecting on “microteaches in class.
Designing and delivering a course on-line; different online learning platforms, compile content, and develop teaching strategies and authentic assessments appropriate to the on-line learning environment.
Develop and deliver lesson plans in a real-life situation; write a personal philosophy of education/teaching philosophy; observe others in a teaching situation.
Express thoughts and ideas in clear, well-defined terms both orally and in writing: active listening, public speaking, understanding variables that affect human communication, basic research strategies, writing using APA format.
Topics covered include learning styles, personal experiences, social and cultural factors that affect learning, learning in formal and non-formal environments, and the characteristics of adult learners.
Describe active learning in terms of teaching; identify the steps used when designing active training; outline a variety of techniques that can be used to develop an active classroom; reflect on one’s own use of active learning techniques in the classroom.
Identify components of curriculum; apply steps from a curriculum development model; write a course description, outcome and competency statements; include items such as a schedule, plan for instruction or individual learning plans in the curriculum package; examine the role of curriculum to the learning experience.
Identify and analyze evaluation tools, identify strategies for recognizing prior learning; differentiate between preliminary, formative and summative assessment techniques; apply assessment techniques to teaching repertoire; identify classroom assessment techniques to a teaching/learning scenario.
In this course, learners are introduced to inclusive education and to strategies and practices for supporting diverse learners in adult education contexts. The course gives an overview of learning differences, social/emotional/mental health, and diagnoses that impact learning. It also provides suggestions for teaching strategies to encourage adults to learn from their strengths and increase independence. Of particular interest are the use of assistive technology, self-advocacy, principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and awareness of services available to adult learners.