The current growing population of diverse students in the classroom has intersected with a heightened climate for student achievement. In creating an inclusive classroom we are afforded many opportunities for learning and for the learner. To support teachers as they strive for student success, the Office of Professional Learning is announcing a new module Inclusive Strategies for 21st Century Learning.
This 36-hour module concentrates on three major challenges we confront each day to realize the inclusive classroom: – activating a community of diverse learners, backward designing curriculum that utilizes research-based best practices and multiple learning pathways, and collaborating in teaching structures that facilitate achievements for each and every student. In this module candidates will experience and demystify practical classroom strategies that activate a community of diverse learners to achieve success, design curriculum approaches that support student achievement for all learners and apply a research-based proven practice approach to our teaching styles for 21st Century learning.
This module combines a blend of online and face-to-face work. The format of this 36 hour course is 11 online hours of active thinking about classroom practice in preparation for 25 in-class hours of group activities where we will explore the research on inclusive education and engage in, share and elaborate on Inclusive classroom practices.
Note: This course is not equivalent to an Additional Qualification.