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The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Approach to Effective Instruction

 

Course Syllabus and Assignments

 

Credit Hours:  3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credits)                                    Grade Type: Letter Grade

Course Readings:The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction by Robert Marzano Alexandra, VA, ASCD 200 pages.

 

Course Description:   

This course will present teaching as a holistic blend of art and science that helps students learning effectively. Establishing goals, objectives and assessment outcomes are reviewed to generate test hypotheses. Engaging students in a blend of affective and cognitive understanding for optimum learning are emphasized. Establishing rules and procedures for student adherence are revisited. Maintaining teacher-student roles and relationships for effective teaching and learning are covered. Educators will develop writings and lessons that utilize book content for cohesive instructional environments.

 


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Course Learning Outcomes & Objectives:

 

1. Educators will establish the concepts of blending scientific instructional methods with creative, artistic, social and personal relationships to help students effectively.

 

2. Teachers will examine how to generate effective test hypotheses to deepen student understanding of instructional content for better learning outcomes.

 

3. Educators will review adherence to rules and procedures to keep students engaged while maintaining a positive and effective learning environment.

 

4. Students will be able to use the specific directives, implementing consequences and on-task behavior strategies for classroom management.

 

5. Teachers will develop writings, lessons or activities that determine specific teaching directions for cohesive unites and effective classroom instruction.

 

Chapter Review/Reflections:Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

 

 

 

Chapters:

1. Establish Learning Goals

2. Helping Students Effectively

3. Deepening Students Understanding

4. Generate and Test Hypotheses

5. Engaging Students

6. Establish & Maintain Rules/Procedures

7. Recognize Adherence of Procedures

8. Maintain Effective Relationships with Students

9. Determining and Teaching Specific Directions

10. Develop Effective Lessons to Organize into cohesive Units.

                            

Writing Assignments:            

 

After the chapter reviews, research or DVD review, lesson or activity, write a two-page final application essay linking key concepts from the book, The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction: Robert Marzano to your specific classroom context. Compose your writings on areas of interest that are relevant to your teaching discipline or professional experience. This will enhance your capacity to apply the new concepts learned in this course. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and related assignments on how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice.

 

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.

3. Research review

4. Project or activity      

5. Final Application essay (APA or MA writing style format)

 

Email : Registration and Assignments:teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com

Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Address: Teachers Learning Center 11246 689th Ave. Seminole, FL 33772

 

Grading                                                                            Grade Distribution     

            

Chapter Reviews & Reflections            30%                              90 - 100 = A          

 

Research Article Review                      20%                              80 - 89 = B                  

 

Project or Activity                               30%                             70 - 79   = C                   

 

Application Essay                                20%                                   0- 69 =D - F                                   

 

                                      Total           100%                                       

 

 

 

Letter Grade

%

Possible Points                       Points Earned

 

A

90-100

    100

 

B

80-89

      70

 

C

70-79

      50

 

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The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Approach to

Effective Instruction

 

Course Assignments and Rubrics:

 

Chapter Reviews/Reflections

 

 

Chapter Reviews

Basic (50 pts.)

Proficient (60 pts.)

Advanced (70 pts.)

Read the book and write chapter reviews and reflections for each chapter.

Write 3 to 6 paragraphs summarizing the ideas, knowledge, and information that you thought was significant from each chapter.

Consider reflecting on a paragraph or a concept that was enlightening and applicable to teaching.

Address or apply any state, district, or national academic standards.

Expanded bullet points of main issues are also acceptable.

Include your personal

experiences, ideas, and critical analysis.

 

Writes a basic narrative of the chapters’ contents.

Includes major points expressed by the author.

Includes at least one citation or example.

 

Writes a general narrative of the chapters' contents with limited personal reflection.

Expresses major points of each chapter.

Writing includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.

Includes several citations or examples.

 

Writes a complete narrative of the main points of each chapter.

Writes personal reflections that include the student's experiences with these issues as they relate to their personal classroom experience.

Expresses major points of each chapter and provides in-depth elaboration.

Includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.

Includes critical analysis of the course’s positive and/or limiting content and offers solutions as they apply to instructional applications in classrooms and schools.

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Academic Standards: Academic standards that apply to this course will vary from state to state. Visit your district or state educational websites for academic standards that may apply to specific courses or subject areas and apply them as needed.

 

 

Research Article Review Rubric Assignment:

 

Article Review

Basic (10 pts)

Proficient (15 pts)

Advanced (20 pts)

Research course topic and locate a relevant article that relates to the course content.

Write an article review and personal reflection connecting article with the course content and school environment.

*Include a copy of the article utilized in this assignment.

Writes review of article with basic citation information and briefly shows connection between course and article content.

 

 

Writes review of article with a few references of information.

Some critical analysis and solutions.

Explores the connection between course and article content, showing full understanding of both interrelationship for teaching considerations.

Writes review of article with several informative references and thoroughly demonstrates the connection between article and course content.

Reflection incorporates abstract and critical analysis and alternatives or solutions.

Personal experiences and perspectives are included.

Review applies information learned to potential classroom situations.

 

Required Lesson/Unit Plan or Activity Rubric

 

Activity Lesson/Unit Plans

Basic (10 pts.)

Proficient (20 pts.)

Advanced (30 pts.)

Write a lesson or Unit plan, or develop a project or activity that demonstrates the course concepts in a school classroom or instructional environment.

Other activities or projects include: staff development,

state academic standards, parent outreach, department or committee work, curriculum development, presentations, and school events.

Creates a minimal activity and lesson plan that briefly demonstrates a simple application of a course concept or strategy that can be utilized in classrooms for instructional and/or evaluative applications.

 

Creates a general activity and lesson plan or unit plan that demonstrates two or more course applications of the various topics or concepts.

Includes any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.

Contains a variety of teaching or learning styles and concrete or abstract practical applications of a concept from the course

materials.

 

Creates a detailed activity and lesson plan or unit plan that includes a variety of teaching and learning styles.

Contains concrete and abstract activities for practical classroom applications of several concepts from the course content.

Addresses any state, district, or national academic standards in the activity.

Creates a lesson plan or activity that helps students utilize course content to apply the knowledge or skills to school curriculum for their affective needs and improving academic achievement.

 

Final-Application Essay Rubric Assignment

 

Final-Application Essay

Basic (10 pts.)

Proficient (20 pts.)

Advanced (30 pts.)

Write an essay linking all the course content or assignments, and show how they can be applied to teaching students, schools, and personal development.

Pull all the content and courses work together in this final application essay.

Writes an essay addressing how the course content can be applied to classroom instruction, student achievement, and the overall school environment.

 

Writes an essay with one or two examples of how various course concepts can be developed and implemented in the classroom and school environments.

Writing addresses any state, district, or national academic standards.

Addresses instructional methods, teaching strategies and effective lessons as well as students' affective needs and academic achievement.

 

Writes a thorough essay with multiple examples of how various course concepts can be developed and implemented in classroom and schools.

Includes student's personal and experiential reflections and any state, district, or national academic standards that apply.

Writing has critical analysis of the course’s positive and/or limiting content and offers solutions as they apply to instructional applications in classrooms and schools.

Addresses instructional methods, teaching strategies and effective lessons as well as the affective needs of students along with academic achievement.


 

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Joseph C'de Baca with any questions.

teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com
1-727-258-7233
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Teacher's Learning Center
11246 68th Ave.
Seminole, FL 33772

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