EDU 52110 Middle/High School Classroom Teaching and Technology

This course will enable teacher candidates to examine the specific techniques and procedures for effective teaching at the secondary level. Teacher candidates will examine requirements to design logical, engaging, and rigorous lessons that meet the needs of all learners. In class collaboration and consultation with colleagues will encourage exploration of several approaches for planning lessons including, but not limited to: direct teaching model, student-centered model, technology integration, and the co-teaching model. Teacher candidates will apply Blooms Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge as related to lesson plan objectives, questions, and assessments. The teacher candidate will examine and implement appropriate instructional strategies within demonstration lessons and review current peer-reviewed literature. The teacher candidate will learn to evaluate appropriate technology for their instructional purpose. The teacher candidates will also examine and implement educational technologies in written and demonstration lessons. Teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to obtain Level 1 Google certification.