Working with Standards for Curriculum and Assessment (1 semester credit - Humboldt State University)
In an age where there are multiple approaches to teaching and educating students, it becomes important to ensure that a particular standard is maintained. This class helps educators achieve goals, while empowering you with skills and tools to deliver the best of quality education. Standards and Communications in Teaching is a three part integrated course that highlights various strategies for facilitating student learning and improving academic achievement. It also focuses on positive communication, both with students and parents, in order to achieve excellence in education.
In alignment with the Common Core, SECTION A of this course helps educators understand more about standards-based education, while SECTION B equips educators with assessment tools that help maintain these standards. Together, they help educators explore the challenges in incorporating standards; as well as provide strategies to help overcome any obstacles.
Partnering with parents can impact educational outcomes in a huge way. It helps increase student motivation, and even increases teacher motivation. SECTION C helps teachers develop communication skills that will help them partner with parents effectively, thus gaining their support as they explore and implement the latest standards.
This integrated course is rich with practical ideas, strategies and exercises that provide educators with an extensive knowledge contributing to improved student performance.
Self-paced Professional Development Credit classes incorporate online content, quizzes, interactivities and a Course Action Plan you can put to use in your work environment. Learning takes place asynchronously, at your convenience, and may be completed over a period of 4 weeks. Note, teachers looking for graduate credits, please check with your issuing authority about whether it will accept these online teacher courses.
After completing the course, you will be directed to the university for registration.