The Art and Science of Teaching

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

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.

Course 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.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

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

Read the book, The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction. Write chapter review/reflections for each chapter in the book. Write a video review using several youtube.com videos of Bruce Lipton interviews or presentations. Compose your writings on areas of interest that are relevant to your teaching discipline or professional experience. 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 instruction. See Rubrics.

Required Assignments

1. Book Readings
2. Chapter Reviews/Reflections
3. Research Review
4. Project or Activity
5. Application Essay (APA – MA writing format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

The Art and Science of Teaching

$395

3 Credits

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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