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Today's Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education

Humboldt State University - Pricing & Details

Information for Humboldt State University
  • Tuition: $250.00
  • Tuition: $230.00
  • (You Save: $20.00)
  • Number of: Hours 30
  • 2 university semester credits, 3 university quarter credits
    (university fees are additional)
  • System Requirements
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Course Description:

This course provides teachers with the tools they need for effective teaching strategies in today’s classroom, including classroom environment, setup, differentiated instruction techniques, classroom management, alternative assessments and modifications for diverse learners. Videos model different teaching techniques giving participants an opportunity to “visit” and observe other teachers in action.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce course participants to American education, from its history and the governmental policies that has guided it, down to the actual workings within today’s classroom.
  • To identify the leaders affecting public education, including those considered innovators.
  • To discuss the development of a child, including the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson and Kohlberg. To identify and address individual differences in learning and diversity in the classroom.
  • To discuss the scientific approach to learning, including the behavioral, cognitive and constructivist theories.
  • To identify the factors that influence motivation.
  • To identify methods to create an environment that promotes better learning.
  • To discuss traditional versus alternative methods of assessment.