The focus of this course is on addressing adolescent learning, curriculum design, and research-based instruction in the context of brain development. Participants will be expected to identify conditions that support adolescent learning, developmental tendencies, personal development, and social and intellectual development, as well as essential components of inquiry lessons and plan lessons that reflect the Adolescent-Centered Teaching (ACT) model.
Carlow University ED 677 • Madonna University EDU 5830.25 • Notre Dame College ED 628 B • The College of Saint Rose EDT 686
The required text for this course is Brain-Based Teaching with Adolescent Learning in Mind, 2nd Ed. by Glenda Beamon Crawford. 978-1-4129-5018-3
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Module 1: Developmental Tendencies of the Adolescent Learner
Module 2: Examine Adolescent Learning Conditions and Create Class Profile
Module 3: Analyze the Need for Adolescent-Centered Teaching
Module 4: Examine the Strategic Role of the Teacher in Structuring Thinking and Inquiry
Module 5: Motivational Factors that Engage Adolescents in the Learning Community
Module 6: Challenge the Adolescent Brain through Inquiry
Module 7: Creating a Learning Community
Module 8: Assessing a Learning Community
Module 9: Use Technology Appropriately as a Tool to Enhance Student Thinking and Learning
Module 10: Design Integrated Lessons to Deepen Content and Promote Transfer of Knowledge
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.