This course is designed to assist teachers in public and private schools in creating more effective lesson plans for their students. These lesson plans will align not just with their curriculum, but also the NCLB and Common Core requirements. Lesson plans are a teacher's self-created guide to content presentations that maximize mastery by the student, and can be optimized to create an environment for the most successful possible learning outcomes. This course combines meta-analysis with current action research and applies it into skills teachers can actually use in their classrooms. At the end of the course, participants will be able to create research-based lesson plans that are both efficient and effective.
Carlow University ED 666 • Madonna University EDU 5830.22 • Notre Dame College ED 585 F • The College of Saint Rose EDT 664
The required text for this course is The Strategic Teacher: Selecting the Right Research-Based Strategy for Every Lesson by Harvey Silver. 978-1-4166-0609-3
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.
Session/Module 1: Introduction and Overview, Direct Instruction: Modeling and Practice
Session/Module 2: Inductive Instruction: Key Concept Identification
Session/Module 3: Reading for Meaning: Ten Key Statements
Session/Module 4: Concept Attainment: Conceptual Clarity
Session/Module 5: Compare and Contrast: Four Organizers
Session/Module 6: Reciprocal Learning: Peer Problem Solving
Session/Module 7: Decision Making: Questions, Dilemmas, and Situations
Session/Module 8: Task Rotation: Differentiated Presentations
Session/Module 9: Creating the Lesson Plan: Selecting the Strategy
Session/Module 10: Metaphorical Instruction: Self-Expressive Learning
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.