Document-based questions have always been used on the College Board Examinations and are currently used by various state education agencies, so it is increasingly important for students to have the skills to effectively complete these assignments. If gained in primary schooling, these skills can aid students in later schooling including specialized high school programs and even college. This course will deal directly with the use, understanding, and application of documents in the classroom for the purpose of increasing student understanding, encouraging analytical skills and maximizing performance. The focus will be on exploring the skills necessary to make classroom exercises, activities and assessment using documents and the document based questions successful and productive. Teachers will learn to address how to differentiate instruction based on available documents and assess students using document based questions.
Carlow University ED 695 • Madonna University EDU 5830.45 • Notre Dame College ED 632 D
The required text for this course is Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking by Neil Browne. 978-0-205-11116-9
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 1: An Introduction to Document and Data Based Learning
Session 2: Primary versus Secondary Sources
Session 3: Document Bias
Session 4: Developing Appropriate Questions Related to Documents
Session 5: Using Photographs for Instruction and Assessment
Session 6: Integrating Cartoons as Documents
Session 7: Utilizing Charts, Graphs, Pie charts in the Document Based Assessment and Activities
Session 8: Video and Audio Clips as a Document
Session 9: How to Create a Document Based Question/Unit or Activity
Session 10: Incorporating Documents into Lessons and Exams
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.