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Course Code: EDUC502 Course ID: 2785 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction course focuses on applying curricular theory to best practices to the 21st century classroom setting. Planning for instruction and evaluation of learning are the two focal points of this experience. This course is designed as an introduction to the systematic process of planning for effective classroom instruction and assessment, as these tasks relate to contemporary curricular concepts. The skills needed for writing learning objectives and instructional plans for various domains of learning will be taught by placing an emphasis on setting goals and objectives for instruction; planning activities and assessments based on cognitive, social, affective, and psychomotor factors; and designing appropriate means of assessing those learning objectives. Special attention will be given to the related use of technology in the development of effective and systematic learning environments in the 21st Century classroom. This will include a basic recognition of computer hardware and software, capabilities and limitations of technology, evaluating programs and technological resources, and the effective use of various technologies in the classroom.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 04/24/2022 January Winter 2022 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, teacher candidates will be able to:
1. Develop instructional goals based upon best practices (WVPTS: 1A1, 1B1, 1C2, 3A2, 3F1, 4A1); (ISTE: 5C);
2. Assess learners’ skills and characteristics. (WVPTS: 1C2, 1D2, 1E2, 2A3, 3F2, 4C1); (ISTE: 2A, 2C);
3. Construct measurable objectives that attend to cognitive, affective, social, and psychomotor development. (WVPTS: 1C1, 1E1, 2A1, 2A3); (ISTE: 2C);
4. Design instructional plans that address different domains and levels of learning. (WVPTS: 1A3, 1B1, 1B3, 1D1, 2A3, 2D2, 3A2, 3A3); (ISTE: 2A, 2C, 4B, 5A, 5C);
5. Design lesson plans based upon principles of effective instructional design and applied curricular theory (WVPTS: 1B3, 1D1, 3A3); (ISTE: 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3D);
6. Construct an assessment plan that effectively monitors diverse aspects of student learning. (WVPTS: 1E1, 1E2, 3E1); (ISTE: 2D);
7. Use assessment data to modify instruction. (WVPTS: 1E2, 3E1, 3E2, 5F1); (ISTE: 3C);
8. Analyze appropriate procedures for reporting assessment results to parents, administrators, and other school constituents. (WVPTS: 1E2, 3E1, 3E2, 5F1); (ISTE: 3C);
9. Integrate technology effectively in instructional planning. (WVPTS: 3A3); (ISTE: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D);
10. Examine professional journals in one's subject area discipline, (WVPTS: 4D1); (ISTE: 5C);
11. Apply research and the reflective process to make valid instructional design decisions (WVPTS: 4C1); (ISTE: 5C),

Upon successful completion of this course, teacher candidates will be able to:
1. Develop instructional goals based upon best practices (WVPTS: 1A1, 1B1, 1C2, 3A2, 3F1, 4A1); (ISTE: 5C);
2. Assess learners’ skills and characteristics. (WVPTS: 1C2, 1D2, 1E2, 2A3, 3F2, 4C1); (ISTE: 2A, 2C);
3. Construct measurable objectives that attend to cognitive, affective, social, and psychomotor development. (WVPTS: 1C1, 1E1, 2A1, 2A3); (ISTE: 2C);
4. Design instructional plans that address different domains and levels of learning. (WVPTS: 1A3, 1B1, 1B3, 1D1, 2A3, 2D2, 3A2, 3A3); (ISTE: 2A, 2C, 4B, 5A, 5C);
5. Design lesson plans based upon principles of effective instructional design and applied curricular theory (WVPTS: 1B3, 1D1, 3A3); (ISTE: 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3D);
6. Construct an assessment plan that effectively monitors diverse aspects of student learning. (WVPTS: 1E1, 1E2, 3E1); (ISTE: 2D);
7. Use assessment data to modify instruction. (WVPTS: 1E2, 3E1, 3E2, 5F1); (ISTE: 3C);
8. Analyze appropriate procedures for reporting assessment results to parents, administrators, and other school constituents. (WVPTS: 1E2, 3E1, 3E2, 5F1); (ISTE: 3C);
9. Integrate technology effectively in instructional planning. (WVPTS: 3A3); (ISTE: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D);
10. Examine professional journals in one's subject area discipline, (WVPTS: 4D1); (ISTE: 5C);
11. Apply research and the reflective process to make valid instructional design decisions (WVPTS: 4C1); (ISTE: 5C),

Book Title:Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, 2nd ed. (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780133366723
Publication Info:Pearson Lib
Author:Dean, Hubbell, Pitler and Stone
Unit Cost:$27.10
 
Book Title:Understanding by Design - Expanded, 2nd ed.- e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781416600350
Publication Info:ASCD Lib
Author:Wiggins, Grant / McTighe, Jay
Unit Cost:$29.72
 
Book Title:Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9781416609407
Publication Info:Assoc. for Supervision & Curriculum Development Lib
Author:Jacobs, Heidi Hayes
Unit Cost:$41.24
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.