Course No. ED430F, ED530F

This course is based on reading and responding to the top-rated and inspiring resource book How to Teach so Students Remember by Marilee Sprenger, published by The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2nd Ed,in 2018. (Ordering information is listed at the end of the syllabus.) Learn teaching strategies that give students the best possible chance to form meaning and remember things that are important academically. The book is one of the best written how-to books, revealing seven interesting strategies and giving recent research validating each. There is a lively introduction with an overview of the whole book, and a hint at the great strategies that would lie ahead. The appendices at the end of the book give a Brain Briefing and a rich and varied catalog of interesting graphic advanced organizers.
The author, Marilee Sprenger, has the excellent combination of teaching experience and a keen grasp of the research that clarifies best practice in the real world of accountability that students are facing in high-stakes tests.  She has already written three other successful teaching books, including Becoming A Wiz at Brain-based Teaching, published by Corwin Press.
We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  1. A fresh, clear explanation of how to organize their teaching for powerful student processing and access to recall, using a seven-step program.
  2. A resource that is, itself, organized for memorable reflection and recall, so strategies can be tried and retained after the book is read.
  3. The connection for students between conceptual learning and their access to recall.
  4. A range of approaches that will address different student strengths in acquiring and retaining meaningful information.

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