Course No. ED451b, ED551b
This course meets OSPI's STEM requirements.
There is currently an increased emphasis on relevant and rigorous curriculum, using technology in and out of the classroom, differentiating and supplementing instruction and using open education resources. It is important, therefore, to review and evaluate the variety and effectiveness of on-line tutorials and open education resources in the area of math. In this course, secondary and elementary math teachers will look at Khan Academy from the perspective of both students and teachers. You will also find and evaluate other on-line math tutorial programs. The course will allow you to find relevant open education resources that can supplement any math curriculum. Teachers who desire 400 or 500 level credit, will use these resources to create several units of study that can be individualized or adapted for the classroom. For the 500 level, teachers will also be asked to present your findings to parents, faculty and/or administrators. Text is not required. All readings are online.
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1) A greater knowledge and appreciation of the diversity of supplemental math instruction that is available online and appropriate for their teaching situation.
2) Learned how to resource online math tutorials and successfully integrate them into classroom instruction.
3) Gained experience in using online math resources as part of student’s homework or remedial work.
All readings are online
9th Grade Teacher
This was my first experience taking a course through The Heritage Institute and I am very pleased with how it went. The course was relevant and pushed me to invest considerable time researching information and teaching resources that I otherwise may not have found. I appreciate that I was able to work independently on my own time and that my instructor's responses and feedback to my submissions were so timely. Thank you for helping to put some valuable tools in my toolbox!
6th Grade Teacher
Great - learned a lot from this class.
This class gave me the opportunity to delve deeper into Khan Academy and find additional STEM resources that I can use in my class.