COURSE TITLE:

CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING: 10 Techniques from Teach Like A Champion

NO. OF CREDITS:

6 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 4.00 credits]

WA CLOCK HRS:  
OREGON PDUs:
60
60

INSTRUCTOR:

Julie Bora
aurabora007@gmail.com

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

FORMERLY: 10 NEW TECHNIQUES FROM TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION 2.0

In this course for Pre-K–12 educators, we will delve into ten (10) easy to implement techniques used by master teachers to Check for Understanding (CFU.) We also will focus on normalizing error and enhancing understanding by combining other champion techniques that work synergistically with the CFU ten. Field test CFU techniques in your very own learning environment. Observe and share the remarkable effects of these powerful practices with your colleagues. Become more effective with your routines, by improving how you check for understanding today. 

NOTE:  COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE CHANGE:
If you took the course ED457t, 10 New Techniques from Teach Like A Champion 2.0, you may not take this course.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:

  1. Expanded their teaching repertoire to include ten (10) specific, actionable techniques to Check for Understanding.
  2. Uncovered other techniques that work synergistically with the CFU ten.
  3. Reflected on their teaching practices and routines with a focus on how to Check for Understanding.
  4. Customized and field-tested some of these CFU techniques in a learning environment.
  5. Created a learning environment that supports the everyday use of CFU techniques observed in the learning spaces of master teachers.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit.  The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit. 

 

HOURS EARNED:
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.

 

UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION

REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.

  1. Completion of Information Acquisition assignments 30%
  2. Completion of Learning Application assignments 40%
  3. Completion of Integration Paper assignment 30%

 

CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.

AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

REQUIRED TEXT

Required text Teach Like A Champion 2.0.  2015. ISBN 978-1-118-90185-4 is about $16 used from Amazon.com. (A DVD accompanies the book)

  • Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College
    ISBN# 9781118901854
    by Doug Lemov
    John Wiley And Sons Inc

    Buy from Amazon

MATERIALS FEE

Text, Teach Like A Champion 2.0. 2015, is approximatley $16 used from Amazon.com. (A DVD accompanies the book)

QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:

Julie Bora, M.S.T.  B.S. Biology/Pharmacology   *    M.S.T. Elementary Education - Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1- 6 .

Since 2006 Julie has been composing and designing interactive syllabi for teachers desiring to develop their practice and themselves. Julie has taught a variety of subjects in Elementary, Middle and High Schools in rural, city and inner city environments. With this vertical view she joyously supports professional and personal development both her own and that of others. We are all learning together, every day. Are you ready to try on something new now? Let's jump in and let the magic happen.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING: 10 Techniques from Teach Like A Champion

Brookhart, Susan M. How to Create and Use Rubrics. ASCD. Alexandria, VA. 2013.  ISBN 978-1-4166-1507-1.
This comprehensive guide explains how to support learning by creating your own rubrics that relate to the learning, not the task. Also read about how to choose wisely from the many rubrics available online. Brookhart has included examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas.

Christodoulou, Daisy. Seven Myths About Education. Routledge. New York, NY. 2014.  ISBN 978-0415746823
A thoughtful read addressing some of our own misconceptions concerning common teaching practice and notions.

Hyerle, David N. & Alper, Larry. Student Successes With Thinking Maps. Corwin. Thousand Oaks, CA.  2011.  ISBN 978-1-4129-9089-9.
Find out more about how to use thinking maps as a transformational language in learning. This book presents 8 visual models that help learners to organize thoughts, examine relationships, enhance reasoning skills, create connections between subjects and engage with content. A picture is worth a thousand words! Assess student learning using Thinking Maps; it’s fast, fun and fastidious.

Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking Fast and Slow. Penguin Books. New York, NY. 2011.  ISBN 978-0-03357-0.
Relevant chapters discuss the failure of our intuition to offer up responses that are not grounded in erroneous or irrelevant assumptions or misconceptions. Many of these initial easy responses are the sources of error in our understanding.

Lemov, Doug. Teach Like A Champion 2.0. San Francisco, CA.  Jossey-Bass. 2015.  ISBN 978-0-470-55047-2.
Text for this course.

Longman. Longman Advanced American Dictionary. Pearson Education Limited: Essex, England. 2005.  ISBN 1 405 82111 6
Here is a rave review for a dictionary that supports learners of Academic English, the language of opportunity.  In this one-of-a kind dictionary, the word being defined is not also in the definition!