CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING: 10 Techniques from Teach Like A Champion
NO. OF CREDITS:
6 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 4.00 credits]
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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:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
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.
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 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)
Text, Teach Like A Champion 2.0. 2015, is approximatley $16 used from Amazon.com. (A DVD accompanies the book)
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignment #1: Technique #1 – Reject Self-Report
How do master teachers Check for Understanding when reaching a natural transition point within or at the end of a lesson?
Read pages 30-34. Watch Clip 1.
(If necessary see How to Access the Video Contents located opposite page 468 at the back of the book)
1. Explain the difference between Self-Report and Self-Monitoring.
2. Develop three (3) verbal prompts that encourage self-monitoring and also alleviate social pressure.
Read pages 190-193: Technique #26 Exit Ticket
Read pages 282-285: Technique #37 Everybody Writes. Watch Clips 38, 39 & 40.
3. Evaluate if specific core content was missed. Explain how to check by using Technique #26 Exit Ticket and Technique #37 Everybody Writes.
Read pages 244-249: Technique #32 Narrated Wait Time. Watch Clips 29, 30 & 31.
4. Develop three (3) prompts that lead you and your class into Narrated Wait Time when Objective Questions are being asked.
In a 1-2 page paper, record your responses to #1- #4.
Send to instructor: email@example.com, Subject to read ‘CFU #1.’
Assignment #2: Technique #2 – Targeted Questioning
How do we frequently Check for Understanding throughout a lesson by using open-ended questions directed at a cross-section of the class?
Read pages 34-39. Watch Clip 12
Look for one or more key transitions in a lesson you teach.
Plan ahead to insert a round of why and how questions at each transition point. Remember to use different formats to check for validity.
Write down your why and how questions.
Decide which six (6) students will compose your sample set representing a cross section of the class.
Now observe your own Targeted Questioning in your classroom.
Compose a 1-2 page written report wherein you describe your observations and exhibit your understanding of this technique.
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject to read ‘CFU #2.’
Assignment #3: Technique #3 – Standardize the Format
How do we streamline our walk around observations during independent practice to efficiently collect data that will be useful for re-teaching or review?
Send to instructor: email@example.com, Subject to read ‘CFU #3.’
Assignment #4: Technique #4 – Tracking Not Watching
Assignment #5: Technique #5 – Show Me
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject to read ‘CFU #5.’
Assignment #6: Technique #6 – Affirmative Checking
Send to instructor: email@example.com, Subject to read ‘CFU #6.’
Assignment #7: Technique #7 & Technique #8 – Plan for Error & Culture of Error
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject to read ‘CFU #7.’
Assignment #8: Technique #9 – Excavate Error & Technique #10 – Own and Track
Send to instructor: email@example.com, Subject to read ‘CFU #8.’
Assignment #9: Annotated Summary Table for Quick Reference
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject to read ‘CFU #9.’
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you are not teaching in a classroom, please contact the instructor for course modifications. If you are a classroom teacher and start or need to complete this course during the summer, please try to apply your ideas when possible with youth from your neighborhood, at a local public library or parks department facility, (they will often be glad to sponsor community-based learning), or with students in another teacher’s summer classroom in session.
Assignment #10: Technique Try Out
Send to instructor: email@example.com, Subject to read ‘CFU #10.’
Assignment #11: Share a CFU Technique with a Colleague
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject to read ‘CFU #11.’
Assignment #12: (500 Level ONLY)
Send to instructor: email@example.com, Subject to read ‘CFU #12A.’
Option B) Group Presentation
Prepare a presentation for colleagues or another group spotlighting Check for Understanding
techniques featured in this course. The presentation can be in the form of a Power Point, or other
design with instructor’s approval. Include a copy of any handout(s) you will use.
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject to read ‘CFU #12B.’
Send to instructor: email@example.com, Subject to read ‘CFU #12C.’
Option D) Another Assignment of your Own Design with prior approval of the instructor.
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject to read ‘CFU #12D.’
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #13: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Send to your instructor at their email address. Subject line to read "(put course name here) Integration Paper"
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
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.
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