ED-CIFS 582 New teacher network----- Instructor: Serena hicks

This course explores explicit strategies for classroom instruction through the Universal Design for Learning, classroom discourse and collaborative learning strategies, and critical thinking about instructional design. A segment of the course includes a self-directed study about a “vexation” and students plan a “venture” to solve a problem of practice.

Our inquiry for the course is based on the essential question: What's the next move?

Required Text:

Knight, J. (2013). High Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Instructor Contact:

Serena Hicks: serenahicks@boisestate.edu

Class meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-8:15 pm at the Aspen Classroom Center in Nampa, Room 101. Click on the link for directions from your location.

Please bring a laptop and the Knight text to class each week. Since we meet over the dinner hour, please feel free to bring food to class. Class is interactive, with direct application to your unique classroom setting, so come prepared to read, think, write, create, and engage.

Vexation & Venture

A unique part of our work together this semester includes a personal inquiry around a problem of practice. Each student will select a topic or situation that "vexes" them in the classroom, research what others are saying and doing about the problem, and design a "venture" to implement change.

In this collaborative community, we will discuss, decide, and practice "the next move" for continuous improvement as teachers and thinkers.

The "Readings & Assignments" button below will take you to a detailed syllabus on our Google Drive shared space.

Can't wait to get started! See you in class.


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