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Title of course: MED705 – Research on Effective Teaching

Programs: Master of Education

Specializations: 

  • Transformational Leadership
  • eLearning Pedagogy
  • Educational Technology
  • Curriculum Development and Outcomes Assessment

Start the process of researching advanced best practices in education today and putting those practices into action! 

Research on Effective Teaching — the intro course to all of Aspen’s Master of Education programs is a survey of the research literature on effective teaching and schools. Research in a particular area, on-site and virtual observations in a school setting, post-observation, and analysis of observed teaching and learning will be examined and compared.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Examine and analyze contemporary theories and models of effective teaching, including but not limited to demonstrated outcomes, cultural implications, and resources needed.
  • Compare and contrast models for the implementation of effective instructional strategies with diverse student populations including but not limited to race, students with exceptionalities, and ELL students. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency by the student in one model of effective teaching and/or instructional strategy for implementation in their current situation and discuss how it may impact student achievement. 
  • Evaluate educational research results for use in a variety of educational settings and will be aware of the impact of recent major research studies on educational practices

This course examines the work of Marzano and Hattie as you analyze particular instructional areas that are relevant in today’s classrooms. You’ll also observe exemplary instructional practices related to Marzano’s Nine High Yielding Strategies and Hattie’s most impactful influences on learning. Students also interview peers on the Checklist for Visible Learning, compare results, draw conclusions, and make recommendations based on your analysis. It’s incredibly empowering! 

Required Books

The text, “Classroom Instruction That Works” offers a framework that organizes effective teaching strategies in preparation for instructional planning and highlights the point that the strategies complement one another. Each teaching strategy is supported by recommended classroom practices, examples of the method in use, tips for teaching, and information about using the technique with today’s learners. 

The second text, “Visible Learning for Teachers” takes the next step and brings those groundbreaking concepts to an entirely new audience. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions. This text champions both teacher and student perspectives. It contains step by step guidance, including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson, and post-lesson follow up offers checklists, exercises, case studies, and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement.

 

Elevate your teaching career and improve your practice with advanced skills needed to create compelling, engaging, and responsive learning environments. 

 


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