ED 561 Methods and Strategies (3)
Building on traditional methods and materials, and grounded in cognitive psychology and learning theories, such as differentiated instruction, and multiple intelligences, students will investigate and evaluate technological innovations that enhance teaching and learning across the spectrum of learners and curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on characteristic learner profiles and how various forms of technology, including assistive technologies, can address these needs and learning styles. This course will focus on assessment and evaluation methods that validate the strategies used. Focus groups, surveys, testing and other evaluative tools will be addressed. All assignments will be stored online in the Central EdMedia Reference Library for community access and attached to Student Portfolio. 20 hours of field experience required in elementary and secondary schools for teacher certification. Laboratory hours required.