INTEGRATE MIDDLE LEVEL ED
YOU MUST BE A DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EMPLOYEE TO PARTICIPATE
This course is designed for middle level teachers, administrators and other educational leaders who seek to enhance their skills and knowledge in applying middle level practices incorporating peer collaboration to meet adolescent students’ needs. The course provides a platform for investigating and developing interdisciplinary projects and differentiated activities which goes beyond the nuts and bold of middle school teaming. Participants will explore opportunities together to implement integrated and collaborative opportunities for students across the curriculum. Participants will collaborate with team members to develop and plan a curriculum aligned interdisciplinary project, create and use formative assessments to guide differentiated instruction to meet student needs, and maintain posts as a reflection tool and platform for discussions. Follow-up activities aligned with the original plan developed by participants will be completed at specific school/district sites.
- Demonstrate understanding of middle school best practices and maintain posts on Haiku from their discussions.
- Identify and apply active learning strategies in a middle school classroom.
- Develop and apply a differentiated instructional activity and reflect through discussions and posts.
- Collaborate with team members to develop and plan for an interdisciplinary project. Create a formative assessment tool to assess student understanding and learning. Identify the components that relate to each content area. Reflect through discussions and Learning Log.
- Day and Time of Meeting:Monday, January 13, 2014 - 7:00am to Monday, March 24, 2014 - 7:00amLocation of Meeting:TBA