RAISING RIGOR

Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Jodi Slonaker
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

We know about the three Rs of reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic but now we have a fourth R:  rigor.  

 We hear this buzzword everywhere in education but what does it really mean for teachers and their students?  Not only do we have trouble identifying what this word actually means but educators also have trouble knowing how to put rigor into the classroom without overwhelming their students.  

 In this course, you will review what the word “rigor” really means and how it looks in the classroom. You will learn how to plan lessons with deeper levels of rigor and will reflect on how to stretch student’s thinking and metacognitive processes through questioning and by designing high cognitive engagement activities.  

 Participants will examine issues to increase active student engagement in learning, enhance motivation and learn how to provide scaffolded support so that all students can engage in deeper levels of cognition.  Participants will also learn how to provide feedback and formative assessment that really help learners self-reflect and grow in their understanding of content curriculum. 

Contact Jodi at jodi@teachnkidslearn.com  for more information

Website: www.TeachnKidsLearn.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachnKidsLearn

Course Location:  www.teachnkidslearn.com

Course Notes:

You can register and begin the course at any time and have until the end of Ashland University’s academic year to complete it. Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information. Plan to spend a minimum of two weeks in the course.  Once you complete your course, your grade will be submitted to Ashland University for processing. This course is web-based so you can access it from any computer with internet access. It is also self-paced, so you can work entirely at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. There are no specific times you must be online and no individual deadline dates for assignments. They can be submitted any time, so long as everything has been submitted by the end of the academic term.

Within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account at Ashland University, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

 Contact Ashland Professional Development at pds@ashland.edu

Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019
Contact E-mail: jodi@teachnkidslearn.com

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online, self-paced format
    Location of Meeting: 
    Course Location: www.teachnkidslearn.com
Course Number: EDU*6130*S14
Academic Term: 19/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU