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PEDC 9007 Asking Great Questions
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor: Janice McLachlan July 1-30,  October 1-30,  March 1-30 NEW BOGO! Register for any course in any session and get this course for 50.00 off!
University of the Pacific

Is questioning an art? What is a great question? How do you ask a great question? How can teachers use the power of inquiry to motivate learning? This course will provide teachers with the information to improve student’s questioning skills. Teachers will learn how to ask good questions and how those questions increase student achievement outcomes. This course will help teachers create activities to improve questioning skills and promote the art of designing good questions for their individual classroom needs. The revised philosophy of Bloom's Taxonomy will be the framework for developing essential questions for the N—12 classroom through key ideas, craft and structure. The shift in intellectual classification includes: remembering, understanding applying, analyzing evaluating and creating. The creation of various essential question models will guide and shape N-12 curriculum in every academic area. Teachers will learn how to differentiate these models to help meet the needs of their students for increased higher order thinking skills. Teachers will understand the order of thinking processes and will formulate motivating learning experiences for their students to meet diversified classroom needs. NYS and Common Core Learning Standards are addressed. This course is appropriate for all educators including Guidance Counselors, Psychologists, ELA, Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Science, The Arts, Physical and Special Education, N-12.


How will this course help educators to meet the Common Core State Standards?

Educators will learn how to integrate philosophies of Inquiry-based Learning across the curriculum to share in the responsibility of teaching literacy to all students. They will learn how to teach students to show evidence of learning  with informational and complex text using academic vocabulary and multiple sources through motivating multi-media experiences based on their individual grade level and subject specialization.  Educators will integrate and create relevant classroom resources to meet specific Anchor Standards in ELA and Mathematics to meet course specific student learning objectives and increase academic success and questioning practices in preparation for college and career readiness.

How will this course benefit my classroom instruction and student learning objectives?

Foreign Language and LOTE

Teachers will learn how to create motivating literature rich experiences to facilitate in their ELA classrooms.  Inquiry-based Learning topics will be bridged across the curriculum to help meet the rigor of the CCSS.  Teachers learn how to integrate a wide variety of Inquiry-based Learning opportunities to meet the CCSS ELA Standards: Reading, Speaking, Writing, Listening and Language by creating motivating PowerPoint presentations and lesson plans in addition to a plethora of classroom resources to bring back to the classroom for increased student achievement through informational texts.


Mathematics

Teachers will learn how to integrate topics in Inquiry-based Learning to make connections to the mathematical practices to mathematical content in mathematics instruction. Teachers will learn how to create a wide variety of classroom resources including lesson planning and PowerPoint presentation to help students learn how to think like a mathematician. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Science

Teachers will integrate Science into Inquiry-based Learning topics to make connections to informational text that will expose students to a broad range of genres and multi-media formats. Teachers will learn how to create a wide variety of classroom resources including lesson planning and PowerPoint presentations to help students learn how to think like a scientist. Teachers will use Inquiry-based Learning and Science to share in the responsibility of facilitating literacy across the curriculum by creating opportunities for students to read, write and answer questions through multiple sources with the focus on academic vocabulary and technical ideas.

Social Studies

Teachers will integrate Social Studies into Inquiry-based Learning topics to make connections to informational text that will expose students to a broad range of genres and multi-media formats.Teachers will learn how to create a wide variety of classroom resources including lesson planning and PowerPoint presentations to help students learn about historical events. Teachers will use Inquiry-based Learning and Social Studies to share in the responsibility of facilitating literacy across the curriculum by creating opportunities for students to read, write and answer questions through multiple sources with the focus on academic vocabulary.

The Arts: Art, Music, Physical Education

Teachers will use Inquiry-based Learning topics to make connections to informational text that will expose students to a broad range of genres and multi-media formats. Teachers will learn how to create a wide variety of classroom resources including lesson planning and PowerPoint presentations to help students learn how think critically and bridge topics to all other areas of learning. Teachers will use Inquiry-based Learning to share in the responsibility of facilitating literacy across the curriculum by creating opportunities for students to read, write and answer questions through multiple sources with the focus on academic vocabulary.

Special Education

Teachers will use the relevant Anchor Standards in ELA and Mathematics in conjunction with Inquiry-based Learning topics to create support and related services to students with disabilities that will expose them to a broad range of genres and multi-media formats. Teachers will learn how to create a wide variety of classroom resources including lesson planning and PowerPoint presentations to help students learn how think critically and bridge topics to all other areas of learning. Teachers will use Inquiry-based Learning to share in the responsibility of facilitating literacy across the curriculum by creating opportunities for students to read, write and answer questions through multiple sources with the focus on academic vocabulary the meet the unique needs of the student.

Social Workers, Guidance Counselors and School Psychologists

Educators will use the relevant Anchor Standards in ELA and Mathematics in conjunction with Inquiry-based Learning topics to create support and related services to students that will expose them to a broad range of genres and multi-media formats. Teachers will learn how to create a wide variety of classroom resources including lesson planning and PowerPoint presentations to help students learn how think critically, solve problems and bridge topics to all other areas of learning. Teachers will use Inquiry-based Learning to share in the responsibility of facilitating literacy across the curriculum by creating opportunities for students to read, write and answer questions through multiple sources with the focus on academic vocabulary the meet the unique needs of the student that will help them for college and career readiness.

Elementary Education

Teachers will use the relevant Anchor Standards in ELA and Mathematics in conjunction with Inquiry-based Learning topics to create experiences that will expose students to a broad range of genres and multi-media formats. Teachers will learn how to create a wide variety of classroom resources including lesson planning and PowerPoint presentations to help students learn how think critically and bridge topics to all other areas of learning. Teachers will use Inquiry-based Learning to share in the responsibility of facilitating literacy across the curriculum by creating opportunities for students to read, write and answer questions through multiple sources with the focus on academic vocabulary the meet the unique needs of the student.

Secondary Education

Teachers will use the relevant Anchor Standards in ELA and Mathematics in conjunction with Inquiry-based Learning to expose students to a broad range of genres and multi-media formats. Teachers will learn how to create a wide variety of classroom resources including lesson planning and PowerPoint presentations to help students learn how think critically and bridge topics to all other areas of learning. Teachers will use Inquiry-based Learning to share in the responsibility of facilitating literacy across the curriculum by creating opportunities for students to read, write and answer questions through multiple sources with the focus on academic vocabulary the meet the unique needs of their classroom.

Media and Technology Specialists

Educators will use the relevant Anchor Standards in ELA and Mathematics in conjunction with Inquiry-based Learning topics to expose students to a broad range of genres and multi-media and digital formats.  Educators will learn how to create a wide variety of classroom resources including lesson planning and PowerPoint presentations to help students learn how think critically and bridge topics to all other areas of learning by using technology. Teachers will use Inquiry-based Learning to share in the responsibility of facilitating literacy across the curriculum by creating opportunities for students to read, write and answer questions through multiple sources with the focus on academic vocabulary the meet the unique needs of their classroom.

Career and Vocational Specialists

Educators will use the relevant Anchor Standards in ELA and Mathematics in conjunction with Inquiry-based Learning to expose students to a broad range of genres and multi-media formats. Teachers will learn how to create a wide variety of classroom resources including lesson planning and PowerPoint presentations to help students learn how think critically and bridge topics to all other areas of learning. Teachers will use Inquiry-based Learning to share in the responsibility of facilitating literacy across the curriculum by creating opportunities for students to read, write and answer questions through multiple sources with the focus on academic vocabulary the meet the unique needs of their classroom and succeed in college and career readiness.