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PEDC 9117 Peer Assisted Teaching and Learning
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor: J. McLachlan December 1-30, May 1-30, August 1-30, October 1-30
University of the Pacific
Are you looking for new ways to engage your students in learning? Would you like to teach them how to take responsibility and pride in their education? You can achieve these goals through peer assisted teaching and learning. The Common Core State Standards emphasizes the need for students to be able to understand, argue and verbalize how they have mastered core curriculum content in order to be successful in their college and career. What better way to learn than from everyone and anyone! Research shows that students exhibit increased attention and internalize knowledge at an increased rate when there is peer assisted involvement. Teachers will learn how to plan and facilitate a variety of CCSS aligned lesson strategies to group students in various peer assisted teaching and learning models for their individual classroom. These models will increase student social, emotional and academic success. Six models of study will be the focus of this course: discussion groups, proctor models, student- learning groups, media-activated learning groups and student counseling models. Learn how to help your students become the experts by increasing their comprehension skills and self-esteem through student-powered learning. Teachers will create unique learning experiences, lesson plans, classroom resources and assessment strategies using meaningful models of instructional peer to peer relationships increase overall student confidence and achievement. This course is appropriate for all educators including Guidance Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, ELA, Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Science, The Arts, Physical and Special Education, N-12.