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PEDC 9118 Student-Centered Learning Environments
3 Graduate Level Credits or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor: Janice McLachlan February 1-28, May 1-30, July 1-30, October 1-30
University of the Pacific
Current research and evidence shows that when students are empowered to take control and responsibility in their own learning they benefit with increased achievement over longer periods of time. Learn how to become a student-centered teacher by building learning environments that teach your students how to think, hypothesize, solve problems, analyze information and evaluate evidence to form their own arguments and opinions. This course will help you meet the challenging goals of the Common Core by exploring and implementing constructivist theories of planning and facilitating instruction for your individual classroom. Teachers will learn to use student-centered project-based curriculum strategies driven by various student assessment measures to meet individual educational goals. Learn how to build successful student-centered models to foster a community of motivated self-directed learners in your classroom and school. 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.