The Massachusetts Common Core and the historical thinking standards created by the National Center for History in the Schools guide the organization of this course. The outcomes for this course are the state’s Professional Standards for Teachers.
When you complete this course, you will have examined your personal beliefs about history and will have;
1. Become more skillful and confident in organizing your historical and social science knowledge.
2. Learned how to promote the learning and growth of all students by providing high quality and coherent instruction.
3. Designed rigorous standards based units of instruction consisting of well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes.
3. Used a variety of informal and formal methods of assessment to measure student learning, growth, and understanding.
4. Analyzed data from assessments, draw conclusions and share them appropriately.
5. Developed differentiated and enhanced student learning experiences and improve future instruction.
6. Actively creatde and maintained an environment where students’ diverse backgrounds, identities and strengths and challenges are respected.
7. Used instructional planning materials and student engagement approaches that support students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, strengths and challenges. (SEI)