In this course we will focus on how you can bring inquiry, making, and constructivist learning into every subject matter that you teach. We will cover the pedagogical imperative to shifting into this approach, specific activities you can do, ways to assess student learning, and ways to keep your excitement about this work alive well after the course is over.
- Understand the importance of constructivist learning in the classroom.
- Analyze ways to increase cooperation in your classroom, school, and community.
- Evaluate the role of making in your own curriculum.
- Engage in collaborative work to encourage cross-curricular implementation.
- Reflect on ways to implement a mindset shift in your teaching.
What You'll Get
- Immediately applicable lessons and activities
- Guided completion of an inquiry-based facilitation plan to implement in the classroom
- Become part of a network of teachers working to implement this learning in their classrooms
- After completing the interactions throughout the course to demonstrate your learning outcomes, three (3) ISBE state-approved professional development hours (PDH's) will be provided by IDEA.