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EDML 270 – Middle School Org & Pedagogy

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Focuses on exploring theory and practice in responsive school organization for young adolescents, including interdisciplinary/partner teaming, block scheduling, and teacher advisories, as well as teaching lessons in one area of specialization. Pre/co-requisite: EDML 024, EDML 056.

Section Description: Contemporary middle level schools are structured specifically to respond to the unique nature of young adolescents. This course explores these structures in relation to middle schoolers’ developmental needs. Topics include personalization, teaming, grouping, scheduling, transition planning, and family involvement. Course participants are placed on simulated interdisciplinary teams and experience the many decisions required to function effectively as a 21st century middle grades team teacher. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS How do we organize time, space and roles so that all middle level students can thrive? How do we advocate for young adolescents, middle level programs, and best practices? What does it mean to be a middle grades teacher in the 21st century? Students enrolled for 6 credits will also be engaged in learning related to inquiry-based Science Teaching Methods for Middle Level Students.

CRN: 12868

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 18/20

Days Time Location
R 16:35 - 19:35 WATERMAN BLDG 539

Instructor(s): Tricia Marie Stokes

Meeting Dates: 16 Jan 2018 - 04 May 2018