|Graduate Course Details|
|Title||Topics in Economics for Teachers|
This institute will use an economic perspective and basic economic theories to study the people and places in the Commonwealth. This course will demonstrate how the study of institutions such as museums and public organizations, literature, and a basic knowledge of economic terms can create continuity in the history/social science curriculum. Technology enhanced teaching methods will be used to foster economic literacy and stimulate interest in the economics strand as assessed on the MTEL for Economics. VES and Blackboard will be used for communication and research. This class can be repeated as the topics and grade level will vary with each offering.
In this course, the particapting teacher will be exposed to the mathematical topics commonly covered in grades 1 through 6 along with some exposure to the topics covered in the higher grades. Actual topics covered are: number sense and operations, algebra and problem solving, geometry in two and three dimensions, and measurement, probability, and statistics. Topics will be similar to, but go beyond, what is normally found in an undergraduate course inteacher education. Participating teachers will be expected to use what they have learned in developing lesson plans for their own grades and to reflect on their success in teaching mathematics to their own students.
This course is designed for experienced teachers. This course explores advanced topics in the areas of reading research, theory and best practice. The student is expected to have at least two years of teaching experience and bring to the class a willingness to develop a deeper understanding of the process of reading instruction. Throughout the course, the student will demonstrate competency in reading instruction and a deeper understanding of theory and best practice by sharing progress, research and instructional strategies.