Is rationally deciding what to believe or what to do. When one rationally decides something, he or she evaluates information to see if it makes sense, whether it's coherent, and whether the argument is well founded on evidence.
New and original behavior that yields a productive and culturally appropriate result.
Students work together to solve a problem or achieve a goal.
Ex: Think-Pair-Share, Jigsaw
Basic Concepts of Constructivism
*Learning as Experience
*Zone of Proximal Development
Basic Concepts of Behaviorism
*Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards
The breadth and depth of content to be covered in a curriculum over a certain period of time, e.g. week, grading period, year, or K-12.
Understand the Components of Thematic Units
*Selecting a Theme
*Designing integrated Learning Activities
Components of Interdisciplinary Units
*Generating Applicable Topics
*Planning Instruction for each Discipline
*Designing Integrative Assessment
Identify a variety of instructional planning partners
*Special education teachers
*Library media specialists
*Teachers of the gifted and talented
*IEP team members
Cognitive processes associated with learning
Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Questioning, Inductive and Deductive Reasoning, Problem Solving, Planning, Memory, Recall
Instructional Strategies Associated with Direct Instruction
*Drill and Practice
*Guides for Reading, Listening, Viewing
Instructional Strategies Associated with Indirect Instruction
*Reading for Meaning
Instructional Strategies Associated with Independent Instruction
*Computer Mediated Instruction
Instructional Strategies Associated with Experiential and Virtual Instruction
Instructional Strategies Associated with Interactive Instruction
*Cooperative Learning Groups
Identify Complex Cognitive Processes
Process of drawing a logical inference about something that must be true, given other information that has already been presented as true.
Joint communication and decision making among educational professionals to create an optimal learning environment for students and especially for students with disabilities. A philosophy about how to relate to others—how to learn and work.
An overarching method for teaching students that includes carefully planned lessons presented in small, attainable increments with clearly defined goals and objectives. Often includes lecture, demonstration, review of student performance, and student examination.
A cooperative learning model used to improve reading, in which students play the teacher's role
Phenomenon in which a response increases in frequency when another person is observed being reinforced for that response.
An investigative process of learning in which students are asked to pose questions, analyze data, and develop conclusions or generalizations.