A free, two-volume, on-line, editable, introductory calculus based physics textbook in PDF™ and Microsoft Word™ format. Also provides ancillary materials including video solutions to physics problems and Blackboard™ quizzes with extensive feedback.
This online textbook addresses the population of individuals with disabilities that experience complex lifelong needs across multiple areas in their lives. Drs. Sennott and Loman drafted this book (along with the help from some friends) with the hope of providing pertinent, practical, and current resources to future special educators who plan to serve individuals with complex disabilities.
Curriculum constitutes the core of the teaching-learning process. This module is central in preparing you, the student, teacher in the theory and practice of curriculum. It empowers you in curriculum concepts, issues and processes at various levels of education. These levels are macro (global and national), meso ie. regional, school and departmental; and micro ie. the classroom. Through studying this module, you, the student teacher, becomes acquainted with the processes involved in developing curriculum in the various subjects and would therefore be better prepared for effective teaching. Issues regarding teaching and the teaching profession are highlighted, given that teachers are the main implementers of curriculum.
This course for administrators provides knowledge and skills in supporting STEM infusion throughout Out-of-School environments. Administrators learn about Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, Universal Design for Learning, Thematic Curriculum and Project-Based Learning and explore strategies to implement improved lesson planning and instructional practice, creating a shift in policies and programmatic culture to develop a STEM-empowered program.
This module – Educational Evaluation and Testing – is intended to enable you have the ability to understand the principles and concepts of the different types of educational evaluation. This is introduction course, and therefore, you will not be expected to become an expert in educational evaluation and testing. However, you will be able to understand the processes of evaluation, measurement and testing in a better a manner. You will be able to plan and conduct evaluation and testing on the basis of sound principles and practices. By the end of the module, you will be able to understand the interconnections between/among curriculum, goals, objectives, testing and evaluation. You will also have new perspective on how to use evaluation results.
This course provides an orientation to 21st century teaching that includes legal and organizational aspects of public education; history and philosophy of education; and provides insights to support the educational needs of diverse students in their learning environment. Specific topics covered can be found in the course schedule. The course was developed by Dr. Stacie Austin and Dr. Amy L. Weems- University of Louisiana Monroe.
Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children’s identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children’s natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But how, you might ask? What music is appropriate for the children I’m working with? How can music help inspire a well-rounded child? How do I reach and teach children musically? Most importantly perhaps, how can I incorporate music into a curriculum that marginalizes the arts?
This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children’s lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.
ECE 103: Observation and Assessment
Focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning. Explores recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools.