EDC 629: Building Learning Communities

Synonym:

78123 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Maura Hart

Credits:

1

Seats:

14

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 9/17 (9:00AM-4:29PM)
Sat 10/15 (9:00AM-4:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
(Critical Skills designated course)
Restricted to Education students through August 4; open to all students on August 5.

What can we do to ensure that students learn self-direction, ethical character, curiosity and wonder, while also attending to high quality work and becoming valued members of the community? Experience shows us that the most authentic learning communities grow from the work that teachers, students, administrators and school staff do together. This course will provide practical strategies for creating safe, productive, and collaborative classrooms. Topics will include the stages of developing learning communities and building community through meaningful work. We will examine the role of classroom rituals, traditions, democratic rules, and positive consequences.