EDC 629: Building Learning Communities

2009-07-29 -

Meeting Time Corrected.

Synonym:

63820 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Maura Hart

Credits:

1

Seats:

14

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 10/24 (9:00AM-4:29PM)
Sat 11/14 (9:00AM-4:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
(Critical Skills designated course)
Restricted to Education students through August 13; open to all students on August 14.

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.