EDR 692: Practicum-Child Study

Synonym:

81323 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Credits:

3

Seats:

25

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

TBA (TBA)

Description:

Competency Area: Educational Research
Restricted to Autism Spectrum Disorders M.Ed Program students, Applied Behavioral Analysis M.Ed Program students, and Experienced Educator students in the Teacher Leadership, Problem-Based Learning, & Educational Technology and Educating for Sustainability M.Ed concentrations. All course work will be conducted on-line.

Working with their advisors, students in this practicum will examine their own teaching practice with a specific focus on the developmental appropriateness and efficacy of their curriculum design and delivery for specific students or subsets of students in their classroom or teaching environment. In particular, students will be asked to observe, reflect and investigate instances where students are not succeeding as expected and to experiment with developmentally inspired ways to change their practice in order to improve learning outcomes for these students. Whenever possible, students will be encouraged to do this work in the context of whatever natural professional learning communities already exist in their schools and districts. Advisors will assist students with the development of a cycle of inquiry related to this project, visit classrooms and help students with observations and feedback, and help connect teachers with resources specific to the challenge they face.