Instructional Practices in Education and Training Course Outline

The lessons in this course may be used in any sequence. The suggested sequence order is as follows:

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I. Course Introduction/ Historical Overview

A. Introduction
B. Historical foundations

  1. Colonial period
  2. Revolutionary period
  3. State supported common schools
  4. Compulsory education
  5. Progressive era
  6. Post World War II schools to present
  • (1) The student explores the teaching and training profession.
    • (A) demonstrate an understanding of the historical foundations of
      education and training in the United States

II. Effective Teachers

A. Needs

  1. Knowledge of self and students
  2. Knowledge of subject
  3. Knowledge of educational theories and research

B. Characteristics

  • (1) The student explores the teaching and training profession.
    • (B) determine knowledge and skills needed by teaching and training
      professionals
    • (C) demonstrate personal characteristics needed by teaching and training professionals

III. Effective Schools

A. Qualities of Effective Schools
B. Education and training career options

  • (1) The student explores the teaching and training profession.
    • (D) identify qualities of effective schools
    • (E) investigate possible career options in the field of education and training

IV. Communication Skills

A. Types

  1. Verbal
  2. Non-verbal
  3. Written
  4. Electronic

B. Teacher communication
C. Promoting literacy
D. Conflict management and mediation

  • (3) The student communicates effectively.
    • (A) demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, written, and electronic communication skills
    • (D) demonstrate effective communication skills in teaching and training
    • (C) evaluate the role of classroom communications in promoting student literacy and learning
  • (5) The student creates an effective learning environment.
    • (D) describe conflict-management and mediation techniques supportive of an effective learning environment

V. Principles and Theories of Human Development

A. Related to teaching
B. Related to learning process
C. Related to effective instructional practices

  • (2) The student understands the learner and the learning process.
    • (A) relate principles and theories of human development to teaching and training situations
    • (B) relate principles and theories about the learning process to teaching and training situations
    • (C) demonstrate behaviors and skills that facilitate the learning process
    • (D) explain the relationship between effective instructional practices, learner exceptionality, and special-needs conditions

VI. Effective Learning Environment

A. Safety issues
B. Teacher/Trainer characteristics
C. Classroom mangement

  • (5) The student creates an effective learning environment.
    • (A) describe characteristics of safe and effective learning environments
    • (B) demonstrate teacher and trainer characteristics that promote an effective learning environment
    • (C) identify classroom-management techniques that promote an effective learning environment

VII. Ethical Conduct of Teachers

A. Ethical conduct and characteristics
B. Ethical standards for the teaching and training profession
C. Ethical decisions and consequences

  • (9) The student understands the ethics and legal responsibilities in teaching and training.
    • (A) describe teacher and trainer characteristics that promote ethical conduct
    • (B) analyze ethical standards that apply to the teaching and training profession
    • (C) analyze situations requiring decisions based on ethical and legal considerations
    • (D) analyze expected effects of compliance and non-compliance

VIII. Internship Field-Based Experiences

A. Application
B. Assessment

  • (10) The student participates in field-based experiences in education and training.
    • (A) apply instructional strategies and concepts within a local educational or training facility
    • (B) document, assess, and reflect on instructional experiences

IX. Lesson Planning

A. TEKS
B. Competent knowledge of subject matter
C. Planning process, lesson cycle and instructional preparation
D. Theories that impact planning
E. Learning styles
F. Special populations
G. Objective writing

  • (4) The student plans and develops effective instruction.
    • (A) explain the role of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in planning and evaluating instruction
    • (B) explain the rationale for having a fundamental knowledge of the subject matter in order to plan and prepare effective instruction
    • (C) explain the rationale and process of instructional planning
    • (D) describe principles and theories that impact instructional planning
    • (E) create clear short-and long-term learning objectives that are developmentally appropriate for students
    • (F) demonstrate teacher planning to meet instructional goals
  • (2) The student understands the learner and the learning process.
    • (B) relate principles and theories about the learning process to teaching and training situations
    • (D) explain the relationships between effective instructional practices and learning differences, learner exceptionality, and special-needs conditions

X. Technology in Teaching

A. Role of tecnology
B. Applying technology

  • (8) The student develops technology skills.
    • (A) describes the role of technology in the instructional process
    • (B) use technology applications appropriate for specific subject matter and student records
    • (C) demonstrate skillful use of technology as a tool for instruction, evaluation, and management

XI. Evaluating the Learning Process

A. Role of assessment
B. Assessment process
C. Assessment strategies

  • (6) The student assesses teaching and learning.
    • (A) describe the role of assessment as part of the learning process
    • (B) analyze the assessment process
    • (C) identify appropriate assessment strategies for use in an instructional setting

XII. Relationship Between School and Society

A. Relationship between school and society
B. Resources for professional growth
C. Learning support networks

  • (7) The student understands the relationship between school and society>
    • (A) explain the relationship between school and society
    • (B) use school and community resources for professional growth
    • (C) use the support of family members, community members, and business and industry to promote learning
  • (3) The student communicates effectively.
    • (B) communicate effectively in situations with educators and parents or guardians

XIII. Career Planning

A. Teaching and training profession
B. Career options

  • (1) The student explores the teaching and training profession.
    • (A) investigate possible career options in the field of education and training

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