Topic outline

  • Pedagogies and Practices: An Interactive Video Case Study-based Approach to Teaching

    Through a series of video case studies, this course showcases, 'live' classroom teachers implementing various aspects of the teaching competencies that course participants will be expected to master. This course will not be graded. Instead, participants will be required to demonstrate understanding of key concepts through a series of activities, challenges, and group discussions.  

  • Unit 1: The Teacher's Role in Instruction

    Teachers must use a wide variety of strategies and tools to support student success in the classroom.  In Unit 1, we'll take a close-up look at some of the methods used by real-life teachers to engage their students. 

  • Unit 2: Classroom Management Techniques

    Teachers play various roles in a typical classroom, but one of the most important is that of classroom manager. Establishing and supporting a positive classroom 'climate' for learning is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching, and one of the most difficult skills to master. In Unit 2, we'll present various classroom management techniques through case studies based on teachers in real life classrooms. 

  • Unit 3: Assessment Techniques: Are we teaching what we think we're teaching?

    Assessment is an integral part of the learning process. It requires students to demonstrate their understanding of the subject matter at-hand and enables teachers to evaluate whether specific educational goals are being met. Our Unit 3 case studies will present a variety of assessment tools and techniques being used by teachers in real life classrooms. 

  • Unit 4: Addressing Student Misconceptions

    Misconceptions are common to the learning practice. They arise for many reasons: sometimes due to prior experience (or lack of experience) with a topic or perhaps because the topic itself is difficult to grasp. Student Misconceptions, if left unaddressed, can persist. To help students move beyond their misconceptions, teachers must understand how to bring about conceptual change in students' knowledge. 

    Bridging theory and real-life practice is a challenge for most teacher candidates. This activity is designed to provide teacher candidates with an opportunity to 'rehearse' and/or share recorded responses to student misconceptions that occurred during a math class before they are faced with similar situations in the real world.