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High School Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction

Pre Requisites

Introduction to the Teaching Profession and Human Growth and Development are recommended but not required


Teaching is hard work, no matter what age or grade level you are working with. You need to know how to meet the needs of a variety of learners, to unpack standards, write lesson plans, create engaging lessons, and use ongoing assessment, all while maintaining a solution-oriented mindset. From reading and writing skills to guiding students to think critically, the task is a big one. This course provides you with a glimpse of the classroom environment and the unique calling of being a teacher. You will continue to develop your portfolio and participate in field observations. You’ll observe children of various ages to see firsthand how teachers carry out lessons in the classroom. Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction is the third and final course in the Principles of Teaching program of study in the Education and Training career cluster. 

Segment One

Module 01 - Factors in Learning

  • Fresh Beginnings
  • Can You Relate
  • Mindset Matters
  • Ready To Learn

Module 02 - Becoming the Expert

  • Teaching Journey
  • Keep Growing
  • Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3
  • Building Bridges

Module 03 - Where to Start

  • First Things First
  • All Part of the Plan
  • Loaded Questions
  • Enhanced Learning

Segment Two

Module 04 - Finding Resources

  • Tools of the Trade
  • Student Connections
  • Outside the Box
  • Playing It Safe

Module 05 - Launching Literacy

  • Literacy Ladder
  • Reading Readiness
  • Comprehension Corner
  • Lessons in Literacy

Module 06 - Resilient Teaching

  • For the Good of the School
  • Solution Minded
  • Teacher in the Mirror
  • Shared Success

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