Course Descriptions

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EDUC 6790: Asset Based Lesson Planning – Preparing for the CalTPA Cycle 1 (3 extension units)

In this course – current teachers, interns, and student teachers who are working through CalTPA Cycle 1 will advance their knowledge about lesson planning. Specific areas of focus include: learning about student strengths and learning needs, asset-based lesson development, and support strategies that will further the academic development of English learners, students with special needs, and students who have other challenging life experiences. The course will unpack these topics with a detailed walk through of all elements in CalTPA cycle 1, and prepare candidates to submit their cycle for scoring.

EDUC 6791: Planning for assessments – Preparing for the CalTPA – Cycle 2 (3 extension units)

In this course – current teachers, interns, and student teachers who are working through CalTPA Cycle 2 will advance their knowledge about assessment driven instruction.  Specific areas of focus include: Informal, student-self, and formal assessment planning, rubric development, the development of higher order thinking skills, and the integration of instructional technology. The course will unpack these topics with a detailed walk through of all elements in CalTPA cycle 2 and prepare candidates to submit their cycle for scoring.