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Learning objective


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In Course 2 you'll explore:

  • Instructional theories (thematic, cooperative, outcome-based, character education)
  • Approaches to curriculum (knowledge/product, process, praxis, context)
  • Creating the context for students to think about thinking; and to safely learn via classroom management

All for the purpose of applying what you learn to classroom lesson planning and practice.


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Assignment 1 : Generating Themes

Assignment 2 : Cooperative Learning Groups

Assignment 3 : Reflecting Upon Instructional Theories

Assignment 4 : Reflecting Upon Curriculum

Assignment 5 : Students Learning About Learning

Assignment 6 : Your Classroom Management Plan

Assignment 7 : Lesson Planning with Cooperative Learning in Mind

Assignment 8 : Journal on Implementation

Assignment 9 : Critical Questions

Assignment 10 : Effectiveness of Course Two


4 weeks


As you proceed through Course 2, use your "Outline" button to get an overall sense of the topics covered in this course. (The"Outline" button is on the right-hand side of this screen under the blue, horizontal bar.) Review the topic titles listed. Read through theassignments first to see what will be asked of you. Knowing what comes next will help you to become an active reader - engaing with the material. You mayeven find yourself wishing to take notes as you read. You can take handwritten notes or "copy" and "paste" sentences that stand out for you and"save" them in a file on your disk or hard drive. This interaction with the text will help you to take in the richness of the text and the assignments.


Students learn best when their minds are engaged and their bodies are moving. People learn through experimentation with thereal world, rather than by memorizing a list of rules. This statement has implications for the design of instruction. Learning opportunitiesshould be based, as much as possible, on real tasks and rich environments, and include opportunities for reflection and application.

This course will provide theory and practice so that you can make your classroom a lively, interactive, and safe place forexploration and learning. You will be introduced to ideas such as thematic learning and cooperative learning and have a chance to develop lesson planswith these ideas in mind. You will be given practical tools for classroom management and ways in which you can guide your students to think about theirown process of learning.

Required Reading :

Accelerated Learning

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Accelerated Learning


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Questions & Answers

explain and give four Example hyperbolic function
Lukman Reply
The denominator of a certain fraction is 9 more than the numerator. If 6 is added to both terms of the fraction, the value of the fraction becomes 2/3. Find the original fraction. 2. The sum of the least and greatest of 3 consecutive integers is 60. What are the valu
1. x + 6 2 -------------- = _ x + 9 + 6 3 x + 6 3 ----------- x -- (cross multiply) x + 15 2 3(x + 6) = 2(x + 15) 3x + 18 = 2x + 30 (-2x from both) x + 18 = 30 (-18 from both) x = 12 Test: 12 + 6 18 2 -------------- = --- = --- 12 + 9 + 6 27 3
2. (x) + (x + 2) = 60 2x + 2 = 60 2x = 58 x = 29 29, 30, & 31
on number 2 question How did you got 2x +2
combine like terms. x + x + 2 is same as 2x + 2
Mark and Don are planning to sell each of their marble collections at a garage sale. If Don has 1 more than 3 times the number of marbles Mark has, how many does each boy have to sell if the total number of marbles is 113?
mariel Reply
Mark = x,. Don = 3x + 1 x + 3x + 1 = 113 4x = 112, x = 28 Mark = 28, Don = 85, 28 + 85 = 113
how do I set up the problem?
Harshika Reply
what is a solution set?
find the subring of gaussian integers?
hello, I am happy to help!
Shirley Reply
please can go further on polynomials quadratic
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I need quadratic equation link to Alpa Beta
Abdullahi Reply
find the value of 2x=32
Felix Reply
divide by 2 on each side of the equal sign to solve for x
Want to review on complex number 1.What are complex number 2.How to solve complex number problems.
yes i wantt to review
use the y -intercept and slope to sketch the graph of the equation y=6x
Only Reply
how do we prove the quadratic formular
Seidu Reply
please help me prove quadratic formula
hello, if you have a question about Algebra 2. I may be able to help. I am an Algebra 2 Teacher
Shirley Reply
thank you help me with how to prove the quadratic equation
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what is math number
Tric Reply
x-2y+3z=-3 2x-y+z=7 -x+3y-z=6
Sidiki Reply
can you teacch how to solve that🙏
Solve for the first variable in one of the equations, then substitute the result into the other equation. Point For: (6111,4111,−411)(6111,4111,-411) Equation Form: x=6111,y=4111,z=−411x=6111,y=4111,z=-411
x=61/11 y=41/11 z=−4/11 x=61/11 y=41/11 z=-4/11
Need help solving this problem (2/7)^-2
Simone Reply
what is the coefficient of -4×
Mehri Reply
the operation * is x * y =x + y/ 1+(x × y) show if the operation is commutative if x × y is not equal to -1
Alfred Reply
A soccer field is a rectangle 130 meters wide and 110 meters long. The coach asks players to run from one corner to the other corner diagonally across. What is that distance, to the nearest tenths place.
Kimberly Reply
Jeannette has $5 and $10 bills in her wallet. The number of fives is three more than six times the number of tens. Let t represent the number of tens. Write an expression for the number of fives.
August Reply
What is the expressiin for seven less than four times the number of nickels
Leonardo Reply
How do i figure this problem out.
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
why surface tension is zero at critical temperature
I think if critical temperature denote high temperature then a liquid stats boils that time the water stats to evaporate so some moles of h2o to up and due to high temp the bonding break they have low density so it can be a reason
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
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