Summer Online Courses

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ED224 Teaching of Math and Science: EarlyEdU

ED205 Teaching of Reading and Early Literacy: EarlyEdU

ED 224
The Teaching of Math and Science 

This course addresses the teaching of math and science concepts for the early childhood and elementary classroom. Students examine math and science curriculum and teaching strategies. Students explore a variety of techniques to teach mathematical and science concepts. The use of manipulatives to expand children’s understanding of number, and the use of experimentation to encourage inquiry and understanding of science are some of the methods used. A variety of math and science curriculum materials will be presented as well as the curriculum requirements put forth in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks/Common Core. The connections between children’s understanding of math and science and cognitive development are made. The use of inquiry, problem solving, and laboratory experiments in addition to children’s literature and technology are addressed as a means to support students as they learn to design educational experiences for children. Students will participate in laboratory experiences weekly investigating mathematical concepts, earth and space science, life science, physical science, and engineering. Students participate in a pre-practicum placement.
Prerequisites: ED 205. Group: II (or Group: III nonlab for students enrolling prior to Fall 2014)

ED 205
Teaching and Assessment of Reading and Language Arts 

This course will explore the basic concepts of literacy development, the stages of reading and writing development and techniques of instruction. Students will learn many approaches to reading instruction. They will examine the role of phonics, basal readers, literature-based curriculum, word identification, whole language, vocabulary, and comprehension, in the development of literacy. A variety of Language Arts experiences, storytelling, and creative writing will be discussed. Students will also explore many different types of learning styles and design instruction that can be adapted for a diverse group of learners including English Language Learners. Diagnostic tools and classroom techniques for assessing decoding, encoding, and fluency are presented. Students are required to spend the equivalent of one hour per week in classrooms observing and assisting classroom teachers in the teaching of reading and language arts. Students will also explore the role of literature in the acquisition of literacy.  
Prerequisites: CC 110 and/or permission of the instructor. Group: II.