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With an understanding that middle school (and all other) teachers instruct children at a wide range of developmental levels, during this course we will explore important properties of numbers (whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, etc.), and operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc.). We will explore how children develop these concepts across their K-12 experience, with specific attention to how this development is described and envisioned in the Common Core State Standards. We will investigate children’s informal strategies, representations, and models; and delve into the formal mathematics underlying these. We will discuss and experiment with specific strategies for moving students forward along a developmental continuum.

In addition to the topics described above, mathematical topics that we will focus on in this course include factors, multiples, divisibility rules, prime and composite numbers, exponential relationships, the properties of operations and equality, and generalizing from arithmetic to algebra.

 

person holding a bookWelcome to UOnline's book discussion of Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals & Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level. Through this book discussion participants will be introduced to the coaching model of student-centered coaching and the seven core practices that are described throughout the books. Participants will have opportunity to discuss what they have read and how the practices described in the books can or are being implemented within their educational settings. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field of student-centered coaching through three online webinars. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with the author throughout the discussion and have their questions answered by Diane personally. 

The Outdoor Wonders Workshops provide a learning environment that is place-based and extends learning in each related curricular area to engage school children at all grade levels in real world, field-based learning.

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Participants in the Sun Prairie/Johnson Creek course and the Pilot Continual School Improvement Course.

This year-long course is meant to engage principals and members of school and district leadership teams in developing a school improvement plan based on data. Specifically, this course gives leaders an organized way to think about utilizing data from the CALL survey, school-based tools, and district goals to create and implement a detailed school improvement plan.

person holding a bookWelcome to UOnline's book discussion of Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals & Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level. Through this book discussion participants will be introduced to the coaching model of student-centered coaching and the seven core practices that are described throughout the books. Participants will have opportunity to discuss what they have read and how the practices described in the books can or are being implemented within their educational settings. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field of student-centered coaching through three online webinars. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with the author throughout the discussion and have their questions answered by Diane personally. 

text graphic that reads "Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals; Diane SweeneyStudent-Centered Coaching introduces a new way of looking at and delivering school-based coaching that puts the needs of students’ front-and-center. By focusing coaching on specific goals for student learning, rather than on changing or fixing teachers, a coach can navigate directly towards a measurable impact and increased student achievement. 

 

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Welcome to this online review for the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test! In this online review course, you will familiarize yourself with the objectives and content of the Foundations of Reading Test (or FORT) through a series of modules, each of which represents a different subarea of the test. Each module will contain readings and activities designed to help you, in conjunction with your methods courses, to become comfortable with the material that wil be tested on the FORT.

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The edTPA can be a confusing and stressful task to complete on your own. But with some help, you can get past the confusion and turn your edTPA into a success! Through this module, our goal is to walk you through all the tasks you'll need to complete in order to successfully submit your edTPA. It is also our hope that you will develop a more reflective practice as a result of your edTPA experience.

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student using iPads to practice suffixesKnowing your students' literacy strengths and reflecting on their literacy practices are keys to excellent literacy instruction.  This summer/fall course is designed for novice and experienced teacher researchers who are interested in literacy learning and exploring the role iPads can play in data collection and analysis. iPads provide portable, flexible, and multifaceted tools that teacher researchers can use in their classrooms to explore instructional issues. iPads can record audio and video, take photographs, and store data. They can easily be used to take anecdotal notes in busy classrooms as well as store electronic copies of student work or class projects. Finally, books and articles that support research can be stored and accessed through the iPad.

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