This course is available to Sioux City Educators Only.
The demands and challenges of the 21st century require innovations on the part of teachers, administrators, schools, and communities to fully prepare students for college, and beyond. Educators who take on the “whole child approach”, which aims to ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, set the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provide students with the opportunity for long-term success.
In this PD Online course, ASCD looks at how this approach works in relation to a school’s culture and climate, curriculum and instruction, assessment, classroom management, and outside of the classroom practices. After being introduced to the “whole child approach”, participants will have the opportunity to review characteristics of it while comparing and contrasting their current professional practices and the approach through assessments, articles from Educational Leadership as well as original readings for this course, videos featuring noted education experts, and applications to implement new ideas and strategies.
This is a self-paced course. Participants will work independently on the course content completing required assessments and journals. The course is organized into 6 modules and is completely self-paced. Lessons will be taught and goals will be met using a combination of text readings, external resources, activities, assignments, assessment and enrichment materials.
This class is available for License Renewal.
There is no text required.