Instructional Strategies

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Course Description:
This course provides an overview of instructional models and strategies. Emphasis is placed on principles of state standards, instructional methods, lesson planning, and instruction. Students will develop knowledge of instructional models and lesson plan construction for effective implementation including the diverse student populations.


Course Details


Dr. Mackenzie Johnson


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

Appropriate dress for field experience: black slacks and School of Education polo (Polos are available in the campus bookstore)



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

E – 1   Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.

E – 2   Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.

E – 3   Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.

E – 4   Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.

E – 5   Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.

E – 6   Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Summarize developmental issues of students (TMS).

Summarize instructional practices and resources that involve the core curriculum, the integrated, and exploratory curriculum (TMS).

Implement research-based strategies for increasing student achievement.

Assess children’s progress and needs and use this information in planning creative experiences.

Develop ways to involve parents.

Plan creative experiences in visual arts, drama, music, and dance/movement that link the K-12 curriculum and the individual needs, interest, and abilities of the children.

Create an integrated curriculum which involves teaching the creative arts within content.


E-1, E-3

E-1, E-3

E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4

E-2, E-5

E-1,E-2, E-3,E-4,

E-1, E-2, E-3

Writing Assignments, Quizzes

Writing Assignments, Quizzes

Writing Assignments, Quizzes, Task 4.4.1

Writing Assignments, Quizzes

Writing Assignments, Quizzes

Writing Assignments, Task 4.4.1

Task CC8K


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and on-line (Canvas) materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Seek opportunities to practice teaching skills.
  • Collaborate with peers and other professionals.


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