Social Studies Instruction for Maximum Impact

Course 5141

With the goal of preparing students for an informed civic life, understanding how your instructional methods move students through the learning process is key. After all, you want them to use what you teach them in their future!

In this course focused on maximizing your effectiveness and impact as a social studies teacher, you’ll explore the ideas of surface learning, deep learning, and transfer of learning as you create and implement new ideas.

Activities will encourage you to help students solidify their learning so they will be able to access it down the road to make informed decisions. Find out how you can continue to make a difference every day, now, and in the future, with impactful instructional methods in your social studies classroom.

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use provided prompts specific to high impact social studies instruction to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers, and self, including how the information relates to professional educational practice.
  • Develop an action plan to challenge the status quo related to teaching mindframes.
  • Implement a surface learning activity.
  • Design a lesson to ensure deep learning.
  • Prepare an activity that includes collaboration to ensure transfer of learning.
  • Apply a new questioning or inquiry technique to instruction.
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