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Education - Maalot Educational Network

Titles of all evaluated learning experiences in Education - Maalot Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Length:

Varies (generally 220 classroom hours, 16 instructor contact hours).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify key elements in a well-run classroom; define the teacher’s role and responsibilities in the classroom and its physical set up; describe the role of play in the curriculum; plan for successful learning for various cultural, gender and learning differences; organize a unit of study and lesson plans in various disciplines and provide age appropriate materials and games.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: the role of play and extra-curricular activities in childhood development; introduction to curriculum design; creation of the physical and emotional environment to learn; and effective communication with children.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:

Varies (generally 200 classroom hours, 16 instructor contact hours). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: plan units of teaching in the areas of social sciences, math or the arts in the curriculum  to enhance different learning styles including learning disabilities; apply reading theories to build reading readiness and reading skills; consider the effects of physical and emotional environment on children and teacher behavior; evaluate progress appropriately and effectively;  communicate with government agencies, families and staff effectively; apply strategies that support children’s divergent thinking and problem solving skills and adapt strategies to the diverse needs of children.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: curriculum design and implementation in childhood education; lesson planning, skills in communicating with children; classroom management and collaborating with parents and staff.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify special needs, learning styles and behavior; suggest various intervention approaches; implement, assess and evaluate these approaches; use different types of instruction within the classroom; be familiar with the regulations and prepare an IEP.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: types of learning disabilities, behavior disorders, developmental disorders, IEP's (individualized education plans), principal intervention approaches, techniques associated with these approaches, the intellectual, physical, emotional, and external influences of successful intervention strategies, the factors that foster healthy development within intervention milieus, and the evaluation of selected approaches. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Special Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the characteristics and concerns of a helping relationship;  recognize the difference between crisis and long term intervention and respond appropriately; identify the ways in which situational conditions within a client’s social and family network impact on individual functioning and treatment outcomes;  draw an eco-map to represent this social situation; draw a geno map to represent the family situation;  develop a beginning intervention plan to address these issues;  plan and predict their own effect on the intervention process.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: components that make up the social systems of one's life, the relationship between these various components, the resources needed to assist individuals in special education settings, various intervention approaches in times of crisis.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Special Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: assess student profiles, and establish specific goals and objectives for classroom instruction; develop an IEP; organize the learning environment of a group or individual with special needs; plan and execute strategies for assessment, mastering external constraints, self-evaluation; apply specific instructional strategies, individualize activities, and evaluate the effectiveness of these activities.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: Review of the various types of learning difficulties, technologies available for the special education population; the computer software available; the application of computer software to specific learning difficulties, technology adaptations and modifications for children with special needs, Science and Math instruction.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the emotional and social needs of children, apply this information to their lesson planning and execution; gain skills for effective classroom management.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: fundamentals of classroom dynamics, understanding children's behavior and their emotional needs, effective classroom management, and home-school communication.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the specific goals of Jewish studies instruction; use the essential skills required for instruction in the Jewish Studies curriculum, which include choosing appropriate material and planning a unit of instruction in Pentateuch/Mishna/Gemara; Jewish Law and the Holidays; implement a Hebrew Language Arts program.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: methods and strategies in teaching Jewish Studies Curriculum content areas.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate awareness of technology available for educating children with diverse needs in an inclusive classroom; teach key principles of science; teach numbers sense in the areas of key math abilities;   evaluate and design a technology tool or program used for children with special needs.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: learning difficulties; technologies available for the special education population; available computer software; application of computer software to specific learning difficulties; technology adaptations and modifications for children with special needs and instruction in Science and Math. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:
September 2009 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine child development from birth to six years particularly cognitive, physical-motor, emotional, language development; explore developmental and learning theories; implement curriculum in a classroom; modify techniques for use with special needs children; evaluate children's progress; maintain communication with families; and implement appropriate behavioral objectives in a diverse world.

Instruction:

Topics covered are:  Examining child development from birth to 6 years, exploring developmental and learning theories, implementing curriculum in a classroom, modifying techniques for use with special needs children, evaluating children’s progress, maintain communication with families, implementing appropriate behavioral objectives.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe and apply the fundamentals of the learning process; discuss and apply the structure of Bloom’s taxonomy in lesson design, discuss and apply modern theories of education including Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence, Tomlinson and Differentiated Instruction, plan and implement all aspects of instruction in the elementary school classroom.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: desirable teacher traits, theories of learning, becoming familiar with relevant aspects of students background knowledge and experiences, designing a lesson plan, teaching strategies, differentiated learning, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence, group learning and micro-teaching assessment, evaluation, record keeping and grading.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

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