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Curriculum Design & Differentiation

3 Credits
This is an introductory course that focuses on strategic methods of differentiating instruction for the success of all learners in curriculum design and implementation. Students will research some of the basics of human learning and what this means for the teaching process. Effective strategies for teaching to the diversity in today's classrooms (English learners, special populations)are identified and implemented. Various methods of assessment and effective feedback strategies are reviewed, with ongoing forums for reflecting on each candidate's teaching practice. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are aligned in this course with learning objectives as well as with the rubric for the mini-unit, the summative project.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Curriculum Design and Assessment Certificate.

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Dr. Jeanne Janzen

I serve at Fresno Pacific University where I am the Program Director for our master's in Curriculum & Instruction. My doctorate is in Instructional Technology, Ed.D. and scholarly interests include: differentiation for student success, using technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience, the neuroscience of learning, and diffusion of innovation/change theory. Teaching at Fresno Pacific provides the unique opportunity to not only teach content, but to integrate faith with my discipline. Conversations with students can include sharing who Christ is in my life and why I view teaching as a calling... a vocation that can make a difference in the lives of students.