Young Scholars: Nurture, Guide and Support
This module, the third in a series of four, describes instructional decisions that nurture potential in Young Scholars. Participants learn about concept-based instruction and how to integrate model thinking lessons into their teaching.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will
- Guiding principles of concept-based instruction
- Strategies for learning students' interests, learning profiles, and readiness levels.
- Models and strategies designed to nurture advanced academic potential.
- Curriculum, materials, and resources designed to challenge and engage young learners in the four core subject areas of science, language arts, social studies, and mathematics
- Assessment strategies for informing and guiding instruction
- Curriculum is enriched by connecting it to "Big Ideas" (e.g., systems, change, patterns etc).
- Critical and creative thinking skills are nurtured through problem-solving and problem-posing activities
- When students engage in challenging lessons, self-efficacy increases and students are more likely to continue to take on additional challenges with confidence.
- When higher-level thinking skills are embedded in the total school experience, students use these skills in other areas of their lives.
Be able to:
- Provide instruction that promotes an understanding of concepts and "big ideas" e.g., patterns, explorations, discoveries
- Conduct assessments that provide information about each student's interests, learning profile, and readiness level
- Use information from various types of assessments to differentiate instruction using models and strategies
- Provide social/emotional support and connect with each student on a personal level