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The Inquiry Process

How to Read a Journal Article


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Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

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California State Board of Education, Standards & Frameworks

Standards and Frameworks can be described in three categories:  Content standards, Common Core State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks.

Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English-language arts and mathematics were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) on August 2, 2010.

Curriculum Frameworks
Frameworks are blueprints for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education and are developed by the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission.


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Course Description

Instructional design and the psychological foundations of teaching and learning are important components to individuals pursuing a complex understanding of teaching and learning. The theoretical foundations of learning involve the study of major learning theories, learner preferences, learner outcomes, the instructional process, individual differences, and optimal learning environments. Aspects of planning, instructional strategies, assessment, management, and creating a positive learning environment will be presented so that candidates can create comprehensive and meaningful instructional sequences to meet the diverse needs of students. Significant attention is given to connecting theory and practice through twenty corequisites hours of fieldwork in an elementary school.