Summer Institute Offers Educators Best Practices in Instructional Design
More than 100 teachers and other education professionals have signed-up for Penn State York’s Summer Institute, Instructional Design with All Students in Mind, set for June 15 – 19 at the campus. Registrations are still being accepted for this weeklong three-credit graduate course that meets from 8 a.m. – 4:15p.m. each day.
All students have different layers of understanding and different strategies to enhance learning. Instructional Design with All Students in Mind is brings together international and well-known authors and instructors who will explain how differentiating instructional design can benefit all students. The course includes five keynote presentations and 27 break-out sessions covering a wide range of topics designed to help educators maximize their instructional design to meet the wide range of academic needs of today’s highly diverse student population.
The objectives of the course are to provide participants with effective techniques to boost student responsiveness to instruction and intensify instruction for non-responders; gain practical strategies to accelerate learning across the curriculum and encourage success for all students; maximize student performance through kinesthetic and experimental activities; use information technology to introduce topics, modify instruction, and increase engagement; learn practical classroom management that encourages students to say focused and on task; discover proven strategies to efficient implementation and management of behavior plans; and enhance the classroom library by providing the best new books in a variety of genres.
This course is designed for anyone who works with students in grades K – 12 including classroom teachers, librarians, resource teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, special education teachers, gifted education teachers, ELL teachers, instructional aids, and administrators. For a summer institute brochure please call (717) 771-4060 or download a PDF. Visit our graduate program online for more information on the master of education degree program in teaching and curriculum.