Delivery, Enrollment, and Facilitation
This is a mastery-based course with no discussion forums. The course will be delivered in a fully online format. This course is non-facilitated, and is designed to be completed independently. It is self-paced, with an enrollment period of 60 days, which begins immediately upon confirmation of registration. A Help Forum is included in the course that will be carefully monitored by a full-time online facilitator.
This course is designed to guide you as you plan your mathematics instruction. It outlines specific actions that, when used together, strategically, and at the appropriate times based on learners’ needs, will help students build their mathematical confidence and competence. This learning module stems from the research and analysis that John Hattie has done, representing more than 300 million students. Visible Learning for Mathematics focuses on choosing the right approach at the right time, depending on where learners are within the three phases of learning: surface, deep, or transfer. Similarly, these practices are also supported by specific studies that mathematics education researchers have done over the past fifteen years. Visible Learning for Mathematics brings about powerful, precision teaching for K-12 students through intentionally designed guided, collaborative, and independent learning.
Session 1: Student Orientation
Session 2: What is Visible Learning?
Session 3: Teaching with Clarity in Mathematics
Session 4: Teaching for the Application of Concepts and Thinking
Session 5: Teaching for Conceptual Understanding
Session 6: Teaching for Procedural Knowledge and Fluency
Session 7: Knowing Your Impact: Evaluating for Mastery
This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.