Student-Centered Classrooms: A Constructivist Approach

03/04/2019 - 8:00am to 04/28/2019 - 11:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Assessment, Professional Development

Topics: Graduate Credit, PDUs, Structured Online Course

District/Organization: The Connecting Link

Participants in this course will examine student-centered classrooms with a constructivist approach - a significant shift away from the typical teacher-centered classroom. In a student-centered classroom, much of the direction and leadership is passed onto the students and the teacher becomes the classroom facilitator. This course provides participants with an in-depth exploration of how student-centered classrooms can engage and enhance the learning of all students. Effective student-centered teaching strategies, lesson planning, classroom management methods, and differentiated assessments will be explored. Participants will learn how having a constructivist approach to the student-centered classroom can have students take charge of their learning at any grade level and become independent learners who can create, discover, and problem solve on their own.