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Education Core Online Module

The segments below provide just-in-time access to content and information covered in the Education Core at Winthrop University. The content is intended for use by teacher candidates, university faculty/staff, and school partners. It is organized by Core course with references to the Initial Teacher Preparation Unit Standards.

Through deliberate sequencing, concepts and skills are found throughout the Education Core versus in singular courses. Such reinforcement leads to skill acquisition through three stages: fluency (use of skill without error), maintenance (maintain use of skill over time), and generalization (apply skill in various contexts).

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EDCO 101/EDCO 600
Warmth and Control (Unit Standard 5)

EDCO 200/EDUC 601
Overview: Module Design
--Physical Development (Unit Standard 5)

--Cognitive and Language Development (Unit Standard 5)
--Social Emotional Development (Unit Standard 5)
Context of Poverty:
--Poverty Effect on Development (Unit Standard 1)
--Focus on Assets (Unit Standard 1 and 5)
--Context of Poverty (Unit Standard 1)

EDCO 220/PHED 590/EDCO 605
Universal Design for Learning (Unit Standard 3 and 4)
Ethics and Grading (Unit Standard 4)
Three Assessment Purposes (Diagnostic, Formative, Summative) (Unit Standard 4)
Reliability and Validity (Unit Standard 4)
Standardized Assessments:
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) (Unit Standard 4)

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) (Unit Standard 4)
Designing Assessments:
Teacher-Made Assessments (Unit Standard 4)
Creating Rubrics (Unit Standard 4)

EDCO 201/EDCO 610
Language Acquisition (Unit Standard 1)
Laws and Legislation (Unit Standard 1)
ACCESS Overview (Unit Standard 1)
WIDA Overview (Unit Standard 1)
WIDA Can-Do Philosophy (Unit Standard 1 and 5)
Principles for EL Instruction (Unit Standard 1)

EDCO 202/SPED 292/EDCO 610
Overview: Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners and Students with Disabilities
Exceptional Learners:
--Legal Foundations of Special Education (Unit Standard 1)
--Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Unit Standard 1)
--Autism Spectrum Disorders (Unit Standard 1)
--Emotional and Behavior Disorders (Unit Standard 1)
--Intellectual Disabillities (Unit Standard 1)
--Learning Disabilities (Unit Standard 1)
--Speech and Language Impairments (Unit Standard 1)
Gifted Learners:
--History and Foundations (Unit Standard 1)
Differentiation and Support:
--Task Analysis (Unit Standard 1 and 5)
--Self-Monitoring (Unit Standard 1 and 5)
--Systematic Instruction (Unit Standard 1 and 5)
--Visual Supports (Unit Standard 1 and 5)
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports:
--Overview (Unit Standard 2)
Positive Reinforcement (Unit Standard 2)
--Social Problem Solving (Unit Standard 2)
Research-Based Practices (Unit Standard 2)
--Behavior and Social Skills
----Check in, Check Out
----Peer Support Strategies
----Social Narratives
----Video Modeling

--General Teaching Strategies (not content specific)
----Classwide Peer Tutoring
----Differential Reinforcement
----Discrete Trials
----Explicit Instruction
----Graphic Organizers
----High Probabilty Instructional Sequences
----Picture Exchange Communication System
----Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention
----Positive Reinforcement
----Prompting and Fading
----Self Management
----Task Analysis Chaining
----Time Delay
----Visual Supports

--Literacy Strategies
----Cover Copy, Compare Copy
----Explicit Vocabulary Instruction
----Instructional Conversations and Literature Logs
----PALS Literacy
----Partner Reading
----Phonological Awareness Training
----Reciprocal Teaching
----Repeated Readings
----Self-Regulated Strategy Development

--Math Strategies
----Cover, Copy, Compare
----Concrete - Representational - Abstract
----PALS Math
----Schema-Based Instruction
----Taped Problems

--Teaching Frameworks
----Differentiated Instruction
----Project-Based Learning
----Universal Design for Learning

EDCO 305/EDCO 602
Rationale for Technology Integration: Overivew
--Schramm's Communication Model (Unit Standard 3)
--Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction (Unit Standard 3)
--Universal Design for Learning (Unit Standard 3)

Planning for Technology Integration: Overview
--Before, During, and After Technology Integration (Unit Standard 3)
--Classroom Management in a Technology Environment
--Digital Citizenship

EDCO 350/SPED 585/EDCO 660
--What is Positive Classroom Management?
--Student Learning and Behavioral Characteristics