EDL*511 - Cycles of Inquiry within the Literacy Classroom
(3 cr.) This course helps teacher-leaders understand the cycles of inquiry--a systematic approach to teaching and learning that includes: knowing content standards, diagnosing student needs, setting and working toward long- and short-term learning goals, backward planning from standards and assessments, investing students in their goals, teaching effectively and continuously analyzing data to ensure learning goals are being met. This course provides teacher-leaders with training and experience through complete cycles of inquiry within the literacy classroom to further develop their skills as master teachers. Course assignments support each candidate as a reflective practitioner and build capacity for teacher-leaders to make a difference for every learner. Prerequisite: EDL 501..