T&L 2900: ONL: Middle School Strategies

The primary objective of this course is to gain a greater understanding of the middle school curriculum and instructional strategies as well as the needs of early adolescent students. Our focus will be on the roles teachers play in incorporating this guided, interdisciplinary, and collaborative team approach that assists students during these fundamentally transformative years. We will look at the necessary components of organization (teaming, advisor/advisee, exploratory, and learning communities) and instruction (cooperative learning, student grouping, teacher strategies, and student learning styles) that create a unique middle school environment.

This course is a 4 - month enroll anytime course, which means you can sign up for it any time throughout the year and you have 4 months to complete the course.  Lessons can be completed at your own pace during the 4 - month period of time and you will receive instructor feedback on each lesson once it is turned in.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Develop an interdisciplinary unit that integrates content across curricular areas.
  • Identify and plan a lesson regarding the characteristics of middle school children.
  • Identify curriculum areas and philosophical concepts that meet the physical, social, intellectual and affective needs of the early adolescent.
  • Identify a variety of instructional strategies and assessments that meet the needs of the early adolescent.
  • Identify effective teaming practices.

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Course Resources
Middle School Strategies (Course at a Glance) (PDF Document)

 Session Details

Schedule: Once the course is paid in full, access is typically granted within 3-5 business days after payment is processed. You will have up to 4 months to complete your course. Work at your own pace.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after course access is granted.

Instructor or Facilitator

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Naomi McGaughey