Penn State’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Graduate Certificate in Children’s Literatureare led by expert faculty from Penn State’s College of Education and conveniently offered online through Penn State World Campus. As a student in one of these programs, you can advance your knowledge about curriculum, teaching, learning, teacher education, and educational supervision through exemplary in-class learning and research. A Penn State education can help you prepare to meet the challenges facing education in diverse and changing social, cultural, economic, and physical environments. Penn State is now accepting applications for the 2020 academic year.
Super skills, twenty-first century skills, best practices—whatever you want to call the 4C’s (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication), they are an integral part of the student experience in our classroom. Even so, sometimes a pathway to incorporate the 4C’s may seem evasive or like it takes too much time. Adding the following tools and ideas to an instructional toolbox can support a seamless incorporation of the 4C’s into our teaching and learning for all students.
Each time you and your students embark on a new story,
your characters undergo a transformation. If you lead your students through the
elements we’ve discussed (creating an epic classroom, uncovering a conflict, and traversing the rising action to solve the conflict) then the transformation will happen by itself. A critical part of
epic learning is helping students to realize that metamorphosis and use what
they’ve learned. Here are a few activities to facilitate reflection and wrap up
your epic learning experience.
FOOD Ed. is a national standards-aligned course that brings STEAM to life by exploring the complexities of the nation’s food system. The semester-long interdisciplinary course explores connections between food and culture, food and environment, and food and power.