ACTIVE MONITORING & DATA COLLECTION IN THE CLASSROOM – VCSU COURSE

(1 Graduate Semester Credit) This course provides an introductory look at how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and how to analyze data collected in order to better support students. You will learn how to determine the purpose of monitoring students through whole group, small group, collaborative, and independent learning activities and will analyze multiple data collection methods for classroom use. Finally, you will learn how to collect data, analyze the data for trends, and regroup students to help better teach mastery of core concepts. At the end of you will build a data collection lesson plan, ready for immediate use in their classroom. You will apply these ideas to an implementation process through an action plan design, resource development and analysis of research to view applicability in the classroom. A final implementation plan will allow you to showcase how you plan to specifically implement course ideas into a current or future classroom.

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COURSE DETAILS:
  • Total Price: $165
  • This price includes a $95 One-time fee now + $70/Credit when you finish your course

  • Credit Type: Graduate-Level Credit
  • Credits: 1 Semester Credit
  • 15 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn How to Effectively & Actively Monitor Your Students During Instruction
  • Learn How to Use Collected Data to Assemble Highly Efficient Student Groups That Lead to More Effective Small Group, Collaborative, & Independent Learning Activities
  • Learn How to Collect Meaningful Data, Analyze Trends, and Identify Student Misconceptions As Well As Gaps in Understanding

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How do I utilize active monitoring during my lesson to collect and analyze data that informs me of my student’s growth?

Good course on how to gather and use student data

I enjoyed the trackers that were provided with this course, and as someone completely new to data analysis, I felt this course gave me a good introduction on things I need to consider as I monitor student work.

-8th Grade Teacher

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  1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit:

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit

This course falls under Valley City State University’s (VCSU) EDUC 2000 numbering system, for the purposes of credential/licensure designed primarily for electives or professional development/salary advancement purposes. This course is for 1 Credit and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with VCSU. Upon course completion, you will be provided with 1 graduate-level semester credit, along with an official transcript and letter grade from VCSU for you to submit to your district or state department of education for your licensing and/or salary advancement needs.

REGIONALLY ACCREDITED · OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED · INCLUDES A LETTER GRADE

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All VCSU-partnered Model Teaching courses will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

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Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for license renewal prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All course work completed will include an Official Transcript and Letter Grade, ready to submit to your district or state authority.

Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for salary advancement prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – An Introduction to Active Monitoring

Learn the process of active monitoring and how to look for objective evidence of student mastery of concepts, then learn how to identify an activity in your content area and grade-level where you could implement active monitoring.

Section 2 – Data Collection

Learn about and analyze multiple data collection tracking documents and a data collection planning guide to help you select the data collection method appropriate for you.

Section 3 – Addressing Misconceptions

Learn how to analyze your data for trends and identify areas for improvement in the lesson so you can appropriate address student misunderstandings. Then, learn how to plan for new student grouping and re-teaching based on data trends.

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Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 15 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Math
  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Reading
  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Writing
  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Data Examples
  • Active Monitoring Planning Guide
  • Assessment Data Collection Template
  • Data Analysis Guide
  • Data Collection Lesson Plan
  • Data Collection Planning Guide
  • On/Off Task Behavior Tracker
  • Progression of Skills Mastery Tracker
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Checklist with Sample
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  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit once complete
  • Once your course is complete you may then request your graduate credit(s) and official transcript

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