STRATEGIES TO CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING – VCSU COURSE

(1 Graduate Semester Credit) This course will teach you the value of incorporating frequent checks for understanding (CFU) into your lesson plans. You will learn about three types of checks, including verbal, written and demonstration. You will also learn and plan for when each of these checks will be incorporated into a lesson cycle. Course participants will also learn the value of collecting data from these checks, and how to use that data to inform future instructional decisions. At the end of the course, you will build a lesson plan focused on checks for understanding during your lesson cycle, 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
  • 19 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

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

What You Will Learn
  • The Purpose & Advantage of Using CFU Strategies to Improve Instruction
  • A Step-By-Step Guide & Activities to Incorporate CFU Strategies Into Every Lesson Plan
  • How to Use CFU Strategies to Gather Data & Inform Instructional Decisions

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

When and how should I incorporate checks for understanding into my daily lesson plans in order to ensure student success?

Great CFU strategies

Great course with useful information and videos. Easy to follow and a great reminder of known strategies plus additional strategies to implement in the classroom. Would definitely recommend!

-9th Grade Math Teacher

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  1 Graduate-Level Semester Credits:

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

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 Checking for Understanding

  • What “Checking for Understanding” (CFU) is and why it is used
  • Three general strategies to use when checking for understanding
  • How to create CFU activities with assessments and data in mind

Section 2 – CFU Before Instruction

  • The purpose of CFUs before instruction
  • How to develop aligned and impactful checks for understanding before instruction
  • Using data to inform instruction

Section 3 – CFU During Instruction

  • The purpose of CFUs during instruction
  • How to develop aligned and impactful checks for understanding during instruction
  • The importance of using data to correct misconceptions as soon as they occur

Section 4 – CFU After Instruction

  • The importance of CFUs after instruction
  • How to develop aligned and impactful checks for understanding to use after instruction
  • The importance of using data to ensure student content mastery

Section 5 – CFU in Action

  • Analyze the components of a lesson that uses multiple methods to check for student understanding
Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 19 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • CFU Strategy Guide
  • Before Instruction CFU Planning Worksheet
  • Before Instruction CFU Planning Worksheet-SAMPLE
  • Prior Knowledge Data Tracker
  • Prior Knowledge Data Tracker-SAMPLE
  • During Instruction CFU Planning Worksheet
  • During Instruction CFU Planning Worksheet-SAMPLE
  • New Knowledge Data Tracker
  • New Knowledge Data Tracker-SAMPLE
  • After Instruction CFU Planning Worksheet
  • After Instruction CFU Planning Worksheet-SAMPLE
  • Content Mastery Data Tracker
  • Content Mastery Data Tracker-SAMPLE
  • CFU Lesson Plan-Scenario Sample
  • CFU Lesson Plan Template
  • CFU Lesson Plan Template-SAMPLE
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Observation Checklist
  • Implementation Observation Checklist-SAMPLE
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