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Using Research-based Practices to Develop Effective Instruction in CTE (13647)

with Amanda Bastoni

Next session: October 23rd to December 16th, 2023

$720 More Info

EDU 224C - October 23 - December 16, 2023; ONLINE class; 3 credits

The focus of this course is student learning and effective instruction.  Throughout this course, the concepts of Universal Design for Learning, "expert teachers" and "expert learners," research, theories, mindsets, and best practices in instructional approaches that increase student learning and achievement are examined.  The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of how learners grow and develop, and to design appropriately challenging, meaningful, and impactful learning experiences for ALL of the learners in the classroom.

The class is instructor supported asynchronous class with zoom class discussion times.

Zoom times are all from 5:00pm – 6:30pm on:

October 30, November 14, November 21, December 5 and December 12.

Required Text: - Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and an Innovators Mindset - you can order from Amazon.

About the instructor:

At CAST Amanda spearheads work with CTE educators and administrators at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and presentations her work has focused on work-based learning, designing competency-based assessment tools, supporting non-traditional learners, and effectively using Perkins funds to support innovative initiatives. For example, in New Hampshire, Amanda has been working with school districts and the Bureau of Career Development to create a CTE pathway in outdoor recreation. She is the Association for Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) national Inclusion Access Equity and Diversity (IAED) Coordinator. Amanda is currently serving as the PI on two National Science Foundation (NSF) funded projects and iTEST and an AISL (#2146613 and #2213919). Both projects are focused on Career and Technical Education (CTE) and rural middle school youth.  She is also currently the Co-PI on an NSF ATE project designed to build pathways from secondary Career and Technical Education programs into post- secondary biotechnology and biomanufacturing programs (#2202033).

Before working at CAST, Amanda was an accomplished Career and Technical Education (CTE) director and teacher with a proven record of achievement including being named the 2019 NH CTE Leader of the Year.