Instructor: Denis Sheeran 3 Graduate Credits
Andrews Course #EDCI 639-018
Colorado State Course #501
Instant Relevance is the idea that every day, teachers and students experience moments that can and should be used in their classrooms as soon as the very next day. Creating valuable, memorable, and connected lessons requires seizing opportunities as they occur and building strong relationships with your students. In this course Denis Sheeran, author of the book Instant Relevance, will take you through seven areas you can use to increase the relevance of your lessons.
Participants will investigate ways to make teaching connections to their own lives and interests, their students lives and interests, and those interests and events we have in common. Participants will create lesson plans from these experiences and share them with their peers via discussion boards.
This course is filled with methods and strategies for enhancing the student experience in your classroom and going beyond the basic use of textbook resources.
Participants are expected to share ideas, strategies, comments, and lessons via online communities and discussions. Although a working knowledge of Google G Suite products is not necessary for this course, it may prove helpful.