ERIC Number: ED405720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Student Membership Snapshots: An Ongoing Problem-Finding and Problem-Solving Strategy. Module 4E.
Rivers, Eileen S.; And Others
This teacher training module presents the Student Membership Snapshot (SMS) system, a problem solving approach for teachers responding to increasing student diversity. The first chapter describes student diversity in learning styles, curricular outcomes, and social connections. The next chapter details the three steps of the SMS process: observation, problem-finding, and problem-solving. Chapter 3 provides three examples showing how the SMS process can be used by a teaching team to problem-find and problem-solve around issues of students' learning styles, curricular outcomes, and social connectedness. Examples of completed forms useful in the process of profiling the student are provided. The final chapter offers thoughts to reflect on in the SMS process, including the view that accommodating diversity is more like a journey than an event and that the SMS process provides teachers with a guided way of discussing children together using shared language. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Outcomes of Education, Problem Solving, Profiles, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
Schools Projects, Specialized Training Program, College of Education, 1215 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1215; telephone: 541-346-5311.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Coll. of Education.