ERIC Number: ED433981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Together in Multi-Level Classrooms.
In Saskatchewan, a growing number of schools contain split-grade or multi-grade classrooms. This resource is designed to help teachers develop a vision of how successful teaching and learning can occur in multi-level classrooms. It provides teachers with practical applications that support an environment that is learner-centered. The first four sections define multi-level classrooms; discuss the keys to teaching success; address opportunities and challenges; and look at the classroom as a community of learners. The last sections focus on curriculum and instruction, timetabling, and assessment. The section on curriculum and instruction discusses curriculum mapping, thematic teaching, independent study, peer tutoring, experiential learning, and other topics. It also examines effective ways to ensure that students achieve objectives in required areas of study. Goals for English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, arts education, physical education, and health are presented. Continuous, ongoing assessment is essential in any classroom. Techniques that are representative ways to conduct effective evaluation and assessment in a multi-level classroom are summarized. Approaches to authentic assessment are also discussed, including the use of rubrics. Practical examples are included in each section. Multi-level resources available from the Stewart Resources Centre in Saskatoon are listed. (Contains 32 references.) (CDS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Continuous Progress Plan, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Multigraded Classes, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Performance Based Assessment, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach
Saskatchewan Learning Resources Distribution Centre, 1500 4th Ave, Regina, SK, Canada S4P 3V7. ($20 plus 7% tax on Canadian orders). Tel: 306-787-5987; Fax: 306-787-5974.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit, Saskatoon.; Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit, Regina.
Identifiers - Location: Canada