2021-2022 Catalog

EDU 316 Content: Planning and Instruction

This course examines the basic principles of instructional design and delivery. The course emphasizes student centered instructional design including assessment of the student learning context, best practices, essential learnings, common core standards, and differentiation. The course introduces candidates to elements of effective planning and instruction including positive inclusion of culturally-responsive teaching practices  




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Write student-friendly, measurable learning targets that are aligned with standards.
  3. Explain the backwards design process.
  4. Select or create a variety of assessments that align with learning targets.
  5. Plan for an intentional sequence of learning activities and strategies to promote student engagement, motivation, and learning.
  6. Analyze the rationale for various teaching strategies.
  7. Anticipate student misconceptions, alternative conceptions, and developmental errors.
  8. Differentiate for different student learning needs.
  9. Apply culturally-responsive teaching strategies to build community and student engagement.