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The Knowledge Network for Innovations in Learning and Teaching (KNILT) is collectively initiated and developed by members of the ETAP 623 class at School of Education, University at Albany - SUNY. As a community, we are deeply interested in transforming and improving schools through the design and application of innovative learning environments. We are:
- Jianwei Zhang (instructor): Assistant professor of instructional technology, Department of Educational Theory and Practice
- Ruby Roberts
- Heather Gould
- Mary's Page
- Randy DeVett-McKeon
- Jingping Chen bonus.htm
- Jingping Chen
List of Courses
Teaching for Understanding 07 (by Heather Gould): This course is about understanding, recognizing what it is, when it is happening, when it is not happening, and how to make it occur...
Teaching For Understanding: Ongoing Assessment (by Randy DeVett): This course is designed for educators who have begun to understand the importance of Teaching For Understanding (TFU) and have designed a unit of instruction following the TFU framework. The main goal of this course is examining and creating the ongoing assessment portion of the framework in order to adjust assessment so it is now a means of furthering student understanding...
Learning Communities in the Classroom(by Barbara Easton): Many schools continue to operate using traditional methods that support individual learning and performances in which all students reach the same set goal. Yet, large numbers of studies indicate that students learn best in situations of social interaction and through activities that take into account the multiple pathways by which they learn. This course seeks to help teachers understand how and why the development of learning communities within the classroom will benefit both students and teachers...
Knowledge Building & Information Literacy K-16+(by Mary Donohue): The education field is in a state of transformation with researchers and practitioners working together to develop new models and create innovative tools for use within our nation's schools. While no one model or new theory can address all learning styles and educational needs, the concept called "Knowledge Building" is now being successfully utilized in a variety of classrooms and organizations around the world. This model, consisting primarily of the collaborative development of knowledge, promises to be one of the more successful...
Learning Communities and using visual information to teach mathematics(by Maria-Teresa Ferrer-Mico): The Jasper Series consist in 12 videos that present adventures that focus on mathematical problem solving. Each adventure provides opportunities for problem solving, reasoning and communication of the results. After this course the user will be able to use the "Jasper Woodbury Math video series" in class as a tool to teach critical thinking, statistics, geometry and algebra.. .
Cognitive Apprenticeship (by Ruby Roberts): Cognitive Apprenticeship is an instructional model that bridges between traditional apprenticeships teaching activities to modern instructional methods of skills building and problem-solving in the learning environment. This course introduces you to the Cognitive Apprenticeship instructional model and helps you identify ways to incorporate the model in your classroom for problem-solving tasks...
Science Inquiry (by Jingping Chen): Inquiry-based teaching, central to the National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, should not be an isolated occurrence, but a comprehensive and ongoing approach. However, many teachers hesitate to teach science through inquiry because they did not learn this way themselves, when they were students or during their preparation to become teachers. In this course, you will get to know more about how to teach science through inquiry...
The discussion-based approach to improving literary understanding(by Yueh-Chen Weng): Teaching literary understanding is important because it is through reading, thinking, and discussing literature that students find alternative ways to gain knowledge and solve problems...