“Courses” in Reach do not resemble traditional college classroom style courses. Instead, each of the seminar & practicums described below combine small group seminars, job-embedded application, online work and collaboration, and gathering evidence of practice. Seminars are taken sequentially, with participating teachers typically focusing on one topic for approximately a month before moving on to the next topic. Additionally, the seminars spiral, returning to similar themes repeatedly, each time with greater depth and a different perspective.
The following is a sample of a seminar sequence through the program. Please note: your actual sequence is likely to vary depending on your needs and the needs of our cohort:
Internship Year 1 Summer Pre-Service:
Reach 301: Intro to Teaching Methods and Leadership
•Elements: 45 hours practicum, 60 hours institute, 5 hours one-on-one, and 50 hours online/independent
•Assessment: UbD Unit
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