Action Research Through Teacher Rounds: 3rd Grade Math Focus

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only 

In this course, participants will participate in cross complex teacher rounds and conduct action research on a self-selected topic. During Phase 1, participants will conduct observations within three partnering schools over the course of 4 days before selecting an action research topic. During Phase 2, participants will design and implement an action research project to include a portfolio. A final reflection will result in participants identifying further steps for the school year. Participants will work independently or collaboratively in cohorts for projects.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-5 DoDEA Educators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Engage in a cross-complex teacher round in order to share expertise and develop knowledge and understanding of effective teaching practices to support rigor and student engagement in 21C math workshop settings
  • Commit to a specific action to take back to their context to plan for, implement and reflect on to support students in 21C 3rd grade math workshop settings
  • Participate in cross-complex collaboration and reflection with other school teams
  • Develop an action research focus with focused collaboration team
  • Study, understand, and apply research based instructional strategies to promote student engagement in math core instruction through action research project
  • Collect evidence of shifts in teaching and learning related to action research project (teaching and student data artifacts)
  • Participate in final reflection session to share portfolio


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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