A Total Participation Technique is a teaching method that allows a teacher to gather evidence of active participation and cognitive engagement from all students simultaneously. It will also support students in thinking deeply about the content. This course will introduce participants to practical techniques for cognitively engaging students during lessons. These include the uses of on-the-spot techniques, hold-ups, total participation techniques (TPTs) that involve movement, and TPTs for guiding and supporting students in their notetaking. Participants will explore essential elements in building a TPT-conducive classroom, where students feel free to share with minimal risks. Finally, participants will analyze the cognitive engagement in classroom lessons as they apply new understandings to their teaching and peer discussions. Using the Total Participation Techniques (TPT) book and supporting materials, participants will move from theory to implementation as they engage in experiential learning that enhances their practices and advance student learning.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Educators
Required Materials: None
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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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