Mar 02, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDU 517 - GESA Works! Essential Classroom Instructional Elements to Improve Student Achievement

Synthesizing several decades of research and applying the findings to practice, the content is based on the award winning Generating Expectations and Student Achievement (GESA) professional development program. This course is designed on experiences and findings drawn from hundreds of studies, observations and interviews with those working in instructional settings, especially with diverse populations and with non-traditional students. Participants will review essential classroom instructional elements that have resulted in improving student achievement, productivity and retention. They will examine the correlation between perceptions, expectations, behaviors and achievement and the implications for specific populations of students. They will explore updated information on research-based areas of disparity in the learning environment and they will consider the use of positive, supportive, motivational instructional strategies, designed to counter the areas of disparity and be used as data sources for decision making in the classroom setting.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credit: 3