NetAPT Module 2: Learner Environments

Module 2, Learning Environment, explores the world in which teachers and students learn together. This includes the array of assets and strengths that allows students and teachers to widen the perspective of the world around them, and the importance of taking the time to build community, teach (and practice) procedures, and communicate with families. The learning environment makes a significant difference to the success of students as learners and as people.

Module 2 competencies include:

    • Craft a research-based plan for increasing engagement and positive behavior. 
    • Analyze impact of various engagement techniques. 
    • Analyze impact of various behavior management strategies. 
    • Implement a structured feedback mechanism to continuously collect and organize student interests and opinions. 
    • Incorporate student interests and opinions into the learning experience.
    • Create opportunities for student-led instruction.  
    • Apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines as a model of equitable access.
    • Apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines as a model of equitable access.
    • Promote a culture of celebrating achievements across diverse student groups, encouraging participation and representation.
    • Describe metacognition and self-regulation skills and their relation to level of learner engagement 
    • Co-create a data-based goal and make a plan for growth with a target student. 
    • Monitor progress and adjust the plan for growth with the target student. 
    • Model respect and kindness.
    • Implement strategies that encourage peer respect and kindness. 
    • I greet students in a positive manner. 
    • I plan for newcomers throughout the year. 
    • I use strategies for welcoming ML students and families. 
    • I communicate with parents through various mediums. 
    • I hold effective parent conferences. 
    • I plan student-led conferences. 
    • Design the physical space in a classroom to facilitate learning opportunities. 
    • Construct a blueprint for routines and procedures to promote individual and collective responsibility and learning. 
    • Solicit and integrate students’ ideas for the design and organization of the classroom 
    • Describe cooperative learning in the classroom.
    • Reflect upon the benefits of modifying classroom arrangements, based on tasks, to best facilitate student learning. 
    • Develop a Shared Vision with students.
    • Co-create a Code of Cooperation with students.  
    • Develop and communicate clear expectations for a selected assignment. 
    • Illustrate connection between academic expectation on selected assignment and the co-created Shared Vision. 
    • I utilize a bully-prevention plan with students and families. 
    • Distinguish inconsequential behaviors from disruptive behaviors.
    • Implement non-disruptive, individualized strategies for managing challenging behaviors. 


Module Assessment

Participants demonstrate mastery of Module 2 through 1) a portfolio compilation showcasing inclusive strategies that increase student engagement, ensure equitable access, and promote high expectations (annotated video segments and lesson plans) and 2) a classroom management plan highighting best practice in working with students and families.  


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