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ILTS School Counselor - The Learning Process and the Academic Environment - Chapter Summary
Refresh and add to your knowledge of topics covered by the ILTS content-area exam in school counseling using engaging video lessons. Video instructors use everyday language and clear examples to make each lesson easy to understand. The lessons in the The Learning Process and the Academic Environment chapter include:
- Advance organizers in the classroom: teaching strategies and advantages
- Characteristics of normal, delayed, and disordered patterns of communication and interaction; their impact on learning; and the potential need for intervention
- Cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom
- Differentiated instruction: adapting the learning environment for students
- IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - history and summary
- Relationship between academic performance to the world of work, family life, and community service and strategies for enhancing students' academic development
- Speech and communication disorders: instructional strategies for speech sound errors
- Strategies for providing positive direction for academic program planning, implementing academic support systems and working collaboratively with all school personnel and parents/guardians to ensure student academic achievement
- The national standards related to the academic development of students across all grade levels and the concepts, principles, and strategies that help students
- Tools to advance cognitive development
- Using wait time in the classroom
- Interventions that maximize learning, identify learning styles, teach study skills, enhance test-taking skills and motivate students to learn and achieve
ILTS School Counselor: Objectives
You'll take the ILTS (Illinois Licensure Testing Systems) school counselor exam to determine your readiness for licensing. After taking the school counselor content-area test, you'll earn a score between 100 and 300. You'll have to score at least a 240 to apply for licensing.
The exam requires you to answer 125 multiple-choice questions. At the end of each video lesson, you can take a self-assessment quiz. This way, you gain experience answering questions similar to those found on the exam and can gauge how well you're learning the material as you go.
1. Tools to Advance Cognitive Development
The word 'tool' has a connotation of something that aids us. Normally, we think of tools being something manipulated with our hands to help us build. In this lesson, we will learn about tools designed to promote cognitive development.
2. Speech and Communication Disorders: Instructional Strategies for Speech Sound Errors
In this lesson, we will discuss the seven levels of articulation therapy, using F and T as the primary examples of the sounds that students have difficulty articulating.
3. Using Wait Time in the Classroom
During class discussion, is the pause between the teacher's question and the student's response important? It is, and the pause between the student's response and the teacher's reaction is also important. In this lesson, we define and discuss both types of wait time and how they can be used to optimize students' learning.
4. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students
Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.
5. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
6. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages
An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.
7. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.
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Other chapters within the ILTS School Counselor (181): Test Practice and Study Guide course
- Classroom Strategies for Educators and Administrators
- Understanding Students' Cognitive and Social Development
- Theories of Learning and Student Behavior
- Challenges Students Face: Cognitive and Emotional
- Career Theories for School Counselors
- Development of Academic, Personal, Social and Career Competencies
- Assessments and Evaluations
- Instructional Planning and Methodologies
- Group Work in School Testing
- Methods of Research and Program Evaluation
- ILTS School Counselor Flashcards