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Educ 510 Critical Friends Networks
Instructor: Dr. Gina Post 2 Semester Credits
Date / Time: Feb. 1 – Apr. 12 M 4:30 – 7:00 pm Place: Room 144, 49 E. College
(Dates for this course will be: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12)
This course focuses on those skills that good leadership requires: working with colleagues reluctant to change, practicing the communication skills required for crucial conversations, building networks to improve practice, and resolving pressing ethical dilemmas. By the end of the class, each participant will have created a plan to work on responding to either a specific school problem or to a local professional development need.
Educ 520 Using Problem-Based Learning in the Classroom
Instructor: Staci Anderson-Cook 2 Semester Credits
Date / Time: Feb 18 – Apr 15 TH 4:30 – 7:00 pm Place: Room 144, 49 E. College
(This course will be 16 hours of class time on campus and 6 hours online.)
Problem-based learning is focused and experiential learning organized around the investigation and resolution of messy, real-world problems. This course is designed to develop an understanding of problem-based learning (PBL) as both a curriculum and a process. PBL, a constructivist teaching and learning strategy, engages students in a problem situation and creates a learning environment in which teachers “coach” student thinking and guide student inquiry, facilitating deeper levels of understanding. During the course, learners will experience PBL, design PBL lessons and a unit for their own classroom, and discuss, practice teaching, and reflect on PBL.
Educ 560 The Sociology of Educational Change and School Renewal
Instructor: Mr. Brian Yontz 4 Semester Credits
Date / Time: Jan. 12 – May 4 T 4:30 – 7:30 pm Place: Room 144, 49 E. College
This course provides participants with the sociological and historical background for examining school reform/renewal models. In analyzing these models, participants will consider current research about assessment, outcomes, and implementation processes. Connections will be made to personal and local circumstances and to the institutional cultures that support personal and building-wide educational change. The reading and construction of case studies will allow participants further opportunity to reflect more personally on teacher leadership roles in school change efforts. Prerequisite: Education 550.
Educ 580 Methodological Approaches to Teacher Research and Inquiry
Instructor: Dr. Roberta Linder 2 Semester Credits
Date / Time: TH 4:30 – 7:30 pm 1/14, 1/28, 2/18, 3/4, 4/15 Place: Library Computer Lab
Sat. 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 2/6, 3/20 Hollenbeck Computer Lab
(This course will meet on Thursdays in the computer lab located in the library on E. Campus Drive. On Saturday, the course will meet in the Hollenbeck Hall computer lab.)
The major purpose of this course is to help participants explore research interests, determine strategies, and form designs to complete classroom educational research. Participants will learn action research strategies that help them define questions and determine methods of gathering information and assessing it. Participants will also examine the theory and practice of both quantitative and qualitative research. Prerequisite: Educ 550.
Plan to Register for: Coming in Summer 2010
Educ 510 Personalities at Play: Using Group Dynamics to Enhance Your Classroom
Instructor: Staff 2 Semester Credits
This course will address issues that benefit teachers with all experience levels. Using principles of group dynamics, these courses will investigate how student and teacher personalities contribute to a class profile. This course will explore techniques to motivate students and develop fair and positive classroom environments. Specifically this course will assist teachers in successfully including all students addressing the connection between varying ability levels and classroom contributions. Ultimately this course will help teachers develop / build co-ownership of the classroom environment.
Educ 530 Practical Unit Design
Instructor: Staff 2 Semester Credits
This course is designed to assist teachers in the development of a unit that is practical and differentiated for students’ needs as well as aligned to any content standards. Teachers will bring their area of study and will be guided through the process of creating a unit, which can be immediately implemented in the classroom and shared with colleagues.
During this course participants will achieve the following. Learn the process for developing a unit and identifying the needs of particular students in the classroom. Align instruction to the academic standards, develop effective curriculum for an area of study and establish various methods of measuring student progress. Reflect on current teaching practices to strengthen instruction and foster cooperative learning and peer education.
Educ 570 Approaches to Working with Diverse Communities
Instructor: Staff 4 Semester Credits
This course will focus on examining diversity in personal and local contexts and on analyzing how
diversity is reflected in curriculum and instruction. Diversity applies to teachers, students,
administrators and staff within the school as well as the various populations in the larger school
community. Teachers will develop plans and strategies about parental partnering, tolerance, conflict
resolution, curriculum sequencing and presentation, assessment, and community building. Prerequisite: Education 550.