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This course explores current issues and obstacles faced by the secondary educator. Through constructive conversation and scholarly review, participants will take a critical look at topics which impact their own personal instruction as well as the overall climate of secondary education within the...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

The course explores the influence of culture and values on learner behavior, actions, and judgment. Course content focuses the critical issues within diverse contemporary classrooms, such as class, language, race, ethnicity, and ability. Topics emphasize understanding the influence of home,...

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Semester: Online Fall Semester A: August 22 to October 23

D

An Educator's primary role is to develop curriculum that provides opportunities for students to learn course content versus the Educator just teaching the course content. This course will address how educators can create powerful learning opportunities in an engaging and developmentally...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

This course introduces best practices in assessment with special attention on assessing the social, cultural, physical, and intellectual differences of learners with special needs. Course content examines the roles and responsibilities of teachers in providing access and quality instruction...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

Teachers in grades K-12 are challenged by an ever changing and diverse school community. Students will examine components of diversity, culture, gender, learning styles, sexual orientation and disabilities. Through cooperative group activities, multi-media materials and literature, this course...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

E

This course introduces effective principles of learner-centered learning assessment practices. Course content focuses on predicting, understanding, and managing the critical relationship between teaching, learning, and assessment. Course topics emphasize the application of assessment theory and...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

This course explores assessment practices used for, of, and as learning.  Participants will gain the tools needed to create comprehensive assessments, as well as the knowledge necessary to navigate the ever-changing world of educational assessment. This course will take place on-line in Spring A...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

Realizing the foundational role structure, procedure, and routine play in the learning process, this course offers strategies to ensure the emotional and physical safety of all learners. It will also focus on classroom management techniques that will meet the needs of differentiated learners,...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

F

This course explores the theoretical foundations and practical applications of studies in creativity; topics include an overview of the leading creativity theorists and their respective methods for studying creativity. The course also highlights the major debates within the field including...

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Semester: Fall A: August 22-October 23.

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This course introduces effective principles and techniques of management in contemporary classrooms. Attention is given to strategies and theories of classroom management, as well as the design and organization of classrooms that facilitate developmentally appropriate practices and student...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

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