Course Offerings

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This course is designed to empower teachers with the knowledge needed to utilize organized movement as an effective instructional tool within the modern classroom.  Based on current research, and empirical study, participants will explore content based active learning techniques, designed to...

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Semester: Summer Institute on Campus: July 15 – July 20, 2018 (two online sessions, 1 preceding and 1 following the week on campus)

Understanding the need for expertise across the curriculum, this course focuses on the importance of choosing curriculum, content, and classroom resources central to the discipline being taught.  In doing so, it pays particular attention to how these three elements must be combined with...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

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This course tackles questions such as: What is your responsibility as a leader and advocate for early childhood education prenatal through grade 4? Who can be a leader? How can you create positive change and influence positive outcomes for children and families? What is the early childhood...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

This course examines the relationship between law, public policy, and current issues in P-12 education. Course content analyzes historical and contemporary legal, political, and ethical issues of public and private schooling, with an emphasis on state and federal educational law, the political...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

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The course will cover a variety of techniques and themes in teaching Jewish history. We will study the teaching of local Jewish history and the use of oral history, and techniques for working with historical artifacts, including physical artifacts and textual artifacts, as well as uses of art...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

How students perceive themselves as learners in the classroom has a marked effect on motivation and success. This course investigates how mindsets are developed, and what role they play in engagement, effort, and academic achievement. Course content focuses on the development of a framework for...

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Semester: On campus during the week of August 6 –August, 10 with an on-line introductory session beginning the week before and a follow up on-line session the week after.

This course introduces fundamental concepts in the field of moral development and moral education as presented in theoretical, empirical and pedagogical literature.  Course content focuses on the relationship between human development and lifelong trajectory of growth and learning. This course...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

The traditional reward-punishment model does little to promote achievement; however, concrete researched-based ways to motivate students do exist. Motivation as it applies to the learning process will be examined, including: basic human needs, the driving force behind all human behavior,...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

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Educators have to juggle many tasks throughout the day, but dealing with parents can be one of the most stressful and challenging. This course will analyze the similarities and differences of today’s parents as compared to previous generations. Various parenting techniques and skills will be...

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Semester: January 30 to March 26

With the focus on accountability and standards, play has disappeared from early childhood programs birth to grade 4. This course examines the role of play in development and evaluates how play, accountability, and standards are actually fully aligned and complimentary. This course will take...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

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