Hot Topics Courses June 17 - June 23
Note: All face-to-face courses meet from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and are one academic credit unless otherwise noted.
Please click on course title to see syllabus and instructor's name for more informaiton about them.
HIV/AIDS Certification Training (PED 380)
ED 600 01 NGSS: STEM Practices and Common Core Connections
June 18 & 20
Explore how to create cross-curricular connections between the Common Core standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will develop lesson ideas that integrate standards from multiple discipline addressing core science knowledge, cross-cutting concepts and STEM practices.
ED 600 14 What Teachers Need to Know about Disabilities A - Z
June 17 & 18
Today’s teachers are faced with a large number of students with a wide variety of Physical, Emotional, Neurological and Psychological disabilities. Together we will explore a wide variety of disabilities and their impact upon brain growth & development, emotional development, and learning. Join us as we explore everything from the newest understandings about ADD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, to Tourettes. You will leave with a new understanding of the disabilities along with practical ideas for successfully accommodating the impacted students in your classroom.
ED 601 06 Connecting with Complex Families (1)
June 17 - 30
This course is designed to help educators better understand how cultural, economic, religious and social differences affect a parent’s ability to connect with their child’s educational experience.
ED 601 08 Using Web 2.0 Applications in the Classroom (3)
June 17 - July 26
Web 2.0 applications allows for differentiation in the classroom, by allows students to share their knowledge in a variety of ways. This course will cover a variety of Web 2.0 applications, that also have counterparts on hand-held devices. The applications covered will allow students to write, create video, speak, and collaborate with others while demonstration their knowledge. Web 2.0 applications will include: Go Animate, Glogster, Padlet (Wallwisher), Animoto, MakeBeliefs, Voicethread, Socrative, and Comix and others.
The ability to record from your computer, having a microphone, will greatly enhance your use of the applications, knowing that all classrooms do not have microphones available one is not required. You will create an example using each of the applications, and for the conclusion of the course, design a lesson plan that incorporates the use of one of the applications integrated into instruction.
ED 601 09 Social Issues in Rural Education (3)
June 17 - July 24
This course will begin with a history and some interesting facts and statistics about rural education. Once a foundation has been laid, specific social topics that affect rural communities and their schools will be discussed. Topics will include poverty and homelessness, diversity, substance abuse, and mental health.
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