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Category: FW15 Professional Development Courses

 
Assessment and Testing Refresher
Bullying Prevention: Keeping Schools Safe
Differentiated Instruction Refresher
Educational Psychology Refresher
Teaching Methods Refresher
ELL in the Classroom Refresher
What Great Teachers Do Differently
 
Detailed Course Descriptions below

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Assessment and Testing Refresher

Course Fee: $95
Credits: 1
Standard Course Time: 16 hours


Semester Credits: One (1) academic credit at the graduate level (available for an additional fee)
Credit Issued by: Refer to "About University Credit" for information on university credit providers
Subject Area: Review of Teaching Fundamentals
Instructor: Megan Martin, MA

 

The fee for this course includes access to all online course materials as well as a certificate of completion from graduatecreditcourses.com. For individuals in need of academic credit at the graduate level, we have developed relationships with credit providing universities. There is an additional fee payable directly to your chosen university in order to receive One (1) academic credit at the graduate level for this course. Academic credits at the graduate level are not transferable to a Master's Degree program.

 

Although this review of teaching fundamentals course is taught as stand alone class, we believe that the best teaching practices involve the seamless integration of all pedagogical practices. This and other courses serve as a review of the most essential teaching components, which, when integrated together, create the backdrop for the larger professional development for practicing teachers.

 

Introduction/Course Description:
Many teachers know what students should be learning. Many have met all of the state standards, the objectives, the scope and sequence outlined neatly in front of them. But sometimes, what is missing is a way to properly assess and evaluate students honestly and accurately. This is called Authentic Assessment. In this course, we will provide you with the assessment information and tools to use in the classroom so that the process works for you and your students.

 

Course Objectives/Program Outline
This course is broken into major parts called modules. Each module contains content sections. Within each section, we cover one or more of the outlined learning objectives for the module. At the end of each module, there is a quiz. Some modules include a project. The breakdown for modules within this course is as follows:

 

Module One: Introduction to Assessment and Testing

Learning Objectives:

• Identify key definitions of assessment and evaluation.
• Understand the history of standardized testing in this country.

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

 

Module Mission, Vision, Beliefs, Program Outcomes, Unit Outcomes and Competencies

Learning Objectives:

• Identify and create a mission and vision for your class and understand their purpose.
• Understand your own beliefs and use the results to create a better classroom environment.
• Develop program and unit outcomes for your classes.

Project 1: Creating Your Own Class Roadmap

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

 

Module Three-Authentic Assessment and Helpful Evaluations

Learning Objectives:

• Understand and comprehend authentic assessment and its purpose.
• Identify what authentic assessment looks like in the classroom through helpful evaluations.
• Explore a variety of cognitive skill tests to validate student learning.
• Develop a written evaluation of an instructor.

Project 2: Evaluation Checklist

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

 

Module Four-Portfolios and Scoring Guides

Learning Objectives:

• Understand what a portfolio is, and why they work.
• Explore ways to construct a portfolio of skills for future use.
• Understand scoring guides and why they are a useful tool for classroom use.
• Identify tips for creating scoring guides.

Project 3: Creating a Scoring Guide

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

 

Final Exam – multiple choice questions taken from each module

 

Final Learning Statement - Learning statements should be in a narrative format – as opposed to an outline format. Depending on individual writing styles Learning statements should be 2-3 pages. The learning statement can vary according to individual style. Your learning statement should answer the broad question of "what did you learn?". To help get you thinking, here are some suggested questions: 

• What are the major concepts of the course that you have learned?
• What new professional language have you acquired relating to the topic? 
• What teaching techniques for implementing new strategies in the classroom did you come away with? 
• Thinking back to your project reflections, were you surprised at the outcomes? 
• What new resources did you find in the study of the content?
• As an educator, what new concepts will you now integrate into your teaching?
• Are there any ideas that presented themselves as enlightening and useful? 

 

Requirements for Course Credit
The following are the general course requirements for issuing academic credit:
-Student must receive 80% or better on each module quiz as well as the final exam
-Student must complete all course projects as outlined within the course
-Student must complete a Final Learning Statement at the end of this course

 

Summer Option
If you are not currently teaching (ie. Summer break, you are a substitute teacher, etc.), each class offers you the ability to complete coursework independent of a classroom assignment.

Bullying Prevention : Keeping Schools Safe

Course Fee: $95
Credits: 1
Standard Course Time: 16 hours


Semester Credits: One (1) academic credit at the graduate level (available for an additional fee)
Credit Issued by: Refer to "About University Credit" for information on university credit providers
Subject Area: Special Topics
Instructor: Megan Martin, MA 

 

The fee for this course includes access to all online course materials as well as a certificate of completion from graduatecreditcourses.com. For individuals in need of academic credit at the graduate level, we have developed relationships with credit providing universities. There is an additional fee payable directly to your chosen university in order to receive One (1) academic credit at the graduate level for this course. Academic credits at the graduate level are not transferable to a Master's Degree program.

 

Introduction/Course Description
Although information about bullying is becoming more readily available, research is still being done to fully understand the long term effects of the new level of violence and aggression that is being seen and experienced in our schools. As each state responds to this bullying phenomenon, many have passed legislation to create safe schools and thus curb bullying behaviors. As you are being held accountable for improving student performance, it makes sense to create environments that foster effective learning. This course will provide you with terms, research, and classroom interventions so that you can more effectively identify bullying behaviors, identify those at risk for victimization, and create safe and healthy environments for your students.

 

This course is not designed to help you play police officer; it's about creating and providing students with a climate of safety and respect. This course will increase your ability to provide that environment so that those students under your care can thrive and succeed!

 

Course Objectives/Program Outline
This course is broken into major parts called modules. Each module contains content sections. Within each section, we cover one or more of the outlined learning objectives for the module. At the end of each module, there is a quiz. Some modules include a project. The breakdown for modules within this course is as follows:

 

Module One: What is Bullying?

Learning Objectives:

• Understand what bullying is.
• Identify the common myths associated with Bullying.
• Recognize the types of bullying and understand behavioral extremes.
• Identify deficiencies in character that increase the likelihood that someone will bully.
• Understand the theories regarding how one becomes a bully.

Project 1: Typical Childhood Play or Bullying?

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

 

Module Two- Who is the Victim?

Learning Objectives:

• Identify who is the victim.
• Identify the myths associated with victimization.
• Identify warning signs that a child or adolescent is being bullied.
• Understand the emotional impact of bullying.
• Identify the different types of victims.

Project 2: Identifying Potential Victims

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

 

Module Three- Interventions

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the various conditions surrounding an intervention.
• List helpful tips when choosing interventions.
• Identify steps for creating bullying awareness in the classroom.
• Describe intervention activities to address and change your student's awareness, attitudes, and beliefs about bullying.
• Discover how to intervene with the victim and bully during an incident.
• Provide the victim with practical interventions to decrease the likelihood of repeated bullying.
• Provide the teacher with strategies and activities to decrease bullying incidents.
• Discover how to effectively manage a bully immediately after an incident.
• Examine strategies to decrease the likelihood of repeated bullying.

Project 3: Implementing a Bullying Intervention

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

 

Module Four- Effective School Wide Bullying Programs

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the reasons for creating safe and effective schools.
• Identify what makes safe and effective schools.
• Identify and review the laws behind safe schools.
• Discover proven bullying prevention programs that you can advocate for your school.
• Examine ways to get parents involved in the bullying prevention process.

Project 4: Create a Survey

Quiz: Multiple-choice questions that pertain to objectives above.

 

Final Exam – multiple choice questions taken from each module

 

Final Learning Statement - Learning statements should be in a narrative format – as opposed to an outline format. Depending on individual writing styles Learning statements should be 2-3 pages. The learning statement can vary according to individual style. Your learning statement should answer the broad question of "what did you learn?". To help get you thinking, here are some suggested questions:

 

• What are the major concepts of the course that you have learned?
• What new professional language have you acquired relating to the topic?
• What teaching techniques for implementing new strategies in the classroom did you come away with?
• Thinking back to your project reflections, were you surprised at the outcomes?
• What new resources did you find in the study of the content?
• As an educator, what new concepts will you now integrate into your teaching?
• Are there any ideas that presented themselves as enlightening and useful?

 

Requirements for Course Credit
The following are the general course requirements for issuing academic credit:
-Student must receive 80% or better on each module quiz as well as the final exam
-Student must complete all course projects as outlined within the course
-Student must complete a Final Learning Statement at the end of this course

 

Summer Option
If you are not currently teaching (ie. Summer break, you are a substitute teacher, etc.), each class offers you the ability to complete coursework independent of a classroom assignment.

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