Teacher License Renewal Courses

Course Descriptions

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3D Design and Printing in Classrooms

86465 EDUC 08QMC S1
This course will introduce educators to classroom uses of 3D design, scanning, and printing.  This will be a hands-on course, with participants designing and printing at least one object.

Target Audience: K-12 Teachers
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, October 1st 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gates-Hudson Building Room 122 & Friday, September 30th 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Gates-Hudson Building Room 122

Instructor: George Meadows

 

Data Wise
86463 EDUC 08QMC S1
In this course teachers will examine a variety of tools for analyzing student achievement data. Following a step-by-step approach teachers will be able to make connections between data and instruction to improve teaching and learning.

Target Audience: K-12 Teachers
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, October 8th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, October 7th 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207

Instructor: Debra Hydorn

 

Special Education for General Educators (and Special Educators too)
86456 EDUC 05LMC S1
This course is designed for general education teachers wanting to learn more about working with students with disabilities.  Characteristics of students with high incidence disabilities, accommodations, modifications, and requirements during an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting will be shared.

Target Audience: K-12 General Educators, Administrators, and Encore/Specials Teachers
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, October 15th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, October 14th ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Roberta Gentry

 

Classroom Management Design
86457 EDUC 05LMC S1
This course will guide teachers through the process of creating a classroom management plan. Participants will learn about school-wide positive supports, functions of behavior, de-escalation strategies, and reinforcements. At the conclusion of this course, teachers will have developed a purpose statement, rules, procedures, expectations, consequences, and an action plan based on information presented about research based practices.

Target Audience: K-12 general and special education teachers. 
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, October 22nd 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, October 21th ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Jennifer Walker

 

Game Based Learning Workshop
86458 EDUC 08PMC S1
This workshop will allow teachers to design games for implementation in their classrooms. Prior to the workshop, participants will learn about Game Based Learning.  During the workshop, participants will create one to three games for classroom use.  Bring your own content and design fun and engaging games for your students.

Target Audience: K-12 Teachers
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, October 29th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 115 & Friday, October 28th ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Roberta Gentry

 

Effective Co-Teaching
86459 EDUC 05KMC S1
Special education law requires that students with disabilities be educated to the greatest extent possible with their general education peers.  This course will provide both special and general education teachers tools for effective communication, models of co-teaching, and ways to plan effectively.  The course is appropriate for general and special education teachers of all grades and subjects, as well as, for school administrators interested in facilitating effective co-teaching among staff working with students.

Target Audience: K-12 general and special educators, administrators
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 5th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, November 4th ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Roberta Gentry

 

Educational Research
86464 EDUC 07QMC S1
In this course teachers will review quantitative methods used in educational research. Topics will include an overview of study design and data analysis methods, including methods recommended by the What Works Clearing House from the Institute of Education Sciences.  Participants will review and discuss recent research articles from educational research journals.

Target Audience: K-12 teachers
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 12th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, November 11th 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Stafford South Building

Instructor: Debra Hydorn

 

Classroom Museums
86460 EDUC 01TMC S1
The workshop will examine a model to encourage understanding of academic content while engaging students in creative activities embracing 21st century learning themes – critical thinking, problem solving/decision making, communication, and teamwork. During the workshop you will design a framework for a classroom museum unit to meet current curriculum goals.

Target Audience: K-8 teachers
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 19th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, November 18th ONLINE ; CANVAS

Instructor: Jane Huffman

 

Data Based Decision Making
86461 EDUC 05DMC S1
This course is designed to assist teachers with setting measurable achievement goals for students, document student progress towards those goals, and to use the performance data to document and communicate student academic progress.  The course will cover developing goals, curriculum based measurement, interpreting the results of assessments, and summarizing student data.

Target Audience: K-6 teachers
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, December 3rd 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, December 2nd ONLINE ; CANVAS

Instructor: Roberta Gentry

 

Children’s Literature: The Lens for Exploring the Global Community
86462 EDUC 04LMC S1
Literature is an especially powerful way in which to explore the global community. Good literature offers a framework for examining topics across the curriculum including the environment, culture, resources, energy, intolerance, human rights, war, and poverty. The session will explore global themes in literature and strategies for integration in the elementary curriculum to meet SOLs.

Target Audience: K-8 teachers
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, December 10th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, December 9th ONLINE ; CANVAS

Instructor: Jane Huffman

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*All classes are held at the Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., unless otherwise noted. Students will need to seek approval from their school systems for specific licensure renewal courses that meet their own recertification requirements.