Teacher License Renewal Courses

Course Descriptions

Flipped Classroom 101Education-Classes-9-1

CRN 52023 EDUC 07C MC  S1 1 Credit

This professional development course will provide an overview of inquiry learning using the flipped classroom model.  Learners will identify and practice interactive strategies that engage students in the process of learning, both inside and outside the classroom.  Learners will explore the flipped classroom mastery learning approach while practicing strategies that can easily be integrated into their own teaching.  This couse will use a flipped classroom approach by flipping the Friday session (online and in Canvas) and providing a project-based in-class Saturday session on the Stafford campus.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and investigate the flipped classroom
  • Explain how you will flip your classroom
  • Create learning experiences for students outside of class
  • Create interactive activities for in-class

Friday, May 30, 4 to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus.)
Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to the North Bldg., room 123.)
Instructor: Teresa Coffman
Target audience: Teachers K-12

 Special Education for General Educators

CRN 52024 EDUC 02K MC  S1 1 Credit

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, behavior management strategies, suspension/expulsion, requirements during an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting, and recent court cases will be shared.

Friday, June 6, 4 to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus.)
Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to the North Bldg., room 126.)
Instructor: Roberta Gentry
Target audience: K-12 general educators, administrators, and Encore/Special teachers

STEAM in Elementary Classrooms

CRN TBA EDUC TBA MC  S1 1 Credit

This course is designed to help elementary educators learn the skills and strategies needed to teach STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) concepts in their classrooms. The course will emphasize the E (Engineering) in STEAM since this aspect is a central focus of the new Next Generation science standards. This is a hands-on course with a strong focus on actual classroom practice. The instructor will provide handouts and demonstrate and discuss techniques. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice these techniques with provided materials.  Make and Take Option:  As part of the class students will build and use an air-powered paper rocket launcher and wind tube.  Those wishing to build their own launchers and/or wind tubes to take with them at the end of the class may do so for an additional fee of $85.00 for the launcher, $50.00 for the wind tube, or $135.00 for both.  All materials will be provided by instructor in digital format.  Participants may copy the files onto a flash drive or directly onto their laptops.

Friday, June 13, 4 to 10 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to the Stafford campus North Building – Room 122)
Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to the Stafford campus North Building – Room 122)
Instructor: George Meadows
Target audience: Elementary Educators

Effective Collaboration and Co-Teaching

CRN 52025 EDUC 05K MC  S1 1 Credit

Special education law requires that students with disabilities be educated to the greatest extent possible with their peers.  Collaboration requires effective communication skills.  This course will provide both special education and general education teachers the tools they need to communicate effectively with one another, 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, school administrators interested in facilitating effective collaboration among staff working with students.

Friday, June 20, 4 to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus.)
Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to the North Bldg., room 126.)
Instructor: Roberta Gentry
Target audience: All grade levels, general and special educators, administrators

Managing the Classroom Environment

CRN 52026 EDUC 07K MC  S1 1 Credit

This course will explore theory based techniques for effective classroom management.  Participants will come away with a variety of theory based strategies in order to develop a positive classroom environment that meets the needs of the students.

Friday, June 27, 4 to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus.)
Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to the North Bldg., room 126.)
Instructor: Suzanne Houff
Target audience: K-12

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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.