Teacher License Renewal Courses

Course Descriptions


Classroom Museums
52615 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, May 28th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, May 27th ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Jane Huffman


Children’s Literature: The Lens for Exploring the Global Community
25619 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: Elementary
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, June 11th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, June 10th ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Jane Huffman


Data Based Decision Making
52620 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, June 18th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, June 17th ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Roberta Gentry


Game Based Learning Workshop
52612 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, June 25th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, June 24th ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Roberta Gentry


Building Writers Through Writing Workshops
52663 EDUC 50QMC S1
This course will analyze and discuss Nancie Atwell’s practical recommendations for building a community of writers in part through experiencing the process outlined in her Writing in the Middle resources. Topics include rules for writing workshops, conferencing with writers, student responses to writing and conferencing and teaching memoir. Extensive examples and resources will be shared.

Target Audience: 3rd-10th grade teachers of writing/english/language arts
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, July 2nd 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, July 1st ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Janine Davis


Special Education for General Educators (And Special Educators Too)
52622 EDUC 02KMC 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 and special education teachers, administrators, and Encore/Specials teachers
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, July 9th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, July 8th ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Roberta Gentry


Effective Co-Teaching
52623 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: All grade levels, general and special educators, administrators
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, July 16th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stafford South Building Room 207 & Friday, July 15th ONLINE; CANVAS

Instructor: Roberta Gentry


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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.