Effective Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners
CRN 84692 EDUC 01Z MC S1 1 Credit
This course introduces K-5 classroom teachers to effective practices for English Language Learners. Teachers learn how to adapt current curriculum to better meet the needs of the ELL students in their classrooms. Teachers also create and implement lesson plans with modifications for ELL students.
Friday, September 20, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Courtney Clayton
Target audience: Teachers K-5
Location*: North Bldg., room 126
Bringing STEM into the Elementary Science Classroom
CRN 84712 EDUC 04G MC S1 1 Credit
This course is designed to help elementary teachers develop skills and strategies needed to introduce STEM topics in their classrooms. It is a hands-on course with a strong focus on actual classroom practice. The instructors will provide handouts and demonstrate and discuss techniques. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice these techniques.
Friday, Sep 27, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sep 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: George Meadows
Target audience: K-6 teachers
Location: North Bldg., room 122
CRN 84695 EDUC 05K MC S1 1 Credit
Special education law requires that students with disabilities be educated to the greatest extent possible with their peers. Co-teaching requires effective communication skills. This course provides both special and general education teachers tools for effective communication, models of co-teaching, and ways to plan effectively. Please note this is a hybrid course.
Friday, October 4, 4 to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus.)
Saturday, October 5, 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
Monitoring Student Academic Progress
CRN 84693 EDUC 05H MC S1 1 Credit
This course is designed to assist teachers with setting measurable achievement goals for students, documenting student progress towards those goals, and using the performance data to document and communicate student academic progress. The course covers developing goals, curriculum-based measurement, interpreting the results of assessments, and summarizing student data. This course is specifically targeted to assist teachers in completing Performance Standard 7 targets of the Uniform Performance Standards.
Friday, October 18, 4 to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus.)
Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to the North Bldg., room 252.)
Instructor: Roberta Gentry
Target audience: Educators K-6
Special Education for General Educators
CRN 84694 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 are shared.
Friday, November 1, 4 to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus.)
Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to the North Bldg., room 126.)
Instructor: Roberta Gentry
Target audience: General educators K-12, administrators, and encore/specials teachers
Successful Co-Teaching through Communication in the Secondary Classroom
CRN 84696 EDUC 09B MC S1 1 Credit
The inclusion classroom can be a harrowing and trying experience for even the most seasoned of teachers. An inclusion environment must be carefully balanced, meticulously planned, and roles defined in order to provide the best opportunity for all students. However, on the secondary level, many general education teachers have two or even three preps and special/resource educators can carry two preps with two different teachers while still managing a case load of eight to 10 students. Where and when are inclusion/co-teaching teams to find the time to develop a relationship and a teaching strategy? Effective communication is the backbone for a successful inclusion environment for students and teachers. Planning entails lessons, differentiation, and content. Effective communication determines roles, expectations, and the congruency that forms a team.
Friday, November 8, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Patricia Reynolds
Target audience: middle and high school content educators, ESL professionals, special educators
Location: North Bldg., room 126
Oral History for Humanities Teachers
CRN 84697 EDUC 03C MC S1 1 Credit
In this course, teachers acquire and apply skills, knowledge, and understandings about incorporating oral history in the classroom, including research support, interviewing techniques, digital storytelling, and project/rubric development. Methods include several practical, hands-on activities and student exemplars. Interdisciplinary teams of teachers who hope to develop cross-curricular oral history projects are welcome!
Friday, November 15, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructors: Janine Davis and Jess Rigelhaupt
Target audience: humanities teachers K-12
Location: North Bldg., lab 124
*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.