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Teaching Elementary Math EDUC 020.51, CRN 16395

$230
The course will explore an innovative teaching model that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts constructively and contextually. The goal is for you to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts of various math topics and explore the principles of teaching those concepts to learners. This course will focus on the topics of number sense, basic operations, and fractions. 30 Undergraduate Level PDP’s. Students must achieve at least an average 70% in all exams with no exam below 60%.

Teaching Elementary Math EDUC 020.52, CRN 16396

$290
The course will explore an innovative teaching model that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts constructively and contextually. The goal is for you to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts of various math topics and explore the principles of teaching those concepts to learners. This course will focus on the topics of number sense, basic operations, and fractions. 40 Graduate PDP’s This course requires additional writing assignments. Students must achieve at least an average of 80% in all exams with no exam below 70%.

Teaching Secondary Math Conceptually: Meeting Mathematics Standards GPDL 55 PDP's online EDUC 035.52, CRN 15935

$309
This course will explore an instructional methodology that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts, constructively, and contextually. The goal is for you to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts of various math topics and explore the principles of teaching those concepts to learners. The course will also explore teaching methodologies that support many federal and state standards. This course will focus on the topics of integers, fractions, factoring, and functions. •Students have 6 months to complete course from the time of registration; •You must have a minimum score of 80% on each examination to pass; •This course requires additional writing assignments; •We recommend that you check with your school district/supervisor to verify which level you should enroll in (Undergraduate Professional Development Level or Graduate Professional Development Level) and whether or not these course offerings will meet your district requirements for state certificate re-licensure.

Traumatized Child EDUC 017.51, CRN 16389

$230
Identify and effectively teach students affected by stress, trauma, and/or violence. Discusses the factors that exist in families and communities where stress and violence are common. Emphasis on understanding and meeting the special learning needs of the student in the regular classroom, and working with parents and community agencies. 30 Undergraduate Level PDP’s. Students must achieve at least an average 70% in all exams with no exam below 60%.

Traumatized Child EDUC 017.52, CRN 16390

$290
Identify and effectively teach students affected by stress, trauma, and/or violence. Discusses the factors that exist in families and communities where stress and violence are common. Emphasis on understanding and meeting the special learning needs of the student in the regular classroom, and working with parents and community agencies. 40 Graduate PDP’s This course requires additional writing assignments. Students must achieve at least an average of 80% in all exams with no exam below 70%.

Try D.I. EDUC 025.51, CRN 16400

$260
Try DI! is designed to provide you an opportunity to learn about an instructional framework, Differentiated Instruction (DI), aimed at creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. Students will be presented a method for self-assessment of the extent to which their current instructional approach reflects the perspective, principles, and practices of the DI approach. The course reflects an approach that aligns the principles of DI with the practices of DI. The concept of a “theory of action” will also be provided within a DI context. The course has also been designed to introduce students to a range of strategies associated with a DI approach. Strategies included in this course have been selected on the basis that they are effective in the widest possible range of educational K-12 settings. This course follows Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction, which addressed the What, Why, and Who of a classroom that reflects a DI approach. The focus of Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program is on the When, Where, and How of the DI approach. 45 Undergraduate Level PDP’s. Students must achieve at least an average 70% in all exams with no exam below 60%.

Try D.I. EDUC 025.52, CRN 16401

$309
Try DI! is designed to provide you an opportunity to learn about an instructional framework, Differentiated Instruction (DI), aimed at creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. Students will be presented a method for self-assessment of the extent to which their current instructional approach reflects the perspective, principles, and practices of the DI approach. The course reflects an approach that aligns the principles of DI with the practices of DI. The concept of a “theory of action” will also be provided within a DI context. The course has also been designed to introduce students to a range of strategies associated with a DI approach. Strategies included in this course have been selected on the basis that they are effective in the widest possible range of educational K-12 settings. This course follows Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction, which addressed the What, Why, and Who of a classroom that reflects a DI approach. The focus of Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program is on the When, Where, and How of the DI approach. 55 Graduate PDP’s This course requires additional writing assignments. Students must achieve at least an average of 80% in all exams with no exam below 70%.

Understanding Aggression EDUC 018.51, CRN 16391

$260
Addresses to the hate, fights, anger, crimes committed and the victims in our schools and society, considers the many forms of aggression, both criminal and otherwise, its costs and motivation, its perpetrators and targets, its likely and unlikely locations, its impact on our schools and children; and, most especially, its several causes and promising solutions. 45 Undergraduate Level PDP’s. Students must achieve at least an average 70% in all exams with no exam below 60%.




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