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Traumatized Child EDUC 017.52, CRN 16390

$295
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

$265
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

$314
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

$265
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%.

Understanding Aggression EDUC 018.52, CRN 16392

$314
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. 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%.

Violence in Schools EDUC 019.51, CRN 16393

$235
Provides a foundational understanding of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression, and investigates the impact of the media, community, and family. You'll receive information on national resources for parents and teachers. 30 Undergraduate Level PDP’s. Students must achieve at least an average 70% in all exams with no exam below 60%.

Violence in Schools EDUC 019.52, CRN 16394

$295
Provides a foundational understanding of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression, and investigates the impact of the media, community, and family. You'll receive information on national resources for parents and teachers. 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%.

Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction (UPDL 45 PDP's online) EDUC 022.51, CRN 15239

$265
This course is an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to give you an understanding of the framework of and need for creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. In this course you will learn what is meant by Differentiated Instruction (DI) and the common myths associated with creating the differentiated classroom. We will discuss the legal, theoretical, and pedagogical foundations in the field of education that support the utilization of differentiated instructional practices and principles. We will reflect on best practices and national trends in the design of the educational setting to meet the needs of a diverse learning population. Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction will also provide connections to a variety of concepts, variables, and resources that will assist practitioners in aligning their own professional practices with those found in the differentiated classroom. Tuition $250 • Students have 6 months to complete course from the time of registration; • You must have an overall exam score of 70% with no individual exam score below 60% to pass; • 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.




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