NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Current Issues and Concerns for Your Classroom

EDUC 600

3 CREDITS

$695

Boston

Instructor: Deborah Engen

Grading: Letter

Friday, November 21, 2014 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Meet Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: John Hynes Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $695

Course Description:

This three-credit graduate continuing education course has been carefully designed to provide the background, theory, concepts and research related to a specific number of current issues and concerns based on the most recent annual edition of the text. The course will also provide specific school and classroom ideas, materials, activities and strategies which will enable participants to implement specific related activities in their professional setting to the end that it will have a positive effect on student achievement. Course methodology will include a careful review of the text and relevant research as well as lecture, cooperative learning, modeling the activities presented during the course including the curriculum, instruction and evaluation practices.

Objectives:

  1. The current research, prevailing concepts, and theories of the issues and concerns covered in the course using the tool of Bloom’s taxonomy as measured by the quality of assignments 1 and 4, readings as noted, and rubrics 4B and 7A.
  2. A working knowledge and understanding of how these related research, concepts and theories will be applied to the participant’s professional setting as measured by the quality of assignments 1 and 4, readings as noted, and rubrics 4B and 7A.
  3. A knowledge and understanding of specific issues and concerns which integrate this research, conceptual and theory base within the realities of the participant’s identified school and classroom settings as measured by the quality of assignments 1 and 4, readings as noted, and rubrics 4B and 7A.
  4. The translation of this knowledge base to the participant’s professional settings as measured by the quality of assignments 2 and 3, readings as noted, and rubrics 2A, 3A and 5A.
  5. How to demonstrate on the final examination, Mini Unit Project and Plan of Action the ability to synthesize and evaluate the competencies acquired and, in addition, how to effectively translate this knowledge into effective classroom strategies and activities as measured by the quality of assignments 2 and 3, readings as noted, and rubrics 3A and 4A.
  6. The classroom strategies, ideas and activities that will encourage higher student achievement as measured by the readings as noted and rubric 3A.

Text:

Noll, James. (2007). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Publishers.

Special Instructions:

The total cost includes the NDSU credit however textbooks are not included.

**Registration Instructions:

You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.

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