Bringing About Change in Your Classroom and School (P-12)
Instructor: Dr. John Eggers
Saturday, February 01, 2014 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
Section 2: March 26 - May 11, 2014
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Partner Course Fee: $695
This three-credit continuing education graduate course focuses on the critical dynamics and components in the ongoing change process. Needed educational reforms are reviewed. Current innovative practices will be covered within the context of a strong theoretical base with underlying principles and concepts. The course zeros in on modifying change in both educator and student behavior and provides a variety of ways to bring about change. Particular emphasiswill be given to changing the attitudes of those involved. The intended outcome for participants will be an attitude open to trying out new and innovative ideas and concepts as well as being ready and able to implement new instructional strategies to the end that student achievement will be improved. Fresh ideas, materials, strategies and activities will be presented
As a result of participation in this course, students will know and understand:
1. The theoretical base for the course together with its underlying principles and concepts.
2. The research identifying trends that serve to shape society and what happens in schools and classrooms today.
3. How to cope with change and how to help students cope with change in particularly in terms of their attitudes.
4. How to identify new ways to teach the future in the classroom.
5. How to identify what skills today’s youth need to survive and thrive in the future.
6. How to identify those steps to bring about change in their school.
7. How to identify specific learning skills needed by students of participants to improve their achievement levels.
8. How to evaluate those attitudes (positive and negative) faced by change agents.
9. How to assess the attitude of youth towards the future.
The required reading is found in 2 texts and a series of article reprints. The required texts are:
Basic Text: Johnson, LouAnne. (2005). Teaching Outside the Box. San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass.
Supplemental Reference:Pino, Edward C. (62006) Remaking Our Schools. (3rd ed.) IGS Publishing, Menomonie
The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbooks are not included.
You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.