NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Combine Clsrm, School, Community, and Social Media

EDUC 600



Crystal Lake

Instructor: Carl Olson

Grading: Letter

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Monday, September 01, 2014

Meet July 28 - August 1, 2014 [8-5] + online hrs; course completion September 1, 2014

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Crystal Lake High School, Crystal Lake, IL

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $695

Course Description:

This three (3) credit continuing education graduate course has been carefully designed to provide the background, theory, research and emerging practices of Community, School, Classroom and Social Media relationships with one another. The course is intended to explore new ways of mobilizing the nature and workings of each sector to the end that each can contribute more effectively to the mission and welfare of the other current mobilization practices nationwide and more particularly, in Wisconsin and Minnesota. These strategies and practices will be shared, studied and assessed, particularly as related to the new social media and its impact on improved student achievement. The course will also provide specific school and classroom ideas, materials and strategies which will enable participants to mobilize community, school and classroom assets in their own professional setting, P-12, to the benefit of their students. Course methodology will include a review of relevant research, power point presentations, cooperative learning activities, guest speakers, field visitations, and modeling the practices studied during the course.


  1. Possess a working knowledge and understanding of the related research on the subject as measured by the quality of assignment 1 and templates (rubrics) 4A and 7A.
  2. Possess a working knowledge and understanding of the background, rationale,principles, concepts and theories behind the current local community, school,classroom mobilizing efforts as measured by the quality of assignments 3 and 4 and templates (rubrics) 1B and 3A.
  3. Have mastered a working understanding of how to best use the recommended local social media resources as measured by the quality of assignment 2 and templates(rubrics) 2A and 5A.
  4. Have developed a community networking resource list including representatives from government, business, industry, agriculture and related public and private mobilizing cooperative agencies as measured by the quality of assignments 2 and 3 and templates(rubrics) 2A, 3A and 5A.
  5. Have developed assessment tools for measuring the effectiveness of cooperating organizations and/or individuals as measured by the quality of assignment 3 and template (rubric) 5A.
  6. Have developed and mastered specific strategies to encourage higher student achievement as measured by the quality of assignment 2 and templates (rubrics) 3A and 5A.
  7. Be able to demonstrate on the final examination, research, projects and assignments, an ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate the learning acquired as measured by the results on the final examination.
  8. Have developed a detailed Plan of Action based on learning strategies presented to implement in their professional setting as measured by the quality of assignment 3 and template (rubric) 3A.


Berns. R. M. (2007). Child, family school, community: Socialization and support. New York, NY: International Thomson Publishing.

Special Instructions:

The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbook is not included.

**Registration Instructions:

You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.

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