NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

PD for Working Teachers, Parts 1 - 6

EDUC 600

* CREDITS

$50

Online

Instructor: Kathy Peil

Grading: Letter or S/U

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

* 1 - 6 Credits

NDSU Credit Fee: $50 each credit

Course Description:

The course is designed to increase the student’s competence as a teacher. The course (of the 6 Parts) will use a combination of resources available via EES’s on-demand, online library of best teaching practices.  By registering for 1 credit (per Part) the student is obligating himself/herself to achieving improved teaching competency by:

  1. providing rationale for the path(s) selected,
  2. assessing one’s own current competency,
  3. monitoring one’s own improving competency, and
  4. developing a plan to continue the improvement of one’s own teaching competencies.

The student, in order to increase teaching competency via a combination of practice, modeling, and training, will:

  • use EES’s and CDE’s resources, including best teaching practices video clips;
  • participate in discussions with fellow teachers on topics of concern;
  • self-reflect about the skills desired and those the student may acquire;
  • develop a self- assessment of teaching competencies; and
  • solicit and apply an external assessment of current competence, via
  •           an assessment of the student’s self-reflection, or
  •           a directed assessment of competence

by a minimum of two external sources – a supervisor, a peer, a student, the PD course instructor, or an individual of the student’s choosing. 

The goal is to improve the student’s functionality as a teacher, not a deeper understanding of teaching.  A deeper understanding is likely to occur; but that is not the focus.

One credit is assigned per Part (PD for Working Teachers:  Parts 1-6 is comprised of 6 Parts; the equivalent of 6 individual one credit courses).   Each part must include 15 hours of verified work.

The course is designed to increase the student’s competence as a teacher. The course (of the 6 Parts) will use a combination of resources available via EES’s on-demand, online library of best teaching practices.  By registering for 1 credit (per Part) the student is obligating himself/herself to achieving improved teaching competency by:

  1. providing rationale for the path(s) selected,
  2. assessing one’s own current competency,
  3. monitoring one’s own improving competency, and
  4. developing a plan to continue the improvement of one’s own teaching competencies.

The student, in order to increase teaching competency via a combination of practice, modeling, and training, will:

  • use EES’s and CDE’s resources, including best teaching practices video clips;
  • participate in discussions with fellow teachers on topics of concern;
  • self-reflect about the skills desired and those the student may acquire;
  • develop a self- assessment of teaching competencies; and
  • solicit and apply an external assessment of current competence, via
  •           an assessment of the student’s self-reflection, or
  •           a directed assessment of competence

by a minimum of two external sources – a supervisor, a peer, a student, the PD course instructor, or an individual of the student’s choosing. 

The goal is to improve the student’s functionality as a teacher, not a deeper understanding of teaching.  A deeper understanding is likely to occur; but that is not the focus.

One credit is assigned per Part (PD for Working Teachers:  Parts 1-6 is comprised of 6 Parts; the equivalent of 6 individual one credit courses).   Each part must include 15 hours of verified work.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course (each of the 6 Parts) the student will:

  • Identify those areas of his/her teaching performance that need correction or improvement.
  • Construct a plan for correction and/or improvement that utilizes EES resources.
  • Utilize the EES website to complete his/her planned correction and/or improvement.
  • Write self-assessments of corrections and improvements applied in his/her classroom(s).

About The Instructor

Kathy Peil
Kathy Peil

Kathy Peil earned an M.L.A. in Hispanic Studies from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, where she also earned a B.S. in Education with a major in Spanish. Kathy also earned an M.S. in Education from the University of Nebraska, Kearny. She also has a B.S. in Education-Physical Education from Minot State University. Kathy has over 40 years of experience teaching Spanish, physical education, history, civics, psychology, sociology, health, geography, and driver education. She was also a guidance counselor in the early part of her career.

Special Instructions:

Any questions or concerns regarding this course, contact Center for Distance Education at 701-231-6000 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

**Registration Instructions:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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