The Whole Child: An Integrated Approach (P-12)
Instructor: Ed Pino, Ph.D.
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Partner Course Fee: $695
Whether or not we look at the whole child, the whole child is looking at us. Considering the whole child will help educators engage students’ minds so they can learn needed skills. Participants will study the theoretical base and underlying concepts, principles and research as well as a variety of proven techniques including service learning, meaningful and appropriate expectations, emotional involvement, the power of positive relationships, and effective praise. This course will help educators replenish their repertoire of proven techniques and renew their energy and enthusiasm for educating youth to the end that student achievement will improve. Lots of ideas, materials, strategies and activities will be shared, analyzed and evaluated.
As result of taking this course, participants should know and understand:
1. The basic theoretical basic as well as underlying principles and concepts
2. To develop knowledge and understanding of the current research related engaging youth in the learning process.
3. To develop a knowledge of the relationship of emotional involvement to learning.
4. To develop knowledge and understanding of how being emotionally engaged improves skill development.
5. To develop a knowledge and understanding of positive ways to engage learner emotions.
6. To develop an understanding of the power of positive relationships.
7. To present models service learning.
8. To help students prioritize strategies to implement.
9. To help the student develop a specific implementation plan of action focusing on student achievement
10. To help the student develop a method to determine the effectiveness of their plan.
The required texts are:
Moorman, Chick, (2004). Our Classroom. Upper Saddle River, NY, Prentice Hall. (Copies forwarded under separate cover.)
Rief, Sandra F., & Heimburge, Julie A. ((2006). How to Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom. San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass.
Holt, John. (1967). How Children Learn. New York, NY, Pitman Publishing.
Glasser, William, M.D. (1969). Schools Without Failure. New York, NY, Harper & Row.
The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbook(s) are not included.
You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.