NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Power Teaching & Learning

EDUC 600




Instructor: Kimberly Nielsen

Grading: Letter

Monday, October 27, 2014 - Friday, November 28, 2014

Meet October 27 & 28, 2014 [8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.] + online hrs. with course completion November 28, 2014

Location: Lincolnshire Marriott Resoirt, Lincolnshire, IL

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Course Fee: $695

Course Description:

This course has been carefully designed to blend the results of the best research on relevant instructional pedagogy of the last twenty-five (25) years with the most frequently recommended teaching strategies of the same period. The course focuses on those principles, concepts and theories that appear in both research and practice in both teaching and learning to the end that the recommended application of both will impact higher student achievement levels. The course will cover a wide variety of practical classroom strategies that are consistent with the research studied and many ideas, materials and activities will be introduced, shared, analyzed and evaluated as related to the research findings and the participants’ professional assignments.


By the end of the course, students will know and understand:

  1. A working knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and concepts underlying the course content as measured by templates (rubrics) 1A, 1B and assignments 3 and 4.
  2. A working knowledge and understanding of the related research for the most powerful teaching strategies to use as measured templates (rubrics) 4A, 7A and assignments 3 and 4.
  3. How to plan, implement, and reflect on a variety of alternative ideas, materials, activities and strategies as measured templates (rubrics) 3A, 5A and assignments 1 and 2.
  4. How to implement at least 5 specific school and/or classroom cognitive and affective strategies formulated and ready to implement to help strengthen the possibility that learning will occur and last overtime as measured templates (rubrics) 3A, 5A and assignments 1 and 2.
  5. How to develop a detailed Plan of Action to implement in the participants professional setting to the end that students will perform at higher achievement level as measured templates (rubrics) 3A and assignments 1, 2 and 5.


The required text is: Basic Text: Liesveld, R., & Miller, J. A. (2005). Teaching with your strengths. New York, NY: Gallup Press.

About The Instructor

Kim Nielsen
Kimberly Nielsen

Kimberly Nielsen earned an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she also earned a B.S. in Elementary Education. Kimberly has over 18 years of experience in Elementary Education.




Special Instructions:

The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbook(s) are not included.

**Registration Instructions:

You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.

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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