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Spring 2015 Brochure

Professional Institute for Educators Courses

Courses listed below are for non-matriculated students ONLY.  
Please refer to the COURSE NOTES section for in-person meeting dates for Hybrid courses.

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Understanding How to Teach to Diverse Student Populations
INCL 503NM 01
Tina Pisch
  • Spring 2015
  • Feb 21 to Feb 28
  • Feb 23 to Mar 05
  • Sat, Sun 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • UArts

    This class is designed to assist PreK-12 educators in ways to recognize the importance of affirming the multicultural and socioeconomic diversity in students and in helping students and educators understand and respect those differences in others. Participants will gain a greater awareness of racial, ethnic, cultural and gender and socio-economic diversity (emphasizing the impact of poverty) within their school communities. The unique needs of English Language Learners (ELL) will also be addressed. This course focuses on methods to weave tolerance and understanding into existing curricular units and lesson plans. Participants will examine, analyze and discuss issues of a multicultural society and their relationship to student achievement and engagement in the classroom. Learn how to develop proactive measures to increase participation and resilience of marginalized individuals and leave the class with a wealth of concrete, easy to use, research-based insructional strategies that may be used to narrow and/or close the gap for under-resourced and under-served students.

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    Writing Strategies for the Classroom (K-4)
    ED 5401 01
    Thomas Palumbo
    • Spring 2015
    • Feb 07 to Mar 01
    • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    UArts

    Learn innovative approaches and various methodologies to teach the many aspects of writing to students. Designed for teachers in grades K-4, but adaptable to other levels, this course presents a series of hands-on lessons and workshop activities that can be applied directly into the classroom. Participants discover how to present the process of writing to a wide range of students using brainstorming exercises, vocabulary games, graphic organizers and peer editing workshops. Participants discuss and explore new methods to teach writing in various genres including persuasive, explanatory, advertising, letters and news articles. The course considers how to present student writing at the culmination of the process to share with parents and others in the form of a simple published anthology incorporating some student illustration.

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