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Inquiry in the Science Classroom

Course: ELED/SEED 592 Inquiry in the Science Classroom
Credit Hours:
1
Course Dates: January 9 - February 27, 2014
Course Location: Online
Instructor: K. Bailey Kowalski

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: January 12, 2014

Course Description:

The Intel Teach elements: Inquiry in the Science Classroom course is an interactive e-learning experience that is intended for new and veteran science teachers of students in third through eighth grade (ages 8 to 14).  In this course, teachers will build a foundation for scientific inquiry. They will explore the rationale and research basis, common misconception, and specific strategies for incorporating scientific inquiry into science learning, regardless of the science discipline. The course explains and demonstrates the Scientific Inquiry Phases with relevant classroom examples. In addition, teachers will earn best practices for improving scientific inquiry through interactive activities. Direct connections to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are provided throughout the course and can be connected within the final project as appropriate. 

Please Note: Those registering their credit through USD will be mailed a complimentary transcript upon completion of the course.

Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom

Course: ELED/SEED 592: Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: January 11 - March 11, 2014
Course Location: Online
Instructor: Melanie Hurley

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: January 24, 2014

Course Description:
The Intel® Teach Elements: Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms course is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at assessment that meets the needs of 21st century teaching and learning. In this course, teachers see how assessment strategies can benefit their teaching practices and their students' learning. They learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment. They follow three teachers and see how the three teachers are implementing embedded and ongoing assessment methods in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the assessment concepts with action planning exercises. Direct connections to Common Core State Standards are provided throughout the course and can be connected within the final project as appropriate.

Please Note: Those registering their credit through USD will be mailed a complimentary transcript upon completion of the course.

Systems Change Conference 2013

Course: ELED/SEED 592: Systems Change Conference 2013
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: October 16-18, 2013
Course Location: Cedar Shore Resort, Oacoma, South Dakota
Instructor: John Swanson

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Deadline to drop with 100% refund: October 16, 2013

Please Note: Those registering their credit through USD will be mailed a complimentary transcript upon completion of the course.

Common Core 101: Building Understanding of Fundamentals

Course: ELED/SEED 592: Common Core 101: Building Understanding of Fundamentals
This course is sponsored by Technology & Innovation in Education (TIE).
Credit Hours:
1
Course Dates: October 2-30, 2013
Course Location: Online
Instructor: Sherry Crofut

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Registration Deadline: October 3, 2013

Course Description:

This online, one credit hour workshop is designed to provide an in-depth look at the common core state standards and provide learning to help educators begin making a transition to implementing the standards into curriculum.  In addition, participants will examine what the shift to common core state standards will mean to lesson planning and assessment in their own classrooms.  They will gain confidence in their ability to tackle fewer standards, but more deeply. 

 

Please Note: Those registering their credit through USD will be mailed a complimentary transcript upon completion of the course.

Introduction to SD Professional Teaching Standards: The Danielson Framework

Course: EDAD 792: Introduction to SD Professional Teaching Standards: The Danielson Framework
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: September 2 - December 20, 2013
Course Location: Online
Instructor: Patricia Hubert

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Course Description:

This course explores the Danielson Framework for Teaching as it relates to South Dakota Teaching Standards.  Participants will gain knowledge of the Domains, Components and Elements within the Framework, discuss the Levels of Performance and language of the Framework and will practice first steps of collecting and sorting evidence from within the Framework. 

Co-Teaching Strategies & Mentoring Teacher Candidates

Course:  ELED/SEED 592: Co-Teaching Strategies & Mentoring Teacher Candidates
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: January 13 - May 9, 2014
Course Location:  Online
Instructor:  Marilyn Jensen

ELED 592:
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SEED 592:
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Course Description:

Participants will learn about co-teaching strategies that have proven to raise achievement levels in P-12 classrooms. They will be guided through the successful implementation of the seven strategies with their teacher candidates. Participants will apply knowledge of co-teaching strategies to mentor teacher candidates.

Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams

Course: FAMP 540: Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description:

This course examines interdisciplinary, family-centered, culturally competent assessment, treatment, and care of children and adults with developmental and other disabilities.  A focus of the course is to provide students with a foundation in critical issues related to the field of disabilities and to expose students to roles and functions of various disciplines, which are typically involved in the delivery of services to children and persons with disabilities.