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Professional Development for Educators

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Contact: Joan Hager, (440) 826-2168, jhager@bw.edu

Summer 2018 Courses for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Professional development courses for K-12 teachers and administrators are graduate-level, non-degree courses designed to enhance an educator's skills and knowledge base while adding credit toward license renewal. Year-round online modules allow busy professionals to learn at their best time and at their own pace.

EDU-565-PD1: Technology Enhanced Curriculum Development

3 credits  |  $595  |  Online  |  May 14 - June 21
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Course Description: In this course you work with the instructor to develop a personalized plan that allows you to develop technology enriched learning opportunities for your students that fit the needs of you and your school. Plans can be developed to create blended learning opportunities, integrate STEM or STEAM activities, incorporate 3D Design/Printing, and develop Project-Based Learning units, or any other personalized goals that will help make you a more effective 21st Century educator.

Instructor: Matt Dunlap


EDU-565-PD2: Developing Personalized Learning Experiences for K-12

3 credits  |  $595  |  Online  |  May 14 - June 21
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Course Description: In this course, you will learn what personalized learning is and what it is not. In addition, the course will give you the opportunity to utilize technology tools to develop personalized learning experiences for your students. You will develop lessons, projects, and/or activities that require students to access and evaluate information, use and manage information, analyze media, create media products and apply technology effectively.

Instructor: Matt Dunlap


EDU-565-PD3: Assistive Technologies to Assist in the Classroom

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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Course Description: Need additional help differentiating in your classroom? Have you considered Assistive Technology? AT is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. This five-week course would cover the basics of assistive technology, with an emphasis on defining the needs of your students, locating where to find more information, and choosing the appropriate tools for the special and general education classrooms.

Instructor: Morgan Kolis, M.A.Ed., Brecksville-Broadview Heights District

* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26.


EDU-565-PD4: Collaboration through the Use of Instructional Technology

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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Course Description: This workshop focuses on the use of instructional technology to encourage meaningful collaboration among students. Each week will focus on a different purpose for student collaboration as well as tools that are appropriate to achieve that purpose. Educators will have the opportunity to learn and practice using these instructional technologies in addition to incorporating them into their own lessons.

Instructor: Ashley Swaney, M.A.Ed., Strongsville City Schools

* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26.


EDU-565-PD5: Google for School Leaders

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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Course Description: Current school administration positions are no longer of the traditional principal roles. School leaders in buildings promoting the paradigm shifts in education are also revered as instructional leaders. As school leaders, we need to practice the use of technology if we want our teachers to utilize it in their classroom. This course will provide current or aspiring school leaders experience utilizing Google products to organize, collect, analyze, and share information. Reflective practices for growth beyond the course are included.

Instructor: Dave Binkley, M.A.Ed., Buckeye Local Schools, Baldwin Wallace University

Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26.


EDU-565-PD6: Understanding and Teaching Gifted Learners

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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Course Description: Starting with a brief overview of gifted education, this course will examine the characteristics of gifted learners and will provide resources and opportunities for meeting their social, emotional, and academic needs through the design of appropriate curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Instructor: Cathy Drescher, J.D., M.A.Ed., North Royalton City Schools

* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26.


EDU-565-PD7: Fostering The Innovative Mindset

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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Course Description: This workshop will give educators the opportunity to learn and practice infusion of innovation into existing curriculum. According to the Center for Innovation & Growth, being innovative is about creating a new path whether it is a new idea, a new way of doing something, or a new way of thinking, . Students that develop the innovative mindset tend to be more curious, reflective, open-minded, alert, empathetic, and resilient. “Students need to understand the value of innovative thinking and skills as they prepare for careers in a rapidly changing, uncertain world. Innovation is an integral element across all disciplines. At times, students do not see the connection of their disciplinary studies with the value of innovative thinking as an important part of success in their academic pursuits, and as a highly sought asset by employers.” (Sutton, 2017) By the end of the workshop, teachers will have created student-centered activities for observing, questioning, networking, experimenting, and associating that foster the skills of the innovative mindset.

Instructor: Susan Finelli-Genovese, Ed.D., Baldwin Wallace University

* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26.


EDU-565-PD8: A New Paradigm for Data Security & School Survivability

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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Course Description: Equifax, Target, the CIA; all are nationally known security breaches that may have a direct effect on your personal finances. Next, let’s add in your fiduciary responsibility as an educator regarding student information, if there is a similar situation! Does Google Classroom= “OUCH, is that my license on the line?” This course looks at ways to protect your data and that of your students. It will examine behavior changes needed, such as: how to engage staff in best security practices, what Ohio and Federal law requires and ideas on how schools can pay for part of it. We will look to answer: “What is ORC 3319.321? What is Knowbe4? What is a virus vs. phishing? What can I teach my students, or my parents, (or my spouse) to keep our data safe?” “What do you mean I cannot show that video at recess?” “Do security cameras stop criminal behavior?” Fret not, help is here. The goal of the course is to make us all safer digital citizens and to be able to teach it.

Instructor: Jim Marras, M.A.Ed., Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26.


EDU-565-PD9: SAMR Model: Transforming Your Lessons with Technology

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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Course Description: This workshop will provide educators an introduction into the SAMR Model of technology integration and allow practical application into their classroom. Modules 1-4 will each focus on one section of the SAMR Model and Module 5 will provide a summative presentation (utilizing the preference of presentation software and recording) with the goal of having something tangible to share with peers.

Instructor: Dave Binkley, M.A.Ed., Buckeye Local Schools, Baldwin Wallace University

* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26.


EDU-565-PD10: STEAM in the Classroom

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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Course Description: STEAM​ ​is​ ​an​ ​educational​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​learning​ ​that​ ​uses Science,​ ​Technology,​ ​Engineering,​ ​the​ ​Arts​ ​and​ ​Mathematics​ ​as​ ​access​ ​points​ ​for​ guiding​ ​student inquiry,​ ​dialogue,​ ​and​ ​critical​ ​thinking​ ​(Education​ ​Closet,​ ​2016)​.​​ ​This​ ​workshop​ ​will​ ​assist​ ​teachers​ ​with integrating​ ​STEAM​ ​into​ ​their​ ​current​ classroom​ ​setting.​ ​Upon​ ​completion,​ ​students​ ​of​ ​the​ ​workshop​ ​will: understand​ the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​STEAM​ ​in​ ​the​ ​core​ ​classroom​ ​setting,​ ​select​ ​possible​ ​lessons​ to​ ​integrate into​ ​their​ ​classrooms,​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​STEAM​ ​lesson​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​assessment​ ​rubric​ ​for​ ​the​ ​lesson,​ ​implement​ ​a STEAM​ ​lesson​ ​and​ ​reflect​ ​upon​ ​the​ successes/difficulties​ ​of​ ​that​ ​lesson.

Instructor: Jacki Daymut, M.A.Ed., Keystone Local Schools

* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26.


EDU-565-PD11: Coding in the K-5 Classroom

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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Course Description: This workshop is geared to teachers in Grades K-5 who are interested in introducing or integrating coding in the classroom to improve students’ logical thinking skills. Teachers do NOT need to have any background in computer science or coding.

Instructor: Sara Armagno, M.A.Ed., Avon Local School District

* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26.


EDU-565-PD12: Project-Based Learning with Science Standards

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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Course Description: Learn how to fuse multiple-subject areas into design challenges that will bring hands-on learning to your school or classroom. Using your grade level Science standards, you will learn how to group them together to create a well-rounded PBI, (Project-Based Learning) Unit and corresponding rubric that assesses multiple content areas.

Instructor: Allison Kokely, M.A.Ed. (Susan Finelli-Genovese, Ed.D., Baldwin Wallace University)

* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26.


EDU-565-PD13: Integrating Google Apps into the K-12 Curriculum

3 credits  |  $595  |  Online  |  May 14 - June 21
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Course Description: There are a wide variety of free web-based tools provided in the Google Apps for Education Suite that can be integrated into the curriculum to engage students and prepare them for the digital world around them. Learn how these tools promote 21st Century Skills such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and publishing with multimedia.

Instructor: Matt Dunlap


EDU-565-PD14: Integrating iPads into the K-12 Curriculum

3 credits  |  $595  |  Online  |  May 14 - June 21
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Course Description: Learn how iPads and iPad Minis can be integrated into the curriculum to engage students. Find out how these apps promote 21st Century Skills such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and publishing with multimedia as students become actively engaged in their own learning. This course will provide teachers with the training to use educational iPad apps in a variety of subject areas and grade levels with an emphasis placed on teaching higher level thinking skills.

Instructor: Matt Dunlap


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