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Lear Workshops

Graduate Workshops

Workshop Offerings for Spring Courses 2022 

New Online Spring Courses Beginning Jan. 9th Posted Below!

Please send a 500.00 payment and completed registration form to the mailing address on the Registration Forms page.


Please join us at our next workshop!

Online Registrations:

The online registration forms can be found on the "Registration Forms/Zoom" You can send the completed registration form to [email protected]  Each course requires a code for Schoology. Once I receive your registration for the course, I will email you the code to get started.



Zoom Sessions:


Registrations and payment must be received no later than 7 days after the start date of the workshop. If payment is not received after 7 days, you will not receive credit for the class. Due to the delays in the U.S. Postal Service, I recommend emailing the registration form to:

[email protected]

Reminders:

1. All forms must be signed and dated at the bottom


2. The form cannot be altered in any way. If the form is altered, Muskingum will not accept it.


Requirements for Zoom Courses:

Access Zoom from a stationery location with a live picture online at all times

Avoid doing other work such as grading papers, using cell phones, and other behaviors that will distract from a learning environment.  

Attendance and participation at all sessions are mandatory. 

 If the above-mentioned requirements are not met, students will not receive credit from Muskingum University.




Online Courses:

Improving Discourse with Students, Colleagues, and Administrators

This course is designed to improve relationships through communication skills that decrease stress and increase success. Based on the book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, & Sheila Heen, this course will focus on interpreting what is said in conversations, managing emotions, and staying balanced and focused despite how the other person responds.

As educators, we are often involved in "difficult" conversations with students, parents, colleagues, or administrators. This course offers practical strategies to ensure all parties involved will resolve issues in an amicable manner.

*book required​

Dates:

Week 1 January 9th

Week 2 January 16th

Week 3 January 23rd

Week 4 January 30

Week 5 February 6th.  2022 Final Project Due

Creating Cultures of Thinking

This online course is examines Ron Ritchhart's book, Creating Cultures of Thinking: 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools. It is designed to help teachers facilitate an environment where student develop critical thinking skill, listening skills, and questioning techniques that will shape meaningful learning.

I have structured the course to include weekly assignments and a final project due at the end of the course. Now, you can receive graduate credit from the convenience of your own home.

This course is set up through Schoology and all assignments will be submitted online. The required book for this is:

Creating Cultures of Thinking: 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools.

The book can be purchased through Barnes and Noble or Amazon. Once you send in a 50.00 deposit, I will send you:

a registration form from the University

When the balance of 450.00 is paid, I will send your the course code that will enable you to start the course. You will receive a transcript and receipt from Muskingum University.

*book required

Dates:

Week 1 January 9th

Week 2 January 16th

Week 3 January 23rd

Week 4 January 30

Week 5 February 6th. 2022 Final Project Due





Teacher's Toolbox

Course Description

Dates:

Week 1 January 9th

Week 2 January 16th

Week 3 January 23rd

Week 4 January 30

Week 5 February 6th. 2022 Final Project Due

Course Description

This course offers teachers a variety of topics to research and refine their skills to help motivate, engage, and increase student achievement. This course is designed to allow flexibility for teachers to choose a topic they wish to research, develop activities for the classroom, devise strategies to improve their teaching toolbox, and obtain content-related knowledge that will make a difference in their classrooms, based on their own areas they deem in need of improvement.

 * Choose from a list of selected topics or submit their own proposal, subject to approval

* Devise a list of resources that will be helpful in their research

* Spend a minimum of 40 hours, researching and creating useful techniques and strategies to implement into their own classroom

* Show evidence of collaboration with colleagues

* Contact the instructor at minimum of once per week to share progress via email and submit a time log with the portfolio

* Submit a final portfolio of the their research findings including all activities created by the teacher, and a final paper explaining how the strategies and techniques presented will have a significant impact in the classroom, both for teacher and student.

* Submit all work to [email protected]

Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management

Course Description

This course offers teachers a variety of practical strategies to create a cooperative and respectful classroom environment. Studies indicate that encouraging good behavior and discouraging misbehavior by offering rewards and punishments has very few benefits and rarely changes behavior. When teachers empower students to address and correct misbehavior, it has a lasting impact. Topics included in this online course are: restorative practices, structures that support restorative practices, creating a mindset for restorative practices, and concrete examples for all grade levels that bring out the best in all students.

Dates:

Week 1 January 9th

Week 2 January 16th

Week 3 January 23rd

Week 4 January 30

Week 5 February 6th. 2022 Final Project Due

 


*book required

This course is set up through Schoology and all assignments will be submitted online. The required book for this is:Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, & Nancy Frey

Making Thinking Visible

Course Description

This online​ course examines Ron Ritchhart’s book, Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for ALL Learners. It is designed to help teachers create an environment that increases engagement, understanding of content, and independence. Teachers will learn research-bases solutions to help increase student achievement. The strategies show how thinking can become visible to all grade levels and all content areas. Once these strategies become “routines” in the classroom, students will become engaged in the learning process. 

 Book Required

Dates:

Week 1 January 9th

Week 2 January 16th

Week 3 January 23rd

Week 4 January 30

Week 5 February 6th. 2022 Final Project Due​



Balance with Blended Learning in the Classroom

Course Description

This research-based workshop examines the strategies on how to teach and learn more efficiently with a blended learning approach. This course offers insight on how teachers and students can reimagine teaching and learning. Topics to be discussed are: problems with traditional grades, embracing a partnership model with blended learning, flipped learning using videos for instruction, goal setting, benefits of using the station rotation model and designing authentic assessments that motivate and engage learners. The goal is to offer practical strategies for face-to-face and remote learning settings.

*Book Required 

Balance with Blended Learning: Partner with Your Students to Reimagine Learning and Reclaim Your Life

Dates:

Week 1 January 9th

Week 2 January 16th

Week 3 January 23rd

Week 4 January 30

Week 5 February 6th. 2022 Final Project Due

SPRING COURSES

ALL NEW

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 What Great Teachers Do Differently

ZOOM

EDUC-580-

Dates:

January 8th, 9th, 15th, & 16th, 2022  (8:30-11:30)

Course Description: 

  • This experiential workshop focuses on what great teachers do differently in the classroom and school setting. The course focuses on the beliefs, behaviors, and strategies that set great teachers apart and is appropriate for educators at any level of teaching. Building student relationships is important but building relationships alone, is not enough. Focusing on consistency, creating an engaging student learning atmosphere, and improving classroom management issues can impact student learning in a positive manner.

Location:

Zoom

                       *******NEW*******

​Reducing Anxiety & Managing Stress in the Classroom

ZOOM

Dates:

February 12th, 13th, 26th, & 27th,  2022 (8:30-11:30 Zoom)

Course Description:

 ​This alternative format class is designed to help participants consider the growing population of students who experience anxiety and stress in the school setting. The first half of the course is designed to examine and identify what characteristics define students who experience stress and anxiety. The second half of the course uses an experiential approach to developing strategies to better serve the increasing number of students who experience high levels of stress. Topics include: monitoring student needs, enhancing student interest in content, transforming the classroom climate, increasing engagement and retention, reducing anxiety and stress for those learning in person or remotely.

Topics Include: 

Monitoring and identifying student needs

Identifying anxiety and stress in students

Examining life experiences and how they impact learning

Understanding the impact that the pandemic has had on school systems

Increasing engagement and retention while decreasing anxiety and stress




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******NEW******

Teaching Resilience

ZOOM

EDUC-580-

Dates: 

 March 12th, 13th, 26th, & 27th,   2022 (8:30-11:30)

Location:

ZOOM

Course Description:

This alternative format class is designed to help participants learn various strategies to help students become resilient. These strategies focus on helping students become self-aware, compassionate, and self-regulating inside and outside of the classroom. The course addresses the need to teach resilience in the classroom using a practical guide to help students approach situations and achieve the best possible outcome. The benefits of teaching resilience in school is that students will learn healthy coping strategies that will enable them to thrive in school and life beyond.


Location:

ZOOM

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Focus on the Framework OTES 2.0, Part 2

(There is no prequisite for this course)

Location:

ZOOM

EDUC-580-

Dates:

April 9th, 10th, 23rd, & 24th, 2022 (8:30-11:30)

Course Description: 

This experientially oriented workshop examines the new OTES 2.0 rubric and offers practical and specific strategies to use in the classroom. Additionally, classroom examples all content levels will be given for each area of the rubric. Topics include: OTES 2.0 rubric, changes with the new rubric, creating project-based learning, gathering evidence to show performance, analyzing of current strategies and activities used in the classroom, and how to set up an OTES evidence binder.


Location:



Location: 

ZOOM


Dates:


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Dates:


Course Description: 


Location:

 Zoom