Courses for Professional Educators (GEDU), Summer 2014

Course offerings are subject to change with each new summer session. The courses below will be offered during the summer of 2014.

GEDU 50840: Strategies in Real Communication in Your Foreign Language classroom Through Art (1 credit hour)
July 22-24, 2014 - 9:00am-1:00pm
Instructor: Rick Painley, M.Ed., Kent State University

Location: Hiram College, Hinsdale Hall, Room Number 208

As teachers of foreign languages, we desire to have our students embrace the culture. One of the difficult areas to grab and hold students’ attention can be the paintings of the great masters. (It can be challenging for students to connect to artists so far removed from their lives.) However, when we focus on interpretation and communication, we can create an atmosphere designed to produce open-ended discussions and engaging activities, yet, grounded in syntax and grammar. (And they will learn a few facts about history and artistic technique along the way!) In this course participants will experience how to use art in their classrooms in imaginative ways. Through art we will demonstrate how to introduce grammatical ideas, reinforce concepts, and use the interpretive and communicative techniques in a field trip situation.

GEDU 50830: 21st Century Teaching and Learning (1 credit hour)
June 16 & 17, 2014 - 8:00am-3:00pm
Instructor: Charmayne Polen, M.A., Walden University

Location: Trumbull Career & Technical Center (TCTC), Room Number B110
528 Educational Highway, Warren, OH 44484

The new Common Core Standards being adopted by the State of Ohio require students to become proficient in technology and digital literacy as well as become independent, critical-thinkers as they develop 21st Century skills. As a result, teachers must continuously master new technology in order to help build and strengthen these skills within their students and help students to become college and career ready in the process. In this course, participants will learn how to take control of their own professional development through 21st Century approaches to curriculum planning and teaching.  Participants will explore how to incorporate Common Core State Standards by utilizing different aspects of social media, technology and project-based learning into their own curricula and classrooms.  This course is technology based, so participants are asked to bring their own iPad, tablet or laptop during class.

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