This 15 hour self-paced online course consists of 3 biographical modules: Anne Hutchinson, Benedict Arnold, and John Brown
1. Identify key events in the lives of Anne Hutchinson, Benedict Arnold, and John Brown, that marked them as both scoundrels and heroes.
2. Explain how meanings ascribed to the actions of these historical figures – fluctuated as historical perspective shifted with the passage of time.
3. Identify methodologies for teaching students how to analyze primary historical documents, role play dramatic historical events and access internet resources.
4. Identify teaching resources available online and in print for each of the historical figures.
This course will provide a basic understanding of design applications for a studio class in a two-dimensional design format.
Concepts will be applied in relation to the arts through in-depth readings and studio works of art.
The content of this SEL course is appropriate for all teachers in all subjects and at all grade levels but also meets the 15 hour content area licensure requirements for Physical Education and Health Education teachers.
Research indicates that to improve student success, teachers should provide a classroom environment that supports the Social Emotional Learning needs of their students. This course addresses SEL needs by providing teachers with short, simple mindfulness-based self care skills to personally practice and share with their students at any grade level in order to release stress, build focus, enhance self-regulation, and support social, emotional, and physical health.
The assignments will consist of readings, videos, audios, Self Care Breathing Breaks, Self Care Movement Breaks, and Mindfulness Activities which participants will be asked to integrate into their life and into their teachings through Mindful Living Practices and Mindful Teaching Practices.
Online Learning Best Practice Pedagogy in Secondary Classrooms is designed to provide participants with online learning best practice pedagogy in the areas of student engagement, student rigor, differentiated instruction, and student assessment. It is a self-paced online webinar focusing on the secondary level.
In this webinar, participants must complete the learning assessment at the end of each module with an 80% or better. Participants must also complete a culminating learning assessment by applying the webinar learning through the creation of a lesson plan which includes at least one instructional strategy and an online tool for implementation from the webinar for each area; engagement, rigor, differentiated instruction, and assessment.
The web is one of the most prevalent platforms for communication in this technological age--which means it is also one of the most prevalent means for scammers to use. As a result, students should become more than just familiar with the web. Web development is one way students can learn the ins and outs of this communications platform, and how to protect themselves. Computing and Society, Computing Systems, and Computational Thinking are three strands of the Massachusetts DLCS standards encompassing the technologies of the web.
With this 15 hour self-paced course, teachers will explore benefits and dangers of distributed networks (for deploying web technologies), the (mis)use and storage of personally identifiable information (PII), and the furthering societal impacts and stressors facing the web today. Development for the world wide web can be the lens teachers use to provide focus for their students.
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