HYBRID COURSES BY DEFINITION ARE A BLEND OF BOTH SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE AND ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE WORK.
It is critical for all ED 560x W courses that you use a personal gmail account NOT your school email to join the class Zoom/Google Meet session.
Each course has a specific hours you must be online with your faculty live (6 hours minimum total). The rest of the course is independent, with faculty support, completed at your own pace in 2 weeks.
These courses require 7 participants to run, PLEASE register promptly!
Friday, Jan 22-Friday, Feb 5
ED 5600 W Increasing Student Engagement Using Technology | Faculty: Sarah Rivera | Grade Levels: K-12 | 1 Graduate Semester Hour | Tuition $230
Are you looking for ways to add a “WOW”! factor in your Classroom. Did you know that this generation of students has never gone without using or being exposed to technology? In this course, we will discover and explore innovative ways to increase student comprehension and engagement using technology that is compatible with any platform. You will be able to use the technology to assess students, gather data, and provide instant feedback, all while keeping students engaged! By the end of the class, you will have a “toolbox of technology” ready to implement in your classroom! Learn about: Problem Attic, ActivelyLearn, EdPuzzle, Flipgrid, Edulastic, Quizizz, Nearpod and Peergrade. You must be available to be online using Zoom Friday, January 22, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm and Saturday, January 23, 9:00 am-12 noon. You will have access to Sarah and complete various asynchronous activities during the remaining 2 weeks at your own pace. Your final project is due no later than Saturday, February 20.
Friday, Feb 5-Friday, Feb 19
ED 5601 W The Best of Phonics in Motion | Faculty: Sally Maher | Grade Levels: PreK-3 and Remedial Readers | 1 Graduate Semester Hour | Tuition: $230
This course will offer an overview of the four components of Phonics in Motion (KMP’s, Reading and Writing Monster, Language Calendar, and Vowel House). Theory, research and practice will be provided for each component. Participants will be engaged in hands-on practice in all areas of the program. Through Zoom, instructors will demonstrate the KMP’s, use of the Vowel House, and model writing entries on the Language Calendar. Additionally, participants will explore the website with guidance to discover all the support included within. Suggestions will be provided on ways to support parents if schools go to remote learning. Participants will also develop an understanding on how to integrate the components into the demands of Ohio’s Learning Standards. Required resource: PIM is a copyrighted method of teaching literacy. A 1 year license to teach Phonics in Motion© is required for $99 (60% LEC discount). This provides you with lesson plans, resources, videos of every KMP ™, and on-demand online training. This fee is in addition to the tuition. You will be contacted by PIM staff to purchase the license. You must be available to be online using Zoom Friday, February 5, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm and Saturday, February 6, 9:00 am-1:00 pm. You will have access to Sally and complete various asynchronous activities during the 2 weeks at your own pace. Your final project is due no later than Saturday, March 6.
Friday, Feb 19-Friday, March 5
ED 5602 W Black Botanists: Building a Legacy in Your Classroom | Faculty: Sharon Graper | Grade Levels: K-12 | 1 Graduate Semester Hour $100 (you must also register for workshop itself $100 at Holden Forests & Gardens.
Diversity is an important concept in the natural world and in the scientific field. Learn how to incorporate the Growing Black Roots: The Black Botanical Legacy lecture series developed by Holden Forests & Gardens and Black Botanist Week Committee into your classroom to address topics in science, social studies, diversity, careers and environmental justice. The free resources in this project support teachers in incorporating the lecture series into their classroom curriculums. There is a set of unique activities that correspond to each lecture. The activities are targeted at middle/ high school and are to be used after the lectures are viewed. They are interdisciplinary in nature with science, social studies, math, language arts and career connections. The activities are divided into three sections, Comprehend and Connect, To Do, and Follow Up. This variety of options allow you to tailor your connection to the lectures in the way that best enables you to meet your goals and objectives. You must be available to be online using Google Meet Tuesday, February 23, 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, February 25, 6:00-8:00 pm and Tuesday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 pm. You will have access to Sharon and complete various asynchronous activities in Google Classroom during the 2 weeks at your own pace. No Google Classroom experience is necessary. Your final project is due no later than Saturday, March 20.
Friday, March 5-Friday, March 19
ED 5603 W Embracing Racial Diversity to Create Inclusive Classrooms | NEW | Faculty: Charesha Barrett | Grade Levels: PK-12 | 1 Graduate Semester Hour | Tuition: $230
Today’s current events are forcing us to face our country’s turbulent past and history of racism. During this interactive online course, educators will learn about the historical foundations of race, become aware of their biases, and gain strategies to facilitate tough conversations. In addition, they will develop the tools to incorporate diverse perspectives and equitable practices to create inclusive learning environments for all students. Participants will complete a standard-based project, and develop a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan. You must be available to be online using Zoom Friday, March 5, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm and Saturday, March 6, 9:00 am-12 noon. You will have access to Charesha and complete various asynchronous activities during the 2 weeks at your own pace. Your final project is due no later than Saturday, April 3.
Friday, March 19-Friday, April 2
ED 5604 W Google It Too! Using
Google Apps to Maximize Digital Learning | Faculty: Amy Roediger | Grade Level: PreK-12 | 1 Graduate Semester Hour | Tuition: $230
Required prerequisite: Google It!, Let’s Get Googling ED 5719 or comparable content.
Now that you are using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings, come and explore some alternative uses of each of these to supercharge in-person, hybrid, or remote learning. We will also examine some of the other Google Apps like Meet, Classroom, Calendar, and more. Participants will maximize the functions Google Apps by including add-ons and Chrome extensions. We will also check out web tools that play nicely with the Google Apps and help teachers create a seamless blended learning environment. By the end of the class, participants will create lessons to use in the classroom or in the spirit of Google’s 20% time, and work on a project they design to increase use of Google Apps in their educational settings. You must be available to be online using Google Meet Friday, March 19, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm and Saturday, March 20, 9:00 am-12 noon. You will have access to Amy and complete various asynchronous activities during the 2 weeks at your own pace. Your final project is due no later than Saturday, April 17.
Friday, April 9-Friday, April 23
ED 5605 W Teaching the Holocaust Using Digital Tools | Faculty: Dr. Greg Rothwell | Grade Levels: 6-12 | 1 Graduate Semester Hour | Tuition $230
This course will prepare the learner for a deep understanding of one of the world’s darkest atrocities. An emphasis will be placed on discovering digital resources dealing with the history of the Holocaust, prejudice, genocide and understanding human ignorance which led to the death of millions of European Jews. The goal of this course is to develop a teacher with a greater tolerance and acceptance of other races and cultures, as well as the ability to address sensitive topics using 21st Century instructional technologies. The culminating activity will feature a unit plan, incorporating the primary and secondary sources, as well as other digital tools discovered during this session. You must be available to be online using Zoom Friday, April 9, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am-12 noon. You will have access to Greg and complete various asynchronous activities during the two weeks at your own pace. Your final project is due no later than Saturday, May 8.
Friday, April 23-Friday, May 7
ED 5606 W Growth Mindset: Preparing for Social Emotional Learning | Faculty: Melissa Solema | Grade Levels: PK-12 | 1 Graduate Semester Hour | Tuition: $230
Thinking about how to prepare for Ohio’s Social Emotional Learning Standards? Want students to accept new challenges, take failures in stride, and become self-motivated in face-to-face, hybrid or remote learning classroom settings? By learning the difference between a fixed and growth mindset, teachers and students can set the tone for learning by embracing challenges and persisting in the face of setbacks. Discover how to engage students in challenging work that celebrates mistakes and encourages hard work. Focus on strategies and skills that build better work habits, resilience, and dedication in the classroom. In this hybrid course, using Zoom and Schoology, participants will develop self-awareness and understanding of a growth mindset in a collaborative setting. Course activities will focus on building and creating a collection of strategies and activities aligned with Ohio’s Social Emotional Learning Standards to support teachers, parents and students, ready for use in the face-to-face or virtual classroom. You must be available to be online using Zoom Friday, April 23, 6:00-8:00 pm, Saturday, April 24, 9:00 am-11:00 am and Thursday, May 6, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. You will have access to Melissa and complete various asynchronous activities during the 2 weeks at your own pace. Your final project is due no later than Saturday, May 22.