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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 total). The rest of the course is student led, with faculty support, completed at your own pace and completed in 2 weeks*(except ED 5607 W).

These courses require 7 participants to run, register promptly!

October 6-October 20


ED 5600 W Growth Mindset: Preparing for Social Emotional Learning canceled.


5601 W The Outdoor Classroom Connection Book Study, Faculty: Sharon Graper, Grade Levels: K-12, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, Tuition: $100, (You must also register for the workshop itself $100 at Holden Forests & Gardens).

By honing observation skills, participants can teach students to appreciate the world around them, develop their own skills, practice inquiry techniques and discover connections between living things. These techniques will be useful in a remote learning situation or when participants are in school exploring your school grounds. We will read The Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, The Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Environments by Nathanael Johnson (ISBN-# 9781623363857). Holden Forests & Gardens educators will share their expertise and how this can complement and support your classroom learning objectives. You must be available to be online using Google Meet Tuesday, October 6, Thursday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 13, all 6-8 pm. Google Classroom will be used for assignments and discussions, but no Google Classroom experience is necessary. Please purchase the book prior to class. The rest of the course is at your own pace and completed in 2 weeks.
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October 9-23


ED 5602 W Embracing Racial Diversity to Create Inclusive Classrooms, canceled

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October 16-30

ED 5603 W Google It Too! Using Google Apps to Maximize Digital Learning canceled

ED 5604 W What is The Science of Reading?, Faculty: Dr. Kelly Moran, Grade Levels: PreK-12, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, Tuition: $230 will now run asynchronously

Interested in learning what cognitive scientists have discovered about the reading brain? This course will explore the wide spreading interest in the science of reading (SOR) instruction. Uncover the importance of explicit phonics instruction, developing content knowledge, and exposing readers to grade level text play in developing strong and successful readers. Course activities include reviewing ODE’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, digitally engaging with cognitive scientists, and reconstructing a model of the Simple View of Reading. Join us for a fascinating journey into brain based research, learn where to find evidence based curriculum aligned to the state’s literacy plan, and interact with others in SOR social media groups. You must be available to be online using Zoom Friday, October 16, 6-8 pm and Saturday, October 17, 9 am-1 pm. The rest of the course is completed at your own pace and completed in 2 weeks.
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October 23-November 6

ED 5605 W The Best of Phonics in Motion canceled.

ED 5606 W Successful Technology Integration to Make Your Lessons Work in Any Setting, canceled.
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October 30-November 27

ED 5607 W Google Certified Educator - Level 1*, Faculty: Sarah Rivera, Grades: PK-12, 2 Graduate Semester Hours, Tuition: $460

In this 2 semester hour course, we will learn and practice skills using Google Applications for Education to prepare for taking the Google Certified Educator Level 1 test. Study guides and example problems will be supplied, and the course will culminate taking the test. This class is geared towards students with a working knowledge of Google Applications for Education. Suggested pre-requisite is Google It!, Google It Too! or Let’s Get Googling courses. If you plan to take the Google Certified Educator exam ($10) you will need to pre-register for the test. Specific instructions will be provided once the course begins. You must be available to be online using Zoom Friday, October 30, 6-8 pm, Saturday, October 31, 9 am-1 pm and Saturday, November 7, 9 am-1 pm. The rest of the course is completed at your own pace and completed in 4 weeks.
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November 10-24

ED 5608 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 Tuesday, November 10, Thursday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 17 from 6-8 pm. The rest of the course is completed at your own pace and completed in 2 weeks.

ED 5609 W Using Citizen Science to Elevate Your Instruction, Faculty: Sharon Graper, Grade Levels: K-12, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, Tuition: $100 (You must also register for the workshop itself $100 at Holden Forests & Gardens).

Citizen Science Projects are becoming even more popular. They are the perfect way to encourage curiosity and engagement with the natural world and help students develop and reconnect with their own sense of place. Citizen Science projects provide authentic inquiry-driven questions for students to answer through the scientific process. They allow students to take ownership of their data, share their results and engage in science. These types of activities lend themselves perfectly to in class or remote teaching so they will be useful no matter what the school year holds. We will read Exploring a Sense of Place by Karen Harwell and JoAnna Reynolds (ISBN# 978-0978685102). We will discuss the importance of place and Citizen Science Projects for promoting engagement in students. Holden Forests & Gardens educators will share their expertise and knowledge on how to successfully implement Citizen Science Projects utilizing neighborhoods and school yards and how this can complement and support your classroom learning objectives. You must be available to be online on using Google Meet Tuesday, November 10, Thursday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 17 from 6-8 pm. Google Classroom will be used for assignments and discussions, but no Google Classroom experience is necessary. The book is available online for free. The rest of the course is at your own pace and completed in 2 weeks.