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HYFLEX COURSES

HyFlex Courses with Holden Forests and Gardens

Tuesday, June 8, Thursday, June 10 and Thursday, June 17, 9 am-11 am

ED 5500 W Using Citizen Science to Elevate Your Instruction

Faculty: Sharon Graper, Director of Education, HF & G

Grade Levels: K-12

1 Graduate Semester Hour

Tuition $100, you must register at the Holden Forests and Gardens site as well for the workshop (LEC discount does not apply to HFG fee of $100) https://holdenarb.org/education/teacherprofessional-development/

This course provides you the option to attend an in person day at the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland on Tuesday, June 15 from 9 am-1 pm.  Holden Arboretum, 9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094. 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 teaching or independent learning. We will read “Exploring A Sense of Place” by Karen Harwell and JoAnna Reynolds and 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. 

“Exploring A Sense of Place” by Karen Harwell and JoAnna Reynolds (ISBN-13 978-0978685102) – required, “A Field Guide to Citizen Science: How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference” by Darlen Cavalier, Catherine Hoffman and Caren Cooper – (ISBN-13 978-1604698473) recommended.

Participants must be available to be online using Google Meet Tuesday, June 8, Thursday, June 10 and Thursday, June 17, 9 am-11 am. Google Classroom will be used for assignments and discussions, but no Google Classroom experience is necessary. Final project is due no later than Tuesday, July 6.

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Tuesday, June 22, Thursday, June 24 and Thursday, July 1, 9 am-11 am

ED 5501 W The Outdoor Classroom Connection Book Study

Faculty: Sharon Graper, Director of Education, HF & G

Grade Levels: K-12

1 Graduate Semester Hour

Tuition $100, you must register at the Holden Forests and Gardens site as well the workshop  (LEC discount does not apply to HFG fee of $100) https://holdenarb.org/education/teacherprofessional-development/

This course provides the option to attend an in person day at the Cleveland Botanical Garden on Tuesday, June 29 from 9 am-1 pm.  Cleveland Botanical Gardens, 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106. Learn about the wonders of nature that are right outside your door no matter where you live. By honing your observation skills, you can teach your students to appreciate the world around them, develop their observation skills, practice inquiry techniques and discover connections between living things. These techniques will be useful in a classroom setting on your school grounds or as an independent learning project at home. We will read “The Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, The Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Environments” by Nathanael Johnson and discuss and develop activities and methods for exploring our own backyards and schoolyards. Holden Forests & Gardens educators will share their expertise and knowledge on how to successfully observe the animals and plants in your neighborhoods, school grounds and how this can complement and support your classroom learning objectives.

“The Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, The Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Environments” by Nathanael Johnson (ISBN 13 9781623363857) required.

Participants must be available to be online using Google Meet Tuesday, June 22, Thursday, 24 and Thursday, July 1st from 9 am-11 am. Google Classroom will be used for assignments and discussions, but no Google Classroom experience is necessary. Final project is due no later than Tuesday, July 20.

 

Feedback from Sharon Graper’s most recent course The ED 5602 W Black Botanists: Building a Legacy in Your Classroom:

“I loved this class. Sharon was great, the content was great, it was a really excellent experience.” Christina V, Spring 2021

“I enjoyed the course, but I really prefer in person classes.  I know that this wasn't an option, and I enjoyed the class nonetheless. Sharon was able to get everyone involved in discussions, and the content was new and original.” Kathleen S, Spring 2021

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HyFlex Personalized Professional Learning Projects

The global pandemic forced changes in teaching and learning. Many educators had to reimagine lesson planning, delivery, assessment, and evaluation to meet the demands of a constantly shifting learning environment. Through the development of a personal professional learning project, with the support and coaching of the course facilitators, you will continue this learning process to dive deeper into unique areas of need that you have identified with time and space for reflection. If you have ever wanted to earn graduate credit for working on a project of your own design, this course is for you. You will have the option to sign up for 1, 2, or 3 semester hours, depending on the time commitment and depth of your project, with flexible starting and ending dates within the course window. After attending a mandatory orientation meeting, you can work on your project as your schedule allows. During optional office hours, you can discuss ideas or receive personalized coaching to address specific questions that you have. Participants will share projects in a small group setting at the end of the course. Project and reflection paper due no later than by Friday, July 2 (first session) or Friday, July 30 (second session).  

Faculty: Tom Hogan and Amy Roediger, Grade Level: K-12

 

Wednesday, June 2-Friday, July 2

ED 5502 W Personalized Professional Learning Project, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, Tuition $230 (15 hours)

ED 5503 W Personalized Professional Learning Project, 2 Graduate Semester Hours, Tuition $460 (30 hours)

ED 5504 W Personalized Professional Learning Project, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, Tuition $515 (45 hours)

 

Orientation Meeting (attend one): Wednesday, June 2, 4:00 pm-4:30 pm or Thursday, June 3, 7:00 pm-7:30 pm

Project Showcase (attend one): Tuesday, June 29, 10:00 am-11:00 am or Wednesday, June 30, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

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Tuesday, June 29-Friday, July 30

ED 5502 W1 Personalized Professional Learning Project, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, Tuition $230 (15 hours)

ED 5503 W1 Personalized Professional Learning Project, 2 Graduate Semester Hours, Tuition $460 (30 hours)

ED 5504 W1 Personalized Professional Learning Project, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, Tuition $515 (45 hours)

Orientation Meeting (attend one): Tuesday, June 29, 11:00 am-11:30 am or Wednesday, June 30, 3:30 pm-4:00 pm

Project Showcase (attend one): Tuesday, July 27, 10:00 am-11:00 am or Wednesday, July 28, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm