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For more than 30 years, Trinity has offered practical, professional development courses for education professionals seeking to maintain certification requirements.  We now offer these same courses in an online format!  Students can participate anytime of night or day from anywhere that they have access to the internet.

 

Course Expectations

In order to have a successful learning experience, students will need to be prepared for the following aspects of online education:

  • Have online access at least three times a week for the following educational activities:
    • Read/Review instructional content
    • Participate in online discussion forum/ chat
    • Reflect and respond to peer comments to facilitate a virtual classroom discussion
  • View online videos/articles and be able to download documents, files (such as podcasts), and/or spreadsheets to review.
  • Submit written reflections to instructor (assignments and/or journals)
  • Contribute AND respond to weekly online discussion forum (your reflection as well as your response to other students’ reflections, required weekly).
  • Participate in online group collaboration through chat rooms and/or group forums.
  • Take online quizzes or tests.
  • Submit papers, power points, lesson plans, and/or unit that all students can review; be able to attach/upload assignments similar to email.
  • Review peer discussion points, presentations and provide feedback.

All courses are conducted through Moodle, Trinity’s Online Learning interface, similar to Blackboard. Students will sign into Moodle by clicking on the orange “m”  in the tool bar at the top of the page.

The following courses will be offered in Summer 2017:

Session 1 Session 7
 8 Weeks  8 Weeks
May 22 – July 16, 2017      July 24 – September 17, 2017
  • Economics



Administration

EDU 597A  Supervision and Professional Development in a K-12 Setting  This course will focus on instruction paradigms and clinical supervision techniques.  Strategies for supervision methods will be modeled to include professional communication skills in convening parent meetings as well as evaluating teacher performance, creating improvement plans and developing professional learning communities.   Participants will develop and present a plan to apply methodology of real life scenarios. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

EDU 680A Leadership for the 21st Century  This course explores the critical issues in school leadership for the 21st century. This class focuses on leadership skills; technology for teachers, students and administrators; alternative methods of student assessment; demographics of future population; and parent/community expectations. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

EDU 790A  Organization and Leadership of Schools through Administration  This course will define the many aspects of an administrator’s influence and impact on a school environment. Participants will examine how factors of teacher assessment and development, academic advancement, as well as how school and community outreach play a part in a school’s overall success. Students will develop strategic planning skills to evaluate the organization of a school community’s relationships and responsibilities and how they correlate with pupil achievement. Participants will explore the role of staff professional development. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

EDU 856A Legal Issues in Education  This course highlights major legal issues affecting teachers and administrators. Emphasis is placed upon legal issues such as negligence, desegregation, rights and responsibilities of teachers, academic freedom, students’ rights, and school attendance. This class is highly interactive with discussions, simulations, and case studies. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

EDU 945 Curriculum Development  This course introduces students to the principles of curriculum theory and development. Attention is given to current practices and curriculum reform movements. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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 Assessment

EDU 700D Introduction to Performance-Based Instruction/ Assessment This course focuses on current research and practice in performance-based instruction and assessment. Participants will examine practices that support the development of students’ abilities to apply knowledge, skill and understanding in a real-world content. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

EDU 734B Assessment for Reading Instruction  This class is designed to familiarize teachers with current state and local classroom assessment data. Students will learn how to select appropriate reading assessment instruments, observe and record data, analyze test scores and performance, interpret data, and outline accommodations and plans for remediation. Students will practice making educational decisions based upon data provided by local and/or state assessments and communicate assessment results. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

EDU 882 Educational Assessment of Learning Disabled Students This course stresses norm- and criterion-referenced diagnostic techniques with attention given to informal probing and diagnostic teaching strategies. A review of basic measurement concepts is provided. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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Classroom Management

EDU 930A Classroom Management and Discipline  This course incorporates research findings into the development of effective classroom management methods. Specific procedures are explored to maximize the efficiency of the teacher to instruct and motivate students. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

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Curriculum Development

EDU 945 Curriculum Development  This course introduces students to the principles of curriculum theory and development. Attention is given to current practices and curriculum reform movements. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

EDU 684E Curriculum and Instruction Methods: Elementary This course introduces methods of teaching in elementary schools to promote student learning.  Focus will be placed on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, assessment, and differentiation to increase student performance.  Participants will explore how the classroom environment and school setting impacts active learning.  Diverse student populations and professional collaboration will also be discussed. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

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Early Childhood Education

EDU 759A Teaching Reading in Early Childhood This course stress developmentally appropriate practices specific to any early childhood education setting. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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Economics

EDU 911E Fundamental Economics  This course will introduce students to economic fundamentals and theories. Students will use economic and mathematical models to analyze the driving forces behind the way in which an economy works. Emphasis will be placed on consumer and producer choice, market structure, resource allocation, the role of the private firm and the role of the government. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

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Educational Psychology

EDU 931 Teaching and Learning Principles  This course reviews theories of learning and styles of teaching from the most traditional to the latest innovations in the field, and how these theories and styles may be applied to the classroom setting. Students will learn techniques to balance classroom management and lesson development. This course will focus on topics of interest for teachers, educational psychologists, and other professionals working with students. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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English as a Second Language

EDU 978W ESL/ESOL Methods and Strategies  This course explores issues of language and culture and expands on home and school variables that promote academic success of LEP students. Second language acquisition theories are discussed as an introduction to ESL/ESOL teaching strategies and activities. A variety of techniques are presented according to the different learning styles and levels of English proficiency. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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Human Growth and Development

EDU 589H Human Growth and Development: Secondary This course examines the physical, cognitive, and social emotional aspects of adolescence from a developmental point of view. Theory and research of child development are explored and applied in practice sessions as possible solutions to unique challenges. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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Law & Education

EDU 856A Legal Issues in Education  This course highlights major legal issues affecting teachers and administrators. Emphasis is placed upon legal issues such as negligence, desegregation, rights and responsibilities of teachers, academic freedom, students’ rights, and school attendance. This class is highly interactive with discussions, simulations, and case studies. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

EDU 887 Legal Issues in Special Education This course identifies issues of concern in special education. Participants will research and analyze pertinent legal decisions and the implications of educational policy. This class will be highly interactive with discussion, simulations, and case studies.Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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Leadership

EDU 680A Leadership for the 21st Century This course explores the critical issues in school leadership for the 21st century. This class focuses on leadership skills; technology for teachers, students and administrators; alternative methods of student assessment; demographics of future population; and parent/community expectations. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

EDU 790A Organization and Leadership of Schools through Administration This course will define the many aspects of an administrator’s influence and impact on a school environment. Participants will examine how factors of teacher assessment and development, academic advancement, as well as how school and community outreach play a part in a school’s overall success. Students will develop strategic planning skills to evaluate the organization of a school community’s relationships and responsibilities and how they correlate with pupil achievement. Participants will explore the role of staff professional development. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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Mathematics

MAED 523 Calculus Concepts for the Classroom  This course reviews the mathematical concepts and techniques required for success in understanding calculus. The use of available technology creates a hands-on laboratory approach for solving real-life calculus applications and problems. This class is appropriate for those interested in either teaching or learning calculus at any grade level. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

MAED 525 Algebra for Teachers, K-6  This course focuses on the fundamental aspects of algebra. A variety of problems and activities bridge the concepts of arithmetic to the properties of algebra. In the course, participants use available technology in a hands-on laboratory for exploring realistic and interesting situations in algebra. Current developments in the NCTM Standards are highlighted, offering new materials and technology to enhance elementary algebra instruction. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

MAED 538M History of Mathematics In this course a wide variety of experiences enable participants to explore the exciting and rich history of mathematics. A range of diverse cultural influences on the origin and development of mathematics will be highlighted. This course is appropriate for those interested in learning mathematics or teaching mathematics in grades K-12. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

MAED 556 Discrete Math for Teachers, K-6 This course focuses on developing a rich understanding of the discrete mathematics topics common to the elementary curriculum. Course topics include various concepts of arithmetic such as counting techniques, place, value, number operations, and patterns. Current development in the NCTM Standards are highlighted offering new materials and technology to enhance elementary discrete mathematics instruction. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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Methods

EDU 684E Curriculum and Instruction Methods: Elementary This course introduces methods of teaching in elementary schools to promote student learning. Focus will be on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, assessment, and differentiation to increase student performance. Participants will explore how the classroom environment and school setting impacts active learning. Diverse student populations and professional collaboration will be discussed. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

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Reading/Language Arts

EDU 526A Children’s Literature/Materials for Reading This course in children’s literature (K-6) focuses on the specific criteria and tools to use in evaluating and selecting books for children, both from the viewpoint of what constitutes good literature and for the specific needs of children. The integration of books to be read purely for enjoyment is emphasized. Initiation of book discussions in the classroom is stressed as one of the most important aspects in developing an appreciation and love in young children for books and reading. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

EDU 530B Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content: Secondary, Part I This course focuses on the needs of secondary school teachers as they relate to content area reading and writing. Attention is given to the assessment of student reading, cognitive strategies in reading, incorporating reading skills through student-centered instruction, and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for reading. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

EDU 533C Understanding the Common Core State Standards in Reading, K-12  This course is designed to explore the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts, K-12 and the key instructional shifts for meeting the demands of those standards. A particular emphasis on unpacking and incorporating the standards into the Reading/English Language Arts classroom is provided. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

EDU 666 Process and Acquisition of Reading  This course studies current research in language development, phonics, and phonemic awareness. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental skills of reading. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

EDU 682 Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Area: Secondary, Part II This course expands on the content of EDU 530B. Topics include broadening the reading process, development, and knowledge, with special focus on reading skills and instruction. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

EDU 704B Instruction of Reading  This course shows students how to use a balanced program of graphophonics, semantics, and syntax in teaching reading. Teachers learn to screen their classes for critical early reading deficiencies. The course identifies several underlying language skills important for reading development including awareness of the speech sounds in words, knowledge of letter, forms and names, the links between sounds and letters, and the ability to apply these to sounding words out. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

EDU 734B Assessment for Reading Instruction  This course is designed to familiarize teachers with current state and local classroom assessment data. Students will learn how to select appropriate reading assessment instruments, observe and record data, analyze test scores and performance, interpret data and outline accommodations and plans for remediation. Students will practice making educational decisions based upon data provided by local and/or state assessments and communicate assessment results. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

EDU 759A Teaching Reading in Early Childhood This course stress developmentally appropriate practices specific to any early childhood education setting. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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Science

ENV 724 Earth Science for Teachers, K-6 This course examines the three major interacting components of the earth’s ecosystem: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the geosphere. New event-based science modules are examined. Units on earthquakes, hurricanes, and oceanography are also presented. A variety of hands-on activities for successfully integrating earth science, mathematics, and new technologies into the K-6 curriculum are covered. Participants will learn to identify and integrate education technology resources in Earth science.
Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

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Special Education

EDU 881A Behavior Management for Special Needs Students This course provides an overview of emotional and behavioral problems that children and youth may experience. Psycho-social factors related to these problems will be explored using case studies, film, and current issues. Strategies to respond to these concerns will be presented through role play, behavioral rehearsal and small group problem-solving. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

EDU 882 Educational Assessment of Learning Disabled Students This course stresses norm- and criterion-referenced diagnostic techniques with attention given to informal probing and diagnostic teaching strategies. A review of basic measurement concepts is provided. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

EDU 893S Introduction to Special Education This course examines federal and state laws of special education, handicapped conditions, recognizing handicapped conditions, and referral and support systems.  This course introduces the special education child from the gifted to the severely/profoundly disabled. Attention will be directed toward legislation and core issues that currently influences the field of special education.  Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

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Supervision

EDU 597A Supervision and Professional Development in a K-12 Setting This course will focus on instruction paradigms and clinical supervision techniques.  Strategies for supervision methods will be modeled to include professional communication skills in convening parent meetings as well as evaluating teacher performance, creating improvement plans and developing professional learning communities.   Participants will develop and present a plan to apply methodology of real life scenarios. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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Technology

EDU 553L Teaching the 21st Century Learner This course focuses on the strategies and knowledge crucial to designing instruction that is meaningful for students in the ever-evolving Digital Age. It will investigate the difference in 21st Century experiences, goals and expectation and their impact on student learning. It will emphasize ways to motivate and engage learners with today’s perspectives. Topics will include authentic assessment, project-based classrooms and job/life skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, collaborative learning, and global awareness. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

EDU 605W Web Based Instruction in the Classroom This course focuses on the marriage of current curriculum and the Internet. Many websites are available for us but finding the right use for the them to enhance what you are teaching is often the challenge. It will concentrate on technology and state standards as well as seamless integration of computer based lesson and your daily lessons. Offered Online July 24 – September 17, 2017

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Writing

EDU 540B Methods of Teaching Writing in the Content Area This course addresses the importance of incorporating writing education into all content areas.  Participants will use writing techniques to implement content and evaluate written work relevant to their grade level and subject.  Methods and strategies to reach all learning styles will be discussed. Offered Online May 22 – July 16, 2017

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