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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 Spring 2014 in the online format:

Session 1
8 Weeks
June 2 – July 27, 2014

Session 8
8 Weeks
July 28 – September 14, 2014

Course sectors include:

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.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

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.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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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.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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Curriculum

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.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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Early Childhood Education

EDU 759A Teaching Reading in Early Childhood   This course stresses developmentally appropriate practices specific to any early childhood education setting.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

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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.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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Human Growth & 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.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

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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.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

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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.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

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.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

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 is highlighted offering new materials and technology to enhance elementary discrete mathematics instruction.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

MAED 696 Probability and Statistics This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of probability and statistics. Exciting methods of exploratory data analysis are examined through hands-on applications and projects. Computing technology that allows for graphical representation of statistical data and probability simulation is highlighted. Activities relevant to the NCTM Standards for Inclusion are featured in the K-12 school curriculum. No previous knowledge of statistical analysis is required for participating in this class.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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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.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

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.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

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.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

EDU 682 Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content: 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.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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Science

BIO 520 Biology for Teachers, K-6  This course emphasizes the process of scientific inquiry and discovery in biology for teachers of grades K-6 through a variety of practical hands-on experiments. Current developments in the Science Standards will be highlighted offering new materials and technology to enhance elementary biology instruction. Course topics include classification, cells, life cycles, botany, human anatomy and physiology.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

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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.
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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.
June 2 – July 27, 2014 (Session 1)

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 including the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
July 28 – September 14, 2014 (Session 8)

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