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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 2015 in the online format:

Session 2

Weekly participation for 8 weeks

Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

Includes courses in the following subject areas:

Session 4

Weekly participation for 8 weeks

Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

Includes courses in the following subject areas:

 

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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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 Assessment

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.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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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.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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ESOL

EDU 799 Methods of Teaching Writing to LEP Students This course explores efficient methods, strategies, and theories for teaching writing to LEP students, including routine technical writing activities and creative writing. A variety of examples will be presented and modeled from different levels of English proficiency. Students are expected to develop lesson plans using learned methods and strategies of writing.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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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.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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Mathematics

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.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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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.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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Special Education

EDU 561W Methods and Strategies for Inclusion This course explores methodologies and applications concerning issues, concepts, and teaching strategies for including students with disabilities in the regular education program.  Session 2: Jan. 26 – Mar. 22, 2015

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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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).  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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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.  Session 4: Mar. 23 – May 24, 2015

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