- Computer Problem
Solving (K-12) *All-Level
- Edu 5350 - Instructor: Barbara Khirallah and lab assistant (Online/Independent
Requirements and supporting
materials for this course will be available online.
To assist students in
achieving course requirements, there will be a staffed computer lab
at the University during specified times in June and
July. In order to successfully complete the course, students are
required to arrange a time to present completed webfolios.
This course explores the use of the computer as a tool for learning,
as a guide to communication and research, an organizer in the
presentation of knowledge, and as a mediator in the construction of
knowledge. Students search/explore the internet, evaluate web sites,
create PowerPoint presentations, construct web pages and author
interactive programs/lessons. This course meets and/or exceeds the
educational technology foundations for teachers as defined by NCATE
Evaluation: Developing Judgment in the Educational Assessment of
Students (K-12) *All-Level
5352 Instructor: Barbara Khirallah and assistant (Online/Independent
supporting materials for this course will be available online. To
assist students in achieving course requirements, there will be
teaching support available at the University during specified times
in June and July. Teachers are charged with the responsibility of
assessment. Just exactly, what does it mean to assess? Is it
about grading? Is assessment the same as testing? Can
assessments ever be “objective”? While the assessment and
subsequent measurement of student achievement may seem
"objective" when one considers multiple-choice tests or
even machine-scored essays, even these approaches are far from
“objective” for their construction, administration, and use are
based on personal values and professional assumptions. The purpose
of this course is to examine the "big ideas" that, when
well understood and applied, effectively inform good assessment
practices and judgment.
3 credit hours.
- Human Growth and Development
(K-12) *All Level
- Edu 5357-01 -
This course is designed to explore the physical,
mental, psychosocial, and moral growth of children from infancy
through adolescence. The course will emphasize the work of Jean
Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Lev Vygotsky.
Teachers and prospective teachers will begin to recognize the
value in learning to "know" the children/adolescents they
teach. Children/adolescents themselves are the primary texts for the
course, and interacting with the "primary texts" will be
an essential component of the course work as students discuss and
question significant theories of development that reflect on the
issue of "nature v. nurture." A "research"
project will require students to examine the activity of
children/adolescents in light of developmental theories.
Principles and Practice (K-12):
5357-02 Instructor: TBA
purpose of this course is to extend and enhance the teacher’s
knowledge and awareness of proven instructional principles and best
pedagogical practices that promote student success. Collaboratively,
teachers will learn effective instructional strategies grounded in
theory and research and apply their learning via experiences
focusing on the inextricable relationship between the cognitive
dimension of the acquisition of knowledge and skills and the
affective dimension of the joy of learning. 3 credit hours.