The courses offered here change from year to year. If you have questions, please contact the Department of Education.  Email:  bkhirall@udallas.edu   Telephone: 972-721-5334 or 972-721-5389.
Edu 5350: Computer Problem Solving (**Online/Independent, self-paced course) for Grades K-12 teachers  *All-Level
Dates: June 13 - July 29  Times:  Independent
Instructor: B. Khirallah and lab assistant

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 and ISTE. 3 credit hours.

Important Note about this course:  Students are required to attend an on-campus orientation before the course begins (Multiple Dates and Times TBA) and to schedule a date and time with the instructor for presenting a portfolio of finished materials.  Requirements and supporting materials for this course will be online. Students will work independently to achieve course objectives.  To assist students, there will be teaching support available at the University during specified times in June and July. 


Edu 5352: Educational Evaluation (**Online/Independent, self-paced course) for Grades K-12 teachers  *All-Level
Dates: June 13 - July 29  Times:  Independent
Instructor: B. Khirallah and assistant

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.

Important Note about this course:  Students are required to attend an on-campus orientation before the course begins (Multiple Dates and Times TBA) and to schedule a date and time with the instructor for presenting a portfolio of finished materials.  Requirements and supporting materials for this course will be online. Students will work independently to achieve course objectives.  To assist students, there will be teaching support available at the University during specified times in June and July.                                                      


CANCELLEDEdu 5357-02: Foundations of Balanced Literacy designed for Grades K-8 teachers (including ESL)
Dates: June 13 - June  Times: M-F 9:00 – 12:00 noon  Room:  Braniff Media Center
Instructor:  M. Caraway 

The purpose of this course is to extend and enhance the teacher’s knowledge and awareness of the theory, research, and instructional strategies that will improve students’ literacy competencies across all content areas. Within a collaborative environment, teachers will be actively involved in constructing knowledge and skills that support the “differentiated” needs of students in reading, writing, and speaking. Embedded in all facets of the course is a strong emphasis on support for English Language Learners. Students can expect to construct knowledge of concepts of second language acquisition and effective ESL strategies as they plan instruction appropriate for students in their current or future classrooms.  3 credit hours.


 
 

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