The courses offered here change from year to year. If you have questions, please contact the Ms. Sylvia Whiteacre, Administrative Assistant, Department of Education.  Email:  swhiteacre@udallas.edu   Telephone: 972-721-5389.
Edu 5350: Computer Problem Solving (**Online/Independent, self-paced course) for Grades K-12 teachers  *All-Level
Dates: June 11 - July 27  Times:  Independent
Instructor: B. Khirallah

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, ISTE, and the Diocese of Dallas. 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 11 - July 27  Times:  Independent
Instructor: B. Khirallah

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.                                                      


Edu 5357/01 ST/ Human Growth and Development for Grades K-12 teachers *All-Level
Dates: June 6 - June 27  Times:  See details below
Instructor: TBA

This course is designed to explore the physical, mental, psycho-social growth of children from infancy through adolescence. The course will emphasize the work of Piaget, Erikson, Kohlberg, and 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” study will require students to examine the activity of children/adolescents in light of developmental theories. 3 credit hours.

Textbook: Crain, William. Theories of Development (6th edition). Prentice Hall, 2010.
June 6-8 and June 11-15: Meet on campus  from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
June 18-22 Online work and research study completed and supported using online tools / Blackboard
June 25-27 Meet on campus from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Edu 5357/02 ST/ Methods of Teaching Reading (Grades K-12) *All level (Emphasis on beginning readers)
Dates: July 9 - July 27  Times:  See details below
Instructor: M Caraway
 

This course will explore the teaching of reading through process and product. Participants will learn and practice a variety of strategies to use before, during, and after reading. Areas of study will include the five pillars of reading: phonemic and phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Writing strategies to support reading will be presented. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the reading process and develop a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies. 3 credit hours.
Textbook: Teaching Reading in the 21st Century 5th ed. Graves, Juel, Graves, Dewitz ISBN978-0-13-704879-3
July 9-13 Meet on campus  from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.July 16-20 Online work completed using Blackboard
July 23-27 Meet on campus from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 
 

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