Education Courses Summer 2004

Exp. Ed., Integrated Learning & Science
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Exp. Educators, Integrated Learning & Science

EDC 657
Action Research

Content Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Required of and Restricted to Experienced Educator School Choice Cluster.

This course will introduce students to the theory and strategies behind action research. Students will work on selecting an appropriate topic related to their Master’s Projects and will develop a research proposal. We will discuss strategies for framing a question and for designing a research plan – examining the relationships between method and purpose. Emphasis will be on the dynamic nature of qualitative research and the role it can play in the educational change process.

Section A: School Choice Cluster
Time: June 28 – July 2, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Maximum: 15
Credits: 2

EDP 590
Children with Special Needs: Focus on Childhood

Competency Area: Education & Social Policy
Required of and Priority to Integrated Learning, Science Education & Waldorf teacher certification students.

This course will examine the perceptions and attitudes of the individual, family, teacher and community toward children with special needs and provide a mechanism by which the evolving teacher can better meet the human needs of the child who is labeled exceptional. We will discuss laws and public policy as they are filtered through community, educational and family systems. The inclusionary classroom will provide the foundation for examination of the ways in which specific curricular and other adaptations can enhance the lives and the learning of children with disabilities.

Section A: Laureen Harlow
Time: Monday – Friday, June 21 – 25,
1:00 – 4:30 pm, and
Monday – Friday, June 28 – July 2,
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Maximum: 18

Credits: 2

EDC 546
Community-Based Environmental Education

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction

Environmental education is most effective when it is placed-based and rooted in the issues and problems of the children’s community. The issues and strategies of community-based education will be practiced through a weeklong workshop at AMC’s the Highland Center in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The course will examine thriving examples of vibrant community-based environmental education around
the country, and show how to align local curricula with the state frameworks through environmentally integrated curricula.

Section A: David Sobel, Delia Clark, and Bo Hoppin
Time: Monday – Friday,
June 28, 12:00 noon – July 2, 12:00 noon
Location: AMC’s the Highland Center,
White Mountains, New Hampshire
Maximum: 20
(2 seats reserved for ED students,
2 seats reserved for ES students)
Credits: 2

EDC 566
Connecting Science Curriculum and Your Local Resources

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction

How can you take advantage of the natural and built resources in your backyard to teach science?
This course will focus on using local community resources as a curricular lens. Process strategies, content knowledge, and interdisciplinary connections will be investigated. Students will have opportunities to experiment in the field, research content information, and modify science units to integrate state and local science standards, service learning, and place-based inquiry learning practices.

Section A: TBA
Time: Monday – Friday, July 5 – 9, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Antioch and Keene environs
Maximum: 18
(4 seats reserved for ED students,
2 seats reserved for ES students)
Credits: 2

EDC 620
Content Mentoring

Content Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Required of and Restricted to Experienced Educator School Choice Cluster.

This course offers students in the Experienced Educator School Choice cluster a chance to deepen content knowledge specifically related to your school context or your Master’s Project. Students must submit a proposal for Content Mentoring to their advisor for approval prior to registering for this class. If you are not planning to complete your Content Mentoring requirement in the summer of 2004, you will need to speak to your advisor about requesting an extension for this course. Please consult your Program Handbook for more details.

Section A: School Choice Cluster
Time: TBA
Maximum: 15
Credits: 2

EDC 520A
Curriculum Theory and Applications

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Required of and restricted to continuing Experienced Educator Professional Development concentration students.

This course will include an overview of classroom curriculum theory and practice. Given all we know about the world inside and outside the school, we will, both individually and as a group: 1) articulate what is quality curriculum, 2) determine how to design quality curriculum to achieve desired learning results, and 3) produce exemplars of curricula that make these ideas concrete and practical. During class sessions we will engage in large group discussion, small group work, individual reflection, and curriculum project design.

PD Concentration
All Continuing clusters: Keene
Section A: Tom Julius and Judy Coven
Time: Wednesday – Friday, June 30 – July 2,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Maximum: 35
Credits: 2

EDC 651
The Dancing Classroom:
Dance Education for Grades Pre-K Through 8

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction

Learn to lead singing games, social and display dances, and creative movement explorations with children. This course provides theory and practice for integrating dance/movement into the education of children, and curriculum frameworks for a comprehensive program of dance education. No dance experience necessary.

Section A: Kari Smith
Time: Monday – Friday, June 14 – June 18,
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Maximum: 18
(1 seat reserved for ES student)
Credits: 1

EDT 550A
Education By Design (EBD) Institute – Level 1

Competency Area: Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

EBD institutes are truly an experience. In our EBD level 1, 2, and 3 programs, educators participate in an Education by Design