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Performance Learning Systems Courses

C & S 470 (Curriculum and Supervision 470):     3 credits

Teacher as Supervisor:  Becoming a More Effective Mentor Teacher

Fall 2012

Location:  Mifflin County School District

 Course Description:  Practicing teachers will explore extending their role as teacher to include prospective teachers (both pre-student teachers and student teachers) as students.  The traditional relationship between cooperating teachers and prospective teachers from the idea of mentor teacher as expert will be challenged to more closely resemble mentor teacher as partner or co-learner in an ongoing conversation about learning and teaching.   As a means of professional development, practicing teachers will extend the role of co-learning to include peers within the process of clinical supervision.

Goals:  During this course, the participants will:

  1. Become more skilled at conducting a variety of conferences as part of clinical supervision and peer coaching
  2. Become more skilled observers of classroom teaching and learning
  3. Refine interpersonal communication skills
  4. Understand the developmental nature of learning to teach
  5. Apply tools of collaborative and reflective inquiry

Meeting Time/Place:  Monday afternoons from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, on site at a school in the Mifflin County School District, September 24 – December 13, 2012.

Instructional Procedures:  Each class will follow a similar format to include journal writing, cooperative learning activities around the concept, and class discussion summarizing key points.  Extensions between classes will include application of concepts and /or instruments created in class.

Evaluation Procedures: Practicing teachers will implement key concepts constructed during class time and share results with the class.  This will include completion of at least two cycles of clinical supervision with your prospective teacher (pre-student teacher or student teacher) and/or with a peer.  Class attendance is required.  Emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

American with Disabilities Act of 1990:  Students with disabilities, including those with hearing and sight loss, who desire or need special accommodations for learning associated with a class should place the request through the Disability Services Office in 105 Boucke Building  (814-863-1807).

Statement of Academic Integrity:  A significant amount of collaboration is invited and expected.  As long as you report your collaborations accurately, our learning community will benefit.  However, we consider plagiarism (representing another’s work as your own, without proper attribution) to be a grave violation of academic integrity.  Students who plagiarize or violate other key principles of the University and College academic integrity policies should not expect to pass this course.

Instructor:  Eve C. Shellenberger, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Education,

170 Chambers,

University Park, PA  16802         tel.  814-865-1734   email:  ecs110@psu.edu


Wilkes Summer Classes

Instructor: Lauren Grego    717-242-2546

Course: ED 542 Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms 

Dates and Times: June 25, 26, 27, 30, July 1 from 8:00 to 5:00 

Location: Mifflin County Middle School (formerly Lewistown Area High School)

Cost:  $805 (+ materials fee) 

Instructor: Lauren Grego    717-242 -2546

Course: ED 558 Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future

Dates and Times: July 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 from 8:00 to 5:00 =

Location: Mifflin County Middle School (formerly Lewistown Area High School)

Cost:  $805 (+ materials fee)

Wilkes Summer Classes

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Wilkes University PLS classes: Call toll free (866) PLS-CLAS  (866-757-2527) 

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or register online at www.plsweb.com

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Contact Lauren Grego (lgrego@plsweb.com) for more information about Performance Learning Systems.

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A volunteer opportunity is available through Penn State PA Lit corps program and the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit based at the PA CareerLink Mifflin County in Lewistown. Volunteers will work with adult learners to help them achieve their educational goals. A special course is being offered for individuals who would like to tutor an adult student. The course id FREE and the fifty-five Act 48 hours, fifty-five professional development hours or 5.5 CEU credits will be awarded upon completion of course requirements including 40 volunteer hours. Other requirements include attending 2 face to face sessions at the CareerLinK: Wednesday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 17 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM and completing two assignments outside of class. Training, support and instructional materials are provided to volunteers. Registrations is required.

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More specific information about thecourse can be obtained by calling Ginger Shade at the CareerLink 248-4942 Ext.124

Penn State Continuing Ed at Lewistown

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Instructional Strategies Certificate for K-12 Teachers

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9-credit program designed for K-12 teachers.
 

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More information online:   http://www.outreach.psu.edu/StatewidePrograms/InstructionalStrategies/

Educational Technology Programs for Teachers

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A blend of online and classroom programs offered by PSU Continuing Ed. Act 48 approved.

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M. Ed in Instructional Systems - Ed. Technology
Tech. Integration Cert for K-12 Educators for Tomorrow (TICKET)
Instructional Strategies Certificate for K-12 Teachers

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More information online:
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PSU World Campus Online Courses

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PSU World Campus Online Courses
More than 50 online degrees and certificates offered in a variety of formats.

TIU 11 Courses and Workshops

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TIU 11 Courses and Workshops
The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 offers a wide variety of credit, and non-credit courses and workshops.

PDE Online Professional Development Courses

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PDE Online Professional Development Courses
The Online Professional Education Network (OPEN) and PDE have teamed together to provide leading-edge online professional education programs to educators. OPEN offers free, self-study courses that meet Pennsylvania's Act 48 Professional Education requirements

Wilson College M.A.T (Master of Arts in Teaching)

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Wilson College M.A.T

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The M.A.T. program is specifically designed to promote teaching excellence among certified elementary teachers.
  Course Offerings for Summer and Fall terms.

Instructional Strategies Certificate for K–12 Teachers

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Certificate in Educational Technology Integration
Courses needed to obtain ED Tech Certificate from PSU. Designed for teachers, administrators, and other training professionals who would like to advance their skills in the design, development, and implementation of technology-based or instructional strategies techniques.

M.Ed. in Instructional Systems—Educational Technology

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Courses needed to obtain Master of Instructional Systems from PSU. Educational Technology is designed for teachers and other education professionals who are responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating technology-based learning experiences.

Technology Integration Certificate for K–12 Educators for Tomorrow (TICKET)

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TICKET - Technology Integration Certificate for K-12 Ed. for Tomorrow home page
Courses needed to obtain TICKET Certificate from PSU. Designed for teachers, administrators, and other training professionals who would like to advance their skills in the design, development, and implementation of technology-based or instructional strategies techniques.

Graduate Level Courses for Teachers (PSU Continuing Ed)

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Various graduate and undergraduate level courses offered on and off campus. Visit www.PSU4YOU.org for more detailed course descriptions and masters programs

 

 

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