Online Education- So. NV Regional Prof. Dev. Progr
 

So. NV Regional Prof. Dev. Program - Online Educat

Fall Session starts September 27th 2004
*FALL Registration begins Aug. 23 – Sept. 17*

Winter Session starts January 10th 2005
*WINTER Registration begins Nov. 15 – Dec. 10*

Spring Session starts March 14th 2005
*SPRING Registration begins Feb. 7 – Mar. 4*


CCSD Registration taken ONLY on the CCSD Professional Development Center (Pathlore)
@ http://pathlore.ccsd.net/stc/student/psciis.dll?mainmenu=student
Participants outside Clark County can register by contacting:
Kim Loomis @ (702) 799-1041 x5962
or loomisk@interact.ccsd.net


READING
Teaching Reading K-2
Audience: K-2 Credit: 2 @ SUU Length: 10 sessions/weeks
Teaching Reading allows viewers to observe teachers and students in real, unscripted classrooms. See teachers developing oral language in their English Language Learners, assessing their students' progress, and guiding students to become
independent writers. You will also see teachers developing their students' understanding of how the printed language works. The secret to success is learning from other educators. This course offers you a window into exemplary classrooms and the opportunity to learn from the successful practice of other teachers.


Literacy Strategies K-2 -NEW Winter 2004
Audience: K-2 Credit: 2 @ SUU Length: 8 sessions/weeks
Literacy Strategies K-2 is a sensational follow-up to Teaching Reading K -2. It delves into innovative research-based principles, teaching practices, and classroom activities designed to stimulate your teaching. This workshop will help you navigate the concerns of teaching beginning reading effectively. Each session examines a critical issue of early literacy.


BOOK CLUBS
Book Club: Classroom Instruction that Works by R. Marzano -NEW Fall 2003
Audience: K-12 Credit(s): 1 @ SUU Length: 6 weeks
The course is designed as a book study of Classroom Instruction that Works by R. Marzano, D. Pickering and J. Pollock. This book is part of the A+ in Action Library given to all CCSD schools. Classroom Instruction that Works explores in depth questions about effective teaching strategies to
improve student achievement. The class will describe, exemplify and put into practice instructional strategies that research suggests can have a major positive impact on student achievement.

Book Club: Reason to Write by D. Reeves – NEW Spring 2004
Audience: K-5 Credit(s): 1 @ SUU Length: 6 weeks
The course is designed as a book study of Reason to Write by D. Reeves. This book is part of
the A+ in Action Library given to all CCSD schools. Reason to Write offers a simple, practical, and effective approach to helping children develop good writing skills. This course is coupled with the Reason to Write Student Handbook. By the end of the course participants
will have the skills to help your students become confident writers, able to tackle any writing assignment.

Book Club: Unwrapping & Power Standards – JUST ADDED!!
Audience: K-12 Credit(s): 1 @ SUU Length: 6 weeks
The course is designed as a book study of two Larry Ainsworth books: “Unwrapping” the
Standards and Power Standards. Unwrapping & Power Standards is a step-by-step, practical course that explains how educators can distinguish the Power Standards and Unwrap them for the absolutely essential content needed for student success. When educators analyze the standards and identity their essential concepts and skills, the result is more effective instructional planning, assessment, and learning.


So. NV Regional Prof. Dev. Program - Online Education
All Credits at Southern Utah University (SUU) - graduate level electives
MATHEMATICS
Learning Math: Algebra
Audience: K-8 Credit: 2 @ SUU Length: 10 sessions/weeks
Patterns, Functions, and Algebra is one of five courses organized around the mathematics standards designed to improve teach content knowledge that will help you understand the mathematics concepts underlying the content taught in elementary and middle grades.This course explores the “big ideas” in algebraic thinking, such as finding, describing, and using patterns; using functions to make predictions; understanding linearity and proportional reasoning; understanding
nonlinear functions; and understanding and exploring algebraic structure. The course consists of 10 sessions that each include video programming, online discussions, extended readings, and web-based activities.



Learning Math: Geometry
Audience: K-8 Credit: 2 @ SUU Length: 10 sessions/weeks
Learning Math: Geometry is one of five courses organized around the mathematics standards designed to improve teach content knowledge that will help you understand the mathematics concepts underlying the content taught in elementary and middle grades. This course introduces geometric reasoning as a method for problem solving. Explore the properties of geometric figures, make constructions using pencil and paper and dynamic software, practice using mathematical language
to express ideas and justify your reasoning, and begin to explore the basis of formal mathematical proofs and solid geometry. The course material progresses from more visual, intuitive ways of solving problems to more formal explorations of geometric ideas, properties, and, finally, proofs.

Learning Math: Data
Audience: K-8 Credit: 2 @ S UU Length: 10 sessions/weeks Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability is one of five courses organized around the mathematics standards designed to improve teach conten t knowledge that will help you understand the mathematics concepts underlying the content taught in elementary and middle grades. This course introduces statistics as a problem-solving process. Build your skills through investigations of different ways to collect and represent data, and describe and analyze variation in data. Through practical examples, come to understand some statistical concepts, such as data representation, variation, the mean and median, bivariate data, probability, designing statistical experiments, and population estimations.


Learning Math: Measurement – JUST ADDED!
Audience: K-8 Credit: 2 @ SUU Length: 10 sessions/weeks Learning Math: Measurement is one of five courses organized around the mathematics standards designed to improve teach content knowledge that will help you understand the mathematics concepts underlying the content taught in elementary and middle grades.Explore procedures for measuring and learn about standard units in the metric and customary systems, the relationships among units, and the approximate nature of measurement. Examine how measurement can illuminate mathematical concepts such as irrational numbers, properties of circles, and area and volume formulas, and discover how other mathematical concepts can inform measurement tasks such as indirect measurement.


Private Universe Project in Mathematics (K-12)
Audience: K-12 Credit: 1 credit @ So. Utah Univ. Length: 5 sessions/weeks
The Private Universe Project in Mathematics demonstrates and honors the power and sophistication of these ideas, and explores how mathematics teaching can be structured to resonate with children's sophisticated thinking. This workshop offers the rare opportunity to follow the mathematical development of one g roup of students throughout grades 1-12, and to observe teachers in the process of redefining what mathematics is for themselves and for their students.


Teaching Math Grades 6-8 – JUST ADDED!
Audi ence: 6-8 Credit: 2 @ SUU Length: 6 sessions/weeks Teaching Math, Grades 6-8 is one of Teaching Math courses using the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics
(NCTM) process standards designed to improve classroom instructional practices. This course shows teachers how to develop effective ways to use the five NCTM process standards: Communication, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Representation, and Connections, which complement the mathematical content standards. Illustrates ways to put the standards together as an integrated whole and plan classes to help students develop solving problems skills in grades 6-8.


*** Look for Learning Math: Number coming in 2004-05. ***
*** Look for Teaching Math in Grades K-2, 3-5, and 9-12 coming in 2004-05. ***




So. NV Regional Prof. Dev. Program - Online Educatio n
All Credits at Southern Utah University (SUU) - graduate level electives
SCIENCE
Science in Focus: Force And Motion
Audience: K-8 Credit: 1 credit @ So. Utah Univ.
Length: 8 sessions/weeks
In Science in Focus: Force And Motion teachers will explore science concepts in force and motion and come away with a deeper understanding that will help them engage students in their own explorations. Test some of your own ideas about force and motion. Move towards a greater understanding of forces as interactions, the concept of action at a distance, the various ways to describe motion, and the effect of physical surroundings on the motion of objects.


Science in Focus: Energy
Audience: K-6 Credit: 1 credit @ So. Utah Univ.
Length: 8 sessions/weeks
Science in Focus: Energy is one of three courses organized around the science standards. Understanding the concept of energy is crucial to the comprehension of many ideas in physical science, Earth and space science, and life science. This
course provide a solid foundation, enabling you to distinguish between the way "energy" is commonly understood and its meaning in science. Examine energy’s role in motion, machines, food, the human body, and the universe as a whole. Learn how energy can be converted from one form to another and transferred over space and time. And explore the notion of
"conservation of energy" and the idea that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Return to the classroom with a new focus on the important concept of energy.

Science in Focus: Light
Audience: K-5 Credit: 1 credit @ So. Utah Univ. Length: 8 sessions/week s
Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science uses light as a theme. Explore topics in physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth and space science. This course shows how light is a common thread that runs through many areas of science. Make connections to real world phenomena as you explore the behavior of light, the transformation of energy, and the role of light in plant production of food, weather and the seasons, and more. Observe teachers in academic settings studying light and its characteristics. Interviews with experts illuminate the topics of energy, human vision, and the Sun’s effects on ecosystems, climate, and seasons.



GENERAL EDUCATION
The Learning Classroom I – NEW Spring 2004
Audience: K-12 Credit(s): 1 @ SUU Length: 6 weeks
The Learning Classroom course focuses on four essential questions: How do people learn and develop? How can my teaching and classroom environment support learning for understanding? How can learning theory inform my teaching practice? How can interactions among the learner, the classroom environment, and the teaching/learning process produce motivation to learn and build strong learning communities? Participants in the course will explore learning theories,
examine their own teaching, and discuss applications for classroom practice. The Learning Classroom I is the first session of a two-part series.


BAM, BAM, BAM – Keeping Beat with the Standards
Audie nce: K-12 Credit: 1 credit @ So. Utah Univ. Length: 5 sessions/weeks
Standards & BAM introduces the concepts, procedures, and aspects of implementing the Nevada State Curriculum Standards within the vehicle of the Backward Assessment Model. It explores these topics through the analysis and interpretation of backward design as a model for on-site, ongoing professional development.


InterActTM Online
For LINCOLN, NYE, & ESMERALDA County ONLY. CCSD Teachers need to contact the CCSD PDE Office for InterActTM courses.
Audience: K-12 Credit: 1 credit @ So. Utah Univ.
Length: 25 lessons/4 weeks
In InterAct™ Online participants work within the InterAct™ Online Learning Community. InterAct™ is a collaborative community that creates and disseminates interactive, engaging, collaborative projects stressing the inventive solutions to educational challenges. Individuals participating in this class are joining a community of educators that are working cooperatively and collaboratively to enrich professional development activities and improve student achievement and performance by leveraging expertise and resources of the Online Learning Community.


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