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List of Workshops and Courses

 

 

Taking a Workshop or Course

Graduate Credit Requirements

Humanities (EDUC 591F)

View all programs in sequence at your local group site or online, and participate in your site's group activities, discussion sessions, or online activities. If you are taking a workshop or course online, you can interact with others through your workshop or course's specific Web site at Learner.org.

Credit for this workshop (2 credits) or course (3 credits) is at the graduate level. Therefore, coursework should reflect a professional level of expertise and thoughtful reflection for satisfactory completion. To receive a satisfactory grade for this workshop or course, you must submit the following materials (explained in more detail below):

1. A folder/journal documenting your participation in the workshop or course;

2. A two to three page reflective paper explaining how workshop or course concepts and/or strategies have influenced your classroom goals or practice; and

3. A classroom project that demonstrates one concrete way you have implemented workshop or course concepts/strategies in your actual classroom or an alternative educational setting.

Folder/Journal: Document the class time spent during the workshop or course by maintaining a folder in which you record your reactions and responses to the ideas and activities presented at your local group site. You should include copies of activity sheets, summaries of group discussions, e-mail messages sent by you as a part of the listserv discussion group, and your answers to questions presented in the series or on the Website.

Please Note:
Group Participants: If you are taking the workshop or course as part of a group, please list in your folder/journal the facilitator name and any sponsoring organization.
Individual Participants: If you are taking a 2-credit workshop individually, your folder/journal needs to demonstrate approximately 25-30 hours of participation in the workshop outside of the expected homework time. If you are taking a 3-credit course individually, your folder/journal needs to demonstrate approximately 40-45 hours of participation in the course outside of the expected homework time. You can document informal conversations with colleagues, include your reaction to suggested readings, create an annotated bibliography of course resources, respond to discussion topics with personal journal entries, or anything that will demonstrate your self-initiated and full participation.

Reflective Paper: Write a two to three page reflection paper that explains your goals for improving instruction in your school or classroom as a result of participating in the workshop or course, including how your classroom practice may be enhanced. Please use standard formatting, i.e., typed, single-spaced, 12 pt. font, etc. Feel free to write this paper in a form that you find most practical or useful for your work (such as a letter to parents, or a column for a newsletter).

Classroom Project: For your project, choose some techniques that you have seen during the workshop or course and would like to try. Draft an original lesson or unit, or make changes to a current lesson plan that uses these techniques. Put this plan into action in your classroom. (If you are an administrator, you don't have your own classroom, or you are taking this course during the summer session, modify the project to fit your situation. For example, if you are a parent, you may work with your own children. If you aren't a parent, you may choose to work with a small group of children in an informal learning setting. In addition, you may choose to prepare a professional development session/workshop for other teachers or do a reflective paper and lesson plan for a lesson you may implement in the future.) Submit your plan with a description of implementation, evidence of implementation (student work, a performance assessment rubric, anchor papers, etc.), and a written reflection evaluating your results, summarizing your impressions, and suggesting changes for future implementation.

Grading will be on a pass/fail basis only.

The following is the grading criteria for the assignments:

Folder/Journal (documents participation, assigned activities, etc.) 30%
Reflective Paper (two or three pages) 30%
Classroom Project 40%
Total
100%
80% = passing

Be sure to mark each item within your folder clearly with your name and address. Your coursework will not be returned, so please keep a copy for your records.

For The Art of Teaching the Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers,
The Arts in Every Classroom,
or Connecting with the Arts
Mail your completed coursework to:

Attn: [Name of Workshop] Coursework
Natalie Barnes
G100 Visual Arts
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1770

For questions of concerns regarding workshop requirements, contact:

Natalie Barnes
Ph: 970-491-3546
Fax: 970-491-0505
Email: Natalie.Barnes@colostate.edu

For The Economics Classroom
Mail your completed coursework folder to:

Attn: The Economics Classroom Coursework
Kathleen Harward
Student Legal Services
8033 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-8033

For questions of concerns regarding the workshop requirements, contact:

Kathy Harward
Ph: 970-491-1482
Email: kathleen.harward@colostate.edu

For Making Civics Real: A Workshop for Teachers
or Social Studies in Action: A Methodology Workshop
or Teaching Geography
Mail your completed coursework folder to:

Attn: [Name of Workshop] Coursework
Thomas E. Davis
203 Education Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1588

For questions or concerns regarding the workshop requirements, contact:

Thomas E. Davis
Ph: 970-493-4069 (hm)  970-227-3949 (cell)
Email: unsui2632@comcast.net

For Primary Sources and America's History in the Making
Mail your completed coursework to:

Attn: [Name of Workhop] Coursework
Judith Lane
History Department
307 Eddy
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1773

For questions or concerns regarding the workshop requirements, contact:

Judith Lane
Ph: 970-491-2056
Email: Judith.Lane@colostate.edu


For In Search of the Novel
or Conversations in Literature
or Making Meaning in Literature
or The Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature in High School
or Artifacts and Fiction

Mail your completed coursework folder to:

Attn: [Name of Workshop] Coursework
Dr. Cindy O’Donnell-Allen
English Department
359 Eddy Hall
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1773

For questions or concerns regarding the workshop requirements, contact:

Dr. Cindy O’Donnell-Allen
Phone: 970-491-5161
Fax: 970-491-5601
Email: Cindy.Odonnell-Allen@colostate.edu

For Engaging With Literature or
Teaching Reading K-2 or
Teaching Reading 3-5
Mail your completed coursework folder to:

Attn: Engaging With Literature Coursework
Nancy Rowe
2C3 Education
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1588

For questions or concerns regarding the workshop requirements, contact:

Nancy Rowe
Ph: 970-223-6847

Email: jdrnnr@msn.com


For Developing Writers,
Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades,
Write in the Middle,
or Inside Writing Communities, Grades 3-5

Mail your completed coursework folder to:

Attn: [Name of Workshop] Coursework
Pam Coke
English Department
359 Eddy Hall
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1773

For questions or concerns regarding the workshop requirements, contact:

Pam Coke
Ph: 970-491-6848
Fax: 970-491-5601
Email: pamela.coke@colostate.edu

For Teaching Foreign Languages

Mail your completed coursework folder to:

Attn: Teaching Foreign Languages Coursework
Dr. Frederique Grim
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
C123 Andrew G. Clark
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1774

For questions or concerns regarding workshop requirements, contact:

Dr. Frederique Grim
Ph: 970-491-5255
Email: Frederique.Grim@colostate.edu

For all other questions, please contact Ms. Barry Carroll by phone at 970-491-1124, by fax at 970-491-2005, or by email at barry.carroll@colostate.edu. You may also write to Barry Carroll at the address below:

Ms. Barry Carroll
CNS - EOC, Colorado State University
B301 Natural and Environmental Sciences Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1802

 

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