Online Graduate Courses

Two graduate-level courses were offered in conjunction with the “Planting the Seeds of Inclusion: Supporting the Growth of All Children” conference in March, 2010. One course was offered in Early Childhood Education (Elementary Education 715, 201, Current Trends in Early Childhood Education). A second course was offered in Special Education (Special Education 656, 202, Current Issues: Supporting All Children).

One-credit each, both courses required participation in the conference AND additional work online, but no additional face-to-face meetings.

The course requirements are as follows:

  1. Readings: In drop box synthesis of attendance at three conference sessions. Read five current articles on one session of interest. Evaluate the journal readings in relation to your personal teaching experiences and perhaps other professional readings. One to two pages. Include full citations of the readings.

  2. D2L Discussion board: Reflect on your attendance at the three sessions and five articles. Six posts. Respond to others’ posts.

  3. Plan and integrate a teaching idea related to your journal readings in your classroom. Describe what teaching idea you implemented into your classroom and assess whether it met your objectives. One to two pages. Include the sources for this idea. If you are not teaching, you may develop five related activities that you would incorporate into your classroom. Include the sources for this idea.

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