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					 GRADUATE CLASS WORKSHOPS WITH JON
   TEACHER RECERTIFICATION CLASSES
            SUMMER 2008


 FUN/RELAXING/EXCITING/STRESS FREE
  CLASSES CAN BE USED FOR TEACHER
RECERTIFICATION AND/OR TO MOVE OVER
        ON SALARY SCHEDULES

  YOU WILL RECEIVE GRADUATE CREDIT
  HOURS AND A LETTER GRADE THROUGH
  FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FOR EACH CLASS

                $75 PER GRADUATE CREDIT
                       $40 Per Graduate Credit Instructor Fee


 PLEASE JOIN US IN THE OPPORTUNITIES
TO LEARN TOGETHER FOR THE FUTURE OF
            OUR CHILDREN




Instructor:      Jon Maska has over 19 years of teaching experience in the Olathe School
District as well as an MS in Education Administration. He is a very active member in his
school community where he teaches Social Studies and coaches football, basketball, and
track. In addition, Jon coordinates a discipline and character education program, driver’s
education program, serves as Athletic Director and is a member of the Site Council and
BLT.
                    WORKSHOPS WITH JON
                 CLASS SYLLABUS SUMMER 2008
Graduate
Credit:         You will receive graduate credits and a letter grade through Friends University for
                each course taken. All classes are accepted for teacher re-certification.
       Teaching Everyone                                          EDUC 4084-01
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Dates and Times:         June 2          8:00-5:00
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                         June 3          8:00-5:00
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                         June 4          8:00-12:00
Credit Hours:            2

Audience:               All teachers K-12
Professional Standards: K-2, K-4, K-8 and K-9
Course Description:
         What is teaching everyone? It is the basic concept that we as teachers must meet the
needs and challenges that all students face. This increasing challenge for teachers demands better
instructional approaches. In this class we will look at how we can meet needs of children from a
wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds. In the Teaching Everyone class we will examine
the universal approach to teaching that helps accommodate the needs of all learners. The
strategies taught will be applicable for grades K-12 and relate to any given subject. The strategies
will also meet the needs of all children no matter what their ability level allows them to do or the
background they come from. By using the strategies taught in this classroom, teachers will be
able to see positive results from all students. Educators will also be able to demonstrate how
individuals learn and understand a variety of appropriate instructional strategies.
       Meaningful Teacher Resources                               EDUC 4085-01
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Dates and Times:         June 4          1:00-5:00
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                         June 5          8:00-5:00
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                         June 6          8:00-5:00
Credit Hours:            2

Audience:               All teachers K-12
Professional Standards: K-3, K-7, K-9, K-10 and K-12
Course Description:
         Often times we have valuable resources but fail to use them in meaningful ways. In
Meaningful Teacher Resources will focus on how to make learning guides that focus in on higher
level thinking skills. Teachers will learn how to make lesson plans that bring the outside world
into the classroom. Bringing History alive, offering new insights into reading books, relating
science to real life, making use of math calculation this class will show you how and how to do it
effectively. Meaningful Teacher Resources will be a great way for teachers to gain knowledge in
integrating across and within content fields to enrich the curriculum.
         Educators will gain knowledge in how to develop effective instructional plans based on
knowledge and learn how to be a reflective practitioner who evaluates themselves on a
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       Motivation in Content Reading                                        EDUC 4086-01
                                th
Dates and Times:         June 9                    8:00-5:00
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                         June 10                   8:00-5:00
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                         June 11                   8:00-12:00
Credit Hours:            2
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Audience                 All teachers K-12
Course Description:
Professional Standards: K-1, K-3, K-4 and K-7
          The purpose of this class is to consider the types of struggles that content-area teachers
face when their students do not read well. It is also to demonstrate the use of prereading
strategies that teachers can build into regular classroom lessons to activate students' prior
knowledge and to draw them into a text.
          Multiple strategies will be implemented into the class to give teaches hands on
experiences in developing effective strategies that motivate students to read. Teachers will also
be given the opportunity to explore and learn about the latest advances in how students develop
into life long readers.
         External Influences that Impact Children                             EDUC 4087-01
                                 th
Dates and Times:         June 11                   1:00-5:00
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                         June 12                   8:00-5:00
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                         June 13                   8:00-5:00
Credit Hours:            2

Audience                 All teachers K-12
Course Description:
Professional Standards: K-5, K-7, K-12 and K-13
        External influence today can not only hinder our students learning ability, but it also can
enhance our students learning ability. In this class we will look at both sides of the issues. The
educator will gain a variety of appropriate instructional strategies to develop critical thinking,
problem solving, and reading skills related to external influence that shape the learning process.
Another important aspect of the class will be based on the educator’s use of community to relate
the subject matter, curriculum, outcomes, and other vital aspects of teaching into their lessons.
       The Effectual Teacher                                                EDUC 4088-01
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Dates and Times:         June 16                   8:00-5:00
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                         June 17                   8:00-5:00
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                         June 18                   8:00-12:00
Credit Hours:            2

Audience                 All teachers K-12
Course Description:
         Students readily accept the idea of having a uniform set of classroom procedures, because
it simplifies the task of succeeding in school. Efficient and workable procedures allow a great
variety of activities to take place during the school day, and often several activities at a given
time, with a minimum of confusion and wasted time. If no procedures are established, much time
will be wasted organizing each activity. This class will look at the effective means that govern
student learning. Classroom management will also be looked at from a broad perspective. These
means and perspectives will lead to strategies that help students in the areas of mastery learning.
         In this class special attention will be given to individual and group motivation and
behavior. This will help enable a learning environment that encourages positive social
interaction, active engagement in the learning process through self-motivation.
       Teachers as Leaders                                                 EDUC 4089-01
                                 th
Dates and Times:         June 18                   1:00-5:00
                                 th
                         June 19                   8:00-5:00
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                         June 20                   8:00-5:00
Credit Hours:            2

Audience                 All teachers K-12

Course Description:
         Being and becoming a reflective teacher is a valuable tool in establishing philosophy. It
is the process in which our social foundations of education are established to guide our
educational practices.
    The course will take a look at character traits that will develop teachers into winning leaders in
the classroom. An in-depth look will be taken in the area of professional growth and how it
impacts student learning. The character traits taught will allow teachers to apply classroom
strategies such as Differentiated Teaching and Integrated Curriculum in a more positive and
forthcoming manner. The class will also explore the aspects of developing students as leaders
within and outside the classroom walls

       Directing Rejection                                                 EDUC 2924-02
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Dates and Times:         June 23                   8:00-5:00
                                 th
                         June 24                   8:00-5:00
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                         June 25                   8:00-12:00
Credit Hours:            2

Audience                 All teachers K-12
Course Description:
 This course will be based off of the book, "Reject Me, I Love It." With the book as our guide
we will discover strategies dealing with failures to help turn them into successes. Students will
learning techniques in turning rejection into motivation. The following 8 areas will be the main
focus of the class:
   ● How to apply the 21 secrets of the No Rejection Process to accelerate your
     success.
   ● How to prevent the noes from controlling your life.
   ● How to reject your way to success.
   ● How to use "just suppose," the phrase that builds dreams.
   ● How to invest in yourself so you can be rewarded with the life you deserve.
   ● How to turn losing excuses into winning reasons.
   ● How to question your way to the top.
   ● How to enhance your self-esteem and self-confidence for greater success and
     happiness.


       Professional Learning Communities                                   EDUC 4090-01
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Dates and Times:         June 25                   1:00-5:00
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                         June 26                   8:00-5:00
Credit Hours:            1

Audience                 All teachers K-12
Course Description:

This class will explore the promising new approach to school improvement. While many have
declared school reform "dead," most serious and conscientious educators and administrators want
to improve the effectiveness of education and welcome constructive suggestions and support.
The professional learning community is a model for organizational change that can provide a
school and its staff with the momentum and expertise to improve student achievement and faculty
commitment and satisfaction. To adopt this model and there by transform a school inot a
professional learning community may require the development of an entirely new teaching and
learning culture. This class will demonstrate the possiblility of bringing the professional learning
community to your school.

       Motivation Through Zapp                                            EDUC 2150-03
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Dates and Times:         June 30                     8:00-5:00
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                         July 1                      8:00-5:00
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                         July 2                      8:00-12:00

Credit Hours:            2 or 3 credits

Audience                 All teachers K-12
Course Description:

The Course will cover a variety of Topics on how to empower your students and co-workers. We
will be using the book ZAPP written by William C. Byham as our guide. Each student will be
required to read the book and have input about what they read. The class will explore self
evaluations, student evaluations and climate evaluations. Teachers will also gain a better
understanding of implementing plans of actions.


                                          ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
Deadline:      You may enroll any time before the first day of each class. Seating is
               limited and will be reserved based on date of enrollment.
Cost:          $115 per graduate credit hour. There is no extra cost for any of the
               classes.
Location:      Holiday Inn
               Olathe, KS 66062
How to Enroll: E-mail Jon Maska at jmaska@kc.rr.com or call 913-938-5259. If you cannot
reach me at that number please call 913-787-3940. Please specify which class or classes
you want to enroll in.



If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to
call 913-938-5259 or 913-787-3940.

				
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