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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 nd Dates and Times: June 2 8:00-5:00 rd June 3 8:00-5:00 th 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 th Dates and Times: June 4 1:00-5:00 th June 5 8:00-5:00 th 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 continuous basis. Motivation in Content Reading EDUC 4086-01 th Dates and Times: June 9 8:00-5:00 th June 10 8:00-5:00 th June 11 8:00-12:00 Credit Hours: 2 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 th June 12 8:00-5:00 th 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 th Dates and Times: June 16 8:00-5:00 th June 17 8:00-5:00 th 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 th 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 rd Dates and Times: June 23 8:00-5:00 th June 24 8:00-5:00 th 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 th Dates and Times: June 25 1:00-5:00 th 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 th Dates and Times: June 30 8:00-5:00 st July 1 8:00-5:00 nd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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