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									                                                     University of the Pacific
                                        Center for Professional and Continuing Education
                                        Professional Development Courses For Teachers
                                                   Karin Alexander, Coordinator
                                     696 San Ramon Valley Blvd, #518, Danville, CA 94526
                          Phone: 925-837- 3817     Email: courses4teachers @yahoo.com
                            Website-http://www.courses4teacherskarinalexander.com
                                    2006-2007
                        “Off-Site” Self-Designed Courses
                        Easy-To-Follow Process
Earn University Credit For The Professional Work You Do After School
Yes -- We still offer our original independent study course format, where you mail in your
coursework, - - but we think you will love our new option: meeting with a representative near
you for “show and tell”.
Three simple steps to earn three semester units for the work you are doing right now:
   1) Keep a log and samples of work you are doing (they can be unrelated professional
       activities, i.e., one hour reading, one hour developing a rubric, one hour creating a
       sample for an art project, one hour previewing a video, etc.) You may backdate your
       log no more than three months.
   2) Register for unit credit before, during or after you have completed your work. You
       will need to document 15 hours for one semester unit, 30 hours to earn two semester
       units, and 45 hours for three semester units.
    3) Schedule an appointment to meet with a University representative to review
       what you have accomplished. No need to write pages upon pages to explain
       what you accomplished, as with original independent study courses. Now you
       can simply “show and tell” in person! Easy to schedule appointments --just
       contact us by phone or email. (925-837-3817 courses4teachers@yahoo.com).
       However, should you prefer the original format, you may certainly mail in
       coursework to our office.
You may choose to earn one, two or three semester units with each registration.
The cost is only $93 per semester unit of credit.
These courses are Graduate Level, professional growth courses, designed for salary advancement
and to renew Clear Credentials. They may not be applied towards attainment of an advanced
degree with University of the Pacific.
We recommend you check with your school district prior to registration -- to make sure they accept
graduate professional development courses. There are no refunds.

When and How Do I Register?
Registration is open all year and during the summer. You may register for as many courses you
like, at any time you like. However, you may register for no more than 18 units of credit within a
four-month period.
The registration process is quick and easy:
Fill in the enclosed registration form. See list of course numbers and titles on the following
pages. Keep a record of which title you have chosen for your records.
Once you have chosen a course title, you may not use that course title again for subsequent courses.
Mail registration to: Professional Development Courses, University of The Pacific
                        Karin Alexander
                         696 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #518
                         Danville, CA 94526
You may also email or phone registration information to us:
          925-837-3817 courses4teachers@yahoo.com
General Information – Commonly Asked Questions:
What should my log look like?              Sample log:
                             4/12/06      Worked on rubric for math            1 hour
                             4/14/06      Read __________ (children’s lit)     3 hours
                             4/19/06      Cut out game parts for math lesson   1 hour
                             4/20/06      Organized and categorized lessons    1 hour

How many hours do I need to document for credit?
15 hours will earn you one semester unit, 30 hours for two units, 45 hours for three semester units
What activities count for credit?
You may work individually or with colleagues, as long as your after-school work is professional work that will
benefit you by way of knowledge or skills to enhance your teaching, i.e., no correcting/grading papers,
photocopying, conferencing with parents, or doing report cards. (For travel documentation, only document tour
time or readings/research that provides you with facts that you will use in lesson plans to enhance your
curriculum. Do not count transportation time, eating, walking around, etc.)
Your activities don’t have to relate to each other, but they have to be professional activities.
Suggestions of excellent activities to log: read, researched, developed, created, toured, organized, previewed.
Ask yourself this question: Is what I am about to do something that will enhance my knowledge, skills,
curriculum, or classroom environment for years to come?” If the answer is yes, then the activity is acceptable for
this program.
Working with a colleague(s) to earn unit credit? Bring a signed note from your principal that you worked
together. You may schedule an appointment with our University rep, with your colleague(s), upon completion
of the log.
What do I do when I am finished with my work?
When you have completed your log, and have some samples for “show and tell”, contact us by phone or email to
schedule an appointment with a University representative, so you may explain, in person, what you have
accomplished, using your log as a reminder of your accomplishments. Our University representatives are located
in many school districts, so you will not need to travel far for your appointment.
Doing the work, but can’t afford to register yet? Not a problem. We can accept your registration up to 3
months after you do your coursework. However, university policy dictates that we must turn in registrations
forms at least one week before we turn in grades. If you wish your grade from the university quickly, it is best to
register at least one week prior to your grading appointment.

How many courses can I take, and when must I complete them?
You may take as many courses as you wish, but you may not register for more than 18 units of credit within a
four-month period. You may register for courses at any time during the school year, and even during the
summer. The University expects you will take a minimum of 1 week to earn 1 unit of credit. Therefore, if you
register for several courses and complete them quickly, we still cannot provide you with a grade for all of them
until the required number of weeks have gone by (again, one week per unit). You are encouraged to complete
your log and schedule an appointment within 6 months from your registration date --maximum: one year. There
will be no reminders of your due date. It is solely your responsibility to get your coursework in to us on time.


                                   Contact Information:
       University of the Pacific, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
                             Karin Alexander, Coordinator
                    Professional Development Courses For Teachers
                696 San Ramon Valley Blvd., #518, Danville, CA 94526
                      925-837-3817 courses4teachers@yahoo.com
General Information regarding unit credit with the University of the Pacific

The University of the Pacific is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the state of California. Our units
are accepted by school districts throughout the United States. Our semester unit credit is designed for Graduate
professional growth, not for pursing an advanced degree. Unit credit may be applied towards the 150 hours of
professional growth requirement to renew Clear Credentials.
All our courses are in accordance with guidelines set forth by CA WASC (Western Association of Schools and
Colleges). Participants are advised to verify with their school district or state licensing bureau acceptance of such
credit prior to registration for unit credit.

Grades
After you have completed your course, an “unofficial” grade will be mailed to you, from our office, on University
letterhead, in about one week. You will also receive a computerized grade from the Registrar in about four to six
weeks. For most school districts, the “unofficial” grade from our office will suffice for immediate professional
growth and salary increment credit. Some school districts may request the grade from the Registrar, and some
may request that that grade report be unopened.
There are also some school districts that require a formal, embossed, sealed transcript. Formal transcripts may
take a total of six weeks from the time you complete your course. It is best to check with your school district,
prior to doing coursework, as to whether or not they require the grade report or the embossed, sealed
report. With this knowledge you can plan ahead to complete your coursework and receive your grade
when needed.
It is your responsibility to know your own district’s policies regarding dates you must submit grade reports
for salary advancement and regarding their policy in accepting grade reports v.s. formal transcripts.
Please contact your personnel department for information.
Recommended dates of completion if an embossed, sealed transcript is required:
To be on the safe side, allow six to seven weeks from the date you get graded to receive the formal embossed,
sealed transcript.
For a Sept 30 turn-in date to your district, complete the grading appointment by Aug. 12.
For an Oct. 10 turn-in date to your district, complete the grading appointment by Aug. 22.
For an Oct. 31 turn- in date to your district, complete the grading appointment by Sep. 12.

Need a formal, embossed, sealed transcript?
Should you need a formal, embossed, sealed transcript, please allow about six weeks from the time you
finish the course. Usually a form to request a transcript will be mailed to you in the same envelope as your
grade from the Registrar. Should you need a new form -- Requests should be sent to the transcript
department only after you receive your official grade report from the Registrar. Requests should be in
writing (or on the form supplied with the mailing of your official grade report).
Request should include the following:
Name and address, phone number, social security number, personal check of $4 per copy (payable to University
of the Pacific), copy of any recent grade reports, most recent course titles and numbers)
Please mail your request for an official transcript to:
Office of the Registrar, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211.
Phone number, Office of the Registrar: 209-946-2135.
                   University of the Pacific – Registration Form
                  (Feel free to make multiple copies, for future registrations)

Register by phone, email, or regular mail. Should you need more registration forms or a new packet,
please contact us and we can download them by email or send hard copies to you.

Everyone on our staff is a full-time teacher. We are dedicated to helping you get credit for all the extra
work you put in to teaching. Please spread the word to other teachers about the wonderful opportunities
we offer.

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Email the following information, or mail this form with payment to:
Courses For Teachers, Karin Alexander
696 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #518, Danville, CA 94526
courses4teachers@yahoo.com

Name:
Address:
City and Zip Code:
Home Phone Number:
Work Phone Number:
Email Address:
Birthdate:
Social Security Number:
School You Teach At:
School District:
Course Number and Title:
Number of Units You Wish to Earn (1, 2, or 3):
Payment ($93 per semester unit) – Check one:
__Personal check, payable to University of the Pacific, enclosed in the amount of:____
__Amount of $ authorized to charge to Visa or MasterCard
     Card Number and Expiration Date:
Course Numbers and Titles Available For Self-Designed Courses
All courses listed below are designed so you may earn three semester units.
Some courses (see listing below) provide an option of one, two or three semester units. If it doesn’t say “1, 2, or
3-unit option” after the course title, then the course is a three-semester-unit course only.
 What if what I plan to do doesn’t fit into any of these titles? Don’t worry. We know
you multi-task, so no one title could possibly explain all that you plan to do.
We have many different titles and course numbers so you may take several of
these courses over time, and develop many different goals towards more effective teaching.

Organization/ Curriculum/ Classroom Environment related:
P EDU 9015:   Adding New Ideas To Your Curriculum – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9031:   Aligning Curriculum To Standards and Benchmarks – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9034:   Developing Effective Curriculum – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9040:   Safe and Respectful Learning Environments – 1, 2, or 3-unit option
P EDU 9059:   Establishing Meaningful Timelines and Effective Lesson Plans – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9047    Effective Teaching Strategies and Motivational Lesson Plans – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9058:   Teaching More Creatively and Motivationally- available for 3 units only
P EDU 9054:   Lesson Plans and Strategies For Success In Teaching – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9069:   Classroom Management, Strategies That Work 1, 2, or 3 -unit option

Special Needs related:
P EDU 9049:   Strategies For Differentiated Instruction – 1, 2, or 3-unit option
P EDU 9035:   Enhancing Special Education Curriculum-I - available for 3 units only
P EDU 9044:   Strategies To Help Children With Learning Challenges – 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9052:   Understanding and Supporting Children With Special Needs – 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9053:   Teaching To Different Personality Types and Learning Styles – available for 3 units only

Math, Science, Technology related:
P EDU 9016:   Science Ideas For the Classroom – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9041:   Teaching Coastal and Marine Ecosystems – 1, 2, or 3-unit option
P EDU 9064:   Focusing On Objectives For Teaching Science – 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9060:   Evaluating and Enhancing Your Science Program – 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9018:   Math Ideas For the Classroom – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9065:   Focusing On Objectives For Teaching Math – 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9061:   Evaluating and Enhancing Your Math Program – 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9038:   Technology Resources To Enhance Teaching- available for 3 units only
P EDU 9066:   Enhancing Your Skills Using Technology – 1, 2, or 3 units

Reading/Literature/Writing/Spelling related:
P EDU 9017:   Literature Ideas For the Classroom – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9042:   Enhancing Writing Skills in the Classroom – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9043:   Effective Lessons in Grammar and Writing – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9046:   Introducing More Literature Into Your Reading Program – 1, 2, or 3-unit option
P EDU 9048:   Evaluating and Enhancing Your Writing Program – 1, 2, or 3-unit option
P EDU 9051:   Focusing On Objectives For Teaching Reading – 1, 2, or 3-unit option
P EDU 9055:   Focusing On Objectives For Teaching Writing Skills – 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9056:   New Strategies For Teaching Spelling – available for 3 units only

Foreign Language related:
P EDU 9050: Focusing On Objectives For Teaching French – 1, 2, or 3-unit option
P EDU 9057: Focusing On Objectives For Teaching Spanish – 1, 2, or 3-unit option

History related:
P EDU 9019: History Ideas For the Classroom- available for 3 units only
P EDU 9033: Developing History Curriculum – available for 3 units only

P.E./ Health related:
P EDU 9032: Physical Education Activities For the Classroom – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9037: Health/Nutrition Lesson Plans for the Classroom – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9062: Focusing On Objectives For Teaching Physical Education – 1, 2, or 3 units
Art/ Music related:
P EDU 9036: Art Projects and Lessons To Enhance Your Curriculum – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9045: Enhancing Your Music Program – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9063: Focusing On Objectives For Teaching Art – 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9070: Music Across the Curriculum- 1, 2, or 3 unit option
P EDU 9071: Using Music in Teaching the Standards-1, 2, or 3 unit option

Field trips/ Travel related:
P EDU 9039:   Local Resources/Field Trips to Enhance Curriculum – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9030:   Develop New Curricula Through Travel- available for 3 units only
P EDU 9213:   The History and Art of Italy – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9224    The History, Culture and Art of Italy I - 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9215    The History Art and History of Italy II - 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9225    The History Art and Culture of France - 1, 2 or 3 units
P EDU 9214:   The History and Art of France – available for 3 units only
P EDU 9216:   History, Art and Culture of the British Isles -1,2, or 3 units
P EDU 9217:   History, Art and Culture of Spain -1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9218:   History, Art and Culture in Europe -1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9219:   History and Art of America-1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9220:   Travel to Learn and Enhance your Teaching- 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9221:   Travel to Enrich Your Curriculum- 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9222:   Travel As a Form of Education- 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9223: Educational Tours For Teachers-1, 2, or 3 units

Office Management related:
P EDU 9067: Effective Organization for School Office Management I – 1, 2, or 3 units
P EDU 9068: Effective Organization for school Office Management II – 1, 2, or 3 units

								
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