DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College will hold seven Professional Enrichment and Renewal Courses (PERC) during the 2010 spring semester. The PERC program is the leading way for busy educators to earn continuing education hours, master’s credit, or licensure/certificate renewal credits. The workshop series complies with the guidelines of the No Child Left Behind requirements for quality professional development and are one credit hour graduate courses. The two-day workshops are offered on Friday from 5 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The 2010 spring workshops are:
“Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders” will be offered Jan. 29-30. This course will help participants understand characteristics, thoughts, and behaviors of people with autism. Participants will also research topics of interest with relation to autism.
“They have too much energy, what do I do? Strategies for the Middle School Classroom” will be offered Feb. 12-13. Through the examination of multiple resources, participants will develop a series of strategies to manage the most awkward moments that can arise in a middle school classroom and inspire you to teach through the most unusual circumstances.
On Feb. 26-27, “Teaching Justice for All: Pedagogy that Works!’ will look at teaching strategies to motivate students. This class will focus on creating a learning environment that engages, empowers and stimulates the learner.
“Building Positive Family/School Relationships” will be offered March 12-13. The participants will come to understand the change that America’s families are going through by reading related articles and discussing system theory. Participants will also research a topic of interest related to family/school relationships.
On March 26-27, “I need something new for my math class: Engaging Strategies and Manipulatives for the High School Math Classroom” will help participants explore the use of SmartBoard technology and virtual manipulatives to create an engaging mathematics classroom. The strategies explored will be beneficial to those teaching algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.
“Using Multicultural Literature to Engage Learners”will be offered April 9–10. This workshop will provide tools to identify quality multicultural literature books for P-12 classrooms that will help students to learn about cultures, history, beliefs, and traditions different from their own, to learn about commonalities among diverse groups, and to affirm diverse groups.
Learn about grant opportunities that are appropriate for classroom teachers in “Grant Writing”offered April 23-24. The class will explore components of grant proposals and grant writing techniques.
For more information or to register, please contract Michelle Call, Center for Adult and Graduate Programs office coordinator, at 1-800-520-GODC (4632) or 419-783-2351 or by email email@example.com.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
December 21, 2009
Professional Enrichment and Renewal Classes (PERC)