Defiance College will hold six Professional Enrichment and Renewal Courses (PERC) during the 2009 spring semester. The workshop series complies with the guidelines of 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 2009 spring workshops are:
New Teacher’s Survival Course: Now That You’re a Teacher, What Do You Do? will be offered on January 23–24. This course will explore issues of classroom management, discipline, collaboration, standards, mentorship, etc. It is designed for new teachers (and old teachers that want to learn new tricks) who are managing a classroom for the first time.
Building Positive Family/School Relationships will be offered on February 20–21 and focuses on building a good connection between the classroom and home and the positive impact this has on students.
Re-energize your teaching with Revisiting Best Practices: The Research-Based Methods that Transform the Classroom. This course will look at the seven “best practices” as defined by Daniels and Bizar (2005) which will serve as the organizing tool for a look into engaging classrooms. This workshop will be offered on March 6–7.
On March 20–21, Teaching for Social Justice: 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.
Using Multicultural Literature to Engage the Learner will be offered on April 3–4. 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.
Hands-on, minds-on activities are the focal point of Math 911 as well as technology links for each standard that is available for classroom use on the internet. This workshop, offered on April 17–18, is designed to give Early Childhood teachers an overview of the Foundations for Success 2008 Math Panel.
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 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 engagement. U. S. News & World Report ranks Defiance in the top tier of comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
January 8, 2009