Defiance College will hold three Professional Enrichment and Renewal Courses (PERC) during February and March. 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.
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.
The upcoming workshops are:
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.
For more information or to register, please contact Michelle Call, Center for Adult and Graduate Programs office coordinator, at 1-800-520-GODC (4632) or 419-783-2351 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
February 10, 2009