Professional development courses for educators are developed by JWU in a collaborative manner with local school districts, educational collaboratives, educational agencies and other organizations.
You must be a certified teacher or have a baccalaureate degree to take these courses.
Courses may be offered on or off campus.
DUC5329 Introduction to Educational Technologies CourseCredits: 4.5Prerequisites: NoneThis course will provide an understanding of the shifting learning literacies that the 21st Century demands, and how they will change the way teachers facilitate and educate their digital learners. It will examine and emphasize digital tools such as wikis, blogs, podcasts and other tools of the web that may create authentic learning. You will learn about these various tools and how to infuse these technologies into your instruction and the curriculum design process. This course is designed for teachers to use their classroom as a clinical laboratory for experiential learning. You will report back weekly on these unique technologies on how they influenced change in your current pedagogical practices.
Administrator of Special Education CertificateThese 3 RIDE approved courses, designed in collaboration with the East Bay Educational Collaborative, are required to receive an Administrator of Special Education Certificate. They are available if you have completed a master’s degree in special education. Our trimester schedule allows you to complete these courses within one academic school year. Each course will have a balance of content and experiential hours.
EDUC5265 Organization & Administration of Special Education Fall 2012 Course Credits: 4.5Prerequisites: NoneThis course is designed to provide you with an overview of national, state and local policy relative to the education of children with disabilities. There will be an examination and discussion of federal statutes and regulations, state laws and rules and significant litigation that have shaped and continue to guide the implementation of programs and services for children with disabilities. There will also be a review of education policy and program decisions and their influence on the education of children with disabilities. You will “problem-solve” by addressing these elements in terms of their implications for local school and school district decision making. Topics include the context for educating children with disabilities, the student outcomes and results expected, service delivery options and organizing the resources needed to accomplish the task.
EDUC5329 Curriculum Development and Evaluation k-12 Special Education Winter 2012-2013Course Credits: 4.5 Prerequisites: None This course will cover the essentials of curriculum development k-12 necessary to meet today’s model of educating all students. This course is designed to cover ideas about curriculum (including emerging theories and paradigm models, standards, evaluation and technology) and has theoretical and practical application.
EDUC5266 Supervision of Personnel Spring 2013Course Credits: 4.5 Prerequisites: None This course is designed for students who are preparing for supervisory roles and focuses on the objectives, functions, and evaluations of the supervisory and evaluation experience within multicultural educational institutions. This course emphasizes the importance of effective and enlightened instructional and personnel supervision at all levels of a district inclusive of the use of required skills specific to special education. In addition, the study of school law is included to ensure access and equity in all educational endeavors. The theory and principles of supervisory practice is examined as they support, extend and deepen aspiring educational leaders’ efforts to improve instruction, instructional programs, and create dynamic and democratic communities of learners. You will be engaged in 22 hours of field work in related supervision activities.