BC: A Special Thank you to: Tricia Beck Janet Beiswenger Megan Bugbee Marissa Bush Nick Gilly Jen Motzer Amanda Pierce Dr. Melody Wilt Kay Yeakel
FC: Sponsored by Great Valley School District, Immaculata University and Penn State-Great Valley | GV Summer Graduate Courses 2010
1: This summer Great Valley School District will be offering graduate credits transcripted by Immaculata University and Penn State-Great Valley. Please browse the course catalog to review details about the classes being offered.
2: Table of Contents | June 22-25* Secondary Mathematics page 4 & Writing & Mentor Text page 5 | June 28-July 1 Elementary Mathematics page 6 & Collins Writing page 7 | June 28-July 1 Collaborative Mentoring & Coaching page 14 | July 19-22 Introduction to Reader's Workshop page 8 | 2
3: July 26-19 Spanish for Educators page 9 | August 9-12 Tech Camp page 10 | Please note: All courses will run Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. *Except for courses held the week of June 22-25 which will run Tuesday-Friday | 3
4: Increasing Student Responsibility to Enhance Mathematics Learning | 5th-12th grade teachers | This course will focus on the Gradual Release of Responsibility framework to provide strategies for classroom teachers to increase student engagement, retention, and responsibility for learning mathematics. Teachers will explore pre-and formative assessment, along with reflection strategies to focus and adjust mathematics instruction to increase students' problem solving skills. | Course Description: | June 22-25th | 4 | Topics Include | Overview of GRR | Purposeful student collaboration | Assessment of student learning
5: Mentor Texts to Support Writer's Workshop | This course will provide elementary educators with a knowledge and understanding of children's books and how these books can serve as mentor texts in the writer's workshop to strengthen and enrich the teaching of writing. | Kindergarten-5th grade teachers | Course Description | Roles of the Mentor Text | Topics to be discussed | Using Mentor Text to Support Your Units | Making the most of the Books in Your Classroom Library | Mentor Text Selections | June 22-25th | 5
6: 6 | Teaching Math Through Problem Solving | Kindergarten-5th grade teachers | Teaching Math Through Problem Solving introduces teachers to the current guidelines for mathematics instruction. This course presents teachers with the rationale for teaching mathematics through problem solving and gives them hands-on experiences with instructional strategies and ideas that promote thinking and reasoning. Samples of student work connect session experiences to classroom instruction. | Course Description | June 28-July 1 | Two days of this course will be taught by a consultant from Math Solutions, an internationally recognized math training organization founded by Marilyn Burns
7: 7 | Collins Writing | Developing Writing and Thinking Skills across the Curriculum 6th-12th grade teachers | Developing Writing and Thinking Skills across the Curriculum focuses on how to design and implement a practical, effective writing program that encompasses all curriculum areas. It is designed for teachers in all subject ares, department heads, principals, supervisors, curriculum committee members, and special educators. | Course Description | REQUIRED TEXTS The Collins Writing Program: Improving Student Performance Through Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum Selecting and Teaching Focus Correction Areas | June 28-July 1 | If you took this class last year you will not be able to take this course again.
8: Introduction to Reader's Workshop | This course will provide elementary educators with the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement a high quality reading curriculum using the workshop approach to instruction. | Course Description | July 19-22 | Foundation of a Reader's Workshop | Topics include: | Teacher as a Reader | Units of Study: A Reading Curriculum | Comprehension Strategy Instruction | Assessment Based Instruction: Guided Reading, Strategy Lessons, Conferences | The Role of the Read Aloud | 8 | Kindergarten-8th grade educators
9: 9 | Spanish for Educators | This course is designed for educators who want to continue to build basic communication skills with their Spanish-speaking students and their parents. The course focuses on basic conversation skills for situations which commonly arise in the classroom. Educators will also practice basic reading and writing in Spanish to further develop communication with parents. In addition, the course contains a cultural component to help provide educations with a deeper understanding of the unique learning styles of their Spanish-speaking student and how to meet their needs in the classroom. The goal of the course is to equip teachers with the skills to engage to Spanish-speaking student in the learning process. | July 26-29 | Course Description
10: Kindergarten-12th grade teachers | Technology Integration | August 9-12 | Course Description: Teachers will gain skills, knowledge and critical awareness to return to their classrooms and successfully implement a technology-rich environment. | If you took this class last year you will not be able to take this course again. | Podcasting | Schoolwires | SMARTBoards | Web 2.0 tools | Collaborative Technologies | 10
11: Thank you for taking time to review our summer course | Important Information-Immaculata Courses | ** Please note that should you not complete a course, you will be responsible for paying $1000 to Great Valley School District. | Cost: $1000 for each 3-credit course ~Full-time teachers will not need to submit payment; individuals' tuition reimbursement allocation will be deducted by $1000 per course. Note: Tuition Reimbursements based on district agreements. ~You do not have to complete the pre-approved tuition reimbursement form for any of the district-sponsored graduate courses. NOTE: This does not include the Penn State Course. ~When Personnel receives the list of enrollees, $1000 will be deducted from your tuition reimbursement funds. ~NOTE: At the completion of the course, you will still be responsible to secure an official transcript from Immaculata and submit to Personnel if you will be requesting movement in the salary schedule. | 11 | To register for a summer course: Please go to: http://tinyurl.com/gvsd2010
12: Penn State-Great Valley Course Information 2010 | 12
14: Collaborative Mentoring & Coaching | Instructed by: Dr. Sandra Griffin, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Penn State University, Great Valley | Research on school improvement indicated that collaboration in mentoring and coaching school districts promotes professionalization of teachers and gains in student learning. Increasing numbers of districts are hiring coaches and/or supporting a culture of peer and collegian mentoring and coaching to enhance and promote professional growth and increase student achievement. | Course Objectives and Overview | Students will engage in the use of strategies that enhance and develop coaching and mentoring relationships through coaching demonstrations and critiquing. | 14 | June 28-July 1
15: Important Information regarding the Penn State Graduate Course Collaborative Mentoring & Coaching (EDLDR 597) | Cost: $1920 for a 3-credit Penn State course If you choose to take the PSU course you will have to obtain approval from Personnel prior to registering for this course. After completion of the course you will have to submit a request for Tuition Reimbursement to the Personnel Office. | 15 | Registration for this course has to be done through PSU-GV. Please call the PSU Registrar's Office @ 610.648.3275 for assistance. You can also refer to the flyer on the Summer Graduate Course webpage.