Summer Courses for Educators
Summer 2013 Courses for Teacher Licensure Renewal
To register for the following classes, please follow instructions on the following document:
EDU 380 Happy, Healthy, Wholesome Kids in the Classroom
Would you like for your students to learn to enjoy healthy habits? This course is designed to help teachers incorporate teaching health objectives into the regular curriculum. You will receive tools and lesson plans on how to guide students to make better food choices, exercise more, and to learn other healthy habits. Studies show that healthier students are more productive and more successful in the classroom. Teachers will leave the course with hands-on activities to use in the classroom, lesson plans, and teaching materials.
June 3-7, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 3 hours
Instructor: Jennie Guinn, M.Ed $450
EDU 480 School Handbooks
Well informed teachers and parents help a school community to be vibrant and collaborative. This course will provide useful information regarding the components needed in legally sound Parent/Student Handbooks, Faculty Handbooks, Volunteer Handbooks, and Athletic Handbooks. Examples of handbook components will be provided with access to information contained in the presenter’s handbooks.
June 10-14, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 3 hours
Instructor: Sarah Wannemuehler, Ed.D. $450
EDU 382 Teaching Composition and Introductory Grammar
Want to boost your writing and grammar skills? Want to help your students do the same? This course will provide a review of basic grammar and punctuation in light of writing as a craft that can be learned and improved. As we work our way through a wonderful college text focusing on clarity, cohesion, concision, and the ultimate goals of elegance and grace; we will also create ways to apply these principles to our own 7–12 classroom writing lessons.
June 10-13 and 17-20, 8:30-1:00. 3 hours
Instructor: Sister Mary Edith, O.P. $450
Text: Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, 10th edition
EDU 482 Enhancing Student STEM Experiences
What can be done to enhance the exploratory nature of science classes in K–6 grades? This course provides a wide variety of science content and hands-on activities that will encourage students to learn more. Coursework will include biology fieldwork, principles of rocketry, karst geology, caves of Middle Tennessee, and water quality. Several outdoor experiences and fieldtrips will be included.
June 17-20 and June 24-27 8:00-12:30 3 hours
Instructor: Julie N. Petcu, M.Ed., M.S. $450
EDU 340 Foundations of Education: The Catholic School (audit only)
What makes Catholic schools so special? How do the philosophy, history, needs, and character of Catholic schools define their mission? This course explores the role of the Catholic school in relationship to the total mission of the Church; the distinctive nature, values, mission, and constituencies of the Catholic school; characteristics of society which impact the Catholic school; expectations of the Catholic school by its constituent groups; and general educational issues and sound educational practice in a Catholic setting. Presentation of the Church’s teaching on Catholic education as supported by Church documents is an essential part of this course.
June 5 and 6, 9:00-3:00 and June 7, 9:00-12:00
Instructor: Sister Mary Anne, O.P. $150
To register for any of these classes, please see the Registration Form.