Fall 2013 IDEAL Online Course Offerings Descriptions

All courses listed below are completed online.  There is no face to face meeting time.  To watch a webinar with additional information about the courses below, click here.

Full Structured English Immersion Completion Course – 45 hrs (Multiple sections)  $85  8 weeks
October 9, 2013 - December 3, 2013

This course has been developed by the Arizona Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition Services to help classroom teachers, administrators, and other certified personnel implement the components outlined in the SEI Curricular Framework. The eight-week facilitated course will follow a structured weekly format and will be delivered entirely online. Participants will cover English Language Development, the Discrete Skills Inventory, related classroom strategies and skills as well as legal and historical background information on the SEI Program Model. Teachers will master these concepts by exploring research articles, participating in discussion forums, viewing streaming videos, and creating a final project demonstrating their understanding at a mastery level.

 

Intel Teach Elements: Project Based Approaches  (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards) – 30 hrs  $65   6 weeks
October 9, 2013 - November 19, 2013

This is recommended as the first course to take in the Intel Elements series to get a good foundation of using projects in your classroom.  The rest of the Intel Elements courses build upon this one.  Using specific classroom scenarios, K-12 teachers explore characteristics and benefits of Project-Based Learning (PBL). Throughout the course, teachers consider their own teaching practice as they follow a teacher new to project-based learning who discusses strategies with a mentor teacher. Planning and project design modules guide teachers through organizing the curriculum, the classroom, and students for successful 21st century projects. The course offers opportunities to apply the PBL concepts with action planning exercises.  This course has been enhanced with Arizona's Common Core Standards Connections.

 

Intel Teach Elements: Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom  (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards) – 30 hrs  $65  6 weeks
October 9, 2013 - November 19, 2013

Transition your teaching to blended learning experiences where some portion of learning occurs online and outside of a traditional classroom setting. Prepare your students for self-directed and independent learning. You will discover:

  • A continuum of blended learning to understand the range and flexibility of models
  • A blended learning framework
  • Tools and Resources for Blended Learning
  • Assessment and Blended Learning
  • Blended Learning Implementation

This course has been enhanced with Arizona's Common Core Standards Connections.

 

Intel Teach Elements: Collaboration in the Digital Classroom (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards) – 30 hrs $65  6 weeks
October 9, 2013 - November 19, 2013

Wondering how to teach Arizona's Common Core ELA Anchor Standards related to collaboration? This course helps K-12 teachers develop students’ 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare for the global world. Learn to plan and manage student collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools that are increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces. A Collaboration Framework will help you strategically integrate collaboration into your instruction and ensure it is purposeful, meaningful, and effective. This course has been enhanced with Arizona's Common Core Standards Connections.

 

Intel Teach Elements: Thinking Critically with Data (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards) – 30 hrs $65  6 weeks
October 9, 2013 - November 19, 2013    

Explore practical skills to draw on when teaching students to think critically about the information around them. Prepare your students to think critically in our information-rich world. Participants learn to help students develop specific skills necessary for analyzing, interpreting, and displaying different kinds of data.  The course emphasizes the following Common Core Standards Mathematical Practices:

1.  Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

2.  Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3.  Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

This course has been enhanced with Arizona's Common Core Standards Connections.

 

Intel Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards) – 30 hrs  $65   6 weeks
October 9, 2013 - November 19, 2013

Transition your teaching to blended learning experiences where some portion of learning occurs online and outside of a traditional classroom setting. Prepare your students for self-directed and independent learning. You will discover:

  • A continuum of blended learning to understand the range and flexibility of models
  • A blended Learning Framework
  • Tools and Resources for Blended Learning
  • Assessment and Blended Learning
  • Blended Learning Implementation
     

AZTeach 21 (Understanding the 2009 Ed Tech Standards with connections to Arizona’s Common Core Standards) – 30 hrs $65  6 weeks
October 9, 2013 - November 19, 2013

The AZ Teach 21 course is designed to guide participants through a variety of engaging, collaborative learning activities to help teachers effectively teach the 2009 Educational Technology Standards. Participants will create of a unit of study lesson based on the grade level they teach. The course is fully aligned with Arizona's Common Core Standards.

 

Arizona's Common Core Standards - Mathematical Practices – 30 hrs  $65  6 weeks
October 9, 2013 - November 19, 2013

This course will provide opportunities for participants to become familiar with the eight mathematical practices and explore the instructional shifts important to successfully implementing the Arizona Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. Participants will be guided to reflect on their practice and examine the extent to which students are cognitively engaged. Participants will develop a toolkit of relevant instructional activities, with examples of best teaching practices and resources that can be applied immediately in a classroom.

 

Intel Teach: Educational Leadership in the 21st Century – 15 hrs   $50  3 weeks
October 9, 2013 - October 29, 2013

This 3-week course helps answer the question: How can education leaders support teacher effectiveness to improve student achievement?  Educational Leadership in the 21st Century is intended for school and district leaders at all levels, including superintendents, administrators, department heads, technology leaders, and teachers moving into a leadership position. This course is ideally suited for principals, assistant principals, superintendents, and other district and school leadership staff. This course has been enhanced with Arizona's Common Core Standards Connections.

 

Arizona's Common Core Standards Phase I - ELA 15 hrs  $50 3 weeks
October 9, 2013 - October 29, 2013

This three week course will help educators learn about Arizona’s Common Core Standards in English/Language Arts. You will identify what is covered and not covered in the standards and understand how to read the document. Through readings, videos, and activities, you will create a personal definition of Cognitive Rigor and use the Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix to better understand Depth of Knowledge. You will also deconstruct the standards to gain a deeper knowledge of the embedded skills and rigor layers within and across grade level bands.

 

Arizona’s Common Core Standards Phase 1 – Math 15 hrs  $50  3 week

Coming soon

 

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