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EDU 617 Reading and Writing Basic Instruction (Secondary Schools)

Course Description:The demands within the American education system have lead to changes in teacher preparation. One of the significant modifications in teacher preparation is the importance of the writing component. The new certification exams, which go into effect in spring 2014, place increased emphasis on candidates’ ability to communicate effectively through writing. In addition, as a future educator in the 21st century, all of the work teachers do is electronically available not only to students but to parents, administrators, and the local community as well. The need to prepare K-12 students to meet demanding expectations and to address Common Core Learning Standards that emphasize rigorous literacy demands necessitate that K-12 teachers are prepared to write well. For these reasons, the goal of the SOE Writing Coaching Initiative is to provide support for candidates in their writing assignments throughout the fall semester in order to improve the candidates’ abilities in writing.

0 - 3 credits

EDU 696A Topic:Using Interactive White Boards for Teaching and Learning

Course Description:This course will deal with the pedagogy of using interactive whiteboards and provide an introduction to the use of interactive white boards with mobile and web-based technologies as they emerge. Students will explore the use of interactive white boards and related apps as tools to create more interactive presentations, to engage and differentiate for K-12 students, and to support the development of independent and engaged learners. Activities will allow comparison between new and more traditional tools for instruction. Students will also develop ways to relate these new learning tools to research on teaching and learning. A key feature of this course will be to provide online and clinical lab practice utilizing the new technologies in relation to interactive white boards so students gain fluency working with these technologies.

0 - 1 credits

EDU 696E Oyster Project (BOP)

Course Description: The program is designed as a workshop space for exchange of knowledge and collaboration between teachers, professional scientists, and environmental STEM experts. Monthly in-person meetings are colloquium-style led by science/industry experts and BOP CCE faculty from Pace, Columbia, and New York Harbor Foundation. Each class is focused around a specific topic, theme, or content area of marine STEM and Harbor Literacy. Teachers participate directly in the process of creating the BOP curriculum by submitting new lessons and resources each month that have been tested and developed in their classrooms and the field.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring

1 credits

EDU 696F Critical Approaches to Educational Technology

Course Description:
Course Rotation:Spring

3 credits