JANUARY THROUGH MAY, 2015 CLASSESCORRESPONDENCE COURSESJUNE, JULY, 2015 CLASSESDESCRIPTION OF CLASSES

 

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING ON-SITE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE NOW:

 

St. Cloud, MN. AmericInn. Take exit #171 (off I-94) (behind Shell station and McDonalds)

TEACHING COGNITIVE SKILLS - 2 semester credits

on April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 2015.  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 

 

TEACHING COGNITIVE SKILLS  Course Description:  This course asks questions on how the mind works by explaining how teachers and their students think and learn - revealing how they build knowledge and create lasting learning experiences.  The research is a tool to help students in the classroom by understanding the basis of learning, using the tools and habits of thinking, remembering and learning.  Text: Willingham, D. (2009).  Why don't students like school.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

 


Monticello, MN. Boom Island Room, Monticello Community Center,  505 Walnut Street

RETHINKING EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY - 2 semester credits

on  April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2015.  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 

 

RETHINKING EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY  Course Description:  The course will ask the questions regarding the current movement in education and the use of technology in the classroom and offers a vision to include online social networks, distance learning, digital home schooling models, video games and more.  The course will provide information to rethink education in the light of technology, and discuss how teachers can help students capture the magnitude of involvement in the learning process.
Text:  Collins.A. & Halverson., R.  Rethinking education in the age of technology. NY: Teachers College Press

  

REGISTRATION WILL BE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION OF ON-SITE CLASSES.  $290.00  ($200.00 FOR NON-CREDIT)  I AM SORRY AS I AM NOT SET UP FOR TAKING CREDIT CARDS. 


Dewey J. Walsh, Ed.D.  Instructor

218-281-6751

dewey@teachersfocus.com

www.teachersfocus.com 

1811 Radisson Rd.

Crookston, MN. 56716

 

 

THE FOLLOWING INDEPENDENT STUDY CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE NOW.  PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR FOR REGISTRATION.

$280.00  for Independent Study Classes ($200.00 FOR NON-CREDIT)

 

RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI): READING AND WRITING IN THE CLASSROOM - 2 semester credits 

Course Description:  The purpose of this course is to understand the structure and implementation of RTI, Response to Intervention.  RTI, Response to Intervention,  focuses on effective practices for helping all readers achieve, especially struggling readers, using simple and autentic instruction, assessments and support.  This effort focuses on the information needed to create a safety net that can help struggling readers before the learning gap widents.  Text:  Howard, M. (2009).  RTI from all sides, what every teacher needs to know.  NH: Heinemann

 

FIRE-UP: IDEAS AND STRATEGIES TO MOTIVATE TEACHING AND LEARNING  - 2 semester credits  

Course Description:  This course provides a variety of teaching methods for teachers to assist their students achieve accomplishments by introducing them to the wonder of learning, the power of imagination and the courage to go-it-alone in the learning journey.  This is a class that will encourage ideas that are needed to nurture our

students and to challenge them to life long learning. Text: Esquith, R. (2007). Teach like your hair's on fire.  NY: Penguin Books

 

MISUNDERSTOOD CHILD - 2 semester credits

Course Description:  Teachers play a vitally important role in helping children with learning disabilities achieve their full potential.. Resources about learning disabilities, and the problems that may be related, including acting out, alcohol abuse and isolation, will be discussed .  This course is an overview of the child's world of learning differences and disabilities covering assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis.  Sensory integration problems, autism, dyslexia, Asperger's Syndrome, ADD, ADHA, LD, and giftedness will be discussed.  Text:  Silver, Larry B. (2006).  Misunderstood Child (4th ed.)  NY; Three River Press

 

THE OUT OF SYNC CHILD - 2 semester credits 

Course Description:  If the child has been labeled with words like difficult, oversensitive or inattentive, there may be a new explanation and understanding.  This course addresses the child's underlying difficulties and helps to recognize and cope with sensory integration dysfunction and finds ways to approach and understand children who need help.  Sensory Processing Disorder is the overlooked problem for students with learning problems.  This information will help to make the classroom more conducive to learning for the sensitive child.  Text: Kranowitz, C. (revised 2005). The out-of-sync child.  NY: Perigree Book

 

UNDERSTANDING DYSLEXIA - 2 semester credits

Course Description:  This course focuses on children and students who have Dyslexia and the Dyslexia Empowerment Plan, a valuable resource for parents and educators who are interested in empowering dyslexic children and students.  The course offers information on the harsh realities of living with Dyslexia and provides insight on how to seek accommodations that are available for children and adults.    Text: Foss, Ben. (2014).  The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan.  New York, NY: Ballantine Books

 

TEACHING STUDENTS COGNITIVE SKILLS - 2 semester credits

Course Description:  This course discusses research on teaching by explaining how teachers and their students think and learn - revealing how they build knowledge and create lasting learning experiences.  The research is a tool to help students in the classroom by understanding how students think and learn, using the tools and habits of thinking remembering and learning.  Text:  willingham, D. (2009). Why don't students like school.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass