The School of Education's Teacher Academy, founded in May 2006, is designed to provide an avenue for focused and timely study in areas of special interest. Teacher Academy sessions are regularly available for undergraduate or graduate credit, are sometimes open to the general public, and have sometimes featured sustained and focused instruction in areas of special concern to area school districts.
Upcoming Teacher Academies
Transdisciplinary Teaming to Support Students with Challenging Behaviors
Mary Louise Hemmeter, Ph.D. and Pamela McCaskill, Ph.D.
Topics To Be Covered Include:
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Behavioral Feeding Disorders
- Medical Management of ADHD
- Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
- Choice Theory
- Academic Interventions for Addressing Challenging Behaviors
- Strengthening Parent-Professional Partnerships
Preparing for the Next Generation of Science Standards K - 12
Dr. Greg Johnson, Science Consultant Wayne RESA
- Demonstrate an understanding of the vision that the National Research Council has described in the free publication, Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas
- Demonstrate an understanding of the performance expectations described in the Next Generation Science Standards released by Achieve, Inc.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the NGSS, Dimension 1, Science and Engineering Practices
- Design 5 E Lesson Plans to achieve the NGSS targets in Dimension 1
Leadership and Professional Development in Educational Technology
Dr. Stein Brunvand
Participants will develop proficiency in best practices for the design of professional development; design, deliver and evaluate technology-based professional development for a relevant audience; effectively assess the training needs of an organization; and conduct a thorough analysis of implemented professional development and assess overall impact and success of the PD.
Using Graveyards in the Classroom
Dr. Ronald Stockton
Participants will learn to explore creative and exciting ways to teach with graveyards. This interdisciplinary course addresses culture, art, history, family traditions, literature, religion, and reflection. Graveyards may be used as primary sources of information to engage your students
Teaching with the Primary Sources in the Library of Congress
Mr. Anthony Salciccioli, M.A. & Mr. Ray Walker, M.A.
Participants will be introduced to the Library of Congress and have adequate materials and methodologies provided for them to incorporate LOC resources into their classrooms. Participants will learn to navigate the site loc.gov and identify its tools, including the American Memory section, the teacher’s page, the Thomas section, and the “highlighted features” portion Participants will learn to enable students to understand what primary documents are and why they are important