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List of Workshops and Courses

 

 

Taking a Workshop or Course

Graduate Credit Requirements

Math (ED 591FV) / Science (ED 591EV)

View all programs in sequence at your local group site or online, and participate in your site's group activities, discussion sessions, or online activities. If you are taking a workshop or course online, you can interact with others through the Annenberg Media Website and email discussion list located on your workshop or course's specific Web site.

Credit for this workshop (2 credits) or course (3 credits) is at the graduate level. Therefore, coursework should reflect a professional level of expertise and thoughtful reflection for satisfactory completion. To receive a satisfactory grade for this workshop or course, you must submit the following materials (explained in more detail below):

1. A folder/journal documenting your participation in the workshop or course;

2. A reflective paper (2-3 pages for 2 credits, 3-5 pages for 3 credits) explaining how workshop or course concepts and/or strategies have influenced your classroom goals or practice; and

3. A classroom project that demonstrates one concrete way you have implemented workshop or course concepts/strategies in your actual classroom.

Folder/Journal: Document the class time spent during the workshop or course by maintaining a folder in which you record your reactions and responses to the ideas and activities presented at your local group site. You should include copies of activity sheets, summaries of group discussions, e-mail messages sent by you as a part of the listserv discussion group, and your answers to questions presented in the series or on the Website. For the 3-credit courses you should include all completed activities, problem sets, and questions for each session, as well as your completed homework problems. If you are unable to access the Internet, please submit a journal in which you write a page of your thoughts after each session.
Please Note:
Group Participants: If you are taking the workshop or course as part of a group, please list in your folder/journal the Facilitator name and any sponsoring organization.
Individual Participants: If you are taking a 2-credit workshop individually, your folder/journal needs to demonstrate approximately 25-30 hours of participation in the workshop outside of the expected homework time. If you are taking a 3-credit course individually, your folder/journal needs to demonstrate approximately 40-45 hours of participation in the course outside of the expected homework time. You can document informal conversations with colleagues, include your reaction to suggested readings, create an annotated bibliography of course resources, or anything that will demonstrate your self-initiated and full participation. NOTEIf you are taking a math workshop/course independently and online you will need to download the course materials, print your responses and send hard copy to the address below. Include both the problems presented during the sessions as well as your responses to the homework problems. Please show your work whenever possible.

Reflective Paper: Write a two to three page reflection paper (for 2-credit workshops) or a three to five page paper (for 3-credit courses) that explains your goals for improving instruction in your school or classroom as a result of participating in the workshop or course, including how your classroom practice may be enhanced. Please use standard formatting, i.e. typed, single-spaced, 12 pt. font, etc. Feel free to write this paper in a form that you find most practical or useful for your work (such as a letter to parents, or a column for a newsletter). NOTE: For Essential Science for Teachers participants, your annotated bibliography fulfills this requirement.

Classroom Project: For your project, choose some techniques that you have seen during the workshop or course and would like to try. Draft an original lesson or unit, or make changes to a current lesson plan that uses these techniques. Put this plan into action in your classroom. (If you are not a classroom teacher, modify the project to fit your situation. For example, if you are a parent, you could work with your own children or with a small group of students in an informal learning setting.) Submit your plan with a description of implementation, evidence of implementation (student work, a performance assessment rubric, anchor papers, etc.), and a written reflection evaluating your results, summarizing your impressions, and suggesting changes for future implementation. NOTE: For Essential Science for Teachers participants, your action research fulfills this requirement.

Grading will be on a pass/fail basis only.

The following is the grading criteria for the assignments:

Folder/Journal (documents participation, assigned activities, problems, etc.) 30%
Reflective Paper (2-3 pages for 2 credits, 3-5 pages for 3 credits) 30%
Classroom Project 40%
Total
100%
80% = passing

The folder/journal, reflective paper, and the classroom project must be postmarked by the coursework deadline for the semester in which you are enrolled. If you are unable to view a broadcast by this deadline due to transmission, weather, or scheduling problems, do not delay mailing your coursework. Simply include a note explaining the situation and your credit will not be affected. If you must miss more than one broadcast, please contact your instructor to request a grade of incomplete.

Be sure to mark each item within your folder clearly with your name and address. Your coursework will not be returned, so please keep a copy for your records.

For 2-credit math and science workshops and courses, mail your completed coursework folder to:

Attn: [Workshop Name]
Ms. Barry Carroll
CSMATE, Colorado State University
B301 Natural and Environmental Sciences Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1802

For 3-credit math and science courses, mail your completed coursework folder to:
Attn: [Course Name] Coursework
Ms. Barry Carroll
CSMATE, Colorado State University
B301 Natural and Environmental Sciences Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1802

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Barry Carroll by phone at 970-491-1124, by fax at 970-491-2005, or by email at barry.carroll@colostate.edu. You may also write to Barry Carroll at the address above.

 

 

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