Creating E-Folios for Classroom Assessment ON-LINE
Instructor: John Halloran 3 credits (45hrs)
June 26, 2006 - July 23, 2006 On-line

The students in today’s classroom present a wide array of learning styles and intelligences. Creating lessons to meet these unique challenges is only part of an educator’s task. Developing alternative assessments to gauge learning in the differentiated classroom is equally important. This course looks at the theory behind alternative assessment, differentiated instruction in the classroom and how e-folios (electronic portfolios) offer a solution to both. The course will show how everyday software and the Internet can be used by both student and teacher to create an e-folio that offers several advantages over traditional portfolios.


Rubrics: A Fair and Clear Assessment/Grading Tool ON-LINE
Instructor: Jodi Failla 3 credits (45hrs)
July 1, 2006 - July 31, 2006 On-line

Rubrics are a wonderful way for teachers to make their expectations clear to both students and parents. New York State assessments often call for teachers to use rubrics for rating/grading purposes. Many districts are starting to move toward the use of rubric rating systems for their report cards, as well. This course will provide teachers with the knowledge to create their own rubrics for various assignments in their classrooms. Enrollees will also be given the task to grade several projects, DBQ’s, and ELA responses using a rubric. Enrollees will leave this course with the ability to create clear and concise rubrics to use in their classrooms.


EDPE 576 Brainiacs: A Brain-based Approach to Reach and Teach Your Students GRAD  ON-LINE
Instructor: Melinda A. Moran 3 credits (45hrs)
July 1, 2006 - July 31, 2006 On-line
Endicott grad course, this may also be taken for in-service credits

People often say that everyone can learn. Yet the reality is that everyone does learn. Every person is born with a brain that functions as an immensely powerful processor. The challenge is to adapt school programs and teaching methods that will allow the brain to thrive at an optimal level. This course is designed to explore brain-based learning and how educators can reach all students through an understanding of the brain and how learning occurs. Educators in all academic areas will benefit from this course.


Computerese: A Guide For Educating The 21st Century Student ON-LINE
Instructor: Melinda A. Moran 3 credits (45hrs)
August 1, 2006 - August 25, 2006 On-line

What is a blog? How about a Wiki? Who are Digital Natives? Students today are proficient in a new language, and it is all on the computer. This course will serve as a guide for educators, allowing you to speak to your students in their language. Teachers will be able to integrate this into practical classroom applications as well as explore some web sites to help prepare you for the 21st century student.


Virtual Renaissance ON-LINE
Instructor: Janice McLachlan 3 credits (45hrs)
August 1, 2006 - August 25, 2006 On-line

This on-line course will take teachers back in time on a virtual journey to study the classical art period know as the Renaissance. Teachers will experience a Rebirth of on-line educational resources, motivating learning experiences, environments and creative activities that make cross-curricular connections with the Arts, ELA, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, and Foreign Language. Teachers will become Renaissance learners for the ultimate virtual quest of knowledge. Lab fee $15.00