USING YOUR CLASSROOM PROMETHEAN BOARD NO. TEA413
This workshop offers classroom teachers and teacher candidates ways to integrate the Promethean Board into daily lessons. Sessions will focus on building flipcharts, integrating them and other multi-media into daily lessons, and using personal input devices to keep students actively engaged in their learning. Learn features of ActivInspire and other resources that work with Promethean Boards. Participants need to bring a laptop (not tablet) and/or flash drive. A limited number of desktop computers will be available for use.
Instructor: Teresa Branson, instructor, USI Department of Teacher Education
Dates & Time: Tuesday–Thursday, June 4–6; 8:30 a.m.–Noon
Location: USI, Education Center, Room 3104
Registration Fee: $85
CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PEDAGOGIC
STRATEGIES FOR K-12 TEACHERS NO. TEA415
The United States currently has a foreign-born population estimated at 50 million, which is one of the more sizable of the industrialized nations. This figure epitomizes the prevalence of mosaic cultures and languages found across the nation’s classrooms. In order to exploit the full academic potential of the culturally diverse student population in their classrooms, it is vital that K-12 teachers become more familiar with culturally responsive pedagogic strategies. This
course also will underscore the importance of designing instruction that meets the needs of other forms of human diversity in the classroom.
Instructor: Dr. Michael Ndemanu, assistant professor, USI Department of Teacher Education
Dates & Time: Tuesday–Thursday, June 11–13, 1–4 p.m.
Location: USI, Education Center, Room 3148
Registration Fee: $87
HAPPY ENDINGS NO. TEA414
Explore creative ways to engage students in mathematical concepts including using children’s literature, songs and laughter yoga. Instructors will share examples and a bibliography of age-appropriate books. Bring one example of a book or song that you’ve used in your classroom.
Instructors: Dr. Bonnie Beach, associate dean for Teacher Education, USI and Ms. Rebecca Maggard, mathematics instructor, Sinclair Community College, and certified Laughter Yoga instructor
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 25, 9 a.m.–Noon (teachers of grades
Location: USI, Education Center, Room 3148
Registration Fee: $40
THE WELL-CONNECTED TEACHER NO. TEA416
Don’t be afraid of the hundreds of new ways to be connected. Jump in and embrace the digital revolution. Join seasoned teacher Delyn Beard and technology expert Dana Nelson to explore how being connected can make you a better teacher, provide more opportunities, and change your world. Participants may bring their own smart phones, tablets, or laptops.
Instructors: Delyn Beard, EVSC and Dana M. Nelson, OutCloud, social strategist
Session One: Introduction to Class, Feedback and Expectations; Twitter 101: An Introduction for the Educator
Session Two: Techie Tools; 5 Top Tech Tools for Educators; A Quick Intro to Blogging
Session Three: How Being a Connected Educator Impacts Your Students and Your School; Wrap Up—Applying What You Learned
Dates & Time: 3 Thursdays, July 18–August 1,
10 a.m. - Noon (time change)
Location: Innovation Pointe, 2nd Floor Classroom, 218 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $59
COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM
The University of Southern Indiana’s College Achievement Program (CAP) offers concurrent credit to outstanding junior and senior students in more than two dozen area high schools. Through CAP, students meet high school graduation requirements and earn college credits, all while in their high school classroom during the regular school day. CAP courses are taught by high school instructors who meet the same criteria as USI adjunct faculty, and more than 40 courses in English, history, biology, chemistry, economics, foreign language, health professions,
journalism, and math are available. Many of the CAP courses transfer easily utilizing the Indiana Core Transfer Library (CTL). More than half of CAP courses are on the dual credit priority list, cost $25/credit hour, and fulfill the new state standards for the Academic Honors Diploma. The College Achievement Program is one of only five concurrent enrollment programs in Indiana accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and one of 80+ accredited programs in the nation. Visit the CAP website to learn more about the college courses offered in your area high school, www.usi.edu/cap,or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.