2018 Blended Learning Courses

Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center

What is "Blended Learning" all about?

Are you a busy teacher, educational aide, or administrator in need of contact hours or graduate credit to update your license? Do you hate to be out of the classroom for professional development? Do you have limited professional development days due to funding or shortage of substitutes? Then our 2018 Blended Learning Courses just might be the opportunity you have been hoping for. January blended course offerings and descriptions are detailed below. REGISTER ONLINE NOW before seats are full. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Charles, Muskingum Valley Distance Learning Coordinator for more information!

Creating a Number and Literature Rich Environment for Children: It’s as simple as ABCs & 123s

Instructors: Leslie Charles and Ruth Ware

Intended for Early Childhood Educators (PS-2nd Grade)

This hybrid course consists of a 15-week online workshop, a two-hour mandatory blended learning orientation, and four qty (1 hour) video conference/ZOOM VC check-in sessions (from home or school after your regular school day).


Course Focus

Early literacy and number sense are two of the most significant parts of early childhood education. Children's books are being used more frequently to teach mathematics. With literature, children are able to experience the wonder of mathematics in the same way they appreciate the wonders of a great story. By integrating Math and Language arts into your daily instruction you will optimize learning in your classroom. Children’s literature is an effective tool for mathematics instruction because it:


  • Incorporates stories into the teaching and learning of mathematics
  • Introduces math concepts and contexts in a motivating manner
  • Acts as a source for generating problems and building problem solving skills
  • Helps build a conceptual understanding of math skills through illustrations



2 Semesters Graduate Credit Available

Participants interested in the graduate course option must attend all portions of the class and complete all projects. Those only interested in the Ohio Approved (SUTQ) credit are not required to complete the final two-page reflection paper and can attend individual topics of interest. Ohio Approved hours will be based on content covered.


Online Course Dates


  • January 8th-April 20th


Costs


  • $150 member/$200 non-member
  • If you would like graduate credit, ABCs & 123s is approved for 2 semesters through Muskingum University - for an additional $355

School Signs 4 Learning Minds

Instructors: Leslie Charles and Kay Nichols

Intended for Early Childhood Educators (PS-2nd grade)


School Signs 4 Learning Minds is a great course for those who work in the field of education. Learning the basics to communicate with deaf students or their parents, and having a basic understanding of hearing loss, deaf Sign Language is a great skill to learn and teach students. Both hearing students and those with special needs will benefit. This skill adds tactile and visual teaching methods and concepts. This is especially helpful in language acquisition of young students.

Course Goals

Participants will learn the manual alphabet, numbers, and common phrases and vocabulary to communicate with deaf students and teach hearing students in the school setting. This is a hands-on course designed to give exposure to a different culture and language and a method to teach children using visual/tactile methodology. The course will enhance teaching of vocabulary and language acquisition.


This hybrid course consists of a 15 topics that can be combined together for a graduate course, or taken independently to meet individual needs. The graduate course must consist of all of the following: Two hour mandatory blended learning orientation, 15 weeks of instruction, and four qty (1 hour) video conference/google hangout/web-based check-in sessions.


2 Semesters Graduate Credit Available

Participants interested in the graduate course option must attend all portions of the class and complete all projects. Those only interested in the Ohio Approved (SUTQ) credit are not required to complete the final two-page reflection paper and can attend individual topics of interest. Ohio Approved hours will be based on content covered.


Online Course Dates


  • January 8th-April 20th


Costs


  • $150 member/$200 non-member
  • If you would like graduate credit, School Signs 4 Learning Minds is approved for 2 semesters through Muskingum University - for an additional $355
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