PEDU 9002: Developing Hands-On Activities to Enhance Learning Strategies

Your course. Your timeline. Your way. Earn up to 3 graduate level credits upon completion of this course. You choose how many credits you want to earn when you register.

· June 8, 2020
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This course, designed for the teacher who wants to provide extra support for difficult concepts or to students who need more than traditional learning strategies afford, offers the opportunity to develop hands-on activities that enhance learning strategies for increased student understanding. Review the way your individual students learn and what strategies work best for them to grasp information and concepts, and then brainstorm activities that can capitalize on the methods that work and make them more effective. Create educational games, hands-on visuals, and manipulatives; develop learning centers and tactile mnemonic devices—whatever works to enhance the learning strategies you already have in place. Develop five activities per attempted credit hour, then apply them to the learning strategies your students use in your classroom. For credit, submit proof of implementation, along with your time log, for evaluation.

Create five different learning activities or projects (per credit) to implement directly into your curriculum. The curriculum ideas, strategies, or techniques you develop can be tailored to your goals and educational setting.

 

1 Credit = 5 activities/projects 

2 Credits = 10 activities/projects

3 Credits = 15 activities/projects

 

Suggested activities and projects to help you earn credit:

Educational games, learning activities, PowerPoint presentations, video presentations, worksheets, educational websites, classroom visuals, classroom assignments and projects, bulletin boards, learning centers, anchor charts, assessments, teacher-created books, physical education activities, reflection reports, technology-related activities, storytelling activities, units of study, STEM-related projects, mindfulness-based projects, etc.

 

Designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to complete your coursework, and extensions are always granted upon request. All curriculum projects you choose to develop will ultimately demonstrate the application of time you invest in professional development experiences, such as research, videos and readings, as you endeavor to accomplish your goals. An additional expectation is to complete a time log that documents the time spent for this course. 

 

Overview of Requirements

 

1. Develop and incorporate new activities, projects, strategies or techniques (of your choice) into existing or new curriculum: For each graduate-level credit, you will choose and develop 5 different learning and teacher-made activities and/or projects to create and implement. You may always modify, change, adapt or incorporate new ideas throughout the entire course duration.

 

2. Develop a self-created time log: Create a log to document the effort and time that you dedicate to the process of completing your coursework requirements. You can also document hours for projects created previously by backtracking the date in your log. Your log must be specific and include dates, times, accomplishments and proof. For each graduate-level credit, you will document 15 hours of academic involvement. 

 

Whether you spend time brainstorming, researching, reading, typing, writing, watching educational videos and films for ideas, or constructing visuals, putting together new curriculum & rubrics, you are able to document all the professional time you have invested amplifying and enriching your professional needs.

 

3. Demonstrate mastery of curriculum enhancement: When all your curriculum goals are finally met, you will submit your final work for evaluation.

 

*Additional course guidelines, formatting requirements, and information will be provided upon course enrollment.

 

Opportunities are available across all teaching grade levels, disciplines, and subjects or topics. The overall course objective is aimed at implementing the best practices of education while meeting educational standards set by your school district or state. 

Completed courses are letter graded and will appear on an official transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College. An Official Transcript with your final course grade(s) is available from Pacific upon successful completion of coursework. The course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date on which your completed coursework was reviewed and graded.

Choose 1-3 credits
Pay only $79 per credit
100% Online & Self-Paced
Up to 1 year to complete your course
Earn an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College

About University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, established in 1851, is California’s oldest private chartered university and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester units of credit, provided directly through University of the Pacific, Benerd College. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of educators for Salary Advancement and Recertification.  The credits/units are acceptable where local districts approve and applicable to state licensing where authorized. We always encourage you to check with your employer for acceptability of these credits/units. Course participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these credits for their intended use. Each graduate-level semester credit is equivalent to 15 hours of academic involvement.

Course Objectives

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify student needs to determine areas where hands-on activities are needed to enhance the learning process.
  • Identify areas of the  curriculum in which hands-on activities will provide needed scaffolding and support for the learning process.
  • Review your students’ learning styles,  and then evaluate types of hands-on activities to determine the strategies that will be most effective in meeting your students’ needs.
  • Engage students in meaningful hand-on activities that support and enhance their learning experiences.
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of the activities relative to  your students’ learnings.
  • Evaluate the impact the development and implementation of the activities have on your professional growth.
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Course Includes

  • 2 Sections

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