This course is designed for educators who seek to enhance their lessons and teaching strategies with innovative ideas inspired by professional development training. In Developing New Ideas in Education, you will transform new ideas gained from your professional development experiences into specific activities that support and promote student learning. You can choose from any ideas or strategies you learned in professional development sessions you have attended–whatever resonates the most with you. The method you choose to best convey the information will drive the project format. Once you have completed/applied the project, you will complete a reflection paper detailing why you chose this particular idea and how it fits into your professional development needs or those of your learners to submit, along with your time log and proof of your completed assignment, for evaluation and credit.
Upon successful completion of your Echoes & Reflections online course/workshop, invest time reflecting on your learnings, research and relevant readings. As a student, your practicum requirements will consist of completing a reflection paper to demonstrate the implementation of strategies learned. An additional expectation is to complete a time log that documents the time spent for completing your coursework requirements. The specific requirements concerning your reflection paper and time log are based on how many credits you take per course.
Specifically designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to submit coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request. 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.
*Additional course guidelines, formatting requirements, and information will be provided upon course enrollment.
An Official Transcript with your final course grade(s) is available from Pacific upon successful completion of coursework. The course ending date listed that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date on which your completed coursework was reviewed and graded.
About University of the Pacific
University of the Pacific, established in 1851, is California’s oldest private chartered university, and it 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.
Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to:
- Engage in meaningful Echoes and Reflections professional development experiences to supplement your role as an educator.
- Integrate strategies and insights gained through Echoes and Reflections professional development activities to develop new ideas that you will use in your work or classroom.
- Consider how implementation of the new ideas impacts student learning and future growth.
- Reflect on your Echoes and Reflections experiences, specific to your future growth.