Designed for educators like you who want to authentically engage their students, this course provides the opportunity to earn graduate-level credit for Echoes and Reflections-inspired activities you create to expand your curriculum. As an educator, you are excited to share your learnings with your students, and we at Teacher Friendly are aware that much of the work to accomplish this is done behind the scenes on your own time. You can now earn up to 3 units of credit for the extra hours and effort you invest (or have already invested) away from paid professional hours to create activities that will broaden your curriculum and add depth to your students’ Holocaust studies. To obtain PD credit for the time you devoted (or plan to devote) to ideating and developing Echoes and Reflections activities for your classroom, you simply need to write a reflection paper detailing your Echoes and Reflections journey from inspiration to implementation of the activity/activities. Then submit it, along with a time log verifying your time spent on this project away from professionally paid hours, 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:
- Identify meaningful Echoes and Reflections professional development experiences to support your work as an educator.
- Apply strategies and insights gained to an innovative activity that you will use in your classroom.
- Engage in meaningful Echoes and Reflections professional development experiences to supplement your role as an educator.
- Integrate and apply relevant strategies and insights acquired from your Echoes and Reflections coursework to the creation of a final activity that will be used in your work setting.
- Reflect on the professional development experiences, specific to your future growth.