David Greenberg

Oregon Coast Children's Book Writer
Workshops & Courses

1-3 graduate-level credits

How it Works:

Step 1

Complete a David Greenberg Course.

Step 2

Submit coursework requirements based on what you learn.

Step 3

Earn Graduate-Level Semester Credit from Univeristy of the Pacific—Benerd College.

Earn up to 3 hours of graduate-level semester credits / units (per course) with David Greenberg and University of the Pacific, Benerd College. Together, for over thirty years, David Greenberg and University of the Pacific have worked passionately to help educators meet their professional development needs across the nation. And at only $62 per semester credit, our professional development opportunities are affordable, convenient and practical. Completely designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to submit coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request. Graduate-level credit is available for all current (ongoing) or previous Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writer Workshop participants.

Upon successful completion of a David Greenberg course, you will invest time reflecting on your course materials to culminate in an innovative project of your choice (e.g., lesson(s), curriculum, learning activities, books, or a professional development plan, etc.) that applies the strategies learned. As a student, your practicum requirements will consist of completing a reflection paper to demonstrate the implementation of strategies learned into a classroom or program setting. 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.

Graduate-level semester credit is awarded upon successful completion of coursework requirements. Primarily designed for salary advancement and licensure renewal requirements, all David Greenberg professional development courses are letter graded and will appear on an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College. The true course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date in which your completed coursework was reviewed and graded. 

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Available Courses

UOP course titles will not match directly with David Greenberg courses. The choice is yours – you choose which course and how many graduate-level semester credits you would like to earn. Each course below may be attempted for 1- 3 graduate-level credits and enrollment is open year round at any time.

University-Approved Course

Course Number


Tuition Fee

Enrollment Date

Developing New Ideas In Education

PEDU 9008

1 - 3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Creating New Projects For The Classroom

PEDU 9084

1 - 3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

What’s Next?

Upon registering for your selected course(s), you will have up to 6 months to submit your coursework requirements. Coursework requirements will be emailed you to you upon registering. The true course ending date that will appear on your official transcript will reflect the date in which your coursework is received and graded. Within 4-6 weeks of submitting your coursework requirements, you will be mailed an unofficial transcript with your official course grades (at no charge) to your mailing address.

About the Credits & Pacific

The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester credits, provided directly through the University of the Pacific, Benerd College. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of educators for Salary Advancement and Re-certification.  The credits are acceptable where local districts approve and applicable to state licensing where authorized. We always encourage that you check with your employer for acceptability of these credits. 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. All credit tuition fees are made payable directly to University of the Pacific and are separate from the David Greenberg course fee. 

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).

Frequently Asked Questions

You can register one of two ways:

1. Online: click on “REGISTER NOW and select your desired workshop course title(s). At checkout, you will be required to pay with credit card.

2. By Mail/Fax: Complete the PDF Course Registration Form and send your documentation to our office. You may include a check or money order as a payment option.

Your coursework can be submitted up to 6 months after registering, and extensions are always granted upon request. You may also submit your coursework earlier if needed. The true course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date your coursework was received.

UOP’s continuing education course credits / units are acceptable where local districts approve and are applicable to state licensing or salary advancement where authorized. All students are responsible for determining the acceptability of these credits for their intended use.

The University of the Pacific is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Established in 1851, it is the oldest private chartered university in the state of California.

The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate level semester credits that are not part of a degree program at University of the Pacific, but instead are used for professional growth such as salary advancement and re-certification. 

Yes. You can register at any time once you have completed a Yoga 4 Classrooms workshop. Simply provide your certificate of completion upon registering.

Although we know the value in having a live classroom setting handy, you do not need a classroom to take this course. You will simply develop a plan of action describing how you will implement the strategies that you have learned.

Self-Created Time Log Sample

Document all the time you spend creating and implementing lesson plans, books, curriculum, activities, projects, strategies, or techniques inspired by what you learned. Creating your own log gives you the freedom of documenting all the time and effort you have dedicated to completing your coursework requirements. Your log must be specific and include dates and accomplishments. For each graduate-level credit, you will document 15 hours of academic involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professionally paid hours.

Date Objective & Goals Times Hours
Created new curriculum & lessons for upcoming semester
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Developed new learning activity for my curriculum/lesson plan
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Created powerpoint/video presentation incorporating new strategies
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reviewed workshop materials and wrote draft for reflection paper
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Developed new learning activity for lecuture
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Typed 3 page reflection paper discussing new lesson (first credit)
6:00 am - 7:30 am
Total hours of involvement/participation must meet 15 hours per credit

It may be that you require more or less time completing your own personal activities and/or projects, and that’s why we have left it to you to decide how you manage your time. 


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Overview of Reflection Paper Requirements

1 credit = 3 pg reflection paper

2 credits = 6 pg reflection paper

3 credits = 9 pg reflection paper

Each graduate-level credit requires a 3-page, typed, single-spaced reflection paper. The reflection paper will demonstrate your professional development by describing in detail the projects you will create and implement into your educational setting. Try to incorporate the following key points into the structure of your report.

Activities, projects, strategies, or techniques of implementation:
Describe the lesson plan, activity, project, strategy, or technique that you developed and implemented (or plan to implement) as a result of completing a professional development workshop, conference, webinar, etc. Be sure to include materials and resources utilized. For example, handouts, video/power point presentations, visual aids, props, books, learning strategies, etc. Detail why you chose this idea and how it fits into your professional development needs or those of your learners. Explain the actual process of introducing your project and the methods used for instruction.

Population target: grade level, type of class, groups:
Define the needs and goals of the learners that you designed these ideas for and how they might correlate to their specific needs and/or core objectives. Indicate if these learning methods were designed for special need students, specific groups within a class, developmental ages, etc.

Objectives and goals:
Describe the specific targeted learning objectives and how they related to the goals of your instructional program. Try to correlate the objectives/goals to the specific activity/project you presented. Possibly correlate, when appropriate, the objectives/goals with the Common Core Standards set by for your curriculum.

Evaluation methods utilized:
Describe how you evaluated the success of the projects you developed. What methods or criteria did you use to assess your achievement of specific goals? 

Overall outcomes and reactions:
Include your personal assessments of how the learning objectives and goals were achieved. What were the reactions of your learners? How would you redesign or change the methods utilized with future utilization of the projects?

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